Posts Tagged ‘Passap Techniques’

Passap Lapghan using 3 color techniques


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Ha, ha, fooled you again. Here is my knitted strip of techniques for a three color design. It is shorter and took 918rows of knitting. I used 60 stitches and I knit 102 rows of each. I knitted techniques 195 to 200. Then the last three are 204,205 and 206.

I also had to learn how to download a 3 color pattern that is in the console. I realized I had never done this. These are the ones with the asterisks next to them in the pattern book.   I used pattern 1285 and added 1286. I wrote this down programming the console to downloading to locks. If you would like a copy, please email me. If you would also like the information to attach to your strips of knitting, if you do one, email me for that as well.

The strangest of the techniques are 204,205 and 206.(bottom 3) In the picture you can see a blister type effect that is more pronounced in the last one. The book calls this a pin tuck effect. These three techniques require back lock changes. In #204 you knit 2 rows of color one on LX/N, 2 rows of color 2 on LX/N, and you knit 4 rows of color three on LX/BX. In other words, you are knitting 8 rows for one row of knitting. On #205 you will do the same with colors one and two and then you will knit 6 rows of color 3 on LX/BX. In this one you are knitting 10 rows for each row. On #206 you will do the same with colors one and two and then knit 8 rows of color 3 on LX/BX. This knits 12 rows for one row of knitting. All three of these techniques use black strippers. Now I don’t know if I did the last three right so I am going to go back and try something different to see if they look the same. On the back bed you only have four pushers in work , two on each end. It also might look strange to me because of the pattern I chose. I know that when I give up this machine, I still will not know everything it can do!!

Passap Afghan of Many Techniques


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Bet you thought you were going to see another large afghan. Well this strip of techniques was the length of an afghan . I knitted techniques 180 to 191 . I knitted 21 rows for each technique and that came to 84 knitted rows . I used 60 stitches, the same pattern, same tension, same amount of rows. I typed up the techniques, put in the settings and pusher information. I laminated the information and attached with a yarn that is strong like ravel cord so they won’t come off. I am doing this for a friend that I am helping with the E6000.  This shows her the backs and the sizes when she chooses an afghan. I made an afghan using the Fairisle Fantasy but she wanted it in a lap blanket so we looked at the strip and chose a different technique. It came out perfect for her but we also shortened the pattern as well.

I learned several things doing this. My arm is killing me. Hahahaha, just kidding. First, I love this machine. Lol  Second, it took me longer to do than an afghan since you have to reprogram every technique and set the pushers on the back bed in or out of the rail. You can see the widest one and it is technique 186 which is the fantasy fairisle. What surprises me is that you don’t see , or I should say, I don’t see many afghans made using the last four techniques 188-191. You have to change the back lock every two rows on a couple of them but it is not confusing. The console tells you when to change. Techniques 188 to 191 are closer in width to the fantasy fairisle . Also notice that the technique 181 has a solid back. I also knitted technique 185 for the first time which is the long stitch or summer fairisle and I like it. It is amazing how one pattern can look so different in every one of the techniques. This also gives you an idea of distortion using different techniques.

Also, I have two little cutters on my other knitting machine carriages for cutting the yarn . They are great and I don’t have to pick up a pair of scissors. I bought these years ago for a dollar and have not found them since. A couple of weeks ago I went to a sewing expo in Cleveland and I found this( I should say my friend found it) . It was $7.95 and I have it mounted on top of my passap lock. It is not as nice as my cheapie but it sure does the trick for cutting my yarn. 🙂 It has a self stick backing.

Carol-1, Passap-1


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Ah hah, I figured it out but don’t know if I can explain it. lol
I really had problems with technique 153 and I decided to try a scarf. Back to the same problem of incorrect pushers. I decided to sit and study the situation. I believe the answer is in setting up the proper pushers. Here is what I am suggesting if you try any of the techniques . First do a test run without the yarn. Turn on the console(you can skip the cast on) Make a note of what position the wracking handle indicator says. Put all of the pushers to work position on the front bed. When you go through the settings the proper pushers will come into work. Then look at your manual and set up according to it. When you do this, you can set up anywhere on the bed and pick the correct end needles.

1. I then knitted technique 153 in one color and two colors. I would only do the one color since the edges don’t look good with two colors.
2. I then knitted technique 155. But I did this before doing what I suggested for needle set up and in the pictures you will see what happened. The side needle on the front bed group of three was tucking and that is wrong. I went and set up with all the pushers in work and found out that the two side stitches of the groups of 3 should be tucking and the middle one knitting. When done like this, it was correct and a bump forms where the middle needle is. I also would definitely do a scarf in this because the edge stitches are pretty. I posted that picture above.

3. I then knitted technique 156 and it is the same on both sides.

4. I then knitted technique 157 and it was uneventful. I just posted the front side and the back side. I don’t like this for a scarf but I would like the purl side with vertical lines but only in a solid color for a sweater.

I took pictures and put information on them in case you would like to try these. Here is the link to the drop box with the techniques in them.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2d9aqg5e79cc4nn/aipzQf1MJe