Posts Tagged ‘Jana Trent’

Gossamer Tuck Lace in Bramwell Hobby Yarn




My friend in Maine (Hi Susan) has been asking for help with this scarf. I tried it and posted one sample with 2 strands of 2/24  and one with Jaggerspun Wool 2/8. I could not find the one yarn I wanted to try until today. Susan said my samples did not look exactly like the picture of the scarf in the pattern by Jana Trent. Susan said she had been reading the diagram of the original set up and it looked like you repeated the two stitches next to each other on the back bed after setting up the middle nine. This shows how people have different interpretations of patterns. I assumed when looking at the needle set up and the picture that only the end stitches on the back bed were the only ones next to each other . She said she thought that the two stitches together looked like they repeated across the back needle set up. So now she has me wondering and I told her not to knit anything until I tried it. So back to the knitting room and ready to tell you that I gave you the wrong picture of the set up. Well, maybe not wrong because it knitted nicely with both of the yarns I tried.

So….I found the yarn I was looking for. It is called Hobby by Bramwell and it is a 1/8 yarn. It is very thin and has a little nubby once in awhile.  The first picture is the original set up in my previous posts.(The picture is turned sideways .)  The second picture has the repeat of the two stitches side by side across the back bed. I think it is easy to see that my original set up was right and you can tell because I used a very fine yarn. Now, the second one I don’t want you to laugh at. Because it had the two stitches together on the back bed the scarf pulls in. You would not want this on a shawl but I like it on the scarf because it has texture and I would not even steam the scarf or the sides. Now the joke is…..I could have contacted Jana and solved this real easy. 🙂

Passap Tuck Lace Scarf using Jaggerspun Wool


I can not find a yarn that I want to try for this scarf. It is lost in my stash  somewhere. So I decided since I could not find it I would try this in Jaggerspun Main Line Wool 2/8 from Halcyon yarn.  The color is Sand. I love it. Though it is not sheer, it is soft, light weight and drapes nicely. The beauty of the pattern is that the sides are nice when you are finished. It looks like a scalloped edge. I lightly wet steamed this and could do more if I wanted it wider.  In my needle set up I had six groups of 3 needles on the front bed and five on the back bed. I moved my work over to the far right so that my left side was not too loose. My mast tension was 3 which is the lowest I have ever had it. This is so easy to do . If you forget to count six rows and can’t remember how many rows you just knitted, you can  just look at the row counter and divide by 6. The carriage is not hard to push since it is not using all the needles. I knitted 660 rows to get a scarf 68 inches long.

I love the way it is finished also. She has you knit two rows of N/N and then take off on waste yarn. Then you pick up the stitches with a knitting needle and you cast off. But in the cast off she has you wrap between the knit stitches before casting off .  On the purl, I just knitted the purl stitch and cast off without wrapping

Again, here is the free pattern to try this.—scarf

Gossamer-tuck-lace-shawl-scarf on the passap E 6000


Needle Set Up

My friend has a passap DM80 and she was having trouble trying to knit this scarf .  She said it is unclear where you put the stitches once you cast on in 1 by 1 rib. So I decided to give it a try but I have the E 6000 and there is no AX on our front beds. So I set up in 1by1 rib and said…Hmmmm….. So guess what the answer is to that? Anywhere they will go to get the correct needle set up. LOL  I started on the right side and set up the first group of needles. Then I went to the back bed and did the same. I went back and forth setting up instead of doing one bed at a time. Some stitches you will double up on the back bed , some will be doubled on the front bed and some will be moved sideways to get the set up. There will not be more than two stitches on any of the needles when you set up. After the needle set up I set the pushers.  So the pattern says to do 6 rosw of AX on the front bed and six rows of AX on the back bed.  On the E6000 the tuck stitch is KX on the front bed and we have AX on our back beds. So now I did not know if the opposite lock for the bed that does not tuck would be N where it knitted or GX where it would hold the pattern. I decided to set the beds to knit on the opposite bed that does not tuck. Yay!!! I guessed right. I did six rows of N/KX and six rows of AX/N. How unique this was to do. The pushers are not set up the same as the needles. In each group of three the middle needle is the needle that gets tucked so it does not have a pusher under it. So while one bed is doing the tuck stitches, the other bed is knitting. Then when you switch your lock settings, the row of tuck stitches will knit off and the other bed starts tucking on the sets of three. I did not want to set up all the needles so I did not follow the left side so the border looks funny. But the right side set up was correct and it has a nice edge (that is at the bottom of the picture since it is sideways instead of up and down). Also, I used two strands of 2/24 yarn so it is not as silky looking. I only did it this way since that was what was threaded in my machine and I know the tensions to use. I hope you give this a try if you have either the DM 80 or the  E 6000. Okay, Susan , now we can do this! I understand it. PM me and we will get you started!

Here is the link to the free  scarf by Jana Trent—scarf