Thursday, February 28, 2013

Repost from Ruth's Machine Knitting on Facebook

Here is Ruth's post:

Had a major revelation whilst knitting this morning and just had to share with all you Passap peeps out there. Some of you may already have come across this, but to me it's new and fabulous.
I was reading Carmen Reuters notes last night - a little light reading, as we do :) and she said that when changing from rib, to the main body of your knitting, there is the tedious job of picking up the heel of the stitch next to each empty needle and placing it on the empty needles, tp prevent those unsightly little holes when moving from rib to double bed knitting. Her solution: to knit two circular passes - 1 row, over all needles required, front and back beds, and then continue in the double bed work.
I will admit, I was somewhat sceptical, BUT, I tried it today and IT WORKS!! As you can see in the photo, there are no holes, just a nice continuation of work... thank you Carmen Reuter.... I think I love you!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Passap Hat # 1

My first attempt at Journal 6 with charting. It came out good, and the measurements worked out perfect. Patterns and chart were downloaded to the console.

Stitch Pattern

Abbreviated Instructions:
A - 103 (2x2 rib)
B - Download from Journal 6, KT 183.
CO # 4.
Needles: -62/65.
Total # of rows knitted: 136
Main Tension: 4.2/4.2
Ribbing: 2x2, tension 3/3; 3.2/3.2

Pattern A: 103. This is a 2x2 rib. Knit to RC 20
Pattern B: downloaded. Knit to RC 126.
Transfer sts to Back Bed. ( this will be purl sts on public side). If stocking stitch is desired, transfer to Front Bed.
Change to black strippers. Set front lock to GX.
Knit 1 row @ T 5.2 on back lock.
Reduce sts by half.
Knit to RC 136
Take sts off onto yarn.

Finishing: seam side seam. Gather top.