Punch Card DBJ

Double Bed Jacquard for Brother Punch Card Machines

DBJ Bulky

  • Use 2 to 4 thin yarns (like 2/24 for standard or 3/12 for bulky) and appropriate tension – too heavy of yarn won’t work for FNR
  • Insert the Fine Knitting Bar
  • Attach color changer; prepare yarn mast with yarn (yarn on floor to L side under changer)
  • Decide pattern and get it ready on machine – punch card in place; turned off
  • Set machine/ribber to do FNR (Full Needle Rib) Pitch H on desired number of N on both beds
    • Insert extension rail on left side – If whole bed is being used, insert both sides
    • Ribber must have same number of needles on both sides of 0 for DBJ
    • End N’s on main bed
    • Insert all yarns into Color changer except #1 (background color)
  • T 0/0 Attach yarn #1 (background yarn) into carriages and do zig/zag row (cannot do Broken Toe Cast On with FNR)
  • Hang Comb and weights; set and knit circular rows; remove settings
  • T 0/0 – (tight for ribbing) Do short number of rows of ribbing (like 2) COL
  • If doing rows before engaging punch card for the design – knit those now
  • KC knob
  • Tension 2/2 if using 1 strand 2/24 for standard
  • K 1 row to right to select N
  • Turn punch card on; set to elongate if using 3/4 color design
  • Push in both Part buttons on the main bed carriage
  • FOR BIRDSEYE DBJ- [Firmer and more dense fabric] On 850 ribber carriage push both N buttons up to PR; Push in and rotate both lili buttons to engage them; Slide lever on bottom to lili
  • FOR 2 ROW STRIPE DBJ – [Looser weave and ends up wider than birdeye] Do not change any settings on the ribber
  • K 1 row to left
  • Watch punch card to see when to change yarn and to which # of yarn
  • Change yarn color to # on punch card
  • K 2 rows (always watching yarn as you begin row to make sure only one yarn is in carriages)
  • Change yarn color
  • Begin to weight with additional double claw weights on both sides after about 25 rows and keep moving them up; after about 100 rows, hang triangle combs and weight with large ribber weights from ribber comb – move 2 sides ones constantly to keep stitches from catching on a gate peg – reach to back and check for caught yarn frequently; can leave ribber comb attached without weights until it reaches almost to bottom of stand – then remove
  • Repeat color changes and moving weights until design is completed or desired length is reached
  • Turn off all carriage settings and punch card
  • If you are knitting plain rows after design and before ribbing knit those now
  • T 0/0 – Make sure you have ribbing color in carriage
  • K 2 – 5 R ribbing (to match length of beginning) – end on L
  • Move carriage tensions to 8
  • K 1 loose row to right
  • Loop through a Loop Bind Off – left to right
  • You may copy, print and use any of the info on my blog. Please do not copy and repost anywhere on the internet without contacting me to get my permission. Thank you, Ann
  • Ann Huppert (GrammaAnn)


6 thoughts on “Punch Card DBJ

  1. I have tried so many other step by step instructions for DBJ and have had such inconsistent results. With your instructions, I finally “get it”. Thank you so much.


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