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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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2 Comments

  • 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

 

10 Comments

  • 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

 

 

 

8 Comments

  • 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

11 Comments

  • 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

Shelby main left sm Shelby main right sm

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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Oct 16, 2015

Quiet Moments Blanket

Quiet Moments Afghan

Envelope yourself this fall in a luxuriously soft blanket. Cooler temperatures call for warm, cozy knits, this double knit blanket is easy and fast to knit up. 

Knitting Loom: 28” Knitting Board + extenders , spacer set at 2cm.

Yarn: Approx 925 yards of bulky weight yarn. Sample used Lion Brand Homespun in Waterfall color (5 skeins).

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size:  Approx 45 x 50 inches.

Instructions

Cast on 64 pegs with the basic cast on method.

Continue working in stockinette stitch until item measures 45 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off.

Create 6-inch fringes and add them to the cast on edge and bind off edge. Suggest to add them every other stitch for a fuller fringe effect.

2 Comments

  • Sometimes simple is best. Does anybody ever put how much time it takes to do some of these projects, it would be helpful.

  • Can the KB S-shaped loom be used to make this Quiet Moments blanket instead of the loom called for in the instructions?
    Thanks.

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Oct 12, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Kitty Mitts

Kitty Mitts

Fall is here and the air is getting chilly.  These adorable little mitts are a wonderfully fun way to keep a little pair of hands warm.  Break out a pair of Kitty Mitts and watch the smiles come out to play.   

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Materials

Knitting Loom:  2 KB Zippy Looms, connected together (total of 8 pegs)

Yarn:  Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in black (less than 1 skein will be needed)

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle with large eye, needle and thread, tape measure

7/8” wide sheer ribbon- 2 cuts, each measuring 25” in length, pink yarn or embroidery thread to stitch nose, gray yarn or embroidery thread to use for whiskers, and 4 green LaMode buttons (style # 34555).

Finished Size:  Approximately 7.5” in height by 4” in width.  (Best suited for a child’s hands).

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

Techniques

Flat Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn in front of the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg, without bending the yarn around the peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the working yarn.

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

Panels: (make 4)

Leave a yarn tail measuring 18” long.  Cast on 8 stitches.  Knit 20 rows using the flat knit stitch.  Bind off using the basic bind off method, leaving a 50” yarn tail.  Note:  The bind off end of each panel will be the cuff end of the mitts.  Set panels aside for now.

Thumb: (make 2)

Cast on 6 stitches.  Knit 6 rows using the flat knit stitch.  Cut the yarn, leaving a 14” yarn tail.  Bind off using the gathered removal method.  Seam the side of the thumb closed.

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Weave in both yarn tails and set aside for now.

Assembly:

*Lay one panel on top of another, knit sides facing outward.

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Using the long yarn tail, seam the left side of the mitt closed.

Whip stitch across the top of the mitt, being careful not to gather the top.

Seam down the right side of the mitt, stopping after 3.5” of the side has been seamed closed.  Weave in the yarn tail.

Using the remaining long yarn tail at the bottom of the mitt, seam up the right side of the mitt, stopping after 2”.

Using the same yarn tail, sew the thumb piece to the mitt, setting it into the opening on the right side of the mitt.

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Weave in the yarn tail.

There should be 2 yarn tails left – one in each corner, at the top of the mitt.  Using the tape measure, measure 2” in from the top left corner of the mitt.  Stick a pin or needle in to mark this measurement.

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Thread the yarn tail at this corner into a yarn needle.  Weave the yarn tail down through the inside of the mitt, bringing it back out near the lowest end of the pin or needle that is marking the 2” measurement.

Sew in a diagonal line, just above the marking pin or needle, creating an ‘ear’.  Make sure to pass all the way through the mitt, catching the top and bottom panel as you work.  While working, keep the stitches tight.  This will help to gather this area in a bit and create the desired shape.

Repeat this process on the other side of the mitt, creating a second ‘ear’.  Weave both of these yarn ends in.  Set mitt aside for now.

Repeat from * for the second mitt.

Finishing:

With the needle and thread, sew two buttons to the top of each mitt, slightly lower than the lowest point of the ears.  (If making this item for a young child, embroider the eyes on with yarn or embroidery thread, instead of using buttons.)

With the pink yarn or embroidery thread, stitch a little v below the eyes for a ‘nose’.  Do this for each mitt.

Cut four lengths of gray yarn, each measuring 8” in length.  Take two of the strands of gray yarn and tie them into a stitch on one side of the nose.  (The yarn needle comes in handy here.)  Take the remaining two strands of gray yarn and tie them into a stitch on the other side of the nose.  Trim the whiskers to the desired length.

Thread an end of the ribbon through the eye of the yarn needle.  Using the yarn needle, weave the ribbon through the stitches around the cuff area of a mitt.

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Once the ribbon has been woven through the stitches all the way around the cuff of the mitt, tie the ends into a cute little bow.  Repeat this process for the second mitt.

Wishing you a warm and happy autumn!

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2 Comments

  • So, so, SO very darling….purrrrfect for cozy paws! :)

  • Thank you, Bethany!

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Oct 9, 2015

White Pines Blanket

White Pines Blanket

Fall has arrived, it is time for long evenings on the porch sipping a warm cup of tea, wrapped in a cozy, warm blanket. The White Pines Blanket uses the new Zippy looms to create a cozy thick blanket that knits up in a couple of days.

MATERIALS

Knitting loom: Zippy Loom (7 Zippys).

Yarn: Approx 300 yards of super bulky yarn.  Loops & Threads Chunky was used in sample (11 skeins)

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, blocking wires and blocking pins

Size: 40 x 50 inches

Gauge: 4 sts x 3 rows= 4 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations
ew=ewrap
k=knit stitch (may substitute with flat stitch)
p=purl stitch
CO=Cast on
BO=Bind off
Rep=Repeat
st(s)=Stitch(es)
k2tog=knit two stitches together
ssk=slip, slip knit.
yo=yarn over (ewrap the peg)
sl=slip (skip the peg with yarn towards the back of peg)

Pattern Notes:

INSTRUCTIONS
(Make 2 panels)

Cast on 27 sts (from left to right).

Row 1: Sl1, k to the end of row.

Row 2: Sl1, p to last stitch, k1.

**Row 3: Sl1, k to the end of row.

Row 4: Sl1, p to last st, k1.

Row 5: Sl1, k to the end of row.

Row 6: Sl1, p to last st, k1.

Row 7: Sl1, k1, k2tog, k2tog, [yo, k1]3x, yo, ssk, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2tog, [yo, k1]3x, yo, ssk, ssk, k2.

Row 8: Sl1, p1, k to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Repeat Rows 7 and 8: 3x more.**

Rep from ** to **: 4 more times

Next row: Sl1, k to the end of row.

Next row: Sl1, p to last st, k1

Rep last two rows: 3x more.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Assembly

Mattress stitch seam both panels together. Weave ends in. Block if necessary.

 

 White Pines Blanket 2

Breakdown of Row 7:

First, we will move the stitches to the different pegs, to leave pegs open for the yarn overs. After all the stitches have been moved to the appropriate pegs, then you will work the row.

Row 7: Sl1, k1, k2tog, k2tog, [yo, k1]3x, yo, ssk, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2tog, [yo, k1]3x, yo, ssk, ssk, k2.

Step 1: Remove loop off peg 3 and hold it.

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

Step 3: Place loop from Step 1 back on peg 3. (Peg 3 has two loops)

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

Step 5: Move loop from peg 6 to peg 4.

Step 6: Place loop from Step 4 on peg 4. (Peg 4 has two loops)

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

Step 8: Remove loop off peg 13 and hold it.

Step 9: Move loop from peg 12 to peg 13.

Step 10: Place loop from Step 8 back on peg 13. (Peg 13 has two loops)

Step 11: Remove loop off peg 11 and hold it.

Step 12: Move loop from peg 10 to peg 12.

Step 13: Place loop from Step 11 on peg 12. (Peg 12 has two loops)

Step 14: Move loop from peg 9 to peg 10.

Step 15: Remove loop off peg 15 and hold it.

Step 16. Move loop from peg 16 to peg 15.

Step 17: Place loop from Step 15 on peg 15. (Peg 15 has two loops)

Step 18: Remove loop from peg 17 and hold it.

Step 19: Move loop from peg 18 to peg 16.

Step 20: Place loop from Step 18 on peg 16. (Peg 16 has two loops)

Step 21: Move loop from peg 19 to peg 18.

Step 22: Remove loop off peg 25 and hold it.

Step 23: Move loop from peg 24 to peg 25.

Step 24: Place loop from Step 22 on peg 25. (Peg 25 has two loops)

Step 25: Remove loop off peg 23 and hold it.

Step 26: Move loop from peg 22 to peg 24.

Step 27: Place loop from Step 25 on peg 24. (Peg 24 has two loops)

Step 28: Move loop from peg 21 to peg 22.

Empty pegs: peg 5, 7, 9, 11, 17, 19, 21, and 23.

Step 29: Knit the row (treat the pegs with two loops on the peg as one loop, ewrap the empty pegs).

Chart shows Rows 3-14 of the pattern instructions.

White Pines Chart Editedx

7 Comments

  • Are there any videos for these projects?

  • Kelly, no, there are no videos for the projects.

  • Help!!! I don’t understand row 7. I have looked everywhere on line but can’t figure it out. Can anyone help? I want to work on this but am stuck. Thanks

  • Hi Kris,
    There is a breakdown of row 7 at the bottom of the pattern. It is broken down step-by-step.

  • What part of the breakdown are you needing help with?

  • My apologies. I didn’t realize it was a breakdown. I thought it was separate rows. I will give it a try. Thanks for you quick response.

  • Hi I’m very new to knitting looms and so far I love it. My one problem is that I don’t know how to join two different yarns together to either change colors or to continue to make it a larger project when I run out of yarn. I know how to join on a normal double side peg board-loom for double knits and socks from all the videos and books I have. (I’m more of a visual learner) However I can’t find any information on how or where to do this on a one side peg broad like the Zippy loom. If you can help me I would really appreciate because I want to finish my project soon. Winter is coming!

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Oct 2, 2015

Zippy Dragontail Scarflet

It knits up quick on Zippy!  This scarflet is a fun little project that introduces new stitches to the beginner. With Zig Zag yarn it is oh so soft and cozy!

LH9A7741Knitting Loom: 3 Zippy Looms

Yarn: Approx 50 yards of super bulky weight yarn. Sample was worked with Zigzag by Loops & Threads.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: Approx.

Gauge: 4 sts x 3 rows= 4 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations
k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on
BO=Bind off

Rep=Repeat
st(s)=Stitch(es)
rem=remain

Sl=slip the stitch. Skip the peg with the working yarn behind the peg.

cdd=centered double decrease. Decrease 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 skipping them and knit peg 3. Move stitch from peg 3 over to peg 2. Lift bottommost two stitches (loops) up and off the peg.

Notes:

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 11 stitches.

Row 1: sl1, k10

Row 2: sl1, p9, k1

Row 3: sl1, k10

Row 4: sl1, p9, k1

Row 5: sl1, k10

Row 6: sl1, p9, k1,

Row 7: sl1, k1, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k2. (see stitch breakdown below)

Untwist ewraps from the yarn overs and place the loops back on the pegs.

Row 8:. sl1, p1, k7, p1, k1

Rep Row 7 and Row 8: 14 more times.

Next row: sl1, k10

Next row: sl1, p9, k1

Rep last two rows: 5 more times.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

 

Finishing

Weave ends in.

Block.

 

 

Stitch Breakdown

Row 7: sl1, k1, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k2.

Step 1: Move loop from peg 5 to peg 6.

Step 2: Move loop from peg 7 to peg 6.

Step 3: Move loop from peg 4 to peg 5.

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

Step 5: Move loop from peg 8 to peg 7.

Step 6: Move loop from peg 9 to peg 8.

Peg 3 and Peg 9 are empty.

Slip peg 1, knit peg 2, yo on peg 3, knit pegs 4,  –  8, yo on peg 9, knit pegs 10 and 11.

 

4 Comments

  • I love the look of this pattern and I would like to give it a try, but I’m a little confused. Pattern uses 2 zippy looms, which has a total of 8 pegs and calls for a cast on of 11 stitches. Could you please clarify? Thank you

  • Hi, thank you. It is 3 zippys.

  • love the pattern…would like to try to make…Thank you

  • I love the look of this scarf! But i’m having trouble visualizing the “cdd”. Is there a video for it?
    thanks!

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Sep 25, 2015

Pumpkin Patch Placemats

It’s that time of year again…Autumn!  When the leaves start falling and the weather gets crisp, my mind always goes to those wonderfully festive orange-hued gourds that come in so many shapes and sizes: Pumpkins! Autumn just couldn’t be celebrated without displaying pumpkins in some way, which is why it’s the perfect time to introduce you to my newest project: Pumpkin Patch Placemats!  These beauties are worked up on the Zippy Loom, so they’re super fast to complete.

Version One Pumpkin

Version One Pumpkin

Version Two Pumpkin

Version Two Pumpkin

You’ll have two pumpkin shapes to choose from; Version One as viewed from the top, and Version Two as viewed from the side.  Version One will be a wonderful decorative accent at the center of the table; or make two of them, stitch back to back, add a little stuffing and you’ve got a pumpkin pillow!  Version Two will be perfect for setting a festive fall table.

Items Needed

Knitting loom: 2-5 Zippy Looms and connectors (2 looms for Version One, 5 for Version Two).

Yarn:  Wool Ease Thick & Quick (108 yrds per skein), super bulky #6 weight: ½ skein for pumpkin (in color: pumpkin) and 1/5 skein for stem/leaf (in color: cilantro)

Notions:  loom tool, 6.5mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc), scissors, yarn needle, row counter.

Gauge:

Version One:  2.75 stitches and 5.5 rows per 2”

Version Two:  3.25 stitches and 6.5 rows per 2″

Finished Pumpkin Measurements:

Version One: 12.5” x 12.5″

Version Two: 12” x 12″ with an added 2.5″ for stem

Skills Needed: U-Stitch, E-wrap, Purl, Slip, Knit 2 Together, Slip Slip Knit, Wrap & Turn, Half Hitch CO (or CO of your choice), and Basic BO.

Abbreviations: 

CO: cast on

HHCO: half hitch cast on

S1: slip one stitch (do not knit it, carry working yarn behind peg)

EW: E-wrap and knit off, unless pattern instructs to not knit off

K: knit (pattern uses U-stitch)

P: purl stitch

KO: knit off

St(s): stitches

WY: working yarn

W&T: wrap & turn (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.)

BO: Bind off

Pattern Notes:

As this is working with very large pegs, knit with a snug (yet not too tight) tension throughout.  Using the U-stitch as knits helps achieve a fabric that is not too holey for your finished placemats.

A chart is provided as a visual aid in creating Version Two pumpkin.  Step by step instructions are also provided.

Video Tutorials and Web Tools:

Working with the Half Hitch:  https://youtu.be/a8aWyT4sc4w

Working a Wrap & Turn: https://youtu.be/5e3J0fuYz-U  (shown at 2:20 in tutorial)

 

Pattern Instructions:

Version One Glamour Shot

Version One:  Top View

Connect two Zippy looms together for a total of 8 pegs.  CO to all 8 pegs.

You will be creating a series of 8 short row wedges.

Step 1:  S1, K1, W&T peg 3.

Step 2:  K2 back to peg 1.

Step 3:  S1, K2 (KO 2 over 1 on peg with 2 loops), W&T peg 4.

Step 4:  K3 back to peg 1.

Version One front angleStep 5:  S1, K3 (KO 2 over 1 on peg with 2 loops), W&T peg 5.

Step 6:  K4 back to peg 1.

Step 7:  S1, K4 (KO 2 over 1 on peg with 2 loops), W&T peg 6.

Step 8:  K5 back to peg 1.

Step 9:  S1, K5 (KO 2 over 1 on peg with 2 loops), W&T peg 7.

Step 10:  K6 back to peg 1.

Step 11:  S1, K6 (KO 2 over 1 on peg with 2 loops), W&T peg 8.

Step 12:  K7 back to peg 1.

Step 13:  S1, P7 (on 8th peg purl 2 sts as one).

Step 14:  S1, P7 back to peg 1.

Repeat Steps 1-14 seven more times to create a total of 8 wedges– except on Step 14 of 8th wedge. 

Step 14 of 8th Wedge:  This will be the BO row.  Use the BBO, but purl all sts, rather than knitting them as follows:

  • Slip peg 8, purl peg 7,
  • Move loop from peg 7 to peg 8, KO,
  • Move loop back to peg 7,
  • Purl peg 6,
  • Move loop from peg 6 to peg 7, KO,
  • Move loop back to peg 6…
  • Repeat steps until last loop has been bound off,
  • Trim to 15” and pull through last loop.

Using yarn tail, seam up BO and CO edges toward the center of pumpkin.  Gather the loose stitches at the inside of the pumpkin and cinch tightly.  Knot and trim.

To achieve a flat and uniform shape, block lightly.

Proceed to Stem and Leaf instructions.

Version Two Glamour Shot

Version Two:  Side View

*Note: Chart is provided as a visual aid in creating this pumpkin.  Step by step instructions are also provided below.

Chart Key pumpkin placemats

Pumpkin Placemat Version Two Chart

Connect five Zippy looms together for a total of 20 pegs.  CO to pegs 15 to 5 in a left to right direction.

Row 1:  S1, K10.

Row 2:  HHCO to peg 16, slip this peg, P10, K1.

Row 3:  HHCO to peg 4, slip this peg, K12.

Row 4:  HHCO to peg 17, slip this peg, P1, K2, S1, K4, S1, K2, P1, K1.

Row 5:  HHCO to peg 3, slip this peg, K14.

Row 6:  HHCO to peg 18, slip this peg, P1, K3, S1, K4, S1, K3, P1, K1.

Row 7:  HHCO to peg 2, slip this peg, K16.

Row 8:  HHCO to peg 19, slip this peg, P1, S1, K3, S1, K4, S1, K3, S1, P1, K1.

Row 9:  HHCO to peg 1, slip this peg, K18.

Version Two side angleRow 10:  HHCO to peg 20, slip this peg, P1, K1, S1, K3, S1, K4, S1, K3, S1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 11:  S1, K19.

Rows 12-29:  Repeat Rows 10 & 11.

Row 30:  (Prepare for SSK at end of row by moving the loop on peg 1 to peg 2), S1, P1, K1, S1, K3, S1, K4, S1, K3, S1, P1, SSK (KO 2 loops as 1 on peg 2).

Row 31:  (Prepare for K2tog at end of row by moving the loop on peg 20 to peg 19), S1, K16, K2tog (KO 2 loops as 1 on peg 19).

Row 32:  S1, P1, S1, K3, S1, K4, S1, K3, P1, SSK (KO 2 loops as 1 on peg 3).

Row 33:  S1, K14, K2tog (KO 2 loops as 1 on peg 18).

Row 34:  S1, P1, K3, S1, K4, S1, K2, P1, SSK (KO 2 loops as 1 on peg 4).

Row 35:  S1, K12, K2tog (KO 2 loops as 1 on peg 17).

Row 36:  S1, P1, K2, S1, K4, S1, K1, P1, SSK (KO 2 loops as 1 on peg 5).

Row 37:  S1, K10, K2tog (KO 2 loops as 1 on peg 16).

Row 38:  S1, P9, SSK (KO 2 loops as 1 on peg 6).

BBO remaining 11 sts.

To create a flat and more uniform shape, manually tighten loose loops of CO, and block lightly.

Proceed to Stem and Leaf instructions.

Version One stem

Stem

CO to 3 pegs of one Zippy loom, leaving a 10” tail for seaming later.

Rows 1-10:  Repeat 2 row pattern-

a: S1, K2.

b: S1, P1, K1.

BBO all 3 sts.  Use CO tail to seam onto desired place on pumpkin.  Weave in ends and trim.

Version Two stemLeaf

Connect two Zippy looms together for a total of 8 pegs.  CO to 5 pegs, leaving a 10” tail for seaming later.

Rows 1-6:  Repeat 2 row pattern-

a: S1, K4.

b: S1, P3, K1.

Row 7:  Working on only peg 1, EW and KO twice, K4 (pegs 2-5).

Row 8:  Working on only peg 5, EW and KO twice, P3, K1 (pegs 4-1).

Row 9:  Move both end loops in one peg.  K3 (KO 2 loops as 1 on each end).

Row 10:  S1, P1, K1.

Row 11:  Working only on peg 1, EW and KO twice, K2 (pegs 2 & 3).

Row 12:  Working only on peg 3, EW and KO twice, P1, K1 (pegs 2 & 1).

Row 13:  Move both end loops to center peg, K1 (KO 3 loops as 1).  EW & KO 3 times more.  Trim yarn and pull through loop.  Cinch.

Work 2 overhand knots at the last st and trim at one inch from knot.

To shape leaf, pull the places where extra EW’s were worked to create little points.

Using the CO tail, thread through CO sts and gather in to create a rounded leave base.  Stitch leaf onto place on pumpkin.

The sample pumpkins show the leaf stitched to the pumpkin only at the base, which allows for more 3-D positioning.

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Version One side angle

Version Two side angle

 

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Sep 18, 2015

Baby’s First Cocoon and Blanket

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Bunting

Surround baby with a lush warm hug with this bunting. Knit in luxurious soft yarn to provide baby with a soft cocoon to nap for hours.

Knitting Loom: Zippy Loom, 5 Zippys (20 pegs total).

Yarn: Approx 75 yards of super bulky weight yarn. Loops & Threads Chunky Yarn was used in sample (approx. 3 skeins).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, blocking wires and blocking pins

Size: Approx. 27 inches long x 19 inches wide.

Gauge: 4 sts x 3 rows= 4 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations

  • k=ewrap knit
  • p=purl stitch
  • CO=Cast on
  • BO=Bind off
  • Rep=Repeat
  • st(s)=Stitch(es)
  • rem=remain

Notes: Pattern is worked with the ewrap stitch and the purl stitch. Worked from top to bottom.

INSTRUCTIONSbunting_babyvertical

Cast on 20 stitches (from right to left).

Row 1: p to the end of row.

Row 2: k to the end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2: 3 more times (4 garter stitch ridges).

Next row: Place a stitch marker at the first stitch (on the stitch itself, not the peg). K to the end of row.

Repeat last Row 17 more times.

Decrease row: Move the stitch from peg 2 to peg 3. Move the stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Move the stitch from the peg 19 to peg 18. Move the stitch from peg 20 to peg 19: K to the end of row, treat the pegs with two loops as one loop. (18 sts rem).

Continue decreasing in this manner until 2 sts rem on the loom.

Cut working yarn leaving a 20 inch yarn tail.

Use yarn tail to mattress stitch down the side until you reach the row with the stitch marker.

Weave ends in. Block if necessary.

Blanket

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Baby’s first blanket is a special treasure that stays with baby into toddler years. Blanket is worked in super soft, luxurious yarn that is so soft to the touch and a classic pattern worked from corner to corner.

Knitting Loom: Zippy Loom, 5 Zippys (20 pegs total).

Yarn: Approx 75 yards of super bulky weight yarn. Loops & Threads Chunky yarn was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, blocking wires and blocking pins

Size: 24 x 24 inches blocked

Gauge: 4 sts x 3 rows= 4 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations

  • k=ewrap knit
  • p=purl stitch
  • CO=Cast on
  • BO=Bind off
  • Rep=Repeat
  • st(s)=Stitch(es)
  • k2tog=knit two stitches together (in this pattern, you will be ewrap knitting the two stitches together)
  • p2tog=purl tow stitches together
  • YO=yarn over (ewrap peg. On following row, undo ewrap and place this piece of yarn in front of the peg).

Notes: Pattern is worked with the ewrap stitch and the purl stitch.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 4 stitches, from right to left.

Row 1: p4 (from left to right)

Row 2: k2, yo, k to the end of row.

Row 3: p2, yo, p to the end of row.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 20 stitches on the loom.

Next row: k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, kto the end of row.

Next row: p2, p2tog, yo, p2tog, p to the end of row.

Repeat last Row until you have 4 stitches on the loom.

BO with basic removal method. Weave ends in. Wet block to measurements.


 

 


 

 

2 Comments

  • Beautiful
    I am new to loom knitting and have a few questions
    It says to cast on only 4 stitches then do rows 1,2,3
    Then repeat 2and 3 until have 20 stitches
    How do you do that iam confused

  • This is the most darling-est thing ever! <3 I don't think it could get any cuter than this! I'm sure this will be an in-demand set for professional photographers and mommies alike. :)

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