The sponge bar arrived today, I was quite excited so to speak I have had this 360 for four days without knitting on it lol or maybe it was just me being to impatient.
I fitted the new sponge bar straight away and got knitting on it, I tried some tuck stitch and stocking stitch I was going to try slip stitch and fair isle but then I thought let's see if I can get the LC2 lace carriage to work and what do you know it worked straight away I was so pleased, Susan was absolutely correct, she told me that the sponge bar has to be like brand new for the lace carriage to work properly and since I had just fitted a brand new one there was no reason why it shouldn't!
I started off with the normal lace (the knit and transfer lace) and that worked great no miss-patterning what's so ever, I then tried fashion lace (the yarn comes out of the carriage) it started dropping stitches but no miss-patterning so I thought hmmm maybe adding more weight will help, I hung a few more claw weights and tried it again, the fashion lace worked perfectly, so that is a tip for lace carriage owners - you need slightly more weight when using the lace carriage than normal stocking stitch.
Anyway here is the sample, the wholes in the middle are where the fashion lace went wrong just before I fixed the problem so just try and ignore that.
This is a tuck stitch sample I made as well I will be using this tuck pattern and the blue yarn to knit a round neck pullover for my nephew, I am going to use the knit radar so I will knit a tension swatch later and hope fully take the measurements and start on the sweater tomorrow.
I don't yet have a ribber so I am going to do a mock rib which I think will look just as nice.
Talk to you later