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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. :)

Version One side angle

Version Two side angle

 

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Sep 18, 2015

Baby’s First Cocoon and Blanket

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Bunting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abbreviations

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

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

INSTRUCTIONSbunting_babyvertical

Cast on 20 stitches (from right to left).

Row 1: p to the end of row.

Row 2: k to the end of row.

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

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

Repeat last Row 17 more times.

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

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

Cut working yarn leaving a 20 inch yarn tail.

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

Weave ends in. Block if necessary.

Blanket

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

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

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

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

Size: 24 x 24 inches blocked

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

Abbreviations

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 4 stitches, from right to left.

Row 1: p4 (from left to right)

Row 2: k2, yo, k to the end of row.

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

 


 

 

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  • 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

Hedgie

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.

LH9A0495cropLoom: All-n-One Loom

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. :)

Button-Up Romeos

 

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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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Aug 10, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Mini Monkey

Mini Monkey

One mini monkey, just as cute as can be
Lounging on a banana bunch saying “You can knit me!  You can knit me!”
so out comes some yarn, some fluff, and the Sock Loom EFG
and you’ve knit a darling monkey, just as quick as can be!

minimonkey

Materials

Knitting Loom:  Sock Loom EFG

Yarn:  Small amount of fingering weight yarn in two different colors.

MC = Knit Picks Stroll Hand Painted Sock Yarn

CC = Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering Sock Yarn

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, fiberfill for stuffing, needle and black embroidery thread to embroider eyes, mouth and nose.

Finished Size:  Approximately 4” in height.

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

Abbreviations:

MC = main color

CC = contrast color

Sl = Slip

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 together

M1 = Make 1

Special 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.

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.

Adding a Gathering Thread:  Cut a 12” length of yarn and thread it on to the yarn needle.  Push the yarn needle up under the stitch on peg 1.  Pull the length of yarn out through the stitch, stopping when an inch or two remains at the bottom of the stitch. Move to the next peg and pull the yarn needle up under the stitch.  Pull the length of yarn until all of the slack is gone between the two pegs.  Continue working in this manner until the gathering line has been pulled up under the last stitch in the round. Remove the yarn needle.  Leave the gathering line in place.  It will be used later to shape the monkey’s neck.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

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.

3 Stitch I-Cord:  Using the double e-wrap cast-on method, cast on 3 stitches.  *Working yarn will be at peg 3.  Take the working yarn behind peg 2 and peg 1.  Bring the working yarn around the front of peg 1 and lay it across pegs 1, 2, and 3.  Knit peg 2, then peg 1, then peg 3.  Repeat from * as directed in pattern, or until I-cord reaches the desired length.  Gently pull on the cord every few inches to help set the stitches.

Bind the I-cord off by moving the stitch on the second peg over to the first peg, placing it above the stitch on the peg.  Knit the bottom stich over the top stitch.  Move the stitch from peg 3 over to peg 1, placing it above the stitch on the peg.  Knit the bottom stitch over the top stitch. With the working yarn, wrap peg 1 and knit it.  Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail measuring about 5”.  Draw the working yarn out through the last stitch remaining on peg 1, then remove the cord from the loom.  Gently pull on the yarn tail to secure the bind off.

4 Stitch I-Cord:  Using the double e-wrap cast-on method, cast on 4 stitches.  *Working yarn will be at peg 4.  Take the working yarn behind peg 3, peg 2, and peg 1.  Bring the working yarn around the front of peg 1 and lay it across pegs 1, 2, 3 and 4.  Knit peg 3, then peg 2, then peg 1, then peg 4.  Repeat from * as directed in pattern, or until I-cord reaches the desired length.  Gently pull on the cord every few inches to help set the stitches.

Bind the I-cord off by moving the stitch on the second peg over to the first peg, placing it above the stitch on the peg.  Knit the bottom stich over the top stitch.  Move the stitch from peg 3 over to peg 1, placing it above the stitch on the peg.  Knit the bottom stitch over the top stitch. Move the stitch from peg 4 over to peg 1.  Knit the bottom stitch over the top stitch.  With the working yarn, wrap peg 1 and knit it.  Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail measuring about 5”.  Draw the working yarn out through the last stitch remaining on peg 1, then remove the cord from the loom.  Gently pull on the yarn tail to secure the bind off.

Make 1:  Increase.  For the purposes of this project, simply cast on a new stitch with the double e-wrap method when M1 is indicated in the pattern.

Instructions

Head and 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 15 rows using the u-wrap knit stitch.

Add a gathering thread.  (See special techniques)

Work 25 more rows using the u-wrap knit stitch.  Remove from the loom using the gathered bind off method, but do not gather yet.

Pull the ends of the gathering thread to cinch in and shape the neck area.  Tightly tie the ends together to secure the shaping.  Weave these yarn tails in.

Firmly stuff the head section.  Pull the yarn tail from the cast on to gather the top of the head closed.  Weave this yarn tail in.

Lightly stuff the body section.  Gently pull the yarn tail from the gathered bind off, gathering just until the bottom of the monkey starts to drawn in and become a bit rounded.  The shape will be a bit like a bowling pin.  There will still be a small opening on the bottom of the monkey.  Whip stitch this opening closed, then weave in the yarn tail. Set aside.

Ears (Make 2):

Leave a 5” yarn tail.  With MC, cast on 4 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1-3: Sl 1, K3.

Row 4: Sl 1, K1, K2tog.

Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Set aside.

Limbs (Make 4):

With CC, cast on 4 stitches.  Work a 4 stitch I-cord for four rows.  Switch to MC.  Work the 4 stitch I-cord for 12 more rows.  Bind off , leaving a 5″ yarn tail.  Set aside.  Repeat this process for the remaining limbs.

Tail:

With CC, cast on 3 stitches.  Work a 3 stitch I-cord for four rows.  Switch to MC.  Work the 3 stitch I-cord for 16 more rows.  Bind off, leaving a 5″ yarn tail.  Set aside.

Face:

Leave a 10″ yarn tail.  With CC, cast on 4 stitches.

Row 1: Sl 1, K3, M1.

Row 2: Sl 1, K4, M1.

Row 3: Sl 1, K5, M1.

Rows 4-6: Sl 1, K6.

Row 7: Sl 1, K3, K2tog, K1.

Row 8: Sl 1, K2, K2tog, K1.

Row 9: Sl 1, K1, K2tog, K1.

Bind off with basic bind off method.  Using the 10″ yarn tail, sew the face piece on to the front of the monkey’s head, with the purl side facing out.  Weave in both yarn tails.

Finishing:

Using the long yarn tails from the cast on, sew an ear to each side of the monkey’s head.  Weave in both yarn tails for each ear.

Using the long yarn tails from the bind off, sew a limb (arms) to each side of the monkey’s body, near the neckline.  Weave in all yarn tails for these limbs.

Using the long yarn tails from the bind off, sew two limbs (legs) on at the bottom of the monkey’s body.  Weave in all yarn tails for these limbs.

Using the long yarn tail from the bind off, sew the tail to the back of the monkey’s body  Weave in all yarn tails.

Using the needle and black embroidery thread, add eyes, nostrils, and a mouth to the little monkey’s face section.

 

Feel free to ‘go bananas’ and knit a whole ‘barrel full of monkeys’!

6 Comments

  • Jenny, he is so adorable!!! I love him and I want to knit him :)

  • Thank you, Isela! I’m glad you like him :)

  • He is ridiculously cute, Jenny! :D I love how he’s posed on those bananas, too! So fun! :)

  • Thank you, Bethany! He does look pretty happy lounging there on the banana bunch, doesn’t he? ;)

  • This is just awesome, Jenny! I love that sweet little monkey face! I think this is one of my favorite little patterns yet!

  • Thank you, Brenda! I appreciate your kind comment.

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Aug 7, 2015

Dakota Zippy Scarf

A basic change of stitch pattern on Zippy creates a fun, quick scarf, 52″ long

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Loom: 2 Zippys and one connector for a total of 8 stitches

Yarn: Sample uses Red Heart Grande, 1 skein, Oatmeal, 5.5” wide scarf.

Or for a thinner scarf, use Isaac Mizrahi, 1 skein, 5” wide scarf.

Stitches used: Purl and Ewrap

ewrap_purlscarf

Yarn Option: Knit with Isaac Mizrahi Yarn

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 8 stitches with crochet cast on method for a tight edge.

Row 1- 4: purl to end of row for beginning of scarf.

*Next 6 rows: ewrap to end of row.

Next 6 rows: purl to end row*

Repeat the 12 * rows by alternating the ewap rows and the purl rows. End with 6 ewrap rows, leaving about 5 yards to complete.

Last 4 rows: purl to end of row.

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

 

1 Comment

  • great pattern. I used it to make an infinity scarf. love how it turned out.

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Jul 24, 2015

Zippy Shawl & Shawlette

LH9A5627Open your wings and fly! Beautiful open stitches and winged tipped edges adorn the tips of this shawlette worked with a simple lace. Worked in garter stitch and short rows to provide width to the wingspan.

Knitting loom: Zippy loom (6 Zippy looms for the Zippy Shawlette, (7 Zippy looms for the Zippy Shawl).

Yarn: Approximately 120 yards of super bulky yarn for Zippy Shawlette (240 yards of super bulky yarn for the Zippy Shawl). Samples used Red Heart Boutique Twilight (2 skeins in Turquoise (4 skeins in Mercury) 59 yds/54m.

Notions: knitting tool, big eye tapestry needle.

Size: Zippy Shawlette: 40” wingspan by 16” to the tip.

Zippy Shawl: 70” wingspan by 28” to the tip.

Gauge: Zippy Shawlette: 5 sts x 8 rows= 4 inches (in garter stitch with the regular knit stitch).

Zippy Shawl: 4 sts x 5 rows= 4 inches (in garter stitch with ewrap knit stitch)

Pattern notes:

Connect the 6 (7 Zippy looms together) 24 (28 pegs).

Abbreviations

BBO: Basic bind off

CO: Cast on

EWK: Ewrap knit

k: knit stitch

p: purl stitch

sts:stitches

YO: yarn over (ewrap peg)

 

Zippy ShawletteLH9A5676

Time: Approximately 2.5-3  hours; each wedge takes approximately 10-15 minutes. 

INSTRUCTIONS

Ewrap cast on 18 sts (from peg 18 to peg 1-left to right).

Row 1: p to end of row (from peg 1 to peg 18).

Row 2: k 4 (peg 18, 17, 16, 15), YO 1 (ewrap peg 15), k 12 (from peg 14 to peg 3).

**Move the stitches as follows. Go to the peg with the YO (ewrap).

  1. With the right hand, remove the YO (ewrap) from the peg and hold it.
  2. With left hand, remove the loop that is on the peg (same peg that had the YO).
  3. Place the loop from the right hand on the empty peg.
  4. Transfer loop from the left hand to the right.LH9A5679
  5. Lift the loop from the next peg (to the left) and hold it with the left hand.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5: 3x.
  7. Place the last loop on next empty peg.**

In other words: You have 4 pegs on the left, (pegs 18, 17, 16, and 15) peg 15 has the YO (an extra ewrap, correct?

Place the YO (the ewrap) on a stitch holder and leave it there.

Move the loop on peg 18 over to its neighbor empty peg to the left, peg 19. You have just moved one of the stitches over one spot.

Move loop from peg 17 to the peg vacated previously (peg 18).

Repeat the same process with loop on peg 16, (moving it over to peg 17).

Repeat the same process with loop on peg 15( move it to peg 16) Peg 15 is empty.

Place the ewrap that is in the stitch holder on peg 15.

Row 3: p to end of row (from peg 3 to peg 19).

Row 4: k 4 (pegs 19, 18, 17, 16) YO1 (ewrap peg 16), k 11 (from peg 15 to peg 5).

Repeat from ** to **.

Row 5: p to the end of row (from peg 5 to peg 20).

Row 6: k 4 (pegs 20, 19, 18, 17) YO1 (ewrap peg 17), k 10 (from peg 16 to peg 7).

Repeat from ** to **.

Row 7: p to the end of row (from peg 7 to peg 21).

Row 8: k 4 (peg 21, 20, 19, 18) YO1 (ewrap peg 18), k 9 (from pegs 17 to peg 9).

Repeat from ** to **

Row 9: p to the end of row (from peg 9 to peg 22).

Row 10: Basic bind off 4 (pegs 22, 21, 20, 19). 18 sts rem. K 18 (from peg 18 to peg 1).

Repeat Row 1-Row 10: 9 more times.

Repeat Rows 1-Row 9.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Tighten the cast on row using the tightening tip.

Block to emphasize the points of the shawl.

 

Zippy Shawl

LH9A5635Time: Approximately 4 hours. Each wedge takes approximately 20-25 minutes. 

The Zippy Shawl is worked similar to the Zippy Shawlette, except worked with the ewrap stitch to provide more length and width to the shawl as well as more open lace like stitches.

INSTRUCTIONS

Ewrap cast on 24 sts (from peg 24 to peg 1).

Row 1: p to end of row (from peg 1 to peg 24).

Row 2: EWK 4 (peg 24, 23, 22, 21), YO 1 (ewrap peg 21), EWK 18 (from peg 20 to peg 3).

**Move the stitches as follows. Go to the peg with the YO (ewrap).

  1. With the right hand, remove the YO (ewrap) from the peg and hold it.
  2. With left hand, remove the loop that is on the peg (same peg that had the YO).
  3. Place the loop from the right hand on the empty peg.
  4. Transfer loop from the left hand to the right.
  5. Lift the loop from the next peg (to the left) and hold it with the left hand.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5: 3x.
  7. Place the last loop on next empty peg.**

Row 3: p to end of row (from peg 3 to peg 25).

Row 4: EWK 4 (pegs 25, 24, 23, 22) YO 1 (ewrap peg 22), EWK 17 (from peg 21 to peg 5).

Repeat from ** to **.

Row 5: p to the end of row (from peg 5 to peg 26).

Row 6: EWK 4 (pegs 26, 25, 24, 23) YO 1 (ewrap peg 23), EWK 16 (from peg 22 to peg 7).

Repeat from ** to **.

Row 7: p to the end of row (from peg 7 to peg 27).

Row 8: EWK 4 (peg 27, 26, 25, 24) YO 1 (ewrap peg 24), EWK 15 (from pegs 23 to peg 9).

Repeat from ** to **

Row 9: p to the end of row (from peg 9 to peg 28).

Row 10: Basic bind off 4 (pegs 28, 27, 26, 25). 24 sts rem. EWK 24 (from peg 24 to peg 1).

Repeat Row 1-Row 10: 9 more times.

Repeat Rows 1-Row 9.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Tighten the cast on row using the tightening tip.

Block to emphasize the points of the shawl.

 

4 Comments

  • Which way do you cast on? Right to Left (Clockwise), or Left to Righ(Counter Clockwise)?

  • Is there any way you could do a video on the following section of the pattern, I don’ understand it, thanks so much,

    *Move the stitches as follows. Go to the peg with the YO (ewrap).

    With the right hand, remove the YO (ewrap) from the peg and hold it.
    With left hand, remove the loop that is on the peg (same peg that had the YO).
    Place the loop from the right hand on the empty peg.
    Transfer loop from the left hand to the right.
    Lift the loop from the next peg (to the left) and hold it with the left hand.
    Repeat steps 3 to 5: 3x.
    Place the last loop on next empty peg.**

  • I’ll try to explain it in another way.

    You will need a stitch holder (a safety pin works) for this method. Let’s say you are doing the shawlette.

    Assume you are on the first section. You have 4 pegs on the left, (pegs 18, 17, 16, and 15) peg 15 has the YO (an extra ewrap, correct?

    Place the YO (the ewrap) on a stitch holder and leave it there.

    Move the loop on peg 18 over to its neighbor empty peg to the left, peg 19. You have just moved one of the stitches over one spot.

    Move loop from peg 17 to the peg vacated previously (peg 18).

    Repeat the same process with loop on peg 16, (moving it over to peg 17).

    Repeat the same process with loop on peg 15( move it to peg 16) Peg 15 is empty.

    Place the ewrap that is in the stitch holder on peg 15.

  • Hi Raelyn,
    Cast on from left to right so that the first row is from Right to Left.

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Jul 13, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Coastline

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Close your eyes and imagine lying on a soft, sandy beach while lilting waves lap along the shore.  Feel the cares of the day slip away, replaced by a sense of tranquility and peace.  Now, imagine you could take this bit of paradise and wrap it up into an armful of comfort, within arm’s reach whenever you needed it.  This lovely cushion cover is meant to evoke the serenity of surf and sand, blue skies and caressing breezes.  It is a soft, cuddly bundle of therapy – plus, the cover is designed to be easily removed in case it ever needs cleaning.  Bliss!

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Materials

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

Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA – 2 skeins of Washington Denim (81 yards each) and 1 skein of Aspen Tweed (64 yards)

Notions: Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, 16” pillow form, needle and thread, 3 large buttons (1 ¼ “ diameter used on sample)

Finished Size: Approximately 16” x 16”

 

Gauge: Not essential for this project

 

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

Sl: Slip

Instructions

Panels: (make 3)

Cast on 8 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1-2: Sl 1, P6, K1.

Rows 3-8: Sl 1, K7.

Work rows 1-8 a total of 14 times. Repeat rows 1-2 once more. Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Weave in all yarn ends.

Assembly:

Cut a length of yarn measuring approximately 60”. Thread the yarn into the yarn needle. Sew one panel to another, matching up the purl sections as you work.

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Cut a new length of yarn measuring 60”. Thread the yarn into the yarn needle. Sew the remaining panel to the side of the joined panels.

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Once all 3 panels have been joined together, fold the lower end of the knitted piece up, leaving a 2” flap at the top of the piece. Note: wrong side of work will be facing outward temporarily.

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Cut a new length of yarn measuring 35”. Thread the yarn into the yarn needle. Seam one side of the cushion cover closed, matching up the purl sections as you work.

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Cut a new length of yarn measuring 35”. Thread the yarn into the yarn needle. Seam the other side of the cushion cover closed, matching up the purl sections as you work. This will create a pouch with a flap closure.

Turn the pouch inside out. Using the needle and thread, sew a button in the center of each panel, on the front of the pouch, near the rim.

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Weave in all remaining yarn ends.  Insert the pillow form into the knitted pouch. Fold the flap over the pillow and button the pouch closed.  (Simply button directly into the knitting).

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“May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.”  Anonymous

 

 

7 Comments

  • Oh, I love it, Jenny! It looks so soft and cozy :D I also love your opening paragraph…takes me right to the beach!

  • Thank you, Bethany! I love it too. And it is super soft and smooshy. It just begs to be picked up and given a big squeeze, haha.

  • I love my Zippy Loom, made six scarfs with it, I hope to get more zippy’s so I can make shawls and maybe a large blanket. Only thing I ran out of yarn, so going on to store on the first, to get more yarn, also I love the sock loom 2, made leg warmers on it so far and working a scarf on it too, But with Zippy I had fun. Thanks for another good product KB

    Sincerely Carolann Adair

  • I post some of the scarfs I made with my Zippy on my facebook page

  • Can you please explain what K2 means? I am working on a round loom trying to make a pinwheel blanket.

    Thank you

  • Hello Robin,

    In knitting patterns, the abbreviation K means knit. So, in your pattern, K2 means to knit 2 stitches. I hope that helps. Good luck with your blanket :)

  • Hello Carolann,

    I am glad you are enjoying the new Zippy loom. Thanks for your comment. Have a great day!

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Jul 11, 2015

Baby Lion Hat

This adorable baby hat was knit and designed by Beth A. Ferwerda. Thank you Beth for such a fun pattern. Sock Looms are for more than just socks. Hope you enjoy this one!
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Sizes: 0 – 6 months, (6 – 12 months)

Loom: Sock Loom 1

Yarn: 1 skein each Bernat Softee Baby, Lemon and Simply Soft, Pumpkin Small amounts black and cream, and a little stuffing

Notions: 3.75 mm crochet hook

 

 

 

Note: You will be knitting the hat flat, then joining the front to the back as you knit. The first stitch of each row will be slipped (not wrapped).

Instructionslion_hatback1

With Lemon yarn, cast on 32 (38) stitches.

Work 6 rows garter stitch.

Knit 20 (24) rows.

You will now be working short rows to shape the top of the head. Knit across the row until you come to the last peg. Lift stitch off peg, wrap yarn around peg and replace stitch onto peg. Now knit back across row to the last stitch, lift it off peg, wrap yarn around peg and replace stitch onto peg. Continue in this manner until you have 16 (20) center pegs unwrapped.

Now knit across to the first wrapped peg past center unwrapped stitches. Knit both loops on peg. Knit back to the first wrapped peg past center and knit both loops. Continue in this manner until all wrapped pegs have been worked.

You will now be working the front of the hat and joining it to the back. Pick up first slip stitch loop along left side of hat (the purl side will be facing you at this point.) Place it on the last (left side) peg. Knit across the row and knit both stitches on last peg. Now pick up first slip stitch loop along right side edge of hat and place it on the last (right side) peg in row. Knit across row and knit both stitches on last peg. Continue in this manner as you work the front of the hat.

Knit 20 (24) rows with yellow, joining the front of the hat as described above.

Work 6 rows garter stitch, joining as per instructions.

Bind off loosely.

 

Muzzle:

With cream, cast on 14 stitches.

Knit 2 rows.

Increase at the beginning of the next 4 rows.

Now knit 2 rows.

Decrease 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 4 rows.

Knit 2 rows. Bind off loosely.

Ears:

With Lemon, pick up 16 stitches along top edge of hat (where it is slanted from short row shaping). Work 6 rows garter stitch. Now decrease 1 stitch each end every other row 4 times. Bind off. Repeat for second ear.

Sew muzzle to hat, leaving a small opening in the bottom for stuffing. Stuff lightly and then sew closed. Embroider face and eyes. Weave in ends.

Mane: With Pumpkin, chain 10 stitches and attach with single crochet to hat. Chain 10 stitches and attach to hat with single crochet (a few stitches over). Continue in this manner until hat is covered with chain stitch loops.

Optional mane instructions: Create several long (6 feet) lengths of 3 stitch I-cord. Sew these onto hat to create mane, making small loops.

 

2 Comments

  • This hat is absolutely darling! I’m sure some lucky little one will be thrilled to wear this! :D Terrific design, Beth!

  • Super duper cuteness!

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Jul 3, 2015

Green Mountain Jazz Jacket (double knit)

Casual and Comfy as a shawl, but this little jacket hugs your body and creates just enough warm where you need it most. Easy to knit in just 2 pieces. Have some fun with a little color work.

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

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool.110 yards per skein. Machine wash and low dry. Colors-Dove Heather (D), 6 skeins, Cornmeal (Y) 1.5 skeins, Lemongrass Heather (B), 1.5 skeins, Rainforest Heather (G), 1.5 skeins.

Size: One size fits youth to most adults. Easy fit.

Stitches: Stockinette and Rib

Notions Needed: Knit hook, Crochet hook, Large darning needle, (1) button, (1”wide) for front closing.

Gauge: In Stockinette- 7 stitches X 9 rows=2 inches

 

 

Notes: Front of sweater is made as a shawl in one rectangular piece. If you want to have just a long rectangular shawl, increase the center (D) section by additional 26 rows before doing the other 2 multi-color designs. This will result in a 60” long shawl.

Back of sweater is knit as a square and sewn onto the back of sweater front.

Instructions:

Cast On full loom of 48 double stitches in Stockinette stitch using (D) yarn. Lay anchor yarn.

Work (7) rows in rib stitch.

Change to stockinette stitch and work (7) rows.

Change to rib stitch and work (5) rows.

Next row: Work button hole on stitch # 5-6. Work row in rib.

Work 1 row in rib stitch.

Cut and knot the (D) yarn.

Button Hole: Lift loop off peg #5 and place on peg #6. Do this to both boards. Weave the row in rib stitch on all pegs. When hooking over, lift both lower loops over on peg #6 and do nothing to peg #5. Next row, weave in rib stitch on all pegs. Hook over regular all pegs.

Work the Design section. Tie on a new color at 2nd stitch.

Design Section of 3 Colors:

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The 3 color design is a series of 7, 5, 3, and 1 stitch of color rotating with another color. It is all done in Stockinette stitch. If you are doing 1 or 3 stitches of the color, work those stitches front to back. Then pick up other color and weave in Stockinette stitch. When you change to doing 5 or 7 stitches of a color, change to stockinette and do the other one front to back.

Start the design with (3) rows of (B) yarn. Tie on the (Y) yarn and work the design for (5) rows. After the 5 rows of the (Y) design are worked, tie and knot (B) yarn and work (3) rows of (Y) yarn only. Add the (G) yarn to next row. Work the (4) rows of design with (G) yarn. Tie and knot the (Y) yarn. Continue with (G) yarn only for another 5 rows.

After completing the Design Section, tie and knot the (G) yarn and tie on the (D) yarn.

Work in Stockinette stitch for (20) rows. Tie and knot the (D) yarn.

Change to the (B) yarn, and repeat the Design section.

After completing the 2nd design section, you are ready to do the back area of the sweater front.

Tie on the (D) yarn. Work a total of (59) rows starting with (7) rows* in rib stitch. Change to stockinette stitch and work (6) rows*.

Repeat these (13) rows* additional (3) times. Work 1 more section of rib stitch for (7) rows. The back section will be approximately 13” X 13” in size.

Work the Design section in reverse by starting with the (G) yarn.

Work another section of Stockinette stitch for (20) rows in (D) yarn.

Work the Design section in reverse by starting with the (G) yarn. Once complete, tie on the (D) yarn again.

Final section repeats the first section of (7) rows of rib stitch, (7) rows of Stockinette stitch, and (7) rows of rib stitch. This is all done in (D) yarn. Do not repeat the buttonhole.

Do a loose 2 stitch bind off at both ends for front piece. Go over the entire piece and check for yarn tails at the color changes. Make sure they are knotted securely, trim and tuck into the knit. Remove anchor yarn.

Back of Jacket:

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Cast On in stockinette stitch (48) stitches with (D) yarn. Lay anchor yarn.

Work (7) rows in rib stitch.

Work (7) rows in Stockinette stitch.

Work (7) rows in rib stitch. Cut and tie (D) yarn

Work the Design section.

Complete the back with (D) yarn working (21) rows.

This is (7) rows of rib stitch, (7) rows in Stockinette stitch, and (7) rows in rib stitch.

Bind Off of loom in this manner.

Move all loops on one board to other board so that there are 2 loops on just one board and the other is empty. Work all the pegs by lifting bottom loop over top. You now have one loop on all pegs of one board.

Bind off this board in 2 loop method as before. This edge will be sewn to the back section of the sweater front.

 

Finishing:

Use matching yarn for sewing the back to front across back. Do this with invisible stitch. The top of the back piece will fit exactly to the width of the center of front piece, matching the (D) color sections.

When you sew the sides, you want to match up the design colors. For a smaller fit, sew the side seam from hem edge thru the design section. For a looser fit with more relaxed arm openings, just sew up the bottom (D) color section. Match the buttonhole with the correct location for the button and sew with matching yarn.

Your little wrap/jacket is ready to wear with just a turtleneck and jeans, or over your favorite little skirt and leggings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Comments

  • I have an eighteen inch knittingboard loom with the metal pins. Would this pattern work on it and would I use the half inch spacer?

    Thank you.

  • Would it be possible to see a picture of the back of the jacket after it has been seemed?

    Thank you.

  • Hi Karen, If your knitting board has min of 48 stitches, it should work just fine. You may want to knit a bit and see if the 1/2″ spacer results with the same gauge or similar.

  • This is stunning, Pat! Excellent design! :)

  • I have a quick question. Why does the center portion of my double knitting arch upwards from the bottom instead of staying square.

    I have restarted this pattern about 3 times now trying to figure out what or if I am doing something wrong.

    Thanks for the help and the patterns

  • That is beautiful and I love it and plan on making it

  • This is a lovely project, Pat! Beautiful colorwork, too.

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Jun 28, 2015

Zippy Triangle Shawl

The Zippy Triangle Shawl is a breeze to knit with its large open stitches. It’s a lovely evening shoulder cover up.

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Knitting loom: Zippy loom (5 Zippy looms, connected together, 20 pegs total).

Yarn: Approximately 80 (150 for size B) yards of super bulky yarn. Sample used Loops & Threads Opus (2 skeins in Bermuda used) 42 yds/38m.

Notions: knitting tool, big eye tapestry needle.

Gauge: varies depending on thickness of yarn. Pattern is worked with the e-wrap stitch as the knit stitch.

Size:
Size A: Approximately 60″ wingspan, 22 inches in length-to the point (blocked).
Size B: Approximately: 62″ wingspan x 27 inches in length-to the point.

Pattern notes:  Connect the 5 Zippy looms together to have 20 pegs (7 Zippys for size B, total of 28 pegs).
Begin the cast on the right side.

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONSTriangle Shawl Cropped

Ewrap cast on (from left to right) 2 stitches. (Peg 1 is on the right, peg 20 is on the far left. Cast on pegs 2 and 1. Place slip knot on peg 2, ewrap peg 1.)

Row 1: Ewrap knit to end of row (Ewrap knit peg 1 and peg 2).

Row 2: Increase one stitch at the beginning of the row (Half Hitch Cast on on peg 3), purl to the end of row  (Purl peg 2 and 1).  (Recommend to use the Half Hitch cast on method: Here is a video link to Bethany Dailey’s video on the Half Hitch increase).

Rep Row 1 and Row 2: until you have increased to 20 stitches (28 stitches for size B).

Next row: Ewrap knit to the end of row

Next row: Purl to the end of row.

**Next row: Ewrap knit to the end of row.

Next row: Decrease one at the beginning of the row, purl to the end of row.**
(To decrease, move the stitch from the last peg to the adjacent peg to the right. Ex: Move loop from peg 20 to peg 19; then purl the entire row to the end (treat the peg with the two loops as one loop)

Repeat from ** to ** until you have 2 stitches remaining.

Bind off loosely with basic bind off method.

Weave all ends in. Block to open up the stitches.

Designed by Isela Phelps. (C)2015, Isela Phelps.

Special Thank you to Jeannette Pirkle for her assistance with size B of the pattern.

3 Comments

  • Hi Pat

    I first would like to say wow these Zppy looms are awesome
    What neat idea to develop these amazing easy to use looms
    This pattern is beautiful and a great design and the shawl
    Will look great with any summer dress it will dress up the
    Outfit and will make any girl feel so good its not a heavy shawl
    It a fun flirty shawl .I wanted to ask can you use a worsted
    Weight yarn #4 on the zippy loom can this pattern be worked up
    Using a lighter weight yarn ? Thañk you for keeping the patterns fresh up to date and developing new looms .

  • Hi Sherri,
    You can work this pattern with worsted weight but it will turn out completely different. It will be very, very open stitches. However, if you block it, it would be stunning open lace-like stitches.

  • Very pretty, Isela! And I love the colors in the yarn you used.

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Jun 20, 2015

Metropolitan Cowl

Make a cowl in under 1 hour! The organic nature of the seed stitch provides this cowl an urban feel full of texture and life. 

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Knitting loom: Zippy loom (2 Zippy looms, connected together).

Yarn: 40 yards of Mega Bulky acrylic yarn. Sample used Bernat Mega Bulky (1 skein in Claret color).

Notions: knitting tool, big eye tapestry needle.

Size: 6 inches wide x 20 inches long.

Gauge: 5 sts x 9 rows= 4 inches (in stockinette, using the Knit Stitch/U Stitch).

Other: 1 accent button (2 inches in diameter).

 

INSTRUCTIONSSeed Stitch Cowl 2 600 pix

Leave a 12 inch yarn tail; Ewrap cast on 8 pegs from left to right.

Row 1: *knit 1 peg, purl 1 peg; rep from * to the end of row.

Rep Row 1 until item measures approximately 19 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off loosely with basic bind off method.

Overlap the cast on edge to the bind off edge (about  1.5 inches), sew the button in place (through both layers of the knitted item).

Weave all ends in.

Tip: Tighten the cast on edge using the tightening tip.

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6 Comments

  • I just bought the Zippy. How many Zippies do I need to attach to make a full size blanket. Thank You!

  • Hi Susie, what size of blanket? You say full size, as in a full size bed? Every peg provides about 1 inch of work, (depending on the stitch and the yarn weight). If you want a blanket that is about 30 inches wide, you will need at least 30 pegs (minimum).

  • I just bought Zippy Looms but didn’t know that connectors are separate. I don’t see on the list connectors for Zippy Looms. Will you be selling them? Thanks!

  • Where can I purchase an accent button for this?

  • Steven, I bought 2 zippy looms and the connectors come with the looms. Its a small , flat yellow piece of plastic that slides into each end of the loom. You get one connector with each loom.
    Sue

  • I bought a button exactly like that at joanns

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