Passap Broken Toe Cast ON



OMG, my favorite cast on can be done on the Passap machine.  I should have known that my favorite knitting machine can do just about  anything by now. ha,ha. Now if it could just cook!

I really need to look at the information I have on my shelves here. I have always liked the Broken toe cast on for the Brother machine. Then I found this one for the passap in the book Going Places , Passap Knitting Machine With the Beginner In Mind by Jan Wold and Jan Mills.

The second picture is how it comes off of the passap machine. It does not look like this when you do it on the Brother and it is because the ravel cord will only be on the back bed of the passap.

Here is how it is done:

Racking handle up and bring your needles into work on both beds in a 1 by 1 arrangement. Use stitch size 1.2 on both beds and knit one row across with ravel cord. Hang your comb in a way that the points of the comb come between the “V” of the back bed stitches . Lift all of the front bed needles and then put them back down in the same  position again. You will see that the stitches drop from the front bed but remain on the back bed with the comb hanging from the ravel cord under the back bed stitches. Now knit one row N/N with your garment yarn and make sure all stitches knit . If some did not knit, hand knit them.Now change the stitch size on both beds to 2.2 and set both locks to CX/CX. Knit 3 rows. Change the locks to N/N and your rib tension and put in your strippers and knit away. Try this, you won’t be disappointed!



  1. Jackie Said:

    Thank you for posting this interesting cast-on which can be done on a Passap. May I ask why, in particular, you like this cast-on? What are the advantages of using it? I’m quite a newbie when it comes to machine knitting and am eager to learn as much as I can so one day, I can confidently use my Passap E6000. Thanks 🙂

    • It has always given a really nice edge when done on the Brother. When you finish, the ravel cord is in the stitches and you pull both ends of the ravel cord and it brings all the stitches together. When on the machine the stitches are somewhat stretched where you cast on. It also prevents a curled edge. 🙂

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