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KH970 HELP

The KH970 is very easy to learn. Not everything is covered here. This is just the basics. When you are using the CB1 computer box and are looking at the main menu, it is just like standing in the hallway at a knitting seminar. Each icon (box) is like a room where certain things are done. Whatever you do or change in any room will affect what you do in your knitting room. Remember too that you must always leave and go to your knitting room to use what you have done.

The CB1 computer box:
1. On the verticle set of 4 gray keys:

2. The circle on the face of the CB1 is a directional circle. Pushing any side of it moves the cursor in that direction. To move around the main menu, push on the side of the directional circle and the cursor will move to the next icon in that direction. The blinking icon is the one you are using.
3. The pictures on the icons go with what can be done. Wherever you see a clover you are dealingwith a stitch pattern and wherever you see a little sweater you are dealing with a garment pattern. 4. The third icon from the left has a sweater with a clover on top of it. This is your knitting room.This is the room that is affected by whatever you do in any of the other rooms.

CHOOSING A STITCH PATTERN

Letís start by chosing a stitch pattern to knit.
Push the MM key. Move your cursor over to the icon that has the arrow going down, the clover and the garment on it. Push step (bottom gray key). In the upper left you see the picture that was on the door that you just walked through. It then says POSITIONING PROGRAM. This is where you choose a to use (the arrow going down and the clover) or delete from use (the arrow going down and a clover and an eraser) a stitch pattern and/or to use (an arrow going down and a garment) or delete from use (an arrow going down, a garment and an eraser) a garment pattern.

The arrow and clover are blinking. Push step.
Choose the carriage you want to use (kh, lace or garter carriage). The KH is blinking. Push step.
Choose whether you want the stitch pattern to spread across the whole 200 needles (3 clovers) or whether you want to isolate the stitch pattern and place it in special places on the bed (1 clover).

3 clovers are blinking. Push step. Choose the pattern number that you want to use. Push the number 3 white key. Push step. The CB1 tells you that pattern #3 is centered on the machine from left 37 to right 37. If this is alright with you push step.

Now you see in the upper left the icon that was on the door that you just came through and a picture of the pattern (#3) that you intend to knit. If all is acceptable push step. [You can not knit the stitch pattern while on this screen. You must push the step key and go to your knit room to knit the stitch pattern.] Because you pushed the step key you are now back on the main menu.   Move the cursor to the left one time. The garment with the little clover on top of it should be blinking.  Voila, this is your knitting room. Push step. Push both the # zero and the down directional key at the same time. This action will take you to the beginning of any stitch pattern and the beginning of the rows that you are knitting.

In the upper left you see the #1 and a clover. This tells you that you are on row 1 of the stitch pattern. You should have a big zero. This is your row counter and it tells you that you havenít knit any rows yet. Then you should have a small graph with an arrow under it and an R or an L and then a number. The R or L and a number tells you what you are looking at and where it falls on the needle bed.   You can move from right to left using your directional cursor to see what stitches are selected and which are not. On my screen Left five will not be selected on the first row of the stitch pattern and stitch left 4 will. Get the idea?

E wrap cast on needles L30 to R30. Move your carriage to the farthest right point on your knitting bed (beyond the turn mark). On the carriage, turn the pattern selector dial in the upper right corner to KCII. With the yarn in feeder "A" move the carriage to the left to select the needles. On the carriage push in the MC button that is in the middle of the carriage right under the tension dial. Place a second color yarn into the "B" feeder. Knit one row to the right. Notice as you do this that:

Your pattern follows along moving up on the grid each row;
Your stitch pattern row changes;
Your garment swatch row changes;  and there is a little arrow telling you which direction the carriage is moving.

Drawing a Stitch Pattern and a Garment Pattern into the KH970

You may want to review from the beginning of the above "Basics" through step #4. Then on the main menu of the CB1 find the icon that has a clover, a garment and a pencil. Push step.
In the upper left corner is a picture that was on the door that you just walked through. It then says DESIGNING PROGRAM. This is where you can:

Draw a stitch pattern by selecting the icon of the clover and the pencil;
Change a stitch pattern you have drawn or loaded into the machine by selecting  the unfinished clover, the arrow and the finished clover.
Erase a stitch pattern from memory that you have put there previously by selecting the icon of the clover and the eraser.
If you move the cursor over farther to the right you will see the garment pattern options.
Draw a garment pattern by selecting the icon of the garment and the pencil.
Change a garment pattern that you have previously drawn by selecting the icon of the partial garment the arrow and the completed garment.
Erase
a garment pattern from memory, that you have previously drawn by selecting the icon of the garment and the eraser.

Letís draw a simple stitch pattern. Move the cursor to the left until the clover with the pencil is blinking. Push step. In the upper left is the icon that you just used. Then the screen shows "Pattern Colouring". In the lower left is the pattern number that the CB1 has assigned to the pattern you are about to draw. Remember this number. There are 3 pencils numbered 2, 3 and 4. You must tell the CB1 how many colors per row are going to be used in your pattern. Choose 2. Push step. Tell the CB1 how many stitches are in the pattern. Push the numeric key 5. Push step. Tell the CB1 how many rows. (It says 998 because that is the maximum.) Push the numeric key 4. Push step. In the upper left of the screen you are shown the icon that you last chose with the number 2 in it. In the lower left you see 1X 1. This tells you that the cursor is on stitch 1 and row 1. There is a grid that is 5 stitches by 4 rows. Stitch 1 row one has a blinking square. You can use your directional circle to navigate around on the grid. The #1 key will color a grid square plain and the #2 key will color a grid square black. You donít need to color a square white unless you make a mistake as the CB1 assumes all the squares to be white. Move the cursor to stitch 2, row 1. Push the #2 key. Move the cursor to stitch 3, row 1. Push the #2 key. Move the cursor to stitch 3, row 2. Push the #2 key. Move the cursor to stitch 2, row 2. Push the #2 key. Move the cursor to stitch 3, row 3. Push the #2 key. Push the #2 key. Move the cursor to stitch 4, row 3. Push the #2 key. Move the cursor to stitch 4, row 4. Push the #2 key. Move the cursor to stitch 3, row 4. Push the #2 key.    The pattern that you drew should look like this 

           
           
           
           

Push step. Upper left has the pencil with 2. End Creation is shown.
You have a choice. You can choose ok or x (which is not ok). You must move your cursor over to ok and then push step. If you donít choose ok, the pattern will be considered incomplete by the CB1 and it will be unusable. If you chose ok and hit step then this pattern is ready to use. Just remember, you have drawn it but you have not told the CB1 that you wanted to use it. To use the pattern you must go through the steps that are described in section "A. Letís start by choosing a stitch pattern to knit." This time though, choose the pattern number that the CB1 assigned to the pattern you just drew.

 

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970 HELP SHEETS

Dawing a garment pattern into the KH970

You may want to review from the beginning of the above "Basics" through step #4. Letís draw a simple vest with a shaped arm hole.
Before you tell the machine how to do this, please take a pencil and piece of paper in hand. Draw half of the front of the vest on the paper as follows.
Start at the bottom of the vest. From left to right draw a straigt line across for the bottom of the vest.
Draw a verticle line from the bottom to the arm hole.
Draw a curved line across to the left and up to the shoulder for the armhole.
Draw a straight line across to the neck from right to left for the shoulder.
Draw a curved line down and across to the left for the neck.
Draw a dotted line down from the neck to the bottom of the vest It is a dotted line to show that you know that this is a pull over and the other side of the vest will be exactly the same as the side you just drew, just reversed. It saves you having to draw and figure both sides.

This is exactly what you are going to do on the CB1. The only difference is that you will need to tell the CB1 what line to use and how long that line is going to be. It will help to remember these things.
1. Lines have names.
a. Horizontal lines are "X" lines.
b. Verticle lines are "Y" lines.
c. Diagonal lines are "Z" lines. (And you thought you would never need that high school geometry again).
2. Each time you draw a line on the CB1 it is a stage in the drawing.

There is a sheet that is meant to keep track of all the patterns that you draw. It is a 970 cheat sheet.  It may seem a bit tedious at first but once you get the hang of it, it just may help you.  So that the cheat sheet prints on a full page all by itself click CHEAT SHEET and you will be taken to a page with just the cheat sheet on it and you can print it out from there. Once you are done printing  click on the return to 970 help button and you will be magically brought back to this spot. Printing the cheat sheet will help you follow along.

On your CB1 push the MM key (second gray key from the bottom) so that you are on the Main menu. Find the icon that has a clover, a garment and a pencil. Push step. In the upper left corner is a picture that was on the door that you just walked through. It then says DESIGNING PROGRAM.   Use your directional circle and move the cursor to the right so that you go over 3 beeps and the garment with the pencil is blinking. (You can not see this icon until you go over 3 beeps). Push step.  

In the upper left is the picture of the icon you just used. The words GARMENT SHAPE are there.   In the lower left is a number. This is the number that the CB1 has assigned this shape that you are drawing. Write it down on the help sheet next to Garment #___. On the help sheet next to STYLE write "Vest". Next to PIECE write "Front". Next to FOR write "Test". Circle the word symmetrical.

Look at your CB1. You have two icons. The first one on the left is blinking. It is half a garment with that dotted line down the middle of the front. This tells the CB1 that you are going to draw half of a piece and that you want the CB1 to assume that the other half is attached to it and measures the same. In other words the piece is symmetrical. The other icon is a garment without the dotted line.

If you had chosen it you would have to draw the entire garment. It is great for cardigans. We however, are drawing a pull over. So make sure the most left icon is blinking and push step.

S1 appears. This is stage 1. Hit step. You see S1 and LINE NO. ? . Look at the line selections on the CB1 face above the computer screen. Line 1 is the horizontal line that you drew first when I had you draw the bottom of the vest. So push the numeric #1 key and at the same time write this on your help sheet next to S1 LINE #. Hit step. The CB1 tells you the line course. The arrow is pointing to the right. Make a note of this arrow on your help sheet next to DIR (for direction). Just draw the arrow. Hit step. This is a horizontal line so it is an X line and you must now put in the measurement. Letís say that we are going to have a finished garment that measures 40 inches all around.

The front will then be 20 inches and the back will be 20 inches. Well we are just drawing half of the front (remember) so our measurement will be 10 inches. Put in 10 and push step. Record 10 next to X= on your sheet. Now is a good time to note that the CB1 deals in numbers not inches and not centimeters. If you measure in inches use inches if you measure in centimeters use centimeters but ALWAYS be consitent. Even in measuring your swatch.

S2 appears. This is stage 2. Push step. You must now choose the next line to be drawn. It should be the verticle line that goes from the bottom to the arm pit. Choose line #2. Push step. Record on sheet. The line course or direction is up. Push step. Draw on sheet. Put in the measurement. Letís say 10 inches. Put in a "Y" measurement of 10. Push step. Record on sheet next to Y=___.

S3 appears. This is stage 3. Push step. Letís now draw the armhole. Choose line #11. Hit step. Record on sheet. Draw the line on your sheet. Hit step. Notice here that because the line goes over to the left and up you will need both an "X" measurement to tell the CB1 how far in to go and a "Yí measurement to tell the CB1 how far up to go. Lets say X= 2.5 inches and Y=8 inches. Enter 2, step. Then enter 8, step. Record these on your sheet next to X and Y. You now are given an L or length measurement of 9.3. Write this on your sheet next to L. It is the total lenght of this curve. Push step.

S4 appears. Push step. This is the line across the shoulder from the arm hole to the neck. It will (for our purposes) be a horizontal line. Choose #1. Hit step. Record. Choose the line course. The arrow to the left is blinking and that is what we want so push step. Record. The "X" measurement we want is 4 inches. Push 4, step, record.

S5 appears. Push step. We want to draw the neck. Choose line #10 for the front neck. Push step. Record. Choose the left icon for the direction of the neck. Push step, record. Here too, we have 2 measurements, the "X" measurement which is how wide half of the neck will be and the "Y" measurement which is how deep the neck will be. X=3.5. Push step, record. Y=4. Push step. Record.

Write down the L measurement of 6.2. Push step.
End appears and is blinking. Push step.

This pattern is now recorded in your CB1 until you erase it. It can be selected whenever you want to knit it. It can be knit with any yarn you choose and at any stitch gauge you use. You also have a paper record of what is in your CB1 memory. If the person changes measurements you will know just what needs changing. Letís go choose this garment to knit.

Push the MM key (second gray from bottom). Move your cursor to the Pattern positioning icon (the arrow going down, clover and garment). Step. Move your cursor to the right and choose the arrow and the garment. Step. Choose your swatch. 40 X 60. Step. Measure your swatch. Letís pretend that it measures 5 inches across. Push 5, step. Letís pretend the length is 5 inches. Push 5, step.

Now choose the garment number that the CB1 assigned to the garment you want to knit. Push step.  The CB1 tells you that it intends to center the garment from stitch 80 left to stitch 80 right. Push step.

Go to the knit icon (clover on top of sweater). Step. You will see that the number L80~R80 are on the bottom right of the screen. This tells you to cast on from Left 80 to right 80. Make sure that your screen has a background color of white and that the numbers are black by hitting the step key. Now every time you make a pass with the carriage you will know what needles are to be in work.

Dry run up to row #121. You should hear a beep and see that now you will be knitting on L76 to R76. So you must decrease stitches to achieve that. Each time a change comes on the screen make that change on the garment. When you get to row 169 the neck will divide out for you so that you can knit one side at a time. Continue on and watch the CB1 set up the other side of the neck for you.

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Columbia Heights, MN
763-571-8724
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763-571-8724

970 HELP SHEETS

Using the FB100 disk drive with the 970

The first thing to do is to make sure that both your 970 CB1 box and the FB100 disk drive are turned off. Then connect them together by plugging the FB100 into the right side of the CB1. The slot that accommodates this is the upper most slot and is protected by a cover. Under the cover is a 9 pin connector. There is a little lump on one side of the FB100 cord connector. Make sure that that lump is facing in the proper direction when plugging the FB100 and the CB1 together.

Turn on the CB1 and the FB100 disk drive. Insert your disk.
Start at the main menu.
Go to the second icon from the right. It is the one with a picture of a PPD cartridge and a disk.
Push step. (This is the bottom gray key in the set of 4 vertical gray keys.)

If you want to format your disk.
This means that all information on the disk will be wiped clean. All information and patterns on the disk will be lost and the disk will be set up to be ready to take information from the CB1.
Choose the 4th icon from the left. It is the one with the Disk and an arrow pointing to another disk. Push step.
Format Execution. Move the cursor to OK. Push step. You disk will be formatted and you will be returned to the main menu.

If you want to transfer information from the disk that is in the FB100 to the 970's CB1
Start at the main menu.
Go to the second icon from the right. Push Step.
Move the cursor to the right until you get to the picture of the disk and the arrow pointing at a small clover and a sweater. When that picture is blinking push step.
You will now see a screen that says Disk page number. (Page is equivalent to Track).
The CB is asking you what track number you want to take information from.
If it is a 940 disk there will be track 1 and track 2.
If it is a 930 disk there can be any one of a number of tracks or pages.

In either case select the track (page you where the information is stored). Let's say we want to take information from track 1. Push 1, Push step. You will see a coffee cup while the CB and Disk drive are working.   You will then see the numbers that are assigned to each pattern that is available on that track on the disk. On mine there are 21 patterns all assigned numbers in the 900's. In other words 901-921.

They won't all fit on the CB1 screen at the same time so the CB allows me to scroll through them by moving the cursor from right to left.
I am going to choose 921. Choose whichever one you want to bring into the CB1. Push step.
Load Execution is the next screen. The CB tells you what the next available number in its memory is. Mine says 906.

That means that I already have 901-905 busy in the CB1. So pattern #921 on the disk will be copied into the CB1 and placed into slot number 906 on the CB1.Remember this is a copy of the pattern on the disk. The disk doesn't change or lose any information. The original pattern is still on the disk as #921, but whenever I want to access that particular pattern on the 970, I will call in pattern 906.  Move the cursor off from X and over to OK. Push Step

The pattern will now be stored as stated above. If you want to access that pattern and use it, you will have to go to the 4th icon from the left. That is the arrow going down, the clover and the sweater. Directions for that are given on page 1, under Choosing a stitch pattern to knit.

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763-571-8724
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If you want to copy a pattern from the CB1 to a disk, in the FB100 disk drive.

Start on the main menu at the 2nd icon from the right. Push Step
Move the cursor to the right, until you see a clover and sweater with an arrow pointing to a disk. Push step.
Save Execution. Move the cursor to OK. Push step.

Go do a load of laundry while the CB1 does its thing. It will now copy all of the 900 numbered stitch patterns and all of the garment shape patterns that you have drawn, onto the disk. This disk will be formatted for the 970. The information will be able to be used and transferred into any other 970 but not any other model.

Well folks thatís all for now. As I get time I will try to write more. If you have something that you want explained please let me know. I will give it my best shot.

Please leave Daisy Knits name on these directions when you print them. Use them for your own personal use. If you want to use them for anything else please ask me. It is simply just nice for me to know that you appreciate the work it took to do them. Lora Kinnan/Daisy Knits 763-571-8724     daisyknits@daisyknits.com
 

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