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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

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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.

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

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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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Sep 14, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Hedgie

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Hedgehogs have been around for millions of years.  These small mammals have sharp quills that they use to defend themselves from predators.  They typically are not affectionate and avoid human interaction.  Because of this, they are not usually ideal pets.  But shake away your disappointment because you can now create a darling little Hedgie of your very own.  Bring on the snuggles – hold the prickles. 

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Materials

Knitting Loom:  Kb Sock Loom 2

Yarn:  MC = Red Heart Stellar in Celestial

CC = Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in desired color.  Beige and Taupe were used for the samples.

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, fiberfill for stuffing, 1 cm pom-pom, 6mm buttons for eyes, needle and thread.

Finished Size:  Approximately 4.5” in height.

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

Abbreviations:

MC = main color

CC = contrast color

Sl = Slip

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 together

P = Purl

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.

E-wrap Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn behind the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg.  Bend the working yarn around the peg, creating an e shaped wrap. Knit the lower stitch over the e wrap.

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.

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Instructions

Body:

Prepare the loom to work over 24 pegs, in the round.  With MC, cast on 24 stitches using the drawstring cast-on method.  Work 20 rounds using the e-wrap knit stitch.  Bind off using the gathered bind off method.  Turn knitted tube inside out.

Locate the yarn tail from the gathered bind off and gently pull until the opening is cinched closed.  Stuff body firmly, but not so firmly that the stuffing shows through the knitting.  Locate the yarn tail from the drawstring cast on and gently pull until the opening is cinched closed.  Weave in both yarn ends.  Set body aside for now.

Face/Snout:

Prepare the loom to work over 18 pegs, in the round.  With CC, leave a 22” yarn tail and cast on 18 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.  Work 5 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.

Decrease 2 stitches:  Move the stitch on peg 1 to peg 2.  Move the stitch on peg 13 to peg 12.  Move the slider in to line up with peg 2 and peg 12.  Peg 2 is now peg 1 and has 2 stitches on it.  Peg 12 is now peg 11 and has 2 stitches on it.  Knit both stitches on these pegs as if they are one when working the next round.

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Work 4 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.

Decrease 2 stitches:   Move the stitch on peg 1 to peg 2.  Move the stitch on peg 11 to peg 10.  Move the slider in to line up with peg 2 and peg 10.  Peg 2 is now peg 1 and has 2 stitches on it.  Peg 10 is now peg 9 and has 2 stitches on it.  Knit both stitches on these pegs as if they are one when working the next round.

Work 4 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.  Bind off using the gathered bind off method.

Pull the yarn tail from the gathered bind off until the opening is cinched closed.  Weave the yarn tail in.  Turn knitted piece inside out.  Stuff snout firmly, but not so firmly that the stuffing shows through the knitting.  Using the 22” long yarn tail, sew the snout to the body, slightly lower than the top.

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Weave in the yarn end.  Set aside for now.

Belly:

With CC, leave a 12” yarn tail and cast on 10 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1-12:  Sl 1, K9.

Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Place the belly piece on the body, right below the snout, with

purl side facing up.  Using the yarn tails, sew the belly piece in place. Weave in the yarn ends.  Set aside for now.

Limbs (Make 4):

Prepare the loom to work over 10 pegs, in the round.  With CC, leave a 12” yarn tail and cast on 10 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

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Work 8 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.  Bind off using the gathered bind off method.

Pull the yarn tail from the gathered bind off until the opening is cinched closed.  Weave the yarn tail in.  Turn knitted piece inside out.

Lightly stuff all 4 of the knitted pieces.  Using the long yarn tail, sew the limbs to the body, as shown below.

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Weave in all yarn tails.  Set aside for now.

Ears (Make 2):

With CC, leave a 6” yarn tail and cast on 5 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Row 1:  Sl 1, K4.

Row 2: Sl 1, P3, K1.

Row 3:  Sl 1, K2, K2tog.

Row 4:  Sl 1, P1, K2tog.

Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Weave in the yarn tail at the tip of the ear (bind off tail).  Using the yarn tail from the cast on, sew the ears in place, curving the ear a bit as it is stitched in place. Weave in the yarn ends.

Finishing:

With the needle and thread, sew the buttons to the top of the snout, placing them about halfway between the ears and the end of the snout.  (If making this item for a young child, embroider the eyes on with black yarn, instead of using buttons.)

With the needle and thread, sew the mini pom-pom to the end of the snout.  (If preferred, the pom-pom could be glued in place.)

Weave in any remaining yarn tails and threads.

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4 Comments

  • These are adorable but I need a video I have trouble with just the pattern Will there be a video on this PLEASE

  • I absolutely love them! Hedgehogs have always been faves of mine…now I can knit one of my very own, lol! :)

  • Thank you, Bethany! I’m glad you like my little Hedgies :)

  • Thank you, Ginny! I’m glad you like the Hedgies.

    At this time, there are no plans for a video to go along with this pattern. If you try the pattern, and if you do run into a snag or have questions, I’d be glad to help you out. You can post any questions you have here and I will do what I can to help you out.

    Have a great weekend!

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Sep 11, 2015

Zippy Handbag

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A speedy project for the Zippy loom. The Zippy Handbag can be worked in less than 2 hours! Grab a set of handles and your favorite chunky ribbon yarn and you are ready to zippy-zoom!

Materials

Knitting loom: Zippy Loom (3 zippy looms).

Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Sashay Boho (2 skeins).

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: Set of handles, 7 inches in length.

Size: 8 x 8 inches.

Pattern notes: 

  • Prepare knitting loom: Connect 3 zippy looms together.
  • Cast on from left to right.
  • Sample was worked with the Knit Stitch (not the ewrap).

INSTRUCTIONS

Leave a yarn tail, approximately 20 inches in length. Starting on the second peg (peg 11), cast on 10. Pegs 1 and 12 are empty.

Row 1-3: Knit to the end of row.

Next row: cast on 1 stitch and knit to the end of row.

Next row: cast on 1 stitch and knit to the end of row.

12 stitches are now on the knitting loom.

Next 36 rows: knit to the end of row.

Next row: Move the stitch from the first peg to the second peg. Knit to the end of row (treat the peg with the two loops as one loop).

Next row: Move the stitch from the first peg to the second peg. Knit to the end of row (treat the peg with the two loops as one loop).  10 sts on the loom.

Next 3 rows: knit to the end of row.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Leave approximately a 20 inch yarn tail for seaming.

Assembly

Place the knitted panel with the reverse stockinette side down,  stockinette side up. Place the handle on the middle of the bind off edge (over the section that was knitted over 10 pegs). Fold the fabric over the handle. Using the yarn tail and tapestry needle, secure the handle in place. Repeat with the other handle bar, on the cast on edge.

Using the remaining yarn tail from the handles, seam the side of the bag (start approximately 1/2 inch down from the handle seam).

Weave ends in.

The reverse stockinette side is the “right side” of this bag.

Optional: Lining the bag is optional. Suggest to line it before assembly.

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Sep 4, 2015

Candy Striped Beret

Look and feel as sweet as a peppermint while wearing this fun beret. Cashmere blend yarn gives you something extra special. The top is worked in short rows as a flat panel then placed back on the loom and worked in a connected flat panel to decrease the sides. A challenge that is worth the effort to create a sweet hat that will be the envy of everyone who sees it.

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Yarn: 200 yards cashmere blend worsted weight yarn. Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in crimson (300054) and white (300025) was used in sample, 1 ball each color.

Notions: Knit hook, G/4.00mm crochet hook, tapestry needle

Gauge: 24 stitches x 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Size: Adult

Pattern Notes:LH9A0450

CA – Color A – Crimson

CB – Color B – White

After each decrease row, move stitches inward and adjust the loom.

Cast on from left to right, working odd rows from right to left and even rows from left to right.

Keep final bind off very loose so the hat will not be too tight around the forehead.  Do not use e-wrap knit stitch.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

S: Slip

W&T: Wrap and turn

CO: Cast on

BO: Bind off

Rep: Repeat

Instructions:

With CA, chain cast on 19 pegs.

Row 1: S1, K18

Row 2: S1, P17, K1

Row 3: S1, K16, W&T

Row 4: P16, K1

Row 5: S1, K14, W&T

Row 6: P14, K1

Row 7: S1, K12, W&T

Row 8: P12, K1

Row 9: S1, K10, W&T

Row 10: P10, K1

Row 11: S1, K8, W&T

Row 12: P8, K1

Row 13: S1, K6, W&T

Row 14: P6, K1

Row 15: S1, K4, W&T

Row 16: P4, K1

Row 17: S1, K2, W&T

Row 18: P2, K1

Row 19: S1, W&T

Cut CA. Add CB.

Rows 20 – 38: repeat rows 1 – 19

Cut CB. Add CA.

Repeat rows 1 – 38, 5 times.

After 12th wedge is complete, bind off.

After binding off, sew long edges with mattress stitch.

Prepare 12 bobbins, 6 of CA and 6 of CB, by winding 6 yards of yarn on a 3.5” x 1” piece of cardboard or a sponge roller.

Set loom to 106 pegs. Place pinwheel over loom with wrong side facing up. *Working from right to left, starting with the first stitch of a CA wedge, decrease by placing 2 edge stitches together on the first peg. Then place the next 7 edge stitches on the next 7 pegs. Then place each edge stitch on the pegs until 6 wedge edge stitches are on the loom. * Half the loom should have stitches. Then repeat from * to * until all pegs have edge stitches on them. The 1st and 7th CA sections should have 8 stitches while the remaining sections have 9 stitches.

The band of the beret will be worked as a connected flat panel. Work in rows, not rounds. Work knit rows from right to left. Work purl rows from left to right. After each decreasing row, move stitches in and adjust loom to the number of stitches. Starting with row 3, every odd numbered row will start 1 stitch to the left by slipping the 1st stitch and ending the row on the slipped stitch causing the colors to move over by 1 stitch every other row.

Row 1: Add 1st CA bobbin – K8, add 1st CB bobbin – K9, add 2nd CA bobbin – K9, add 2nd CB bobbin – K9, add 3rd CA bobbin – K9, add 3rd CB bobbin – K9, add 4th CA bobbin – K8, add 4th CB bobbin – K9, add 5th CA bobbin – K9, add 5th CB – K9, add 6th CA bobbin – K9, add 6th CB bobbin – K9 (106 sts rem)

Note: Starting with row 2, twist the 2 strands together when you finish with one color and go to the next to connect them together.

Row 2:  With CB – P9, with CA – P9, with CB – P9, with CA – P9, with CB – P9, with CA – P8, with CB – P9, with CA – P9, with CB – P9, with CA – P9, with CB – P9, with CA – P8

Row 3: S1, *with CA – K8, with CB – K1, K2tog, K6, with CA – K1, K2tog, K6, with CB – K1, K2tog, K6, with CA – K1, K2tog, K6, with CB – K1, K2tog, K6*, rep from * to * once (96 sts rem)

Row 4: *CB – P8, with CA – P8*, repeat from * to * 5 times

Row 5: S1, *with CA – K1, K2tog, K5, with CB – K1, K2tog, K5*, rep from * to * 5 times (84 sts rem)

Row 6: *CB – P7, with CA – P7*, repeat from * to * 5 times

Row 7: S1, *with CA – K1, K2tog, K4, with CB – K1, K2tog, K4*, rep from * to * 5 times (72 sts rem)

Row 8: *CB – P6, with CA – P6*, repeat from * to * 5 times

Row 9: S1, *with CA – K6, with CB – K6*, rep from * to * 5 times

Row 10: *with CA – P6, with CB – P6*, rep from * to * 5 times

Rows 11 – 18: rep rows 9 and 10, 4 times

Using Basic BO, *BO 6 stitches with CA, cut CA leaving enough to weave in, twist CA with next CB, BO 6 stitches with CB, cut CB leaving enough to weave in, twist CB with next CA*, rep from * to * 5 times to the end. Pull last strand through last stitch. With tapestry needle, join the last stitch to the first and sew close the first and last stitches where there are holes.

Weave in ends.

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Aug 28, 2015

Button-Up Romeos

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These oh-so-cozy, yet ruggedly durable slippers are the perfect thing to get your tender feet through the chilly months ahead! Designed for both Men and Women, the thick knit and leather soles make these Romeos the go-to footwear this Fall/Winter season.  

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Knitting loom: KB Hat Loom (set to 24-28 pegs in the large gauge).

Yarn:   1 (1.5) skein Wool Ease Thick & Quick (108 yrds per skein) (samples in oatmeal and denim), super bulky #6 weight, worked along with 1 (1.75) skein of bulky #5 weight decorative yarn of your choice (samples use Red Heart Curly Q (150 yrds per skein) in mexicali and Loops & Threads Charisma (109 yrds per skein) in mountain majesty)

Notions: set of leather soles, 2 large decorative buttons, loom tool, 6mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc), stitch markers, scissors, yarn needle, row counter, measuring tape, sewing needle and thread or thinner weight yarn (for stitching on leather soles).

Gauge: 4.5 stitches and 6 rows per 2”

Finished Slipper Measurements:

Women’s Size 7.5-8.5:

Circumference: 10.5”

Length: Adjustable to size (heel/toe=2.5”) (Sample’s total length measures 10”)

Men’s Size 9.5-10.5:

Circumference: 12.5”

Length: Adjustable to size (heel/toe=3”) (Sample’s total length measures 11.75”)

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

Abbreviations: 

Button-Up Romeos-chillCO: cast on

EW: E-wrap

P: purl stitch

KO: knit off

St(s): stitches

WY: working yarn

BO: Bind off

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is created for ladies size 7.5-8.5, with men’s size 9.5-10.5 listed in parenthesis ( ).  If you’d prefer a smaller or larger size, just add or decrease pegs/rows as needed.

As this is working with very bulky yarns, keep tension loose throughout.

Video Tutorials and Web Tools:

Common Shoe Size Measurements

Heel and Toe Part 1 & Part 2

Pattern Instructions:

Set loom to 28 pegs in large gauge.  CO to 24 (28) of the pegs to work as a panel, centering stitches on a long section of the loom.

**Note: CO in a clockwise direction for the left slipper and a counterclockwise direction for the right slipper. (Sample uses the Half Hitch CO, but any CO of preference will be fine.)

Rows 1-10 (12): Work in the following 2 row pattern:

A: S1, EW23 (27)

B: S1, P22 (26), EW1

Button Loop: Working on Peg 1 only, EW and KO 10 times.

Rows 11-20 (13-24): EW24 (28)

Heel

Place stitch markers on pegs 7, 11, 14, 18 (8, 13, 16, 21). These will be helpful while turning the heel/toe.

Row 21 (25): Turn heel (Step by step instructions on turning the heel/toe are listed at the bottom of the pattern.)

Row 22 (26): EW24 (28) (KO 3 over 1 on peg 6 (7) ).

Instep

Rows 23-36 (27-44): EW24 (28).

*Note: The number of rows in this section is easily adjusted to accommodate the intended shoe size. Simply work until the entire length of knitting measures the total length desired for slipper, minus 2.5” (3”).

Toe

Row 37 (45): Repeat the same steps used to turn the heel.

Row 38 (46): Repeat Row 22.

Wrap the #5 decorative yarn around the loom once. Cut this yarn strand here.

BBO all pegs. Wrap the #6 yarn strand around the loom twice. Cut this yarn strand here.

Finishing

The slipper will now be seamed up in a “T” shaped manner. It might help to pin slipper edges in place before proceeding to ensure an even seam. Use the #5 weight yarn tail to seam up the toe, and the #6 weight yarn to seam up the top of the slipper until 1” (1.5”) ( below the button loop. Knot securely at this point.

Stitch the button onto the side opposite the button loop so that it still shows when the cuff is folded down.

Weave in all ends and trim close to work.

Button-Up Romeos-StitchingWork all steps once more for the second slipper, making sure to CO in the opposite direction as the first slipper so the button loop will be worked on the correct side.

Using a needle and thread or lighter weight yarn, stitch the leather bottoms securely in place. (Sample uses a blanket stitch, but an overhand stitch will work as well.)

 

**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.

  • EW18 (21), W&T peg 19 (22).
  • EW12 (14) to peg 7 (8), W&T peg 6 (7).
  • EW11 (13) to peg 17 (20), W&T peg 18 (21).
  • EW10 (12) to peg 8 (9), W&T peg 7 (8).
  • EW9 (11) to peg 16 (19), W&T peg 17 (20).
  • EW8 (10) to peg 9 (10), W&T peg 8 (9).
  • EW7 (9) to peg 15 (18), W&T peg 16 (19).
  • EW6 (8) to peg 10 (11), W&T peg 9 (10).
  • EW5 (7) to peg 14 (17), W&T peg 15 (18).
  • EW4 (6) to peg 11 (12), W&T peg 10 (11).
  • (Men’s Size: EW5 to peg 16, W&T peg 17.)
  • (Men’s Size: EW4 to peg 13, W&T peg 12.)

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.

  • EW4 (4) to peg 14 (16), W&T peg 15 (17).
  • EW5 (5) to peg 10 (12), W&T peg 9 (11).
  • EW6 (6) to peg 15 (17), W&T peg 16 (18).
  • EW7 (7) to peg 9 (11), W&T peg 8 (10).
  • EW8 (8) to peg 16 (18), W&T peg 17 (19).
  • EW9 (9) to peg 8 (10), W&T peg 7 (9).
  • EW10 (10) to peg 17 (19), W&T peg 18 (20).
  • EW11 (11) to peg 7 (9), W&T peg 6 (8).
  • Women’s Size: EW18 to peg 24 (KO 3 over 1 on peg 18 and KO 2 over 1 on peg 19). Women’s Size heel/toe is complete.
  • (Men’s Size: EW12 to peg 20, W&T peg 21).
  • (Men’s Size: EW13 to peg 8, W&T peg 7).
  • (Men’s Size: EW21 to peg 28 (KO 3 over 1 on peg 21, and KO 2 over 1 on peg 22). Men’s Size heel/toe is complete.

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. :)

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Aug 25, 2015

Sea Waves Afghan

Knit in fun colors with stripes and large circles giving lots of colorful variations just like gentle waves. This afghan is knit in three pieces and sewn together matching the stripes so that it looks to be in 1 large piece.saewaves_afghan

 

Size: 34″ x 44″

Loom: 28” Knitting Board + extenders, set up in double knit with 2cm spacing

Stitches: Stockinette

Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky, 75% Acrylic and 25% Wool. Wash in warm water and lay flat to dry. Total 14 skeins

Color Main yarn is Med Blue (B), 8 skeins. Accent Color #1 is Peacock (P), 3 skeins, Accent color #2 is Aran Tweed (A), 3 skeins

Notions Needed: Knit hook, crochet hook, measure tape, large darning needle for sewing

Gauge: 3 Sts X 4 Rows=1 inch

Instructions:

Center Section is worked on full width of loom or 62 stitches.

Cast On 62 stitches in Stockinette with main color yarn (B). Lay anchor yarn.

Work 10 rows in Stockinette stitch.

Tie on (P) yarn at 3rd stitch in center of loom. You can leave the (B) yarn attached as the stripes are only 5 rows.

Work (3) rows in Stockinette in (P) yarn. Cut with 3” tail.

Tie on (A) yarn at 3rd stitch in center of loom and tie it also to tail of (P) yarn. Lay tails inside between the pegs.

Work 2 rows in Stockinette. Cut and tie on to main yarn (B). Continue working with main yarn for 2 additional rows.

Begin the circles. You can follow the diagram row by row to work the circle rows.

Explanation of circle rows: Each circle will be 10 sts wide at widest point and 10 rows at widest point. Each side edge (B) will be 5 sts with 4 stitches between the circles at widest point. We used a separate strand of yarn for the 4 circles, so tie on a separate skein for each circle. We carried the main yarn thru the circles maintaining Stockinette weave. This will give the afghan more stretch in this area. Work the color sts in Stockinette also.

Cut and tie off each accent color yarn.

Work 1 row with (B) yarn.

Repeat the circle rows by tying on the accent colors, but use the accent colors in opposite locations to have the colors alternating.

Cut and tie off each accent color yarn.

Work (2) rows with (B) yarn.

Tie on (P) yarn at 3rd st and work 2 rows. Cut and knot.

Tie on (A) yarn at 3rd st and work 3 rows. Cut and knot.

**Work 20 rows with (B) yarn.

**Repeat the stripe rows using both accent colors, for 5 rows, 2 (P) and 3 (A).

Repeat the ** rows 2 additional times ending with the 5 rows of stripes. Tie off the accent colors.

Work 2 rows (B) yarn.

Repeat the entire section of Circles.

Work 2 rows (B) yarn.

Work 2 rows (A) yarn

Work 3 rows (P) yarn.

Work 10 rows with (B) yarn. Cut yarn leaving a 3” yarn tail.

Bind Off with 2 loop method using crochet hook. Start at end opposite the yarn tail. Once afghan is off loom, knot last loop using the yarn tail.

Bind Off at anchor yarn with 2 loop method. Knot by pulling yarn tail thru last loop. You can tuck in any yarn tails into the afghan with crochet hook.

Side panels are knit to widen the size of the afghan. Be sure to follow the accent colors of the stripes so that they match when sewn together. The outer edges also have been knit with a placket edge to give a nice feel to the balance of the afghan once complete.

Placket edge: This means that the first 4 stitches of the beginning edge will be doubled. To do this, weave in Stockinette on first 4 sts and return to beginning. Do not hook over. Now weave the entire piece, row 1, in Stockinette weaving back to the beginning. The first 4 sts will have 4 loops on them while all others have 2 loops. Now hook over the entire row. Lift 2 over 2, leaving these 4 sts with 2 loops and all others with just 1 loop. (The first cast on row will have just 3 loops on the first 4 sts. Lift 1 over 2.)

Side panels: (knit 2, 1 with placket on first 4 sts and 1 with placket on last 4 sts)

Cast on 16 sts. Lay anchor yarn.

Be sure to mirror the amount of rows and colors as on the center section.

Left side panel: Work placket on left edge. Work 10 rows (B), 3 (P), 2 (A), 25 (B), 2 (P), 3 (A), 20 (B), 2 (P), 3 (A), 20 (B), 3 (A), 2 (P), 20 (B), 3 (A),2 (P), 25 (B), 2 (A), 3 (P), 10 (B).

Right side panel: Same except do placket on right edge.

Lay out the sections to confirm that all stripes match. Do a whip stitch at each stripe to maintain the spacing. Using a large eyed darning needle and (B) yarn, sew the side sections to the center section. Be sure to do this with the invisible stitch by picking up the cross stitches on each edge. This lays in the center of the knitted edge. Once complete, you will not be able to find the seams. You can remove the whip stitch as you come to them, as they are not needed once the pieces are sewn with the invisible stitch. Tuck in any remaining yarn tails into knit for a finished afghan.

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7 Comments

  • Could this be made on the Afghan loom or the aio, too?

  • Thank you for sharing, when I get better at this, I will want to try this pattern, could this pattern also work on the 38″ Afghan board? Please let me know, thank you again.

  • Hi Carolann, yes this afghan can be made on the 38″ knitting board with tightest spacer setting.

  • Hi Jonnita, The afghan circular loom is designed for single knit, but you can still do double knit on the AllnOne loom but your center piece would be more narrow and you would have, probably,just 3 circles. A nice smaller afghan.

  • Thank you Pat, I think that is what I will do, and later I will purchase the 28″ loom; I am getting the 38″ Afghan loom at HSN, their are having a flex with it, also I am also getting your new hat loom too, again thanks for all the looms you have put together.

    Sincerely Carolann Adair

  • I love this! I am such a fan of spots and stripes! :)

  • Thanks Bethany, Working in double knit makes this type of designs, easier to do.

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Aug 14, 2015

Willow Lace Shawl

Wrap yourself in softness with this delicate shawl. Worked in a silk blend yarn for a luxurious, silky feel. The pattern is provided in a chart form as well as written with a breakdown of the lace stitch section.

Drop_shawlKnitting loom: All-n-One Loom, 103 pegs used.

Yarn: Approx 900 yards of silk blend yarn in DK weight. Knit Picks Diadem in Argent Solid (5 skeins)

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

Size: 60 x 17 inches

Gauge: 20 x 24=4 inches in stockinette, blocked

Abbreviations
k=knit 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

Notes: Recommend to place a stitch marker on peg 7 and peg 97. Chart is worked on the peg starting with the first stitch marker (peg 7) to last stitch marker (peg 97).

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 103 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-10: k to end.

Row 11: k6, work row 1 of chart to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 12: k6, work row 2 of chart to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 13: k6, work row 3 of chart to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 14: k6, work row 4 of chart to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 15: k6, work row 5 of chart to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 16: k6, work row 6 of chart to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 17: k6, work row 7 of chart to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 18: k6: work row 8 of chart to last 6 sts, k6.

Rep Rows 11-18: 47 more times.

Next 10 rows. Repeat Rows 1-10.

Bind off with open basic method. Weave ends in. Wet block to measurements.

 

Stitch Breakdownwillowlace_graph

Row 1 (RS <): *p1, k5; rep from * to last st, p1

  • *Purl peg 1, Knit peg 2 to 6; repeat from the * until the last peg, purl last peg.

Row 2 (RS >): p1, *k5, p1; rep from *

Row 3: *k1, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last peg, k1

Step 1: Remove loop from peg 3 and hold it (or place on stitch holder).

Step 2: Move loop from peg 2 and place it on peg 3.

Step 3: Place loop from Step 1 back on peg 3.

Peg 2 is empty.

Step 4: Remove loop from peg 5 and hold it (or on stitch holder).

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

Step 6: Place stitch from Step 4 back on peg 5.

Peg 6 is empty.

  • Knit peg 1, ewrap peg 2, knit peg 3 (treat both loops as one loop), purl peg 4, knit peg 5 (treat both loops as one loop), ewrap peg 6; rep from * to last peg, knit the last peg.

Row 4: k1, *k2,  p1, k3;  rep from *.

Untwist the ewraps and place this strand of yarn in front of the peg. Work the row as instructed.

Row 5: *k3, p1, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 6: k1. *k2, p1, k3, rep from *.

Row 7: *p1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk; rep from * to last st, p1

Step 1: Remove loop from peg 2 and hold it.

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

Peg 3 is empty.

Step 3: Place stitch from Step 1 back on peg 2.

Step 4: Remove loop from peg 6 and hold it.

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

Step 6: Place loop from Step 4 back on peg 6.

Peg 5 is empty.

  • *Purl peg 1, knit peg 2 (treat both loops on the peg as one loop), ewrap peg 3, knit peg 4, ewrap peg 5, knit peg 6 (treat both loops on the peg as one loop); rep from * to the end of row; purl the last peg.

Row 8:  p1, *k5, p1; rep from *

 

25 Comments

  • So pretty! Excellent job! :)

  • Thank you :)

  • I love it! It’s so, pretty! I can’t wait to make this. What is the “open removal method?” I’ve never heard of it before.

  • This is simply beautiful. What a gorgeous piece – thank you for sharing your pattern!

  • Just beautiful! As someone who doesn’t like charts your row to row breakdown is greatly appreciated.

  • Lovely shawl!

  • I really like this shawl pattern very pretty. Thank you. Do you have a video for this pattern I am more of a visual knitter or learner?????

  • Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • That is beautiful. Would you consider this a project for intermediate or advanced loomers? I’m a beginner and it looks difficult.

  • Thank you so much for the stitch breakdown for this beautiful pattern. I’m still enough of a novice that ssk and k2tog confuse me, but your stitch break downs are always perfectly clear and allow me to knit beyond my vocabulary :)

  • Very pretty! Thank you for breaking down the stitch pattern. I will try to make this this winter.

  • Thank you!

  • Thank you!

  • Hi Angie, there are no videos, but we did provide a breakdown of the stitch pattern.

  • Thank you!

  • Thank you Lorri. I am glad it is useful.

  • Thank you!

  • Hi Raelyn, it is the Basic removal method.

  • Thank you, Isela.

  • Hi Isela,

    Absolutely beautiful! If I can make socks on the AIO Loom,

    I can do this or I will dye trying! LOL Thank you for breaking

    down the pattern. I will be back with one / two questions about the stitches, maybe.

    Thank you KB for sharing these beautiful shawls.

  • It is a beautiful pattern and I am going to try it out. Can I use it for a baby blanket and if so what are the amount of stitches, etc. thanks.

  • that is very pretty. I would definitely want to make this sometime.

  • What does RS mean ? I am new to looming

  • It is a right side row, it will go from Right to Left.

  • Thank you

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