Today I thought I would have a go at a form of lace knitting on my knitting machine. Short row knitting is a classic shaping technique in both hand and machine knitting and can be employed to produce some lovely fabrics.
Decide on your pattern. I have 4 needles in work and 2 needles out of work. Then work out your set up to include working needles on both sides. Make a short hem with all needles in work. Carriage on RHS. Now transfer the stitches on the out of work needles to adjacent needles. Push those needles down to A or whatever is out of work on your machine.
Push all in work needles to holding position except for the first set of 4 needles on the rhs. Put holding cam to hold. Knit the set of needles in work x6. Push the next set of working needles to the high working position. Knit x6. *Push the next set of needles to the high working position. Knit x1. Push the first set of working needles to holding position. (2 sets of needles now in working position.). Knit x5. * Continue by pushing next set of needles into working position and knit x1 then push other end set of needles into holding position and knit 5. And so on to end of the bed. Reverse to go back along the bed. NB at the end of the bed continue pattern minus pushing needles into working position until you are left with one set of 4 needles in working position.