Archive for November, 2016

Passap Christmas mug rug.


 

 

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I just noticed a mistake in the pattern. It has been corrected and uploaded into my drop  box. This is a corrected picture of the final mug rug. I hope no one tried to make it so soon. 😦

I saw this design in a book I have called Add a Seasonal Touch by Designs by Debbie.           I had to reduce the rows  so that the box would not look like a skyscraper.  Lol   I took rows out of the bow and the box. When I made the first one I used two weights and had a loose mast tension. As you can see it came out longer than I wanted.  I did not want to take out more rows because I liked the design the way it was.  So I set the mast tension to 5.5 on both masts and I lowered the tension to 3./3. And I left the weights off.  Now I think it looks better. The larger one is 5.5 wide by 7.5 long. The shorter one is 5.5 wide by 6.5 long.

I used 39 stitches and 35 rows.  I used two strands of 2/24 yarn for each color and technique 183.  Total number of rows knitted is 140. Needle set up was 19 left and 20 right.

To finish, on row 141 , I set locks to N/N  and at the same tension,  with color one I knitted two rows.  Then I set locks to CX/CX and used a good contrasting waste yarn and knit several circular rows.  Set locks to N/N and without the yarn, knit one row to drop the rug from the  machine.  I then took a double eye botkin and kitchener stitched across to the last stitch.

You can find the pattern in bmp format for win/crea and stp format for DAK in the drop box link below.  I did not write out full instructions  for downloading. If you have trouble with it please email me.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eyyutw4ap2ij5hb/AAAiMx3gunIIMxLZIWKUVRFRa?dl=0

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Knitted Hat with Ear Flaps on the Brother Standard Machine


dscf0025A woman who lives outside of the United States  reached out to  me about learning the passap. She bought a passap E6000 and she is really excelling in her learning of the machine. She is a loving caregiver to a disabled child. Because she has very little time to herself, she knits in the wee hours of the morning. I think I might start doing that since she accomplishes so much and makes such good use of her time when she does knit! Recently she was telling me that she used to  make a lot of hats on another machine she had. She sent me a picture of this hat with the team logo on it and I thought it was so cute. She said it was her own pattern and she used to earn extra money making them for  people. She was kind enough to share the pattern with me and all of you. I never heard of the yarn she used so I used Can Cun and made one for a family member. The hat is so easy to make. I love the way the ear flaps are done. What took me the longest time was figuring the design into 34 rows and centering it so the back seam matched. I was just trying it out with CanCun using a tension 7. When I asked her more questions like how long the braids are, she in turn sent another sheet of information with the tensions she uses and the sizes for children through adult. She uses the same amount of stitches but adjusts the tension for the sizes. Now that I like!!! And the braids are so much better than making pompoms. LOL The length of the braids is your choice. I used 8 strands for each section of braids

Here is her pattern that she wrote up for me(and you 🙂

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m4jid6khtlhpoht/AAB_Kihhi0xkzq0rP3nl8kbia?dl=0

These would make great Christmas gifts . They don’t take long to make, not a lot of sewing of seams and they are cute !  On my navy and white hat I used a fuzzy acrylic yarn that sort of feels like angora. However, I just realized that I forgot to raise my tension for one row when I hung the band. You can see a ridge but I think a light steam might help.

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Passap Thanksgiving Placemat for Turkey


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Okay, I am sorry it took so long to get this posted. I had been working on it but then other issues came up and I had to put this on the back burner. I wanted one for my turkey so I finally finished it and knitted it. This size is 95 stitches by 55 rows. Total rows 330. Technique 197. Finished size is 13.5 inches wide and 11 inches long. I did change my main tension to 4 from 3and two dots. I was discussing the bind off with a knitter friend of mine and she asked if I finished it using the kitchener stitch. DUH! I never thought of that. So that is what I did and I like the finished edge better than the latch tool. Yes, it took longer to do it but I think it is much better. So that is my way of finishing mug rugs and mats from now on. To finish it I knitted 330 rows. Then I set the locks to N/N and knitted one row of color one at the same tension I used for the mat. Then I took it off using waste yarn and circular settings (CX/CX)with a good contrasting yarn. The colors are beige, brown and orange and I used two strands each of 2/24. Here is the link to my drop box, I put the file of the design in bmp and stp format. The stp file is urkey.stp       lol   I guess I was in a hurry and missed the t in turkey.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9ras1aqz7m95ww8/AABvdJimAWDFJqunFPIO35l-a?dl=0

 

In the lettering it looks like a mistake on the letter “a” but that is from a letter graph that I used. Feel free to go in and change it if you don’t like it.  Please do not sell this pattern as your own.

I would like to wish all of my followers a very Happy Thanksgiving!  🙂

Passap Fall Mug Rugs


 

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Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love sitting outside and listening to the leaves separating from the trees and falling to the ground. I decided to make some fall mug rugs and a placemat and I decided to do leaves. The colors are beige with brown borders. The leaf colors are orange, yellow, cranberry(my favorite) and green.

The designs are three colors but you will notice four colors in the placemat. I tried knitting with four colors and I would have had each leaf the same color it is on the mug rugs but it came out too stiff and difficult to knit with such a low tension.  On the placemat I knitted with three colors of beige, brown and cranberry . When I got to the middle of the pattern , I switched the color of cranberry in eyelet three to green. On the back you will see birds eye pattern one half in beige and green and one half in beige and cranberry. I used technique 197 for the mug rugs and placemat. The rugs are 39 stitches and 31 rows. The placemat is 95 stitches by 59 rows.

I am sharing these patterns but please do not use them to sell as your own pattern.

Here is the link to drop box for the patterns and the instructions.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9ras1aqz7m95ww8/AABvdJimAWDFJqunFPIO35l-a?dl=0

Enjoy the beautiful season of fall  🙂