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Dec 14, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Peppermint Pinwheel

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Loom Knitting Advent – Day 14 brings you a sweet little pinwheel design worked in red and white to resemble a peppermint candy.

Designed by Jenny Stark

Day 14

 

Bring a little zing to your holidays with these pretty little peppermint pinwheels.  These delightful little pinwheels look intricate, but they are simple to make and so much fun!

 

Knitting loom: KB Sock Loom EFG

Yarn: Red Heart Classic Crochet Thread in White, and in Victory Red

Notions: knitting tool, yarn needle, scissors

Gauge: Not essential for this project.

Size: Approximately 1.75″ in diameter

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Sl=slip

Techniques

Double E-wrap Cast-On:  Wrap the first peg twice.  With the knitting tool, pull the lower wrap past the upper wrap and over the top of the peg.  Repeat this process for each of the remaining pegs.  Cast on is now complete.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

U-wrap Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn in front of the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg.  Bend the working yarn around the peg, creating a u shaped wrap. Knit the lower stitch over the u wrap.

Slip:  For the purposes of this project, slip simply means to skip the peg.

Basic Bind Off:  Knit the first two pegs.  Move the stitch from the second peg over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  One stitch has now been bound off. Move the stitch from peg 1 to the empty peg.  This is now peg 1.  Knit the next stitch.  Move the stitch that was just knit over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  Continue working in this manner until there is one stitch left. Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail that is at least 4” long.  Wrap the yarn tail around the last peg.  Knit the last stitch over the yarn tail and pull the yarn tail out through the stitch.  Bind off is now complete.

 INSTRUCTIONS

Begin with the white yarn.  Cast on 6 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Wedge Pattern

Row 1:  Sl 1, K5

Row 2:  P5, K1

Row 3:  Sl 1, K4

Row 4:  P4, K1

Row 5:  Sl 1, K3

Row 6:  P3, K1

Row 7:  Sl 1, K2

Row 8:  P2, K1

Row 9:  Sl 1, K1

Row 10:  P1, K1

Row 11:  Sl 1, K5

The first wedge is now complete.  Drop the white yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Switch to the red yarn.  Beginning on the left side of the knitted work, repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The second wedge is now complete.  Drop the red yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the white yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The third wedge is now complete.  Drop the white yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the red yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The fourth wedge is now complete.  Drop the red yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the white yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The fifth wedge is now complete.  Drop the white yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the red yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The sixth wedge is now complete.  Drop the red yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the white yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The seventh wedge is now complete.  Drop the white yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the red yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The eighth wedge is now complete.  Drop the red yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the white yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The ninth wedge is now complete.  Cut the white yarn, leaving a 4” yarn tail.  Drop the yarn tail to the center of the loom.

Pick up the red yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The final wedge is now complete.

Remove the pinwheel from the loom using the basic bind off method.  Cut the red yarn, leaving a 12” yarn tail.  Fasten off.  Using the 12” yarn tail, seam the first wedge and the tenth wedge together.

Weave in all yarn ends.

 

A few ideas for your pretty pinwheels:

  • Add an ornament hanger and put a pinwheel in your Christmas tree.
  • Add a magnet to the back of a pinwheel and stick it on your refrigerator.
  • Add a hair clip to the back of a pinwheel and wear it in your hair.
  • Add a pin finding to the back of a pinwheel and wear it on your clothing.
  • Decorate the top of a Christmas present with a peppermint pinwheel.
  • Decorate the front of a Christmas card with a peppermint pinwheel.
  • Use a pinwheel as an applique in your next knitting project.

 

Want a bigger peppermint pinwheel?  Follow this same pattern using worsted weight yarn on the KB Sock Loom 2:

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(Larger peppermint pinwheel measures approximately 2.75″ in diameter)

Merry Christmas!

 

4 Comments

  • How cute for my Christmas tree and I am going to make a few for next year to use in place of bows on some special packages. I love, love, luv the idea of the Advent calendar and thank you to all you busy and creative designers (elves) for filling each day with new presents. Have a awesome Holiday and a healthy, happy and safe New Year.

  • I’m so glad you like the peppermints, Cindy :) Wishing you a happy holiday too!

  • This is so adorable! I will be definitely making for next year, not sure if I can fit them in for this year or not.

  • I’m glad you like the little peppermint, Justine. I hope you have fun making them (when you get a chance to try them out). Merry Christmas!

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Dec 13, 2015

Twirls Headband

Twirls Headband

Loom Knitting Advent, Day 13 brings you a lovely headband, perfect accessory for winter wear. The headband sports small stitch twists in the front area of the headband and the back is worked in rib stitch.

Designed by Isela Phelps

Day 13

Headband

Knitting loom: 32 peg KB loom

Yarn: Approx 200 yards of worsted weight merino wool. Malabrigo Worsted in Applewood was used in samples.

Gauge: 10 sts x 14 rows= 2 inches in rib stitch

Size: Fits up to a 21” Circumference

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

LT: Left twist: A twist over two pegs; numbered and positioned as follows: Peg 2, Peg 1. How to: Skip peg 1 with yarn behind peg, knit peg 2, take loop off peg 2 and hold it, knit peg 1. Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2. Place loop being held to peg 1.

st(s)=stitches

INSTRUCTIONSTwirls Headband side

Cast on 30 sts, prepare to work a flat panel

Row 1-Row 36 (approx. 5 inches): sl1, k1, *p2, k2; rep from * to the end row.

Row 37: sl1, k1, p2, *LT, p2; rep from * to the last 2sts, k2

Row 38: sl1, k1, *p2, k2; rep from * to the end.

Rep Row 37 and Row 38: 25 times

Rep Row 1-36.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Leave a 16 inch yarn tail.

Mattress stitch cast on edge to bind off edge.  Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Matching Wristers will be posted on Loom Knitting Advent Day 15! Stay tuned! 

Twirls Headband Back

 

2 Comments

  • I have tried this pattern twice now & I don’t get the ridges that are shown in the pattern- what am I doing wrong/ Are the knit stitches perhaps not ewrap??

  • The knit stitches are a “knit stitch” not ewrap. You may substitute with a U-knit stitch. An ewrap will look different and it will create a larger item.

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Dec 12, 2015

Muir Woods Beanie

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Loom Knitting Advent, day 12 brings you the lovely Muir Woods beanie. Inspired by the Muir Woods in California, it brings back memories of the rich nature colors as well as the twisting of the tree branches and how everything in the woods is interrelated.

Designed by Isela Phelps

Day 12

Materials

Knitting Loom: All-n-One knitting loom. 80 pegs used.

Yarn: Approx 180 yards of worsted weight yarn. Malabrigo Rios in Piedras was used in sample.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: Fits adult size women, circumference approximately 20 inches. To create a smaller/larger size: cast on in multiple of 4 (76, 80, 84, etc).

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

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

Sl=Skip peg with yarn behind peg

Rep=Repeat

½ RC=Takes place over 3 pegs, pegs numbered as follows Peg 3, Peg 2, Peg 1 (peg 1 is on the right, peg 2 in the center, peg 3 on the left). Remove stitches from peg 1 and peg 2 off the knitting loom and place them on a cable needle and set it towards the center of the loom. Knit peg 3 and place it on peg 1. Place the stitches from the cable needle back on the loom as follows, loop that was on peg 1 place it on peg 2, loop that was on peg 2 place it on peg 3. Knit peg 2 and peg 3. (Short version: sl2 to CN, hold to back, k1, k2 from CN)

½ LC=Takes place over 3 pegs, pegs numbered as follows Peg 3, Peg 2, Peg 1 (peg 1 is on the right, peg 2 in the center, peg 3 on the left). Skip peg 1 with yarn towards the back of the peg, take it to the front of peg 2. Knit peg 2 and 3. Place stitches from peg 2 and peg 3 onto cable needle and hold to the center of the loom. Knit peg 1. Remove stitch from peg 1 and place it on peg 3. Place stitches from the cable needle back on the loom as follows: stitch from peg 2 on peg 1; stitch from peg 3 on peg 2. (Short version: sl1 st to CN, hold to front, k2, k1 from CN)

INSTRUCTIONS

Brim

Cast on 80 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-12: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Body

Rnd 1 and Rnd 2: *k2, sl1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: *1/2 RC, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 5 and Rnd 6: *k2, sl1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: k1, *k1, ½ LC; rep from * to end of rnd. (On final repeat, work ½ LC on last 2sts of Rnd 7 and first stitch of Rnd 8.

Rnd 8: k to the end of rnd (from peg 2 to the end, you already worked peg 1 on row 7).

Rep Rnd 1-Rnd 8 of Body: 5 more times (or until the hat reaches desired length).

Next 2 rnds: k to the end rnd.

Next rnd: decrease rnd. Remove all stitches from the knitting loom and place them on a piece of scrap yarn. Set knitting loom to 40 pegs. Place the stitches back on the knitting loom, placing 2 sts per peg. K to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: decrease rnd. Remove all stitches from the knitting loom and place them on a piece of scrap yarn. Set knitting loom to 20 pegs. Place the stitches back on the knitting loom, placing 2 sts per peg. K to the end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

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3 Comments

  • I am guessing that this can be done on the KB hat loom set for 80 pins? I think this is a lovely pattern.

  • Yes, you can do it also on the KB Hat loom.

  • Do you happen to have a youtube on this? I am much better seeing how it’s done. :)

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Dec 11, 2015

Zippy Lulu Wrap

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Loom Knitting Advent, Day 11, brings you a lovely Zippy wrap. Worked with super bulky yarn, the Zippy wrap can be worked in less than 2 days!

Designed by Isela Phelps

Day 11

Knitting loom: (8) Zippy loom, (4) connectors, (4) corners.

Yarn: Approx 320 yds of Super Bulky yarn. Bernat Mega Bulky yarn was used in sample, 5 skeins in Lino color.

Other: One large button, sample shown with a 2″ diameter button.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 4.5 sts x 11 rows=4 inches in stockinette

Size: 28L x 40W inches

Abbreviations:

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Rep=Repeat

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rem=Remaining

Rep=Repeat

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up knitting loom to 36 pegs in the round. Knitting loom is set up as the picture below.

Loom set up

Cast on 36 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to the end.

Row 2: p to the end.

Rep Row 1 and Row 2: 15 more times (total of 30 rows).

*Next row: k4, bind off 7 sts, k to the end

Next row: p26, cast on 7 stitches using the half hitch technique, p to the end of row.*

Next row: k to the end.

Next row: p to the end.

Rep last two rows: 19 more times (total of 38 rows).

Rep from* to *

Next row: k to the end.

Next row: p to the end.

Rep last two rows: 15 more times (total of 30 rows).

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

Sew button in place, at the top corner of the right side of the wrap.


Zippy Wrap (2)

Zippy Vest on Loom

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Dec 10, 2015

Holiday Snowman Square (double knit)

Loom Knitting Advent, Day 10, brings you another lovely double knit square! Frosty the snowman! Add this beautiful intarsia design to any of your double knits!

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Day 9

Designed by Pat Novak

Loom: All-n-One Loom set up for double knit with 1cm spacing

Yarn: Paton’s Classic Wool Roving, 100% wool #5, 120 yds per skein. Hand wash and dry flat. Colors Grey/blue (G), White (W), Cranberry (C), Black (B), Cherry Red (R), Orange (O). 1 skein of G and W yarn and 1 skein B, and ½ skein of C, R, and small amount of O yarn for nose.

Black yarn will need to be of another yarn company. Any wool or blend #5 yarn can be used.

Stitches: Stockinette and back- to- back weave

Notions Needed: Knit hook, crochet hook, large tapestry needle

Size: 10 X 10 inches

Abbreviations: R=right, L=left, Back to back weave=b/b, This is a single pass to cover both pegs of one stitch by wrapping top peg, straight down to bottom peg. See photo at end of instructions.

Pattern Notes:

1-Always start the square at the bottom of the graph, working from L to R. Focus only on that row, until completed.

2-Be sure to start each row with the loom facing you. The cast on yarn tail will be on the left side. Check this before starting a new row, so the design will be correctly applied.

3-If you have a stitch that you want to stand out, such as a snowflake, or the snowman’s eye, you can wrap the pegs with a double wrap.

4-When following the graph on paper, be sure to line-out each row once it is complete. You may also want to fold the printed graph over after each row, so that you are always looking at the current row.  Also, best to number the stitches 1-30 across the bottom.

5-Try to use one continuous stockinette stitch on any color that has several rows, or more than just a few stitches. Then use the b/b wrap on pegs of just a single, or a few stitches.

6-If you carry the main background color throughout the square, it will connect the colors next to it. If you choose to cut separate yarns for each color used, you will need to twist the 2 yarns together at each joint, or cut and tie the colors together.

7-If you have just a few stitches of a color, it is best to cut a piece of the yarn, tie it into the row when needed. Leave it attached until all the stitches are complete for that color, even when it consists of several rows, then you can tie it to adjoining yarn and knot. Example of this would be orange nose of snowman.

8-You can add some accents to the square after it’s complete with some extra stitches, using yarn and tapestry needle, if desired. Example of this would be some falling snow around the snowman.

The (W), and (G), and (C) yarns will be done in stockinette weave, unless otherwise noted. Follow instructions for accent colors of (B), (O), and (R).

Instructions

Cast On 30 stitches in (G) yarn in stockinette. (This row not shown in graph)

Row 1: Cut 2 pieces of (B) yarn, 4’ long, and 2’ long. Tie on the skein at stitch #5, and 4’ one at stitch #27. Set aside the 2′ piece until next row.  Weave each of these stitches with (B) in b/b weave. Tie on (W) yarn at stitch #6. Work stitches 6-26 in stockinette. Complete row in stockinette with (G) yarn on all pegs not covered with accenting yarns by dragging from L side across to peg #28-30. Hook over all.

Row 2: Tie on the 2’ piece of (B) yarn to peg #16 and wrap in b/b. Wrap peg #5 and #27 with (B) yarns attached. Work pegs #6-26 in (W) and complete with (G) on all other pegs in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 3: Tie on (C) yarn at peg #23 and work pegs 23 and 24 in stockinette. Work pegs 5 and 27 with respective black yarns in b/b. Complete row with (W) and (G) yarns, in stockinette, and hook over all.

Row 4: Work pegs 22 and 23 in (C) yarn in stockinette. Work (B) yarns on peg 6, and 26, b/b. Work the center pegs with (W) yarn on pegs 7-25 skipping the pegs wrapped with (C) yarn. Complete row with (G) yarn skipping all pegs already wrapped and hook over all.

Row 5: Work pegs 6, 16, and 26 in respective (B) yarns in b/b each. Work pegs 21-24 in (C) yarn in stockinette. Work (W) pegs in center skipping pegs wrapped in other yarns. Complete with the (G) stitches on pegs 1-5, dragging over to wrap pegs 27-30 in stockinette. Hook over all. Cut and weave in the (B) yarn, center,  at buttons.

Row 6: Work pegs 6 and 26 with respective (B) yarn. Wrap pegs 19-24 with (C) yarn. Complete row, working yarns (W) and (G) in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 7: Work pegs 7 and 25 in (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 16-23 in (C) yarn, stockinette. Work (W) yarn on center stitches 8-24 skipping the (C) stitches. Complete row in stockinette with (G) yarn. Hook over.

Row 8: Work pegs 8 and 24 in (B) yarn, b/b weave. Work pegs 15-20 with (C) yarn. Work pegs 9-23 in stockinette with (W) yarn skipping the pegs with (C) yarn. Work pegs remaining in stockinette with(G) yarn to complete row. Tie and knot (W) yarn. The white snow flakes can be added with (W) yarn when the knitting is complete. Hook over all.

Row 9: Work pegs 9 and 23 with (B) in b/b weave. Work pegs 10-22 in (C) yarn in stockinette. Work pegs remaining with (G) yarn in stockinette. Tie and knot both (B) pieces of yarn and trim tails. Hook over.

Row 10: Work the (C) stitches on pegs 8-24 in stockinette. Work pegs 1-6 and drag to work pegs 25-30 with (G) yarn. Hook over.

Row 11: Work pegs 9-23 in (C) yarn in stockinette. Cut and tie off.  Complete row with (G) yarn and hook over.

Row 12: Tie on (B) (partial skein) yarn at peg #12. Work pegs 13-19 with (B) yarn, b/b weave leaving the yarn at peg 19 to work all R side stitches. Work pegs 1-12 with (G) and drag to pegs 20-30 in stockinette. Hook over all.

Row 13: Tie on remaining skein of (B) yarn to peg #12.  This will be used for all L side stitches.  Tie on (W) yarn at peg 13 to start the snowman’s face. Work pegs 12 and 20 with the (B) yarns in b/b. Work pegs 13-19 with (W) in stockinette. Work pegs 1-11 and drag to pegs 21-30 with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 14: Work pegs 11 and 21 with (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 12-20 with (W) yarn in stockinette. Complete row, with (G) yarn in stockinette on all remaining pegs. Hook over.

Row 15: Work pegs 10 and 22 in (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 11-21 in (W) in stockinette. Complete row with (G) yarn in stockinette on all remaining pegs. Hook over.

Row 16: Tie on bright red (R) yarn at peg #16 and weave stitch , b/b. Work pegs 9 and 23 with (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 10-22 in (W) skipping the (R) stitch. Complete row with (G) yarn on pegs 1-8 and drag to pegs 24-30. Hook over.

Row 17: Work (R) on pegs 15-17 in b/b weave. Work pegs 9 and 23 in (B) yarns. Work pegs 10-23 with (W) skipping the (R) pegs. Complete row with (G) yarn on all remaining pegs and hook over.

Row 18: Work pegs 14-15 and skip over to pegs 17-18 in (R) yarn in b/b. Work pegs 8 and 24 in (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 9-23 with (W) skipping the pegs with (R). Complete row with (G) yarn skipping all the pegs with other colors. Hook over all.

Row 19: Work pegs 12-13 and 19-20 with (R) yarn, b/b. Work pegs 8 and 24 with (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 9-11 and 14-18, and 21-23 with (W) yarn in stockinette. Complete row on remaining pegs with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 20: Work pegs 13 and 19 in (R) yarn, b/b. Work pegs 8 and 24 in (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 9-23 with (W) yarn skipping the (R) pegs. Cut and knot (R) yarn. Compete the row with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 21: Work pegs 8 and 24 with (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 9-23 with (W) yarn in stockinette. Complete row with (G) yarn in stockinette.

Row 22: With a piece of (O) Orange yarn aprox 2’ long, tie on at peg #16. Weave stitch with b/b weave. This is the start of Frosty’s nose. Work pegs 7-8 and 24-25 with (B) yarn, b/b. In stockinette work pegs 9-23 with (W) yarn skipping the (O) stitch. Complete the row with (G) yarn in stockinette and hook over.

Row 23: Work pegs 15-17 with (O) yarn, b/b. Work pegs 8 and 24 in respective (B) yarns, b/b. Work in stockinette on pegs 9-23 with (W) yarn skipping the pegs of the nose. Complete the row with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 24: Work peg #16 with (O) yarn, b/b. Work stitches with (B) yarn on pegs 8 and 24. Complete the row working the (W) and (G) yarns. Hook over.

Row 25: Work peg #16 with (O) yarn, b/b. Work pegs 8 and 24 with (B) yarns, b/b. Work center of Frosty with (W) yarn on pegs 9-23 skipping the orange stitch. Cut and knot the (O) yarn. Complete row with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 26: Work pegs 9-10, and 13-14 in 1st (B) yarn on L side. Work pegs 18-19 and 22-23 in (B) yarn from R side, all in b/b weave. Work pegs 11-12, and 15-17, and 20-21 with (W) yarn In stockinette. Complete row with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 27: Repeat row 26.

Row 28: Work pegs 10 and 14 with (B) yarn from L side. Work pegs 18 and 22 with (B) yarn from R side, b/b. Work (W) yarn on pegs 11-13 and 15-17, and 19-21 in stockinette. Complete row with (G) yarn. Hook over.

Row 29: Work pegs 10-11 with (B) yarn from L side. Work pegs 21-22 with (B) yarn from R side, b/b. Work pegs 12-20 with (W) yarn in stockinette. Complete row with (G) yarn, in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 30: Repeat row 29. Tie off R side (B) yarn. Cut with 2” tail.

Row 31: Drag (B) yarn to peg 7, and work in stockinette from peg 7-25.   Complete row with (G) yarn, in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 32: Repeat row 31.

Row 33: Tie on (R) yarn at peg 13. Weave in stockinette on pegs 13-19. Tie, and knot. Work all other pegs with (G) yarn in stockinette skipping the (R) pegs of the hat. Hook over.

Rows 34-39: Work on pegs 13-19 with (B) yarn in stockinette. Complete each row with (G) yarn in stockinette skipping the (B) yarn.

After completing row 39, tie and knot the (B) yarn.

Row 40: Work in stockinette with (G) yarn. Cut yarn with 3” yarn tail.

Bind off with crochet hook, starting at end opposite the yarn tail, and work with 2-loop method.

Bind off at anchor yarn, starting at end opposite the yarn tail. Remove the anchor yarn. Weave in all yarn tails.

Snowflakes: Using the tapestry needle and (W) yarn, weave to cover each stitch where a snowflake is desired. Carry the yarn between the layers of knit to next location, and weave next snowflake. Only one stitch is needed for each snowflake. Once complete, just trim yarn tail and weave into the knitting.

Mist and lightly block the snowman square for a nice even look.

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Back to back weave:  White yarn is wrapped from top peg to lower peg in b/b.  The red yarn continues in stockinette stitch.

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  • So adorable! Don’t need to wait for snow to build your own “very” cute snowman. Thanks Pat

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Dec 9, 2015

Christmas Stocking Square (double knit)

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Loom Knitting Advent, Day 9, brings you another lovely double knit square! Add this beautiful intarsia design to any of your double knits!

Designed by Pat Novak

Day 9

Loom:  All-n-One Loom, set up for double knit with 1cm spacing

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Roving #5, 100% wool, hand wash and dry flat.  Natural background 1 skein, Dark Green ½ skein, Cherry red ½ skein, Aran white ½ skein, Lion Brand Homespun Holiday Green 5 yds for stripes.

N=natural, S=Spruce green, R=Red, G=green holiday, W=white.

Stitches: Stockinette and back- to- back wrap (similar to Figure 8, but not twisted), covering both front and back pegs of one stitch, working straight across from top peg to lower. Used when a design is only a single stitch or a few stitches. See photo at end of pattern.

Notions: Knit hook, Crochet hook #4 or 5, scissors, tapestry needle

Size: 10 X 10 inches completed

Gauge: 4 sts and 5 rows=1 inch

Abbreviations: R=right, L=left, b/b =back to back wrap

 

Pattern Notes:

1.Always start the square at the bottom of the graph, working from L to R. Focus only on that row, until completed.  Be sure to work the graph from Left to Right.

2.Be sure to start each row with the loom facing you. The cast on yarn tail will be on the left side. Check this before starting a new row, so the design will be correctly applied.

3.When following the graph on paper, be sure to line-out each row once it is complete as you work up the graph. You may also want to fold the printed graph over after each row, so that you are always looking at the current row. Re mark the peg numbers.

4.Try to use one continuous stockinette weave on any color that has several rows, or more than just a few stitches. Then use the b/b wrap on pegs of just a few stitches.

5.If you carry the main background color throughout the square, it will connect the colors next to it. If you choose to cut separate yarns for each color used, you will need to twist the 2 yarns together at each joint, or cut and tie the colors together. Example of this is the holly berries on cuff of stocking.

6.If you have just a few stitches of a color, best to cut a piece of the yarn, tie it into the row when needed. Leave it attached until all the stitches are complete for that color, even when it consists of several rows, then you can tie it to adjoining yarn and knot.

Once the square is complete, it is recommended to mist with warm water and block. Allow wool to dry completely before using it in your project.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 30 stitches in natural color (N) in Stockinette stitch.

Rows 1-5: Work in stockinette.

Row 6: For toe and heel areas, cut 2 strands, each 3’ long in (S) color. Tie on one yarn at peg 9, and one at peg 20, between the boards. Tie on the (R) yarn at peg 12.

Work the (S) and (R) stitches in stockinette, twisting them together at the joints. Lay these yarns down. Work the (N) yarn across the stitches in stockinette stitch, starting at peg 1, skip over the (R) and (S) and continue to end of row. Hook bottom loop over on all pegs.

Row 7: Looking at the graph, you see that the (S) sts start 2 pegs before the ones on row 6. Take the (S) and wrap pegs 7, 8, 9 and 10, twist with (R), wrap next 9 pegs with (R), twist, wrap next 4 pegs with the 2nd (S) yarn. Work in stockinette with (N) yarn starting at peg 1 and work over the (S) and (R) yarns to complete the row. Hook over all stitches.

Rows 8-11: Follow the graph working with the (N), (S), and (R) yarns.

Row 12: Cut the 2 (S) yarns leaving about 3” tails. This row is just (N) and (R) yarns. Work the pegs with the (R), and when you get to the (S) yarn tails, tie them on to the (R) to secure. Lay the tails on the knitting with 1” tails. Work the (N) yarn over the entire row in stockinette stitch. Hook over all stitches.

Rows 13-14: Follow graph with (N) and (R) yarns. Do not cut the (R) yarn.

Row 15: On peg 15, tie on the (G) holiday yarn. Work 8 stitches in (G) with b/b knit. Cut and knot. Work the (N) yarn over entire row in stockinette. Hook over.

Rows 16-17: Work the graph with (R) and (N) yarn.

Row 18: On peg 13, tie on (G) yarn and work for 9 sts in b/b knit. Finish the row with (N) yarn in stockinette.

Rows 19-21: Work with (R) and (N) yarn in stockinette.

Row 22: With (G) yarn, work in b/b knit for 11 stitches. Cut and knot. Complete the row with (N) yarn in Stockinette.

Rows 23-24: Work the graph with (R) and (N) yarns.

Row 25: Tie on (S) yarn and work in stockinette for 11 stitches. Complete row with (N) yarn in stockinette.

Row 26: Work with (R) and (N) yarns. Cut and knot the (R) yarn with 1” tail.

Row 27: Work the graph with (S) and (N) yarns. Cut and knot the (S) yarn.

Row 28: Tie on the (W) yarn at 11th peg for the top of stocking. Work in stockinette for 15 stitches. Complete the row with (N) yarn in stockinette.

Cut 2 pieces of (S) yarn about 3’ long. Cut 2 pieces of (R) yarn about 2’ long.

Row 29: Tie on one (S) yarn at peg 23. Double wrap this peg with (S) in b/b weave. Start the (W) yarn at peg 9 and work in stockinette for 17 stitches, skipping peg 23 where you have placed the (S) yarn. Complete the row with (N) yarn in stockinette.

Row 30: Tie in the (S) (2nd piece) on peg 13 and double wrap this peg in b/b weave. Tie on one piece of (R) yarn on peg 23 and double wrap. Double wrap peg 22 and 24 with the (S) yarn in b/b weave. Pick up the (W) yarn and work the pegs skipping over the (R) and (S) stitches in stockinette. Complete the row with (N) yarn in stockinette.

Row 31: Tie on the 2nd (R) yarn at peg 13 and double wrap. Wrap all pegs with the (R) and (S) yarn per the graph. Complete the row with (W) yarn and then (N) yarn in stockinette.

Row 32: Work the (R) and (S) yarn on pegs for this row. After last (R) stitch, cut and tie the (R) yarn as it is done. Complete row.

Rows 33-36: Follow the graph to complete the (R) and (S) designs. Cut and knot the yarns. Complete the rows with (W) yarn and (N) yarn in stockinette.

Row 37-40: Work all 30 stitches in (N) yarn in stockinette stitch.

Bind off with 2- loop method.

Bind off at anchor yarn and gently remove the anchor yarn. Weave in any yarn tails.

Lightly block the square and it’s ready to be a beautiful holiday accent, scarf, or afghan. You can mix it with other Holiday designs or with solid color ones.

BACK TO BACK WEAVE: Demonstrated with the white yarn. Red yarn is worked in stockinette.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • The pattern chart is not showing up at the end of the pattern.

  • Thank you for letting us know. We have added the graph.

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Dec 8, 2015

Noel Holiday Square (double knit)

 

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Loom Knitting Advent, Day 8, brings you a lovely double knit square that you can incorporate into any double knit item. 

Designed by Pat Novak

Day 8

Loom:  All-n-One Loom, set up for double knit with 1cm spacing

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Roving #5, 100% wool, hand wash and dry flat.  Aran 77008, 1 skein, gold 77615, ½ skein, Cherry red and Spruce green, aprox 1/4 skein of each.

(A)= Aran, (G)= Gold, S=Spruce green, R=Red,

 Stitches: Stockinette and Figure8 (if desired) for center section, or b/b weave for some areas of color.

Notions: Knit hook, Crochet hook #4 or 5, scissors, tapestry needle

Size: 10″ x 10″ completed

Gauge: 4 sts and 5 rows=1 inch

Abbreviations: R=right, L=left, b/b weave=back to back wrap.  Wrap back and front peg of a stitch by going straight across the loom.  Do not twist the yarn as in Figure8.  See photo at bottom of pattern.

Pattern Notes:

1. Always start the square at the bottom of the graph, working from L to R. Focus only on that row, until completed.  Be sure to work from left side of graph to right side, and from bottom to top following rows.

2. Be sure to start each row with the loom facing you. The cast on yarn tail will be on the left side. Check this before starting a new row, so the design will be correctly applied.

3. When following the graph on paper, be sure to line-out each row once it is complete. You may also want to fold the printed graph over after each row, so that you are always looking at the current row.

4. Try to use one continuous stockinette weave on any color that has several rows, or more than just a few stitches. The center of this square at the Noel rows can be done in Figure8.

5. If you carry the main background color throughout the square, it will connect the colors next to it. If you choose to cut separate yarns for each color used, you will need to twist the 2 yarns together at each joint, or cut and tie the colors together.

6. If you have just a few stitches of a color, it is best to cut a piece of the yarn, tie it into the row when needed. Leave it attached until all the stitches are complete for that color, even when it consists of several rows, then you can tie it to adjoining yarn and knot.

7. Once the square is complete, recommend to mist with warm water and block. Allow wool to dry completely before using it in your project.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 30 stitches in stockinette with (A) yarn.

Rows 1-6:  Work 6 rows in stockinette stitch.

Row 7:  Tie on (R) yarn on st 4 and wrap b/b weave on this stitch.  Tie on (S) yarn on st 5 and wrap b/b on stitch 5.  Drag (S) yarn to peg 21-22-23 and wrap b/b.  Work in (A) yarn in stockinette across row skipping the stitches covered with (R) or (S) yarn.  Hook over.

Row 8:  Follow graph.  Wrap pegs 5, 21,22,23 with (R) yarn.  Lay down yarn.  Wrap peg 6, 15-20 and 24 with (S) yarn, in b/b wrap.  Work in (A) yarn in stockinette across row skipping the stitches covered with color yarns.  Hook over all.

Row 9:  Work pegs 7-14 and 25 in (R) yarn, b/b wrap.  Wrap peg 26 with (S) yarn.  Work in (A) yarn in stockinette across row skipping the stitches  covered with color yarns.  Hook over all.

Rows 10-11:  Work 2 rows in A) yarn in stockinette.

Rows 12-26:  Work each row of Noel following the graph.  You can work all rows with Figure8 or work the (G) stitches with b/b and (A) stitches in stockinette.  It is recommended that you continue with the color, now (G) in b/b and the (A) in stockinette as this will give a more uniform appearance.  The sample was done with the Figure8 on all stitches.

Rows 27-31:  Work in stockinette with (A) yarn.

Cut (2) pieces of (S) yarn aprox 3′ long and (2) pieces of (R) yarn aprox 2′ long.

Row 32:  Tie on one piece of (S) yarn at peg 4.  Tie on one piece of (R) yarn at peg 7.  Work pegs 4-5 with (S) yarn, b/b weave.  Work pegs 7-8 with (R) yarn.  Leave the pieces attached.  Work the row in stockinette with (A) yarn skipping the pegs wrapped with the color yarns.  Hook over.

Row 33:  Tie on the 2nd (R) yarn onto peg 25 and weave that peg, b/b.  Tie on the 2nd piece of (S) yarn at peg 27 and weave that peg, b/b.  Lay yarns down.   Work pegs 4,6,8 with 1st (S) yarn.  Work peg 7 with 1st (R) yarn.  Lay yarns down.  Work row with (A) yarn in stockinette skipping all pegs with colors.

Row 34:  Work pegs 5 & 7 with (S) yarn.  Work pegs 8 & 9 with (R) yarn.  Work pegs 24 & 25 witj (R) yarn and work pegs 26 & 28 with (S) yarn.  Lay down all short yarns.  Work row in stockinette with (A) yarn on all stitches not covered with colors.  Hook over.

Row 35:  Work pegs 6 & 8 with (S) and peg 9 with (R) yarn.  Work peg 23 with (R) and pegs 24-25 & 27 with (S) yarns.  Work row in stockinette with (A) yarn on all stitches not covered with colors.  Hook over.  Cut and knot both (R) yarns as they will not be used any further.

Row 36:  Work pegs 5 & 7 with (S) yarn.  Work pegs 23 & 26 with (S) yarn.  Work row in stockinette with (A) yarn on all stitches not covered with colors. Hook over.  Cut and knot 1st (S) color as it will not be used again.

Row 37:  Work pegs 24-25 & 27 with (S) yarn b/b weave.  Work row in stockinette with (A) yarn on all stitches skipping the pegs with color.  Hook over.  Cut and knot the last (S) yarn.

Rows 38-40:  Work rows in (A) yarn in stockinette and hook over.

Bind off with basic 2- loop method.  Weave in yarn tails.

Bind off at anchor yarn with basic 2-loop method or if this is beginning of a scarf or other garment, continue with your choice of colors.

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BACK TO BACK WEAVE: Demonstrated with the white yarn. The red yarn is worked in stockinette. This basic weave allows for color stitches to be completed in just one pass on the loom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • I’m just loving all of these!

  • That’s great, as we have more coming. Enjoy the season.

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Dec 6, 2015

Red Velvet Beanie

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Our next Loom Knitting Advent project is a double brim hat!

Shield your ears from the cold with the Red Velvet Beanie, designed with a double brim hat. Designed with a fold over brim that covers the ears with a double layer, perfect for days hitting the powder!

Designed by Isela Phelps

Knitting loom: All-n-One knitting loom (80 pegs).

Yarn: Approx 200 yds of worsted weight merino wool yarn. Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal in Boysenberry color.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 10 sts x 15 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations:

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

INSTRUCTIONS2015-12-01 07.46.54 copy

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

Rnd 1-34 (approx. 5 inches): *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 35: k to the end rnd.

Rnd 36-69 (approx. 5 inches): *p2, k2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 70-85: k to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: Decrease rnd: transfer all stitches to a piece of scrap yarn. Reset knitting loom to 40 pegs. Place stitches back on the knitting loom, placing 2 stitches per peg. K to the end of rnd.

Next three rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: Decrease rnd: transfer all stitches to a piece of scrap yarn. Reset knitting loom to 20 pegs. Place stitches back on the knitting loom, placing 2 stitches per peg. K to the end of rnd.

Next two rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Day 6

 

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  • How is it, Isela, has gotten MORE beautiful over the years? I’ll have what she’s having, lol!

    Beautiful hat, too!!!

  • Thank you Alyna!

  • How would I Convert this to a1/2 gauge loom? How any pegs?

  • Use the gauge that is provided and then try to match it to your loom. You could also use the regular number of pegs that you use for a hat in your 1/2 gauge and follow the stitch pattern. The stitch pattern is a multiple of 4 (*k2, p2), worked for about 5 inches, then one round of knit, then again the ribbing as in the beginning, except reversed (*p2, k2), knit for 5 inches, then a few rounds in stockinette. Then bind off.

  • TY for responding! Will give it. Try!

  • You’re welcome!

  • i wonder, what CO method did you use?

  • The ewrap cast on. After completing the project, I tightened up the cast on. However, you can use whatever cast on you prefer.

  • did u use regular knit stitch? what do u think about using the uknit? did u reverse rib to p2k2 just for design. thanks

  • Regular Knit Stitch. If you want to substitute with the uknit stitch, you can do it, however, the item may be smaller. The reverse rib (p2,k2) was done so that when you flip over the brim, the knits sit inside the purls of the bottom layer.

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Dec 5, 2015

Christmas Bead Tree Ornament

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Loom Knitting Advent Day 5 brings you easy, quick, and fun bead tree ornaments!

Designed by Renita Harvey

Loom: 32 Peg Loom or  Sock Loom 2

Yarn:  10 yrds worsted or bulky weight yarn, Yarn Bee Fetching Chunky in Emeraux and Diamond used in samples, and  20″ of metallic crochet thread, J.P. Coats Metallic Knit-Cro-Sheen in White/Silver and Gold/Gold used in samples

Beads:  12 – 15 beads to match, 2 samples use novelty glass Christmas beads, 3rd sample uses clear acrylic faceted beads in sizes 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm

Notions:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, beading needle

Size:  5 – 6″ tall depending on size of beads used, 3″ wide, 1/2″ thick

Abbreviations

K:  Knit

P:  Purl

S:  Slip

INSTRUCTIONS

Chain cast on 3 pegs.

R1:  S1, K2

R2:  S1, P1, K1

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until ribbon is approximately 21″ long.

Bind off using the basic bind off method.

Weave in ends with tapestry needle.

ASSEMBLY

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Fold the knit ribbon starting with the bottom 3″ wide.

Continue to fold with each branch narrower than the one below.

 

 

 

 

 

Place the beads between each branch of the ribbon.tree2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thread the beading needle with the crochet thread.

 

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Thread 1 strand of the thread through the smallest bead at the bottom as an anchor.tree4

 

 

 

 

 

tree5Thread both strands of the thread through the next bead

 

 

 

 

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Continue threading the crochet thread through the next bead and then through the middle of the next branch until all is strung.

Thread last bead on top and knot above the top bead.

Make hanger by making another knot about 2″ above the top bead, string 1 last bead, and knot thread above the bead.

 

 

 

Day 5

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  • What a great idea Renita. They are soo adorable! Quick and easy to make too!

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Dec 4, 2015

Mistletoe Mittens (double knit)

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Designed by Pat Novak, Knit by Unknown knitter

Loom: All-n-One Loom set up for double knit with 1cm spacer

Stitches: Rib Stitch and Stockinette

Yarn:  Plymouth Encore Chunky wool/acrylic blend.  1 skein of red and 1/2 skein multi pink. Or, use any wool/acrylic #6 yarn of choice in 2 colors.  (R)=red, (M)=Multi

Notions: Knit hook, crochet hook, large sewing needle, (2) heavy duty stitch holders for thumbs

Size: Youth small and (medium adult) Youth- Folded Mitten: cuff to top=10”   Width at bottom of thumb=4.5”  Thumb length=3”  Cuff width=3.5”

Gauge: 3 sts and 5 rows=1”

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 22 (26) stitches in stockinette with (M) yarn. Place anchor yarn.

Work (6) rows in rib stitch.

Tie on (R) yarn at 2nd stitch. Cut and knot (M) yarn.

Work 8 (10) rows in rib stitch with (R) yarn.

Change to stockinette and work (2) rows.

Next row, increase one stitch each end.

Work row in stockinette.

Work 3 (4) additional rows in stockinette.

 

Increase Row:

You will increase 6 (8) times across row. This means you need to shuffle all the loops on your pegs over to create 6 (8) open pegs. Move loops outward on pegs 3, 7, and 12 ( and 14 for larger size) on left side of loom, creating open pegs. Do the same thing on right side. Do this to both boards.   Pick up loops from previous row on pegs adjacent to open pegs and place the loops onto the open pegs. You now have 6 (8) additional stitches.

Work the 30 (36) stitches for 2 (4) additional rows.

Thumb Opening:

Slip center 10 stitches onto a stitch holder, one for each board. Drop the holders with loops secured, thru the boards, so that the holders are below the boards. Shift the 10 (13) loops of each side together, so that they are adjacent to each other in center. Do this slowly and carefully as it is important.

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At center of loom, lift loop on peg 10 and 11. Place loop 10 on peg 11. Place loop 11 on peg 10. Do this to both boards. This twist will reinforce the thumb, and pull the stitches together.  Larger size, use the loops on pegs 11 and 12.

Work additional 12 (16) rows in stockinette.

 

 

Decrease Row:

Decrease (1) stitch each end. Simply place first and last stitch, on each board, onto adjacent pegs so that these pegs now have 2 loops and there are new empty peg at each end of loom.

At center, place (2) center loops onto the adjacent pegs, one to right and one to left.

This creates (2) open pegs in center.

Work row in stockinette, skipping the open pegs in center of loom. Hook over all stitches, and work the pegs with 2 loops as one.   All pegs will have just one loop.

Move loops over to center with no open pegs.

Repeat the decrease row.

Hook over, so that all pegs have just one loop.

Shift all loops over to meet the other set of loops, so that they are adjacent, with no open pegs.

Repeat the decrease row (2) additional times.

Shift all loops on one board over to meet the other set of loops on opposite board.

You have 2 loops on all pegs on one board. Bind off by lifting both loops and pulling 2 loops thru 2 loops. Knot at end of board. Remove from loom.

Thumb Finishing:

Place the (10) thumb loops back onto the boards from the stitch holders. This will be tight, so you may want to pull up on all 10 loops on each stitch holder to loosen them up before trying to transfer them back to loom.

Be sure to place them directly across, so that both pegs of each stitch are lined up.

Tie in yarn (R) to 2nd inside stitch.

Work in stockinette for 2 (3) rows.

Tie on (M) yarn. Cut (R) yarn and knot.

Work in stockinette for 6 (8) rows with (M) yarn.

Decrease all stitches by placing loop 1 onto 2 and 3 onto 4, and 5 onto 6, 7 onto 8, and 9 onto 10. This leaves 2 loops on every other peg and an empty peg between. Hook over, one over one.

Move all loops together, so that there are no empty pegs.

Cut yarn with a 10” tail for sewing the thumb.

Thread yarn tail onto sewing needle. To remove the mitten from loom, transfer the loops onto the yarn tail. Hold loops on yarn and remove the loom.

Bind Off at anchor yarn with 2-loop method or crochet across the loops for even edge.

Sewing:

Fold mitten over.

Sew thumb with yarn tail, easing the top edges to a rounded finish.

Secure well at base of thumb.

Sew mitten with matching yarn for each section of mitten, easing in the top for a nice oval shape. Continue sewing to close in the mitten.

Tuck in all yarn tails.

Repeat all for the 2nd mitten.

Day 4

 

 

 

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  • These are precious! I can’t wait to knit some for the grand kids and a pair for me as well. These Advent knitting patterns are just the greatest idea…thanks for doing this for us!

  • These are AWESOME!!! I really need to try this!!!

  • If I wanted to make these larger, for men, what would you recommend?

  • Thanks, Jacquelyn. The mitts were actually knit by an Unknown knitter. I just wrote the pattern for everyone to share. They will now be donated in our Holiday program for American Vets and Homeless children. We will be shipping about Dec 20 to these organizations.

  • Hi Alyna, The cuff is plenty large for woman or man in the adult size, but it can be enlarged with cast on of 28 stitches. You can make the palm longer by working a few more rows before the thumb opening. Then, when you do the increase row, you an add another 2 or 4 increases. You can also make the finger area longer by working more rows before the decrease rows. Just be sure you start your mitten in center of the loom so you will have plenty of room for the increases. If you add another 2 inc to the increase row, and another 2 to the cast on, you will be working on 40 pegs until the decrease starts.

  • Hi Catherine, I know you’ll have fun with this, as it’s easy and fun. Thanks, Pat

  • These mitts look so soft and cozy. I love the pattern name, too!

  • Hi Jenny, Thanks. They just made me think of mistletoe. Have a great holiday.

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Dec 3, 2015

Ripple Socks


socks_multi3Loom Knitting Advent Day 3 brings you a pair of warm and colorful socks!

Skiing and snowboarding season is here! Keep those toes nice and toasty with a pair of handknit wool socks.  Worked in bright and colorful Noro yarn.

Designed by Isela Phelps

Knitting loom:Sock Loom 2, 36 pegs.

Yarn: Approx 320 yards of worsted weight wool yarn. Noro Kureyon color 274 was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size 8 (to hold stitches to close the toe)

Gauge: 8 sts x 13 rows in 2 inches

Size: Designed to fit loosely, to be worn with an extra pair of socks under for cold winter days. Fits a US size 8.5 women’s as shown.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

rnd(s)=round(s)

st(s)=stitch(es)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

LEG

CO 36 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-12: *p2, k2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Next 16 rnds: follow Ripple Rib Stitch Chart.

Rep last 16 rnds: 2 more times.

Place stitch markers on pegs 1 and 20. The heel (and sole) is worked on the first half of the pegs; the instep is worked on the remainder second half of the pegs. The heel (and sole) is worked in stockinette, the instep will continue with Ripple Rib Stitch pattern.

BEGIN HEEL

Work a short row heel over 20 (see below for step by step instructions on short-row heel).

INSTEP & SOLE

Next 16 rnds: k20 (on pegs with a loop and  wrap, treat both the wrap and the loop as one stitch and knit them together), cont with Ripple Rib Stitch Chart on next 16 sts.

Rep last 16 rnds, until sole measures 7.5  (or 2 inches less than desired foot length) inches from heel.

TOE

Rep short-row heel instructions.

CLOSING

Seam the toe with the kitchener stitch.

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Short Row Heel over 20 pegs (Pegs 1 through peg 20)

Row 1: Knit from peg 1 to peg 19. Wrap and turn peg 20.

Row 2: Knit from peg 19 to peg 2. Wrap and turn peg 1.

Row 3: Knit from peg 2 to peg 18. Wrap and turn peg 19.

Row 4: Knit from peg 18 to peg 3. Wrap and turn peg 2.

Row 5: Knit from peg 3 to peg 17. Wrap and turn peg 18.

Row 6: Knit from peg 17 to peg 4. Wrap and turn peg 3.

Row 7: Knit from peg 4 to peg 16. Wrap and turn peg 17.

Row 8: Knit from peg 16 to peg 5. Wrap and turn peg 4.

Row 9: Knit from peg 5 to peg 15. Wrap and turn peg 16.

Row 10: Knit from peg 15 to peg 6. Wrap and turn peg 5.

Row 11: Knit from peg 6 to peg 14. Wrap and turn peg 15.

Row 12: Knit from peg 14 to peg 7. Wrap and turn peg 6.

Row 13: Knit from peg 7 to peg 13. Wrap and turn peg 14.

Row 14: Knit from peg 13 to peg 8. Wrap and turn peg 7.

Row 15: Knit from peg 8 to peg 14 (treat the wrap and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 15.

Row 16: Knit from peg 14 to peg 7 (treat the wrap and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 6.

Row 17: Knit from peg 7 to peg 15 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 16.

Row 18: Knit from peg 15 to peg 6 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together).
Wrap and turn peg 5.

Row 19: Knit from peg 6 to peg 16 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 17.

Row 20: Knit from peg 17 to peg 5 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 4.

Row 21: Knit from peg 5 to peg 17 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 18.

Row 22: Knit from peg 17 to peg 4 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 3.

Row 23: Knit from peg 4 to peg 18 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 19.

Row 24: Knit from peg 18 to peg 3 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 2.

Row 25: Knit from peg 3 to peg 19 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 20.

Row 26: Knit from peg 19 to peg 2 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 1.

 

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  • Great pair of socks!! My son and daughter-in-law (live in Germany) will love them this winter. Thanks for another great pattern Isela!

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Dec 2, 2015

Wintergreen Cowl

Wintergreen Cowl

Loom Knitting Advent Day 2 brings you a lovely cowl!

The Wintergreen cowl promises a toasty embrace and protected ears with its scalloped edge. Worked in luxurious Malabrigo yarn that provides warmth and softness.

Designed by Isela Phelps

Knitting loom: (6) Zippy, (2) connectors, (4) corners.

Yarn: 80 yards of Super Bulky weight wool yarn. Malabrigo yarn in Solis was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle

Gauge: 3.5sts x 4 rows=4 inches in stockinette

Size: L: 13.75 x 9.5 width inches

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

yo=Yarn over (ewrap the empty peg)

CDD=Centered double decrease. Decreasing from 3 stitches down to 1. It is over 3 pegs, pegs are numbered as follows: PEG 3, PEG 2, PEG 1 (Peg 1 is on the right and peg 3 on the left). Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Take working yarn behind peg 1 and peg 2, knit peg 3. Move stitch from peg 3 over to peg 2. Lift bottommost two stitches (loops) up and off the peg.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 28 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 2: p to the end of rnd.

Rnd 3: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *yo, k5, CDD, k5, yo, k1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 3 and Rnd 4: 4 more times.

Next 12 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: p to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: p to the end of rnd.

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

Day 2

6 Comments

  • Beautiful Isela. You do such great work. What a neat idea to have edges that will also cover the ears. The way the weather is starting off, sure it will come in handy. Really pretty!!!

  • Beautiful cowl, beautiful yarn, and extra beautiful girly! :) Love the cozy ears idea!

  • Is there a downloadable PDF for this pattern?

  • No, no PDF of this one. Most of them won’t have a PDF. The previous pattern had a PDF due to the large chart that was included.

  • oh okay. Thank you!

  • Kim,

    if you look underneath the post (before the comments), where it says “share this post,” there are a bunch of icons after that phrase. The last or next to the last icon should look like a printer icon.

    Click that icon and it will pull up a “print friendly” window with this pattern. Then Click on the PDF icon, second from the left on the top. That will generate another window and, once generated, you can click “download pdf.”

    That will download a printer friendly (without all the sidebar stuff) pdf of this pattern or any of the patterns on this blog.

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Dec 1, 2015

Celebration Scarf

 

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Let’s bring in the holidays with a beautiful double knit scarf, perfect for the chilly weather! Its beautiful design will have you reaching for your knitting loom and casting on.

Designed by: Jacquelyn Darragh

Loom: All-in-One Loom set up for double knit with 1cm spacing

Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn, sample uses Vanna’s Choice.  170 yards/100 grams per skein (100% Acrylic);

3 skeins Cranberry, 1 skein White.  Or use any worsted weight yarn preferred.  (W)=white   (C)=cranberry

Stitches: Stockinette, Rib, and back-to-back weave.  Work in stockinette unless the pattern says to work in rib or back-to- back weave (basic weave)

Notions: Knitting hook, Crochet hook size 5/F, large sewing needle

Size: 9 x 64 inches

Gauge:  4 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch

Pattern notes:  You may want to number your pegs as it is a little easier to follow the chart. To mark the loom, lay painter’s masking tape along the wood next to the pegs on both boards.  Use a fine-point pen or Sharpie and just number from 1 to 35 for the width of scarf.

Work the scarf in the center of the knitting board rather than at the ends.

Always wrap the pegs with the (W) yarn first.   This creates the pattern.  Then you will fill in all the rest of the pegs that were not wrapped using (C).

Work the chart from bottom, and work up the scarf.  Print a copy of the pattern.  After completing each row, draw line thru the row, or fold over the pattern paper so that the current row is easy to see.  Written instructions are also included.

Back-to-back weave:  This is an easy way to work stitches that are just a few in number within a row.  When you are working in stockinette for the main color of each row, the extra color stitches may be worked with a single pass.  Similar to working in Figure8, only without the twist of the ‘8’.  So wrap the yarn around both pegs of the stitch, front to back, going straight across the boards.  This can also add a bit of highlight effect to stitches.  In this pattern, it is used to simplify with just a single pass rather than doing the stockinette weave.  See photo at end of pattern.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 35 stitches with (C) in Stockinette stitch, using anchor yarn of a contrasting color.  It will be removed.

Rows  1 – 7:  Work in Rib stitch.

Row 8:  Work in Stockinette stitch.

Row 9:  Tie on (W) yarn and wrap the stitches in back- to- back weave.  This will be on stitches 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, and 34.  Each stitch will be wrapped on front and back pegs.  Weave (C) yarn on all the remaining pegs in stockinette, skipping the pegs where you have placed the (W) yarn.  Hook over.  Do not cut the (W) yarn.

Row 10:  Weave stockinette stitch on all pegs in (C).  Just carry the (W) yarn through the center of the board; no need to tie off until after row 19.

Row 11: Weave (W) on rows 2 to 34 in stockinette.  Weave in (C), back-to-back on peg 1 and loosely carry the yarn to peg 35.   Hook over.

Row 12: In basic, work (W) yarn on both sides of the pegs for 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30, and 32.  Wrap (C) yarn in stockinette on all the pegs not wrapped in (W).  Hook over.

Row 13:  Work (W) in basic on pegs 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20 21 23, 24, 26 28, 29 31, 32, and 34.  Wrap (C) on all the remaining pegs and hook over.

Row 14: In basic, work (W) yarn on both sides of the pegs for 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30, and 32.  Weave (C) yarn in stockinette not wrapped in (W) and hook over.

Row 15: Weave (W) on rows 2 to 34 in stockinette.  Wrap back-to-back on peg 35 than loosely carry the yarn to peg 1 in (C).  Hook over.

Row 16:  Work row in (C) yarn in stockinette stitch, leaving (W) yarn attached.  Hook over.

Row 17:  Work in (W) yarn in basic weave on pegs 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, and 34.  Wrap (C) on all the remaining pegs in stockinette skipping the pegs where you have placed the (W) yarn.  Hook over.

Row 18:  Wrap (W) in basic on pegs 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, and 33.  Wrap (C) on all the remaining pegs in stockinette skipping the pegs where you have placed the (W) yarn. Hook over.

Row 19:  Wrap (W) in basic on pegs 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, and 34.  Wrap (C) on all the remaining pegs in stockinette  skipping the pegs where you have placed the (W) yarn.  Hook over.  Tie and knot the (W) yarn in between your pegs leaving a 5” yarn tail.

Rows 20-26:  Work 7 rows in stockinette with (C) yarn.

Row 27:  Tie on (W) in the center of the knitting near peg 17.  Work pegs 15, 17, 19, and 21 in (W) in basic weave.  Work the remaining pegs in (C).  Hook over.

Row 28: Work pegs 13, 16, 20, and 23 in (W) in basic weave.  Work all remaining pegs in (C). Hook over.

Row 29: Work pegs 11, 13, 14, 17, 19 22, 23, and 25 in (W) in basic.  Work the remaining pegs in (C) and hook over.

Row 30:  Work pegs 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, and 26 in (W) in basic.  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 31:  Work pegs 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20 21, 22, 23, 25, and 27 in (W) in basic.  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 32:  Work pegs 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, and 28 in (W) in basic.  Wrap the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 33: Work pegs 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, and 29 in (W) in basic.  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 34: Work pegs 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 21 in (W) in basic.  Wrap the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 35: Work pegs 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 in (W) in basic.  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 36: Work pegs 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 in (W).  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 37: Work pegs 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 15, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31 in (W).  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 38: Work pegs 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30 in (W).  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 39: Work pegs 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 and 31 in (W).  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 40: Work pegs 6, 8, 16, 18, 20, 28 and 30 in (W).  Work the rest in (C) yarn and hook over.

Start each row with (W) yarn on sts indicated.  Complete each row with (C) in stockinette:

Row 41: 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 and 31

Row 42: 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30

Row 43: 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 15, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31

Row 44: 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29

Row 45: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30

Row 46: 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 2

Row 47:  7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, and 29

Row 48:  8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, and 28

Row 49:  9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20 21, 22, 23, 25, and 27

Row 50:  10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, and 26

Row 51: 11, 13, 14, 17, 19 22, 23, and 25

Row 52:  3, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, and 33

Row 53:  15, 17, 19, and 21

Row 54:  3, 18, and 33

Row 55:  10, 18, and 26

Row 56:  3, 11, 18, 25 and 33

Row 57:  12, 17, 19, and 24

Row 58:  3, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 30 and 33

Row 59:  5, 6, 7, 12, 17, 19, 24, 29, 30, and 31

Row 60:  3, 6, 11, 16, 18, 20, 25, 30 and 33

Row 61:  6, 11, 15, 16, 18, 21, 25, and 30

Row 62:  3, 9, 12, 13, 14, 18, 22, 23, 24, 27, and 33

Row 63:  6, 18, and 30

Row 64: 3, 9, 18, 27, and 33

Row 65:  6, 12, 18, 24 and 30

Row 66:  3, 6. 9, 18, 27, 30, and 33

Row 67: 12, 18, and 24

Row 68:  3, 6. 9, 15, 18, 21, 27, 30, and 33

Row 69:  3, 6. 12, 18, 24, 30, and 33

Row 70:  2 thru 34

Row 71:  2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, and 34.  Tie (W) yarn and cut.

Row 72:  2 thru 34

Rows 73-83:  Work 11 rows in stockinette stitch, (C) yarn.

Row 84:  Tie (W) yarn near peg 4.  Work pegs 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, and 32 in basic.  Work all other pegs in (C).  Hook over.   Tie (W) yarn and cut.

Rows 85-95:  Work 11 rows in stockinette stitch in (C) yarn.

Row 96:  Tie on (W) yarn near peg 6.  Work pegs 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, and 30 in basic.  Wrap all other pegs in (C).  Hook over and tie (W) yarn and cut.

Rows 97-107:  Work 11 rows in stockinette stitch, (C) yarn.

Row 108: Repeat Row 84.

Rows 109 – 119: Work 11 rows in stockinette with (C) yarn.

Row 120: Repeat row 96.

Rows 121 – 131: Work 11 rows in stockinette stitch, (C) yarn.

Row 132: Repeat row 84.

Rows 133 – 143: Work 11 rows in stockinette stitch, (C) yarn.

Row 144: Repeat row 96.

Rows 145 – 155: Work 11 rows in stockinette, (C) yarn.

Row 156: Repeat row 84.

Rows 157 – 167: Work 11 rows in stockinette, (C) yarn.

Row 168: Repeat row 96.

Rows 169 – 179: Work 11 rows in stockinette, (C) yarn.

Row 180: Repeat row 84.

Rows 181 – 191: Work 11 rows in stockinette, (C) yarn.

NOTE:  If you want your scarf shorter or longer, this would be the place to make adjustments.  Take one or more rows of the solid Stockinette out to make the scarf shorter, or add one or more rows in between the “stars” to make it longer.

The scarf is a mirror image so that you can take the pattern upside down if you’re using the chart.

Row 192: Repeat row 72.

Row 193: Repeat row 71.

Row 194: Repeat row 70.

Row 195: Repeat row 69.

Rows 196-255: Continue to repeat the rows in reverse.  It will probably be exceedingly easier to use the chart and check off each row as you go.

Row 256: Work 1 row in stockinette, (C) yarn.

Rows 257 – 263:  Work in rib stitch.

Row 264:  Work 1 row in stockinette, (C) yarn.

Bind off loosely and finish ends with crochet hook in 2-loop method.  Remove anchor yarn. Weave in ends and yarn tails.  Enjoy the holiday season in this gorgeous and warm scarf!

Back to back weave in photo.  When working in stockinette, and the pattern calls for a few stitches in back to back, we just weave the yarn around back peg and straight down to front peg, of one stitch.  This results in a single pass simplifying the change of colors.  In this photo, the red yarn is done in Stockinette and the white yarn is done in back-to-back weave or basic weave.  This is an easy way to adjust the pegs to be wrapped in each row.

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Click here for PDF that includes Chart

Day 1

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  • Beautiful! Do we get to know the very talented designers, or will they be kept a mystery? The scarf is very lovely, congratulations to the designer.

  • Thank you Sue for pointing that out. We will add the names of the designers, they are all part of the KB Team. The Celebration Scarf was designed by the talented, double knit guru, Jacquelyn Darragh.

  • On Facebook some one asked what the back to back weave is. Does it mean make the pattern white pegs done first in stockinette and then come back on all skipped pegs in red with the stockinette wrap? Could you explain it in the comments. I had not heard it called ‘weave’ before either.

  • Beautiful! Thank you so much for the pattern — it truly is lovely and I can’t wait to try it! Can you please explain what is meant by “wrap the stitches in a back-to-back weave” in row 9? Thank you so much.

  • Exquisite! I really love the contrasting red and white, and what a beautiful design! :)

  • Hi ! but I don’t know what they mean with “back to back” or “basic weave”. Can’t find an explanation anywhere. Can anybody explain this?

  • Hi, the instruction for the back to back weave has been added to the pattern for the holiday scarf. But it is worked like a Figure8 without the twist. Just weave both pegs of a double stitch by wrapping the yarn, straight across around both pegs. It was used to simplify the color stitches when there were just a few in each row.

  • I am very much a beginner. When doing the rib stitch for the first rows I have 2 rows at end rather than one. Do I just wrap 34 individually and then start back from 35 to 33?

  • I am with jefferie rib stitch doesn’t work at the end of the row dont know how to fix this problem

  • Hi, Usually when doing the rib stitch, we use an even amount of stitches. However, this is not always required especially when you are doing just a few rows before beginning a design. In the case of this beautiful scarf, the design of the Christmas balls and ribbons was the primary goal. So, you start the rib stitch on peg 1 top to peg 3 bottom and work across the pegs. When you get to the end of the row, you are taking the yarn from top peg 33 to bottom peg 35. Wrap around and go back up to peg top 35. Wrap pegs 34 top and bottom, and then continue the rib stitch, back to beginning.

  • Pat thank you so much for the update i am looking forward to making this scarf i hope it turns out as beautiful as the sample

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Nov 27, 2015

Zippy Christmas Stocking

Zippy Christmas Stocking with logo

The stockings were hung, the music is playing, the food is cooking, and you are surrounded by all your loved ones. Knit your loved ones an heirloom stocking that they will be honored to display.

Materials

Knitting Loom: (4) Zippys,  (4) Corners, 20 pegs.

Yarn: 160 yds (main color) in super bulky weight; sample used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA in Tampa Spice. 15 yards (contrasting color) in super bulky weight; sample used Lion Brand in Houston Cream (2 strands as one).

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 knitting needles size 11 for use in closing the toe.

Gauge:  5.5 sts x 9 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Size: 19 inches long by 7 inches wide

Abbreviations

K= knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Rep=Repeat

Rnd(s)=Rounds

St(s)=stitch(es)

W&T=Wrap and Turn. Lift the loop that is currently on the peg, wrap the peg with the working yarn by taking the working yarn to the inside of the loom, then wrapping around the peg so the working yarn ends to the front of the peg, place the loop back on the peg).

INSTRUCTIONS

Use 2 strands throughout the project.

Cast on 20 sts, prepare to work in the round.

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

Rnd 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 5-24: k to the end of rnd.

Heel: Worked as short-rows over the first 10 pegs.Zippy Christmas Stocking Chart

*Row 1: Knit from peg 1-9, W&T peg 10.

Row 2: Knit from peg 9 to peg 2, W&T peg 1.

Row 3: Knit from peg 2 to peg 8, W&T peg 9.

Row 4: Knit from peg 8 to peg 3, W&T peg 2.

Row 5: Knit from peg 3 to peg 7, W&T peg 8.

Row 6: Knit from peg 7 to peg 4, W&T peg 3.

Row 7: Knit from peg 4 to peg 8 (lift all the loops on peg 8 as one loop).

Row 8: Knit from peg 7 to peg 3 (lift all the loops on peg 3 as one loop).

Row 9: Knit from peg 4 to peg 9 (lift all the loops on peg 9 as one loop).

Row 10: Knit from peg 8 to peg 2 (lift all the loops on peg 2 as one loop).

Row 11: Knit from peg 3 to peg 10 (lift all the loops on peg 10 as one loop). W&T peg 11.

Row 12: Knit from peg 10 to peg 1 (lift all the loops on peg 1 as one loop). W&T peg 20. *

Heel complete: work in the round from this point forward.

Next 12 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Repeat instructions from * to *

Lift bottommost loop off peg 11 and peg 20.

Transfer stitches to knitting needles and close toe with the Kitchener Stitch.

Using contrasting color yarn and the double stitch technique, embroider the tree over the center 9 stitches of the side of the leg. Chart shows the 9 stitches and 15 rows that it covers.

 

Chart

 

 

7 Comments

  • This is just the cutest stocking ever! I don’t have Zippy yet, so I’m going to have to get on board. This also looks like you could just whip some of these darling’s up for my mantel, friends and shut-ins for a really special holiday treat. What great idea!

  • Thank you Jacquelyn! It was a speedy project and so much fun to play with double stitching technique.

  • What does the abbreviation md stand for. Is there a video on the wrap and turn, I just can’t visualize it.

  • I love the stocking, it is beautiful!

  • Robin, where is the md abbreviation? I can’t find it.

    Here is a video that shows how to create a heel using the W&T https://youtu.be/PbPyovyRJ5k

  • Thank you Robin!

  • rnd = r n d = round (looks like m d)

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Nov 20, 2015

Shelby the Shelf Elf

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The holiday season at last has come, the shopping and planning has now begun, but soon we’re so hectic with all of our plans, our fistfuls of hair match our barked out commands. 

When the pot boils over and the last nerve is wrung,  there’s someone who’ll help, someone who’ll come. 

He sits up high, perched on a shelf, awaiting that moment when you yell out a “Help!”

No worries, as Shelby has all in hand; he’ll mind the children and butter your pans, he’ll wrangle dust bunnies, with a sure and quick hand, and even frost all those gingerbread mans.

Never fear… sweet relief is near…
Shelby the Shelf Elf now is here! 

 

Knitting loom: KB Sock Loom 2 (KB All-n-One Loom could also be used).

Yarn: 1 each (or portion of 1 skein each) Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (170 yrds per skein,  #4 worsted weight, 100% acrylic) in the following colors: fisherman, cranberry, kelly green, white, taupe mist and mustard.

Notions: 2 wiggle eyes or other substitute, sewing needle and embroidery floss or thinner weight yarn (for stitching on face details), craft glue, craft felt in blue and white, polyfill stuffing, beans/rice/some other type of weighted items for base of elf’s body, Press and Seal plastic wrap (or whatever is preferred to secure rice/beans: see Finishing Steps), loom tool, 5mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc), stitch markers, scissors, knitting pins, yarn needle, row counter.

Gauge: 9 stitches and 14.5 rows per 2”

Finished  Measurements:

Width:  6″

Height sitting:  9.5″

Height unfolded: 21″

Skills Needed: E-wrap, Knit/U-stitch, Purl, Double Wrap Short Row Method (shown in video links and step by steps below), Drawstring CO, Half Hitch CO (or CO of your choice), Gather BO, and Basic BO, embroidery techniques.

Abbreviations:

CO: cast on

EW: E-wrap

K: knit stitch/U-stitch

P: purl stitch

KO: knit off

St(s): stitches

WY: working yarn

BO: Bind off

W&T: wrap and turn

Pattern Notes:

This pattern uses 1 strand of yarn held throughout.

Video Tutorials and Web Tools:

Drawstring Cast On

Heel and Toe Part 1 & Part 2

Pattern Instructions:

Head~

-Wrap a length of skin color (sample uses fisherman) once around the loom and cut at this point. Set aside.

Set loom to 42 pegs. Using the skin color, Drawstring CO to all of the pegs to work in the round. **Note: do not cinch in CO until instructed.

-K 35 rounds.

-Decrease 4 stitches on each end, moving loops and slider to fill in empty pegs.  K the remaining 34 sts, working 2 over 1 on pegs with 2 loops.  Cut WY.

-Using the length of skin color cut at the beginning, work one Gathered Row.  Leave ends to outside of work, and do not cinch in until later.

Gathered Row-

(Example of how to work a Gathered Row…simply work yarn in front and behind of pegs, so that this row can be easily gathered later on. KO all pegs with 2 loops.)

Body~

-Adding red color (sample uses cranberry), K 50 rounds.

-Panel knit on only pegs 1-12 for 16 rows.

-Basic BO loosely on only pegs 1-12. Wrap WY around loom once and cut here.

-Add new length of red yarn and Basic BO remaining pegs 13-34. Wrap WY around loom once and cut here.

Shelby parts

Legs~

-Set loom to 16 pegs and using red yarn, CO and prepare to work in the round.

-K 80 rounds.  Cut WY.

-*Using green color (sample uses kelly green), K 2 rounds.

-Using white, K 2 rounds.  (No need to cut yarns between uses, simply bring next color up without pulling tension too tightly.)

-Repeat from * once more.

-Pick up green and prepare to turn the heel. Step by Step instructions are listed at the bottom of this pattern. *Use separate instructions for right and left legs, so that the stripe “jogs” can be put to the inside when seaming legs to body.

The heels will be turned using 8 pegs, and W&T’ed until 2 pegs are left unwrapped.

-Once the heel has been turned and the entire round is completed, K one more round with green.

-Pick up white and K 2 rounds.
-Pick up the green and K 2 rounds.

-Pick up the white and K 2 rounds.  Cut white yarn only.

-Pick up the green and K 1 round.

-Decrease 4 stitches, evenly spaced across the 16 pegs, moving loops and slider to fill in empty pegs.  K the remaining 12 sts, working 2 over 1 on pegs with 2 loops.

-Decrease 4 stitches, evenly spaced across the remaining 12 pegs, moving loops and slider to fill in empty pegs.  K the remaining 8 sts, working 2 over 1 on pegs with 2 loops.  (*Note: the spacing of the loom makes this part just a bit tricky. Simply place 4 loops on the slide and 4 loops on the end pegs and squeeze slider as far in as possible while knitting.)

-K 4 rounds.

-Gather BO.  Pull all threads to inside.

-Make 2.

christmas-holly-clip-art-Arms~

-Prepare to panel knit using 12 pegs.

-*Using green, CO and K 2 rows.

-Add white and K 2 rows.

-Repeat from * for a total of 48 rows.

-Cut white yarn only.

-Using green, K 12 rows.

-Pull up the loops from row 1 of the previous 12 rows up onto their corresponding pegs, the same as when creating the brim of a hat. KO on all pegs.

-Wrap green around loom once and cut here.

-Add skin color and K 6 rows.

-HHCO onto 2 pegs before peg 1.  K12, HHCO onto 2 pegs after peg 12.  There will now be 16 pegs being worked.

-Thumb Row: K pegs 16-7.  Panel knit on pegs 7-10 only for 10 rows.  K pegs 6-1 to complete the row.

-K 10 rows.

-Gather BO all pegs.  Seam sides of thumb, then sides of hand.  Use green tail to seam sides of arm together, but do not cut yarn at end of seam.

-Make 2.

Ears & Nose~

-CO with skin color using 7 pegs to work as a flat panel.

-K 4 rows.

-Move loops from pegs 2 & 6 in one peg towards center. Move end loops in one peg to fill in gaps. K 2 loops over 1 in next row.

-K 2 rows.

-Move loops from pegs 3 & 5 in one peg towards center. Move end loops in one peg to fill in gaps. K 1 row, knitting 3 loops over 1 on peg 4 in next row.

-Gather BO remaining 3 pegs.  Cinch tightly and knot.

-Make 3.

Hat~

Shelby back-Set loom to work 50 pegs in the round.  Using white, CO to all pegs.

-Rounds 1 & 2: *K, P, repeat from * to end of round.

-Round 3: instructions are broken down peg to peg below  (**Note: Popcorn: EW same peg and KO 5 times. Pull white base loop back onto peg and KO red/green loop so only white remains on peg. Pull ends of red/green at back to remove slack. Because this is for a toy and will be stitched onto the head, you may trail the red/green yarns across the back of the work between popcorns. White will be carried behind each popcorn peg.)

  • -Peg 1: Create a popcorn using red.
  • -Pegs 2-8: P, K, P, K, P, K, P using white.
  • -Peg 9: Create a popcorn using red.
  • -Pegs 10-33: rep pegs 2-9.
  • -Pegs 34-41: P, K, P, K, P, K, P, K using white.
  • -Peg 42: Create a popcorn using red.
  • -Pegs 43-50: K, P, K, P, K, P, K, P using white.

-Rounds 4 & 5: Repeat rounds 1 & 2.

-Round 6:  instructions are broken down peg to peg below 

  • -Pegs 1-4: K, P, K, P using white.
  • -Peg 5: Create a popcorn using green.
  • -Pegs 6-12: P, K, P, K, P, K, P using white.
  • -Peg 13: Create a popcorn using green.
  • -Pegs 14-37: rep pegs 6-13.
  • -Pegs 38-45: P, K, P, K, P, K, P, K using white.
  • -Peg 46: Create a popcorn using green.
  • -Pegs 47-50: K, P, K, P.

-Rounds 7 & 8: Repeat rounds 1 & 2.

-Rounds 9-14: EW using green.

-Round 15: P using red.

-Rounds 16-18: EW using white.

-Round 19: K2tog every 10 pegs as you EW knit the round using white. Move loops and slider as necessary to fill in empty pegs.

-Rounds 19-21: EW using green.

-Round 22: Repeat round 19 using green.

-Rounds 23 & 24: EW using green.

-Round 25: P using red.

-Round 26: EW using white.

-Round 27: Repeat round 19 using white, but rather than every 10 pegs, space 5 k2tog’s evenly across remaining pegs.

-Round 28: EW using white.

-Rounds 29-34: EW using green. (Repeat round 27 on rounds 30 & 33)

-Round 35: P using red.

-Rounds 36-38: EW using white.  (Repeat round 27 on round 37)

-Rounds 39-44: EW using green.  (Repeat round 27 on rounds 40 & 43)

-Round 45: P using red.

-Rounds 46-48: EW using white.  (Repeat round 27 on round 47, but only make 4 k2tog’s)

-Rounds 49-52: EW using green.  (Repeat round 27 on round 50, but only make 2 k2tog’s)

-Gather BO and cinch tightly and knot.  Create pom pom as desired and attach to end of hat point.

Finishing~

Shelby bum-Lightly and evenly stuff the legs and feet/arms and hands. Using a knitting needle or another long item to help you get the stuffing all the way down and to work out any lumps.  It is important to remember to use a light amount of stuffing throughout.

-Pin legs evenly to the base of the front side of body. Make sure you have the right and left legs in the correct position. Add the bottom of the body’s panel knit section to the base of the front, with the legs sandwiched in-between. Stitch in place through all thicknesses. Continue to stitch along the sides of the panel knit section to create a flat bum shape.

Shelby hand-knee-Using red, stitch a running stitch across knees to help them bend.

-Create a bag of beans or rice for the base of the bum to help him sit properly.  The sample used several layers of Press and Seal plastic wrap to create a bean bag type circle. Place the bag firmly into the base of the bum.

-Begin adding stuffing to the body section, first poking it down around the bag of beans/rice to cushion it a bit.  Continue to stuff the body firmly and evenly so that there are no visible lumps and the body does not bend at all.

-Once body section is completely stuffed, pull 2 ends of Gathered Row and cinch in tightly, being careful not to break yarn. Knot securely.

-Pin and stitch arms into place at shoulders, making sure they are stitched with the thumbs facing up.

-Stitch hands together at fingertips.  Overlap them just a bit, so it looks like they are resting on one another.

-Continue stuffing head in the same manner as the body: firmly & evenly.  *Tip: to create a circle shape, keep pushing stuffing to the outside of the head section, and add stuffing to the center. Do this until it is the size and shape desired.

-Pull Drawstring CO tail in tightly.  Sew across any hole that might be remaining and knot securely.  Do not cut yarn.

Shelby hair loops -Create loops of yarn for the hair (sample uses both taupe mist and mustard) by wrapping it as many times as is desired for hair thickness around your four closed fingers. Carefully remove from fingers and spread loops onto top of head, making sure that they are tipped down enough to peek out from hat brim. Use the CO tail to stitch the loops repeatedly and securely into place on head.

-Place hat on head where desired and stitch in place.  Trim hair loops so that they are single strands and frame face as desired.

Shelby face-Stitch CO edge of ears low onto sides of face in a curved shape.

-For the nose, stitch up sides of third piece to create a cone shape. Add just a tiny bit of stuffing to help hold shape. Stitch top of nose so that it is even with the top of the ears on the center of face.

-Cut the white felt into a collar shape and place at the neck with the opening at the back. Glue the ends together.

-Sample uses small pieces of blue felt circles to outline the wiggle eyes.  Both pieces are glued together, then glued onto the face.  You may find another option for eyes that you prefer better…feel free to make his personality shine through in the way you wish! :)
-Using the red/pink embroidery floss, stitch a mouth into place as desired. Using the brown floss, stitch on his eyebrows and eyelashes. Again, the attitude your elf will have depends highly upon the way you create his face. Look at photos of dolls or cartoon characters online to decide how you’d like to create his features to make him your favorite creation!  A little powdered blush works excellently brushed lightly on his cheeks and nose to give him that fresh from the cold at the North Pole rosy glow.

 

**Step by Step Double Wrap Short Row Instructions:

To wrap and turn (W&T): Remove the loop from the peg and hold it. With working yarn, simply wrap around the peg, then place the loop back on the peg.

Use the main instructions for the LEFT leg, use the instructions in the parenthesis for the RIGHT leg.  If no parenthesis are used, the main instructions apply for both left and right legs.

  • K8 (16), W&T peg 9 (1).
  • K8 to peg 1 (9), W&T peg 16 (8).
  • K7 to peg 7 (15), W&T peg 8 (16).
  • K6 to peg 2 (10), W&T peg 1 (9).
  • K5 to peg 6 (14), W&T peg 7 (15).
  • K4 to peg 3 (11), W&T peg 2 (10).
  • K3 to peg 5 (13), W&T peg 6 (14).
  • K2 to peg 4 (12), W&T peg 3 (11).

Increasing Begins: Each W&T will make a total of 3 loops on that peg (lift both wraps and loops already on W&T peg as one, then W&T), and the peg before the W&Ts will be KO 2 loops over 1, then 3 loops over 1 as the pegs increase.

  • K3 to peg 6 (14), W&T peg 7 (15).
  • K4 to peg 3 (11), W&T peg 2 (10).
  • K5 to peg 7 (15), W&T peg 8 (16).
  • K6 to peg 2 (10), W&T peg 1 (9).
  • K7 to peg 8 (16), W&T peg 9 (1).
  • K8 to peg 1 (9), W&T peg 16 (8).
  • LEFT: K16 to peg 16, knitting off 3 over 1 on pegs 9 & 16.
  • (RIGHT: K8 to peg 16. Knit off 3 over 1 on next round on pegs 1 & 8.)

Heel/Toe Video Tutorial, if needed:

Heel and Toe Part I

Heel and Toe Part 2

*To contact Bethany Dailey, simply submit a comment at the bottom of this post. :)

 

 

4 Comments

  • Bethany, Shelby is jaw dropping cute. Amazing job!

  • Awww…Shelby thanks you, Carol! ;)

  • Super cute! How very talented you are!

  • Oh, thank you, Cindy! :) I’m so glad you like him!

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Nov 17, 2015

Hooded Pixie Cowl

Great easy Zippy pattern, includes 2 versions, one for fall, and one for winter, your choice!

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Knitting Loom: (4) Zippys and (4) Corners

Yarn: Approx: 100 yards of super bulky yarn. Loops & Threads Chunky (gray) was used in 1st sample. Patons Cobbles (brown) used in 2nd sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Abbreviations:

K=e-wrap knit stitch, P=purl stitch,  CO=cast on, BBO=basic bind off,  St(s)=stitch(es)

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INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 20 sts, join to work in the round.

Round 1: k to the end of round.

Round 2: p to the end of round.

Round 3: k to the end of round.

Round 4: p to the end of round.

Round 5-10: k to the end of round

Move loop from peg 1 to peg 20. Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3. Peg 1 and Peg 2 are empty. Continue working in rows from this point forward.

Row 1: k to the end of row.

Row 2: p2, k to the last 2 sts, p2.

Repeat Row 1 and Row 2: 7 more times.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Finishing:

Mattress stitch seam the bind off edge.

Weave ends in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Comments

  • I really like these hooded cowls but not really a fan of the super bulky yarn look…is there a way to modify these patterns for my all in one loom? ie… for this pattern you just cast on for 20 stitches working in a round…what might that be for a a-i-o loom?

  • Probably the entire 106 pegs.

  • So cute!

  • Was this done with 2 strands of yarn or 1?

  • One strand.

  • If anyone tries this on the All In One loom, please leave a comment about your results and any tweaks you might have had to make to the pattern. I would love to try this sometime. I like the chunky look, but also the finer stitches. It would be fun to have an alternate way to make this.

  • Thanks for the new and very cute pattern! I am considering making this with less zippy’s and adding ears for a “bear” hood for a child. :)

  • Can’t find the corners anywhere in stores and $3 shipping for one package of corners is ridiculous.

  • Eric, the corners are not available in stores. $3 shipping is the cheapest method we can ship them.

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Nov 9, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Perky Turkey

Perky Turkey

Stuff a different sort of turkey this Thanksgiving season.  This friendly little bird will add a bit of fun to your holiday.

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Knitting Loom: KB Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Worsted weight acrylic yarn in various colors.  Sample used Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand in Taupe for main color.  Coordinating colors were Cranberry, Colonial Blue, Terracotta, Radiant Yellow, and Fern.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle with large eye, scissors, 7 mm wiggly eyes (2), fiberfill for stuffing, glue gun and hot glue, pins.

Size: About 3” tall (seated)

Gauge: Not essential for this project.

 

Techniques

Drawstring Cast-On:  Step 1: Pass the working yarn in front of peg 1.  Pass the working yarn behind peg 2.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 3.  Pass the working yarn behind peg 4.  Continue weaving the working yarn in front of and behind the pegs until the working yarn reaches peg 1 again.

Step 2:  Lay the working yarn against peg 1, above the wrap from step 1.  Knit the lower wrap over the top wrap.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 2.  Lay the working yarn against peg 3, above the wrap from step 1.  Knit the lower wrap over the top wrap.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 4.  Continue working in this manner until the working yarn reaches peg 1 again.  Cast on is now complete.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

Double E-wrap Cast-On:  Wrap the first peg twice.  With the knitting tool, pull the lower wrap past the upper wrap and over the top of the peg.  Repeat this process for each of the remaining pegs.  Cast on is now complete.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

U-wrap Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn in front of the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg.  Bend the working yarn around the peg, creating a u shaped wrap. Knit the lower stitch over the u wrap.

Slip:  For the purposes of this project, slip simply means to skip the peg.

K2tog:  Decrease- worked over two pegs.  Move the stitch from the first peg over to the second peg.  Knit both stitches on the second peg together as one.

Basic Bind Off:  Knit the first two pegs.  Move the stitch from the second peg over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  One stitch has now been bound off. Move the stitch from peg 1 to the empty peg.  This is now peg 1.  Knit the next stitch.  Move the stitch that was just knit over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  Continue working in this manner until there is one stitch left. Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail that is at least 4” long.  Wrap the yarn tail around the last peg.  Knit the last stitch over the yarn tail and pull the yarn tail out through the stitch.  Bind off is now complete.

Gathered Bind Off:  Loosely wrap the working yarn in a circle around all of the pegs that have stitches – two times.  This will ensure that the yarn tail is long enough to complete the bind off.  Cut the working yarn, then unwrap the long yarn tail from around the pegs.  Lay the yarn tail below the stitch on peg 1.  Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch.  *Lay the yarn tail below the next stitch.  Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch.  Repeat from * for all stitches on the loom.  Once all stitches have been bound, remove the knitting from the loom.  Pull on the yarn tail to cinch the opening closed (unless otherwise directed by the pattern being worked).  Bind off is now complete.

 

Instructions

Body 

With the taupe yarn, cast on 22 stitches using the drawstring cast on method.

Rounds 1-20: U-wrap knit to the end of the round.

Round 21:  K2tog, K3, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K4.  Move stitches around as needed so that there are no empty pegs.  Slide the adjustable peg rail in so that it lines up with the rest of the knitting.  There should now be a total of 18 stitches in the round.

Round 22:  U-wrap knit to the end of the round.

Round 23:  K2tog, K2, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K3.  Move stitches around as needed so that there are no empty pegs.  Slide the adjustable peg rail in so that it lines up with the rest of the knitting.  There should now be a total of 14 stitches in the round.

Round 24:  U-wrap knit to the end of the round.

Round 25:  K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog.  Move stitches around as needed so that there are no empty pegs.  Slide the adjustable peg rail in so that it lines up with the rest of the knitting.  There should now be a total of 10 stitches in the round (5 stitches on the adjustable peg rail and 5 stitches directly across from them at the end of the loom.  There will be no stitches on the side rails of the loom).

Rounds 26-30:  U-wrap knit to the end of the round.

Bind off with the gathered bind off method.  After cinching the bind off end closed, turn body inside out, then firmly stuff body with fiberfill.  Pull the yarn end from the drawstring cast on to cinch the bottom of the body closed.  Weave in the yarn end and set the body aside.

Wings (make 2)

With the taupe yarn, leave a 6” yarn tail and cast on 6 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1, 3 & 5:  Sl 1, K5.

Rows 2, 4 & 6:  Sl 1, P4, K1

Row 7:  Sl 1, K3, K2tog.

Row 8:  Sl 1, P2, K2tog.

Row 9:  Sl 1, K1, K2tog.

Row 10:  Sl 1, K2tog.

Row 11:  K2tog.

Bind off the last stitch.  Weave in the yarn tail at the top of the wing.  Set aside.

Legs (make 2)

With the taupe yarn, leave a 6” yarn tail and cast on 4 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.  Working yarn will be at peg 4.  *Pass the working yarn behind pegs 3, 2, and 1.  Knit pegs 1-4.  Repeat from * eleven times.  Switch to the terracotta yarn.  Repeat from * twice more.

Pass the working yarn behind pegs 3, 2, and 1.  ^Knit peg 1 three times.  Move the stitch from peg 1 to peg 2.  Knit the lower stitch on peg 2 over the upper stitch.  Repeat from ^ two times.

Bind off the last stitch.  Gently pull on the knitted piece to elongate the leg and set the stitches in place.  Weave in each of the yarn ends near the foot, but leave the yarn tail at the top of the leg for seaming later.  Set aside.

Feathers (make 5)

With one of the coordinating colors of yarn, leave a 6” yarn tail and cast on 4 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Odd Rows:  Sl 1, K3.

Even Rows:  Sl 1, P2, K1.

Work the above two rows until 20 rows have been knit.

Row 21:  Sl 1, K1, K2tog.

Row 22:  Sl 1, K2tog.

Row 23:  K2tog.

Bind off the last stitch.  Weave in the yarn tail at the top of the feather.  Set aside.

Beak

With the radiant yellow yarn, leave a 6” yarn tail and cast on 3 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1 & 3:  Sl 1, K2.

Rows 2 & 4:  Sl 1, P1, K1

Row 5:  Sl 1, K2tog.

Row 6:  K2tog.

Bind off the last stitch.  Weave in the yarn tail at the top of the beak.  Set aside.

Snood

With the cranberry yarn, cast on 2 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.  Working yarn will be at peg 2.  *Pass the working yarn behind peg 1.  Knit peg 1.  Pass the working yarn behind peg 2.  Knit peg 2.  Repeat from * nine times.  Move the stitch from peg 1 over to peg 2.  Knit the lower stitch on peg 2 over the upper stitch.  Bind off the last stitch.  Gently pull on the knitted piece to elongate the snood and set the stitches in place.  Weave in the yarn ends at each end of the snood.  Set aside.

Assembly

Bend the snood into a rainbow shape and pin it to the turkey body, approximately ½ “from the top of the body.

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Using the 6” yarn end from the beak, sew the beak to the body, sewing the snood in place at the same time as the beak.  Remove pin.  Weave in the yarn end from the beak.

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Glue the 7 mm wiggly eyes to the body right above the beak and snood.

Using the 6” yarn end from one of the wings, sew a wing to the side of the body, approximately 1.5” from the top of the body.  Weave in the yarn end.  Repeat this process with the other wing.

Using the 6” yarn end from one of the legs, sew a leg to the bottom of the body, near the front.  Weave in the yarn end.  Repeat this process with the other leg.

Pin the feathers to the turkey’s back, overlapping them slightly.  Once the desired placement is achieved, use the 6” yarn end from each feather to sew each feather in place.  Remove the pins and weave in all remaining yarn ends.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

2 Comments

  • This is filled with gobble gobble goodness! What a terrific turkey…love him! :)

  • Soo adorable!!! Just love little animals, this fits right in for the season. Thanks for sharing!

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Nov 6, 2015

Zippy Bon Bon Bonnet

 

Bon Bon Bonnet 2A playful winter hat with tassels to top off the fun! Worked in less than 1 hour with the new Zippy looms and the Zippy Corners.

Materials

Knitting loom: (6) Zippy looms, (2) connectors, Corners.

Yarn: 80 yards of super bulky weight yarn. Malabrigo Rasta in Paris was used in sample.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle

Gauge: 7 sts x 9 = 4 inches in stockinette

Size: Fits head about 21-22 inches in circumference

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 28 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-Row 10: Sl1, K2, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

From this point forward, work in the round.

Round 1-2: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 3, 5, 7: k: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 4, 6, 8: p to the end of rnd.

Rnd 9-12: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13, 15: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14, 16: p to the end of rnd.

Remove the stitches off the knitting loom onto a piece of scrap yarn. Remove 2 of the Zippy looms and assemble down to 20 pegs using 4 Zippys and the Corners.

Place the stitches back on the knitting loom as follows:

*On peg 1: place 1 loop. On peg 2: place 2 loops. On peg 3: place 2 loops. On peg 4: place 1 loop. On peg 5: place 1 loop. Rep from * all the way around the knitting loom.

Rnd 17: k to the end of rnd (20 sts).

Rnd 18: p to the end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Tassels: Cut 6 pieces of yarn that are about 40 inches in length each. Grab three of them, and fold them in half. Pass them through the corner stitch at the edge of the hat, so that there is approximately, 20 inches of yarn on each side. Divide them into 3 groups of 2, then braid them. Make a knot at the end of the braid and clip the yarn. Repeat on the other side.

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2 Comments

  • Super cute project on a super cute girl :)

  • Thank you Jenny :).

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Nov 2, 2015

Amethyst Falls Hooded Cowl

The luxurious stitch of this hooded cowl is perfectly paired with the deep hues of this kettle dyed, 100% merino wool yarn.  Its soft as a cloud comfort, with the long trailing lines of rich color, is the perfect accessory for your cold weather wardrobe.

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Knitting loom: (6) Zippy Looms, and Zippy Corners.

Yarn:  138 yrds of Malabrigo Rasta (90 yrds (5.29 oz) per skein), super bulky #6 weight (in color: boreal)

Notions: loom tool, 6.5mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc), one peg marker to mark first peg (can be tied scrap yarn or rubber band), scissors, yarn needle, row counter, optional: large decorative button.

Gauge: 5.5 stitches and 8 rows per 4” in pattern.

Finished Measurements:

Circumference: 24”

Length: 20.5″

Skills Needed: Knit, Purl, Slip with WY in front, Chain CO and Basic BO.

Abbreviations: 

CO: cast on

K: true knit stitch

P: purl stitch

KO: knit off

St(s): stitches

WY: working yarn

rep: repeat

SWYF: slip peg with working yarn carried to front.

S1: slip or skip the peg.

BO: Bind off

Pattern Notes:

This project is first worked in the round, then is split to work as a panel.  The yellow shaded line denotes this in the chart.  Please read all rows before this as rounds starting from the right to the left (clockwise).  At the yellow line (Row 22), the pattern will begin to be read in the side to side direction that is noted on the chart.

A SWYF in the pattern denotes that this peg will not be worked, but will have the working yarn carried to the front of the work.  To do this, simply remove the loop already on the peg, slip the WY in front of the work and behind the peg, then replace the held loop back onto the peg.

Chart Key Amethyst Falls

Repeating Pattern Rows

 

Here is the entire pattern chart for the Hooded Cowl:

For help with reading charts, please see the Stitchology I post for a detailed explanation, and you’ll be ready to go!  *Please also see Pattern Notes above for specific instructions on reading this particular chart.

 

Pattern Instructions:

Set looms to 28 pegs in the round.  Using one strand of yarn, CO to all 28 pegs in a clockwise direction.

Rounds 1-4: *k, p, rep from *.

Round 5:  *k2, SWYF across 2 pegs, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Round 6:  p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2.

Round 7:  k3, *SWYF across 2 pegs, k2, rep from * to last st, k1.

Round 8:  *p2, k2, rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.

Round 9:  k4, *SWYF across 2 pegs, k2, rep from * to end.

Round 10:  p3, *k2, p2, rep from * to last sts, p1.

Round 11:  k2, SWYF, k2, *SWYF across 2 pegs, k2,  rep from * to last 3 sts, SWYF, k2.

Rounds 12-21:  rep rounds 5-11, plus one additional round 5.

Begin to Panel Knit at this point.  The first row will be worked counterclockwise.

Row 22:  S1, p1, k1, p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 23:  S1, *k2, SWYF across 2 pegs, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 24:  S1, p3, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Row 25:  S1, k3, *SWYF across 2 pegs, k2, rep from * to end.

Row 26:  S1, p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 27:  S1, k1, SWYF, k2, *SWYF across 2 pegs, k2, rep from * to last 3 sts, SWYF, k2.

Row 28:  S1, p1, *k2, p2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Row 29:  S1, k1, SWYF across 2 pegs, k2, rep to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 30-62:  Rep rows 22-29.

 

BBO loosely across all pegs. Wrap WY once around loom and cut here.  Use this tail for seaming the top edges together (samples uses the mattress stitch).

Pull all ends to the inside and weave in loosely.

If desired, stitch one or more large decorative button(s) to the front center section.

Steam block lightly.

*To contact Bethany Dailey, simply submit a comment at the bottom of this post. :)

4 Comments

  • After it’s blocked will the SWYIF’s not be as loose? They don’t look as loose in the photos as mine does..

  • Hi Raelyn :)

    It is definitely possible that your slipped stitches will tighten up upon blocking. What I found with mine was that they evened out quite a bit after I blocked. I used a hot steam blocking, which also may have helped them snug up a bit.

    It also might be a tension issue. You’ll want to make sure to be pulling your SWYF’s so that there is no slack in them from peg to peg. It’s not a super *tight* pull…just enough so that they don’t end up sagging afterward.

    Hope that helps!
    Bethany~

  • Beautiful work, Bethany! Beautiful photography and beautiful model too :)

  • Aww…thank you so much, Jenny! I definitely agree with you about the model! ;) (…and the cowl came out nicely, too, lol!)

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Oct 26, 2015

Twilight Lace Scarf

Dress up any top with a touch of elegance. Knit quick on the Zippy Loom.

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Knitting Loom: (3) Zippy Looms, 12 pegs with 2 connectors

Yarn: Red Heart Twilight Yarn, Bright Blue, 2 Skeins

Stitches: Ewrap, and Purl

Size: 9” x 40”

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 12 stitches with chain stitch cast on.

Row 1- 5: Ewrap all pegs

Row 6 – 10: Purl all pegs.

Repeat these 10 rows until 12” of yarn remains or desired length.

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

 

Your scarf is complete!

 

 

 

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  • I am a true newbie to looming! I have the long purple and round looms from knifty knitter. Can any of these looms be used? If so which colored one? Thanks so much!

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