Archive for Tanya Kudinoff

Passap Summer Fairisle


I wanted to try the long stitch and told Lorraine(met at seminar in Illinois put on by Knittin’ To It club) that I see  a lot of patterns that say long stitch. She told me she spoke with a woman that said that was called summer fairisle a long time ago. Sooooooooooo, off to my machine I went and this is what I ended up with. It is pattern 1130 Technique 185. Now, the idea is the same as what Tanya Kudinoff taught at the seminar. However, to show you what a mind set I had, I had been doing the carpet stitch and you start off with transferring FB needles to BB. So, I thought that is how this went UNTIL I read that the stitches on the” FB have to be dropped off before Decreasing or Casting off.” Ah, hah!! So, I cast on and set up for pattern and this is how the fabric comes out in the picture on the left. I knit to top, released stitches on FB and then bound off on back bed. Then the fun part. You pull the front bed stitches on the fabric and it starts to grow!!!  The fabric looks terrific on both sides. Now, I want to try this with wool to see about making a lacy scarf. I don’t need real tight tension because I want it light. Just hope the wool can withstand the pulling without breaking. Will let you know how I come out.

Passap E 6000 and UX Setting


In Chicago at the Knittin’ To It Club seminar with Tanya Kudinoff, Tanya suggested that we try the UX setting on our machines for a different look. On the left is the knit side and on the right is the purl side.( The following sample pictures will be the knit on the left and the purl on the right.

In this sample the knit side is prettier than the purl side. That is not the case in the next two samples.(Left click on pictures to see more detail)

In these two samples, I think the purl side is the prettier side. I like the lacy look  and it does not bunch up a lot if it was all tuck.(Pattern slips in one direction and tucks in the other direction)

In this last sample the knit side is better than purl side because of floats. Also, the knit side is a vertical pattern.

Passap Machine Ruching Technique


My Friends Sheila and Faith and I  went to a Passap Knitting Seminar in Illinois on the weekend put on by the Knittin To It Club . Tanya Kudinoff demonstrated her sideways knit skirts and showed several techniques to try on the Passap. One of them was Ruching. Here is my attempt at it today. My samples do not look like hers. I have emailed her to ask her what I did wrong. I will keep you informed on her answer. I am not giving up yet! LOL Oh, and when I bound off I used my Tricofit and that worked just fine. I would only use it for swatches though.