How To Thread A Pink Passap Duomatic 4 Color Changer
Daniel at Daily Blog Tips challenged his readers to define, “What is a blog?”
For me the answer is straight forward. A blog allows me to share photos and information with anyone, anywhere, at anytime. This is especially important for those of us addicted to knitting machines yet isolated from others who share our passion.
The easiest way to demonstrate is by answering Enka’s question on how to thread a Pinkie 4 color changer.
Hello Kathryn, I am not yet ready to try out miss Pinkie, but looking at it I am puzzled by the one-pole- 4-color yarn tension unit. I have tried to thread it different ways – but none make sense and some totally illogical.
I have not been able to locate any infos on these nor have seen any picture in all Passap related site. Passapknit or Passapclub neither.
So it has a one-metal pole and 4-units at the top with metal hoops and each of the unit has one long antenna – a hole at the tip but no short antennas like a Singer or a Brother nothing on the metal support pole.
Do you know how to thread this weirdo.
The original pinkie, or Passap Duomatic DM5 had several yarn masts over its lifetime. The original was a single yarn mask that used a plastic clip that attached to the lock.
As far as I’ve determined, the next generation looked almost identical to the Passap Duomatic 80 yarn mask, except it had a strange guide wire hanging out the back. I’m assuming this is what Enka has. I don’t have a unit to photograph so I bribed my daughter last month to use her drawing skills.
Enka, if your yarn mask doesn’t match these drawings, then you have the more current color changer. I’ve included a scan from the Passap Duomatic 80 manual at the bottom.
Set the yarn behind the machine, either on the floor or in the yarn cup.
Bring the yarn up and thread it through the eyelet on the back of the yarn mask.
Pull out the yarn tension dial far enough that the yarn falls behind the metal button. Let go of the tension dial so it pops back in place.
This will keep the yarn in the tension dial when the machine is knitting.
Continue threading through the metal eyelet in front of the tension dial.
Continue forward to the second metal eyelet. Once though, pull down the tension wire and thread the yarn through.
Last step is to guide the yarn down through the front most hole.
You are threaded.
Here is a scan of how to thread the Passap Duomatic 80. As you can see, it is extremely similar to the Pink Passap 4 color changer shown above.
August 14, 2008