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Passap Fringe with EX & Racking and 1 Stitch Between Sets of Stitches

This fringe is made using the EX setting and racking but I only left one stitch between the two sets of needles. You can see how much yarn is taken up knitting the three needles on the right. I think you could knit this with 4 needles on the right instead of 6 and it might come out a little shorter.  I like the length of the fringe though  and I left the loops. I think that using the racking and EX settings, I could do the braided fringe and they would be closer together than my first sample.

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Passap Fringe using EX settings and Racking

This fringe was done using the same needle set up except that after casting on the settings are changed to EX on both beds. When you knit, you rack one whole turn every two rows back and forth until you are finished.  It has a very pretty look and it pulls the fringe closer together. In the last picture I have the fringe knitted withEx and no racking  next to this one to show the difference. In the article Irene Krieger  does not really say how to cast on. Or maybe she does and I didn’t read all of the article! lol   I cast on N/N, hang comb, do two rows of CX/CX and one row of N/N. Then I hung one light weight from cast on comband changed to EX/EX.  At the end I don’t bind off the three stitches on the right so they will unravel.


Fringe on the Passap using EX settings

This fringe is made using the same needle set up but instead of N/N for knitting the trim the settings are EX/EX. It is prettier and the fringe is closer together. I would do this trim again and leave very few needles between and leave the loops on the fringe.  They would hold up better in the washing machine and they look nice also. Look at the second picture before the loops are cut and imagine them shorter. Again, the first picture is how the fringe comes off of the machine. The stitches on the right are open ended for unraveling. The second picture, the fringe is turned to the right and the stitches that were on the right are now on the bottom when unraveled.



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Fringe on the Passap by Irene Krieger

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This is the first sample of fringe on the passap using both beds by Irene Krieger. The first picture is how the fringe comes off of the machine.The needle set up is 3 stitches on the top and bottom bed on the left and leave empty needles in between and then three needles on the right on the top and bottom beds. When you finish, you will only permanently cast off the needles on the left so that the needles on the right will unravel. The last picture is with the strands cut. She states in article that this is a sparse looking fringe. I will let you see the difference on my next samples. These samples are in the May 1995 issue of Machine Knitting News.

Braided Fringe on the Passap using Both Needle Beds

I am working on fringe samples by Irene Krieger and she uses both beds so I thought I would try the braided fringe using her needle set up. First of all, it was easier. Did not have to open both beds to hang the twisted fringe. Secondly I used one needle on the top bed and one needle on the bottom bed on the right and the stitches stayed put. One loop was a little larger than the other but not bad. However, the drawback is that you can’t lift the bars on the two rows beneath the needles in work on the left and that leaves a wider space between the fringe. Joyce commented on the last post that the pink was done on the passap because the fringe is closer together. Very observant! I like the one on the passap better because of that.

Braided Fringe On the Passap and the Brother Machines

I’m back! I have been doing some serious cleaning in my house and have not done much knitting. Of course the temptation is strong to quit cleaning! Anyway, I saw this fringe on you tube with Diana Sullivan demonstrating the technique on a Silver Reed machine I believe.

I tried it on the Brother machine and I put the needle on the far right in hold position and then put the yarn under the needle and knitted back. It worked quite well since the stitch to the far right was not knitting well since it was not e wrapped on. So then I thought, this can be done on the passap too. The only difference is that you have to work on the back bed of the passap and you have to open the beds up every four rows to twist the loops and lift the bars from the two rows below. This will make sense if you watch the video. I also saw a video of a woman hand knitting a scarf and she stopped mid row and did one of these braids. She did a whole row of them and it was cute and unusual. I think this fring is so cute and would look good on a scarf or as purse trim….hmmmm….
So….which one did I do on the Passap?