Knit-A-Bit home of Pacifically Passap
Pacifically Passap 2018
KNIT-A-BIT originated in the Seattle area in 1979 and moved to Oregon City in 1993. Our
goal since the demise of the Passap factory in Switzerland has been to keep machines
running and provide continuing education for Passap knitters, which is the primary reason for
Pacifically Passap. The first Pacifically Passap seminar was held in 1999 to bring together
Passap knitters on the West Coast and also to replace the annual Passap Evolution
seminar once held by now defunct Passap America, Inc. Little did we know the response
would be so enormous.
Pacifically Passap has grown to include four core instructors plus additional guest
instructors. Classes at the seminar range from Passap 101 for beginners, to advanced knit
techniques, and can even include instruction in techniques to embellish your knits.
There’s a great camaraderie in being in a group of knitters that all speak the same language
(Passap), and the energy level is exciting to see. Come join us at Pacifically Passap and
experience a weekend of learning, fun, and meeting new friends.
For the 2018 seminar we're again opening our doors to the Brother/KnitKing, Studio/Silver
Reed knitters as many of the Passap knitters also have these machines. This is an
opportunity for knowledge transfer from one set of knitters to another.
Please note that this seminar needs to be a fragrance free seminar. Several
of our attendees and your host are extremely allergic to fragrances. Please
take the time to find some fragrance free products to use. Scented dryer
sheets are some of the worst as they actually impregnate your clothes with
the scent and it can't be washed out (we've tried and the manufacturer has
told us it's supposed to work this way). In your seminar packet we'll
provide you with the names of some products that are fragrance free to