Jul 27, 2015

Zippy Contest

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Join us for our Facebook worldwide contest! Please send in photos of your Zippy knits.  Hop on over to our FB page and share your photos, be sure to put your photos under the Zippy Contest post (it shows the info graphic above).

If you are not from US or CANADA, we know Zippys are harder to find and we will accept entries made using another KB loom. When posting photo, please note your country.

Three winners will be chosen on August 16th.

  • Grand prize winner will get 3 Zippy Looms.
  • Second prize winner will get 2 Zippy Looms.
  • Thirst prize winner will get 1 Zippy Loom.

Contest ends on August 15th, midnight, MST. Photos must be posted by midnight on August 15, 2015.

Details: Item must be made on a Zippy loom or several Zippy looms. Projects completed in other knitting looms are ineligible to enter for this contest. Each individual is allowed up to 5 different and distinct entries. Winners will be chosen by the KB team based on originality of the pattern, creativity, and overall appeal.

Earn an extra entry by commenting on this blogpost. Share this Blogpost and earn an additional entry. Simply write in the blog comments that you shared it on FB/Twitter/Instagram for an additional entry; that is 2 additional entries by simply commenting and sharing.

3 Comments

  • Love the new zippy loom. Its fun to use thanks to the cute smiley face. I love the ease of which projects can be made and that I can use either the hook or my fingers. The price is right and the possibilities are endless!

  • I love looming its my sanity! Would love to win a zippy loom

  • Can’t wait to use the Zippy. Love the thick scarf,

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Jul 24, 2015

Zippy Shawl & Shawlette

Blue-ShawlOpen your wings and fly! Beautiful open stitches and winged tipped edges adorn the tips of this shawlette worked with a simple lace. Worked in garter stitch and short rows to provide width to the wingspan.

Knitting loom: Zippy loom (6 Zippy looms for the Zippy Shawlette, (7 Zippy looms for the Zippy Shawl).

Yarn: Approximately 120 yards of super bulky yarn for Zippy Shawlette (240 yards of super bulky yarn for the Zippy Shawl). Samples used Red Heart Boutique Twilight (2 skeins in Turquoise (4 skeins in Mercury) 59 yds/54m.

Notions: knitting tool, big eye tapestry needle.

Size: Zippy Shawlette: 40” wingspan by 16” to the tip.

Zippy Shawl: 70” wingspan by 28” to the tip.

Gauge: Zippy Shawlette: 5 sts x 8 rows= 4 inches (in garter stitch with the regular knit stitch).

Zippy Shawl: 4 sts x 5 rows= 4 inches (in garter stitch with ewrap knit stitch)

Pattern notes:

Connect the 6 (7 Zippy looms together) 24 (28 pegs).

Abbreviations

BBO: Basic bind off

CO: Cast on

EWK: Ewrap knit

k: knit stitch

p: purl stitch

sts:stitches

YO: yarn over (ewrap peg)

 

Zippy ShawletteShawls

Time: Approximately 2.5-3  hours; each wedge takes approximately 10-15 minutes. 

INSTRUCTIONS

Ewrap cast on 18 sts (from peg 18 to peg 1).

Row 1: p to end of row (from peg 1 to peg 18).

Row 2: k 4 (peg 18, 17, 16, 15), YO 1 (ewrap peg 15), k 12 (from peg 14 to peg 3).

**Move the stitches as follows. Go to the peg with the YO (ewrap).

  1. With the right hand, remove the YO (ewrap) from the peg and hold it.
  2. With left hand, remove the loop that is on the peg (same peg that had the YO).
  3. Place the loop from the right hand on the empty peg.
  4. Transfer loop from the left hand to the right.
  5. Lift the loop from the next peg (to the left) and hold it with the left hand.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5: 3x.
  7. Place the last loop on next empty peg.**

Row 3: p to end of row (from peg 3 to peg 19).

Row 4: k 4 (pegs 19, 18, 17, 16) YO1 (ewrap peg 16), k 11 (from peg 15 to peg 5).

Repeat from ** to **.

Row 5: p to the end of row (from peg 5 to peg 20).

Row 6: k 4 (pegs 20, 19, 18, 17) YO1 (ewrap peg 17), k 10 (from peg 16 to peg 7).

Repeat from ** to **.

Row 7: p to the end of row (from peg 7 to peg 21).

Row 8: k 4 (peg 21, 20, 19, 18) YO1 (ewrap peg 18), k 9 (from pegs 17 to peg 9).

Repeat from ** to **

Row 9: p to the end of row (from peg 9 to peg 22).

Row 10: Basic bind off 4 (pegs 22, 21, 20, 19). 18 sts rem. K 18 (from peg 18 to peg 1).

Repeat Row 1-Row 10: 9 more times.

Repeat Rows 1-Row 9.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Tighten the cast on row using the tightening tip.

Block to emphasize the points of the shawl.Pink-Rose-Shawl-2

 

Zippy Shawl

Time: Approximately 4 hours. Each wedge takes approximately 20-25 minutes. 

The Zippy Shawl is worked similar to the Zippy Shawlette, except worked with the ewrap stitch to provide more length and width to the shawl as well as more open lace like stitches.

INSTRUCTIONS

Ewrap cast on 24 sts (from peg 24 to peg 1).

Row 1: p to end of row (from peg 1 to peg 24).

Row 2: EWK 4 (peg 24, 23, 22, 21), YO 1 (ewrap peg 21), EWK 18 (from peg 20 to peg 3).

**Move the stitches as follows. Go to the peg with the YO (ewrap).

  1. With the right hand, remove the YO (ewrap) from the peg and hold it.
  2. With left hand, remove the loop that is on the peg (same peg that had the YO).
  3. Place the loop from the right hand on the empty peg.
  4. Transfer loop from the left hand to the right.
  5. Lift the loop from the next peg (to the left) and hold it with the left hand.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5: 3x.
  7. Place the last loop on next empty peg.**

Row 3: p to end of row (from peg 3 to peg 25).

Row 4: EWK 4 (pegs 25, 24, 23, 22) YO 1 (ewrap peg 22), EWK 17 (from peg 21 to peg 5).

Repeat from ** to **.

Row 5: p to the end of row (from peg 5 to peg 26).

Row 6: EWK 4 (pegs 26, 25, 24, 23) YO 1 (ewrap peg 23), EWK 16 (from peg 22 to peg 7).

Repeat from ** to **.

Row 7: p to the end of row (from peg 7 to peg 27).

Row 8: EWK 4 (peg 27, 26, 25, 24) YO 1 (ewrap peg 24), EWK 15 (from pegs 23 to peg 9).

Repeat from ** to **

Row 9: p to the end of row (from peg 9 to peg 28).

Row 10: Basic bind off 4 (pegs 28, 27, 26, 25). 24 sts rem. EWK 24 (from peg 24 to peg 1).

Repeat Row 1-Row 10: 9 more times.

Repeat Rows 1-Row 9.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Tighten the cast on row using the tightening tip.

Block to emphasize the points of the shawl.

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  • Which way do you cast on? Right to Left (Clockwise), or Left to Righ(Counter Clockwise)?

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