Posts Tagged ‘Passap Ripple’

Vertical Ripple Two Color Scarf


2 Color Vertical Ripple Scarf

2 Color Vertical Ripple Scarf

I knitted a scarf using the Vertical Ripple Pattern by Teryl Hollins that I have shown in the previous posts. The colors are taupe and black. If I lighten the picture it appears gray and black. I want to point out a couple of things if you try this technique. First, use thin yarn . I used a tension of 4 on both beds and one strand of 224 yarn. Secondly, MOVE YOUR WORK TO THE RIGHT OF THE BED TO AVOID LOOPS.  I used 40 stitches and should have put the pattern on needles 30 to 70 right of “O”. I had to constantly watch for loops with the first color which is the first mast furthest from the color changer.

The picture below shows the front side and back side of the scarf. You can see on the left edge before it folds over that it is one color and on the other side it is the second color.

verticalripplebothsides

 

I learned something making this. I had the yarn break when I pulled to tighten up for loops on edge. It was very difficult to back up. I ripped out the rows and started again only to have it go out of pattern.  So I looked up the technique and the pattern and saw what the stitches were doing. Made it easier to back up. I think what happened when I started again is that the back bed pushers were opposite the front pushers and not according to my diagram. I am going to do a test piece again and see what happens when the pushers move.  I had done 778 rows and did not want to take the chance of being wrong again so I backed up and took off the machine. The scarf is long enough.

I have a black leather pin on it that I bought from JUL designs at www.juldesigns.com

 

Passap Vertical Ripple Racking Pattern


Vertical Ripple One Color

Vertical Ripple One Color

Vertical Ripple with 2 Color Vertical Stripes

Vertical Ripple with 2 Color Vertical Stripes

OMG, I found the directions for these patterns in the 1995 Passap University Book? The huge one with about 300 pages. The author of this pattern is Teryl Hollins . This is so unique I had to do the first two and share them with you before doing the others. These can be done on the Passap E 6000 and the DM-80 without the deco.  I tried the first time using a solid color but used two strands of 224. It was too thick. It draped nicely and  I would knit it with that yarn if I wanted a scarf for walking the dog . The blue solid is a 2/8 yarn I believe and it worked nicely. If you look up close at the patterns (click on picture) you can see the racking every two rows.  Now don’t say “yuck” I don’t like racking. No problem. With the two color it is easier. The needles are in correct needle set up according to the needle rule. Then you knit two rows with color one and rack the handle to the left and knit the second color. If you forget you just have to look at the needle set up. If it is correct it is color one to knit. If it is out of correct needle rule you knit with the second color. So now I try the two color and I can’t figure how it comes out the way it does(yes I can :)) On the two colors I used one strand of 224 for each color and it comes out so nice and soft . It is really strange because you change colors every two rows and rack every two rows and you get VERTICAL stripes instead of horizontal! And….on one side where the mauve color is , it is white on the opposite side.  If you try this make sure your mast tension is good so that you don’t get edge loops.

 

The E6000 uses pattern 1128 and technique 129 and the DM 80 just does a manual set up.  The settings for the 6000 are AX/KX and the DM80 is AX/AX.

To set up the pushers on both beds you put the wracking handle up after the SX/GX rows of setting up pattern. On the BB you set up five pushers in work and five out of work across the row. On the FB you do the same with the first five in work and the next five out of work. Then you put the racking handle down and start to knit. Knit 2 rows, rack 1 turn left, knit 2 rows rack one turn to right. Repeat.

If you would like more detailed instructions email me. I hope you try this because it was fun and the fabric it produces is pretty.