Updated: 21 Jan 09.
I want to make Henley Perfected on the machine, but to do the lace as written is just a little beyond my reach. I'll up date my notes as I go and unless I get a really smooth idea to action thing happening, I expect to take a couple of months to plan and do.
Project working notes:
Project: Henley Perfected but with AX pattern.
Trialling T4.5 - 6 StSt; T4 - 5.5 Pat.
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 3ply cone wool in Blueberry. a really nice purlish blue.
I tried a couple and really like the pattern in Passap book 11, number 1682. It's not too difficult, done on front bed, has a 2 needle edge.
Pattern set up: GX/AX.
Needle and Pusher set up: 11 . 1 . 11 . 1 . 11 (etc)
the . stitches each side of the . 1 . (centre stitches) are transferred onto the 1 (centre stitches).
Pattern begins with 11 . 1 (WP) . 11 . 1 (RP) . 11 and so on. In other words, every second centre stitch (. 1 .) is put into rest position.
Knit 6 rows.
Swap single needle pushers (centre stitches) (ie WP to RP / RP to WP). this was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
Pattern is done half T less than StSt seems to work best.
Trialling the ridge division:
Bring needles from back bed into WP; 1 R N/N; 3R GX/N; transfer back bed using U70.
will look through the pattern books to see if there's anything in there I can try.