Help needed for e 6000

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Hi everyone, I have just bought a second hand e 6000 and am struggling with it. I live in south Lincolnshire, south Holland area, and would welcome help from any one in the area.
It would be lovely if anyone knows of a club in the area.
Thanks Sue

Passap DUO 80

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Hi
I’ve now owned my Passap DUO 80 for six months and don’t seem to be making progress beyond the very basic knitting techniques. Is there anyone in the South Yorkshire, S73 area, who would be willing to give up some time to help me out.
Very kind regards, Alan

Hi Alan

Do you have copies of the Bramwell Duomatic books? They are called ‘Design for Duomatics’ by Eileen Metcalf and there are two of them. They contain patterns for various techniques with explanations of how to set up the machine. They are often available on eBay.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2014-06-04 11:53:54
Thank you very much for that I will take a look.

Very kind regards
Alan

Stivi
2014-07-08 10:41:10
Hi Alan

Do you have copies of the Bramwell Duomatic books? They are called ‘Design for Duomatics’ by Eileen Metcalf and there are two of them. They contain patterns for various techniques with explanations of how to set up the machine. They are often available on eBay.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2014-06-04 11:53:54
Thank you very much for that I will take a look.

Very kind regards
Alan

Stivi
2014-07-08 10:41:10

Duo 80 needle position

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I bought the Duo 80 secondhand. I’ve always wanted one, but I’m not very successful with the sample pieces in the manual. When the handle is down, in which position should the needles be? Mine are head to head, so is this correct@ I managed the knit/knit but as soon as I started the Fisherman’s rib section, the lock jammed. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Sue

Dear Sue
Thank you so much for your reply. We managed to find a service manual download for the machine and discovered that not only was the handle in the wrong position but the front bed was too high. This caused the back needles to hit the teeth and so jammed the lock. Using the download instructions my husband adjusted the settings and now it knits really well. I have tried knit/knit long stitch and Fisherman’s rib and can’t wait to really get going.
Thanks again for your help.
Sue
susieque01
2013-05-08 16:35:23
Hi Sue

Congratulations on your purchase. I’m sure you will enjoy knitting on your Duo.

Sometimes the racking handle gets put in the wrong way up. I’ve looked in the instruction book and it’s not very clear as to how it should be positioned.

The racking handle should be UP for the needles to be opposite each other. This position is used when knitting with 1×1 needle set up.

When the racking handle is DOWN the needles face the striking combs on the opposite bed. You use this position whenever there are two or more adjacent needles knitting on either bed.

With no knitting on the machine rack the beds until they line up at the sides i.e. the very end needles are opposite each other. If the racking handle is down take it out by pulling it forward firmly. Then re-insert it in the up position making sure the clip on indicator fits into the slot under the front of the machine.

It should now be in the correct position.

Kind regards
Sue.

Sue P
2013-05-08 13:37:14
Dear Sue
Thank you so much for your reply. We managed to find a service manual download for the machine and discovered that not only was the handle in the wrong position but the front bed was too high. This caused the back needles to hit the teeth and so jammed the lock. Using the download instructions my husband adjusted the settings and now it knits really well. I have tried knit/knit long stitch and Fisherman’s rib and can’t wait to really get going.
Thanks again for your help.
Sue
susieque01
2013-05-08 16:35:23
Hi Sue

Congratulations on your purchase. I’m sure you will enjoy knitting on your Duo.

Sometimes the racking handle gets put in the wrong way up. I’ve looked in the instruction book and it’s not very clear as to how it should be positioned.

The racking handle should be UP for the needles to be opposite each other. This position is used when knitting with 1×1 needle set up.

When the racking handle is DOWN the needles face the striking combs on the opposite bed. You use this position whenever there are two or more adjacent needles knitting on either bed.

With no knitting on the machine rack the beds until they line up at the sides i.e. the very end needles are opposite each other. If the racking handle is down take it out by pulling it forward firmly. Then re-insert it in the up position making sure the clip on indicator fits into the slot under the front of the machine.

It should now be in the correct position.

Kind regards
Sue.

Sue P
2013-05-08 13:37:14

Tension

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Hi
I’m just getting back to machine knitting and need help on the subject of tension. Is there anyone who can help me with the recommended tension on a Passap for stocking stitch, tuck and Fair Isle using Panama and Yeoman 50/50. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Hi Elaine
Welcome back to machine knitting.
Panama is a 4 ply yarn so try stocking stitch at stitch size 6 to start with. Single bed tuck and Fair Isle would probably use the same stitch size.
50/50 is a 2 ply yarn so it is not advisable to knit stocking stitch with a single strand of it but if you want to try stitch size 4 1/2 used 2 ends together it would knit as a 4 ply. For double bed patterning using a single strand try stitch size 3.
You might have to tighten or loosen the stitch size slightly to get the feel you want but these should give you a starting point.
Hope this helps.
Regards
Sue
Sue P
2011-10-05 18:15:47
Hi Elaine
Welcome back to machine knitting.
Panama is a 4 ply yarn so try stocking stitch at stitch size 6 to start with. Single bed tuck and Fair Isle would probably use the same stitch size.
50/50 is a 2 ply yarn so it is not advisable to knit stocking stitch with a single strand of it but if you want to try stitch size 4 1/2 used 2 ends together it would knit as a 4 ply. For double bed patterning using a single strand try stitch size 3.
You might have to tighten or loosen the stitch size slightly to get the feel you want but these should give you a starting point.
Hope this helps.
Regards
Sue
Sue P
2011-10-05 18:15:47

Yeoman Panama yarn

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Hi
I have taken out my Passap and Knitmaster knitting machines after over 20 years. I bought from eBay June Brereton’s book of Yeoman Panama Summer Tops and have the right yarn, but the pattern says to use a reel of knit-in elastic for the rib. Do I need to use this or is there an alternative way of doing the rib?
Thanks.

Electra 3000 help

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Hi
I recently purchased Passap and a motor and wonder if it’s possible to do a dry run with the motor – that is, no yarn threaded and no needles working. If so, what do I have to do? I have a Brother motor and the instructions are easy but I find that Passap give very little information. Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks

Deco manual

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Hi Rina
I have a spare Deco manual which you can have perhaps you could cover the cost of postage from the UK? If you are interested I will find out how much it would cost.
As for the actual punchcards eBay is a good place to look.
Kind regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-03-21 20:53:20
Hi Rina
There is a set of the original Deco cards listed on eBay.co.uk at the moment.
I have a spare copy of the Deco manual the book of designs for cards 101-330 and another book of 48 designs for the Deco. These last two are templates which you copy on to blank cards and punch out yourself.
Let me know if you are interested and I will find out what the postage will be.
Kind regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-03-21 20:53:20
Hi Rina
I have a spare Deco manual which you can have perhaps you could cover the cost of postage from the UK? If you are interested I will find out how much it would cost.
As for the actual punchcards eBay is a good place to look.
Kind regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-03-21 20:53:20
Hi Rina
There is a set of the original Deco cards listed on eBay.co.uk at the moment.
I have a spare copy of the Deco manual the book of designs for cards 101-330 and another book of 48 designs for the Deco. These last two are templates which you copy on to blank cards and punch out yourself.
Let me know if you are interested and I will find out what the postage will be.
Kind regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-03-21 20:53:20

reader cards

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Thank you.

Hello Hester
Try BSK on 01234 217096 or email info@bsk.co.uk. In their catalogue which you can download they advertise a special E6000 pen for £6.99.
Hope you manage to find one
Regards Sue.
Sue P
2010-11-24 21:05:52
Hello Hester
Try BSK on 01234 217096 or email info@bsk.co.uk. In their catalogue which you can download they advertise a special E6000 pen for £6.99.
Hope you manage to find one
Regards Sue.
Sue P
2010-11-24 21:05:52