Posts Tagged ‘Passap Baby Afghan’

Passap Double Jacquard Diagonal Hearts Baby Blanket


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Okay, after I finished the little stroller blanket I remembered another pattern I had that had hearts in it. It was a pattern that was on a reader sheet that was with my machine when  I bought it so I don’t  know who the author was. Anyway , I took the blocks and made them larger and then arranged in the same configuration as the stroller blanket. I love it even more….or maybe it’s the color. lol I think it would be pretty in aqua and also one in yellow. Don’t know if I would do in blue for a boy but maybe change the design in the blocks. Maybe a teddy bear or a train.

The blocks are larger and so is the blanket. The finished measurement of this one is 29 inches in width and 30 inches in length. Feel free to make this even larger  if you want. I put this pattern file in the same folder as the stroller blanket and a small written pdf file telling you to cast on 156 stitches and 142 rows(568 knitted rows). I also put in a bmp, png and tif file. Check the design on the tif file since my computer said something about the file being larger the way I converted it.

I was in a hurry to get a good picture in the daylight so you can see I have waste yarn at the top and there is a strand of yarn across the left front . lol

Here are the directions and files in my drop box. The files are called Double Jacquard diagonal hearts blanket

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4p18eqxjw9fl2ab/AACGHkqu50ClSlNr_uoIq1Yja?dl=0

Another Passap Mug Rug


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Hahahahaha, bet you did not want to open your email from me just to see another mug rug.   🙂

I made this baby afghan lovely yesterday. I told my husband I was making it for someone and needed an hour of uninterrupted time. I  surprised myself since I finished it in 32 minutes…..without a motor.

Now, I have shown this before and directions are posted in my blog. I have to tell you why I made it. My friend and I were in JoAnn fabrics and I saw a pattern for sale for an 18 inch doll. (Sister’s granddaughter has one and now making clothes for it) I asked the clerk if the sale included the doll pattern and she said she thought so but to check on the price check scanner in the store. I did and got the shock  of my life. The pattern was on sale at 50% off and the sale price was $13.70!!!!! I put it back and my friend and I started to have a discussion about how expensive patterns are nowadays. A woman approached the two of us and said she could not help but overhear our discussion abut the prices of doll clothes patterns. She then told us she has a ton of them at home along with her sister’s collection and we were more than welcome to them for free if we come and get them. She said she would like to know that someone used them instead of throwing them away. Whooooo Hoooooo……so we are going tomorrow to pick them up.

So in talking to her she said her eyes are failing and she does not sew too much any more and all of the children are grown. She mentioned that a grandson was  born in the family a month ago. So I decided since she was not charging us, I would make this afghan for her to give for the little baby boy.

On second thought, I could give her some sets of mug rugs to say thank you !!!!!!! LOL

Passap Afghan with Borders using the Console without Downloading into it.


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I have covered this technique before and decided to make another afghan using the console. Well, it took so long to remember that I decided to write the whole technique out ….for your advantage as well as mine. There are two afghans here in the second picture. One is pattern 1144 and the other is 1153. The pattern is programmed in using the console and no downloading from computer. It seems very confusing but it really isn’t. If you print out the directions you can substitute other 40 stitch patterns like patterns 1147,1148,1151,1153 and 1154

You can use any fairisle pattern no matter what the pattern size. If it is a smaller pattern you just have to enter it several more times than a larger one. If you make this you will start to see how it is done. In these afghans the patterns are 40 stitches by 40 rows. On each of the afghans I repeated the pattern 3 times for width and that is 120 stitches. Then I added 9 stitches on each side for the border. You can go wider than that if you want to. I was making a baby afghan. Then I repeated the design 3 times row wise making 160 rows times 3 =480 rows. I did 32 rows of the border at the beginning and at the end. Here are the complete programming directions for you in my drop box.

A WORD TO THE WISE; If this is your first time doing this enter your information on the console. Set up the needles and test the pattern. Start your program .On the border pattern all the needles will be in work. Then push the COR button and agree to 69- and 69 plus for the needles. Then when it tells what row you are on enter row 30 and wait for a reset . Go through that set up and when it says row 30, knit two more rows(that is the border) the blanket design will set up on the last row you knit. You will see 9 side stitches on each side(or ten if the middle design is in work)for the side  borders and all of the needles in the middle will have a pattern. If not there is an error. HOWEVER, if when you program the console says 120 stitches and 160 rows, you should be okay.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mvsffh60yq8erku/AACxhUADz95a3i6ddoEW9dpCa?dl=0

My next sample  will be using technique 187.

 

 

Passap Baby Blanket- I Made the Pattern


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Now I know why I buy patterns instead of making them. I have a great appreciation for people that do this. I have been working on this pattern for three days. On my first pattern I knitted it a third of the way and the moon was too narrow and the babies’  head was too big.  I also had the words Someone New in the upper left hand corner and the words To Love in the lower right hand corner. I started over and this is what I came up with. I can see that I can take more rows out of the moon right where the star is and then shorten the star.  I used 165 needles and knitted 600 rows and the afghan came out a square. It is 33.5 in width and length.

I am sharing it with you for your own personal use, not production knitting.  If you want it wider, you can add stitches next to the borders. You can also add more rows near the upper and lower borders if you want it longer. You can change the saying to the Baby’s name or put a different saying like Heavenly Angel or Angel sent from Heaven or…..well, you get the idea. I think this would be cute as a three color afghan also so that the baby shows up more. The pattern is available in my drop box at this link. I have a bmp file and a cut file. There is also a word document where I write out how to answer the questions after you download the file into win/crea. I set this design on needles 83 left and 82 right so I had to position the pattern on the needle Minus 1

Have fun if you make it . Would love to see your results if you knit it. 🙂

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ynxelxem7sk8hv/llaDg89aOd

Passap Baby Afghans-Two more


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After I made the first afghan in blue I sort of thought the bunny and the bird might have been too girly for a boy. So I went in and changed the designs in the blocks and came up with Precious Baby. The cut file is in the drop box that lullaby baby is in. I also added two more columns on each side of both afghans so the border is a little wider and it looks perfect. You can take this file and open it in win/crea and change the animals to anything that you like. They are anywhere from 25 to 30 rows if you are looking for new designs.

I also knitted the pink afghan at 5.25 on both beds and it was too loose on the back bed. So I used the tension of 5.25/5   The afghan did not come out that much larger because of adding columns. I do like the size though.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7kq0n3tv1tkmrva/2kvH-WbJXr

Passap Lullaby Baby Blanket by JoAnn Teodori


 

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This pattern is in Machine Knitters Source Magazine  May/June of 1998 Vol. no 84   This pattern is in two parts in the magazine and intended for Creation Six. Okay, so how do I get the pattern . I was reading an old magazine and it said if you want  to scan a picture to convert to knitting, scan at 100dpi. So I set the magazine on my scanner and lowered the dpi. Then I saved it into DAK. The bunny and the bird came out so I copied and pasted into a new file. I went back to the original and I could tell where the arrows were. To make a long story short I was able to put it together into a file. My heart does not look as wide as hers but I think it is okay. If you want to change it in the pattern that I am sharing with you in my drop box, you can.

I was ready to knit it and realized I did not want a big blanket. So I worked on a smaller one and that is what is pictured. The small size is 26 width, 32 length. If you want to use the tension she suggests which is one dot higher than I used, it will come out a little wider. If you want to add more columns, add one more column at each side to make the border 3 stitches instead of two. My blanket is 135 stitches by 148 rows. If you add more columns, remember to select the right needles. You will knit 592 rows and 2 rows for bind off. Her blanket is 704 rows and 2 bind off rows.

I have the large blanket and smaller blanket in bmp and cut files. There is also a word document on how I made mine and how she makes hers. Hope you try it and have fun. I think it is cute. Will have to go look through some more magazines and see if I find some more baby afghans.

When I bind off, I like to take the blanket off knitting circular rows of waste yarn and then sit and latch tool one stitch into the next going from front bed to back bed and then front bed along the whole border .  In JoAnn’s pattern she has you knit two rows at blanket tension, transfer all the front bed stitches to the back leaving the front bed needles in working position. Then she knits one row at td 5/5.25, drops the front bed and binds off one stitch through another. I have to try this since I have never seen this bind off in afghan patterns. I will post that next so you can see the difference in the two bind offs. I tend to get a back ache when I bind off on the machine but willing to suffer that little bit for you in case you want to knit this. lol

Please look over the larger pattern if you do it and search for mistakes. I don’t think there are any but my eyes cross after looking at the computer screen for so long.

By the way, the technique is number 187. I will add it to the document in my drop box hopefully before you print it out. 🙂

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7kq0n3tv1tkmrva/2kvH-WbJXr

 

Passap Baby Tuck Afghan by Jean Curry


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I have a box of magazines and patterns I wanted to get rid of and while waiting for my hubby to go somewhere, I picked  up Machine Knitters Source July/August of 2001 and leafed through it. I came across this pattern by Jean Curry and I think it is beautiful. I like it better than the afghan lovely. The stitches are raised and look like the popcorn stitch.

The pattern was not a graph to put into DAK or win/crea so I tried to scan it. Didn’t work. Then I took a close up photo of it and put it in DAK. In the conversion I was able to get one complete diamond. So I opened a new stitch file and copied and pasted the diamond in. It took me two hours to complete but after making it, it is a keeper. Glad that I spent the time.

I was stumped by pattern though because it says 162 rows and I only came up with 161. Well, if I had read to the end of the pattern, I would have seen that the last row is the bind off. I followed her directions for the cast on and I really like it . It is the racking cast on. I downloaded the pattern and when I realized how large it would come out and that it needed 15 ounces of yarn, I had to stop. That is a very large blanket. So I went back to the program and reduced the size to 142 rows by 138 stitches and it came out the size that I wanted. Finished size is 36″by 38″ . I also added one more tuck row so the borders would look alike. I am glad that I did. I corrected the pattern and if you go to my drop box link you will see two files in bmp format. One is the original size and the smaller one is the one that I made for baby afghan.They can be downloaded and taken into win/crea if you want to try this.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/itmej4adpw3qeze/BclrCMh-4h

In the drop box at the bottom is a document on how I made the smaller one.

Baby Afghahn for Alexa on the Passap


I made an afghan for my nephew’s first child and it had his name on it. Now his wife is pregnant with a girl and I just now decided that I better do something and the shower is Saturday! Her colors in the room are pink and purple and green and decorated with butterflies and flowers.  I had the pink, dark pink and purple but did not have the lime green in a 224 so I did not want to do a four color with the wrong green. I found a green in cancun and I will duplicate stitch the centers of the flowers to add a little more  color. I did that in the second picture. I only had two hours last night to design this and 3 hours this morning to knit. I still have to bind off the top but took it off on waste yarn and can do that in an evening.  I am not crazy about the afghan  and I should have known by turning the butterflies that they would look elongated but I have to tell you that there is not one mistake, no pusher problems and I will tell you what my settings were. Tension masts were all set at 6. Two strands of 224 for each color. The cast on was TD 3, CX rows were 4 and the N/N row and final tension for the afghan was 4… on front bed and 5. on the back bed.  The afghan is 180 stitches by 190 rows using technique 199. The only time I had to stop was to add yarn when second cone ran out. I was in a hurry to take picture because I have to leave the house but it is a really pretty pink for the main color. It almost looks white in the picture.

Passap Baby Blanket with Bear


I was supposed to be making a stroller blanket. I took this pattern that was larger and personalized and made it a baby blanket. It is 163 stitches wide and was 636 rows. I used technique 183(LX/N). Since the expectant mother did not want blue colors for a boy, I thought this would be nice. These colors are cream and tan. The cream is the same color I made the sweater and the afghan lovely in. The size is roughly 29 inches by 38 inches.. If I had taken out more rows above the words “Sweet Dreams” the side borders would not have matched. I also did not want to fool around with the bear design because he is in proportion. One other thing to do would be to make the lettering smaller so I could take an additional 10 rows out but I think this will be okay.

Now that I finished this I can go back to having fun playing around with new ideas for knitting and felting.