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Passap Tuck Jacket - by Loulou Pirotte


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Stitch pattern:

Gallery garment


TO & FRO (England), vol. 12 No. 3, Winter 1989, pp. 29-31.

Machine Knit America (USA), vol. 3, No. 2, September/October 1993, pp. 30-32

More Creative Fabrics from Susanna Lewis”. Rib Tuck: Knops & Wavy Ribs, Part 2. Shell pattern with border, made on Duomatic. (Self-punched Deco Card or E6000 pattern n° 1130)”.

We wish to thank Susanna Lewis for giving us permission to publish the material in the above articles.


  1. The lower border (scallops) is made by knitting the first 20-row sequence.
  2. The pattern is then stopped to knit the knops: all pushers in rest position, *8 rows N/KX - 4 rows N/N*. Repeat *-* 3 times.

When the border is completed:

  1. Start the pattern again and knit from where you stopped. All pushers in working position.
  2. Pattern sequence: *16 rows with the main yarn (merino) N/KX - 4 rows with the Lurex + Crepe N/N*
  3. Note: the last 4 rows of  each 20-row sequence  are knitted with the lurex and crepe to enhance the shells.


The  basic shape (back, fronts and sleeve) was created in Standard Garment Styling and tweaked in Original Pattern Drafting.

By “knit manually”, I mean using Interactive Knitting *without the machine*, i.e. using the UP arrow tool.

  1. Front Right & Left are the pieces as they are knitted.
  2. Front 1 & 2 are the actual garment pieces, after Cut & Sew.
  3. Only the Back  and Sleeves start with the scalloped border. For all the other pieces, the borders are knitted separately.

Knitting tips

Inspiration:  I have always been intrigued by dressmaker and tailoring details. This is inspired by a basic dressmaker shape, modified to some extent. It is important to remember that, whatever the type of dressmaker garment we want to knit, the knitted version will be different, in its fabric, from the original which is usually woven. Knitted garments will  also require different construction methods. (See below: Shape).  

Size: petite (Bust - waist - hips: 88 - 68 - 88 cm)

Category: ***

Machine: Passap E6000 32K


Total amount used: 450 grs. (380 grs of the 2.30 Nm).

Tension: 3.25/3.25

Gauge: 10 x 10 cm: 17.4 stitches x 102 rows.