May 13, 2018

Men’s Colored Sole Sock

LOOM: His and Hers Sock Looms, (Men’s purple 64 peg loom)

YARN:Fingering (sock) weight; Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering used in sample

Color A: Approx. 12 g/ 44 yds (Blueberry Speckle used in sample)
Color B: Approx. 34 g/ 140 yds (Cosmic Speckle used in sample)
Color C: Approx. 30 g/ 108 yds (Delphinium Kettle Dye used in sample)

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, stitch holder.

GAUGE: 15 sts x 23 rows = 2″x 2″ stockinette

SIZE: Men’s (adjustable for foot size)

ABBREVIATIONS

st(s)= stitch(es)
p= purl stitch
k= knit stitch (u-stitch)
rnd= round
rep= repeat
w&t= wrap and turn
BO= bind off

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 64 sts in color A, prepare to work in the round.

Cuff and Leg

Rnd 1-25 (or 2.5”): In color A, *k2, p2, k, p, k, p; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 26-80 (or 4.5”): In color B, k 64 sts.

Heel

Join color C and use color C for heel. Do not cut color B.

Place peg markers on pegs 1 and 32. Pegs 1-32 are all the pegs that will be worked for the heel. Pegs 12-21 are the pegs that will be left unwrapped during the w&t process.

Refer to Short-row heel/toe instructions at the end of the pattern for specific details.

Foot

Work appropriate length for foot size (5.5” for men’s 10.5 US size foot) in the following pattern (sample used 70 rnds);

For the first round, * knit in color C from peg 1 to 32. Next, knit pegs 64 to 33 in color B. You will now have two yarn strands between pegs 32 and 33.

For the next round, cross over the yarn strands twice (one complete twist) and knit in color C from peg 32 to 1. Next, knit in color B from peg 33 to 64. The two yarn strands are now between pegs 1 and 64*. Again, cross over the yarn strands twice to prepare for the next row.

Repeat from *. Each repeat creates two rounds—the first round ending with two strands between pegs 32 and 33, and the next round ending between pegs 1 and 64.

Crossing the two strands will eliminate any holes at the seams of the contrasting colors.

Toe

Create the toe in the exact same way as the heel using color C. Refer to Short-row heel/toe instructions at the end of pattern for specific details.

After working the toe, knit one round in color C.

Finishing

Keeping all sts from twisting, place the first 32 sts onto a double pointed needle, or on one side of a long circular needle. Place the remaining 32 sts onto another double pointed needle, or the other side of a long circular needle.

BO all sts using the Kitchener Stitch, or 3 Needle BO, as seen in the following tutorial: http://www.knittingboard.com/kitchener-stitch-page/

Weave in all loose ends.

 

Short-row heel/toe instructions for 64 Pegs:

Knit from peg 1 to peg 31, w&t peg 32.

Knit from peg 31 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to peg 30, w&t peg 31.

Knit from peg 30 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 29, w&t peg 30.

Knit from peg 29 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.

Knit from peg 28 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.

Knit from peg 10 to peg 22, w&t peg 23.

Knit from peg 22 to peg 11, w&t peg 10.

Knit from peg 11 to peg 21, w&t peg 22.

Knit from peg 21 to peg 12, w&t peg 11.

 

(Note: The following increase rows will require working all previous wraps and stitches together as one as the pegs are knit and w&t’d. This can be up to 2 wraps and a stitch worked as one.)

 

Knit from peg 12 to peg 22, w&t peg 23 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg)

Knit from peg 22 to peg 11, w&t peg 10 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).

Knit from peg 11 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.

Knit from peg 10 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.

Knit from peg 28 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 29, w&t peg 30.

Knit from peg 29 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 30, w&t peg 31.

Knit from peg 30 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 31, w&t peg 32.

Knit from peg 31 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

 

Peg 1 and Peg 30 have the wraps on them. Continue to the foot instructions (on the first round, you will pick up the wraps together with the stitch as you work the next round).

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May 5, 2018

Spa Scrubbies Set (double knit)

Just in time for Mother’s Day….Exfoliant Scrubbies.   Create a gift basket with scrubbies and creams, and other goodies for mom.  They are washable and dry quickly, but retain their scrubbing quality.

Easy and fast to make in your choice of colors.  Included: Rib knit head band, 3 scrubbies, scrubby sponge, and soap pocket scrubby. Add lotions, soap and a warm fragrant candle for relaxing atmosphere.

Loom:  ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom in double knit

Yarn:  Red Heart Scrubby Texture, 100% polyester or cotton,  4 skeins (one red, blue, bright blue, yellow), and one skein of Scrubby Smoothie of Ocean blue, 100% cotton

These 5 skeins will make 10-12 different scrubbies.

Stitches:  Stockinette, and Rib for the head band

Notions Needed:  Knit hook, Crochet hook, Sewing needle

Size:  Assorted

Gauge:  3 sts=1 inch

INSTRUCTIONS

Each scrubby is a different shape and size, but most instructions will work for them all.

Cast on in stockinette the amount of stitches for size desired. Always leave about 12” of yarn at beginning of cast on so you can finish the edge with it. This is done before the loop knot or first stitch.

When you want a thicker knit, you will do an extra row before hooking over. That way you will have 3 loops on each peg.

Work with this yarn slowly and carefully as one tends to grab onto the other.

The bind off will be different as a stretchy edge is not desired. Use anchor yarn for all scrubbys with smooth yarn, but they will all be removed so contrast color yarn is good.

3 loops for thick Stockinette

Regular stockinette or thick stockinette:  Working in stockinette with full circular is regular stockinette.  When you want a thicker material, just do an additional pass (circular) of all pegs to add a third loop on the pegs.  When hooking over, pick up both bottom 2 loops over each peg.

 

The bind off is worked so that the edge of the scrubby is not stretchy, but tight.  Move the loops from inner loom to outer loom.  Then work 2 loops together with sewing needle.  Be sure to pull the sewing  yarn under the needle to the right to create a loop.  When this is pulled snug, it will lock in the stitch and then it can be  removed from the loom.  Work the next stitch until the piece is off the loom.  Leave 12” of yarn at last row for sewing the edge.

 

 

Regular stockinette or thick stockinette:  Working in stockinette with full circular is regular stockinette.  When you want a thicker material, just do an additional pass (circular) of all pegs to add a third loop on the pegs.  When hooking over, pick up both bottom 2 loops over each peg.

 

Square Scrubbies

Red square– 7”- 8”

Cast on 24 stitches in Stockinette.  We worked a thicker knit at 2nd row and row 23 to give this larger square some extra ‘scrubby’ power.  Work approximately 24 rows before bind off.  Work more if a larger cloth is desired.

Bold Stripe square– bright blue, yellow, red, Ocean blue, 4 rows of each

Cast on 16 stitches in Stockinette in bright blue.  Work 4 rows in regular stockinette. Cut 3” yarn tail.  Tie on the yellow yarn and lay yarn tails between rows of pegs.

Work 4 rows in regular stockinette.  Cut 3” yarn tail.  Tie on the red yarn and work 4 rows.  Cut. Tie on the Ocean blue yarn and work 4 rows.  Cut leaving 10” for yarn tail.

Bind off by moving inner loops to outer loom and sew with yarn tail.

Blue Stripe with 3 yarns– Ocean Scrubby, Ocean Smooth, and Bright Blue

Cast on 12 stitches in Stockinette in Ocean Smooth.  Work 2 rows in regular Stockinette.

Tie on the bright blue yarn.  There is no need to cut any of the yarns, just pick up the one to use when you are ready for it.  Work two rows.

Work one row of Ocean Smooth.

Add the Ocean Scrubby and work two rows.

Now all 3 yarns are attached, so just use the one for the next row, and allow the others to lay out of knit.

Continue working 2 rows of bright blue, 2 rows of Ocean Smooth, 2 rows of Ocean Scrubby.

End with last 2 rows of Ocean Smooth.  Leave 10” of yarn for sewing the edge.
Finish both edges with yarn tails.

Round Scrubby or sponge– worked entirely with thick stockinette

4” square and drawn up, with pompom added for a handle.  The pompom is made from the scrubby textured and smooth yarn.

Cast on 14 stitches in regular stockinette.  (20 stitches for a larger round scrubby) Work 18 rows in thick stockinette.  Remember this means to weave down loom and return to cover all stitches with 2nd loop.  Then repeat so that all pegs have 3 loops.  Hook over by lifting bottom 2 loops over top of peg so all pegs, again, have one loop.  Repeat the double weave.  When the square is the correct size, cut yarn tail with about 20” so you can gather all 4 sides.  (Hint-for easier gathering, tie on the Ocean smooth yarn for the last row of regular stockinette).  This will give you the smooth yarn to do the gather around the square, but it will not show once the gather is complete).  Use the yarn tail with sewing needle to lift the loops off of loom, work around one side by picking up all the stitches, lift all the loops off anchor yarn, work around 2nd side to beginning.

You can gather all the edges together to create the round scrubby.  Once the stitches and edges are gathered, tie and knot the yarn.  Pull yarn tails into scrubby.

Make pompom by using both the bright blue yarn and the Ocean smooth together.  Tie the pompom tight and cut it to the size desired.  Our sample is about 1” in length.  Tie onto the top of the scrubby to create a handle for using.

Headband is worked using only the Scrubby Smoothie yarn and knit in rib stitch on the full 52 pegs in double knit on the Rotating Double Knit Loom.

Cast on all pegs in double knit in stockinette.

Work 14 rows in Rib stitch.

Do regular bind off with crochet hook.  Pick up one loop from inner loom and then one from outer loom.  Pull loop closest to hook thru the other.  Then pick up next loop on inner loom, pull one thru the other.  Continue by alternating the loops from inner loom to outer loom until you have just one loop on the hook, and pull yarn tail thru loop to knot.   Bind off at anchor yarn.  These edges will be stretchy.

Soap Pocket Scrubby

Cast On 16 stitches in regular stockinette with yellow Scrubby yarn. Leave 14” yarn tail for joining later.

Work one row with thick stockinette.

Work additional 5 rows in regular stockinette.

Tie in red scrubby yarn.  No need to cut the yellow.

Work 2 rows with red yarn in regular stockinette.

Work 12 rows with yellow yarn.

Work 2 rows in red yarn.

Work 8 rows in yellow yarn.

Work 2 rows in red yarn.  Cut and knot the red yarn and lay yarn tail into the knit.

Work 5 rows in yellow yarn in regular stockinette.

Work 1 row in thick stockinette

Work 1 row in regular stockinette.  Cut yarn leaving a 12” yarn tail for bind off.  Once you have completed the bind off of loom and anchor yarn, you are ready to sew the pocket together.

Fold the cast on edge up to the top red stripe, but below red stripe.  Sew the side seams of pocket with yellow yarn tail remaining.  If need to, add a new piece of sewing yarn.  Weave in any yarn tails.

Be creative with your gift as the scrubbies and the creams and candles make for a wonderful experience.  You can give a gift that expresses your creativity as well as some great products.  Your arrangement can be in a basket or ceramic container or whatever you choose.

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Apr 13, 2018

‘Perfect Fit’ Hat on Double Knit Loom

“Can you decrease on the ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom to get a hat with a smooth fitted crown?”  YES!! With a series of decreases you will be able to create a nice flat rounded crown of hat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cuff is knit in separate piece to lay flat. Just a great fitting hat that you’ll love to wear.

Loom:  ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom set for double knit with 52 pegs

Yarn:  Red Heart Colorscape, 100% Acrylic, Color Acapulco, one skein

Stitches:  Stockinette

Notions Needed:  Knit hook, Crochet hook, Darning needle

Size:  10.5” deep X 10” wide laying flat: 9” deep with brim turned up. Head circumference 21-23”

Gauge:  3.5 sts X 5 rows= 1 inch

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 52 stitches in Stockinette.  Lay anchor yarn using #5 or #6 yarn, of contrast color.

Rnds 1-30:  Stockinette

Decrease Rnd #1:  Work 5 decrease stitches by moving one loop to adjacent peg on both looms.  There will be approximately 10 sts between each empty peg, but exact is not necessary.  You can use any stitch marker to note the empty pegs, so they don’t get wrapped.  Hook over and be sure to pick up the 2 loops on peg next to empty.

Blue yarn notes empty peg that has been decreased and has no yarn.

Work one regular rnd with no dec. Skip the empty pegs and keep in stockinette weave.  Work rnd in stockinette weave.

Decrease Rnd #2:  Work 2 decrease stitches between each of the previous or empty pegs, evenly spaced. This will leave different amounts of stitches between the empty pegs.  It will be 2 or 3, but exact is not necessary as long as you decrease by additional 10 stitches.  Work rnd skipping the empty pegs and be sure to hook over both loops on peg next to empty peg.

Work one regular rnd with no decrease. You have 37 loops remaining on the loom.

Decrease Rnd #3:  Decrease an additional 15 stitches by doing one decrease between the empty pegs.  This may leave 1 or 2 stitches between the empty pegs.  This is fine as long as you have just 22 stitches remaining on the loom.  Work row on all stitches.

Work one regular row with no decrease.

 

As you reduce the amount of stitches, you will be increasing the amount of empty pegs.  You will end with 22 stitches and are ready to bind off of loom.

Bind Off of Loom:  Cut working yarn with 20” of yarn tail.  This will be used later to remove the stitches.  On remaining stitches, move the inner loop onto peg on outer loom.  The inner loom will be empty.  The outer loom will have 2 loops on all remaining pegs.  Hook over the lower loop so that there is just one loop remaining.

Place the darning needle on the yarn tail.  Go around loom picking up the remaining stitches and placing them onto the yarn.  Once they are all on the yarn, you can remove the hat from the loom.  This will be the gathered top of hat.

BAND FOR BRIM (a separate piece)

Cast On 52 stitches in Stockinette.  Lay anchor yarn of contrast color #5 or #6 yarn.  Work 8 rnds in Stockinette stitch.  Bind off loosely with crochet hook.  Remove from loom.

Setting the band:  Lay hat flat and match the band to edge of hat.  They will be same length and both have an anchor yarn.  Cut a piece of yarn 25” long and place on darning needle to sew the pieces together.  Start at any point and pick up the loop on hat anchor yarn and then the loop on the band anchor yarn.  Be careful to not grab the fiber of the anchor yarn.  Keep alternating from hat to band, picking up the next loops.  Go around the entire hat.  Once all the loops are on the yarn, the anchor yarns can be gently pulled out.  Your joined pieces will look like this.

 

You will see that this creates a ‘hinge’ for which the band will fold over and not look rolled-it will stay in place.  The hat can still always be worn with the band turned down, if desired.

Return to top of hat and turn hat inside out.  Gently gather the 22 stitches with attached yarn for a smooth fitting top of hat.  Sew securely with yarn and darning needle to close in the top opening.  Knot yarn, trim ends, and weave ends into knit.  Trim any remaining yarn tails and weave into knit to complete.

4 Comments

  • love this loom. been waiting for instructions for decreasing stitches to make the crown of the hat smoother. Can’t wait to try it.
    would like to see a video along with the instructions because I don’t quite understand how to attach the band

  • Hi Norma,
    We can do a photo of the 2 pieces so you can see clearly how they lay together and are attached. Will add this to pattern. Check the pattern in a couple days for the addition.

  • KNITTED SOME ‘BEANIE HATS FOR THE PREMATURE BABIES MY FRIEND SAW THEM AND WAS IMPRESSED AND ASKED IF I COULD MAKE SOME LONG SOCKS ,BUT DIDN’T WANT THE HEAL IN AS THEY WERE FOR HER HUSBAND WHO HAS HAD BOTH OF HIS LEGS AMPUTATED AT THE KNEE DUE TO DIABETES I KNITTED SOME ABOUT 15 INCHES LONG AND SHE WAS DELIGHTED MAYBE AN IDEA FOR SOME OF ”OUR FRIENDS ” LEARNING LIKE MYSELF

  • Hi William,
    Thank you so much for your inspiring story. I’m sure your gift of socks and the Beannie Hats were much appreciated. Keep up the great work.

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Apr 9, 2018

Baby Blanket

LOOM: ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom, used as a single knitting, outside rail only.

YARN: Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink 315 yds skein (2 skeins).

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, stitch holder.

GAUGE: 4 stitches and 6 rows to 1″ of pattern.

SIZE: 28″ x 34″

ABBREVIATIONS

Ew= ewrap knit stitch
P= purl stitch
K2tog= knit two together
Yo= yarn over

NOTES

Blanket is made by creating two panels and sewing them together at the inside seam.

Skip the first stitch of every row to create a nice even edge.

(k2tog, yo)
Lift the stitch on the left peg and hold,
move the stitch from the right peg and place on the left peg, take the stitch you are holding and place back on the left peg just above the stitch you just moved, ewrap the left peg and knit the two bottom stitches over treating them both as one, lay your working in front of the empty peg to create the yarn over.

(yo, k2tog)
Lift the stitch on the right peg and hold,
move the stitch from the left peg and place on the right peg, take the stitch you are holding and place back on the right peg just above the stitch you just moved, lay your working in front of
the empty peg to create to yarn over, ewrap the right peg and knit the two bottom stitches over treating them both as one.

INSTRUCTIONS

(Left Side)
Ewrap cast on 47 pegs (left to right) prepare to work as a flat panel.

Row 1: purl row

Row 2: ewrap knit row

Repeat rows 1&2 for 9 rows ending on a purl row.

Row 10: ewrap knit row

Row 11: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 12: ewrap knit row

Row 13: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 14: ewrap knit row

Row 15: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 16: ew3 (ew2, k2tog, yo, w3) end on ew1.

Row 17: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 18: ew3 (ew1, k2tog, yo, ew1, yo, k2tog, ew1) end on ew1.

Row 19: ew42, p3, ew1

Repeat rows 10-19 fourteen more times.

Row 160: ewrap knit row

Row 161: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 162: ewrap knit row

Row 163: ew42, p3, ew1

Row 164: ewrap knit row

Row 165: purl row

Row 166: ewrap knit row

Row 167: purl row

Row 168: ewrap knit row

Row 169: purl row

Row 170: ewrap knit row

Row 171: purl row

Row 172: ewrap knit row

Row 173: purl row

Bind off with basic bind-off method. Weave in ends.

(Right Side)
Ewrap cast on 47 pegs (left to right) prepare to work as a flat panel.

Row 1: purl row

Row 2: ewrap knit row

Repeat rows 1&2 for 9 rows ending on a purl row.

Row 10: ewrap knit row

Row 11: p3, ew43

Row 12: ewrap knit row

Row 13: p3, ew43

Row 14: ewrap knit row

Row 15: p3, ew43

Row 16: (ew2, k2tog, yo, ew3) end on ew4

Row 17: p3, ew43

Row 18: (ew1, k2tog, yo, ew1, yo, k2tog, ew1) end on ew4

Row 19: p3, ew43

Repeat rows 10-19 fourteen more times.

Row 160: ewrap knit row

Row 161: p3, ew43

Row 162: ewrap knit row

Row 163: p3, ew43

Row 164: ewrap knit row

Row 165: purl row

Row 166: ewrap knit row

Row 167: purl row

Row 168: ewrap knit row

Row 169: purl row

Row 170: ewrap knit row

Row 171: purl row

Row 172: ewrap knit row

Row 173: purl row

Bind off with basic bind-off method. Weave in ends.

Finishing
Using mattress stitch, sew left side and right side together. Weave ends in and block lightly.

7 Comments

  • Love this blanket .TFS

  • This is a question.can I make this blanket on the 28inch AIO loom oppose to stitching them together? I would like to make a larger blanket for my new granddaughter coming in July.

  • Yes this blanket can be made on the All-in-One loom. This blanket pattern was made for the Rotating Double Knit Loom so you could see what other projects possibilities could be done.

  • Can you do this blanket with casting on 52 pegs working as a flat panel? Also, can I use weight 3 to do blanket or will it be too small of a weight? Thanks Denice. Your videos are great!

  • My question is, after I have done the E wrap cast on, for Row 1(Purl) am I going counterclockwise for that first row and then row two is clockwise? Love the pattern, it’s my first time using the double rotating loom. Thanks in advance for your time.

  • The pattern is worked as a flat panel. You work back and forth.

  • The pattern is wrote with the maximum amount of pegs that can be used on this loom. If you decided to go with a thinner weight yarn it would be to lacy of this project.

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Apr 2, 2018

Ode to Spring Shawlette

Designed by Isela Phelps

Springtime skies bring a lovely hue of blues, some days as bright as turquoise blue, yet others as dark as grayish blue. Amidst the blues, the earth brings forth new life, blossoms high up in the trees, and tiny buds of life all around. 

LOOM:  Premium Round Loom Set, 80 peg Orange loom

YARN:  Approx 300 yards of worsted weight acrylic, cotton blend yarn. Sample used Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball in Wind Chimes color. 5.3oz/481yd | 150g/440m

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool

GAUGE:  not relevant for this project

SIZE:  Approx 24” at widest point x 54” in length

ABBREVIATIONS

ek=ewrap knit

inc=increase (make one (m1) method used)

k=knit

k2tog=knit two stitches together

p=purl stitch

ssk=slip, slip knit two stitches together

sl=slip or skip peg with yarn towards back of peg

st(s)=stitch(es)

yo=yarn over

*A helpful tutorial on SSK & K2tog

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up of loom: Ewrap  5 pegs from Right-to-Left. Ewrap knit back to peg 1.

Row 1: [ek1, inc1]2x, k2tog, k1. (Increased row by 1 stitch)

Row 2: Sl1, p to end.

Row 3: [ek1, inc1]2x, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (Increased by 1 stitch)

Row 4: Sl1, p to end.

Rep Row 3-Row 4:  until you have 77 sts on the knitting loom.

Continue onto lace section as follows (note, the first 3 pegs and last pegs are edge stitches, you will maintain a garter stitch edge on those pegs).

 

Next row: sl1, ek2, *ek1, yo,  ek1, ssk, k2tog, ek1, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, ek3, k1.

Next row: Sl1, p2, ek to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Rep last two rows: 22 times, or until it reaches the desired length

Next row: sl1, ek to last stitch, k1.

Next row: sl1, p to last stitch, k1.

Rep last two rows: 1 more time.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave all ends in.

Steam block to open up the lace sections and to set the stitches.

Have questions or comments for Isela?  Feel free to leave a comment below!

 

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  • Would the all in one loom work for this project?

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Mar 20, 2018

Preemie Loom Knit Hat

 

Designed by Isela Phelps

Recently, we were contacted by a group who wanted to loom knit preemie hats for a hospital. We realized that we do not have any patterns on our website to fill this need, so we got to work right away and here it is, this size seems to fall right in the middle of the chart. We hope you enjoy the pattern. 

Important guideline when knitting items for babies: cotton is a good option for baby knits, wools may create allergic reactions and/or even asthma. Keep your stitches as tight and small as possible–small enough that little fingers cannot get caught in them. Avoid any sort of extra embellishments–they can fall off and baby can accidentally eat them. Wash all your items with dye-free, deodorant free detergent, do not use a dryer sheet when drying (typically, you will want to lay your items to dry flat to extend the life of the knitwear). After item is dry, check to make sure all the tail ends are still securely woven in. 

Preemies vary in size, some of them have small heads, as big as an apple, others are a little bigger. 

Knitting loom: His and Her Sock Looms, purple sock loom with 64 pegs was used in sample. To make a smaller preemie hat, use the orange sock loom (56 pegs).

Yarn: Approx 70 yds/21g of fingering weight cotton-merino blend. Sample was worked with Viking Bjork Cotton Merino (90% cotton, 10% merino) 50g/164yds in color 520 (pale pink).

Notions: knitting tool

Gauge: 13.5sts x 23= 2 inches in stockinette (with u-stitch).

Size: 9-inch in circumference, 5-inch length. It should fit up to an 11-inch circumference head.

Abbreviations

k=knit stitch. May substitute with u-stitch.

p=purl stitch

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 64 sts, join to work in the round. Sample used the ewrap cast on.

Round 1-10: *k2, p2: repeat from * to end of round.

Round 11: k to end of round.

Repeat Round 11: until item measures approximately 4.5 inches from cast on edge (it will grow to 5 inches once you block and set the stitches).

Next 3 rounds: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of round.

Bind off: Cut a piece of yarn that is approximately 16 inches in length, remove all the purl stitches onto this piece of yarn. Cut a second piece of yarn about 16 inches in length, remove all the knit stitches from the loom. Locate the first piece of yarn and cinch the purl stitches close. Locate the second piece of scrap yarn and cinch it all the knit stitches. Tightly weave all tail ends. Block to set the stitches.

Have questions or comments for Isela?  Feel free to leave a comment below!

 

 

 

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  • Is there a video for the shawlette from several months ago?

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Mar 18, 2018

“Red Hot” Double Sole Slippers

If your favorite slippers wear holes on the bottom, it’s a sad day!  Now, double the sole– for double the wear!  Keep your feet warm on a cold floor– That’s a Good Thing!

By John Kreitzer

LOOM:  18” All-n-One Loom, set for double knit with 1cm spacers.

YARN:  Red Heart Super Saver #4, 100% Acrylic, One Skein in color Hot Red.  Machine wash and dry.

Boucle dark grey yarn #5 used in Pompom, 10ft

Filler yarn for double sole of any color, Acrylic and washable, #6 or #7 for the power soles, approximately 20ft per slipper

STITCHES:  Stockinette & basic increase

NOTIONS:  Knit hook, Crochet hook, Darning Needle, 4 stitch markers (optional) or scrap yarn to mark center stitches

SIZE:  Adult Medium (adjust for longer foot with additional rows; adjust for wider slipper with additional cast on stitches).  This medium slipper is 11” long X 8.5” wide before sewing.

GAUGE:  7 Sts X 9 rows = 2 inches

INSTRUCTIONS

Start the slipper with the cast on at slipper toe.

Cast On 20 stitches in Stockinette.  Lay anchor yarn of matching yarn in double strand.  This will stay in the slipper when complete.

Rows 1 and 2:  Work in Stockinette Stitch.

Row 3:  Increase (1) stitch at 2nd peg and at peg #18.  Work row in Stockinette.

Row 4 and 5:  Work in Stockinette Stitch.

Row 6:  Repeat row 3 with 2 additional increases, one at each end.  You have a total of 24 stitches on the loom.

Row 7:  Work row in Stockinette.

Lay the Filler Yarn across the stitches between the two rows of pegs.

Note:  This is just like laying an anchor yarn but will only be placed on center 12 stitches.  Lay the filler yarn at peg 3 between the rows of pegs. Place a stitch marker, or piece of contrast yarn between stitch 6 & 7 at each peg. This will mark the center stitches.

You will do your rows over the filler yarn, and the yarn will go from L to R, and then back R to L for each row on the center 12 stitches.  Place stitch markers (or scrap of yarn) on pegs 6 from back end of loom on both pegs.  The filler yarn will go back and forth across the stitches as you work and be locked in by the weaving and hooking of each row.  On the 2nd row, you can fold back the filler yarn so that it covers only the center 12 stitches and the 6 stitches at each end are not covered by filler.  After each row, pull the filler yarn snug. When hooking over each row, be sure to start on same side of loom for each row.  This will be considered the front side of the loom.  This will ensure that the outside of slipper is smooth with the filler yarn.

(white yarn used for clarity

 

 

 

Lay filler ahead to peg 3.                                                           Weave in full circular.  Hook over.

 

 

Row 2 with filler folded back.   Ready to weave                     Going back L to R for row 3.

 

Row 8-40:  Work in Stockinette with filler yarn on center 12 stitches.  Cut filler yarn and weave the filler yarn tail into sole of slipper.

Rows 41-44:  Work in Stockinette with red yarn only.  Bind off with basic crochet bind off.

 

Sewing the Slipper:  Once off the loom, fold the slipper lengthwise so that the anchor yarn is the toe.  The side facing you is the inside of slipper.  Using the red yarn and darning needle, sew up the back end or heel of slipper using invisible stitch.  Knot securely.  You can see the filler color yarn on inside and sole of slipper in photo.  Yarn is black.

Draw the anchor yarn carefully and securely to create the toe.   Knot the ends on inside of slipper.  Trim the yarn tails and weave into the knit.

 

Pompom:  Using one strand of red yarn and one strand of the Boucle yarn (4 ft each), wrap them together around a piece of cardboard to create a bow about 4” in diameter.  Tie the bow securely with double strand of yarn leaving 3-4” yarn tails.  Trim the pompom to desired size and sew to top of slipper with the yarn tails.  Knot on inside of slipper and trim.

Make a 2nd slipper following same instructions.

 

 

 

 

5 Comments

  • Will there be a video on this?
    I am new to this and the videos help so much
    Thanks

  • Hi Gin,
    That’s a good idea and we will add this topic to our video plans.
    Is there a specific question that we could answer for you?
    Pat

  • i have a 12/24 peg long loom. will it be possible to make the slipper with this as i do not want

    to purchase anymore looms at this time…. thanks for help…

  • Hi Gin,
    I think we could do a short little video for the double soles. Will post once it is done. thanks, Pat

  • Hi Beverly, the amount of pegs on your loom would be good as we did the slippers with that amount, but you would need to know what gauge you are working with. So you need to knit a small swatch with the #4 yarn on your loom to see if the slippers will come out close to same size. Also, depending on the loom, you may have a more open knit as the Rotating DK loom may have a tighter spacing.

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Mar 10, 2018

Luck of the Irish Shamrock

Design by Renita Harvey

The month of March makes everyone desire to be Irish.  St. Patrick’s Day always brings lots of green décor that includes shamrocks everywhere.

Shamrocks are simply 3 leaf clovers and should not to be confused with 4 leaf clovers.

This pattern uses increases, decreases, and short rows to shape each leaf.  While this pattern is worked on an extra fine gauge loom with DK weight yarn, Luck of the Irish Shamrocks may also be made larger by using any loom with the appropriate weight yarn for the gauge of the loom.

LOOM:  Sock Loom EFG

YARN:  18 yds of DK/3 weight 100% cotton yarn, Kid Cotton in Emerald used in sample

NOTIONS:  Loom tool, tapestry needle

GAUGE:  n/a

SIZE:  approx.. 4” wide x 5” tall

ABBREVIATIONS

 K – Knit

P – Purl

R – Row

K2tog – Knit 2 together

W&T – Wrap & turn – lift stitch off peg, wrap the working yarn around peg from back to front, and place loop back on the peg leaving 2 loops on the peg

M1 – Make 1 – increase by wrapping the peg with e-wrap

CO – Cast on

BO – Bind off

Rep – Repeat

St(s) – Stitch(es)

 PATTERN NOTES

When working the knit on the same peg after the M1, gently tug the stitch to tighten the e-wrap increase.

Each leaf is worked as one piece and seamed up the middle.  Then all 3 leaves and stem are sewn together.

 Thin floral wire may be inserted in the i-cord stem to hold the shape, if desired.

 INSTRUCTIONS

 Leaf – Make 3

CO 1 stitch by placing the slip stitch on the peg leaving a tail 6” long for assembly.

Increases

R1:  K1 – 1 st

R2:  P1, m1 – 2 sts

R3:  K2

R4:  P2, m1 – 3 sts

R5:  K3

R6:  P3, m1 – 4 sts

R7:  K4

R8:  P4, m1 – 5 sts

R9:  K5

R10:  P5, m1 – 6 sts

R11:  K6

R12:  P6

Short rows

Wedge 1

*R13:  K5, w&t

R14:  P5

R15:  K3, w&t

R16:  P3

R17:  K1, w&t

R18:  P1

R19:  K6

R20:  P6*

Wedge 2

R21 – 28:  Rep from * to * once

Wedge 3

R29:  K5, w&t

R30:  P5

R31:  K2tog, K1, w&t

R32:  P2

R33: K2tog, k3

R34:  P4, m1

Wedge 4

R35:  K4, w&t

R36:  P4, m1

R37:  K3, w&t

R38:  P3

R39:  K1, w&t

R40:  P1

R41:  K6

R42:  P6

Wedge 5

R43 – 50:  Rep from * to *

Wedge 6

R51 – 58:  Rep from * to *

Decreases

R59:  K2tog, k4 – 5 sts

R60:  P5

R61:  K2tog, k3 – 4 sts

R62:  P4

R63:  K2tog, k2 – 3 sts

R64:  P3

R65:  K2tog, k1 – 2 sts

R66:  P2

R67:  K2tog – 1 st

R68:  P1

BO leaving a 6” tail for seaming

Seam with mattress stitch using one of the tails.

Refer to picture at the end of the pattern for more details.

Stem

Work a 2 peg i-cord for a length of 3”.

BO leaving a tail 6” long for sewing.

Using a tapestry needle, thread CO tail though the middle of the i-cord.  Gently pull the tail to give the cord a gentle curve.  Secure yarn tail.

Assembly

 

 

Using the tails on the leaves, seam each leaf to the next starting at the bottom point.

 

 

 

 

 

Seam edges together 2” from the point.

 

 

 

 

 

Sew the end of the i-cord to the bottom middle where the points of the leaves meet.

 

 

Weave in ends.

 

 

 

How the leaf looks when first removed from loom.

 

 

 

 

 

How leaf looks after gently tugging to set the stitches.

 

 

 

 

How the leaf looks after seaming the middle closed with the mattress stitch.

 

 

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Mar 4, 2018

Visor Beanie

The perfect springtime accessory!

LOOM: Premium Round Loom Set, 72 pegs needed.

YARN: Approx 150 yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample used Stitch Studio Earthtone in Silver Fox approx 150 yards.

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, (2) 1″ accent buttons.

GAUGE: 4 stitches and 6 rows to 1″ of ewrap knit stitch.

SIZE: adult 20″-22″ head circumference

ABBREVIATIONS

Ew= ewrap knit stitch
P= purl stitch

INSTRUCTIONS

Ewrap cast on 72 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Rows 1-5: ewrap knit row

Work visor using short row shaping on 32 pegs until you have 16 unwrapped pegs. (Pegs 1-8 and 25-32 will be wrapped, Pegs 9-24 will be unwrapped)–SEE NOTES for row-by-row instructions for this short-row section.

Rows 6-11: ewrap knit row

Bring up cast on row and place it back on the pegs. Knit to the end of the row making sure you treat the two loops on the peg as one loop.

Rows 12-15: (p2, ew4) repeat for row.

Rows 16-19: ew2 (p2, ew4) repeat for row, end on ew2.

Rows 20-23: (ew4, p2) repeat for row.

Repeat rows 12-23 three times.

Decrease half the stitches for a tighter bind off. (Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2 and knit over, move stitch from peg 3 to peg 4 and knit over, move stitch from peg 5 to peg 6 and knit over) repeat for remainder of row until half the stitches remain.

Bind off remaining stitches by using the gather bind off method.

Weave in yarn tails and set aside.

In a contrast yarn create a 9″ strap.

Ewrap cast on 5 pegs, prepare to work as a flat panel. Skip the first stitch in every row to create a nice even edge.

Row 1: purl row

Row 2: ewrap knit row

Repeat rows 1-2 for a total of 9″ in length, bind off.

Weave in ends.

Attach the strap just above the visor using the accent buttons.

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  • I just love the look of this visor beanie and am certainly going to give it a go as soon as I can get the right looms which I hope are not too far away. 🙂

  • I can’t wait to make this hat! The design is very trendy and modern. Much cuter than anything store bought! Hats are my favorite things to loom!

  • Thank you so much for this pattern! I love visor beanies and this is adorable! As soon as i saw your pattern I started making it for my daughter, her birthday is in April. Thank you also for the notes on short rowing, i have never done them before and they are the greatest help to me. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I will post a pic when i have finished it. 🙂

  • Thank-you for pattern. I will give it a try . Love my rotating loom.

  • Sorry, but instructions are extremely confusing. Wish there was a video for this one. You have “Rows 1-5 (see notes for row by row instruction).” That section is 30 rows. Then you go back to Row 6. Do you make the 30 Rows, then go back to Row 6? There are many other instructions that are difficult to understand as well. “Pick up the wraps and the stitch together.” What are you doing exactly? Are you knitting 2 bottom stitches over a top stitch? There is no instruction to knit, it just says “pick up.” That doesn’t give me any further instruction. After I pick them up, what am I doing with them?

  • You first work the ewrap cast on and then the 5 ewrap knit rows. You then work the visor. This does not count toward the row count since it is short row shaping. Once the short row shaping is done you then work in the round. Once that is complete you bring up the cast on edge as you would to make any other brim. There is now 2 loops on each peg. You ewrap the row and knit both loops over the top loop treating them as one.

  • I want to thank you so, so much for the step by step instructions on the short rowing. I am new to them. I just finished all of the short rowing and it was so easy with your instructions and the visual aid of watching what was happening with my stitches, it has given me great confidence to tackle short rowing in the future. I really appreciate designers such as yourself giving freely to everyone. I would have gladly paid for the pattern. It is awesome! Can’t wait for it to be finished, but i am taking my time, so as not to make any mistakes. I just wanted to say again, Thank you very much! <3

  • I guess I am one of those that also need the video…I did the cast on, did the 5 rows, started the visor…the visor is curling…I do not understand what I have done wrong, used worsted yarn…maybe too thin…I just don’t know.

  • Your work will curl but once you bring up the cast on row and place on the pegs it will not.

  • Thank you…I think and hope I have it!!!

  • Denise Johnson. What does W&T mean?

  • W&T is wrap and turn. The same technique you use for socks.

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Feb 21, 2018

Soft Tweed Poncho

The Soft Tweed Poncho is a great layering piece for the upcoming spring weather, or wear it during the winter months and stay extra warm.

LOOM:  28″ Loom with peg extenders

YARN:  Approx 1350 yards of aran weight merino blend yarn. Knit Picks City Tweed Aran/HW Obsidian,  8 skeins (1312 yards) was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  tapestry needle, row counter (optional).

GAUGE:  12 sts x 20 rows=2 inches in stockinette

SIZE:  25” long  x 26” wide. Fits like a size Medium.

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit

p=purl

st(s)=stitch(es)

Rep=Repeat

SPECKLED STITCH PATTERN
Multiple of 4+3

Row 1: k3, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3

Row 2: k to end.

INSTRUCTIONS
(Make 2)

Cast on 131 sts, prepare to work a flat panel

Row 1, 3, 5, 7: k to end of row.

Row 2, 4, 6, 8: p to end of row.

Row 9: k4, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 7 sts, k to end.

Row 10: p4, k to last 4sts, p4.

Rep Row 9 and Row 10 until item measures 25 inches from cast on edge. (216 rows)

Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave all ends in.

Assembly

Using the mattress stitch, seam 6 inches at the shoulders, leaving a 12-inch opening for neck cowl. At the sides, position 3 buttons at each side and sew them in place through both front and back.

Cowl

Cast on 136, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: k to end.

Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: p to end.

Rnd 11-20: k to end.

Rep last 20 rounds until item measures 10 inches from cast on edge. (Approx 90 rows)

Rep Rnds 1-10.

Bind off with basic bind off.

Assembly of neckline

Using the mattress stitch, seam the cowl to the neckline opening.

 

 

 

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Feb 11, 2018

‘Stripes’ Hat

Lots of stripes, all ways – vertical and horizontal!  This is a fun hat for any level of knitter.  Choose your favorite color combination, and let the stripes begin!

Loom: ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom

Yarn:  Two different yarns used in sample, both #5 Chunky. Premier Serenity Chunky, Smoke Heather, 1 skein. Red Heart Soft Essentials, Greyhound, 1 skein.  Both yarns are 100% Acrylic and machine washable.

Stitches:  Stockinette and Figure 8

Notions:  Knit Hook, Crochet Hook, Darning Needle

Size:  Adult, 10” deep

Gauge:  5 rounds=1 inch

Abbreviations:  Rnd (s)=Round(s),  Aprox=approximately   Lt gray yarn=yarn 1  dark gray heather=yarn 2

Vertical stripes:  These rnds are worked with both yarns, always covering the same pegs with each yarn.  To cast on the loom, create a separate slip knot with each yarn.  Place first yarn slip knot on beginning peg. Wrap around loom with first color. Then with second round, attach the second color on first peg on inner loom (opposite the loop knot with first color). Wrap around loom, covering pegs skipped in first round.

Each round will end with one yarn coming from the outer loom, and one yarn coming from the inner loom. Repeat process covering all pegs with 2nd loop (see photo). Then hook over the bottom loop over top loop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast On 52 stitches in Stockinette with both yarns to create the vertical stripes.  Lay anchor yarn.

Rnds 1- 8:  Work in Stockinette with both yarns in vertical stripes.

Rnds 9-11:  Lay yarn 2 aside and work with yarn 1 in Stockinette. (3 rnds)

Rnds 12-14:  Lay yarn 1 aside and work with yarn 2 in Stockinette.  (3 rnds)

Double Vertical Stripes:  Rnds 15-19 (5 rnds) will be in Figure 8 stitch.  Lay yarn 2 aside and work full rnd with yarn 1, on every other 2 stitches.  Wrap front to back of same stitch working 2 stitches, skip 2 pegs, and work next 2 pegs. Wrap each stitch in direction like the number 8. Keep this process going until you have a full rnd and are back to beginning.  Lay yarn 1 aside and work the round covering the skipped stitches, front to back, in Figure 8 with yarn 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rnds 20-22:  Cut yarn 1 and tie off with yarn 2.  Work 3 rnds in Stockinette with yarn 2.

Rnds 23-25:  Place a new loop knot of yarn 1 on beginning peg and work in Stockinette for 3 rnds.

Next 12 rnds:  With both yarns attached and on beginning pegs, repeat the vertical stripes as in the first 8 rnds.

Rnd 38:  Lay yarn 2 aside and work one rnd with yarn 1 in Stockinette.  Cut yarn 1 with 2-3” tail.

Rnd 39-44:  Knot yarn 2 with yarn 1 tail.  Work in stockinette with yarn 2 for 6 rnds.

Hat should measure 9.5”-10” high and you are ready to bind off, and close up the hat crown.

Bind Off:  Cut yarn 2 with aprox 20” yarn tail.  Gently pull stitches snug on pegs.  Move the loops from inner loom to same stitch on outer loom, so that the inner loom is empty.  Hook over each stitch, so that you have just one loop on each peg on outer loom.

Place the yarn tail on large darning needle.  You will be transferring the loops onto the yarn for the gather bind off.

Moving from R to L, insert the needle thru the loop from underneath and allow it to slide onto the yarn.  Remove it from the loom.  Pick up next loop and allow it to slide onto the yarn and remove it from the loom.  Continue around the loom lifting each loop and transferring it to the yarn, until all loops are on the yarn.  The hat is now free of the loom and it can be lifted up and off the loom.

Finishing:  Leave the yarn on the darning needle.  Gently, gather the top edge of the hat by pulling the yarn and drawing the top of hat together.  Once the opening is small, you can take the yarn to inside of hat and use the darning needle to sew the hat closed.  Knot securely.  Leave the yarn tail attached to use to sew on the pompom.

Work a single crochet bind off of cast on stitches using the crochet hook.  Be sure to work towards the yarn tail, so that you end the bind off at the yarn tail. Once you have worked all the stitches on the anchor yarn, there will be only the one loop on the crochet hook. Pull the yarn tail thru the last loop to knot.  Gently remove the anchor yarn.

Weave in all yarn tails that may remain, or pull to inside of hat and trim.  This is best done with the crochet hook.

Pompom:  You will make a crochet chain of each color yarn that is aprox 40” long with the crochet hook. Start with a loop knot, pulled so that it is about the size of a pencil. Insert the crochet hook into the loop, grab the yarn and pull it thru the loop so that you have a new loop.  Grab the yarn again, and keep going in this manner to create the chain.  Once you have aprox 40” of crochet chain, knot the last loop.  Trim ends to about ½”.  Repeat the process with the other yarn.

 

Once you have both yarn chains complete, roll them together as if making a Christmas bow.  Tie in center and knot.  If you would rather, you can make a traditional pompom or tassels.  Just have fun with the adornment!

Sew securely to top of hat using the yarn tail and darning needle.  Cut end of yarn after sewing is complete and weave in yarn tail into the knit, or pull to inside of hat.

 

8 Comments

  • I love everything about this hat, the color, stripes, the top…so good! Great post!

  • Is there a stitchology for February?

  • Is there a stitcholgy for February?

  • Stitchology has been canceled. Our lovely designer has other wonderful opportunities that she is pursuing.

  • Stitchology has been canceled. Our lovely designer has other wonderful opportunities that she is pursuing.

  • Sorry to hear stitcholgy has been discontinued

  • Can this hat be made with #4 weight yarn?

  • Hi Jean,
    The hat could be done in #4 yarn but the result would be thinner and the change of color may show a bit between the stripes. Also, the hat will be a little smaller but will fit head circumference of about 20-21″. The sample hat fits looser or up to head circumference of 23″.

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Feb 11, 2018

Thrummed Mittens

Designed by Bethany A Dailey

This is the perfect season for warm, cozy mittens!  This version uses a technique called thrumming, which adds sections unspun fiber into the fabric of a knitted piece to add a layer of toasty warm softness to the inside of the garment.  When viewed from the outside, the thrums give the look of little hearts…perfect for February knitting! 

LOOM: Sock Loom 2

YARN: approx. 108 yards bulky yarn. Sample used Bernat Softee Chunky, 108 yrds, 100% acrylic, in Natural.  Also used: approx 1.25 oz of unspun fiber.  Sample used Spinner’s Candy, 100% Falkland Wool, in Birth of Venus colorway.

NOTIONS: loom tool, yarn needle, crochet hook, scissors, row counter.

GAUGE: 6.5 sts x 14 rows = 2 inches in stockinette.

SIZE: junior/ adult.

ABBREVIATIONS:

Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

CO=cast on

BO=bind off

KO=knit off

WY=working yarn

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=round(s)

PATTERN NOTES

One strand held throughout.

All knit stitches are the true knit stitch, or U-stitch.

To Create and Place a Thrum:

Use lengths of fiber cut or pulled to 6″.  The lengths should be about the same thickness once folded into thirds, as the thickness of the project yarn.  Fold the length into approximately thirds, or a little bit less, and twist to form the thrum.  This is then used on the peg that calls for a thrum, along with the working yarn. (Wrap the thrum around the peg above the base loop and hold the ends between your fingers to the inside of the loom. At the same time, lay the WY in front of the peg and above the thrum. Lift the base loop up and over both the thrum and the WY. The thrum and WY are knit off 2 loops over 1 in the following row.)

This pattern calls for 96 thrums per mitten, 192 total.  Feel free to make them up ahead of time, or as you work each thrum.

For visual instructions on how to create thrums and begin using them in your mittens, see the following tutorial:

THRUM CHARTS
(Click on the charts to view larger)

Thrummed Mittens Chart

Simple Thrum Chart

INSTRUCTIONS 

Set loom so that both end pieces are able to slide inward.  CO to 32 pegs to work in the round.

Rounds 1-12:  *k2, p2, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 13 & 14:  k all pegs.

Rounds 15-24: Work Rounds 1-10 of the Thrummed Mittens Chart. (*see Pattern Notes for working thrums)

Thumb: Using only pegs 1-6, knit a flat panel for 30 rows.  The WY will be back at peg 1 at the end of the 30 rows.

Round 25 & 26: Work Rounds 11-12 of the Thrummed Mittens Chart.

Rounds 27-50: Repeat Rounds 1-12 of the Thrummed Mittens Chart two more times.

Rounds 51-58:  Repeat the following 2 row pattern:

a. Knit all sts of the round, but decrease every 4th peg.  Do this by knitting 4 sts, then move the 4th loop to the 3rd peg. Knit the 2 loops over 1 in the following round.  Slide both end pieces inward and shift the sts around the loom so that there are no empty pegs. Mark the original first stitch and keep this as the first stitch, even though it may move to a different peg.

b.  Knit all remaining sts.

Gather BO the remaining 12 sts.  Pull yarn tail with needle to the inside of the mitten, give one more careful pull to tighten all stitches, and knot securely in place.

FINISHING

Using a 15″ length of yarn, neatly stitch sides of thumb closed.

Weave in all ends and trim close to work.  Thrums can be adjusted with a yarn needle or loom tool to make both “legs” even.

Block lightly.

Repeat all steps for second mitten.

Have questions or comments for Bethany?  Feel free to leave a comment below! 🙂 

2 Comments

  • Hi Bethany , Thanks for video. Do you think you could do a video on the new his and hers KB sock loom? By the way a big shout out to Pat at KB looms for the great help. Love KB Looms and all looming products keep up the good work.

  • Hi Carolyn 🙂 So glad you have enjoyed the video and all the KB Looms. I’m not sure about future plans to film for the His and Hers Sock looms specifically, but I can point you to some past tutorials on making socks that were created by KB on the original wooden sock loom. All the same procedures should apply directly to these new looms: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YJLhydEvymx-MjD_naI2JKZsd5ZLU4i

    Hope that helps!

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Feb 4, 2018

Woven Ladder Scarf

By Ace Beorchia

LOOM: Zippy Loom (2) and Regular Connector (1)

YARN:

2 skeins super-bulky yarn-(appx. 160 g). [Sample used Pattons Cobbles in Winter White.]

1 skein jumbo yarn (appx. 60 g). [Sample used Premier Yarns Couture Jazz in Denim.]

 

SIZE: 5″ W x  desired length. (Sample is 96″ long.)

Expand your loom-knitting toolkit with this Woven Ladder Scarf. Learn a new and simple technique that will give your projects a distinct look with minimal effort. You’ll be sure to turn some heads with this crafty accessory.

ABBREVIATIONS

K= knit  sts=stitches

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up a loom with 2 Zippy Looms.

Cast on 8 sts; prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: K2, skip 1 peg, K2, skip 1 peg, K2

(The skipped pegs will create small spaces where the “woven ladder” strands will be weaved at the end of the project.)

Rep Row 1 until item measures desired length from cast on row.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Tighten final row and weave in loose ends. Lay flat and block.

 

Woven Ladder

Loosely weave one strand of jumbo yarn (approximately 12” longer than your finished scarf) in the first “skipped peg” spaces of each row. Weave the strand through every two rows to achieve the “woven ladder” effect. Leave 6” of the strand on each end of the finished scarf.

Tassels

Using the same yarn as the woven strands, attach five 6″ tassels evenly across both ends of the scarf.

(Hint: Insert the end of the two woven strands through the nearest tassel to secure the strands of the scarf.)

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Jan 22, 2018

Hoppies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These house socks are easy to knit. Using only the flat stitch and purl stitch, these are great for any skill level.

LOOM: ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom, used as a single knitting, outside rail only.

YARN: Sample used Stitch Studio Earthtone in Cream approx 100 yards.

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, accent buttons.

GAUGE: 6 stitches and 8 rows to 1″ of flat stitch.

SIZE: medium 7-8, large 8-9.

ABBREVIATIONS

K= uwrap stitch/flat stitch
P= purl stitch

Work one clockwise and one counter clockwise.

INSTRUCTIONS

Ewrap cast on 52 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Cuff:

Row 1: k3 (p1, k4) p1, k3

Row 2: (k2, p1, k1, p1) k2

Repeat rows 1&2 for a total of 30 rows.

Rows 31-35: k row

Heel:
Turn heel on 26 pegs, using short row shaping. There will be 10 unwrapped pegs when finished decreasing.

Foot:
Knit in flat stitch for a total of 35 (40) rows.
Work as many rows as desired for the length of the sock. (8 rows = 1″)

Toe:
Repeat heel instructions for toe.

Bind off and slip last loop off peg and cut yarn leaving an 12″ tail for sewing.

Sew the toe closed using a yarn needle using the Invisible Stitch.

Tighten cast on edge.

Sew on accent buttons to the cuff. (The set of 4 knit stitches side by side)

21 Comments

  • Can I use this pattern with the new oval plastic sock looms

  • The pattern is wrote out for this loom but the pattern could be used on the His and Her Sock Loom but you will need to do a swatch and figure out the amount of rows needed.

  • Your Lulu Headband has a stitch called “Icord”
    the instructions for the Icord is: over the first two pegs (peg 1 and @), work a 2 st icord that is 35 rows long. Cut yarn and join yarn at peg 3.
    Could you explain this in more detail or can you direct me to a video that I can see how it is done.

  • Bonnie, Isela made the Lulu Headband.
    http://www.knittingboard.com/lulu-headband/

  • I went to that site and that still doesn’t answer my questions.
    What am i to do now.

  • It just brings me back to the Lulu headband.

  • Bonnie, I looked at the pattern and you need to make 6 icords.
    I do not see a video for this pattern. Isela made this video so many this will help you.
    https://youtu.be/Ziu7f_ZG8i8
    The Icords are worked on sets of 2 pegs

  • I went on youtube and found out how to do a icord.

  • What is in parenthesis on row1 and on row 2
    What Zoe’s that men is that what you do for larger size?

  • What is in parenthesis ( ) is what you need to repeat within the row.
    The width can not be changed since you use all the pegs.

  • Does the instruction, “work one clockwise and one counter clockwise” refer to the left and right sock? Are the rows knit in the round continuing the same way for the entire sock?

  • One needs to be worked clockwise and the other needs to be counterclockwise so at the start and end stitches end up on the outside of the sock. This is where the buttons get sewn. The pattern is worked in the direction at which it is casted on. Just make sure you do not work both socks in the same direction.

  • Hi. What weight is this yarn please? I am in the uk and we dont have this brand so i need to find if this a 5 or 6 weight yarn.

  • Any worsted weight will work

  • So what is on the outside of the parenthesis is the border stitch for the row and what is in the parenthesis is the repeat stitches for row?
    Can this pattern be used either sock loom2.?
    .

  • Row 1: k3 (p1, k4) p1, k3
    So on row 1 you knit the first 3 pegs. The ( ) is the repeat within the row. So you work p1,k4 until you reach the last for pegs.You then work p1, k3 to finish the row.

  • can I buy a hard printed copy of your patterns as I don’t have a printer available and it would be easier for me as I am can not write the direction down?

  • Thanks

  • ive done the cuff and now I’m about to start the heel. what does it mean by turn heel on 26 pegs and work short row shaping, please could you publish exactly what to do?

  • You work it just like you would for any other sock heel. You will have 10 unwrapped pegs after the heel shaping.

  • Part 1: https://youtu.be/5e3J0fuYz-U
    Part 2: https://youtu.be/HDCtTqjDDPE

    Even though it is a differant loom the directions do not change. But just rember to leave 10 unwrapped pegs.

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Jan 15, 2018

Aria Messy Bun Beanie

Let’s start the year off by going back to basics with a twist! This beanie incorporates the ewrap knit stitch, as well as the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Want to be more chic, skip the cinching of the top and create a messy bun beanie! 

LOOM:  White Hat Loom (72 pegs) from Premium Round Loom Set.

YARN:  Approx 130  yds of worsted weight merino wool. Red Heart Chic Sheep in Poolside was used in sample (3.5oz/100 grams | 186 yds/170m)

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 9 sts x 16 rows= 2 inches

SIZE:  Fits head up to 21” in circumference.

ABBREVIATIONS

Ek=ewrap knit

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

Approx=Approximately

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 72 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-10: *ek1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 11: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 12-21: *ek1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 22: Pick up cast on row and place the stitches back on the loom. K to end of rnd.

Rnd 23: *k3, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 24: k2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 25: k1, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rnd 26:  *p1, k3; rep from * to end.

Repeat Rnds 23-26 until item measures desired length (approx 7 inches from cast on edge).

To create a regular beanie (top closed): Move every loop from every odd numbered peg to its neighbor (1 to 2, 3 to 4, etc.). Once every other peg has 2 loops on it, bind off with basic bind off method.

To create a Messy Bun Beanie (top open): Remove all the stitches from the loom onto a piece of contrasting color yarn. Single crochet close the opening by grabbing three stitches each time all the way around. Follow this link to a video demonstrating this step.

Weave all ends in, block if necessary.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYZJ6gkuaVU

 

4 Comments

  • What is the gauge of the loom being used in this pattern

  • The sample used the white loom from the Premium set–some would consider it regular gauge or small gauge.

  • Were all knit stitches e-wrapped?

  • No, only the ones on the brim. The pattern has these as “ek”. I believe Rounds 1-21.

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Jan 1, 2018

Twill Stripes Stitch: Stitchology 39

Twill is a type of weave with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs.  Simply stated, this is accomplished by floating one thread over the top of one or more others to create its characteristic diagonal pattern. We can recreate this weaving technique with our knitting. The floats, or diagonal lines, are accomplished by simply twisting two peg’s stitches at a time as you work through the rows.

We have changed the format just a little bit for our Stitchology Column.  Each of the featured stitches will be explained row by row via both written and video instructions.  We will be focusing on highlighting the repeating stitch pattern itself, so that you can enjoy the freedom of putting these new stitch patterns to use in your own projects as creativity strikes.  We hope you will enjoy this new way of learning new stitches with us! 🙂

Find all the previous Stitchology Columns at this link here.

Special Stitch Instructions

To work this pattern in the round, such as for a hat, use the Repeating Pattern Rows chart, and make sure to read it from right to left for each row, rather than alternating sides each time. Also, cast onto your loom in a clockwise direction, using a number of pegs that is divisible by 6—the number of stitches required for each pattern repeat.

When the pattern uses the term “knit” or “k”, please use the true knit stitch or the u-stitch, not the e-wrap.

The cables in this pattern involve simply trading the loops of 2 pegs in the correct order. They consist of a Left Twist [lt2] (a twist with the sts running to the left), and if so desired, a Right Twist [rt2] (a twist with the sts running to the right).  They are worked as follows:

[lt2]:  Worked over 2 pegs: Lift the loop from the peg on the left and either hold in your fingers, or place on a cable needle.  Lift the loop on the right and move it to the peg on the left.  Place the held loop onto the peg on the right.  With the working yarn, knit the 2 pegs. (*see video for alternate techniques)

[rt2]:  Worked over 2 pegs: Lift the loop from the peg on the right and either hold in your fingers, or place on a cable needle.  Lift the loop on the left and move it to the peg on the right.  Place the held loop onto the peg on the left.  With the working yarn, knit the 2 pegs. (*see video for alternate techniques)

*An easy way to remember which direction to go is to remember to hold the stitch on the side of the slant.  So…for a right twist, hold the loop on the right.  For a left twist, hold the loop on the left.

Abbreviations

K,k: knit

P,p: purl

WY: working yarn

St(s), st(s): stitch, or stitches

rep: repeat.

lt2: a left leaning twist of 2 stitches

rt2: a right leaning twist of 2 stitches

Chart for Repeating Stitch Pattern

 

 

 

 *Note: The stitches in the chart that are bordered with darker squares are the Repeating Pattern Rows/Stitches.

When working a Flat Panel, the stitches after the border square are worked only once: at the beginning of the first and all odd rows, before all the repeats of the Repeating Pattern Rows are worked, and at the end of the 2nd row and all even rows, after the Repeating Pattern Row repeats have been completed.

When working in the Round, only repeat the 7 stitches of the Repeating Pattern Rows within the border…the stitches after the border squares are not worked at all.  Make sure to simply read each row from right to left and work in a clockwise direction.

Repeating Pattern for working as a flat panel (Cast on from right to left/clockwise a number divisible by 7, plus 2 additional sts.  Begin 1st Row from left to right/counterclockwise):

Row 1:  p2, *k5, p2, rep from * to end.

Row 2:  *p2, lt2, k3, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 3:  rep Row 1.

Row 4: *p2, k1, lt2, k2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 5: rep Row 1.

Row 6:  *p2, k2, lt2, k1, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 7:   rep Row 1.

Row 8:  *p2, k3, lt2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Rep rows 1-8 for desired length.

 

Repeating Pattern for working in the round (Begin from right to left/clockwise, cast on a number divisible by 7):

Round 1:  *p2, k5, rep from * to end.

Round 2:  *p2, lt2, k3, rep from * to end.

Round 3:  rep Round 1.

Round 4: *p2, k1, lt2, k2, rep from * to end.

Round 5: rep Round 1.

Round 6:  *p2, k2, lt2, k1, rep from * to end.

Round 7:  rep Round 1.

Round 8:  *p2, k3, lt2, rep from * to end.

Rep rounds 1-8 for desired length.

For working a stitch that is the exact mirror opposite of the one above, follow the same general instructions provided, but substitute right twists for the left ones, and use the below chart for exact stitch placements.

Have questions or comments?  Please feel free to leave a message for Bethany in the comments below.

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Dec 23, 2017

Spruce Berry Mittens

When the snow falls you’ll be ready to play with super warm mittens. Stylish enough for any occasion!


LOOM: ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom, set up for flat panel in double knit. Other looms may be used with 34+ double stitches.

STITCHES: Rib, Stockinette and Figure 8 for FDL design

YARN: Premier Serenity Chunky Tweed, #5, Color Cypress (G), 1-1/2 skeins. Premier Serenity Chunky, color Red Ochre (R), 1 skein and Pristine, white (W), 1 Skein. 100% Acrylic, 109 yds per skein. Machine wash, warm.

NOTIONS: Knit hook, Crochet hook, Large Darning Needle

SIZE: Adult med/large (7-7.5” from wrist to tip of middle finger)

GAUGE: 5 sts X 9 rows=2 inches in stockinette

ABBREVIATIONS
St (sts)=stitch (stitches), Inc=increase, dec=decrease,

Techniques: Increase (inc)-move loops over to create an empty peg. Lift loop from previous row on adjacent peg onto empty peg to create a new stitch.

  

 

 

 

Decrease (dec)-lift loop on one peg onto adjacent peg. This creates an empty peg and a peg with 2 loops. Shift all loops over to close in the empty peg. This removes the stitch. When hooking over, lift both loops as one.

 

 

 

 

Note: When instructed to work an inc or dec, always follow this with a weave and hook over to complete the row. It will say, “work row”.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast On in Rib stitch. (22) stitches with G yarn. Lay anchor yarn over stitches.

Rows 1-10: Work in Rib stitch. Rest of mitten will be worked in stockinette stitch.

Work 1 row in Stockinette with G yarn.

Add W yarn at 2nd stitch and knot. Cut G yarn.

Work 2 rows in stockinette with W yarn. Increase 1 stitch at each end at 3rd stitch after the 2nd row is complete. Work this row.
Work one additional row. Total W rows=4.

Add G yarn, and work 1 row.

Pick up W yarn, and work 1 row. Cut W yarn.

Add G yarn, and work 2 rows. After 2nd G row, inc 1 st each end. Work row. Cut G yarn.

Add W yarn, and work 3 rows. On rows 2 and 3, inc 1 stitch each end, and work rows.

There are now 30 stitches on the loom. Cut and knot the W yarn.

Add G yarn and work 2 rows.
Increase 4 stitches. Move 6 sts out from each end creating one empty at each end at peg 7 and peg 23. Then move the end 3 stitches out to create 2 more empty pegs. Be sure to add the new stitches from previous row onto empty pegs.
You now have 34 stitches on the loom.

Work 2 additional rows in G yarn.

THUMB

The thumb is worked on center 10 stitches. They will remain on the loom as you continue to work in flat panel. Leave G yarn attached at beginning of loom. Add R yarn at peg 13 or 14 for thumb stitches.

 

Work 10 rows in center of loom with R yarn. After each row, simply push down in center of loom to move the thumb stitches down.

Once complete, bind off the 10 sts with a dec: Move loop 1 onto peg 2, loop 3 onto peg 4, loop 5 onto peg 6, 7 onto peg 8, 9 onto peg 10. You have 5 pegs with 2 loops each. Move them together to center.

Cut R yarn with 6” yarn tail. Place yarn on darning needle and remove the thumb stitches to yarn. This will hold them until you are ready to sew the mitten. Push the thumb down so that it is below the loom.

The mitten is worked on the remaining 24 sts, 12 on each side of thumb.
Slowly, move the stitches from each side to meet in center. Be sure to move the 12 inner sts to line up with the 12 outer sts. Do same thing to other side. Once all sts are moved to meet in center, do a reinforcement twist on st 12 and st 13 by crossing them.
This twist will reinforce the base of thumb.

Work 2 additional rows in G yarn on the 24 sts.
Do increase at st 3 and st 22 after 2nd row of G is complete. Cut G yarn. There are now 26 sts on the loom.

Add W yarn at 2nd peg. Work 2 rows in W yarn. Leave W yarn attached.

Add R yarn at peg 2 by tying it in center between the rows of pegs.
Work 3 rows with W and R yarn to complete the Fleur de Lis pattern.

Fleur de Lis There are five R designs, worked in 3 rows.
Each has: Row 1 with a center stitch,
Row 2 with 3 stitches,
Row 3 has 1 center stitch.
There are 2 stitches between the designs at center sts. Work all R sts in Figure 8 stitch, and then add the W yarn in stockinette.

It goes like this:
Row 1 & 3: Wrap st 4, 9, 14, 19, 24 with R yarn in Figure 8. Lay R yarn down but do not cut. Work remaining pegs with W yarn in stockinette. Hook over.
Row 2: Wrap sts 3,4,5, -8,9,10,-13,14,15,-18,19, 20, -23, 24, 25 with R yarn in Figure 8. Work remaining pegs with W yarn in stockinette.

You will note that the Figure 8 wrap is only moving R to L, or L to R. The yarn tail will end at R end of loom after the 3 rows. Cut R yarn.

Work 2 rows with W yarn. You can tie the R yarn tail onto the W yarn at R side at next row. Cut W yarn and tie on G yarn.

 

 

 

 

 

Work 4 rows of G yarn.

Decrease row (dec):  Dec by 4 sts at each of the dec rows. Work the dec on peg 3 from each end, and center 2 pegs. This leaves 4 empty pegs, 1 at each end and 2 in center. Shift the loops to close in the empty pegs. Work row.

Work one regular row with G yarn. (no dec)
Next 2 rows, do dec rows and work each row.
Work one regular row.
Work 1 dec row. Work row.
Now 10 sts on loom. Cut G yarn with 10” yarn tail.

Removing the mitten from loom: Move the loops from inner loom to outer loom so that the inner loom is empty. Hook over to have only one loop on each of the 10 pegs. Shift loop from peg 1 onto peg 2, 3 to 4, 5 to 6, 7 to 8, 9 to 10. Move stitches towards center. Place yarn tail on darning needle and pick up all loops so that they are on the yarn and free of the loom. Remove the mitten.

Sewing and Finishing
Once the mitten is off the loom stretch it out so that the inc and dec are even and well shaped. Fold in half. The sewing will look best if you use the same color yarn as the stripes dictate. Start with the thumb and sew the R sts together with the yarn tail. Once you get to the G open area at base of thumb, change to G yarn. Sew this securely.

Move to top of mitten and draw the bind off sts up with yarn tail, Knot. Continue with G yarn until you get to the W fleur de lis section. Change to W yarn and do all the W sections. Knot each one. Use G yarn to complete the sewing down to the cuff. Be sure to match the color sections for a professional looking mitten. If you have any yarn tails to cut and weave into knitting, do these before sewing the cuff. Once the cuff is closed up, it will be more difficult to get into the inside to trim yarn tails. Once complete, you will repeat all instructions for the 2nd mitten.

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Dec 22, 2017

Baby Stroller Blanket

Loom knit a gorgeous baby blanket in the perfect size for a stroller or car seat. A simple stitch pattern gives it texture through out.

LOOM:  28″ Loom + peg extenders
YARN:  Approx 500 yards of Aran weight merino wool, alpaca, donegal tweed mix yarn. Sample was worked with City Tweed HW in Obsidian, 3 skeins (164yds/150, 100g/3.53oz).
NOTIONS:  tapestry needle, row counter (optional)
GAUGE:  10 sts x 18 rows=2 inches in stockinette
SIZE:  25” long  x 26” wide

ABBREVIATIONS
k=uwrap knit
p=purl
st(s)=stitch(es)
Rep=Repeat
Approx=Approximate
SPECKLED STITCH PATTERN
4 st repeat +3
Row 1: k3, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts; k3.
Row 2: k to end.
INSTRUCTIONS
Cast on 131 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.
Row 1, 3, 5, 7: k to end of row.
Row 2, 4, 6, 8:p to end of row.
Row 9: k4, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 7 sts, k to end.
Row 10: p4, k to last 4sts, p4.
Rep Row 9 and Row 10: (108 times) until item measures 25 inches from cast on edge (216 rows).
Rep Rows 1-8
Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave all ends in. Block if necessary.

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Dec 21, 2017

Slanting Cowl

We bring you another 2-hour or less knit! There is still time to Zippy through a few more holiday gifts! 

Loom: Zippy Master Set and 2 Zippy Looms  
Yarn: 160 yds of super bulky acrylic yarn. Sample used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA (2 strands as 1) in Tampa Spice color (81yd/74m, 142g/5oz)
Notions: knitting tool
Gauge: 2sts x 2 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations

k=knit (sample used the knit stitch)
p=purl
co=cast on (sample used the chain cast on at the beginning)
bo=bind off
bbo=basic bind off method
rnd(s)=round(s)
rep=repeat
St(s)=stitch(es)

Set up Zippy Loom as shown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Using two strands of yarn as one, cast on 28 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Rnd 1, 3, 5: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2, 4, 6: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: *k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: k2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 9: k1, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rnd 10: *p1, k3; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 7-10: until item measures 10″ inches from cast on edge.

Repeat Rnds 1-6.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave all ends in.

4 Comments

  • What are dimensions of this Scarf or what is it called Isela ? I don’t have a zippy by would like to work it on knitting board,

  • Can it be done in A IO?

  • You could adapt it to the AIO. You will need to cast on a multiple of 4 (like 104 pegs). Use 1 strand of worsted weight yarn. Follow pattern as is…you may want the garter edges wider too.

  • It is about 11 inches in height and about 11 inches in width when laid flat.

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Dec 18, 2017

Double Knit Bear Beanie

Designed by Bethany A Dailey

Stay cozy this winter with a double knit hat that evokes a little woodland charm! Knit this hat’s bear in white and it looks like a polar bear, in brown and it takes on the feel of an evergreen forest creature.

LOOM: Rotating Double Knit Loom

YARN: approx. 275 yards super bulky yarn. Sample used approx. 200 yrds MC and 75 yrds CC of Knit Picks Brava Bulky (blue/white sample), 136 yrds, 100% acrylic, in white and denim, and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky (cream/brown sample) 137 yrds, 100% wool, in white and chocolate.

NOTIONS: loom tool, yarn needle, removable stitch marker, crochet hook, scissors, yarn bobbins (optional)

GAUGE: 6 sts x 11 rows = 2 inches in double knit stockinette

SIZE: junior/sm adult. (18″ circumference (but stretches to wider width) x 8.5” height

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximately

MC=main color

CC=contrast color

k=knit stitch

dks=double knit stockinette

dkr=double knit ribbing

CO=cast on

BO=bind off

KO=knit off

WY=working yarn

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=round(s)

PATTERN NOTES

One strand held throughout.

It might be helpful to use masking tape around the outside of the loom to temporarily number the pegs so that the colorwork chart can be more easily followed.

In the colorwork chart, there are color sections that are separated by more than one stitch during the course of a row. In these instances, it is recommended to use a separate yarn ball to switch colors. This helps the colorwork stand out with the most clarity.  Small little balls can be wound from the main skeins, or by using some sort of yarn bobbin for ease of use. There will be need for 2 extra little balls of each color during the working of the chart, plus both skeins of MC and 1 of CC.

The samples were cast on in a counterclockwise direction, but the colorwork chart’s stitches were still followed from right to left.  This resulted in a mirror image of the bear pattern.  If an exact replica of the chart is desired, simply cast on going in a clockwise direction and follow the chart from right to left.

For Instructions on how to create the Double Knit Ribbing and Stockinette Stitches on the Rotating Double Knit Loom, see the following tutorial:  http://blog.knittingboard.com/archives/8174

COLORWORK CHART
(Click on the chart to view it larger)

INSTRUCTIONS 

Using MC, CO to all 52 pegs to work in the round using the Double Knit Ribbing method (dkr). Use an anchor yarn after all pegs have been wrapped once.

Rounds 1-6:  MC, dkr all pegs.

Round 7:  MC, wrap using Double Knit Stockinette (dks) method across every other peg, beginning with the 1st front peg, during the first wrapping round. CO CC and dks on all remaining pegs during the second wrapping round. KO all pegs.

Round 8: CC, dks across every other peg, beginning with the 1st front peg, during the first wrapping round. Pick up MC and dks on all remaining pegs during the second wrapping round. KO all pegs.

Round 9: MC, dks on all pegs.

Rounds 10-24: Follow colorwork chart to create bear design. At each place where a new yarn color will be added (*see Pattern Notes), twist yarns so that the new color to be used is coming up through the “hole” of the last wrap of the current color.  Turn and wrap current color back to the beginning of that color’s smaller section.  Pick up the next color in line and repeat this wrapping process.  Continue in this method until the round is complete and all colors designated by the chart have been wrapped and KO.

Round 25: MC, dks on all pegs.

Rounds 26 & 27: repeat Rounds 7 & 8.

Rounds 28-38: repeat Rounds 1-6.

FINISHING

Wrap WY around loom 2 times and cut at this point.  Work a modified Drawstring BO, or Flat Drawstring CO following the steps below:

-Place yarn needle on yarn tail and sew through all inner loom’s stitches in the same direction as knitting.

-Place a removable stitch marker at this point of the yarn tail (can be as simple as a piece of tied on scrap yarn).

-Sew through all the front loom’s stitches.

-Remove hat from loom.

-Cinch in securely all the inner loom’s stitches by pulling the yarn tail at the place before the stitch marker.

-While holding all the inner loom’s stitches secure, cinch in all the outer loom’s stitches. Remove the stitch marker at the last moment and tighten all stitches at once.

-Pull yarn needle to the inside of the hat, give one more careful pull to tighten all stitches, and knot securely in place.

If desired, an eye for the bear can be placed at the stitch indicated on the chart either by using a duplicate stitch, or by pulling a length of yarn from the inside of the hat to the outside, making a knot, and then pulling back through to the inside.

If desired, create pompom using both colors of yarn, and attach at the top of the hat.

Weave in all ends and trim close to work.

Below is a Playlist to view this design being worked in its entirety. Come and loom along with me! 🙂

Have questions or comments for Bethany?  Feel free to leave a comment below! 🙂 

4 Comments

  • love the hat Bethany for the optional pom pom what is the size of it? Don’t want one too big or one to small thanks

  • Hi Kathy! 🙂

    It is really up to your own preference what size pom pom you create. I just spotted a Bear Beanie knit by someone who used a pom pom that was a little bit smaller than the one I used and it also looked really cute! I will tell you that I used the box of a specialty chocolate bar (Ghirardelli, I think) to make my pom pom wraps, so anything goes, I think, haha! 😉

  • Is it possible to do this beanie using the 28 ” loom?

  • Hi Heather 🙂

    Yes, you could do this beanie on the 28″ loom, but because the Rotating DK Loom is the only loom that is capable of working in double knit in the round, you would need to adjust the pattern to work every row as a flat panel and then seam up the side after the hat was removed from the loom. Also, slight adjustments may need to be made to account for differences in gauge between the two looms.

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