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Transfer Lace Sweater on the Passap using the U100

I finished this sweater late last night. It fits me nicely. I used the U100 to transfer stitches from the front bed every four rows. It is pattern 1033 and technique 280. I did set in sleeves since drop shoulder sweaters look terrible on me.

I am not that familiar with doing necklines on the passap yet so I did a simple one. I added up the neck stitches I would need. I cast on and did a 2×2 rib for 60 rows starting with tension 7. I changed tension every ten rows and ended up with tension 5.. at row 60. I transferred all front bed stitches to the back and then hung the sweater with the right side facing me and knitted one row by hand. Then I knitted 6 rows at a looser tension like 5 or 6 and took off on waste yarn. Then I folded the edge down and backstitched through the open stitches  of  the last row of stockinette stitch. I used the “sandwhich” because when the neck folds over, it gives it a nice finished look.

I steam the waste yarn and the rows of stockinette of the band so that when I unravel the waste yarn, the stitches don’t go anywhere. This part of hand work I actually enjoy doing. It does not take long at all once you do it several times.

This is not a dressy yarn. I used Bramwell 4 ply yarn. I have had this yarn for years . I liked the flecks of color in it . I bought it when I first started to make sweaters. I made simple ones to get the fit right and used the yarn to add a little to the plain sweater. This design however would have shown up better with a plain color. You can see through this so I will wear a tan round neck top under it. It has a nice look with the other color showing through. I also attached the sleeves on the machine.  Now……what should I do next!

Passap Lace, drop stitch and U100E

I had three days off and not one minute to knit until tonite. Just played around with some lace. The first sample is the drop stitch lace . It’s really quick and easy. It is setting eyelet one with a color and setting eyelet 2 to knit but without yarn. My sample is 50 stitches. Pushers on both beds in work . The pattern is 1016 and technique 256. Knit two rows with the color 1 and pick up eyelet 2 that is empty and knit 2 rows. It drops the stitches from the front bed. Just repeat these four rows and you have a nice lace pattern.

The second sample came out wider and a little bit thicker than the first one. There are no pushers in work on the back bed and all in work on the front bed. It is pattern 1018 and technique 280. On this sample, two rows of color 1 are knitted and then the U100 is used on setting four. Knit two rows again and transfer using the U100 Repeat these four rows. The first fabric above is thinner because stitches are dropped. On this fabric the stitches are transferred to above stitches and some needles have two stitches on them thus making it thicker and wider. I used perla yarn and both samples would look nice on a shell.