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Nov 21, 2012

Frilly Girly Skirt Pattern

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My little girl loves tutus and anything that has to do with frilly girly things. One day, she was putting one of my ruffle style scarves around her waist and it look really good, except that the ruffles were going sideways. I decided to remedy the sideways ruffles and got to work designing her a skirt.

Materials

Loom: 100 peg small gauge knitting loom. All-n-One Loom was used to create sample.

Yarn: 20 yards of worsted weight yarn (CY: Contrasting Yarn). 40-60 yards of ruffle style yarn, amount depends on the length of skirt you want to create (MY: main yarn).  Sample shows a skirt with 1 skein of yarn.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: 24 inch piece of ½ inch width elastic (for Waist Band 2)

Size: S, M, L (18, 20, 22 inches). Sample shown L-fits around a waist that is 22 inches in circumference (fits a 7 year old).). Skirt length depends on the number of Ruffle yarn skeins you used. Sample shows one skein and the skirt is 9 inch in length.

Gauge: Taken with worsted weight yarn: 9 sts x 12 rows =2 inches.
DIRECTIONS

Waist Band Instructions (Two options provided)

Option 1:
Using CY, CCO 84 (92, 100) sts, join to work in the round.
Rnd 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd. Cut yarn, attach MY.

Option 2:
Using CY, CCO 84(92, 100) sts, join to work in the round.
Rnd 1-10: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 11: p to the end of rnd.
Rnd 12: 21: k to the end of rnd.

Next: Move every other loop of the CY  over one peg, so you have every other peg with two loops.

Break yarn, leave a 30 inch yarn tail if working Option 2. Join MY.

MY will be using as a ruffle, open the netting and locate the top row of eyelets/netting openings.
Next Rnd: *Place one yarn loop (eyelet) on peg, skip peg; rep from * to the end of rnd. Lift over both CY loops off the peg, leaving only the ruffle style yarn on the peg.
Next: *Place one yarn loop (eyelet) on peg, skip peg; rep from * to the end of rnd. Lift bottommost  loop off the peg.

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Rep last round until item measures 12 inches (or desired length) from change of yarn.
BBO. Weave MY ends in.

Waist Band Finish

Waist Band 2 option only: Measure waist of recipient, insert elastic between the wrong side of the Waist Band area, sew the ends of the elastic together, fold waist band, purl row marks the half way mark. Using CY, sew the cast on row to the last row of the CY area.

Ruffle skirt

1 Comment

  • What a great project. I’m going to try this as a gift for my girlfriends daughter who will be turning eight, so I have a few questions:

    1. CCO means cable cast-on, correct?
    2. When placing the ruffle yarn onto pegs do I follow the basic instructions of how to use this yarn? (Meaning, the companies that make it tell you to skip one eyelet to create the ruffling effect)
    3. In option 2 does “Rnd 12: 21: k to the end of rnd” mean that there is 10 rounds completed with the knit stitch?
    4.If using opion 2, when the ruffle yarn is added, do you complete the ruffle stitching as stated in the directions and disregard the * sign (only asking because there are no *’s in the option 2 waist band directions)?
    5. I know BO stands for Bind-Off, so what does BBO stand for? Basic Bind-Off?
    6. When moving stitches over to create the skipped peg, which way should I move the stitches? Right or left from my starting anchor peg? Do I take the stitch from Peg 1 and move it to Peg 2 or 99?
    7. When stitching for the different sizes (84 and the 92), are there looms that have that number of pegs?
    8. Would you think about posting this project onto YouTube as a follow along project?

    Thanks so much for this great project! I hope to hear back from you so I can start knitting this!

    Nicole
    nvaranavage@gmail.com

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Nov 13, 2012

Rosette Bracelet Pattern

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During one of our weekend gateways, I spotted a leather bracelet with a single rosette as the focal point. The rosette bracelet is my attempt at recreating my heart’s desire.

Materials

Loom: 10 peg small gauge loom. All-n-One loom by Knittingboard.com was used in sample.

Yarn: 40 yards of worsted weight untreated wool for the flower. Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted weight in Fairy Tale (1/3 skeins) was used in sample. 20 yards of worsted weight pima cotton for the bracelet. Knit Picks Comfy Worsted was used in sample in Honey Dew (1/8 skein).

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: 3 small white shank style buttons Shank buttons

Gauge: 9 sts x 10 rows= 2 inches.

Size: Will vary according to yarn thickness and felting process

Stitches: knit stitch (k), knit into the front and back of the stitch (k1f&b), knit 2 together (k2tog).

Pattern note:
Rosette Bracelet shows 2 large flowers and a small flower.

DIRECTIONS

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Using CC, CCO 8 sts.
Row 1: k
Row 2: p

Rep Rows 1 and 2: 14 times (or until desired length is achieved).

Next row: k2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1

Next row: p

BBO. Weave ends in.

Sew two small buttons on the CO edge, approx 2 rows in from the edge, making sure they line up with the eyelets on the BO edge.
Flowers Instructions

Note: Small Petal and Large petal form the flower shape. Follow all instructions to create the large flowers. Follow Small Petal instructions to create the small flower.

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Using MC, CCO 5 sts
Row 1: k1f&b, k4
Row 2: k4, k1f&b, k1
Row 3 and 4: k7
Row 5: k1, k2tog, k4
Row 6: k3, k2tog, k1
[Rep Rows 1-6]3x. If making Large flower, do not break yarn and continue with Large petal instructions. If making Small Flower, stop here, break yarn and go to Assembly.

Block FlowersLarge Petal
Rows 1 and 3: k1f&b, k to end
Rows 2 and 4: k to last 2sts, k1f&b, k1
Rows 5-8: k
Rows 9 and 11: k1, k2tog, k to end
Rows 10 and 12: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
[Rep rows 1-12] 2x
Break yarn, leaving a 20 inch yarn tail.

Assembly
Thread tapestry needle through the yarn tail. Use a running stitch along the straight edge of the long panel. Pull on the yarn tail to gather and form the knitted fabric into a flower shape. Tie the yarn tails together, knot to secure in place. Weave ends in.

Felt the Flowers. See side panel for Felting Instructions.

When flowers have been felted, stack them up, two large flowers on the bottom, then the smallest at the top. Thread tapestry needle with MC and using one of the buttons, sew all three flowers together at the center. Tightly secure the button to the flowers. Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch tail. Use yarn tail to securely sew the flowers to the center of the bracelet.

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Nov 5, 2012

Mimirose Scarf

A stunning and elegant scarf that will have everyone turning around just to look at it again and again.  Knit with Circulo Renda Trico yarn this scarf knits up in just a few hours making it the perfect “gift” for the holiday season. Gather up your materials and let’s get started.

*A special thank you to model, Dominee Rose.

Materials

Knitting Loom: All-n-One Loom, set with the knitting board 1-inch spacer.

Yarn: 1 skein of Circulo Renda Trico Margarida or similar style yarn.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: 34 inches x 5 inches

Pattern notes:

This yarn is very similar to the ruffle style yarn that we have used previously in many of the scarf projects. This particular yarn looks like lace and it has small orifices that are used to knit. We will place those small holes on the pegs and knit with the “yarn”

We will be using the loom in a special way, set it up as if using it as a knitting board with the 1-inch spacer. We won’t be knitting as a knitting board, rather, we will use first the front rail, then we will switch the loops to the back rail and knit there, then we will switch them back to the front rail and knit there. We will repeat this process so that the ruffles go on the front and back of the piece and not just on the front side.

Directions

Step 1: Place a loop on 6 pegs of the front rail of the loom.

Step 2: Place a second row of loops on the pegs.

Step 3: Knit off (Lift the bottom most loop up and off the peg).

Step 4: Move the loops from the front rail to the opposite 6 pegs on the back rail.

Step 5: Place a second row of loops on the pegs.

Step 6: Knit off (Lift the bottom most loop up and off the peg).

Step 7: Move the loops from the back rail to the front rail.

Repeat Steps 2-7 until item reaches desired length.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

At the end, thread the end through a large eye needle, pass it through the last stitch that was on the loom. Pull gently on the yarn until all the slack has come through. Tie it securely with two knots. Weave in the ends as invisibly as you possibly can.

Wash it in Eucalan woolwash to soften up the fabric, I recommend let it soak for about 15-20 minutes, soak it in cold water as warm water can make the color run.

 

 

 

 

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Oct 24, 2012

Hostess Gift: Washcloth & Towel Set

I have to admit that the only reason this set made it into “real life” was because of the color of the yarn-HOT GREEN, or as I like to call it “Zumba Hawt” It is the color of many of my Zumba clothes…hey I should probably take it as my new towel during class. I saw it at the store and it was an impulse purchase. I had to get the yarn and knit something with it, it didn’t matter what, just something. Then it occurred to me, my bathroom downstairs could use a splash of color and voila the little set was born. I hope you enjoy knitting it and gifting it or keeping it :).

Happy looming!

Materials:

Loom: AIO loom

Yarn: Sugar and Cream in Hot Green

Tools: knitting tool, tapestry needle, measuring tape (or simply eye ball it).

Other: 2 cute small buttons (for towel)

Size: 8 x 8 inches (washcloth); 8 x 10 inches.

Gauge: 9 sts x 14.5 rows= 2 inches in Welted Rib stitch pattern

Stitch Pattern

Welted Rib (multiple of 4 + 2)

Row 1: k2, *p2, k2; rep from *

Row 2: k to the end of the row.

Abbreviations

approx=approximate

CO=Cast on

BBO=Basic Bind Off

Cont=continue

k=knit stitch (not flat stitch or u-wrap or e-wrap).

p=purl stitch

yo=yarn over (either e-wrap the peg, or take the working yarn in front of the empty peg)

sts=stitches

k2tog=knit two stitches together (a decrease)

p2tog=purl two stitches together (a decrease)

DIRECTIONS

CO 40 sts, prepare to knit a flat panel.

Row 1: (Going from left to right). k to the end.

Row 2: p to the end.

Row 3: k to the end.

Row 4: p to the end.

Row 5: k3, Welted Rib to last 3 sts, k3

Row 6: p3, Welted Rib to last 3 sts, p3

Rep Row 5 and Row 6: until item measures 7.5 inches. End on a Row 6.

Cont with instructions for either Washcloth or Towel

Washcloth Only

Next row: k to the end.

Next row: p to the end.

Next row: k to the end.

Next row: p to the end.

BBO

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Towel Only

Next row: p2tog, p to the last 2 sts, p2tog.

Next row: k2tog, k to the last 2 sts, k2tog.

Rep last two rows until 20 sts rem on the loom. Cont in this garter stitch pattern (purl one row, knit the next row) for approx. 2.5 inches. End on the second row.

Next row: p6, yo, p2tog, p to last 8 sts, p2tog, yo, p6.

Next row: k to the end.

Next row: p to the end.

Rep last two rows two more times.

BBO.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Sew to buttons on the opposite side the buttonholes–be sure they line up with the buttonholes.

PS: if the towel feels a bit stiff at first, it is normal, soak it in some shampoo and it softens right up and the stitches become a bit more uniform.

7 Comments

  • To Isela,
    I just wanted to say thank you for posting such great ideas and patterns. I just received my own all in one loom. I have a few other projects to finish first but I look forward to casting on with you here at AKB in the very near future.
    Leann

  • If you don’t have the loom you used what would be the next best loom. I have the round knifty knitters and the Martha Stewart loom set. Would any of these work?

  • I would recommend the Martha Stewart with the small little blue pegs.

  • Thank you Leann :). You will love this loom, it is my favorite!!!

  • Love this pattern but… there seems to be an error in the welted rib. The directions state “Row 1: k2, *p2, k2; rep from *, IMO it should be Row 1: *k2, p2, k2; rep from *. I have tried to make this using the original instructions but the pattern I get is all wrong.
    Please let me know if I am reading the pattern correctly.

  • The stitch pattern for knitting in the flat is a multiple of 4 + 2. I put the +2 at the beginning of the stitch pattern, the k2, then I put the multiple *p2, k2. If we were to repeat the entire thing of *k2, p2, k2–it would be a multiple of 6, instead of a multiple of 6. Also, if we were to have the multiple as *k2, p2, k2–we would have 4 knit stitches together in between each p2. I hope this makes sense. Thanks for your feedback.

  • Forgive me for doubting, you are correct! Tried this again as written but this time relaxed my stitches on the board to account for the cotton yarn. The pattern really comes alive after washing and blocking the piece.

    The cotton yarn was throwing me off, but had faith and kept working along, with looser stitches which appear to be the key, what a learning experience!

    Keep up the great job, you are awesome!

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Sep 21, 2012

Kitchen Towelette

Kitchen Towelette

Bring the fun to your kitchen with this cute towelette. Knit it in fun colors to add a little splash of color to your kitchen. The body of the towel is made up of basketweave stitch and it is surrounded by a garter stitch border.

Enjoy!

MATERIALS

Knitting Loom:
52 peg, fine sett/gauge knitting loom (pegs spaced at ¼ from center to center). Sock loom by the knittingboard.com company is recommended.

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy, 2 skeins: one skein color Sea Foam; one skein color Crème Brulee. Yarn content: 75% Pima Cotton, 25%
acrylic; Weight: 50g; Length: 109yds

Notions: Knitting tool

Other: 1” Fun Button in complimentary colors

Gauge: 11sts and 15 rows=2 inches. However, gauge is not important.

Size: Approx: 9.5 inches wide x 16 inches long

Loom Knitting Level: Advanced Beginner

Loom Knitting Skills: knit stitch, purl stitch, knit 2 stitches together (k2tog), flat panel knitting.

Pattern notes:
Knit: refers to the knit stitch not the e-wrap/twisted knit stitch. You may
substitute with the flat stitch

k2tog (knit two stitches together): how to: move the stitch from the peg 1 over to peg 2. Treat both stitches
on the peg as one and then knit the peg.
Stitch Patterns

Garter Stitch
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Repeat above rows to create 1 garter stitch ridge.

Basket Weave
Multiple of 8+ 4

Yarn Colors
~A stands for Sea foam color yarn
~B stands for Crème Brulee color yarn

Abbreviations
CO=Cast on
BO=Bind Off (basic removal method)
k= knit
p= purl
k2tog= Knit two stitches together
R=Row
sts=stitches

DIRECTIONS

With A, CO 52 sts, prepare to work a flat panel

R1-R6: Work in Garter Stitch (3 garter stitch
ridges)

Cut A and join B.
R7: k4, p4 (k4, p4) 5 times, k4
R8: p4, p4, (k4, p4) 5 times, p4
R9: Same as R7
R10: Same as R8
R11: k4, k4 (p4, k4) 5 times, k4
R12: p4, k4 (p4, k4) 5 times, p4
R13: Same as R11
R14: Same as R12
Repeat R7-R14: 9 more times.
Repeat R7-R10.

Cut B and Join A continue to Top Edging instructions

Top Edging
Work 8 rows of Garter Stitch (4 garter stitch ridges)

Shaping
*Next row: k2tog, k2tog, knit to last 4 stitches, k2tog, k2tog
Next row: p*
Repeat from * to * until 8 stitches remain

Button Band
Rows 1-20: On remaining 8 stitches, work 20 rows
in Garter Stitch (10 garter stitch ridges total)
Next row: k3, bo2, k3
Next 4 rows: Work 4 rows in Garter Stitch (2 garter
stitch ridges).

BO

Finishing
Attach button to bottom of the 8 stitch section and secure the button.

Block lightly.

1 Comment

  • thank u , IDE love to see some with the towel topper, there are only 2 I’ve found and I can’t understand it

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Sep 17, 2012

Kaylinn Clutch

It is ready!!! I hope you all like it :). I am in love with the clutch and I am looking forward to getting a chance to try it out.

Kaylinn Clutch by Isela Phelps

Materials

Knitting Loom: 52 peg small gauge knitting loom. All n One Loom by KnittingBoard.com

Yarn: Approx  80 yards of worsted weight yarn. Martha Stewart  Extra Soft Wool Blend in Bakery Box White was used in sample

Notions: Tapestry needle, curved sewing needle, cable needle, clutch handles (7.5 inches in length).

Size: 7.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches in length.

DIRECTIONS

CO 52 sts, prepare to work a flat panel. Written instructions below, chart instructions also included for all 52 sts.

R1 : p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1

R2 : p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1

R3: p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1

R4: p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1

R5: p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1

R6: p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1

R7: p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1

R8: p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1

R9: p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1

R10: p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1

R11: p1, k8, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k8, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k8, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k8, p1

R12: p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1

Rep R1-R12: 5 more times or until piece measures 11 inches from cast on edge or desired length.

BO, leave a 20 inch yarn tail.

Fold the panel in half.  Using the yarn tail, mattress stitch seam along the sides, leaving a 1 inch opening at the top.

FINISHING

Thread the curved needle with yarn; sew the top edge of the panel onto the handle. Tip: Use a pointy object, like a pair of blunt scissors (kid’s scissors) to insert the knitted fabric’s edge inside the small metal lip of the clutch handle. Weave all ends in and steam block.

4-st LC=4 Stitch Left Cross Cable

Completed over 4 pegs, numbered 1-4 from right to left.

Step 1: Skip pegs 1 and 2.

Step 2: knit pegs 3 and 4.

Step 3: Place stitches from pegs 3 and 4 onto a cable needle and place the cable needle towards the center of the loom.

Step 4: Knit pegs 1 and 2.

Step 5: Move the stitches from pegs 1 and 2 as follows: loop from peg 2 onto peg 4, loop from peg 1 onto peg 3.

Step 6: Place the loops waiting on the cable needle onto pegs 1 and 2 (be sure that the loop that was on peg 4 originally ends on peg 2 and loop that was on peg 3 ends on peg 2).

Cable completed.

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Sep 12, 2012

Ready For Fall? Double Knit Ribbed Shawl

Get started this fall with a beautiful Double Knit Ribbed Shawl. Super easy to make on the 10″ or 28″ Knitting Board. It can be whipped up in couple days….AND oh soooo soft!!

Beautiful Shawl that is so super easy and quick to knit that it is sure to be a favorite wrap.  Great starter project in double knit, and looks equally beautiful as a scarf.  You can use your 10” or 28” knitting board for this one, and have it ready to wear to dinner tomorrow evening.

Stitch:  Rib

Yarn:  Lion Brand Homespun, Baroque in shades of purple, 8 skeins reserving 1 skein for the fringe.     98% Acrylic and 2% Polyester, 185 yd per skein   (6 oz/169m)

Finished size:  26” X 72” including fringe– Width relaxes to 36” when draped.

Needed: Knitting Board (10″, or 28″. If using the 10″, you will make 2 pieces and sew together),  knit hook, large darning needle, and crochet hook size 8.

Gauge:  2 sts=1”  4 rows=1”

Directions:

Cast On 22 sts (10” KB) or 44 sts (28”KB) using a basic cast on (stockinette).

Work in Rib st until you piece is desired length (sample is aprox 54” before fringe).  This will be aprox 216 rows knit in Rib stitch.

Bind Off in Rib stitch using the crochet hook by lifting 1 loop over 1 loop.  This will maintain the nice stretchy edge to match the cast on edge.

If you are using the 10” Knitting Board, you will create a 2nd panel just like the first making sure to work the same amount of rows as the first panel.  Lay the panels out on long table or clean floor, and match the long sides.  Using a darning needle and single strand of yarn, sew the panels together with the invisible stitch.  Do not pull too tight as you sew; you will want the knit to remain stretchy, so small stitches are best.  Secure at both ends with a stitch leaving a long yarn tail that will blend with the fringe.

Did you save 1 skein of yarn for the fringe?  You want to make this nice and thick so the shawl will drape nicely and give a full, luxurious effect.

Cut the yarn so that you have pieces aprox 19-20” long.  You want to have a fringe piece for each edge stitch.  So if your shawl is 44 sts wide, you should have at least 88 pieces cut for both ends.  Fold each piece in center and place in one edge stitch starting from one side edge.  Using crochet hook, pull the 2 ends of yarn thru the loop and pull snuggly.  Always pull the loop into the stitch from same side of shawl.  Work a few pieces and then, do some fringe at opposite edge working towards center.  Continue adding the fringe until all 44 sts are complete.  It is not necessary that they are all even in length.  The variation adds to the charm of the shawl.  Add fringe to opposite end of shawl and you are ready to emerge with your beautiful new wrap, or save it to place under the Christmas tree for your favorite relative or friend.

 

 

8 Comments

  • What spacing is the board? 1/2 inch, 1 inch, or 1 1/2 inch? Thanks.

  • If you use a 10″ or a 28″ Knitting Board, 1/2″ spacing. If using the All-n-One loom, use 2cm spacing. That will make the same gauge.

  • It is amazing to use knitting board to make something. I seach online how knitting board looks like. It seems to be a two pieces of wood and some nail. May I ask, how many centiment between to nail and how thick is the nail? Thank you

  • Hello
    I will be using the All-n-One loom, you say to use the 2cm spacing.
    Q1: I would cast on 44 sts??
    Q2: Would a chain cast on work ??
    Thank you B.

  • Hello
    This is double knitting, using both sides??

  • Yes, it is double knit.

  • Not really understanding what Gauge: 2 sts=1” 4 rows=1” actually means I am new to knitting, so appreciate if you can help me.

  • It is measuring the number of stitches you get per inch and the number of rows per inch. In one inch, you should have 2 stitches. In one inch, you should have 4 rows. A sample swatch is required to measure the gauge. Cast on approximately 16 stitches and work about 5 inches. Take it off the loom, then measure the gauge.

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Aug 5, 2012

Storybrook Cloche

I have to admit that I am a lover of all accessories, if I have a choice of an item to knit, it will most likely fall in the range of scarves, mitts, hats, socks, or something “chic” to enhace the wardrobe. The Storybrook cloche was inspired by one of my latest show-series obsessions, Once Upon a Time, the actresses are always wearing gorgeous hats! Choose any episode and they have a new hat, I want to have a wardrobe full of hats, one for each day of the year, or at least a full month’s worth! The lace section is only 8 rounds, after that it is just a matter of knitting and purling to the very end! Go ahead, give it a try!

Materials

Knitting Loom: All-n-one-Loom

Yarn: 130-150 yards of worsted weight yarn. Knit Picks Chroma Worsted in Galapagos color was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 9.5sts x 12 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

Size: Sample fits a head that measures up to 21 inches.

Stitches:

K: Knit Stitch

P: Purl Stitch

k2tog: knit two stitches together (to decrease)

ssk: slip, slip, knit (to decrease)

psso: pass slip stitch over

sts: stitches

rnd: round

DIRECTIONS

Cast on 80 sts, join to work in the rnd .
Rnd 1: p to the end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *yo, k3, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo, k1; rep from * .
Rnd 3: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *k1, yo, k2, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from *.
Rnd 5 and 7: *k9, p1; rep from *.
Rnd 6: *k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3, p1; rep from *
Rnd 8: *k9, p1; rep from *.

Repeat Rnd 8 until cloche measures 8 inches from cast on edge.

Crown Decrease

Next rnd: *k2tog; rep from *. (40sts rem).
Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.
Rep last two rnds (20sts remain).

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Steam block to make the scallops more prominent. Tip: Pin down each scallop at the center point then steam down.

 

 

8 Comments

  • Not sure where I should leave my question. I am stuck. I have started socks using the knitting board adjustable loom. I used 50 pegs. When it came time for the heel I can’t get a number divisible by three. Half is 50, so don’t know whether to do 8/9/8 or 9/7/9. If you can help thanks.

  • oops! regarding my previous comment. half is 25. used 50 pegs. sorry

  • Barbara, did you see my answer in the blog post above?

  • I love your videos you do a great job with your illustrations but I wanted to know if you can break this stitch down? I see this stitch pattern is similar to the Fern Lace stitch but the sl1 k2tog psso is confusing me, I end up with 3 stitches on one peg for that stitch. Is that right? Please help been trying to do a zig zag edge for a while. Thanks!!

  • Oh yeah and where is row 6? Oops I put the wrong email domain above sorry should be yahoo. I hope it still reaches you. Thanks

  • I love your videos and illustrations but can you break down the stitch pattern like you did on the Fern Lace stitch on YouTube? I see this is similar but sl1 k2tog psso has me a little confused because I end up with 3 stitches on one peg. Is this right? Please help. Thanks in advance. PS. What happened to row 6?

  • Hi Zeridah

    Just wanted to know if you every managed to complete this hat as I am also battling on the sl1-k2tog-psso and have no idea how to proceed.

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Jul 9, 2012

Felted Slippers

Loom: AllnOne Loom
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Sable. (2 skeins).
Notions: Tapestry needle, knitting tool, safety pin to mark row.
Other: 2 buttons, size 1 3/8″ (34mm). Puff paint or fabric glue to make the bottom of the slippers less slippery

Gauge: 8 sts x 11 rows= 2 inches in e-wrap knit.

Stitches used: E-wrap knit

Size: 6-7 (8-9, 9-10). Sample shown 6-7 US Women

Abbreviations:

k=E=wrap knit
CO=Cast On
BBO= Basic Bind Off
GBO=Gather Bind Off Method
sts=stitches

DIRECTIONS

CO 36 (38, 40) sts, leaving a 10 inch tail.
Next:  k until piece measures: 8 (8.5, 9) inches from CO edge.  (Place marker on row)
Next two rows: CO 3 sts at beg of row and k to end of row (42, 44, 46  sts total).
Next : knit 3 (3.5, 4) inches from increase point.
Next row: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of row. (21, 22, 23 sts total)
Next row: k
Next row: Size 6-7: *k2tog; rep from * to the last st, k1. Size 8-9: *k2tog, rep from * to the end. Size 9-10: *k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
GBO leaving a 15 inch yarn tail. Use tail to mattress stitch seam up the center in the toe area (Red to Blue). Weave tails in.
At the CO edge, mattress stitch the Heel area (Red to Blue)

Strap
(make 2)

CO 8 sts.
Next: k until piece measures 4.5 (5, 5.5) inches from CO edge.
BBO.

FELTING INSTRUCTIONS

Items needed:

Top Load Washer
Zippered pillow case
1 tsp of Eucalan Wool Wash or baby shampoo
Pair of jeans
2 towels

How to:
Insert felted pieces inside zippered pillow case. Set Washer to: Hot and Small cycle. Place 1 tsp of Eucalan Wool Wash or Baby Shampoo in the wash. Place the pair of jeans in the wash. Place the zippered pillow case in the wash. Allow the wash to start its cycle. Pause the wash before it goes into the Rinse cycle. Take out the zippered pillow case and check the felting process of the slippers. The slippers need to shrink to the desired size. If the slippers are not the desired size, repeat the wash cycle from the start. Make sure to remove the felted fabric before the Spin cycle. Leaving it in the spin cycle will create wrinkles. When item has reached desired size, remove items from the zippered pillow case, place them in between both towels and squeeze out as much water as you can.

To mold the slippers, have the recipient wear them for a few minutes. Once they have the foot shape, allow them to dry completely, away from the sun.

When slippers are completely dry, sew the buttons to both straps, one button on each strap. Sew the strap to the toe area of the slippers.

Puff Paint or glue: place small dots on the bottom of the sole to make the slippers less slippery.
Enjoy :).

1 Comment

  • do you by any chance have a similar crochet pattern? I do not know how to knit but may have to learn just to make these slippers

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Jun 12, 2012

A Quick Father’s Day Knit

A hole-in-one type of gift for the special Papa in your life! Knit him one or two or twenty golf club headcovers in his favorite team colors and send him down the fairway in style.

Loom: AllnOne Loom.

Yarn: Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend in Winter Sky (MC), Lemon Chiffon (CC), and Buttermilk (SCC) (approx: 140 yds).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, piece of contrasting color yarn, row counter (optional).

Gauge: 9sts x 13 rows= 2 inches in stockinette.

Tips:

  • When increasing, I recommend to remove the stitches off the knitting loom to a piece of scrap yarn, reposition the knitting loom to the new peg number and then place the stitches back on the loom, skipping the pegs where you need to increase.
  • When decreasing, I recommend to remove the stitches off the knitting loom to a piece of scrap yarn, reposition the knitting loom to the new peg number and then place the stitches back on the loom, putting 2 stitches (or more as needed) on each of the pegs).

Pattern notes:

MC: Main color, sample uses Winter Sky.
CC: Contrasting color, sample uses Lemon Chiffon.
SCC: Second contrasting color, sample uses Buttermilk.

DIRECTIONS

Using MC, CO 32 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-10: *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 11-12: Join SCC (do not cut MC), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13: Join CC (do not cut MC nor SCC), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14-15: PU SCC (cut CC, leaving a 6 inch tail), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 16-37: PU MC (cut SCC, leaving a 6 inch tail), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnds 38-39: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 40: *k1, m1; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (64 sts).

Rnds 41-54: k to the end of rnd.

Rnds 55-57: Join CC (do not cut MC), k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 58: PU MC (do not cut CC), k to the end of rnd.

Rnds 59-61: PU CC (do not cut MC), k to the end of rnd.

Rnds 62-73: PU MC (cut CC, leaving a 6 inch tail), k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 74: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 75: k to the end of rnd.

BO with Gather Removal Method.

Pom Pom

Using MC and CC, make a small pom pom. Attach pom pom to top of cover.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

~Gift to Papa

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Jun 1, 2012

Lily’s Pixie Hat

Hello my loomy knitters,

I bring you a new pattern for your AllnOne knitting loom, the whimsical pixie hat! I loved knitting this precious little hat and I was so excited when I finished it to find a little someone to wear it for me so I could take pictures. I looked and looked for about two weeks and I couldn’t find a little girl model, then came to the rescue little Lily, she is precious and so sweet and she has the perfect little face for this little hat. Thank you to the Pace family for letting me model my little hat on their beautiful daughter and to Wendell Pace from PacePhoto.com for taking the pictures for me. I hope you all enjoy knitting the little pixie hat!

Loom: AllnOne Loom
Yarn: 120 yards of DK weight bamboo/nylon yarn. Lion Brand Casey was used in sample in colorway Pink Spots.
Notions: Knitting tool, safety pins, tapestry needle

Gauge: 10.5 sts x 15.5 rows

Size: 3-6 (6-9, 9-12, 12-18, 18-24) months. Sample shows 12-18 months.

Abbreviations:

  • CO=Cast on
  • BO=Bind off
  • k=knit stitch (may use the flat stitch)
  • p=purl stitch
  • sts=stitches

 

DIRECTIONS

CO 65 (71, 75, 81, 85) sts.
Row 1: k.
Rep Row 1 until piece measures 5 (5.5, 5.5, 6, 7) inches from CO edge.
Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rep last 2 rows, 2x.
BO

Cord
CO 4 sts.
Work a 4-stitch i-cord, 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) inches long.

Weave ends in and block lightly.

Assembly
Fold the rectangle in half, mattress stitch seam along the back side (see picture).

Use pins to set the i-cord in place along the bottom section of the piece, making sure to leave long tails of i-cord to use to tie a small bow at the front. Mattress stitch seam the i-cord in place, remove safety pins.

 

5 Comments

  • i made 1 almost the same.long ago. every1 of my kiddies wore the hat. its still in perfect condition
    Sue
    p.s. keep knittin’!

  • do i have to use all in one to make this? if not what loom and the cast on?

  • just wondered if i had to use a all in one loom can u let me know soon. i would love to make one for my niece.

  • You don’t, however, we haven’t tested the pattern on any other knitting loom. If you get gauge on another loom, and you have the number of pegs needed, you should be able to do it.

  • You don’t, however, we haven’t tested the pattern on any other knitting loom. If you get gauge on another loom, and you have the number of pegs needed, you should be able to do it. Cast ons, whatever cast on you feel most comfortable using. I rarely call for a specific cast on, unless is absolutely necessary for the pattern.

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May 29, 2012

Box Stitch Washcloth Pattern

Loom: AllnOne Loom

Yarn: 60 yards of worsted weight cotton

Notions: Knitting tool

Size: 8 inches x 8.5 inches

ABBREVIATIONS

  • k=knit stitch
  • p=purl stitch
  • CO= Cast on
  • BBO=Basic Bind Off
  • sts= stitches
  • Rep= repeat

DIRECTIONS

Cast on 38 sts.

Border

Row 1: k.

Row 2: p.

Row 3: k.

Row 4: k.

BODY

Row 1: k2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, k2.

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

Row 3: k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.

Row 4: p2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, p2.

Rep BODY rows 1-4 until piece measures 8 inches.

Rep BORDER rows.

BBO.Weave ends in.

 

 

16 Comments

  • Thank you! Very pretty, can’t wait to try it!

  • Have fun Margo :)

  • Thanks, Isela, I love learning a new stitch on a small project like this.

  • Has anyone laundered one of these to see if it remained square after washing and drying? The reason I ask this is because any washcloths that I have made on a knitting loom have had to be longer than they are wide in order to remain square after washing.

  • Thanks for another wonderful pattern.

  • I notice that my dishcloths always change shape whether needle knit or loom knit. You would probably be smart to do a gauge swatch and wash it to recalculate your rows and stitches if you wanted it to remain square. I once knit a cotton sleeveless top and was so proud of how it turned out. After it was washed, it was wider and shorter and that’s when I learned you can’t trust cotton yarn.

    Karen C.

  • Isela, do you think sometime you could explain how to set up a pattern with yo’s and k2’s and sskp on a loom so one could read the pattern and know what they are doing? I understand what to do when needle knitting but when loom knitting it all turns greek to me. I’m thinking primarily of the tulip face cloth you did recently.

    Karen

  • Karen,
    I use them to wash my body or dishes and to tell you the truth, I have never looked to see if they end up squarish after washing them. Since it is just for either my body or the dishes, I don’t mind if they don’t end up being square. Typically, my washclothes end up being my test swatches for bigger projects.

  • Karen, I will definitely tackle this for you and see if I can shed some light on the subject.

  • That would be great Isela. Thank you so much. I found the video you did on the fern lace stitch and the light bulb is slowly becoming brighter.

  • Greeting from across the sea. excellent blog I must return for more.

  • This is a great pattern. Thanks for posting it! So far it’s working up very nicely, and the All n One is a pleasure to use for making it.

  • i have tried four times to make the box stitch washcloth on the all-n-one and just cannot get it right somehow. i am using Village yarn, craft cotton #4 and the size comes out 12 ” and the pattern is just a jumbled mess. i am following the pattern exactly but don-t know what is wrong. could i be using the wrong yarn type? any input would be greatly appreciate.

  • The yarn should be about worsted weight. A few people have already knitted the cloth so the pattern seems to be okay, can you perhaps tell me what you are doing, step by step and then I probably will be able to help you.

  • I’m using sugar and cream cotton yarn. For this pattern, is it best to use one strand or two strands as one?

  • With our knitting looms, one strand is enough.

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Apr 30, 2012

Tulip Lace Facecloth

A small little square is the perfect way to try out new stitches. The Tulip Lace Facecloth uses the Tulip Lace stitch throughout.

Loom: AllnOne Knitting Loom

Yarn: Approx 60 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle

Size: Approx 7 x 7 inches

DIRECTIONS

Cast on 37 sts, prepare to work a flat panel
R1 (must go from right to left—clockwise around the loom): p37
R2: k37
R3: p37
R4: k37
R5: p3, k3, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k2, p3
R6: k37
R7: p3, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k1, p3
R8: k37
R9: p3, k3, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k2, p3
R10: k37
R11: p3, k31, p3
R12: k37
R13: p3, k7, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, sl1 k psso, yo, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, p3
R14: k37
R15: p3, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k5, p3
R16: k37
R17: p3, k7, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, sl1 k psso, yo, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, p3
R18: k37
R19: p3, k31, p3
R20: k37
R21: p3, k3, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k2, p3
R22: k37
R23: p3, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k1, p3
R24: k37
R25: p3, k3, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k2, p3
R26: k37
R27: p3, k31, p3
R28: k37
R29: p3, k7, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, sl1 k psso, yo, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, p3
R30: k37
R31: p3, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k5, p3
R32: k37
R33: p3, k7, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, sl1 k psso, yo, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, p3
R34: k37
R35: p3, k31, p3
R36: k37
R37: p3, k3, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k2, p3
R38: k37
R39: p3, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k1, p3
R40: k37
R41: p3, k3, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k2, p3
R42: k37
R43: p3, k31, p3
R44: k37
R45: p3, k7, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, sl1 k psso, yo, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, p3
R46: k37
R47: p3, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k psso, k5, p3
R48: k37
R49: p3, k7, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, sl1 k psso, yo, k6, yo, sl1 k psso, k6, p3
R50: k37
R51: p37
R52: k37
R53: p37
Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave ends in.

5 Comments

  • I love this stitch! I am always looking for new ones to try out on dishcloths (Mother’s Day is coming – this may fit the bill)

  • At this point I have shared this post as well and am up to 20 points total….off to find more posts I missed :)

  • Stunning washcloth. I think it would make an awesome granny square on a larger project! I even mentioned that on Google+, Pinterest, facebook and twitter. =)

  • I’m using the All-n-One and gave a gauge swatch of 11 sts and 16 rows for 2 inches.

  • i am very new new to this craft but for years after having a paralyzed left arm was determined to teach my self to knit and thank god i stumbled upon a kitting board!!!! but have yet to find a place for lessons to guide me through mistakes i was under trhe impression the knit stitch always needed to be wrapped on a peg after viewing the videos you have taught me otherwise you have np idea how video has helped the world of those stuck at home self teaching thank you sooooooooooo much i just wish now the boards were a bit less expensive you will hear from me again THANK YOU for helping me sincerely Maureen halle. i purchased the book reading has been reenforced.

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Apr 8, 2012

Quick & Nifty Cowl

Bits of leftover yarn are always rolling around in my house, some of it sits for months, years all lonely in the “leftover” corner of the stash room. I loved this yarn and I wanted it to be used rather than it sitting all lonely with the rest of the stash. I had just enough leftover yarn to knit a small cowl/scarf.

Loom: AllnOne Loom, one rail
Yarn: 40 yards of worsted weight yarn. Knit Picks City Tweed HW, Morning Glory color was used in sample.
Notions: tapestry needle, 2 small buttons
Gauge: 8sts x 12 rows= 2inches in stockinette
Stitches: k, p, k2tog, yo
Size: 2-1/2 inches x 34 inches

Cast on 14 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.
*Row 1: p
Row: k
Row 3: p
Row 4: k
Row 5: p2, k to last 2sts, p2
Row 6: k

Repeat last two rows: 14 more times. *

Repeat from * to *: 5 times

Next row 1: p
Next row: k
Next row: p2tog to end of row. 6sts remain
Next row: k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k2tog
Next row: p
Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave ends in. Steam block lightly.
Sew buttons to cast on edge side, be sure to align them to the buttonholes created on the bind off side.

Voila!!! Wear it as a long thin scarf or wrap it around your neckline twice.

 

 

10 Comments

  • Is this basically a tube? I would love to try something like this.. I need to check out your Buttonhole technique!

  • Misty,
    It is a flat panel, a long thin flat panel :). I guess you could knit is a tube too.

  • So it is buttoned together to make a tube though, right?

  • Isela,
    I am not in to win the looms as I have every loom made by AKB (2 of some). Just wanted to say what a great idea for a contest. I keep up with all going on. I am currently working on the All ‘N’ One to create a sweater for men. Not many patterns for them. Keep your fingers crossed that it works out. Really enjoy seeing your work, You are great!

  • I think because knitting tends to curl in on the sides, it gives the appearance of a tube but it’s actually not.

    Karen

  • I really love this pattern!

  • I love all your patterns Isela – this looks nice and easy! (Shared this on facebook and twitter for the contest as well – total of 14 points so far :) )))

  • will this work for the adult sock loom?? I just got one and would really love to learn it, but have yet to find a good pattern that is for this loom.

  • It will work, but it will be a little smaller/thinner than mine.

  • Isela,

    I don’t understand how do you get 6 stiches with 14 stiches. Could you please explain?

    Thans in advance,
    Mélissa

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Mar 28, 2012

Double Woven Socks

Woven Socks 026Welcome my dear loom knitters! Have you ever fallen in love with yarn? You don’t have to raise your hand all the way up, just raise one finger or nod. I am guilty, so guilty to the point where all the yarn in my spare bedroom downstairs has touched my heart to the point that it has jumped inside my little shopping basket and wrapped itself around me that I just had to bring it home with me. The yarn in the Double Woven Socks called my heart, it beckoned me with its rich purples, as I put it next to my cheek, it whispered in my ear “take me home, please”. I fell for it right away and off through the checkout it went and made its way to my home. As I drove home, I wanted to knit something that will allow the beauty of its “paints” to show, I wanted to have little strands showing so that its beauty could be seen by the world. It needed a simple yet elegant stitch pattern and about a block away from my home, it hit me. I knew what I wanted the stitch to look like and I had an idea on how to achieve it.  In the 15 minutes that it took me to get home, I had formulated a design in my head and off to work I went! May I present you, the Double Woven Socks.  Warm enough to be worn during cold winter mornings or sturdy enough to be worn during hikes or to wear as “slipper socks” around the home. They have a delicate picot cuff and then the Double Woven Stitch pattern around the leg, the sole is worked solely in stockinette stitch to provide the knitter with a quick project and the wearer with a non-obtrusive stitch pattern around the foot.

Enjoy!

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Pattern Information

Materials

Knitting Loom: All-n-one-Loom

Stitches: K, P

Yarn: 150-180 yards of worsted weight yarn. Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Paints in Grape colorway (100g/220yds).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 9.5sts x 12 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

Size: Fits a foot circumference of up to 10 inches.

Notes:

Wrap and Turn: Lift the loop that is currently on the peg, take working yarn and e-wrap the peg. Place the loop back on the peg. Peg now has a wrap and the loop on top.

Abbreviations

  • k=knit stitch
  • p=purl stitch
  • st(s)=stitch(es)
  • rnd=round
  • SKYF2=Skip two pegs with yarn towards the front of the pegs

 

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DIRECTIONS

LEG

Cast on 40 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnds 1-4:k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *yo, k2tog; rep from *  to the end of rnd.

Rnds 6-9: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 10: Pick up cast on edge and place the loops back on the peg as if creating a brim. K to the end of rnd.

Rnd 11: *SKYF2, k2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 12: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13: *k2, SKYF2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14: k to the end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 11-14 until sock leg measures 6 inches or desired length.

HEEL

The heel is worked in short rows to create the extra fabric to accommodate the heel.

*Tip: Place stitch marker on peg 1 and peg 20.

Knit from peg 1 to peg 19. Wrap & Turn on peg 20.

Knit from peg 18 to peg 2. Wrap & Turn on peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to peg 18. Wrap & Turn on peg 19.

Knit from peg 18 to peg 3. Wrap & Turn on peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 17. Wrap & Turn on peg 18.

Knit from peg 17 to peg 4. Wrap & Turn on peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 16. Wrap & Turn on peg 17.

Knit from peg 16 to peg 5. Wrap & Turn on peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 15. Wrap & Turn on peg 16.

Knit from peg 15 to peg 6. Wrap & Turn on peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 14. Wrap & Turn on peg 15.

Knit from peg 14 to peg 7. Wrap & Turn on peg 6.

(There will be 6 pegs at each side with wraps and 8 pegs in the center without wraps).

Knit from peg 7 to peg 15. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 16.

Knit from peg 15 to peg 6. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 16. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 17.

Knit from peg 16 to peg 5. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 17. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 18.

Knit from peg 17 to peg 4. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 18. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 19.

Knit from peg 18 to peg 3. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 19. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 20.

Knit from peg 19 to peg 2. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 1.*

Heel completed, continue with the rest of the instructions, working in the round from this point forward (Pegs 1 and 20 have wraps on them, treat the wraps and the loop on the peg as one loop).

SOLE

Next rnd: k to the end of round.

Repeat last round until sole measures 2 inches less than desired length.

TOE

Follow HEEL instructions from * to *

Knit from peg 2 to peg 20. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop).

Knit from peg 20 to peg 1. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop).

Cut the yarn leaving an 18 inch tail.

CLOSING THE TOE

Place the first 20 stitches on one double pointed needle.

Place the remaining 20 stitches on another double pointed needle.

Use the kitchener stitch to graft the toe close.

Thread a tapestry needle through the tail hanging from the sock.

How to:

Insert the tapestry needle into the first stitch on the front needle as if to knit and slip it off the knitting needle.
Insert the tapestry needle through the second stitch on the front needle as if to purl and leave the stitch on the knitting needle. Pull gently on the yarn remove any yarn slack.
Insert the tapestry needle into the first stitch on the back needle, as if to purl, and slip the stitch off the knitting needle.
Insert the needle into the second stitch on the back knitting needle as if to knit. Leave the stitch on the knitting needle.  Pull gently on the yarn to remove any slack.

Repeat steps 1-4.

Need extra help with the Kitchener?  Visit the following link at Knitty.com for step by step instructions on how to Kitchener

I also have a video that demonstrates the Kitchener Stitch at the following link. It is not to close sock but it uses the same grafting technique of the kitchener stitch.

Weave ends in and block lightly.

 

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  • I love your work. Would knitting this using the AKB sock loom, make a big difference in the finished size?

    Karen

  • Karen,
    You will need more stitches on the AKB to provide the same circumference. Probably around 60 pegs rather than the 40 I used. You can follow the pattern, as the design is a multiple of 4. The heel will be over 30 stitches rather than 20, but you probably already have the information on how to do heels on that amount of pegs, if you don’t, drop me a note and I can help you figure out the entire heel/toe process.

    Isela

  • Thanks Isela.

  • What a creative pattern, I will definitely be trying it out asap. Thanks for sharing this!

  • This is beautiful. Thanks.

  • Fantastic article post.

  • I am working on the sock loom. I used 50 pegs. I don’t know what to do now that I am ready to start the heel/toe since 2/3rds of 25 isn’t an even division. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.

  • Barbara, try addind one stitch. it may make it a little roomy, but the division works better.

  • Thank you very much for this pattern. I’m new to loom knitting and have just completed my first sock using this pattern and the youtube videos demonstrating some of the steps. I never thought I’d be able to loom knit socks, but with your help I have! Thank you.

  • How do I yo k2tog?

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Mar 11, 2012

Last Minute Slouchy

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It was Tuesday morning and it was my turn to carpool the kids to school. I was running around like crazy that morning and I hadn’t even had a chance to change out of my pajamas. 6 kids were in the car waiting for me and the clock was ticking. I didn’t had a chance to go upstairs and brush my hair and make myself look half-decent, but as I was going out the door, I saw my slouchy hat and put it on. In a second, I went from looking disheveled to presentable and that my friend’s is how the name of the slouchy hat came to be. It is my last minute emergency tool! I love it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Isela Phelps

Loom: All-n-One Loom

Stitches: k, p, e-wrap, k2tog, yo.

Yarn: 130 yards of worsted weight
yarn. Araucania Aysen was used in sample (Less than 1 skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry
needle, and removable stitch marker.

Gauge: 8.5 sts= 2 inches in double ribbing

Size: Fits up to a head circumference of about 21 inches.

Level: Intermediate

Notes: Working clockwise around the knititng loom. The ribbing section is done with the knit Allnone-2stitch, may substitute with the flat stitch or the u-stitch. The rest of the hat is done with the e-wrap stitch. Important: Note that on Round 11, we move the first stitch one place to the left (clockwise) to keep the pattern slanted. We will use the stitch marker to keep track of our new Peg 1 position. We keep moving it after each pattern repeat so each time you do a row 11, you move the stitch marker over to mark the new Peg 1 position.

Knitting Loom Settings: set the knitting loom to 80 pegs (35 on each of the long rails and the two sliders).

Abbreviations:
k=knit stitch
p=purl stitch
k2tog=knit two stitches together
yo= yarn over (simply e-wrap the peg that needs the yarn over)

Directions

Cast on 80 stitches, join to work in the round. Place stitch marker on 1st peg.

Round 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of round.

Round 9: *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round.
(How to:  *Move the loop from the first peg over to the second peg, first peg is empty, second peg has 2 loops on it. E-wrap the first peg thus creating the YO. Then ewrap the second peg, lift the bottommost two loops off the peg. Repeat from * to the end of round)

Round 10 and 12: Knit with the e-wrap method.

Round 11:  Move stitch marker one peg to the left (peg 2). This peg (peg 2) becomes Peg 1.  *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round. (How to: see Row 9 on the break down).

Round 12: Knit with the e-wrap method.

Repeat Rounds 9-12: until item measures 9 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off with gather removal method.

Steam block to open the lace, be careful not to steam the ribbing portion as this will loosen the stitches.

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Wanna do it but are worried about not being able to crank it out, no worries! Check back next week for a how to video :)! I got ya covered! In the meantime, go order your loom and your yarn and we’ll see ya next week.

Happy looming!

 

 

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  • I’m really new to this craft, but love all the choices it gives me. I am going to order this loom to try it out!!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous creativity.

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Jun 15, 2009

Join us for a Loom A Long!

We are having a Loom A Long hosted by Kelly Jones with her fun Butterfly intarsia design.  Join Kelly on Wednesday, June 17 as she works with all knitters to create this intarsia Butterfly design. This Wednesday Kelly will be available with lots of helpful hints at knittingboards yahoo group. Just post your questions for Kelly. The pattern is also in the “files” folder at the yahoo group. Here’s the link:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Knittingboards/ 

Butterfly Intarsia Block

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This butterfly intarsia pattern can be used for a number of different things.  You can use it as a wall hanging, afghan block or make a back and sew it together for a pillow.  You could even adjust the main color rows to make placemats, or use cotton yarn for a dishcloth or pot holder, or use wool and felt it for a bag front.

I really hope you enjoy knitting this up!  Intarsia designs are a great use of “extra” yarn.

 

Supplies: 18”or 28” small gauge Authentic Knitting Board using 36 pegs, spacers set at ½”.

Yarn: One skein (approximately 400 yards) #3 or #4 weight yarn, single stranded for background color.  Small balls of yarn are all you need for the contrasting colors, use double strands for all contrast colors to make it a little fuller. 

Stitch: Stockinette cast-on and stitch used throughout. 

Finished Size: approximately 10” x 10”

Cast on using main color in stockinette stitch 36 pegs, count cast on row as first row of pattern.  Lay anchor yarn. 

Row 2-5: stockinette stitch in main color.

Row 6: start with contrast color (double stranded) and place slip knot on peg 17 (top or bottom of board doesn’t matter) work to peg 19 in stockinette stitch.  Skip over to peg 25 and continue to 27 in stockinette, turn and work back over remaining contrast color pegs.   You’ll place the working yarn across the top of the main color.  If you ended with the working yarn on the top of peg 19 you start peg 25 at the bottom of the board (it’ll form an “x” over the main color – see photo).  Make sure you leave the yarn a little loose in the “x”, or it will pull the design to the middle on the finished project.  Knit off.  Lay contrast color 1 down after knitting off and pick up main color.  Knit in stockinette stitch skipping over the contrast color one pegs.

 Repeat pattern from chart.  Make sure you start each row with contrast colors and knit those off before going to the main color.

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When you finish with a contrasting color cut the yarn leaving a 2”-3” tail and lay it across the center, you can tuck some of it under the “x” from the main color to hold it in place. When you finish with contrast color 1 in row 16, cut and “lay-in” tail.  Restart color with a slip knot on row 19, peg 9.  Make sure slip knot is snug. Continue with pattern from chart.

Bind off and tuck in all tails!

 

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