As a knitwear designer and fiber artist, I often hear, “I LOVE how you used colors and/or textures in that scarf or shawl or wrap or sweater, but could never do it myself.” Well, today I are going to share with you some insider tips and skills so that you really CAN do it yourself.
This information offers the “Why” as well as the “How”.
The Passap E 6000 knits precisely what you tell it to, perfectly with the unique dialog computer which communicates with you. What is important is that you learn to speak Passap so you can communicate with the console. Since it is very precise, there is a learning curve to get comfortable with the programming of the console so you get the exact result you want.
The electronics on the knitting console asks you a series of simple questions. They are not in the usual sequence that we are used to and do not answer why or how so patience on your part is needed.
When you understand the step by step format of the console and the questions it asks, it will get easier to learn the programming so you avoid the error messages and accomplish the pattern and technique input into the computer.
The computer shows the choices and you decide if you want to accept them.
There is no point in wishing that the manual was written more clearly. We have to work with what we have and get used to the flow the way the console is set up and the questions that are asked. Once you have achieved the knowledge of the sequence, your knitting on the Passap will be much easier.
The learning curve is a bit steep, but certainly doable so I want to encourage you to stay with it until you get to the breakthrough moments and gain the confidence to know you can tackle this marvelous machine.
I will be taking you through a simple set of steps so you understand what the Passap language is, how you learn it and in what order you need to put the steps.
Not much different than spelling a word. If you put the letters in the wrong order you have an error and a misspelled word. If you input the data into the Passap console in the wrong order you have an error.
The only difference is that the console talks back and that sound is very annoying.
Then comes this set of questions:
- what did I miss or do wrong?
- where can I find help?
- who knows the answer to my question?
- am I going to understand what they are telling me in writing?
I’d invite you to come back as these questions are answered for you. The goal is to help you enjoy this amazing piece of equipment and see beautiful knitted projects that are finished.