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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

Basic Hats smaller

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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  • 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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Jul 3, 2013

Miter Squares Videos

Hi guys,

Here is the videos demonstrating how to complete the miter square. Again, there are two ways on how to do them, in this video I am showing how to complete a miter square from the outside in.

Enjoy!

 

2 Comments

  • Thanks for posting this. I needed to do this to finish a project and I won’t have to devise it for myself. I love your practical suggestions!

  • how do you make a square from the inside out.
    thank you Judy

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Jul 2, 2013

Miter Squares

I have always found them fascinating, especially when they are put together in a blanket configuration. I am currently working on a miter blanket and I wanted to show you all how to create this awesome squares. Miter Square

What you will need:

Loom: Sock Loom 2. You can also use the AIO loom.

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn, approx 20-30 yards.

Notions: Knitting tool, 2 stitch markers of different color

INSTRUCTIONS

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 6 inch tail. Ewrap peg with yarn tail, lift the bottom loop off. Then pull the tail through to create the BO.

Video coming soon!

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  • This is really nice! I am a hand knitter and I have a bad thumb now and I always wanted to knit these but have not been able to do it. I’m going to try this. I’m wondering if you can “join as you go”?

  • Could instructions for the Yarn-Over Cast-On shown by Isela Phelps in her video of the Magic Mitered Squares be added to the How-To Basics instructions? I really like this cast-on, and would like to submit some patterns here using it, but I don’t want to explain it in every pattern.

    lmk

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Jul 2, 2013

Abbey Scarf

Abbey Scarf

My Abbey Scarf is done!!! How is yours coming along? Do you have any pictures of it to share with us?

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Jun 19, 2013

Pattern Reveal-Abbey Scarf

 

Scarf

Want to try a new stitch pattern with me? I am knitting this gorgeous scarf with this lovely stitch pattern that reminds me of Gothic architecture with its structural ribbed columns and its pointed arches. Come along with me and join me in making this beautiful scarf.

I will first write down the stitch pattern, then I will come and post videos that will show you how to accomplish all the rows for the stitch pattern.

What you will need to try out the stitch pattern.

Loom: I am using the new little loom from the Kit that has 32 pegs, I will only be using 30 pegs. If you have a AIO, you can use one of the rails and use 30 pegs to do the stitch pattern.

Yarn: Approx: 400 yards of worsted weight yarn or if you are just trying out the stitch, just about 50 yards.

Notions: Knitting tool

Abbreviations:

k=knit

p=purl

sts=stitches

BBO=Basic Bind Off

SSK=It stands for Slip, Slip Knit (You are knitting two stitches together to create a decrease that leans to the left).

K2tog=It stands for Knit two stitches together (You are knitting two stitches together to create a decrease that leans to the right).

yo=yarn over

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 30 sts.

Row 1 (Going from R to L on the loom): k2, *k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to end.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12: k to the end.

Row 3: k1, *k2tog, yo, k2; rep from *, end last rep k3.

Row 5: *k2tog, yo, k2; rep from *, end last rep k4.

Row 7: k1, *yo, ssk, k2; rep from *, end last rep k3.

Row 9: k2, *yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to end.

Row 11: k1, *k2, yo, ssk; rep from *, end k1

Row 13-20:  k2, *p2, k2;  rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1-20 until item measures desired length (for my scarf, I knitted until it measured 50 inches.).

BBO

Abbey Scarf

11 Comments

  • Thanks, this looks beautiful.

    lmk

  • Thank you for sharing! Great pattern… can’t wait to try it!

  • Stunning! I need to try this!
    Thank you for all you do!

  • Is that yarn-over (yo) in front of the peg, behind the peg, or an e-wrap on the peg?

    Thanks,

    lmk

  • Is row 11:

    k3, *yo, ssk, k2, rep from * to end except last rep yo, ssk, k1.

    Yes?

    lmk

  • Row 11: k, *k2, yo, ssk; rep from *, end k1.

  • The YO can be made either by ewrapping the peg or by placing the working yarn in front of the peg.

  • […] Abbey Scarf […]

  • Hi is there a video for tgis one yet?
    Can’t ws I t to get started.
    Thanks

  • Ssk. Slip,slip,knit.do you mean to slip 2stitches side by side and knit the next peg?

  • The Slip, Slip knit in loom knitting turns into the following: over 2 pegs, peg 1 on the right, peg 2 on the left–Peg 2 Peg 1. Move Loop from peg 2 over to peg 1. Knit peg 1 (treating both loops on peg as one loop)=this is a SSK.

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Jun 10, 2013

Spring Blossoms Vest

Spring Blossoms Vest 800

A beginner top worked in stockinette with ribbing at the hem and sleeves.  A modified drop sleeve provides with a nice sleeve fit.

Loom: 28” Knitting Board with Peg Extenders. Loom with 107 (113, 118, 124) pegs in regular gauge is recommended.

Yarn: Approx 750-1000 yards of worsted weight merino wool. Knit Picks Swish Tonal Worsted in Summer Blooms was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, stitch holder (or piece of contrasting color yarn), measuring tape..

Size: 34 (36, 38, 40) inches across chest. Picture shows size 34.

Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (using the knit stitch). It is imperative to get the stitch gauge accurate, row gauge can be different as you can work more/less rows to achieve the desired length.

This vest is intended to have a loose fit for a more fitted fit, go down a size.

Abbreviations

sts=stitches

Inc=Increase

k=knit

p=purl

BO=Basic Bind Off

YO=Yarn over (ewrap peg)

BackSpringBlossoms Schematic

Using the crochet cast on, cast on 95 (100, 105, 111) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-21: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.  

Row 22: Increasing row for the body.

Size 34:  [k8, yo on peg 8]11x. k7, yo on last peg. (Each YO is a new stitch). (107 total stitches)

Size 36: [k7, yo on peg 7]14x, yo on last peg. (113 total stitches)

Size 38: k5, yo on last peg. [k8, yo on last peg]11x. [k7, yo on last peg]. K5 (118 total stitches)

Size 40: [k8, yo on last peg]13x, k7 (124 total stitches)

Row 23: k to the end of the row. (107 (113, 118, 124) total stitches): see note below:

Note: Treat the YO as separate stitches— Example for smallest size: *k7, remove the YO from peg 8, hold the YO with a separate knitting tool, knit the stitch on peg 8, push this loop down to the base of the peg. Place the YO back on peg 8, knit the YO (do not knit the loop that is at the base); rep from * to the end.

Continue working in stockinette stitch until piece meas 14.5 (15, 15, 15.5) inches.

Underarm Shaping

Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 24 (24.5, 25, 26) inches from cast on edge.

Bind off 26 (28, 29, 28) shoulder sts. Bind off 45 (47, 50, 52 )back neck sts. Bind off 26 (28, 29, 28) shoulder sts.

Weave in all ends. Block.

Front

Work as for back, including all shaping, and, at the same time when piece measures 20.5 (20.5, 21, 21.5)” Begin Neck ShapingSpring Blossoms Vest 600

Work to center 23 (23, 24, 26) sts, attach another ball of yarn, bind off center 23 (23, 24, 26) sts, k to the end to complete row.

Work both sides at once.

Dec 1 st at each neck edge, every other row 11x (12x,  13x, 13x). Continue in stockinette stitch until piece meas 24 (24.5, 25, 26)”.  (To decrease, simply remove the loop from the last peg and place it on top of its neighbor peg, when you work the peg with the two loops, treat both loops as one).

BO.

Weave in all ends. Block.

Armhole Edging
(make 2)

Crochet cast on 114 (114, 120, 130)sts, prepare to work a flat panel.  

Rows 1-12: Work in *k1, p1, ribbing. (Approx. 1.5 inches)

Bind off loosely.

Neck Edging

Crochet cast on,  110 (122, 132, 136) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Rows 1-6: Work in *k1, p1, ribbing. (Approx. 1 inch)

Bind off loosely.

Assembly

Seam front to back. Seam each shoulder.

Seam Armhole bands to armhole openings (hiding the seam under the arm).

Seam Neckline band to neckline opening (hiding the seam at the back of the neck).Spring Blossoms Vest 5 600

Block.

TIP: If the Cast On edges look too loose, try using a crochet hook to make the cast on edges look tighter/neater.

 

 

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  • Does anyone have a basic pullover long sleeve sweater pattern for the 28″ knitting loom?

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Jun 3, 2013

Summer Breeze

greentop5_sm A beginner top, worked in stockinette with a small touch of texture at the hems. Simple shaping makes this top a breeze to knit. The crochet chain at the edge of the sleeve cap gives the top a special gathered look without the effort of creating pleats.

Loom: 28” Knitting Board with Peg Extenders. Loom with 97 (107, 117, 127) pegs in regular gauge is recommended. .

Yarn: Approx 700-900 yards of worsted weight cotton blend. Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Peapod was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook size I, stitch holder (or piece of contrasting color yarn), measuring tape, 4 stitch coiless markers.

Size: 34 (36, 38, 40) inches across chest. Picture shows size 34.

Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (using the knit stitch). It is imperative to get the stitch gauge accurate, rows gauge can be different as you can work more/less rows to achieve the desired length.

This top is intended to have a loose fit.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch    P=purl stitch  Rep=repeat  Rem=remain  st=stitch  BBO=Basic Bind off

k2tog=a decrease where you knit two stitches together. Loops from two pegs are placed on one peg and worked together as one peg. greentop4sm

INSTRUCTIONS

Back

Cable cast on 97 (107, 117, 127) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

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

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

Repeat Rows 1 and 2: 8x (16 rows total from cast on edge).

Row 17: k to the end of the row.

Rep Row 17 until panel measures: 24 (25, 26, 27 (or desired torso length)) inches from cast on edge.

BBO. Weave ends in. Block.

Front

Work as for Back until panel has: 34 (36, 42, 48) rows less than for Back.

Next row: k40 (45, 50, 55), BBO 17, k40 (45, 50, 55). Place the first 40 (45, 50, 55) sts on a stitch holder.

Working on only 40 (45, 50, 55) sts from this point forward to shape the neckline.

Neckline Shaping

Next row: k40 (k45, k50, k55)

*Next row: k2, k2tog, k to the end of row.

Next row: k*

Rep from * to * until only 24 (28, 30, 32) sts rem.

Next row: k

BBO.

Place the stitches from stitch holder back on knitting loom. Join yarn at peg 1 (at first outer stitch, opposite the inside bind off).

Follow same instructions as for the other side.

BBO. Weave ends in. Block Front.

Shoulder Bands
(make 2)

Cable cast on 97 (97, 103, 103), prepare to work a flat panel.

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

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

Repeat Rows 1 and 2: 8x (16 rows total from cast on edge).

BBO. Weave end ins. Block.

Crochet Chain for Sleeves
(make 2)

Using crochet hook, create a crochet chain that is 16 (18, 20, 22) inches long.

Assembly

At the Back, place a a coiless stitch marker at 9 ¾ (9 ¾ , 10 ¾ , 10 ¾ ) inches from the shoulder top on each side of the top. Repeat with the Front. Stitch markers on Back should line up with the Front stitch markers.

Seam the shoulders using an invisible horizontal seaming method.

Seam the Back to the Front at the sides using the mattress stitch, stop when you reach the coiless stitch markers.

Seam the Sleeve bands to the armhole openings using the invisible vertical to horizontal seaming method.

Using the tapestry needle, pass the crochet chain through the edge of the Sleeve Bands, be sure to line up the ends of the chain so they are at the top of the shoulder.

SarahAnn schematic

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May 21, 2013

Cat’s Paw Headband

Cat Paw headband

Cat’s Paw Headband

Pattern information

Loom: Small gauge knitting loom with 11 pegs.

Notions: knitting tool, crochet hook, ½ inch button.

Gauge: not important for this project

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 11 stitches

Row 1: p

Row 2: k

Row 3: p

Row 4: p

**Row 5: p2, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, p2

Row 6:  k11

Row 7: p2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, p2

Row 8: k11

Row 9: p2, k2, yo, sl1 k psso, yo, k2, p2

Row 10: k11**

Rep from * to * until item measures 17 inches long from cast on edge.

Next row: k

Next row: p

Next row: k

Next row: p

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Finishing

With crochet hook, use tail from bind-off edge to work single crochet along bind-off edge as follows: work along first ½ inch of edge, chain 8; reattach crochet along edge and work single crochet to the end. Break yarn and draw through last stitch, pull tight.

Sew a button to the cast on edge of headband, opposite buttonhole. Weave ends in and block lightly.

Check out the video demonstrating the 3 lace rows (row 5, 7, and 9).

10 Comments

  • Wow thank you I can’t wait to do this.

  • I love the pattern and have learned a lot by following along with the video and the written part. I only made a sample with a larger gauge but will make a finer gauge for a thinner head band. Thank you for sharing and teaching the craft.

  • S pretty! Nice color and very feminine – thanks for sharing!

  • I love your videos you are amazing I just have a small request if possible. I am knew at this and I don’t know hire to read patterns can you make a video and show us his to read patterns please?

  • Sorry for the previous comment I hate auto correct but you get what I’m saying right?

  • Isela you are awesome. I came very late to the looming party, Christmas of 2012,after buying my daughter the boye circular loom set. I loomed my first hat and have been enjoying it ever since. Being a visual learner your videos are priceless. I know you’ve backed off of your all consuming work in loom knitting but I’m so happy to see you continuing to share patterns and videos. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I’ve made 2 Iva headbands, the second one i did in 2 colors it turned out great. I’ve been looking at this pattern from time to time,and I think I’m ready to tackle it.

  • I would love to see the one with 2 colors! I bet it is stunning. Have you attempted making a knot with the overlapping fabric? I bet it would look great like that too. Good luck with the Cat’s Paw Headband, it is a cute one :).

  • I appreciate you response to my post. The knot interesting idea, how much longer do you think the separate rows of seven would have to be to knot and still be able to reattach to the loom ?

  • Probably about 20 rows of the 7 stitches, I think you can take it off the knitting loom and knot it and see if it is long enough and then place the stitches back on the loom.

  • A very educational video. I too am a visual learner when it comes to knitting. This is one of the best videos I have seen.

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Apr 26, 2013

Cowls

Spring weather is finally here, we bring you spring freshness with these two lovely cowls.  The Twists Cowl is worked in a super soft angora blend yarn and uses the 4-st left cross cable technique.

 

Twists Cowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brylinn Cowl uses a delicate lace stitch pattern that is super simple yet provides a delicate stitch. Enjoy!

Brynlinn Cowl

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  • Thank you!

  • Thanks for the patterns!! This is beautiful and I love it.

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Mar 27, 2013

Friendship Shawl

Friendship Shawl 2

A shawl for a best friend is sometimes the closest we can get to giving our best friend a perpetual hug. Although your arms are not around their shoulders, the yarn that has passed through your hands thousands of times can be around their shoulders each time they wear the shawl.

Materials

Knitting Loom
67 peg small gauge knitting loom. Recommend to use All-n-One knitting loom.

Yarn
520 yrds worsted weight wool. Sample was knit with 6 skeins of Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere.

Notions
Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size
58 inches x 16 inches when blocked

Pattern notes

Use one strand throughout. Suggest to use stitch markers to mark the stitch pattern count as this will make it easier to work the rows (see chart below). First row of Fern Lace Stitch Pattern is worked in a counter-clockwise direction (Left to Right)so that the first Lace row goes in a clockwise direction (Right to Left). Link to the video showing how to accomplish the stitch pattern on a loom: http://youtu.be/Xs9d1ImBVnE

Fern Lace Stitch Patternchart

Row 1: K to the end of row

Row 2: k3, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st k1

Row 3: K to the end of row

Row 4: k2, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Loom Knitting Break-down of Fern Lace Stitch Pattern.

We are going to focus on the stitch pattern, the break down will consist from the * of the stitch pattern, example for Row 2:  *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1. We are numbering these stitches as follows:

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Row 1: Knit (from Left to Right direction on the loom)

Row 2: Move loops on the loom as follows:

Step 1: Take loop from peg 4 and hold it.

Step 2: Move loop from peg 3 to peg 4.

Step 3: Place loop from Step 1 on peg 4. Peg 4 has two loops on it.

Step 4: Remove loop from peg 5 and hold it.

Step 5: Move loop from peg 6 to peg 5.

Step 6: Place loop from Step 4 on peg 5. Peg 5 has two loops on it.

Step 7: Move loop from peg 7 to peg 6.

Step 8: Move loop from peg 8 to peg 7.

Step 9: Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3.

Step 10: Move loop from peg 1 to 2. Peg 1 is empty.

Row is ready to be worked.

E-wrap peg 1, knit peg 2-7 (treating both loops on pegs 4 and 5 as one loop), e-wrap peg 8, knit peg 9.

Row 3: knit to the end of the row

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Remember: The breakdown only includes from the * of the instructions

 DIRECTIONS

Crochet cast on 67 stitches (starting at peg 1, going from Right to Left direction on the loom), prepare to work a flat panel.

Border Edging

Row 1: K to the end or row.

Row 2: P to the end of row.

Lace rows

Row 1: K to the end of row

Row 2: k3, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st k1

Row 3: K to the end of row

Row 4: k2, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Repeat Lace Rows 1-4 until shawl measures 56 inches.

Border Edging

Next row: P to the end of row.

Next row: K to the end of row.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Lightly block to measurements.

The chart below (click to enlarge) has 67 stitches charted. Each square shows the 9 stitches that constitute the Fern Lace Stitch Pattern, mark your knitting loom pegs by 9 stitches as shown to help you in creating the stitch pattern.

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  • beautiful!!

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Mar 25, 2013

Arco Iris Slouchy Hat

Arco Iris Hat 1000I am very excited about my last slouchy hat. I wanted to incorporate the last stitch I presented to you a week ago, the Crown Stitch, but I wanted it to be in a colorful way. I was envisioning something where the garter stitch rows were all in one color and then the “crown” rows in a different color. It took me awhile to find a yarn that had the right “length” of color sequence as well as a playful disposition in the colors. After browsing for awhile at different yarns, I found what I needed right in my stash, Knit Picks Chroma in Lollipop.

To create this hat, you will need to review the Crown Stitch videos. It uses the stitch through the hat, so be sure to take a look at it and practice it a bit before you embark on this hat.

Pattern Information

Materials

Knitting Loom: All-n-one-Loom, set up to 70 stitches, then increased to 80 stitches.

Yarn: 150-180 yards of worsted weight yarn. Knit Picks Chroma Worsted in Lollypop color was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 8.5sts =2 inches in stockinette, steamed blocked.

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

Abbreviations

CO=Cast on

GBO=Gather bind off

K=knit

P=purl

sts=stitches

yo=yarn over (ewrap)

k2tog=knit two stitches together

p2tog=purl two stitches together

Pattern note: The stitch pattern used in this pattern is the Crown Stitch, converted to loom knitting by Isela Phelps. Please view the video to familiarize yourself with the stitch pattern prior to working this hat. Video to the Crown Stitch can be found at this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Valbw3F5t4&feature=share&list=PL2-mSMyRmhzWE72ygBcwC-xr3AOku9Hdp

DIRECTIONS

Brim

CO 70 sts, join to work in the round.

Round 1, 3, 5, 7: k

Round 2, 4, 6, 8: p

Round 9: *k7, yo on the 7th peg; rep from * to the end (10 pegs have a YO on them).

Round 10: *k6, move the YO to peg 8, k peg 7, move YO from peg 8 to peg 7, k the YO; rep from * to the end of round.

Move all the stitches to a piece of scrap yarn. Re-set knitting loom to 80 pegs. Place the stitches from the scrap yarn back on the knitting loom.

Body

Knitting loom is set up to 80 pegs and 80 stitches are on the knitting loom.

**Round 1: k1, *k1, yo 3 times on the same peg (ewrap peg 3 times); rep from * to the last peg.

Round 2: (Working on 5 pegs at a time). *Drop the YOs on the first 5 pegs (first peg of the round, doesn’t have any YOs). Elongate these stitches and move all these elongated stitches to peg 2. Elongate the wraps over 4 pegs (from peg 2 to peg 5). Work on these 5 elongated stitches as follows: k1, [p1, k1] twice. Rep from * to the end of round.

Round 3, 5, 7: k

Round 4, 6, 8: p**

Rep from ** to **: 4 more times, or until slouch measures desired length. On the fifth repeat from ** to ** stop at beginning of Round 7 and continue to the Crown Decrease section.

Crown Decrease

Next round: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of round. (40 sts)

Next round: p2tog; rep from * to the end of round.  (20 sts)

GBO. Weave ends in. Steam block to open all the small crowns.

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7 Comments

  • I love the look of this hat! I can’t wait to try it out! Thanks Isela! 🙂

  • Hi Isela! Beautiful, and Beautiful work!

  • Hi Isela- I love your books! Tell me- can you still purchase the DA Looms?? I can’t find them anywhere and I am having trouble finding a loom to do a small gage on. Any thoughts? I have the all-in-one loom but that doesn’t go that small..

  • Love the hat!! Is there a video for this hat? The colors are wonderful!!!!

  • I’ve got a question. The video for the crown stitch has you putting the elongated stitches on peg 1, however the pattern says to put them on peg 2. Are we to follow the video or the pattern? It gets a little confusing here.

    Thanks!

  • I started this last night..using KnitPicks chroma worsted in Roller Skate. Increasing was really hard– at least putting it back on the loom. It was frustrating!
    After a few false attempts on the crown stud h, I pulled up the video ..all good!

  • I just started this last night…I’m enjoying the challenge!
    I think the hardest part is doing the increase—it was really difficult to put the stitches back on the adjusted loom. I think I ended up missing 2, and I hope that didn’t mess up my hat!
    (Just started the second round of crowns)

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Mar 3, 2013

Contest & Prizes!

We heard the cold weather is getting to you and you need something to cheer you up. We put our thinking caps on and we decided to spice up the month of March with a contest. Have you seen our latest pattern? The cute headband? Well, if you haven’t, this is your chance to get your looms out, dust them and get ready to work.

I have put together the pattern in a PDF file for you and here is the complete link to the video playlist.

Contest Details

Send us a picture of your completed headband to contest@knittingboard.com

Deadline: March 31st, midnight.

Prizes:

First Place: One All-n-One Knitting Loom and All-n-One Loom Knitting Pattern book.

Second Place: One All-n-One Knitting Loom

Third Place: All-n-One Loom Knitting Pattern book

First Place winner: it will be chosen by the following criteria-colors used, photography setting, photography ingenuity.  Second and Third places: we will give all entries a number, except the First Place winner’s entry. We will place them in the random number generator and allow the winners to be chosen randomly. You can enter multiple times.

 

6 Comments

  • Do we have to use the flower to embellish it or can we use anything we like?

  • Anything you would like 🙂

  • Isela,

    Does the pattern as written make a child’s-sized headband? If my calculations are correct the pattern makes about an 18″ circumference, does that sound about correct? Just curious so that I can attempt to make a headband that fits me, lol! Guard is not my string suit. 😉

    Thank you for your assistance!

  • Guage…not guard. Silly keyboard!

  • Wish me luck. 🙂
    I send in some pictures.

  • I’m seeking for a skilled writer, extended time within this region. Superb write-up!

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Feb 27, 2013

Headband LAL-Complete mini-video playlist

Hey friends,

The entire playlist has been uploaded and is ready for you.  Enjoy!

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