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A crash course in machine knitting (PDF, 6 pages, 244kb)
I wrote this document for an event in 2009, where I had an hour to teach new people how to use the knitting machine. This 6 page PDF goes through some basics - it's enough to get you started with your machine. This document is not intended as a replacement for your manual, which details everything you can do with your knitting machine.

There are 7 full colour photographs. The headings are as follows:

* Maintenance
* Tension
* Yarn
* Cast ons (one provisional, one closed)
* Cast offs (transfer tool and latched off)
* Increasing
* Decreasing
* Increasing more than 1 stitch at a time
* Decreasing more than 1 stitch at a time

Brief explanations about:

* Cables
* Patterning
* Partial knitting
* Lace
* Intarsia
* Ribbing attachment
* Further reading
* Useful links

This document is useful for Japanese machines (ie Toyota, Brother, Knitmaster).

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A Crash course in using the ribber (PDF, 5 pages, 584kb)

Having written the first document, "A Crash Course in Machine Knitting" for an event in 2009, I realised there was a need for a follow-up document addressing the ribber. This 5 page PDF goes through some basics - it's enough to get you started with your ribbing attachment. It is not intended to replace your manual, which has full details of everything you can do with your ribber.

There are 6 full colour photographs of the ribber in use, and some smaller photos of textures you can produce with the ribber. The headings are as follows:

* Safety
* Adjustment
* Tension
* Ribbing (casting on)

Brief explanations about:

* Full needle rib
* Industrial ribs
* Wide ribs
* Racked ribs
* Half and full fisherman's ribs
* Cables
* Circular/tubular and U-shaped knitting
* Double bed tuck patterns
* Pin tuck (ripple) fabric
* Drop stitch patterns
* Double bed jacquard aka multi colour rib patterns
* Relief patterns
* Plating stitch
* Automatic pleats
* Increasing and decreasing in ribbing
* Increasing more than one stitch
* Decreasing more than one stitch

This document is useful for Japanese machines (ie Toyota, Brother, Knitmaster).

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A Crash course in the Passap E6000 (PDF, 12 pages, 870kb)

I acquired an E6000 knitting machine a few years ago, and found the manual very hard to follow. I had only been used to Japanese machines, and the E6000 manual assumes the user came from an earlier Passap model (or had lessons from a dealer, sadly no longer available). This 13 page PDF goes through some basics - it's enough to get you started with your machine. This document is not intended as a replacement for your manual, which details everything you can do with your knitting machine.

There are 5 full colour photographs. The headings are as follows:

* Maintenance & safety
* Patterning
* Stitches
* Swatching
* The locks
* Stitch size
* Strippers
* Racking handle
* Colour changer
* The computer console
* Needle rule
* A simple K/K cast on
* Knit/Knit
* Basic front bed cast on
* Partial knitting
* To use partial knitting for stocking stitch
* Using the console
* Explanation of lock settings
* Programming the E6000 console
* How to skip the cast on
* DM80 patterns
* Sorting out a jam
* Increasing 1 st at a time
* Decreasing 1 st at a time
* Increasing more than 1 st at a time
* Decreasing several stitches at once
* Casting off
* Further reading
* Useful links and further information

Brief explanations about:

* Cables
* Lace
* Intarsia
* Errata

This document is useful for the Passap E6000.

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