Stresslaxing Passap Machine Knit Blanket

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blanket knit on passap knitting machine

This was a custom request knit blanket. I thought it was an interesting knit. If you would like to knit one, I am sharing the .stp (Designaknit) and .bmp (Wincrea) files. (Please note: This blanket is a light-hearted view of stress. If you or someone you know is having serious issues dealing with stress it is best to seek help. In the US we have mentalhealth.gov for referral.

This blanket can be knit on any machine with 200 needles. I knit mine in double bed jacquard on a Passap E6000 T186. This is a large tuck throw with T186. If you want a smaller lap or cot size, knit the same file with T187. It will be smaller and the text will be more defined. This blanket can be knit on any electronic knitting machine with 200 needles. Japanese machines will knit a smaller blanket size. Cast on (#3 for Passap), T186, 88-0-88 total of 176 stitches double bed. Both end needles are on the back bed. 250 pattern rows and 1000 actual lock passes. This was knit with 2 strands 2/24 of each color tension 4.3 on both locks (Passap). Finished size 62″ wide by 74″ long knit on Passap with T186.

I am sharing the Designaknit and Wincrea files if you would like to knit your own blanket. (For personal and cottage/small business use). If you don’t have software for downloading to your Passap, there are 2 free options. Wincrea and Journal 6. I have posts on both of these on my blog.

Link to files here The link will go to the folder with both files. You will have to open the folder and select the file you want to download. You may have to click on the 3 dots at top right of page to open download menu.

blanket knit on passap knitting machine
blanket knit on passap knitting machine

Machine Knitting Book Review October 2022

fair isle motifs

This month’s review is yet again another hand knitting book but an excellent resource for machine knitting. The book is 200 Fair Isle Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone . This book has a photo of knitted swatches with corresponding charts. There is a black and white chart stating stitches and rows, a color chart for the knitted swatch shown, another color chart with a color variation idea, and also a chart showing the pattern repeat.

Charts are in order by row and stitch count starting with the smallest charts first. The motifs will all work on a 24 stitch punchcard. Many motifs are small and would be great for cuffs, socks, and other small projects. You can, of course, combine many motifs for an all over patterned Fair Isle project. What I love about this book is that each motif is shown knitted. You can find this book used or new from your favorite book shop.

fair isle motifs

Machine Knitting Book Review September 2022 Edition

selbu patterns

I am going to review some books I find to be great resources for machine knitting. I have tons of old machine knitting books, but I realize knitters do not always have access to the old out of print books. There are many newer books which are great resources. First book up for review is Selbu Patterns by Bardsgard.

Selbu Patterns: Discover the Rich History of a Norwegian Knitting Tradition with Over 400 Charts and Classic Designs for Socks, Hats, and Sweaters
by Anne Bårdsgård | Sep 21, 2021

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Trafalgar Square Books (September 21, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 296 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1646010884
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1646010882
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.64 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 1 x 10.5 inches

Selbu Patterns is a large, heavy, hardcover, coffee table style book. The photography is great. It is printed on thick glossy paper. It even has a satin ribbon book marker. The book is for hand knitting, but it is mostly charts which translate well to machine. Some designs are small repeats which would work on a punchcard, while other designs are very large and cover half a cardigan. All designs/charts show several repeats (not written out as one repeat of the pattern), so if you are making a punchcard, you will have to break the design down to a single repeat to fit.

The book starts out with a very short section about the history of knitting in Norway. This is followed by a collection of master patterns (socks, hats, sweaters). The master patterns are written out for hand knitting. There are no schematics or line drawings showing the item/measurements.

The majority of Selbu Patterns is knitting design/charts. These charts can easily be imported into Designaknit Graphics Studio and used for machine knitting your own personal knits. Many of the motifs are quite small and would work great for mittens, socks, and smaller items. It is easy to mix and match designs to your own liking. Some designs are slight variations of others, but overall, I think it is a great book to add to your library.

selbu patterns
selbu patterns
selbu patterns
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