Turns out some of the patterns in the console on some machines are programmed upside-down, ie white is black and vice-versa. If you've not been able to reproduce certain patterns with your E6000, this may be why.
I really fancied trying out 1137/170 (page 36), a single-bed slipstitch technique. It was so, well, 3D. But all I got was massive floats and a lot of tangling. Turns out that this is one of the misprogrammed patterns. To rectify, say YES when ALT appears, then say NO until it says something about colours - say YES to reverse them, and then continue as usual.
Woo! The 3D-ness!
The reverse - yarn vomit!
How could you use this pattern? It would need to be lined, certainly for sleeves!
Apparently I'm not the first to be taken in by this pattern. Carol reckoned quite a few folk were keen when they first saw it.
Current mood: disappointed