Other than with industrial machines, I thought that this technique could only be used with a Japanese style machine. Recently, however, I've discovered a method for this technique, or similar, that can be used on a Passap. It's described in A Second Resource Book for Machine Knitters (limited availability) by Kathleen Kinder (ETA: on page 101).
The sweater below was knitted on my Brother knitting machine. Long floats were left between the actual knitweave needles. The floats were then cut, creating the fringe. I promise to give the details and the stitch pattern I used in a future post.
|Anemone, 100% wool|