I was aiming for a grid type stitch fabric with SLIP stitch on the Knitting Machine. This type of fabric can be produced most readily using a Knitting machine that has an automatic patterning system, no matter if Punch card, Electronic or Electronic connected to patterning software. The Manual knitting machines and the Plastic Hobby machines too, but require hand pulling of the needles, every row.
Here are a few samples to view and consider possibilities.
The place matt was using Caron Cake yarn, an acrylic yarn. I think it is “whimpy” and could an “iron-on” backing. The other was using a thinner Cotton yarn.
Most any card can be used for Slip Stitch; the bottom patterns would be more useful for a Grid.
The fabric produced can be used for placemats, cushion covers, chair covers, wall hangings. It also produces a fabric suitable for skirts and jackets.
Enjoy the discovery of various yarns and stitches on the Knitting Machine.