Cast on

  1. Thread your machine (including 4 color changer)
  2. Thread everything except your white yarn through tension mast and color changer. Threaded 4 Color Changer
  3. Use fine knitting bar if available Fine Knitting Bar Inserting Fine Knitting Bar
  4. Set needles up for full needle rib
    • Every needle selected
    • Pitch lever set to half Half Pitch Lever
    • Even number of needles on ribber
    • An extra needle on each side of ribber if available Full Needle Rib with extra needle on ribber
  5. Main carriage settings
  6. Set knob to N-L
  7. Set an appropriate tension (lower than tension setting for knitting)
  8. No buttons depressed main_normal
  9. Ribber carriage settings
  10. II, no lili, N, N, R, N, N, no lili - read clockwise from roman numeral II near the bottom (pardon the bizzare highlighting, settings weren't visible in picture)
  11. same tension as main carriage ribber_normal
  12. While holding yarn under the machine pass carriage from right to left this will form a "zig-zag" row. If your last few stitches are tighter than the rest pull the needles back until they match the rest. bad_zig_zag good_zig_zag
  13. Hang cast on comb and plenty of weights cast_on_comb
  14. Remove wire from comb
  15. Bring comb upwards between the beds and stick "pins" of comb up between the zig-zag teeth_through
  16. Reinsert wire and let comb drop to let the wire rest on the zig-zag wire_in
  17. Hang weights - DBJ is usually more successful with a hefty amount of weight. Put the hooks of the weights through the holes on the bottom of the cast-on comb.
  18. Drop extra stitches from ribber if you used them - they're only to help you get the edge stitches through the comb more neatly.
  19. Set main carriage to part right and ribber to part left by depressing the part :arrow_forward: button on main carriage and moving the slider on the left side of the ribber carriage from N to P*R main_part_right ribber_part_left
  20. Dial up tension
  21. Make 2 passes ending up with carriage on the left of the machine. This will make 1 round of circular knitting. Cast-on complete!

Set carriages for pattern knitting

  1. Make sure carriage is fully on the left of the machine even if size of knitting is smaller.
  2. Main carriage settings
  3. Knob to KC-I OR KC-II (I usually use KC-II)
  4. Depress both part :arrow_backward: and part :arrow_forward: buttons main_pattern_setting
  5. Ribber carriage settings
  6. Both knobs to lili
  7. Both sliders to P ribber_pattern_settings
  8. initialize ayab (can do earlier, I prefer to wait until my cast on is complete)

Begin Pattern Knitting

You'll be knitting colors from white pixels to black pixels and back.
So the color order will be
1 - 2 - 3 - 2
White - Gray - Black - Gray
While your yarn colors may not match the pixels I'll refer to them as if they do.
On your first pass bring the carriage up to the knitting slowly until the magnet on the back aligns with the sensor on the machine and you hear the double beep.

  1. With the white yarn make 2 passes of the carriage
  2. With the gray yarn make 2 passes of the carriage
  3. With the black yarn make 2 passes of the carriage
  4. With the gray yarn make 2 passes of the carriage
  5. repeat steps 1-4 until piece is complete


There are many ways to bind off but this is a good standard method

Double Bed Bind-Off Video