Machine Knitters, Southeastern, PA

This blog is now under the domain of Streets Smarts Fiber Arts. The transition from Spring City Knitters Club to Sophisticated Stitches Club and now Streets Smarts Fiber Arts has been quite a journey. Though this blog will undergo many new and exciting changes machine knitting will still be one of the fiber arts featured Look for information on sewing, machine embroidery, hand knitting, and many other fiber arts related subjects.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Passap Teacher at Spring City Knitters Seminar - June 6 & 7, 2008

For those who own a Passap knitting machine, you will be in for a treat. Sharon Minrath, our Passap teacher for the Spring City Knitters Seminar, was a Passap Knitting Consultant for six years, an instructor at Passap University for seven years, and the seminar coordinator for the last Passap Evolution. A high school art and photography teacher for 27 years, her Passap experiences have afforded her the opportunity to continue her teaching career, but on a different level.
As with so many machine knitters who have been involved with this craft for many years, her first Passap was a DM-80 followed by the ascquisition of an E-6000 a few years later. Her intimate knowledge of the Passap includes writing the Passap Drive-thru programs which were distributed to dealers as a teaching tool for Passap machines. So knowledgable and proficient with the Passap, she shares her joy of the machine by writing patterns.
Below is a description of the classes Sharon will be teaching.
Session 1, Friday morning (approximately 2-1/2 hrs long)I know you've noticed the list of numbers that represent a Form program shape, but do you really know what they mean? We'll start at the beginning andunravel the mystery of these numbers.
Sesson 2, Friday afternoon (approximately 2-1/2 hrs long)In this session we'll use the Form numbers to turn a pullover into a cardigan, alter the length of pans, and adjust the width of a jacket or shell. Did you know it is so eary to turn a Form program designed for a garment band into a form for a skirt? Come and see how this can be accomplished.
Sesson 3, Saturday morning (approxmately 2-1/2 hrs long)This session will take a look at several creative ways to achieve perfect bands for our garments. I will also show you three possible way of attaching a neckband to a garment: Passap's commercial neck band, St. John's crochet techniques, and the Japanese technique of re-handing neck edges.
Sesson 4, Saturday afternoon (approximately 2-1/2 hrs long)How long has your U-100(E) been it its box? Well, it's teime to get it out and reintroduce (or introduce) yourself to it. I will show yu how easy it is to use the U-100(E) and evey one of it's settings as well bending the rules to make beautiful creative fabric.
We know every attendee of the Spring City Knitters Seminar who has a Passap machine will benefit from her extraodinary knowledge.
Above is a photo of a garment knitted on the Passap by yours truly (Donna). I posted it to let others know what the Passap is capable of knitting.
For a registration form to the Seminar, go to
See you there!!!



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