Sep 14, 2018

Molly Toque

This beautiful toque features lovely, painterly colorwork and a hemmed brim for extra warmth. The optional braids add a touch of fun! Intermediate level pattern.

Designed by Nicole Cox

Loom:  KB All-n-One Loom, using 72 or 84 pegs. Color pattern works in multiples of 12 stitches.

Yarn: (MC) Knit picks Chroma Worsted, #4 weight, 70% superwash wool, 30% nylon, 198/100 g, 1 skein, color # 26552, Avalon. (CC) Lion Brand Wool-Ease, worsted #4 weight, 80% Acrylic, 20% wool, 197 yds/180 m, 3 oz, 1 skein, color #104, Blush Heather. (CC1) Cascade Yarns 220 superwash, 100% Superwash Wool, worsted #4 weight, 100 g/3.5 oz, 220 yds/200 m, 1 skein, color #817, Aran.

Finished Measurements:  19”/48.3 cm around x 8 ½”/21.6 cm high or 22”/55.9 cm around x 8 ½”/21.6 cm, sizes are approximate.

Gauge:  16 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10.2 cm square in stockinette. Please take the time to check gauge for proper width.

Notions: Knitting hook, crochet hook, measuring tape, Tapestry/yarn needle, medium pom-pom maker (optional)

Pattern Notes

  • The hat is knit in the round from the bottom up.
  • A hem is formed after row 24 to form a double thick hat brim for extra warmth around the ears.
  • The regular knit stitch is recommended for all colorwork areas of this hat. Carry your floats for a neat appearance inside of hat and neater stitches.
  • Use 72 pegs for large child/sm teen or adult. Use 84 pegs adult/teen sizes. It’s best to do a gauge swatch to check for size. Stranded knitting has less stretch and can produce a smaller hat than regular stockinette.
  • 2 charts are included, one for the brim and one for the main portion of the hat.

 INSTRUCTIONS

Foundation round:  Chain CO (72) (84) pegs with 1 strand MC; join to work in the round.

HAT BRIM

Rounds 1-24: *[K1 in CC1, k1 in MC] repeat from * to end of rnd. Your total knitting should be 4”/10.2 cm. Add more rows if short. This will give you a 2”/5.1 cm brim once hemmed.

Form hem:  Lift all stitches from the cast on row up onto the loom, one by one, being careful to keep your stitches straight. Do not pull the bottom stitches over the top stitches, knit them together in the next round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Begin Main Hat

Rounds 1-3: *K12 in CC1, rep from * to end of rnd.

Rounds 4-6: *K6 in CC, k6 in MC, rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 7: *[K1 in CC, k4 in MC, k1 in CC], rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 8: *K2 in MC, k1 in CC, k6 in MC, k1 in CC, k2 in MC, rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 9: *K1 in MC, k3 in CC, k4 in MC, k3 in CC, k1 in MC, rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 10: *K2 in MC, [k3 in CC, k2 in MC] twice, rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 11: *K3 in MC, k6 in CC, k3 in MC, rep from * to end of rnd.

Rounds 12-13: *K4 in MC, k4 in CC, k4 in MC, rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 14: *K3 in MC, k6 in CC, k3 in MC, rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 15: *K2 in MC, [k3 in CC, k2 in MC] twice, rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 16: *K1 in MC, k3 in CC, k4 in MC, k3 in CC, k1 in MC, rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 17: *K2 in MC, k1 in CC, k6 in MC, k1 in CC, k2 in MC, rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 18: *[K1 in CC, k4 in MC, k1 in CC] twice, rep from * to end of rnd.

Repeat rounds 7-18 until hat measures 7”/17.8 cm. Note: You may adjust this length if you would like a longer slouchier hat. Leave 1 ½”/3.8 cm for the top portion of the hat.

Next round:  Knit in MC.

Repeat the last round until total work measures 8 ½”/21.6 cm or desired length.

Bind off hat using the gather method.

 

FINISHING Weave in ends and block hat to even out stitches. Make a medium size pom-pom using CC and secure it to the top of the hat. Follow directions for braids below.

Optional Braids (make two)

Cut 9 strands of CC, each measuring 40”/101.6 cm.

Align all strands and knot one end close to ends (this is the top of your braid).

Separate strands into 3 sections of 3 strands and braid to end.

Knot end, leaving 2”/5.1 cm.

Go to the top of your braid and using a yarn/tapestry needle threaded with a strand of CC, sew the strands together just below the knot. Make sure braid is flattened out to keep seam flat.

Sew braid to one side of the hat, inside of hat (about 1 ½”/3.8 cm from edge) hiding the seam.

Repeat above for 2nd braid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nicole F. Cox is an expert loom knitting pattern designer, author, and professional photographer. Check out her other projects at thismomentisgood.blogspot.com

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3 Comments

  • Beautiful hat! Thank you for the pattern. When you refer to the “regular knit stitch” do you mean true knit stitch (the one that you do like a purl but pull yarn from above the loop on the peg) and not e-wrap knit stitch?

  • So beautiful ! I love the colors .

  • I have been looking for free patterns for quite some time and have been looking for them in the craft stores and can’t find them. I have arthritis in my hand and loom knitting seems to be the only craft I can handle. just looking for some thing different and these patterns look great . Thank you for any help you can give me,

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Aug 31, 2018

‘Little’ Octopus

LOOM: Sock Loom 2

YARN: light worsted weight
146 yards in grey. 48 yards in contrast color

NOTIONS: sewing needle, safety eyes, poly-fil.

GAUGE: n/a

FINISHED SIZE: 8.5″ wide

ABBREVIATIONS:

K= uwrap stitch/flat stitch
P= purl stitch
K2tog= knit two stitches together

INSTRUCTIONS

Legs: make 8
Configure loom to 20 pegs.

In grey ewrap cast on 20 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Rows 1-20: knit to the end of the row

Cut grey, tie on contrast color.

Row 21: knit row

Row 22: purl row

Repeat rows 21 & 22 for a total of 6 rows.

Row 27: k2tog to end of row

Bind off using gather bind off method.

Tighten cast on and set aside.

 

Bottom:
Configure loom to 44 pegs.

In grey ewrap cast on 44 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Rows 1-8: knit to the end of the row.

Row 9: k2tog to end of row

Bind off using gather bind off method.

Tighten cast on and set aside.

Body:
Configure loom to 44 pegs.

In grey ewrap cast on 44 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Rows 1-28: knit to the end of the row.

Row 29: k2tog to end of row

Bind off using gather bind off method.

Tighten cast on and set aside.

TO FINISH:

Using poly-fil to lightly stuff the legs and sew shut.

Sew the legs to the bottom piece with the bottom piece showing knit side down.

Attach safety eyes to the body and stuff the body.

Sew body piece to the bottom piece.

1 Comment

  • Love this adorable Octopus. Would love to make one as a baby gift and stitch the eyes on for safety. Should be easily held by a little one, thanks for the free pattern

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Aug 26, 2018

Pencil Socks

Back-to-school is in session which means teacher gifts are in the near future! Here is a fun pattern to knit for those awesome teachers who give so much to our kids. 

LOOM:  Sock loom 2, 40 pegs used.

YARN:  Approx 100 grams of worsted weight superwash wool yarn. Sample used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in the following colors: Blossom Heather, Cobblestone Heather, Semolina, Almond, and Coal.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, row counter (optional).

GAUGE: 10 sts x 16.5 sts=2 inches in stockinnette stitch.

SIZE:  Adult women shown in size 7. To make smaller/larger sizes, knit the foot shorter/longer.

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

w&t=wrap and turn. Lift the stitch that is on the peg, wrap the peg with the working yarn, replace stitch back on the peg.

rnd(s)=round(s)

rep=repeat

A=Blossom Heather (Pink)

B=Cobblestone Heather (Gray)

C=Semolina (Yellow)

D=Almond (Tan)

E=Coal (Black)

INSTRUCTIONS

Set knitting loom to 40 pegs, to work in the round.

Leg

Using A, cast on 40 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-12: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Cut A, join B and continue with B.

Rnd 13, 15, 17, 19: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 14, 16, 18, 20: p to end of rnd. Cut B, join C, and continue with C.

Rnd 21: *k4, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 21 until C portion measures approximately 7 inches.

Heel

The heel is completed using short-row shaping over 20 pegs.

Knit from 1 to19.  W&T 20.

Knit from 19 to 2.  W&T 1.

Knit from 2 to 18.  W&T 19.  

Knit from 18 to 3.  W&T 2.

Knit from 3 to 17.  W&T 18.  

Knit from 17 to 4.  W&T 3.  

Knit from 4 to 16.  W&T 17.  

Knit from 16 to 5.  W&T 4.  

Knit from 5 to 15.  W&T 16.  

Knit from 15 to 6.  W&T 5.  

Knit from 6 to 14.  W&T 15.  

Knit from peg 14 to 7.  W&T 6.  

(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 7 to 15.  W&T 16.

Knit from 15 to 6.  W&T 5.  

Knit from 6 to 16.  W&T 17.  

Knit from 16 to 5.  W&T 4.  

Knit from 5 to 17.  W&T 18.  

Knit from 17 to 4.  W&T 3.    

Knit from 4 to 18.  W&T 19.  

Knit from 18 to 3.  W&T 2.  

Knit from 3 to 19.  W&T 20.

Knit from 19 to  2.  W&T 1.  

Pegs 1 and 20 have two wraps and the stitch. 

On the first round of the sole and foot, work the pegs with the extra wraps together with the stitch.

Sole and Foot

Next rnd: k24, p1; *k4, p1, rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep last rnd until foot measures 3 inches less than the desired length. Cut C. Join D. Continue with D in established pattern for another inch (approx. 8 rnds). Cut D, join E.

Toe

Using E, rep the same instructions as for Heel.

Keeping all sts from twisting, place the first 20 sts onto a double pointed needle.. Place the remaining 20 sts onto another double pointed needle.

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

Weave all ends in. Block to set the stitches.

Isela Phelps, known in the loom knitting community as “Purling Sprite”. She is the author of the best-seller loom knitting series, Loom Knitting Primer.  She maintains a blog at purlingsprite.com

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

 

4 Comments

  • Is this 100 grams in total? Or is this 100 grams per color or per sock?

    Thanks

  • I used 100 grams total of all the colors. If you are buying the same exact yarn, I bought 2 skeins of yellow, 1 pink, 1 gray, 1 brownish, 1 black. I used most of 1 yellow skein for 1 sock (fits size 7.5 women).

  • Thank you Isela for the helpful Kitchner video tutorial. My sock seam is invisible!

  • “Loom Knitting Socks” pattern, Ladder Lace. Chart directions show symbols in this order (right to left): k2tog yo yo ssk

    Written directions say: ssk yo yo k2tog

    I love all your patterns Isela and have made many, this one I am not sure of which directions to follow and want to use my KB oval sock loom to make them. Can you assist?

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Aug 17, 2018

Zippy 2-hour Baby Blanket

 

LOOM: (4) Zippy Looms, and  Corners, 20 pegs total, or Zippy Master Set.

YARN:  2 balls of Mainstay Chunky Yarn used in sample.  Approx. 64 yds. super bulky yarn.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, crochet hook

GAUGE:  3.5 sts x 5 rows = 4”

SIZE:  26” wide x 27” long

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS
Assemble (4) Zippys and (4) Corners in a square, total 20 pegs.

Mark the first peg with a stitch marker. Cast on 20 pegs and prepare to work as a flat panel.

Video: Cast On Stitches

After casting on to peg #20,  reverse direction and knit row 1. Knit from peg #20 to peg #1.

Row 1: Ewrap knit to the end of row.

Video: Ewrap Knit Stitch
Repeat Row 1 until end of yarn ball. Then tie on 2nd ball of yarn, and repeat process.
Knit until 24” of yarn remains.

Bind off stitches.

Video Bind Off Stitches

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Aug 13, 2018

Squishy Soft Baby Blanket

LOOM:  136 peg knitting loom in small gauge. Recommend: 38” knitting loom with 2 peg extender, or 28” with peg extenders.

YARN:  Approx 820 yds of worsted weight yarn. Lion Brand LB Collection Cashmere Yarn was used in sample in color

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, and tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 16 sts and 22 rows  = 4 inches in stockinette.

SIZE: 32″ x 40″

As soon as I touched this yarn, I knew that I wanted to create something soft and beautiful for my little one to cherish. Our team members have nicknamed this yarn “squishy” as all you want to do is wrap yourself in its softness.

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BO=Bind off

st(s)=stitch(es)

cdd=centered double decrease. Over 3 pegs. Move loops to the sides to the center peg. Example: Peg 3-Peg 2- Peg 1, move loop from peg 1 to peg 2.  Move loop from peg 3 to peg 2. When working the centered peg, treat all loops as one loop.

yo=yarn over

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 136 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to end of end.

Row 2: p to end of end.

Repeat last two rows, 9 more times (20 rows total).

Row 21: k3, *k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 22: p3, k130, p3.

Row 23: k3, *k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 24: p3, k130, p3.

Row 25: k3, *k3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 26: p3, k130, p3.

Row 27: k3, *k4, yo, cdd, yo, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 28: p3, k130, p3.

Repeat Rows 1-28 until panel measures approximately 34 inches from cast on edge (about 10 total repeats of Rows 1-28), ending on a Row 28.

Repeat Rows 1-20.

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

The lace stitch pattern used in this baby blanket, is the same one used for the Baby Buttercup Skirt shown in this video.

Isela Phelps, known in the loom knitting community as “Purling Sprite”. She is the author of the best-seller loom knitting series, Loom Knitting Primer.  She maintains a blog at purlingsprite.com

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

4 Comments

  • I have tried 5 times to do this pattern and every single time my stitches are too tight. I have made the ultra loose but they still seem to be too tight. Any suggestions?

  • What yarn are you using? The yarn that was used in this pattern is a natural yarn so it has inherent elasticity. The sample knitted also knitted the stitches loosely. What knit stitch are you using? If you are using the flat stitch or u-stitch, try the true knit stitch instead.

  • I would love to make this blanket for my great-grandson for his baptism.I am new to loom knitting but am a fast learner. Can I knit this on the Afghan loom?

  • Absolutely! The gauge may vary slightly, but you should be able to knit it on that loom.

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Jul 29, 2018

Mila Purse

Designed by Isela Phelps

A small purse can be the perfect accent piece for your next event. The Mila purse depicts a horizontal chunky 8-stitch cable amidst purls. Chunky cables are possible on the knitting looms! Check out the Zippy Loom Knit Cables to learn the new technique! 

LOOM:  Rotating Double Knit Loom, outer ring only.

YARN:  100% mercerized wool. Red Heart Chic Sheep was used in sample [3.5oz/100g, 186yd/170m 2 skeins in Sterling color.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle, D shaped handles (pair) 8-1/8”x 4”

GAUGE: 9.5 sts x 15 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

SIZE:  Approx 10” wide x 9” tall (assembled).

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

st(s)=stitch(es)

8st LC =8 stitch Left Cable

NOTE

The pattern uses the doubling-stitch peg technique illustrated in booklet Zippy Loom Knit Cables

INSTRUCTIONS

Panel 1

Cast on 52 stitches from left to right on your knitting loom as follows: A stitch per peg on first 8 pegs, 4 stitches on the 9th peg, 4 stitches on the 10th peg, then 36 stitches, one per peg. Prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to end of row (make sure you knit each individual stitch on the pegs (9 and 10) with multiple stitches)

Row 2: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row.

Row 3: k to end of row (make sure you knit each individual stitch on the pegs (9 and 10) with multiple stitches)

Row 4: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row..

Row 5: k to end of row (make sure you knit each individual stitch on the pegs (9 and 10) with multiple stitches)

Row 6: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row.

Row 7: k36, *8stLC (these stitches are on the two pegs), k to end of row.

Row 8: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row.

Repeat Rows 1-8 until panel measures approximately 12 inches from cast on edge.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Panel 2

Cast on 52 sts (from left to right), prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: p to end of row.

Row 2: k to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until panel measures approximately 12 inches from cast on edge.

(Tip: count the number of garter stitch ridges on first panel, and do the same number of garter stitch ridges on second panel).

Assembly

Note: the panel direction is sideways so that the cable lays horizontally.

 

Before sewing the sides of the bag, sew the handles in place.

 

Once the handles are secured, seam around the bag, starting on one side, then down the bottom of the bag, then up the other side of the bag.

Weave ends in.

 

 Isela Phelps, known in the loom knitting community as “Purling Sprite”. She is the author of the best-seller loom knitting series, Loom Knitting Primer.  She maintains a blog at purlingsprite.com

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

2 Comments

  • I’m hoping you can answer a question for me. I have the original 30″ metal peg loom. It double knits but I would like to set it up for single knit. However it doesn’t have any connector pegs like come with the 18 &20″ boards. Do you know where I can get some?

  • I have a off topic question about socks.
    Your you tube sock tut using the orange sock loom was very helpful and easy to follow.
    My sock at the toe end has, what I call, an ear on each side of the toe. The sock won’t follow the contour of my foot, it sticks out on each side.
    My question is
    Can I eliminate 2 w&t on each side and then would I just not do anything to those pegs until the last round where I just knit all the pegs?
    I wouldn’t have been able to make a sock without your tut. The hardest thing for me was to do the kitchner stitch.
    Thank you Isela

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Jul 27, 2018

Zippy Plush Scarf

 

LOOM:  Zippy Loom

 

YARN: Walmart Mainstay Chunky, silver color, 1 ball.

 

STICH: Ewrap knit stitch

 

SIZE: 4″ x 70”

 

INSTRUCTIONS
Cast on 4 stitches on Zippy Loom.

 

Row 1: Work in ewrap stitch to end.
Next row: Repeat row 1 until scarf reaches 72”or desired length.
Bind off stitches with basic bind off method.
Weave ends in.
Your scarf is complete!!
Wear it proudly. You made it!!
Video tutorial on each step:

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Jul 21, 2018

Heart Hat Band

The hat band is like a headband, only wider.  Not quite a hat, as the top is open for the hair to fly free, or to tuck it all in.  Fun to wear, and just enough to keep your ears warm.

LOOM:  ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom, working in round

YARN: Sample uses Lamb’s Pride Bulky, 85% wool,15% Mohair, #5. 125 yds per skein, one skein of Peacock (main) and ½ skein Lt Blue (blue)

STITCHES:  Rib and Stockinette

NOTIONS:  Knit hook, Crochet hook, 5 stitch markers

SIZE:  5.5” wide and 24” circumference

GAUGE:  3 st X 4 rnds=1 inch

Abbreviations:

Rnd(s)=round(s),  St(s)=Stitch(s),

Place a stitch marker on peg 5, 16, 26, 35, 46, counting from beginning peg 1.  The pegs with stitch markers will always be at center of heart.

These pegs will be the bottom point of each heart design. Cast on 52 pegs in double knit to work in the round, using main color.  Lay anchor yarn.  It will be removed.

Rnds 1-8:  Work in Rib stitch

 

Rnd 9-16 will be the heart design rnds, as numbered 1-8 in the graph.

Rnd 9 (#1 of graph):  Tie on blue yarn at peg 5.  Wrap peg 5, front to back, no twist.  Carry yarn thru center of looms and wrap all 5 stitches, front to back, at stitch markers.  Lay blue yarn down without cutting it.

Pick up main color yarn and work in Rib st on all pegs that are not covered with blue yarn.

Work row on all stitches.

Rnd 10 (#2 of graph):  Work with blue yarn at all stitch markers covering 3 stitches with the stitch marker being the center peg.  This means to wrap sts 4,5,6 on this round and likewise of all the design pegs.  Complete the rnd with the main color in rib stitch.  Work rnd.

Rnd 11 (#3 of graph):  Work with blue yarn at all stitch markers covering 5 stitches (2 on each side of center peg).  Complete rnd with main yarn in rib stitch.  Work rnd.

Rnd 12 (#4 of graph):  Work with blue yarn at all stitch markers covering 7 stitches (3 on each side of center peg)

Complete rnd with main yarn in rib stitch, and work rnd.

Rnd 13 (#5 of graph):  Work with blue yarn at all stitch markers covering 9 stitches (4 on each side of center peg)

Complete rnd with main color, and work rnd.

Rnd 14 (#6 of graph):  Repeat rnd 13.

Rnd 15 (#7 of graph):  Repeat rnd 13 except skip center peg.  (4 on each side of center peg, skip center peg, and 4 on right of center peg.  Complete rnd with main color and be sure to work center peg with main color.  Hook over all pegs.

Rnd 16 (#8 of graph): Work with blue color on 2 sts, skip 3 center pegs, and work 2 pegs on right side of center.  Complete rnd with main color. Hook over all pegs.  Cut blue yarn and tie to main yarn.  Tuck yarn tail into knit.  End of design rnds.  You will have 5 blue heart designs with either 1 or 2 sts between.

Rnds 17-24:  Rib stitch all stitches.

Bind off loom with basic crochet bind off keeping the edge loose.  Once off the loom, bind off at anchor yarn with basic bind off.  Weave in all yarn tails.  Remove the anchor yarn.

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Jul 13, 2018

Plushy Zippy Blanket

4 Hour Project! Great pattern for beginners just learning to knit!! Super easy, one stitch, and 4 color changes.

LOOM:  (4) Zippy Looms and (4) Zippy Corners 20 pegs total, or Zippy Master Set.

YARN:  Approx 160 yds total. 5 balls of Mainstay Chunky Yarn #6 super bulky yarn was used in sample. 2 colors: (2) white and (3) teal. 100% polyester chenille.

STITCHES: E-wrap knit

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook (size S/19.0mm), one stitch marker

SIZE:  26” wide x 68” long

GAUGE:  3.5 stitches x 5 rows = 4” in e-wrap knit stitch

NOTES: A=White color yarn;  B=Teal color yarn. This blanket is knit in 5 color sections. One ball of yarn per section.

INSTRUCTIONS

Assemble (4) Zippy Looms and (4) Zippy Corners in a square, total 20 pegs.

Mark the first peg with a stitch marker.

Using color B, cast on 20 stitches, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: E-wrap knit to the end of row.

Repeat Row 1 until end of yarn ball and you are back to first peg.

Tie on new color A at the beginning of the next row.  The first peg is wrapped with new color.

Repeat process of e-wrap.

Continue alternating colors, one ball of yarn per section.

After 5 sections of color, ending with B teal color, bind off with basic bind off method. Weave in ends.

 

7 Comments

  • Hello. Is this a blanket or a shawl? As in the picture it appears to be more likea shawl.
    Thank you.

  • Love seeing all of the posted patterns

  • I want to make the visor beanie can not find a place to comment What peg is used for cast on, then do the visor then do row 6-11 starting with peg 1

    Am I attaching the firs row of visor to row 5? When visor is done where do I find row 5 to knit 6-11

    I can not quite get it clear in my head

    Thanks for all your help

  • It is a blanket but it is wide enough to be a shawl. It is more like a lap-blanket

  • Beautiful lap blanket
    Please help with sock video

  • What wool did you use for this?

  • Can this be made o the all in one loom using worsted woool?

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Jul 10, 2018

‘On the Go’ Tote (double knit)

Fun little tote for all ages.  Bag has a flat, round bottom and leather attached handles for closure. Easy for beginners, wanting to do a 2-color intarsia.  May be lined if desired.

Loom:  Rotating Double Knit Loom, 52 pegs, worked in the round.

Yarn:  Big Twist Chunky, 100% Acrylic, 195 yds per skein.  Colors used in sample are Cloud White(W) and Chunky Slate(S), (1) skein of Slate and (½-1) skein of White.  Machine wash and dry.

Stitches:  Stockinette

Notions Needed:  Knit hook, Crochet hook, Darning needle, Handle or leather straps for closure, purchased at any craft store.

Optional notions:  stitch markers or rubber bands (6)

Size:  8” tall X 9” wide (flat) with 6.5” circumference bottom

Gauge:  3 sts X 5 rnds=1 inch

Techniques Used:  Decrease for bottom, Vertical stripes for 2-color design

Abbreviations

rnd(s)=round(s), dec=decrease, L=left, R=right

Begin at top of bag and create the double folded border for attaching the straps.

Cast On 52 sts with Slate yarn.  Work 12 rnds in Stockinette.  Cut S yarn.

Add White yarn, work 4 rnds.

Do not cut the W yarn, but tie on the S yarn.

Leave both yarns attached.

Begin the design area for a total of 11 rnds based on chart below.

Work 1 rnd with S yarn.

Rnds 2-4:  Start with W yarn.  Work 2 sts, skip 2 sts, work 2 sts and maintain this sequence in stockinette.  Lay W yarn down and work S yarn on all open pegs.  Hook over.

Rnds 5-7:  Start with W yarn.  Work 2 sts but shift over to L side by one stitch.  Now continue by skipping 2 stitches and weaving 2 stitches.  Lay W yarn down and work S yarn on all open pegs.  Hook over.

Rnds 8-10:  Repeat rnds 5-7 by shifting over to L side by one stitch.

Rnd 11:  Complete with 1 rnd of S yarn.  Cut and tie S yarn; continue with W yarn (rnd 12).

Work 3 rnds of W yarn with extra weave.  This gives the center of bag more structure to hold its shape.

To do this, weave full circular of stockinette, and then one more time around the loom.  Some pegs will have 3 loops.  Lift 2 over 1 on pegs with 3 loops, for hook over;  1 over 1 for all others.

Add S yarn and work 1 rnd in Stockinette.

Cut S yarn and knot.

Work 8 rnds with W yarn.  Do not cut.

Tie on S yarn and work 1 rnd in stockinette with extra weave.

Tie on W yarn and work 5 rnds.  Cut and knot W yarn.

Bag bottom will be worked with S yarn for a total of 16 rnds.

Work 2 rnds in S yarn.

 

The first dec is done in center of the 3 sections between the legs of the loom.  You can mark these pegs, if desired.  You do not need to be concerned about exact centers, just approximate.

For each dec, move one loop to adjacent peg, so that the dec peg is empty.  Be sure to do the dec on both looms.  Work rnd.

Work 1 rnd in stockinette skipping the empty pegs.

Next rnd, do dec on peg adjacent to first dec so that you have 2 empty pegs together on both looms.  (see pics) Work rnd skipping the empty pegs.

Work 2 rnds in stockinette.

Repeat the dec rnd with a new dec between each set of the empty pegs.

Work 2 rnds after each dec rnd as before.

Work next dec rnd and follow with 2 rnds.

You will end up with a total of 18 dec stitches (empty pegs), and 34 sts remaining on loom.

Work 2 rnds on remaining pegs in stockinette.

Bind off by moving the inner loops onto pegs on outer loom.  Cut a piece of S yarn (about 2 times around loom) for bind off.  You can use the working yarn for this.  Thread the yarn onto darning needle.  Pick up each set of loops from the pegs until the remaining 34 stitches are on the yarn and off the loom.  Gently draw the stitches together, sew a few stitches to close the bottom and knot.  Pull yarn tail into bag.

Finishing the top and adding leather straps:

Turn bag inside out.  Fold top down to meet the bottom of S section.  Using the darning needle and S yarn, sew the top edge secure.  You may want to keep it in place as you sew with a few double pointed needles or pins.

Turn bag to outside and attach the straps.  Our sample uses 2 straps, each 21” long in black leather, and long enough to wear on shoulder.  You may also like a drawstring leather string laced thru the header.  Tuck in any remaining yarn tails.

Optional:  leave bottom soft, or line it with rigid circular fabric.

Either way, your little bag is “off to market” and sure to please.

 

5 Comments

  • Will there be a video?

  • Hi Gin,
    I don’t plan for a video of this pattern. If you have difficulty with any part of it, I will gladly help you with it and make a small video of that section that seems hard to understand. It is a fun project and should not give you too much trouble, but just ask if needed.

  • I recently discovered some stitchology patterns I really like #36,37,38 and 39 but can not figure out which loom is being used. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • I don’t understand what it means to weave. Is there any place to go where I can see the being done?

  • Hi Jean,
    Sorry for the confusion. In this pattern we are doing the stockinette stitch or stockinette weave. It is just referring to the way the yarn is wrapped on the pegs.
    We did a process that had 3 rnds just to add some strength to the bag. It is a stockinette stitch, but before we hooked over the pegs, we did one more rnd to add a 3rd wrap on every other peg. So some had 2 loops and some had 3 loops. Then we hooked over the rnd by taking 1 over 1, or 2 over 1. So the wrap process was referred to as weaving around the pegs. I hope this simplifies the term, “weave” a little better.

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Jun 29, 2018

Baby Buttercup Skirt

Designed by Isela Phelps

My inspiration for this little skirt is clear, it is my little darling girl. Lately, I have been dreaming up little knits for her to wear. 

LOOM: orange loom from Premium Round Loom Set, 80 pegs

YARN:  approx 140 yards of worsted weight mercerized merino wool. Red Heart Chic Sheep in Green Tea

NOTIONS: knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook size H (to crochet the chain to use to cinch the skirt)

GAUGE: 9.5 sts x 15 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

SIZE: 6-12 months

NOTE: Stitch pattern is over 10 stitches, to make a smaller/larger size, use a knitting loom with a multiple of 10 pegs

ABBREVIATIONS

approx=approximately

k=knit stitch or u-stitch (not ewrap)

p=purl stitch

cdd=centered double decrease. Over 3 pegs. Move loops to the sides to the center peg. Example: Peg 3-Peg 2- Peg 1, move loop from peg 1 to peg 2.  Move loop from peg 3 to peg 2. When working the centered peg, treat all loops as one loop.

yo=yarn over

rnd(s)=round(s)

st(s)=stitch(es)

INSTRUCTIONS

Skirt

Cast on 80 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1 and Rnd 3: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2 and Rnd 4: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 6: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: *k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 9: *k3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to end

Rnd 10: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 11: *k4, yo, cdd, yo, k3; rep from * to end

Rnd 12: k to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 12: until panel measures approx. 7-inches from cast on edge.

Next 5 rnds: *k2, p2; rep from * to end

Bind off with basic bind off method.

 

Tie

Crochet a chain that is approximately 22 inches in length.

Assembly

Pass the chain through the ribbing section of the skirt, skipping over the purl stitches (see pictures below). Make a knot at each end of the crochet chain.

Weave all ends in, block lightly.

 

Isela Phelps, known in the loom knitting community as “Purling Sprite”. She is the author of the best-seller loom knitting series, Loom Knitting Primer.  She maintains a blog at purlingsprite.com

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

4 Comments

  • What a cutie pie! The perfect model for this adorable little shirt. Question, the 80 peg loom you are referring to, what is the gauge?
    TYIA
    Cathie

  • It is small gauge.

  • A question that I hope you can answer here even thou it is not about this beautiful skirt
    I was wondering if you have made video 3and 4 on the new sock loom and if so where can I find it
    Thanks

  • No, I haven’t gotten to it yet.

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Jun 22, 2018

Ombre Ruffle Cowl

We are excited to present this featured pattern by loom knit designer and blogger Nicole F. Cox from Thismomentisgood.blogspot.com

Soft, ultra-feminine cowl, featuring a light and lofty, slip-stitch design. Easy enough for a beginner!

LOOM:  18” All-n-One Loom,  or Premium Round Loom Set, 50 pegs used.

YARN:  1 skein, Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball, 58% Cotton, 39% Acrylic, 3% Other, worsted #4 weight, 5.3 oz/150g, 481 yds/440 m. Color:  #203, Mindful Mauve.

NOTIONS:  tapestry needle, Crochet hook, knitting tool/pick.

GAUGE:  20 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10.2 cm square in pattern stitch.

SIZE:  approx 5”/12.7 cm  wide x 34”/86.4 cm  around.

ABBREVIATIONS/KEY

U-k = u-knit (may use the regular knit st). Wrap your working yarn halfway around the peg than pull the bottom loop over the top wrap (working yarn).

Skip1 wyib = Skip one peg/st, with yarn in back. Skip this peg by taking your working yarn in back of the peg. You will not work this peg.

WS = wrong side  St(s) = Stitch(es)  CO = Cast-on  BO = Bind off

 

NOTES

  • The right side of the fabric (purl side) faces away from you as you work (typically the WS of fabric). This eliminates the need to lift stitches.
  • Cowl is knit as a flat panel, seamed, than gathered. The seam is needed to give the gather structure. Knitting in the round is not recommended.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Foundation row:  Chain CO 50 pegs with 1 strand; work as flat panel.

Row 1:  *U-k1, skip1 wyib, rep from * to last 2 sts, u-k2.

Repeat row 1 until the entire skein is used, minus enough yarn to bind off and gather scarf, approximately 3 yds/2.7 m.

Bind off:  Use the chain one bind off method or one you prefer.

 

FINISH

Weave in ends. Fold the fabric in half, width wise, right side facing up and mattress seam. Leave a long tail for gathering. Using a tapestry needle, and loose running stitch, take the yarn in and out of the fabric along seam (while hiding it) and slowly gather the knitting. Cowl should measure 34“/86.4 cm after gathering. Make sure ruffles look even before continuing with the next step. Seam BO edge to CO edge. See schematic.

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Nicole F. Cox is an expert loom knitting pattern designer, author, and professional photographer. Check out her other projects at thismomentisgood.blogspot.com

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  • Love this wonder how it would turn out in planned pooling.

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May 29, 2018

Periwinkle Short Socks

LOOM: His & Her Sock Looms, orange, 56 peg loom was used.

YARN: Approx 200-220 yards of fingering weight yarn.

NOTIONS: tapestry needle

GAUGE: 14 stitches x 16 rows = 2 in stockinette

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS

k= uwrap stitch/flat stitch
p= purl stitch
w&t= wrap and turn

INSTRUCTIONS

Ewrap cast on 56 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Cuff:

Rows 1&2: k1 (p1, k3) repeat for row, end on k1.

Rows 3&4: (p1 ,k1) repeat for row

Rows 5&6: (k3, p1) repeat for row

Rows 7&8: (p1 ,k1) repeat for row

Repeat Rows 1-8 for 32 rows.

Row 33: knit row

Heel:
Turn heel on 28 pegs, using short row shaping. There will be 10 unwrapped pegs when finished decreasing. Refer to Short row heel/toe instructions for 56 Pegs at end of pattern.

Foot:
Knit in flat stitch for a total of 60 (65) (70) rows. The foot length is determined by measuring the length of the foot in inches and then subtracting 2″ for the toe.

Toe:
Repeat heel instructions for toe.

Bind off all 56 stitches using the basic bind off and sew or weave toe closed.

Short row heel/toe instructions for 56 Pegs:

Knit from peg 1 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 22, w&t peg 23.

Knit from peg 22 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to peg 21, w&t peg 22.

Knit from peg 21 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to peg 20, w&t peg 21.

Knit from peg 20 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to peg 19, w&t peg 20.

Knit from peg 19 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.

Pegs 10-19 do not have wraps on them.

Knit from peg 10 to peg 20, w&t peg 21.

Knit from peg 20 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to peg 21, w&t peg 22.

Knit from peg 21 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to peg 22, w&t peg 23.

Knit from peg 22 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to peg 27, w&t peg 29.

Knit from peg 28 to peg 1, w&t peg 56.

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  • i emailed before and you asked me what would be nice . Sorry about not answering right away. It just that my daughter is a full grown woman and the hat was just to tight for comfort. It could be a little bigger as it would not fit a person very well if they were a larger person the size is great for a smaller person. There should be some way that there could be a larger size on the outside same style loom maybe the out side rim bigger? With the two same rings on the inside that exist now? I have made several things on this loom and love it. I tried to use the inside ring by itself and could not because there were no groves on the outside of the pegs. The size of the loom on the inside ring would be about the right size for a new born or a premie, Too bad. Thank you for your concern about this. Valerie Vaughan

  • Hi Valerie,
    I’m not sure who who talked to before regarding a hat pattern. It sounds like you are referring to the ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom. If so what hat are you having troubles with?

  • Will there ever be a video on the his and hers sock looms

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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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