Whimsical Loom Knits – November 2016
Designed by Jenny Stark
You can quickly create this project for your favorite little 18″ doll fan. Your little doll lover will have so much fun keeping their dollies warm with this soft, snuggly shrug.
Knitting Loom: 32 peg loom
Yarn: Use a fuzzy/fluffy bulky yarn. Suggested yarns include: Mohair Metallic by Buttercream Luxe Craft or Mohair Mountain by Universal Yarn.
Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, tape measure.
Gauge: Not critical for this project.
Duplicate Zigzag Stitch: The Duplicate Zigzag Stitch (DZ st) is worked on both sides of the knitting board/loom. The wraps will travel at a slight slant. In this stitch pattern, one peg at the beginning of each row will serve as a sort of turning peg and will not be wrapped. When working from left to right, the turning peg is the first peg on the lower board. When working from right to left, the turning peg is the last wrapped peg on the upper board.
Wrapping in DZ st, l-r: (Working yarn will be at the first wrapped peg on the lower board). Take the working yarn to the upper board and around the nearest wrapped peg. Take the working yarn back down to the lower board and around the nearest wrapped peg. Continue working in this manner until all pegs have a second wrap on them, except the turning peg. Knit the pegs that have two wraps on them.
Wrapping in DZ st, r-l: (Working yarn will be at the last wrapped peg on the upper board). Take the working yarn down to the lower board and around the nearest wrapped peg. Take the working yarn back to the upper board and around the nearest wrapped peg. Continue working in this manner until all the pegs have a second wrap on them, except the turning peg. Knit the pegs that have two wraps on them.
Work back and forth across the board in DZ st until the knitted fabric reaches the desired length, or as directed in the pattern.
Use a fuzzy/fluffy bulky yarn in the color of your choice. Leave a long yarn tail. Using the figure 8 cast on method, cast on 14 pairs of pegs:
Double knit using the duplicate zigzag stitch until you have a panel measuring 16″ in length.
Bind off. Leave a long yarn tail.
Fold one end of the panel over.
Create a sleeve: Use the long yarn tail to sew the two edges together, making a seam measuring 3.5″ in length. Weave in the yarn end.
Repeat this process on the other end of the panel, creating the second sleeve. Weave in the yarn end.
Slip the shrug onto an 18″ doll and you’re all done with your super simple snuggly shrug <3
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