Passap DM80-e6000

by Marjorie ~ . Filed under: Passap E 6000.

Learning how to use the DM 80 and the e6000. The DM 80 is the manual version and the e6000 is the electronic version of the knitting machine. You can use the e6000 to knit any DM80 patterns by not using the electronic console. The DM80 manuals did not come with an e6000. You can get a free download of the DM 80 manuals at Start on page 18, which is the first test piece. In the manual they call it an oven mitt but we’re not going to use a strong enough thread so we will call it a dust mitt. You will be learning some basic stitches that do not use pushers. Set the e6 console out of the way. Every stitch and everything you do is identical on both the DM80 and the a6000. Use a 2/24 acrylic at 3 and 3/4 stitch size on both beds. You will stay at that stitch size throughout until you get ready to cast off.

Start with the cast on first. Push down the lever for eyelet one to pick that empty eyelet up and bring it across to the opening between the beds. Use the double eye bodkin to thread the machine. Put yarn on the floor behind your machine. Put yarn in one eye and bring it up through the guide into the tensioner. Do not put it in the wand right now, continue through the next guide and into the eyelet. Reach under the bed and take the eyelet out, unthread and fasten on the side or under the machine. Return eyelet 1 to the color changer and push down the second lever under eyelet 2 to thread the second eyelet. Follow the directions for eyelet 1. Put the yarn behind thread color 1. If you put this in front of color 1 it would tangle up. If you are using eyelet 3 be sure the yarn is behind color 1 and 2. Then for eyelet 4 be sure the yarn is behind the eyelets 1-2 and 3.

bring this tensioner right now I have this one set on it three it’s going to be a little tight as you can see but this machine is gotten older so it so it’s going to let loose a lot more in a few minutes so even though we want to buy the hands hens fat I’m going to go ahead and leave that one the way it is and it’s about two and a half and over here I’m at two and a half again so I’m going to pop that see now that’s a little too much bring that through again and try it again okay so I want that a little bit tighter so I got this one on the three want to bring it there we go see that that Hansford and as you see this one has let loose more and more now that we are threaded up we are ready to sit down and start knitting okay the first thing we’re going to do is set up our machine and do our racking cast on now this is portion a which is simple knitting it on both beds on both machines it’s going to be in N and Iraq and cast on everything is going to be identical for both machines I did this in contrast so that you could see the cast stone now the first thing we’re going to do is make sure we have 22 needles on both threads and working position so you want 11 stitches to the left and 11 stitches or needles to the right and then you have your matching you can put this up into the knot at 12 o’clock position and have the needles meet head to head and make sure that you got matching needles now we’re going to put this back into the six o’clock position now what we’re going to do is we’re going to get ready to do our racking cast on so we want it on stitch size three and three quarters on both beds the lever on in and in we’re going to rack to handle one full turn to the left and we are going to knit in one row now we have a zigzag roll across now I’m going to use cast on my cast on pounds because I personally like the cast on cones you’ll you’ll hear that some people like them some don’t I’m in the category of liking them I give myself a visual so that I can make sure I team this comb up because this isn’t a very dark mark come and bring my cast on comb and I’m going to stitch my this needle now will put my visual down because I do not want to knit that needle and I’m going to put in my wire and I’m going to hang one wait in the center now if you notice that my locks do not have strippers in them that’s because if I bring this across these that’s wire it which it would hurt the stripper so we don’t put our strippers in yet so we’re going to wrap one full turn back to the right and knit one row and our cast stone is complete now we can put in our orange strippers because we’re doing double bed and orange is for dolvett’s double bed knitting now we’re going to go into pattern a which is NN still we’re still using the same stitch size 3 and 3/4 we’re going to put the row counter on 0 we’re still in color 1 so we’re fine the lock is on the right and now we are going to knit 30 rows and color1 but before we do that we do want to put our H bring zone so I’m closing my latches and putting on the edge springs now you do want your latch hook hooks closed so that if you were to catch them on the edge spring you could break your needle and your edge ngwe all got color too here and now we’re going to knit a tea rose now I want you to see that when you’re when you’re doing this it is knitting and holding on both bitch the back bed has knitted off and the front bed is holding and when you knit it this way the back bed is holding a stitch and the front bed is knitting so when you go one way you’re knitting one roll the one bed off and you’re holding the other one so that’s what creates the fisherman rib