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Dec 28, 2013

Jordyn’s Slouchy Hat

Jordyns Slouchy Hat

Loving the latest nonchalant style in hats, a soft slouchy look that provides you with a sense of softness and youthfulness. Jordyn’s Slouchy Hat is named after my beautiful model who provides the hat with the perfect attributes.

Pattern InformationJordyns Slouchy Hat 2
Knitting Loom: All-n-One Knitting loom, using 102 pegs.

Yarn: 160 yards of main color in worsted weight yarn. About 20 yards of 6 different color worsted weight yarn (20 yards of each). Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Wonderland Heather was used for main color. Knit Picks City Tweed Aran in Lemon Curd, Tahitian Pearl, Jacquard, Cobalt, Orca and Obsidian were used for contrasting colors.

Notions: knitting tool, measuring tape

Gauge: 20 sts x 24 rows=4 inches. Row gauge is not important as you can knit more rows. Stitches per inch is of importance.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch
P=purl stitch
Cont=Continue
CF2=Cable involving 2 stitches; cable leans to the left.
How to: Skip peg 1 with yarn towards the back of the peg. Knit peg 2. Place stitch from peg 2 on cable needle (or simply hold it with your fingers. Take yarn to the front of peg 1. Knit peg 1. Place stitch from peg 1 on peg 2. Place stitch that you are holding on the empty peg 1.

A=Swish Worsted in Wonderland
B=City Tweed Aran in Cobalt
C= City Tweed Aran in Orca
D= City Tweed Aran in Jacquard
E= City Tweed Aran in Tahitian Pearl
F= City Tweed Aran in Lemon Curd
G= City Tweed Aran in Obsidian

Pattern notes: Hat is worked in the flat for the brim and then in the round for the body of the hat. Tassels are worked separately and added after hat is complete. When you have to pick up A to continue working with it, simply carry the yarn up, behind the work. (See photo)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on should go from Right to Left direction.
Using A, cast on 102 sts with the yarn over cast on, prepare to work a flat panel.
Row 1: *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2: As row 1.

Row 3: *CF2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, CF2

Row 4: As row 1

Rep Rows 3 and 4: 7 more times.

Next 5 rows: k to the end of row.

Join B, do not cut A.

From this point on, work in the round.

Next round: with B, knit to the end of the round.
Next 4 rounds: with B, purl to the end of round.

Cut B, cont with A.

Next 5 rounds: with A, k to the end of roundJordyns Slouchy Hat 3
Join C, do not cut A.
Next round: with C, knit to the end of the round.
Next 4 rounds: with C, purl to the end of round.

Cut C, cont with A.

Next 5 rounds: with A, k to the end of round
Join D, do not cut A.
Next round: with D, knit to the end of the round.
Next 4 rounds: with D, purl to the end of round.

Cut D, cont with A.

Next 5 rounds: with A, k to the end of round
Join E, do not cut A.
Next round: with E, knit to the end of the round.
Next 4 rounds: with E, purl to the end of round.

Cut E, cont with A.

Next 5 rounds: with A, k to the end of round
Join F, do not cut A.
Next round: with F, knit to the end of the round.
Next 4 rounds: with F, purl to the end of round.

Cut F, cont with A.

Next 5 rounds: with A, k to the end of round
Join F, do not cut A.
Next round: with G, knit to the end of the round.
Next 4 rounds: with G, purl to the end of round.

Cut G, cont with A.

Next 8 rounds: with A, k to the end of round
Bind off with gather removal method.
Steam block.

Tassels
(Make 2)
Cut 12 lengths of yarn (choose the colors you like the most), about 40 inches long each piece. Hold them all together at mid length (about 20 inches)
Using a crochet hook, pass the crochet hook through one of the stitches at the sides of the hat. Make a slip knot with the tassel so the knot ends up as close to the brim of the hat as possible. You should have 24 strands of yarn.
Divide the yarn strands into three groups of 8. Make a braid with the three groups of 8. Once the braid reaches desired length finish the braid with a slip knot. Clip the remainder of the yarn strands to an even length, leaving about 1 inch of length at the end of the knot.
Repeat for the tassel.

 

 

4 Comments

  • Love the pattern. Thank you for sharing!

  • Love this hat!! What knit stitch is used? Is it the traditional knit stitch, U stitch or flat?

    My preference is the U stitch but I want to be sure I am doing the right thing. 🙂

    Thank you!

  • Can you tell me where I can get a pattern for a women’s pullover sweater for the 28″ Knitting Board? I’m just looking for a plain sweater for my first try. I haven’t been able to find a pattern and I don’t know enough about knitting with needles to try to convert a conventional pattern. What would you say is the equivalent size knitting needle and the average gauge for the 28″ loom using a plain knit stitch or garter stitch? That might help me in picking a pattern to convert for the loom.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • I love this hat…I only know how to crochet…I would like to know if you happen to know where I can get this pattern in crochet? If not would you happen to have any ideas how I can accomplish this hat by crocheting. thank you

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Dec 22, 2013

Christmas Tree Square in Double Knit!

 

Color changes are very easy in double knitting on the knitting board. Create intarsia designs and all your color changes are tucked inside between the 2 layers and none of it shows. Both sides look exactly the same. Your scarves, shawls and afghans can look the same on both sides, no matter how the piece is placed.

Christmas Tree Holiday design using color changes and horizontal stripes. 

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By simply following the graph below, line by line, all your designs can be created in your knit.  This Holiday Tree is an example of horizontal stripes and a tree design.  On the opposite side of the knit piece, it looks exactly the same. So, you could have a holiday dish cloth, or the center of a larger afghan.  No knots or yarn tails.

 

What about the blocking of the finished knit so that the edges do not curl and the piece lays flat and retains the shape?  In double knit, there is no rolling edges so therefore, no need to block the knitted piece.

Hope you enjoy! And Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  • Would love to learn how to create the graph, either by hand or online.

  • Looking for a board loom patter for a heart!! Please help.

  • Hi, You can find several software apps for creating the graph. They are fun and easy to use. You just create a graph for the number of rows and lines. Then just tap the colors into the boxes. I would just search ‘graph for knitting’. Pat

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Dec 18, 2013

Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup

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Weave a custom coffee sleeve!   Help the environment by saving on the paper ones AND show off your weaving know-how by learning to use small darts or short rows to curve the fabric as you weave it. Complicated looking, but simple to execute.

Knitting Loom
28” Knitting Loom with Peg Extenders

Yarn
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn about 25 yds in main color, and 9 yds in contrasting color.

Tools
knitting tool, tapestry needle, scissors, ruler, a fork.

Other Supplies
Postcard or similar size piece of cardstock, a 3″ x 4″ piece of cardboard,  permanent marker.

Finished Length
2.5″ x about 9.5″

Weaving Technique
Tapestry (weft faced, no warp shows)

Terminology
Warp – the vertical lines of yarn you weave in an out of on the loom.
Weft  – the horizontal line of yarn that you weave in and out of the warp.
1. Add the loom extenders
Place one extender at one end of the loom and add the second extender in the third hole of the board.

2. Warp up the loom
With the contrasting color tie the yarn securely to a peg toward the middle of one of the extenders. Run the yarn to the peg exactly opposite on the other extender. Continue until you have 12 lines of warp. Tie the yarn securely to the last peg you’ve warped and cut.

3. Prepare the yarn
Working with the main color yarn, wind two layers of yarn around the shorter side of cardboard, then turn the cardboard and wind two layers of yarn around the longer side. Continue in this manner until all the yarn is on the cardboard.

4. Prepare to weave
Weave in your postcard or cardstock into the warp by weaving over the first warp yarn and under the next. Continue in this same pattern until you reach the last yarn. The cardstock acts as a header and will provide you the space you need later to be able to weave in the warp yarns as you finish off the project. Weave the second piece of cardstock into the warp in the same way, weaving over the first warp yarn and under the next. Use the permanent marker to mark the width of the warp yarns on the footer cardstock.

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5. Begin weaving
Use the end of the fork to weave under the first warp yarn and over the next, continue in this pattern until you have woven the end of the fork through all the warp yarns, use your left hand to lift up all the warp yarns on top of the fork. With your right hand pass the yarn wound piece of cardboard through, leave a 4″ tail. Weave the tail into the middle of the warp, letting it dangling off of the back. You will weave it in later when you finish off the project.

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For the second pass, use your right hand to turn the footer cardstock slightly, lifting the warp yarns, insert the fork to hold the bottom warp yarns down. With your left hand, pass the yarn wound piece of cardboard through. Rows will alternate between these two positions. Use the fork tines to push the weft down against the card as you proceed. The fabric will become dense and only the weft will show. The warp will become completely covered. Use the markings on the footer cardstock to make sure you aren’t pulling the weft threads too tight, and that the woven fabric is about the same width. Weave a total of 60 weft rows in the main color, ending with the yarn on your right. Do not cut the yarn.

6. Weave the contrast color wedge
Thread the contrast color yarn onto the tapestry needle.  Weave under, then over, the  6 left most warp yarns. Pull the contrast color yarn until you have a 3” tail. Leave the tail to dangle off the back. Keeping in pattern of weaving over your unders and under your overs, weave 4 rows over the 4 left most warp yarns. Then weave one more row over the 6 left most yarns.  (See the photo for reference.)  Cut the contrast color yarn leaving a 2” tail.

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Repeat steps 5 and 6 three more times. Next, weave two more rows in the main color yarn. Cut the yarn, leaving a 5” tail.  Use the tapestry needle to weave the end in half way, and let the rest of the tail dangle off the back.

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7. Weave in your ends
Flip your loom over, use the tapestry needle to weave the ends dangling off the back along side the warp yarns. Your woven fabric should be well packed down, and should have a slight curve to it. The outside curve should measure about 9.75”, and the inside curve about 8.75”.

8. Taking it off of the loom
With your knitting tool, lift the warp off of the pegs. Untie the knots you made at the beginning. Gently remove the cardstock. Cut the warp yarns even leaving approximately a length of 4”. Fold the cut warp yarns over to the front of the piece.  Bring the two ends together, and knot top two warp yarns securely together, then drop them to the back side (inside the sleeve.)  Continue until all of the warp yarns have been tied together.  Turn the sleeve inside out.  Use the tapestry needle to weave the ends in under the weft yarn, alongside the warp yarns, as you did before.  Turn the sleeve inside out again, and you are done.

Mary K. Lawrie is a vegan artist and crafter. She gets really excited about eco-crafts and recycled materials. 

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Dec 12, 2013

Faux Woven Cowl

Faux Woven Cowl 1

 

Faux Woven Cowl

The faux woven cowl gives the illusion of a woven project but it is all in the cabling technique. I first spotted a project at my knitting store with this awesome design, right away, I wanted to knit one of my very own, so I came home and sat down to figure it out. The use of the elongated stitches allows us to be able to do cables that are wider than four stitches. The cowl uses six stitches but using the same technique you can use up to eight stitches.

Pattern Information

Loom: All-n-One Knitting Loom

Yarn: 130 yards of super bulky yarn. Grand Rapide was used in sample (1 skein). Faux Woven Cowl Long

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

YO=yarn over (ewrap the peg)

C6F=Cable involving six stitches, leans to the left.
Step 1: Leave the stitches from pegs 1, 2, 3 on the loom, take working yarn behind these three skipped pegs.
Step 2: Knit pegs 4, 5 and 6 (be sure to elongate the stitches prior to knitting them). Place these three stitches on a cable needle.
Step 3: Take yarn to the front of peg 1, knit peg 1, peg 2 and peg 3 (be sure to elongate the stitches prior to knitting them).
Step 4: Move the stitches just knitted on Step 3 to the following pegs: From peg 3 to peg 6, from peg 2 to peg 5, from peg 1 to peg 4.
Step 5: Place the stitches from cable needle on pegs 3, 2, and 1.

C6B=Cable involving six stitches, leans to the right.
Step 1: Place stitches from pegs 1, 2 and 3 onto cable needle (be sure to elongate these stitches prior to transferring them onto cable needle), drop the cable needle towards the back (center of the knitting loom).
Step 2: Take yarn to the front of peg 4. Knit peg 4 and move it to empty peg 1.
Step 3: Take yarn to the front of peg 5. Knit peg 5 and move it to empty peg 2.
Step 4: Take yarn to the front of peg 6. Knit peg 6 and move it to empty peg 3.
Step 5: Place stitches from cable needle back on the loom, on pegs 4, 5, and 6.
Step 6: Knit pegs 4, 5, 6.

Pattern Notes
Two pegs are used as one on the knitting loom to facilitate the use of super bulky yarn
E-wrap pegs to create an elongated stitch. Drop the extra wrap before crossing the stitches.
Cast on from right to left so first row is from left to right.
Use the yarn over cast on.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 24 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.
Row 1: *K1, YO 1 (on same peg); rep from * to last peg.
Row 2: Prior to cabling, drop the YO to elongate the stitches. K3, *C6F; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: *K1, YO 1 (on same peg); rep from * to last peg.
Row 4: Prior to cabling, drop the YO to elongate the stitches. *C6B; rep from * to end.

Repeat last 4 rows until piece measures approx 48 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off  with basic bind off method.

Mattress stitch bind off edge to cast on edge.

 

 

6 Comments

  • This looks amazing. Is it difficult?

  • Very easy. Follow our video and you will be on your way to having your very own.

  • Mine turned out amazing!! The inside isn’t so pretty, but the outside is perfect!

  • To difficult for me. I looked the video, looks very difficult.

  • Love this scarf. I don’t see a link to the video, though. Is there still a video available?

  • The videos are on our next blog post http://blog.knittingboard.com/index.php/archives/1618

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Dec 3, 2013

28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!

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This cute eyeglass case will keep your eyeglasses safe from scratches.  Make one for the purse and another for the
car.  The case also makes a great gift!

Skill Level
Intermediate

Knitting Loom:
28″ Knitting Loom with Peg Extenders

Yarn:
Lion Brand Recycled Cotton in Seagrass, Lion Brand Recycled Cotton in Marine

Tools
knit hook, size E crochet hook, tapestry needle, large button.

Finished Size
3.5” by 6.25”

1. Assemble the loom. Attach the loom extenders one section apart.

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2. Warp the loom. Holding two strands of the marine recycled cotton yarn together, tie the yarn to a corner peg. Wrap the yarn around the next peg to one side of the corner peg, then around the next peg on the other side of the corner peg. Continue to work back and forth, wrapping the yarn around every peg. Tie the yarn to the last peg and cut leaving a 5″ tail.

3. Begin weaving. Turn the loom. Holding two strands of yarn together, one strand in Marine Recycled Cotton and one of each color, tie the yarn to the corner peg. Use a crochet hook or the knit hook to weave under then over the warp. Repeat the process, this time weaving over the strands you went under, then under the strands you went over. Continue until all of the pegs have been filled. Leave a long tail, cut the yarn, and tie it to the corner peg.

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4. Taking it off of the loom. Using a single strand of Seagrass Recycled Cotton yarn, make a slip knot and place it on your crochet hook. Start at a corner peg, and work across the longer side first. Use the crochet hook to lift the weft off the peg, and onto the crochet hook. Yarn over the hook and pull through all the loops on the hook. There should now be one loop of yarn on the crochet hook and one peg bound off. Lengthen the loop on the crochet hook slightly, then bind off the the next peg in the same manner. Continue until all the pegs have been bound off and the woven piece has been removed from the pegs. Leave the loop of yarn on the crochet hook. Do not cut the yarn.

5. Add a button loop. Insert the crochet hook into the center of the first bound off stitch, yarn over and pull the loop through. Flip the work over to the back side, and work across the shorter side that you just bound off. Insert your hook between the next two bound off stitches, under the two threads. (See photo.) Yarn over the hook and pull through, yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook; one single crochet stitch created. Repeat until you have created 8 single crochet stitches. Yarn over pull through; one chain stitch created. Make chain stitches until it is about twice the width of your button. Continue making single crochet stitches as you were before until you reach the corner. Cut and knot the yarn. Weave in all your yarn ends.

6. Seam the edges. Flip the fabric back over and fold the bottom half up 3.25” to create the body of the eyeglass case. Using the bind off stitches as a guide, sew up both sides of the eyeglass case with a tapestry needle and a single strand of yarn. Cut and knot the yarn. Weave in your ends.

7. Sew on the button. Use a single strand of yarn and the tapestry needle to sew on the button. Knot the yarn on the back side to secure, and weave in the ends.

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Mary K. Lawrie is a vegan artist and crafter. She gets really excited about eco-crafts and recycled materials. 

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Nov 20, 2013

Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom

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The Urban Cowl is one of ultimate favorite items to wear. It not only looks good with almost every piece of clothing, but it can also be knit in one afternoon. I wanted to make another one on Saturday and I wanted to use my All-n-One loom. So I sat down and realized that I could use 2 pegs as one to create a “bigger” stitch for my Malabrigo Rasta yarn.

The picture shown uses almost 2 skeins of Malabrigo Rasta, it goes around the neck twice. If you prefer, you can use 1 skein for a one loop cowl.

Warm, fast and easy were priority for this knit. I needed something that would look chunky and fashionable, something I could wear with my jeans, something that screamed urban style.

PATTERNUrbanCowl2

Knitting Loom
All-n-One loom, 30 pegs. You will use 2 pegs as 1.

Yarn
140 yds of Super Bulky weight wool yarn. Sample was knit using Malabrigo Rasta, 1.5 skeins.

Notions
Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge
Not important for this project

Abbreviations
k: knit stitch
p: Purl stitch
rep: Repeat
st: Stitch

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 15 stitches

Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1

Row 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to the last st, p1

Repeat Row 1 and Row 2: until item measures 48 inches.
Bind off with basic bind off method.

Finishing
Seam bind off edge to cast on edge using mattress stitch.

To wear: wrap twice around neckline, or just wear it as a long scarf.

9 Comments

  • Yay! Thank you, thank you!!

  • Welcome :). The video is processing…according to YouTube 5 more minutes. 🙂

  • Thank you Isela! You are so awesome!

  • Thanks Isela. Love the colors on this one. Great video. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving All!!!!!

  • I would love to make something in between the urban cowl and summer elegance. I want to use thin yarn (something like a fake fur or eyelash type) with lots of space between the stitches. I have something I bought that is like the urban cowl but is 18′ wide so it is very stretchy and can be shaped different ways. Can you suggest a pattern that I could adjust. The one I have is is knitted like a scarf with the end on one sewn to the side of the end of the other. Would love suggestions!

    I don’t want it to be warm, just to dress up a plain top. Thanks for any help!

  • Thank you so much. Great looking cowl!
    Cheers

  • Thanks for showing this. I never thought of using two pegs for one stitch…what a wonderful idea.
    Love the yarn you used…the texture of your finished product…the way you can see every stitch so well when t is done this way!
    Thank you again.

  • I love this. It is very simple. Thanks for sharing.

  • Wonderful video, very well explained. Thank you for simplifying this for me.Can’t wait to get started.

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Nov 19, 2013

Loom Knit Ruffle Scarf

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I created this pattern back in November 2011 and I have been meaning since then to put a small video on how to use the KB looms with this type of yarn. Finally, I was able to get this project done.  The pattern is the same as I created back then, except in this video, I am using the Sashay yarn which has smaller hole openings. In this video, you will see me skip two opening and use the third, so in essence we are using every 3rd opening on the yarn to create the scarf.

DIRECTIONS

Locate the upper row of the mesh, the one with the bigger hole openings, you will be using this upper row to cast on and to knit. Before you begin, you may want to open a bit of the mesh to facilitate the knitting process. The work will come out through the center of the knitting loom (between the two rails).

Place 2 stitch markers on your knitting loom, one on peg 1  and the other on peg 6.

Foundation/Cast on Row: Place one loop on peg 1, *skip 2 opening, place the 3rd opening on the next peg; rep from * until 6 pegs have a loop on them.

Row 1:  Skip 2 openings, place the 3rd opening on the last peg, skip 2 openings, place the next opening on the 5th peg; repeat skipping 2 openings and placing the 3rd opening on the following peg. Each peg should have 2 loops on each peg. Lift the bottom loop off the peg, leaving only one loop on each peg.

Row 2: Move the stitches from one side of the board to the opposite side (see video on how this is done).
Skip 2 openings, place the 3rd opening on the first peg, skip 2 openings, place the next opening on the 2nd peg; repeat skipping 2 openings and placing the 3rd opening on the following peg. Each peg should have 2 loops on each peg. Lift the bottom loop off the peg, leaving only one loop on each peg.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until item measures desired length. Typically, a scarf takes one full skein. Picture shows a scarf with one full skein.

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

 

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  • Thank you for adding the video. I was so confused til I watched that. Now I can make my scarves myself! Very helpful!

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Nov 9, 2013

28″ Knitting Board… Weaving with VCR Tape!

 

wristlit_tapeWeave a wristlet with VCR tape. Do you have a few VCR cassettes lurking in the back of the junk closet? Dig them out and weave them into a fashionable wristlet to carry all your essentials for your next night out on the town.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Knitting Loom
28″ Knitting Loom with Peg Extenders

Yarn
VCR tape and Vanna’s Glamour by Lion Brand

 

 

Tools
Tunisian crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors, large button, Philip’s head screwdriver.

Finished Length
4.5” by 9” excluding the strap.

Terminology
Warp – the vertical lines of yarn you weave in an out of on the loom.
Weft – the horizontal line of yarn that you weave in and out of the warp.

1.     Disassemble to VCR tape. Use the screw driver to unscrew the 5 screws holding the cassette together.  Take the two halves apart and remove the reels containing the tape.  Cut off the clear leader tape.

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2.     Assemble the loom. Attach the loom extenders two sections apart.

3.     Warp up the loom.Tie the VCR tape to a corner peg. Work back and forth across the length of the loom, wrapping the tape around every peg. Tie the VCR tape  to the last peg you’ve warped and cut leaving a 5″ tail.

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4.     Begin weaving. From the opposite side weave the tunisian crochet hook under over the warp.  Unreel enough vcr tape  to reach across the width of the loom. Fold the vcr tape and hook it on the crochet hook.  Use one hand to keep tension on the folded tape against the crochet hook, and your other hand to gently pull the crochet  hook through.  Place the loop from the crochet hook onto the next peg.  Repeat the process, this time weaving over, then under yarns. Continue until all of the pegs have been filled. On the last row of weft, you may find it easier to weave through only a few warps thread at a time.  Leave a long tail, cut the vcr tape, and tie it to a corner peg.

5.     Taking it off of the loom.  With Holding two strands of yarn together, make a slip know and place it on your crochet hook.  Use the hook to lift the weft off the peg, and onto the crochet hook.  Yarn over the hook and pull through both the loop of vcr tape and the loop of yarn.  There should now be on loop of yarn on the crochet hook and one peg bound off.  Continue all the way around until the woven piece has been removed from the pegs.  Leave the yarn on the crochet hook.  Do not cut the yarn.

6.     Chain the wrist strap.   Yarn over the hook, and pull the yarn through the loop on the hook, one chain stitch has been created. Continue until you have crocheted a chain about 8 inches long.  Leave the yarn on the crochet hook.  Do not cut the yarn.

7.      Seam the edges of the purse.  Fold a third of the woven piece up to  create the body of the purse.  Insert the crochet hook into the bind stitch at the base of the wrist strap chain stitches, then into the coordinating bind off stitch on the back of the purse; yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook.  Insert the hook into the next bind off stitch on the front and back of the purse, yarn over and pull though all the loops on the hook.  Continue in this fashion until you have seamed up one side of the purse.  Cut and knot the yarn.  Weave in your ends.In a similar fashion seam up the other side of the purse.  Cut and knot the yarn. Weave in your ends.

8.     Add a button loop.  Make a slip stitch, place it on the hook.  Insert the crochet hook into the center edge of the purse flap, yarn over the hook and pull   through the woven fabric, two loops on the hook; yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook; one single crochet stitch created. Yarn over pull through, one chain stitch created, continue making chain stitches until it is about twice the width of your button. Insert the crochet hook into the next bind off stitch on the edge of the purse flap, yarn over the hook and pull  through the woven fabric, two loops on the hook; yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook; one single crochet stitch created.  Cut and knot the yarn.  Weave in your ends.

9.     Sew on the button. Use a single strand of yarn and the tapestry needle to sew on the button.  Knot the yarn on the back side to secure.

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 Mary K. Lawrie is a vegan artist and crafter. She gets really excited about eco-crafts and recycled materials.

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  • I had so much fun making this project!

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Nov 2, 2013

Weave a Bracelet

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Have you tried weaving on your knitting board?  Weaving is an ancient technique dating back 27,000 years, but with very contemporary possibilities.  This tapestry woven bracelet is a quick afternoon project and a great way to use up those bits of yarn you have buried at the bottom of your yarn basket. I think of it as a grown-up version of the friendship bracelet, though if you have a teenager in the house, I’m sure they will want one too.


Skill Level
Beginner

Knitting Loom
28″ Knitting Loom with Peg Extenders

Yarn
3yds of 9 different colors in a light worsted weight or DK yarn

Tools
knitting tool, tapestry needle, scissors, ruler, fork (Yes, you read that correctly.)

Other Supplies
9″ leather bracelet cuff
Aleene’s Leather and Suede Glue
Hemp Cord
2″ wide and 4″ long piece of cardstock

Finished Length
1″ x 7″ of weaving and a 1″ x 9″ finished bracelet / cuff

Weaving Technique
Tapestry (weft faced, no warp shows)

Terminology
Warp – the vertical lines of yarn you weave in an out of on the loom.
Weft – the horizontal line of yarn that you weave in and out of the warp.

 

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1.  Add the loom extenders.  Place one extender at one end of the loom and add the second in the middle hole of the board.

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2. Warp up the loom  Tie the hemp cord to a peg toward the middle of one of the extenders.  Run the cord to the peg exactly opposite on the other extender.  Continue until you have 4 lines of warp.  Tie the hemp cord to the last peg you’ve warped and cut leaving a 5″ tail.

3. Begin weaving.  Weave in your piece of cardstock.  Weave over the first warp thread and under the next.  Continue in this same pattern until you reach the last thread.  The cardstock acts as a header and will provide you the space you need later to be able to weave in the warp threads as you finish off the project.  Now, Thread your tapestry needle with your first color of yarn.  Weave under the first warp thread and over the next.  Continue weaving until you reach the last warp thread.  Pull until you have a 3″ tail.  Weave the tail into the middle of the warp.  Leave it dangling off of the back.  You will weave it in later when you finish off the project. Continue weaving. Rows will alternate between starting with an over or an under. Use the fork to push the weft down and up against the card as you proceed. The fabric will become dense and only the weft will show. The warp of hemp cord will become completely covered.

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4.  Switch colors.  Weave in the last bit of the first color leaving  a 3″ or so tail.  If you finished on the right side, begin your next color on the left and vice versa.  Why?  The tail builds up the edges a bit faster. By ending one color on one side and starting the new color on the other side, you will even out these “bumps” and your weaving will look smoother.  Repeat this process every time you switch colors.  You will end with a one inch wide piece of weaving that is 7″ long.

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5. Taking it off of the loom. With your knitting tool, lift the warp off of the pegs.  Untie the knots you may have made at the beginning. Gently remove the cardstock.  Cut the warp threads even leaving approximately a length of 2″-4″.  Thread the tapestry needle with one warp thread and run it into the groove / space of the warp thread next to it. Push it through this space for about an inch. Pull it out to the back and clip the remaining tail. Proceed in this manner moving left to right.  With the last warp thread, run it into the groove of the warp to the left.  This will be a bit trickier only because there are already two warp threads in that space.  Once you have finished off all the warp threads, proceed with to do the same with the weft tails.

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6. Glue the weaving to the leather cuff.  Add a thin layer of the leather glue to the cuff that is the length of your fabric.  Press the back side of the weaving into the glue.  Allow to dry thoroughly.

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Oct 25, 2013

Twisting Vines Socks

Twisting Vines Socks

I love to create socks during the Fall. When I found this beautiful yellow color, it reminded me of my tree outside that is changing color right now. During the spring and summer, my tree is a beautiful green, then in the fall, it turns to a gorgeous yellow.

Pattern Information

Knitting Loom
Sock Loom 2, pattern uses 44 pegs.
Yarn
Approx 250 yds of worsted weight yarn. Sample was worked using Lion Brand Baby Wool in Sunflower (2.5 skeins)
Other
Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle, two double pointed needles, size 5, two peg markers.
Skills knowledge
knit stitch, purl stitch, knitting a flat panel.

Size
Shown in a size 7.5 women’s (9 inches in circumference around the ball of the foot)

Gauge
22 x 30= 4 inches

Level
Intermediate

Abbreviations

CO=Cast on
K=knit stitch
P=purl stitch
Sts=stitches
Rep=repeat
Rnd=round
Sl1=skip one with yarn behind peg
C3L=Cable takes place over 3 pegs, numbered 1 through 3 from right to left as follows: 3-2-1. Skip peg 1 with yarn behind peg, knit peg 2 and 3. Remove stitches from peg 3 and 2 and place on cable needle. Knit peg 1. Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 3. Place stitches on cable needle onto pegs 2 and 1 (stitch that was on peg 3 goes on peg 2, stitch that was on peg 2 goes on peg 1).
C3R=Cable takes place over 3 pegs, numbered 1 through 3 from right to left as follows: 3-2-1. Place stitches from pegs 1 and 2 onto a cable needle and drop it to the inside of the loom. Knit peg 3.  Place stitch from peg 3 on peg 1. Place stitches from cable needle back on the loom on pegs 2 and 3 (stitch from peg 1 goes on peg 2, stitch from peg 2 goes on peg 3). Knit peg 2 and 3.

DIRECTIONS
Using a flexible cast on, cast on 44 sts, join to work in the round.
Rnd 1-10: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of the rnd.
Rnd 11: *k1, p3, sl1, k2, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 12: As rnd 11
Rnd 13: *k1, p3, C3L, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 14: *k1, p3, k3, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 15: *k1, p3, k2, sl1, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 16: *As rnd 15.
Rnd 17: *k1, p3, C3R, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 18: As rnd 14.
Rep Rnds 11-18 until leg measures 8 inches from cast on edge (or until desired length).
Heel
Work a short-row heel over 22 sts.
Foot
**Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, sl1, k2, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.Droplets 053
Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, sl1, k2, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, C3L, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22*k1, p3, k3, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, k2, sl1, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, k2, sl1, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, C3R, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22*k1, p3, k3, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.**
Rep from ** to ** until foot measures 7.5 inches.
Next rnd: k to end of rnd.

Toe
Work a short-row toe over 22 sts.

Finishing
Kitchener the toe close. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Heel & Toe Instructions
To wrap and turn (W&T): Remove the loop from the peg and hold it, with working yarn simply e-wrap the working yarn around the peg, place the loop back on the peg.
The heel is worked in short row method. Please follow the instructions below, step by step.

Place a stitch marker on peg 1 and peg 22.
K21, W&T peg 22.
K20, W&T peg 1.
K19, W&T peg 21.
K18, W&T peg 2.
K17, W&T peg 20.
K16, W&T peg 3
K15, W&T peg 19.
K14, W&T peg 4
K13, W&T peg 18
K12, W&T peg 5
K11, W&T peg 17
K10, W&T peg 6
K11.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 18.
K12 .(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 5.
K13.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 19.
K14 .(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 4.
K15.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 20.
K16.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 3.
K17.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 21.
K18.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 2.
K19.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 22.
K20.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 1.
***Pegs 1 and 22 have 2 wraps. Leave them on the pegs as you continue with the rest of the instructions. On the very next round, treat the stitches and wraps on these pegs as one stitch. ***

TOE
Follow same instructions as above, exclude the information between *** to ***
Transfer the stitches to two double pointed needles, stitches from pegs 1-22 on one double pointed needle, stitches 23 to 44 on a second double pointed needle.
Kitchener the toe close. Weave ends in. Block.

KITCHENER INSTRUCTIONS
Prepare: You will need 2 knitting needles (a size 8 when knitting with thick yarns, or a size 2 when knitting with thin yarns). Hold the needles parallel with the tips pointing in the same direction, wrong sides (purl side) facing each other.

Kitchener 1


Caution: Be sure that the stitches are set up on the needles correctly. See above graphic. The stitches should sit exactly as in the graphic above.

Set up for kitchener stitch: Insert the tapestry needle into the first stitch on the needle closest to you as if to purl (from right to left), pull it through, leave the stitch on the needle.

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Insert the needle into the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit (from left to right), leave the stitch on the needle. Pull the yarn through.

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Needles are set up for the kitchener stitch, now follow the next 4 steps.

Step 1
Insert the needle into the first stitch on the front needle as if to knit. Slip stitch off the needle.

Step 2
Insert the needle into the next stitch on the front needle as if to purl. Leave stitch on the needle. Gently pull on the working yarn to snug up the stitch. Do not pull too much.

Step 3
Insert the needle into the first stitch on the back needle as if to purl, and slip it off the needle.

Step 4
Insert the needle into the next stitch on the back needle as if to knit. Leave this stitch on the needle. Snug up the yarn by pulling gently on the working yarn.

Repeat steps 1-4. At the end, the needles will have 2 stitches remaining. Proceed to step 1 and then to step 3.
Weave in the ends to the wrong side of the item.

 

 

 

 

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  • I’m just completing my first pair of socks on the KB fine gauge adjustable sock loom, and I’d love to try this beautiful pattern next. Is there a way I can adapt it for the fine gauge sock loom (it’s the only loom I have right now)?

    Thank you.

  • Also, what is a “flexible cast on”? So far, I only know the cast-on method that comes with the KB sock loom DVD.

  • The ewrap is a flexible cast on.

  • We will need to calculate the number of pegs needed for your size foot on that loom. Do you know more or less how many pegs you use for your size foot?

  • I use 52-54 pegs on the fine gauge sock loom.

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Oct 24, 2013

Mitered Square How-to

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Oct 11, 2013

Bicolor Basketweave Afghan

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Envelope yourself in luxurious merino wool softness with the bicolor basketweave afghan. This design takes a regular basketweave design and adds to it a touch of color by adding horizontal stripes.

Pattern Information

Knitting Loom
Afghan Loom, 198 pegs (Pattern uses 196 pegs).

Yarn
Approx 1,300 yds of worsted weight merino wool yarn. Sample was worked using Knit Picks Swish,100% merino, 110 yds/50g per skein,  in Dusk and Dove Heather (6 skeins of each color).

Other
Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Skills knowledge
knit stitch, purl stitch, knitting a flat panel.

Size
35 x 35 inches

Gauge
22 x 30= 4 inches

Level
Advanced beginner

Pattern notes
The item is worked flat.

Abbreviations

CO=Cast on

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Sts=stitches

MC=Dusk

CC=Dove Heather
Rep=repeat

DIRECTIONS

Using MC, CO 196 sts using the crochet cast on method. Continue with MC.

Row 1-Row 4: *k4, p4: rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 5-Row 8: *p4, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Row 9-Row 12: *k4, p4: rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 12-Row 16: p4, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.

Cut MC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join CC.

Rep Rows 1-16 using the CC. (32 rows total)

Rep last 32 rows 7 more times (or until blanket measures desired length), maintaining the color sequence as established.

Last 16 rows: Rep Rows 1-16.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave ends in.

Block lightly.

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7 Comments

  • Very pretty. How long does it take to make something like this?

  • I love the colors and the pattern of this, thank you.

  • Love this design.
    Pat

  • About 3 weeks.

  • I just purchased the Afghan loom, however am having a hard time figuring out the tension. I started out loose and it ends up super tight with the flat stitch. what can I do to fix the tension?

  • I would suggest just practicing with it. After awhile, your tension will even out and then you can begin an actual blanket. It will take a few times on the loom to get used to it.

  • I have trouble with the tension as well. I have started a blanket I think four times now, both with the e-wrap cast on and the crochet cast on. I just cannot get the tension right on the inner curves with the flat stitch; it’s always too tight by the fifth or sixth row.

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Sep 17, 2013

Side Cable Hat

Horseshoe 1000

Gearing up for fall around my house means a new batch of hats gets underway. I like practical items that would look pleasing no matter the wardrobe of the day. Neutral tones lend themselves splendidly to the upcoming season. The horseshoe cable hat depicts one wide cable that is comprised of of two cables, one left leaning cable and one rightleaning cable. Placing both cables next to each other creates a wider cable. The design adds a special touch with a buttonband around the forehead.

A great introductory pattern to cables. One side cable introduces you to left and right leaning cables to create a gorgeous wide cable. The hat is mainly worked in stockinette with a  side cable that will allow you to practice the cabling technique.

Knitting Loom: Sample was worked on All-n-One knitting loom (86 pegs for adult female. ). 

Yarn: Approx 150 yds of worsted weight Extra Fine Merino Wool. Sample was knit using Berroco Pure Merino in color 8570 (1.5 skeins).

Other: ¾ inch decorative button

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle, 2 stitch/peg markers, regular sewing needle and thread (to match yarn).

Gauge: 22 sts x 32 rows=4 inch square

Size: Sample fits a head of up to 19.5 inches around. Hat depth is 7 ¾ inches.

Pattern notes:

If gauge is not the same, hat may come out too large or too small. Please check gauge before starting project. If row gauge is not accurate, simply work more rounds or less rounds to achieve the desired hat depth. If stitch gauge is not accurate, simply work less or more stitches at the beginning of each round (in the area where it says k64).

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

C4F=Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold at front of the work, k 2sts from the loom and move them to the empty pegs (opened up by placing the stitches on the cable needle), then k2 from cable needle and place these stitches on the empty pegs.

C4B =Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold at back of the work, k 2sts from the loom and move them to the empty pegs (opened up by placing the stitches on the cable needle), then k2 from cable needle and place these stitches on the empty pegs.

sts=stitches

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 86 pegs, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: p to the end.

Row 2: k to the end.

Row 3: p to the end.

Row 4: k to the end.

Row 5: p to the end.

Row 6: k to the end.

Row 7:  Bind off 6 sts at the beginning of the row. P to the end.  (80 sts remain)

Place a stitch  marker on pegs 65 and 80. The Double Cable will take place over 16 pegs (from peg 65-80).

The hat will be worked in the round from this point forward.

Round 1: k64, p4, k8, p4

Round 2: k64, p4, C4B, C4F, p4.

Round 3-8: k64, p4, k8, p4

Repeat Rounds 1-8: 6 more times. (On the 6th time, stop at Round 4).

Bind off with gather removal method.

With the aid of the tapestry needle, adjust the cable stitches so they look nice and tight. Pull any yarn slack to the wrong side of the hat and with needle and thread, sew the yarn slack in place.

Block lightly. Weave in all ends.

Sew the button band flap to the hat brim. Add a button to the button band flap as decoration.

Horseshoe other views

 

4 Comments

  • Beautiful hat, I can’t wait to make it. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

  • I guess I’m confused on how you work a flat panel and then work in the round. Don’t you have to work around the loom to get the 86 pegs to start with?

    I just bought my All-n-One Loom, and I’m trying to figure out how these things work!

    Thank you!

  • Ashleigh, I’m no expert by any means. But I believe you would work from peg 1 to peg 86, then in the next row you start by working back the way you just came. Starting with peg 85 and working back toward peg 1. Row 1: 1-86. Row 2: 85, 84, 83…, 82-1. Row 3: 2, 3, 4… 5-86. I hope this helps! And i hope its correct! :/ 🙂 If not please feel free to correct me. Happy looming!

  • Yep! Exactly as described :).

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Sep 2, 2013

Vines Wristers

Vines Wristers 1000
Receive this fall with a beautiful pair of wristers. Simple lace and self-striping yarn are combined to create a striking pair of wristers.

Knitting Loom:  Regular gauge loom with at least 31 pegs. Sample was worked on Sock 2.

Yarn: Approx 120 yards of worsted weight wool blend. Noro Taiyo in color 24 was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 6 small buttons.

Gauge: 18 x 21 rows= 4 inches

Size: 6.5 length  x 10 inches width (to go around the hand)

Abbreviations
k=knit stitch
p=purl stitch
CO=Cast on
k2tog=knit two stitches together, right slanting
ssk=knit two stitches together, left slanting
YO=Yarn over—place yarn in front of empty peg
BO=Bind off

BREAKDOWN OF STITCHES
Breaking down section of the instructions from *.

*yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1. It is over 9 sts.

9 sts are numbered from Right to Left as follows:

9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Step 1: Move loop from peg 4 and hold it.Step 2: Move loop from peg 3 to 4.
Step 3: Place loop from Step 1 back onto peg 4.
Step 4: Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3; from peg 1 to peg 2.
Step 5: Move loop from peg 5 to peg 6.
Step 6: Move both loops from peg 6 to peg 5.
Step 7: Move loop from peg 7 to peg 6; from peg 8 to peg 7.

Pegs 1 and 8 are empty. Pegs 4 and 5 have two loops on them.
Work the stitches as follows: YO on peg 1, k to peg 7, YO on peg 8, k peg 9. Pegs that have two loops, treat both loops as one loop.

INSTRUCTIONS Vines Wristers3
Left Hand Wrister

**Cast on 31 sts. (Cast on from Right to Left on your cast on the loom).
Row 1: p to the end (From Left to Right on the loom)
Row 2: k3, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from *, end on k1
Row 3: k to the end
Row 4: k2, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from *, end on k2
Repeat Row 1-4: until you reach row 36. **
Next row: p to the end
Next row: k5, BO4, k3, *yo, k2, skk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from *, end on k1
Next row: k22, CO4, k to the end.
Next row: k2, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from *, end on k2
Repeat Rows 1-4.
BO. Weave ends in. Block.

Right Hand Wrister

Repeat instructions from Left Hand Wrister from ** to **
Next row: p to the end
Next row: k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k3, BO4, k5.
Next row: k5, CO4, k to the end.
Next row: k2, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from *, end on k2
Repeat Rows 1-4.

BO. Weave ends in. Block.

Assembly
Before assembly, be sure to block both panels.

The buttons will be placed on the 10th ridge of the panel, counting from the scalloped edge. Or, on the 2nd ridge from the straight edge. Place one button on each scalloped crest. I found sewing the button with regular thread easier than with yarn. The buttons are located one one ridge right before the thumbhole.

Collage of Vine Wristers

9 Comments

  • As always, very impressive and beautiful, Isela!

  • Which loom is suggested?

    lmk

  • Sock Loom 2.

  • Lovely.

  • Ooops! I meant for that previous comment to be attached to this wristers…they’re so pretty! 😀

  • I have just purchased my first knitting board,,the sock 2. I made my first sock was a bit funky. Any tips you can give me?

  • Will you be making a video for the Vines Wristers? They are so pretty.

  • No, I was not planning a video for this project.

  • Lovely!
    Glad you have posted the instructions. The ‘free download’ pdf of this has some funky ending instruction, talking about using the kitcheners stitch to finish the toe…and to be careful when putting beads on socks since they might not be comfortable to wear with shoes!
    lol

    After the Peaks wristers pattern in one of the books (my current project), this one should be easy enough to figure out. 🙂 (hoping!)

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Aug 5, 2013

Patchwork Baby Sweater

Baby Sweater Edited 2
Mitered squares at work once again, this time, they are arranged to make a little baby sweater. The project squares are small, 2.5 square, making them a perfect take-a-long project.

Mitered Square Newborn Baby Sweater

Knitting Loom:  Sock Loom 2, 24 pegs on an adjustable knitting loom layout

Yarn: Approx 460 yards of worsted weight wool blend. Noro Taiyo in color 24was used in sample (2 full skeins and about 20 yards of third skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 small buttons (optional, you can sew the lapel down in place without the buttons).

Size: 3-6 months

Abbreviations

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

k2tog=knit two stitches together

BO=Bind off

INSTRUCTIONSBaby Sweater Edited

Miter Square Instructions

(Make 48). Each square is approx 2.5” square.

Get two stitch markers that are different color. Name one marker A and the other B.

Set your knitting loom to its largest setting. You want your slider all the way down to the edge. Count 12 pegs from the edge of the rail, place stitch Marker A on the peg. Then count 5 pegs from the slider and 7 pegs from the other rail; place stitch Marker B on the last peg on this rail.

Using the Yarn Over cast on, cast on 24 pegs. Start casting on at the peg with Marker B.  (You can use any other cast on that provides a firm foundation. I do not recommend the ewrap cast on).

Working yarn will be located by Marker A.

Row 1: k10, k2tog, k2tog, k10
Row 2 and all even rows (to row 22): p
Row 3: k9, k2tog, k2tog, k9
Row 5: k8, k2tog, k2tog, k8
Row 7: k7, k2tog, k2tog, k7
Row 9: k6, k2tog, k2tog, k6
Row 11: k5, k2tog, k2tog, k5
Row 13: k4, k2tog, k2tog, k4
Row 15: k3, k2tog, k2tog, k3
Row 17: k2, k2tog, k2tog, k2
Row 19: k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1
Row 21: k2tog, k2tog
Row 23: k2tog
BO: Cut working yarn, leaving a 12 inch yarn tail. Ewrap peg with yarn tail, lift the bottom loop off. Then pull the tail through to create the BO.

SEAMING

Block all squares prior to seaming.

Using the garter stitch ridges, seam with the mattress stitch all the squares as shown in the diagram. The red lines show the midline of each of the mitered squares, the black line shows the front of the sweater-do not seam this area, leave it open.

The neckline squares: leave two squares unattached at the back neckline and also unattached to each other at the front of the neck. The squares at this area will be folded down and secured with an accent button so the square folds down at the front neckline.

After seaming the squares to each other. Seam the sides of the sweater closed. Seam the arm sleeve closed. Sew the buttons in place by folding down the front two middle squares, forming a small lapel. Secure the buttons down.

Weave all ends in. Block lightly if necessary.

Need extra help with the squares? We have a video demonstrating a mitered square over 24 pegs.

 

 

5 Comments

  • This is something, easy to do…:)

  • You truly expressed that terrifically..
    Truly a lot of superb advice!

  • These are so lovely, Isela! 🙂

  • I loved making this. I did one in a pink and white and about to start another one in blue. Thanks for sharing. I would love to share picture but not sure how to add it on here.

  • I had tried the mite red square in the a Tunisian stitch. And my hands shakes too much to do it well. But I can always fall back on my loom! I was pleased to see the pattern printed here! I am back in business. I like to be able to do several types of crafts and to mix them if I can. But the miter square was going to be my downfall until I saw it demonstrated! Thank you so much! I can now finish my project that I thought I was going to have to quit! Thanks so much! Patty

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Jul 31, 2013

Simple Mitered Square Blanket

Blanket Square Edited

Summer is all about portable projects! This blanket is worked in portable squares that you can take with you anywhere. You can knit a square in about 1-1/2 hours!

Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2, 50 pegs.
Yarn: Approx 1200 yards of worted weight yarn.  Knit Picks Swish in Peapod (5 skeins) and Amythest Heather (6) was used in sample.
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook size 5.5

Gauge: 9 sts x 18 rows= 2 inches in garter stitch.
Each square is approximately 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches.

Pattern notes
Start with A color, then switch colors every four rows. Do not cut yarns, simply carry them along the side when not in use.

Abbreviations
K=knit stitch
P=purl stitch
CO=Cast on
BO=Bind off

Mitered blanket

INSTRUCTIONSMitered Square

Mitered Square Instructions
(Make 36)

With MC, Cast on 50 sts, prepare to knit a flat panel.
Row 1: (Going clockwise/from right to left). K23, k2tog, k2tog, k23. Slide the slider inwards.
Row 2: p to the end of the row
Row 3: k22, k2tog, k2tog, k22. Slide the slider inwards.
Row 4: p to the end of the row.
Join CC, and continue with the pattern.
Continue repeating these last two rows, decreasing two stitches on every ODD row, until you have 2 sts left on the knitting loom.  (On every ODD row, the numbers will go down from k22, k21, k20, k19, k18, k17, k16, k15, k14, k13, k12, k11, k10, k9, k8, k7, k6, k5, k4, k3, k2, k1).
Last row: k2tog.
Bind off leaving a 10 inch yarn tail (used for seaming the squares together).

FINISHING
Block all the squares prior to seaming.
Use the layout below to arrange your squares prior to seaming. Use the mattress stitch to seam the squares to each other.
Weave all ends in.

Border
Stabilize the blanket by crochet a single crochet border around the blanket.

Mitered Square Blanket

6 Comments

  • Great work. This is a striking afghan. ???? lmk

  • Very striking indeed …
    For charity knitted squares…25cmx25cm can this be done on on a round loom ? Trying to find a pattern for looming … As all are knitted with straight needles .

  • Wow this looks amazing. I’m definitely going to try this.

  • I really wish there was a short video for this. I really want to try it!

  • I really like the look of this blanket, but I have only just purchased an all in one loom, I really don’t understand the instructions. I have not used a loom before and cannot find out how to set up the loom to make these mitred squares

  • […] for completing a Mitered Square afghan like the one featured on the show are here and are included in Isela Phelps’ book, Loom Knitting Afghans: 20 Simple & Snuggly […]

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Jul 22, 2013

Shorty Watermelon Socks

Watermelon Socks small

A fresh, shorty pair of socks to wear around the house or while enjoying your favorite cool drink on summer evening. They make the perfect “carry-along” project, small and super quick to knit!
Loom: Sock Loom 2 or AIO (32 pegs, 36, 40)
Yarn: Approx 150-200 yards of worsted weight yarn in 3 colors. 1 skein of Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Jalapeno (approx 110 yds), 1 skein of Lamb’s Pride Worsted in Lime Sorbet (approx 40 yds), 1 skein of Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Black (approx 1 yard)
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size 5
Gauge: 10 sts x 14 rows= 2 inches in stockinette
Size: S, M, L (32, 36, 40) pegs. Shown in a size 6.5 womens (32 pegs: foot circumference 9 inches)

Pattern notes:
Set knitting loom to 32 (36, 40) pegs, to work in the round. Cuff and toe are worked in Lime Sorbet, foot is worked in Jalapeno.

Abbreviations
K=knit stitch
P=purl stitch
YO=yarn over (ewrap the peg)
K2tog=knit two stitches together
W&T=Wrap and Turn (used for short rows in the heel and toe areas).
St(s)=stitch(es)
Rep=repeat
MC=Main color (Jalapeno)
CC=Contrasting Color (Lime Sorbet)
SCC=Secondary Contrasting Color (Black)

INSTRUCTIONSWatermelon Socks Small 2
Using CC, cast on 32 (36, 40) sts, join to work in the round.
Round 1-7: k to the end of round
Round 8: *k2tog, yo, rep from * to end of round
Round 9-15: k to the end of round.
Round 16: Pick up cast on row and place it back on the pegs. K to the end of round (be sure to treat the two loops on the pegs as one loop).
Cut CC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail, join MC and continue with MC.
Next 5 rounds: *k3, p1; rep from * to the end of round.

HEEL
Work a short row heel over 16, (18, 20) sts.

Detailed sample instructions for 16 pegs
K15, W&T peg 16
K14, W&T peg 1.
K13, W&T peg 15
K12, W&T peg 2
K11, W&T peg 14
K10, W&T peg 3
K9, W&T peg 13
K8, W&T peg 4
K7, W&T peg 12
K6, W&T peg 5
*From this point on, whenever you have to work a peg that has 2 wraps, treat the wraps and the stitch on the peg as ONE loop.
K7, W&T peg 13 (peg 13 has 2 wraps)
K8, W&T peg 4 (peg 4 hast 2 wraps)
K9, W&T peg 14 (peg 14 has 2 wraps)
K10, W&T peg 3 (peg 3 has 2 wraps)
K11, W&T peg 15 (peg 15 has 2 wraps)
K12, W&T peg 2 (peg 2 has 2 wraps)
K13, W&T peg 16 (peg 16 has 2 wraps)
k14, W&T peg 1 (peg 1 has 2 wraps)

Peg 1 and peg 16 have wraps on them. Leave them with the wraps. On the next round, work the wraps together with the loop (treat them as if they were 1 loop on the peg).

Next round: *k3, p1; rep from * to the end of round

Rep last round until foot measures 2 inches less than desired foot length.

Cut MC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail, join CC. Continue with CC.

Next round: k to the end of round.

Work a short row toe over 16 (18, 20) sts.

CLOSING THE TOE

Place the stitches from peg 1 to peg 16 on  one double pointed needle

Place the remaining stitches on the second double pointed needle.

Use the kitchener stitch to close the toe.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Using SCC, use the double stitch to embroider some seeds on to the top of the sock. I do not recommend using beads as these make the socks uncomfortable to wear with shoes.

8 Comments

  • These are so cute. Love the colors.

  • Love them!

  • Love these, thank you very much.

  • Please do a video making these.

  • The colors are so bold and beautiful. Love these little socks. One word: Sweet.

  • thank you 🙂

  • Please make a video showing how to make these socks.

  • It is just a regular sock pattern that has a different color cuff. If you can loom a regular sock, you can use the same instructions for this. The little seeds are duplicate stitching, done after the sock is completed.

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Jul 14, 2013

Calla Lilies

calla lilies 600

To tell you that I meant to do this project would be a complete lie. I embarked to do a completely different project and I started off really well, confident of what I was doing, but I forgot one important characteristic of knitting and as a result what I wanted to be a square ended up not being a square. As I dropped my swatch on my side bed and went off to do something else and to think about my project that I needed to get done, I was kicking myself for forgetting that a project completed with all knit rows is “taller” than a project completed with garter stitch. But, as I got back to keep on swatching, I saw my project sitting on the side of the bed, and it looked quite a bit like one of my favorite flowers, a Calla Lilly. I couldn’t believe my luck, my “ooops” had become a beautiful project, all it needed was a stem and a pistil. I went off to work, digging for appropriate colors and by the end of the day, I had a beautiful flower. The next step was to find a way for the flower to stay up. It was simple, it needed some sort of wire, so I made another and felted it and then tried to put the wire through it. Nope. It didn’t work. As hard I tried, I couldn’t get the wire through the stem or pistil. Again, I forgot the characteristics of my knitting–felted items are very hard and there was no way I was going to get a wire through the length of the i-cord. Another test knitting was needed, this time with the wire integrated while the knitting was unfelted. Two whole days later, and I had success!!!

I hope you enjoy knitting these as much as I enjoyed making them. You can knit one Calla lily in an episode of Dr. Who :). calla lilies 600 2

Calla Lilies

These felted calla lilies came from a “ooops” project. I was trying to create something else and when I finished the  project didn’t turn out, so I just dropped the swatch and left it there while I went downstairs. When I came back, the swatch had rolled up and it looked exactly like a calla lily, all it needed was a stem and the pistil.
I haven’t been this excited about a project in a very long time, I hope you enjoy making them too.

Materials
Loom: Sock Loom 2, used 50 pegs.
Yarn: 65 yards of worsted weight wool. Knit Picks Chroma in Natural (approx 50 yds), Lamb’s Pride in Lime Sorbet (approx 10 yds), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in Golden Heather(approx 5 yds).
Notions: Knitting tool, needles, 20 Gauge Jewelry Wire (About 24 inches per flower).

Abbreviations
K=knit
P=purl
CO=cast on
BO=Bind off
St(s)=stitches
MC=Main color (Natural)
CC=Contrasting color (Lime Sorbet)
SCC=Second contrasting color (Golden Heather)

Pattern notes: The body of the Calla Lilly is worked as a miter square. Set up your knitting loom to its largest configuration (sliders all the way to the end). To make it easier to decrease for the miter square, set up the knitting loom as to have the middle 25th peg at one of the corners where the slider and one of the long rails meet.
Color changes: The first 38 rows are worked in Main Color (MC), at row 37 (There will be 14 sts on the loom), we will cut MC and join the CC.

DIRECTIONS
Using MC, cast on 50 sts, prepare to knit a flat panel.
Row 1: (Going clockwise or from right to left). K23, k2tog, k2tog, k23. Slide the slider inwards.
Row 2: K to the end of the row
Row 3: k22, k2tog, k2tog, k22. Slide the slider inwards.
Row 4: k to the end of the row.
Continue repeating these last two rows, decreasing two stitches on every ODD row, until you have 4 sts left on the knitting loom. (On every ODD row, the numbers will go down from k22, k21, k20, k19, k18, k17, k16, k15, k14, k13, k12, k11, k10, k9, k8, k7, k6, k5, k4, k3, k2, k1).

STEM
At this point, we will work the stem on the remaining 4 sts. We will work a 4 stitch I-cord.
While you work the i-cord you will place the Wire inside the cord as follows:
Move the 4 sts remaining to the center of one of the long rails. Working yarn should be at the LEFT side (on the last peg of the 4 sts).
Place the wire behind the pegs, against the work, take working yarn behind the pegs (the wire should be between/sandwiched between the work and the yarn), take yarn to first peg and knit it. Knit to the end of row. *Take the working yarn behind the pegs (the wire again should be between the work and the working yarn), take yarn in front of the first peg. K4. Repeat from * until stem measures about 14 inches. BO with gather removal method. Make sure the wire stays inside the i-cord. Weave ends in.

PISTIL
The Wire should be protruding from the opposite side, near the base of the square. Using SCC, cast on 4 sts. Work a 4 st i-cord, sandwiching the Wire inside the i-cord. If the Wire is too long, trim it so it ends inside the i-cord. BO with gather removal method. Make sure the wire stays inside the i-cord. Weave ends in.

Your flower should resemble the picture below (except with wire coming from the green stem to the yellow pistil)

calla lilies open

The last thing we need to do is close the flower, this is where the miter becomes a flower. Over lap the two sides over the pistil. Using MC, seam the flower close, leaving the corners of the sides open so they become part of the outer lip of the Lily. Weave all ends in.

calla lilies closing

FELTING
Due to the wire inside the flower, I recommend to use a zippered pillow case to felt your item. It will keep the flower inside the pillow case and if the wire sticks out of the stem and pistil it won’t damage the inside of your washer. (Flower below shows flower unfelted). calla lilies unfelted

  • Place 1 tsp of Eucalan woolwash in your washer.
  • Set washer to Hot and Small load.
  • Throw a pair of jeans for extra agitation.
  • Place your zippered pillow case in the wash (with your flower inside the pillow case).
  • Let it go through the wash cycle.

Remove and inspect the felting process. If the flower is felted to your liking, remove from the washer. Squeeze as much water as you can out by placing the flower between two towels and with your hands pressing down. Do not wring the water out, this will create wrinkles.

Form the flower by shaping the petals down, it will naturally want to do that, but still shape it to your liking, straighten the pistil and stem so the flower stands up straight. Allow to air dry. If any of the wire sticks out, cut it down to size so that it stays hidden inside the pistil and stem.

calla lilies two

2 Comments

  • I love them, I can’t wait to try it. They turned out beautiful!

  • Very beautiful flowers. Thank you for the tutorial.

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Jul 8, 2013

Basic Hats

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The new knitting looms are also a great size to create baby hats! My son created these hats, he came up with the design himself too! The itty bitty one on the right was created on the new knitting loom in the kit, the 32 peg one. This little hat is a good preemie size hat. The hat on the left was created on the Sock Loom 2 and it is big enough to fit a 1-2 year old toddler. Both of these were created using the ewrap stitch.

The patterns are below, enjoy!

Preemie Striped Hat
(The circumference of this hat is approx 9 inches)

Loom: 32 peg loom from the Loom Knitting Basics Kit

Yarn: Approx 100 yards of worsted weight yarn. Lion Brand Cotton-Ease Terracota and Seaspray was used in sample.

Notions: knitting tool and tapestry needle.

Level: Beginner

Pattern Note: Brim uses the Knit stitch and purl stitch, body uses the ewrap stitch/twisted knit stitch.

Abbreviations

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

SS=Single stitch (Each peg has 2 loops around, lift the bottom loop off the peg.)

MC=Seaspray

CC=Terracota

Rnd(s)=Rounds

sts=stitches

INSTRUCTIONS

Using MC, cast on 32 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 7-10: SS. Cut MC, join CC.

Rnd 11-14: SS. Cut CC, join MC.

Rnd 15-18: SS. Cut MC, join CC.

Repeat last 8 Rnds 2 more times. On last Rnd, cut MC leaving a 12 inch yarn tail. (Do not join CC).

Bind off: Use the yarn tail to do a gather bind off method.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

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2 Comments

  • How many pegs would be recommended for a 3-5 year old?

  • I have looked all over to find out hhow many pegs to use on the all in one loom for a mans slouchy hat but haven’t found any .
    thank You

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Jul 5, 2013

Paving Rainbow Stones Hat

 

Paving Stones Hat by Renita HarveyWhen I saw this cute hat, I knew that a lot of you would be interested in making it. I contacted Renita Harvey, the designer of this darling hat and she was happy for us to showcase her latest design. She has videos demonstrating how to accomplish the stitch pattern. Scroll to the bottom of the pattern to view the videos.  Enjoy! And a big thank you to Renita for letting us showcase her design. 

Design by Renita Harvey

The Paving Rainbow Stones Hat pattern

Loom: All-n-One loom set for 72 pegs. Sample made on the All-n-One.

Yarn: 1 skein Bernat Mosaic in Calypso – Color A (or any medium weight yarn color of your choice). 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver in Black – Color B (or any medium weight yarn color of your choice)

Notions: Loom tool, Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

 Pattern Notes

· Use only one strand of yarn.
· Carry yarn to the inside of loom when not using. Do not cut.

 Abbreviations

· K – flat or u-wrap knit

· P – purl

· S – slip (skip)

· Rnd(s) – Round(s)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

E-wrap cast on all pegs.

Rnds 1 – 18 – With color A, K all

Place cast on loops back on pegs, knit over

Rnd 19 – K all

Drop Color A to inside of loom. Add Color B.

Rnd 20 – With color B, K all

Rnds 21-23 – P all

Drop Color B to inside of loom. Pick up Color A.

Rnds 24-29 – With color A, K3, *S2, K6*, repeat from * to * until last 5 pegs, S2, K3

Drop Color A to inside of loom. Pick up Color B.

Rnd 30 – With Color B, K3, *S2, K6*, repeat from * to * until last 5 pegs, S2, K3

Rnds 31-33 – P all

Drop Color B to inside of loom. Pick up Color A.

Rows 34-39 – With color A, S1, *K6, S2*, repeat from * to * to last 7 pegs, K6, S1

Drop Color A to inside of loom. Pick up Color B.

Rnd 40 – With color B, S1, *K6, S2*, repeat from * to * to last 7 pegs, K6, S1

Rnds 41 – 60 – Repeat rnds 21 – 40 once

Rnds 61 – 63 – Repeat rounds 21 – 23 once more

Cut Color B leaving a 6” tail to weave in. Pick up Color A.

Rnds 64 – 65 – With color A, K all

Rnds 66 – 70 – With color A, K2, P2 around

Bind off with flat drawstring bind off developed by Jeannie Phillips.

· Video for bind off – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoizvzKpBBA&list=FLhxzf6NF02iXWS1pPGwBH6w&index=16

Weave in ends.

Video for stitch pattern

Part 1 – http://youtu.be/hPDS5bmEqfI

Part 2 – http://youtu.be/T3rDS5JsbX4

©2013, Renita Harvey. Published on the KnittingBoard.com blog with her permission.

A little bit about Renita~

Renita Harvey is a single mother of 2 young children from Naylor, Arkansas. She graduated from Harding University with a degree in Mathematics in 1994. Due to her health, Renita has been unable to work and has been on disability for several years. She has found therapy in the form of yarn. Making and designing loom knit items gives Renita a sense of purpose and helps her feel productive at the end of the day.

Although Renita has always enjoyed all types of crafts including sewing, crochet, beadwork, and cross stitch, loom knitting is her passion. She is self taught expanding her loom knitting knowlege as more information has become available. Her first looms were a spool loom and a very small round loom that were part of a kid’s craft set given to her by her parents when she was about 8 years old. Her first full size round loom was the Knit-A-Round which was also given to her by her parents when she was 13 years old. Her first projects were hats and scarves that she gave as gifts. After putting loom knitting aside for several years, she returned to the craft when her sister bought a Knifty Knitter set.

Over the years, Renita has expanded her knowlege of techniques with loom knit books and the internet. She has only started designing patterns this year. Although she has various looms in different gauges, she loves using her Knifty Knitter long looms and has now added the smaller gauge All-n-One among her most used looms. Renita enjoys knitting a variety of items from afghans to coasters. She gets her inspiration from all places but mostly from the questions “how would you make this?” and “can this item be loom knitted?”

You can find more about Renita’s projects at her blog String Theory Fiber Works

Pattern copyright belongs to Renita Harvey.

 

4 Comments

  • Great job, Renita. Love, love, love it.

  • Great pattern! I hope to see more by Renita. Thank you.

  • Followed the instructions for this hat with two modifications – I substituted a 2×2 rib brim because I don’t like the fold & stitch type, and I added an extra row of paving stones. Since I don’t have an All-in-One loom yet, I did this on a loom that is suggested on Renita’s site as an alternative. The hat is quite pretty but it is VERY small. We are talking toddler-sized! Is it supposed to be a child’s hat?

  • I’ve done the ht to the pattern it’s very small is this a child’s hat and how many stitches and rows would I need to do for an adult hat
    It’s still lovely x 🙂

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