> It can even be programmed with punch cards
Woah! What is its "instruction set" like? Did you get it with documentation?
@golemwire Imagine a stiff, flexible sheet of paper with holes punched out in the shape of the pattern of hooks you want to engage in each row of knitting. Similar in principle to (and inspired by) a classic Jacquard loom.
You can even clip the bottom of a card to the top to program an infinite loop or chain different cards together. I'll definitely share pics when I level up enough to try it, but a search for "knitting machine punch card" should turn up some videos.
@kyle Cool, thank you!
@kyle Oh yeh the cards are fun; I seem to remember as a small kid having a cardigan with my dads callsign on 🙂
@kyle my wife has been doing historic tablet weaving for a while now and does some things on graph paper that many would consider... unnatural.
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@kyle So cool!