U-Knitting | Half Circular
Double Bed. Similar to circular (tubular) knitting, knit on both beds leaving one side open.
Knit wide fabric, the width of both beds. Similar to tubular kntiting (circular), alternate knitting on the main bed and the ribber, with an opening on one side.
This technique is somewhat tedious in that carriage settings need to be chaged on every row, but the ability to knit double-wide pieces is appealing.
NOTE: Because automatic stitch patterning can only be worked on the main bed, this technique produces plain knitting only (unless hand manipulation is done on both beds)