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Jun 15, 2015

Zippy simple long scarf (72″ length)

Just got your Zippy? Here’s a fun project to get started. Zippy makes it easy!!

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Loom: 1 or 2 Zippys

Yarn: Patons Cobbles (with 1 Zippy need 1 skein , 2 Zippys need 2 skeins)

Size: 1 Zippy – 3.5” x 72” 2 Zippys – 7” x 72”

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INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 4 stitches on single Zippy (8 stitches on 2 Zippys).

Work in ewrap stitch until scarf reaches 72 inches or desired length.

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

Your scarf is complete!! Wear it proudly. You made it!!

 

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  • Fast and couldn’t be simpler! Does the scarf curl from being just ewrap?

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Jun 8, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Lacy Luminaries

Lacy Luminaries

It seems like glass jars have become more and more popular.  No longer only lurking in the canning section, glass jars are showing up everywhere – from restaurant tables, to craft boutiques, to garden centers.  And a quick search on the internet can bring up hundreds of ideas for re-purposing them. Liberate a few jars that have been stashed away in your cupboards, or purchase a few and make these pretty little luminaries.

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Materials

Knitting Loom:  KB Small 32 peg Loom

Yarn:  Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Ivory and in Peony was used for the samples.

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, pint sized glass jar, tea light, 24” length of twine, any desired embellishments (buttons, flowers, charms, etc)

Finished Size:  3.5” in height by 10.5” in circumference

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit two together

P: Purl

YO: yarn over

How to:

[K2, YO, K2tog] – Worked over 4 pegs: Knit the first two pegs.  Move the stitch from the third peg over to the fourth peg.  Wrap the third peg.  Knit both stitches on the fourth peg together as one.

Instructions

Cast on 32 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.  Prepare to work in the round.

Rounds 1-4: K2, P2.

Rounds 5-6: Knit all stitches.

Round 7: [K2, YO, K2tog] 8 times.

Repeat rounds 5-7 five times.  Repeat rounds 5-6 once.  Repeat rounds 1-4 once.  Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Weave in all ends.

Add any desired embellishments to the knitted sleeve.  Slip the sleeve onto the glass jar.  Tie the length of twine around the rim of the jar.  Place the tea light inside the jar.

Light the tea candle using a long fireplace match, a lit wooden skewer, or even a lit spaghetti noodle.  Enjoy the ambience as the light flickers through the knitted lace.

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5 Comments

  • Love these! So cute and perfect for a porch. Thank you, Jenny!

  • Hi, Jenny. Regarding this adorable project… I cannot find the KB 32 peg loom. I checked their store and looms, but it did not show up. Could you direct me to where I can find it, please. Other than some conversations and groups, I’ve mostly been away from looming for a while. So I am a little behind in information. Thank you, so much!

  • Hi Linda! I’m so glad you like this project. The cute little loom used in this project can be found in the Loom Knitting Basics kit:

    http://www.knittingboard.com/loom-knitting-basics-kit/?page_context=category&faceted_search=0

    OR, in the Make Your Own Skarf kits:

    http://www.knittingboard.com/kits/

    I hope you have fun with this project. Let me know if you have any questions.

  • Very darling, Jenny! Excellent idea and I really love your extra touches of embellishments. :)

  • Could you please tell me the gauge of the 32 peg small loom? Is it the same as the All In One Loom? They’re very cute & I would love to try making them!

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Jun 6, 2015

Double Soled Footies- a new technique

A great way to get lots of wear out of your favorite slippers

Where do your slippers wear out first? On the heel and bottom, I bet. Our new double knit slippers will have your cozy slippers lasting twice as long and looking great. It’s also a great way to add some fun colors to your knitting.

slippers_doublesole5Loom: All-n-One Loom set up to work in double knit with 1cm setting.

Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn for main color and bulky yarn for the double foot.

1 skein of each. Sample used Wool of the Andes Wool in worsted and bulky.

Stitches: Stockinette and Figure 8

Notions Needed: Knit Hook, crochet hook, large sewing needle

Size: Small size 6-8 shoe or (Large) size 9-11 shoe

Slipper is worked from toe up to heel.

Instructions:

Cast On 22 (28) double stitches in Stockinette weave with main yarn. Make sure you have at least 3 empty pegs at each end of stitches. Lay anchor yarn of matching yarn, and leave in for shaping the toe.

Work (2) rows.

Row 3: Increase row.

Increase (1) stitch at 3rd peg at both ends of loom. To do this, move the stitches on peg 1 and 2 over to left empty pegs. Do this to each rail at both ends. You now have an empty peg at peg 3 on both rails. Work the increase from peg 4 to empty pegs.

Work row 4 in stockinette stitch. You now have 24 (30) stitches.

Work additional 4 (8) rows in stockinette stitch.

Adding the bulky yarn:

The bulky section will be worked on the center 12 (16) pegs. Go to center of knitting and count back 6 (8) pegs for starting point for bulky yarn. Place a slip knot on the peg at starting point peg with bulky yarn.

*Work the row:

Wrap the center 12 (16) pegs front to back with Figure 8 stitch with the chunky yarn. Return to beginning with another wrap of chunky yarn. Secure the chunky yarn to prevent it from coming off the pegs.

Now, wrap the main yarn in complete circular on all pegs in Stockinette stitch.

Work the row by hooking over the 2 loops of chunky yarn, one strand at a time. Then, hook over the main yarn to complete the row.

Repeat this entire * process with both yarns for a total of 22 rows.

Tie and knot the chunky yarn. Cut with 3” tail and tuck into knitting.

Continue working with main yarn in Stockinette stitch for additional 4 (8) rows on all pegs. This is the heel of the slipper.

Finishing:

Fold slipper so that the anchor yarn remains at one end. Use invisible stitch to sew the heel of the slipper with main yarn. Knot well and cut leaving 2” tail. Work the yarn tail into the knitting with crochet hook.

Sew the top of slipper to approximately half way leaving a comfortable opening for the foot to enter. Gather the anchor yarn carefully to form the toe and tie and knot. Trim yarn tails and pull into inside of slipper.

If desired, you can make a nice crochet ruffle edge with chunky yarn and crochet hook at top of slipper.

Repeat all instructions for 2nd slipper. Enjoy the great cushioning of the double footie. You may also add a few drops of liquid rubber for non-skid slippers.

 

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  • I found it helpful to add three washers to each side of my 1cm spacers to give my bulky yarn room to fit between the two sides. I also had to remind myself not to wrap too tightly!

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May 29, 2015

Flowerett Brimmed Hat

Keep the sun away from baby’s eyes with a super soft brim beanie. Add a little color by accessorizing the hat with a cute flower, or omit the flower and work the hat in a masculine color and you have a hat for a baby boy.

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Materials

Knitting Loom: All-n-One Loom

Yarn: Hat–approx 100 yards of worsted weight yarn. Lion Brand Cotton-ease in Almond was used in sample for MC. Flower–Approx 45 yards total (3 different colors, 15 yards of each color).  Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK weight in Yellow (Y), Orange (O), and Red (R). –

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, measuring tape.

Gauge: 8.5 sts x 13.5 rows=2 inches

Size: 3-6 months

Abbreviations

BO=bind Off

CC=contrasting color

CO=cast on

K=knit stitch

MC=Main Color

P=purl stitch

Rnd(s)=round(s)

SCC=secondary contrasting color

St(s)=stitch(es)

W&T=wrap and turn (lift the loop off the peg, wrap the peg with the yarn (take yarn to the inside of the loom and wrap the peg so the yarn ends up to the front of the peg).

KF&B=knit front and back. Instructions on the KF&B

INSTRUCTIONS

HAT BODY

Using, MC, CO 64 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 7: k to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 7 until item measures 5.5 inches from CO edge.

Next rnd: Decrease evenly 8 sts all around (56 sts remain)

Next 3 rnds: Rep last rnd (48, 40, 32 sts remain).

Bind off with gather removal method.

BRIM

CO 26 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to end of rnd.

Row 2: p to end of rnd.

Row 3: k to end of rnd.

Row 4: p to end of rnd.

Short row 1: k23, w&t on peg 24.

Short row 2: p from peg 23 to 4, w&t on peg 3.

Short row 3: k from peg 4 to 20, w&t on peg 21.

Short row 4: p from peg 20 to peg to 7, w&t on peg 6.

Short row 5: k from peg 7 to 26, to the end of the row, picking up all the wraps with the stitches.

Next: Bind off all sts, be sure to pick up the wrap with the stitch as you bind off.

Assembly

Sew the brim to the hat using the invisible horizontal seam method. Weave all ends in, block lightly.

Invisible Horizontal Seam: With the bound-off edges together, line up stitch for stitch, insert the tapestry needle under a stitch inside the bound-off edge of one side and then under the corresponding stitch on the other side.

FLOWER
(make 5 petals as follows)

Using MC, CO 3 sts.
Row 1: kf&b, k1, kf&b (5 sts).
Row 2: k to end of row.
Row 3: k1, kf&b, k1, kf&b, k1 (7 sts).
Row 4: k to end of row.
Row 5: k1, kf&b, k3, kf&b, k1 (9 sts).
Row 6-Row 10: k.
BO with Gather Removal Method. Weave ends in.

Center

Using CC, CO 6.
Row 1-Row 6: k to end of row.
BO with Gather Removal Method. Use tail to seam the side close and stuff the center with remaining tail end to form a little ball.

Assemble
Using MC, join petals together. Add the center ball to the middle of the petals where all five petals meet. Weave all ends in securely.

Optional:
Using crochet hook and SCC yarn, single crochet around the petals of the flower.

Weave all ends in.

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May 28, 2015

Ballerina Baby Socks

Ballerina-SocksA sweet pair of baby socks that brings a little special touch. Knit them in different colors to create a matching set for any outfit.

Loom: Sock Loom 2.

Yarn: Approx 60 yds of light weight merino wool yarn. Sample used Louet Gems, 100% Merino Wool, 175 yards/100 grams. Colors: White for main color (MC), Crabapple for contrasting color (CC).

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, two sets of stitch markers (4 stitch markers total), double pointed needles (for Kitchener stitch).

Gauge: 11 sts x 16 rows= 2 inches in stockinette (unblocked)

Size: 6-9 months

Abbreviations

CC=Contrasting color

CO=Cast on

K= knit stitch—sample uses the U-stitch; may substitute with the regular knit stitch

MC=main color

P=purl stitch

W&T=wrap peg and turn to knit in the opposite direction

Rnd=round

SSK=Slip, slip knit. Over 2 pegs—peg 1 is on the right, peg 2 is on the left. Move loop from peg 2 to peg. Knit peg 1, treating both loops on peg as one loop.

St(s)=stitch(es)

YO=yarn over. Ewrap the peg. On the following row/round, undo the ewrap and place it in front of the peg (the yarn will be loose).

INSTRUCTIONS

Prepare loom: Set up loom to 28 pegs. Place one set of stitch markers (matching color) on peg 1 and 14. Place the second set of stitch markers (matching color) on pegs 18 and 27.

Using MC, CO 28 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-4: K to the end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *SSK, YO; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 6-8: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 9: Pick up cast on rnd and place those loops back on their respective pegs. Each peg will have 2 loops on it. k to the end of rnd (treat the two loops on each peg as one loop).

Rnd 10-17: k to the end of rnd.

Join CC.

Rnd 18-19: with CC, k to the end of rnd.

HEEL INSTRUCTIONSBallerina Socks 6

**First set of stitch markers mark the pegs for the heel. **

Heel—the next portion continues after Rnd 19. The heel is worked in short-rows (partial rows). A short row heel has two parts, the decreasing section (Rows 1-8) then an increasing section (Row 9-17). On the pegs that have move than one loop, treat all those loops as one and knit them as normal.

Row 1: k13, W&T peg 14.

Row 2: k12, W&T peg 1.

Row 3: k11, W&T peg 13.

Row 4: k10, W&T peg 2.

Row 5: k9, W&T peg 12.

Row 6: k8, W&T peg 3.

Row 7: k7, W&T peg 11.

Row 8: k6, W&T peg 4.

Row 9: k7, W&T peg 12.

Row 10: k8, W&T peg 3.

Row 11: k9, W&T peg 13.

Row 12: k10, W&T peg 2.

Row 13: k11, W&T peg 14.

Row 15: k12, W&T peg 1.

Row 16: k13, W&T peg 15.

Row 17: K14, W&T peg 28.

Heel section complete. The sock will be worked in the round from this point forward, until the toe section is reached.Ballerina Baby Socks 8

Next rnd: with CC, k to the end of rnd (pegs 15 and 28 have two loops on them, treat both loops as one loop).

**Place second set of stitch matching stitch marker on peg 27 and peg 16. **

Peg 27 will become from this point forward peg 1, placing the matching stitch marker on peg 18. The bottom portion of the ballerina sock is worked over these 18 pegs in CC; the top section is worked in the MC.

Next rnd:

PU CC, k18 (from peg 1-18).

Make slip knot with MC and place it on peg 19. Join both yarns with a square knot.

With MC, k10 (from peg 19-28).

Next rnd:

PU CC, k18 (from peg 18-1).

Cross yarns (if they do not cross, there will be a gap between the two colors).

PU MC, k10 (from 28-19).

Next rnd:

PU CC, k18 (from peg 1-18).

Cross yarns.

PU MC, k10 (from 19-28).

Next rnd:

PU CC, k18 (18-1).

Cross yarns.

PU MC, k10 (from peg 28-19).

Rep last 2 rnds: 3 more times.

Cut MC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.

Next rnd: with CC k to the end of rnd.

Remove second set of stitch markers. Only heel stitch markers remain. Continue to toe instructions.

TOE INSTRUCTIONS

Repeat heel instructions.

Lift the bottom loop off peg 15 (this peg has one wrap).

Kitchener the toe close.

Weave in all the ends. (Make sure that there are no loose stitches or long floats of yarn as they can wrap around the baby’s toes and cut off circulation).

Block lightly.

 

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May 15, 2015

Victoria’s Shrug

Victoria's Shrug

Evenings are still a little chilly during springtime, knit a delicate lace shrug to keep away the chill. The shrug features an easy lace detail throughout the shrug.

Knitting loom: All-n-One Knitting loom with 20 peg extenders. 122 pegs used.

Yarn: Approx 230 yards of worsted weight wool/silk blend yarn. Sample was worked in Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine. Color Azalea.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, row counter (optional)

Gauge: 10 sts x 14 rows=2inches in stockinette 

Size: S (M, L)

Small: 24 inches across (from shoulder to shoulder). 11″ in length.
Medium: 25 inches across (from shoulder to shoulder). 12″ in length. Shown
Large: 27 inches across (from shoulder to shoulder). 13″ in length

Abbreviations

p=knit

p=purl

wyib=with yarn in back

yo=yarn over

k2tog=knit two stitches together

skp=slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over.

sts=stitches

Victoria's Shrug Full Back

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 114 (122, 130) sts, prepare to work a flat panel

Row 1- Row 8: *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 9: k to the end of row.

Row 10: k2tog, k to the end of row. (113, 121, 129 sts remain)

Begin Shrug BodyVictoria's Shrug close up front

Row 1: *k1, skp, k, [yo, k1] twice, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2 and all even rows: k to the end of row.

Row 3: *k1, skp, yo, k3, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: *K1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1, skp, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 7: *K2, yo, k2tog, k1, skp, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 8: k to end of row.

Rep Rows 1-8: Until panel measures approx 11 (12, 13) inches from cast on edge (or until desired length).

End Shrug Body

Next row: Cast on 1 stitch at beginning of next row (114, 122, 130 stitches on the loom). K1, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Next 7 rows: *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Bind off with basic removal method. Weave ends in. Block.

ASSEMBLY

Flat

Fold in half, then using the mattress stitch, seam the side of the ribbed edges to each other. See picture for assistance.

Folded in half

 

Seaming 2

Victoria's Shrug Seamed

Need assistance breaking down the stitch pattern?

Stitch Breakdown
The stitch pattern is over 8 pegs. Repeat the following instructions every 8 pegs.

Tip: Place markers every 8 pegs (Pegs 9, 17, etc.)

Row 1: k1, skp, k, [yo, k1] twice, k2tog.

  • Knit peg 1.
  • Skip peg 2 wyib.
  • Knit peg 3.
  • Move loop from peg 3 to peg 2. Lift bottommost loop off peg 2.
  • Knit peg 4 and move loop from peg 4 to peg 3.
  • YO (ewrap) peg 4.
  • Knit peg 5.
  • Move loop from peg 7 to peg 8.
  • Move loop from peg 6 to peg 7.
  • YO (ewrap) peg 6.
  • Knit peg 7.
  • Knit peg 8.

Row 2 and all even rows: k to the end of row.

Row 3: k1, skp, yo, k3, yo, k2tog

  • Knit peg 1.
  • Skip peg 2 wyib.
  • Knit peg 3.
  • Move loop from peg 3 to peg 2. Lift bottommost loop off.
  • YO (ewrap) peg 3.
  • Knit pegs 4, 5, 6.
  • Move loop from peg 7 to peg 8.
  • YO (ewrap) on peg 7.
  • Knit peg 8.

Row 5: K1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1, skp, yo, k1

  • Move loop from peg 3 to peg 4.
  • Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3.
  • Knit peg 1.
  • YO (ewrap) peg 2.
  • Knit peg 3, 4, 5.
  • Skip peg 6 wyib.
  • Knit peg 7.
  • Move loop from peg 7 to peg 6. Lift bottommost loop off.
  • Knit peg 8 and move it to peg 7.
  • Yo (ewrap) peg 8.

Row 7: K2, yo, k2tog, k1, skp, yo, k1

  • Knit peg 1 and peg 2.
  • Move loop from peg 3 to peg 4.
  • YO (ewrap) peg 3
  • Knit peg 4 and peg 5.
  • Skip peg 6 wyib.
  • Knit peg 7.
  • Move loop from peg 7 to peg 6. Lift bottommost loop off.
  • YO (ewrap) peg 7.
  • Knit peg 8.

 

5 Comments

  • hello from france!
    one video for this nice shrug?

  • what cast on would you recommend and my aio loom with extenders is only 106 pegs so I can’t do the 114 cast on for small.

  • What cast on method should be used?

    Thanks.

  • I did the regular ewrap (but then I tightened it when I was done with the project).

  • can you make a video

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May 11, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Mini Messenger Bags

Mini Messenger Bags

It has been said that a person’s choice of  purse, and how they carry it, tells a lot about that person.  Show off your ‘purse-onality’ with these darling mini messenger bags.  This quick little project is a fun way to use up yarn remnants from other projects.

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Materials

Knitting Loom:  KB Hat Loom

Yarn:  Small amount of worsted weight yarn

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, 8mm jump ring, keychain ring, button

Finished Size:  Approximately 2” wide by 3.5” tall (including strap).

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

 

Instructions

Bag:

Prepare the loom to work in small gauge.  Leaving a 10” yarn tail, cast on 10 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1-30:  [K2, P2] 2 times, K2.

Rows 31-32:  Sl 1, P8, K1.

Rows 33-34:  Sl 1, K1, [P2, K2] 2 times.

Row 35:  Sl 1, K1, P2, K2, P2, K2tog.

Row 36:  Sl 1, P2, K2, P2, K2tog.

Row 37:  Sl 1, P2, K2, P1, K2tog.

Row 38:  Sl 1, P1, K2, P1, K2tog.

Row 39:  Sl 1, P1, K2, K2tog.

Row 40:  Sl 1, K2, K2tog.

Bind off using the basic bind off method.  The knitted piece will look like this:

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Set aside for now.

 

Strap:

Prepare the loom to work in small gauge.  Leaving a 5” yarn tail, cast on 2 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1-40:  Sl 1, K1.

Bind off using the basic bind off method, leaving a 5” yarn tail.  Gently pull on the strap to help set the stitches in place.  Set aside for now.

 

Assembly:

Working with the knitted piece for the bag, fold the cast on edge (bottom edge) up to meet the first purled row.

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Thread the cast on yarn tail on to the tapestry needle. Seam the side of the bag closed.  Weave in the yarn end.  Cut another 10” length of yarn and seam the other side of the bag closed.  Weave in both yarn ends.  The bag will look like this:

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Thread a yarn tail from one end of the knitted strap on to the tapestry needle.  Sew the strap to the side of the bag, near the flap:

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Weave in the yarn tail.  Thread the yarn tail at the other end of the knitted strap on to the tapestry needle.  Pull the tapestry needle through the center of the jump ring and slide the jump ring to the center point of the knitted strap.  Now sew the strap to the other side of the bag:

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Weave in the yarn tail.

Weave in the yarn tail on the flap at the top of the bag.  Fold the flap down over the front of the bag.  Sew a button to the front of the flap.  Use the jump ring to attach the knitted bag to the key ring.

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 Happy purse knitting!

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  • Uber darling-iscious!!!! So very big on style for such a teeny thing! :D

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May 8, 2015

Baby Leg Warmers

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Knit up a pair of adorable baby leg warmers to keep the baby nice and warm during the springtime evenings.

Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2. All-n-One knitting loom can also be used. 

Yarn: Baby Cables Leg Warmers: Approx 100 yds of worsted weight baby alpaca blend yarn. Sample was knit using Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Brush. Color 2671 (light pink). Slouchy Leg Warmers: Approx 100 yds of sports weight merino wool yarn. Sample was knit using Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash. Color 101 (pink blends).

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle (or a stitch holder).

Gauge: 20 sts x 24 rows= 4 inches in stockinette.Baby Cables Leg Warmers 2

Size:  6-9 months

Abbreviations

K=Knit stitch (May substitute with the flat stitch or the u-stitch). Sample was worked with the U-stitch.

P=purl stitch

LC=Left Cross (LC)—done over 2 stitches

Step 1: Take working yarn behind peg 1 (skipping peg 1).

Step 2: Knit peg 2; remove loop and place stitch on cable needle and hold it to the center of the loom.

Step 3: Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2 (leaving peg 1 empty).

Step 4: Place stitch from cable needle on peg 1.

Step 5: Knit peg 2.

Rep=Repeat

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

Pattern notes: It is imperative to use a loose cast on method such as the ewrap cast on. Also, recommend to bind off loosely.

INSTRUCTIONS

 Baby Cables Leg Warmers

~Using the Baby Alpaca Blend Yarn

Cast on 32 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: *LT, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 5-8: 8 more times (or until desired length).

Next 5 rnds: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Bind off loosely with open removal method. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

 

Slouchy Leg WarmersSlouchy Leg Warmers 2 Small and Logo
~ Used the merino wool blend yarn

Cast on 32 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next 6 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Next 4 rnds: p to the end of rnd.

Rep last 10 rnds: 4 more times (or until desired length).

Next 10 rnds: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Bind off loosely with open removal method. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

 

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May 1, 2015

Haley’s Baby Blanket

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A simple baby size blanket pattern to create a lovely heirloom. Switch colors around to create a unique baby blanket.

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Knitting loom: All-n-One knitting loom

Yarn: Approx 550 yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample knit using Hobby Lobby Fantasy. Color: Antique Teal.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: Approx 20 sts x 24 rows= 4 inches in stockinette (unblocked).

Size: 25 x 30 inches

INSTRUCTIONS

Crochet cast on 104 pegs, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1, 3, 5, 7, 11: Slip 1, e-wrap knit to end of the row.
Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: Slip 1, purl to last peg, e-wrap knit the last peg.
Row 12: Slip 1, purl 8, e-wrap knit 90 pegs, purl last 7 pegs, e-wrap knit the last peg.
Row 13: E-wrap knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 12 and 13: until blanket is 28 inches long.

Repeat Rows 1-11: for garter stitch border.

Bind off loosely with basic bind off method.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Tips: To create color stripes: join the yarn at the first peg of the row, work the desired number rows with the new color. Cut the yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail, and rejoin the old color (or a new color).

Haleys baby blanket 3

 

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  • I have a question about row 12. You say to cast on 104 pegs, but row 12 equals 106 pegs. Am I reading this wrong?

    Thank you for your help. ????
    Catherine

  • Actually it’s 107 pegs. I can’t count. Lol. 90 plus 7 plus 8 plus 1 skip plus ewrap last peg.

    Sorry for all the question marks too. Not sure how that happened.

    Catherine

  • Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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Apr 17, 2015

Couture Cloche

COUTURE HAT SIDE

The luxurious luster from the silk-blend yarn provides this cloche a stunning high quality finish.  The yarn blend also gives this cloche a wonderful, soft, drape. The stitch pattern although looks complicated is very simple to memorize.

Knitting loom: Adjustable Hat Loom, set up at small gauge with 80 pegs.  

Yarn: Approx 140 yds of DK weight silk blend yarn. Sample used Diadem by Knit Picks in jacquard: 50% alpaca, 50% mulberry silk, 219 yards/100 grams. Color: Azurite solid.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 20 sts x 24 rows= 4 inches in stockinette (unblocked)

Size: Fits up to a 21” circumference.

K=knit.

P=Purl.

Rnd=Round.

St(s)=Stitch(es).

YO=Yarn over (ewrap empty peg; on the following row, undo the ewrap and lay the yarn bar in front of the peg).

K2tog=knit two stitches together. Move loop from the peg on the right over to the peg on the left, knit both loops together as one.

PSSO=Pass slipped stitch over.

INSTRUCTIONSCOUTURE HAT

Set up the Adjustable Hat Loom to 80 pegs, at small gauge: 2 rounded parts, 4 connectors (3 peg), 2 peg rails (9 peg), insert pegs in all the peg openings.

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

Rnd 1-6: K to the end of rnd.

Rnd 7: P to the end of rnd.

Rnd 8-13: K to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14: Pick up CO edge sts and place them back on the pegs. Each peg has 2 loops on it. k to the end of rnd, treating both loops as one.

Rnd 15: K to the end of rnd.

Rnd 16: *K1, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
Tip: Loom knitters have found that if they YO twice, the yarn has more slack to stretch over the 3 pegs. If you find that one YO is not enough, you may want to try YO twice.

Knit peg 1, Ewrap peg 1. Knit next 3 pegs.

Slide of Row 2 with words


Rnd 17: *Drop yo from Rnd 16, yo, sl 1, k3, psso; rep from * to end.

  1. 1. Undo the ewrap from peg 1. Remove the loop off peg 1. Gently pull on the stitch to elongate it. Place the elongated stitch over the next 3 pegs (pegs 2, 3, 4)
  2. 2. Ewrap empty peg (YO).
  3. 3. Knit the next 3 pegs (push down the elongated stitch, and reach for the loop on the peg to knit it, rep with the other 2 pegs).
  4. 4. **Remove the loop from peg 2 and hold it, grab the elongated stitch (the bar) and place it behind the peg, but in front of the knitted fabric. Place loop back on peg 2. Repeat the process from ** with pegs 3 and peg 4.

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Slide of Row 3 B with words

Rnd 18: K to the end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 15-18: 11 more times (or until desired length)

Next rnd: *k2tog; rep from * to end.

  1. Move the loops from the odd numbered pegs to the even numbered pegs (From peg 1 to peg 2, from peg 3 to peg 4, etc).
  2. Knit the rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Steam block or wet block the lace portion section only (not the brim).

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  • Will you have this on you tube.

  • No

  • I thought the adjustable hat loom was plastic

  • The adjustable hat loom is made out of plastic. The video was done on another loom for ease in using when taking the video.

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Apr 13, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Garden Snails

Garden Snails

Snails aren’t always a welcome sight in the garden, but these cheery little mollusks will steal your heart – but they won’t steal a single bite of your plants!

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Materials:

Knitting Loom:  KB Sock Loom 2

Yarn:  Red Heart Soft was used for head/body; Red Heart Unforgettable was used for the shell.

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, fiberfill for stuffing, needle and thread, 6 mm buttons for eyes.  Optional: flower or bow embellishment.

Finished Size:  Approximately 2” in length by 2” in height

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

Special Techniques:

Adding a Gathering Thread:  Cut a 15” 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 up through the stitch, stopping when an inch or two remains at the bottom of the stitch. Move to the next peg and push 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 snail’s neck.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

Instructions

Head and Body:

Prepare the loom to work over 14 pegs, in the round.  Leaving an 8” yarn tail, cast on 14 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.  The loom will look like this:

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Work 10 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.

Add a gathering thread.  (See special techniques)

Work 15 more rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.

Note:  Because this portion of the project is worked over so few pegs – and the slider bar is set snugly against the end of the loom, eventually, the knitting will begin to bunch up in the center of the loom and it will become difficult to continue.  When things begin to get too bunched and tight, simply pull back the slider bar:

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Use the back end of your loom tool to push the knitted work down between the slider bar and the end of the loom:

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Then push the slider bar back in place, sandwiching the knitting between the slider bar and the end of the loom:

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Now you can resume knitting the remainder of the 15 rounds for the body section.

Remove the work from the loom using the gathered bind off method.  Gather the neck area by pulling on the yarn tails to draw the neck area in.  Secure the neck shaping by tying a knot in the gathering thread.  Lightly stuff the head section with fiberfill.  Using the yarn tail from the cast on, whipstitch the top of the head closed, pulling the corners into a point as you work.  Weave in all yarn tails and set aside.

 

Shell:

Prepare the loom to work over 16 pegs, in the round.  Leaving a 12” yarn tail, cast on 16 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.  *Work 6 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.  Purl 2 rounds.  Decrease by 2 stitches.  (I work the decreases over the stitches nearest the slider bar.)

Repeat from * once.  Knit 2 more rounds.  Decrease by 2 stitches.  (You should only have 10 stitches left at this point – 5 on the pegs of the slider bar, and 5 on the pegs at the end of the loom.) Work 1 final round using the u-wrap knit stitch. Remove from the loom using the gathered bind off method.

Turn the shell inside out and firmly stuff it with fiberfill.  Using the yarn tail from the cast on, whipstitch the stuffed shell to the flat body section of the snail.  (If needed, pin the shell in place before stitching.)

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Bend the head section upward toward the shell and use the remaining length of yarn to tack stitch the head to the shell.

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Weave in all yarn tails.

 

Finishing:

Use the needle and thread to sew the button eyes onto the snail’s face.  Alternatively, the snail’s face can be stitched on with black yarn.

If your snail feels like being fancy, you can sew a small flower or bow near one side of her head.  Or, perhaps your snail is a boy, and would be quite offended if he were made to wear that girly stuff.  I’m sure they’ll let you know just how they’d like to be styled…

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 Happy Snails to you, until we knit again ;)

 

2 Comments

  • Super fun! :D I especially like the one with the straight head, reminds me of Groot, haha! What a creative little project, Jenny…terrific job!

  • Thank you Bethany! I had fun creating these little critters. It is looking like I will be making at least one more snail – with a green shell for my Tristan ;)

    I had to look Groot up, haha. I haven’t seen that movie. Looks like Groot has inspired a little crochet love out there.

    Hope you have a mah-velous day!

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Apr 10, 2015

Zoey’s Toesies

Zoey's Toesies- efg loomSpring seems to be the time the urge hits to whip up tiny projects for those wee babes we know. This little pair of baby booties is just the thing to keep those sweet little tootsies snug and warm, and our knitting urges satisfied, lol.  In my case, a new niece will be arriving soon, so these are named for her. The bit of picot edging and the contrast colored toes and heels add to the overall cuteness, while the elastic yarn works to keep them in place no matter how much baby Zoey loves to kick. ;)

Needed

Knitting loom: KB Sock Loom Extra Fine Gauge

Yarn:  approx. 1/2 skeins Cascade Yarns Fixation: Sock Weight, 100 yards, 98.3% Cotton/ 1.7% Elastic (sample in colors MC: #9907 & CC: Lemon).

Notions: Loom tool, yarn needle, scissors.  (Also helpful: peg markers, row counter, 4mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc))

Gauge: 8 stitches and 14 rows per inch on average.

Finished sock measures 3.75″ in length and 2.5″ in height.

Skills Needed: True Knit Stitch or U-stitch, Double Wrap Short Row Method (shown in video links below), Chain CO, and Basic BO, Knit 2 Together.

Pattern Notes:

All knit stitches are either worked as a true knit stitch, or as a U-stitch.

The sample sock was knit using an elastic yarn, which makes the sockies nice and smooshy.  The thing you’ll need to be careful of is keeping just a little bit of tension on that yarn throughout the project. This give your socks that perfect amount of stretch…not too little and not too much.  BUT!  You’ll need to keep your tension consistent throughout the project, and on both socks! ;)

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

Abbreviations: 

CO: cast on

CC: Contrast Color

MC: Main Color

K: knit stitch or U-stitch, as desired

KO: knit off

St(s): stitches

WY: working yarn

k2tog: knit 2 stitches together

W&T: wrap and turn- the method of creating short rows with a wrap, and then a turning of direction mid-row.

BO: Bind off

Video Tutorials and Web Tools:

Turning of heels and toes:  Double Wrapped Short Row Method  (For those who need it, the Step by Step written instructions are at the bottom of this post)

 

Pattern Instructions:

Set your EFG Loom to use 40 pegs in the round.

Using your CC yarn, Chain CO to all 40 pegs.

Rounds 1-5:  K

Zoey's Toesies- Picot EdgeRound 6:  k2tog every even peg:
(Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2, move loop from peg 3 to peg 4…etc, to the end of the row. To work round, carry WY behind each empty peg and knit all double loops as if they are one.)

Round 7: Carry WY in front of each empty peg, and K each even peg.  All pegs will now be filled.

Rounds 8-12: K

Bring inside leg of all CO row loops back up onto the loom, as you would for the brim of a hat. KO all sts.

Cut CC yarn to approx. 4″.

Rounds 13-22:  Join your MC yarn and K.  Do not cut yarn.

Join CC yarn and using the Double Wrap Short Row Method, decrease on pegs 1-20, keeping pegs 8-13 unwrapped, and the 7 pegs on each side will be wrapped.  (For those who need it, the Step by Step written instructions are at the bottom of this post)

Increase back to a full 20 pegs.  Extend your W&T’s one extra peg on each end to help close any hole created by starting the short rows.  Pegs 40 & 21 will still have wrapped loops- just knit these loops together as one during the next knitted row.

Zoey's Toesies- 3 Cut CC yarn to approx. 4″.

Rounds 23-38: Pick up MC, K all pegs.

Cut MC yarn to approx. 4″.

Join CC and repeat the short row instructions to create the toe.  This time you will not have to extend the W&T’s one extra peg on each side.  Just end the short rows when you have increased back to all 20 pegs.

Trim yarn to ?”.

It is now time to seam the two toe edges together.  The best and most seamless way to do this is to create a Kitchener Stitch.  The instructions on how to work this is found here:  http://blog.knittingboard.com/archives/1481

If you feel a little overwhelmed by this grafting method, you can either carefully whipstitch or mattress stitch the toe closed.  Here’s a great tutorial for that: http://www.knittingboard.com/so-sewing-the-toe-video/

Weave in all ends, stretching the fabric as you go, so that the tails will stay hidden.  Trim close to work.

Now make a second sock! :)  **Note: keep in mind that because this sock has used a yarn that has a little bit of elastic, you’ll want to make sure that you keep the same tension for the second sock as you did for the first one… or you might end up making the mistake I did and end up with two socks knit using exactly the same pattern, but were two completely different sizes.  Ooopsie! :P

 

**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.

  • K19, W&T peg 20.
  • K18, W&T peg 1.
  • K17, W&T peg 19.
  • K16, W&T peg 2.
  • K15, W&T peg 18.
  • K14, W&T peg 3
  • K13, W&T peg 17.
  • K12, W&T peg 4
  • K11, W&T peg 16
  • K10, W&T peg 5
  • K9, W&T peg 15.
  • K8, W&T peg 6.
  • K7, W&T peg 14.
  • K6, W&T peg 7.
  • K7 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 15.
  • K8 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 6.
  • K9 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 16.
  • K10 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 5.
  • K11 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 17.
  • K12 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 4.
  • K13 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 18.
  • K14 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 3.
  • K15 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 19.
  • K16 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 2.
  • K17 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 20.
  • K18 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 1.
  • K19 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 21.
  • K20 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 40.

***Extending one extra peg on each end will help close any hole created by starting the short rows.  Pegs 40 and 21 will end up with 2 wraps. Leave them on the pegs as you continue with the rest of the instructions. On the very next round, treat the stitches and wraps on these pegs as one stitch.***

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

3 Comments

  • Great little socks! Getting ready to be a “great Aunt” again in May, they will be a perfect gift to go with the blanket I made. Where do you get the yarn? Is it on-line? Thanks again for the really great pattern. Sue

  • Hi Sue :)

    Thank you so much! I hope the babies will like them as much as we do, haha! ;) The yarn, I’m sure, can be purchased online at the many yarn suppliers out there, but I actually got mine at a local yarn shop (not the big box store kind). I’ve actually seen them in most of those little shops that I have visited.

    Hope that helps!
    Bethany~

  • Adorable! :)

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Apr 5, 2015

Chubby Bunny Pattern

Easter Basket Loom Knitted Small

Chubby Bunny is out to bring smiles to children all around the world. He is busily hopping in the backyard visiting his friends and ensuring that the carrots are planted this spring season.

Supplies

Knitting loom: 76 peg regular gauge loom. All-n-One Knitting Loom was used in this sample.

Yarn: Approx 450 yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample was knit using Knit Picks Swish worsted in Squirrel Heather.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: embroidery floss, toy safety eyes, polyfil stuffing, small piece of felt, rice/beans/corn/beads.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

K2tog=knit two together. Move loop from peg 1 over to peg 2. Knit peg 2. Move loop from peg 2 over to peg 1

Rnd=round

Gauge: Not important for project as the toy can vary in size.

Pattern note: A special cinching method is used in this pattern to cinch the end of the tubes. When sewing the yarn through the final row of loops (without casting off), sew through two loops, skip two loops, sew through two, skip two, etc. all the way around. Then pass around the loom again, sewing through the alternating loops and skip those already sewn through. Removed all loops from the loom and carefully cinch down the first round of sewing and then the second and fasten the end. This method of cinching helps limit bunching and made a more even round.

INSTRUCTIONS

Ears
(Make 2)

Cast on 12, prepare to work a flat panel

Row 1: k to the end of row

Row 2: p to the end of row.

Rep Row 1 and Row 2 until you reach Row 46: If you want longer ears, increase the number of rows here.

Row 47: *K2tog; rep from * to the end of row

Row 48: P to the end of row.

Row 49: k to the end of row.

Row 50: p to the end of row.

Row 51: *k2tog; rep from * to the end. There should be three stitches left on the pegs.

* Cut your thread with 5-6” tail. Thread tapestry needle and thread through the final three stitches. Pull tight and weave in end.

Head

This can be worked as a panel, or in the round.  Worked in stockinette (knit every row/round). If worked as a panel, it must be sewn into a tube at the end using the mattress stitch.

Cast on 50 sts, join to work in the round.

Round 1- 30: k to the end of rnd.

Cut yarn leaving a 12” tail.

Use the cinching method (see pattern notes) on the cast on round to cinch tight the top of the head.

Before stuffing the head, attach the two safety eyes in the proper place. Placing a small piece of felt behind the face, sew the face on using embroidery thread or contrasting yarn. Stuff the head and cinch the bottom closed with a 15-18” piece of yarn.  Do not cut this yarn as it can be used to sew the head to the body.

Body

The body, like the head, can also be worked as a panel, if desired, and sewn into a tube afterwards.

Cast on 76, prepare to work in the round.

Round 1-60: k to the end of rnd.

Cut yarn leaving a 12” tail and use the cinching method at the cast on edge to cinch tight the top of the body.

The bottom of the body is sewn together flat after stuffing. This can either be done straight across, or with a 1” piece tucked inside on either end to make it more stable when sitting on a table. To do this, hold the tube facing you and using your finger, push a small piece of one side of the tube in, on both sides. Then fold the entire length flat, trapping the piece inside, like this and sew together:

Arms
(make 2)

Cast on 18 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-28: K to the end of row.

Cut yarn leaving a 12” tail.

Assembly: Although this was worked in a flat panel, thread the needle onto the tail and use the method described at the beginning of the pattern. Whichever end you finished on, begin sewing through the loops of the opposite end. Once all loops have been sewn through, remove the loops and as you cinch tight the thread, the two sides of the panel will be brought together. Use the remaining tail to sew down the sides of the panel to sew it into a tube. Secure and weave in end.

Legs
(make 2)

Cast on 24 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-36: k to the end of rnd.

Assembly: Cut yarn leaving a 12” tail . Although this was worked in a flat panel, thread the needle onto the yarn tail and use the method described at the beginning of the pattern. Whichever end you finished on, begin sewing through the loops of the opposite end. Once all loops have been sewn through, remove the loops and as you cinch tight the thread, the two sides of the panel will be brought together tightly. Use the remaining tail to sew down the sides of the panel to sew it into a tube. Secure and weave in end.

Tail

Make a pom-pom about 1-2” in diameter. Trim with scissors to create shape.

Chubby Bunny Assembly

Sew the head to the body. If you want a wider neck, do not cinch the bottom hole of the head as tight. The stuffing will show initially, but as you sew the head to the body, the stuffing will be hidden.

Stuff the body with polyfil until it reaches desired firmness. (hint: use small pieces of polyfil at a time to prevent lumps), sew closed the opening on the bottom of the rabbit using the above described folding method.

Stuff the arms and legs with a mixture of rice or beans or corn or beads and a small amount of polyfil. Leave the final ½”-1” of the arm or leg unstuffed to keep it “floppy”.  Fold the end of the arm flat and sew shut. Then sew to the body in the desired place.

Fold the end of the ear that will attach to the head in half and sew this year to the side or the top of the head. Secure the thread inside the body of the rabbit.

Attach the pom pom tail using a length of yarn.

Weave all ends in.

Decorate with a ribbon around its neck.

Special note: If this is a gift for an infant/toddler, consider replacing the button eyes with embroidery eyes for safety purposes. 

Looking for the Easter Basket Pattern? Click here for the Easter Basket Pattern.

About Adrian Roadman

 

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  • real nice set..my g.kids will enjoy them

  • Adrian, love the Bunny!!! I have always enjoyed crocheting and knitting animals of all kinds and know this pattern will be used and join my collection. Thanks for sharing. I have seen yor part of Washinton.
    Sue

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Apr 3, 2015

Classic Easter Basket

Easter Basket Loom Knitted Small

Knit a lovely Easter Basket for your little ones. Created with the typical basket weave stitch and a lovely picot edging.

Knitting Loom: 80 peg regular gauge loom. Adjustable Hat Loom used in sample (All-n-One can be used).

Yarn: Approx 200 yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample was knit with Knit Picks Comfy worsted in Sea Foam (1 skein) and Crème Brulee (1 skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: Ultra Stiff Mesh Plastic Canvas, size 12 x 18 inches—used to hold the basket shape and for the handle. The mesh plastic canvas may be removed to facilitate washing.

Size: Approx 6.5 inches tall (not including handle) by 5.5 diameter.

Gauge: 18 sts x 28 rows=4 inches in basket weave (blocked).

Abbreviations

CC=Contrasting Color (Sea Foam)

CO=Cast on

K=knit stitch

K2tog=knit two stitches together. Move stitch from odd number peg and hold it, then move the loop from the even number peg and place it on the odd number peg. Place the loop you are holding back on the peg, odd numbered peg has 2 loops on it. Knit the peg with the two loops, and treat both loops as one loop.

MC=Main Color (Crème Brulee)

P=purl stitch

Rem=Remain

Rep=Repeat

Rnd=round

St(s)=stitch(es)

YO=Yarn over. Ewrap the empty peg. On the following row, undo the ewrap and place the strand of yarn in front of the peg, then work the peg as instructed on this row.

INSTRUCTIONS

Handle

Using CC, Cast on 10 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to the end of row.

Row 2: p to the end of row.

Rep Row 1 and Row 2: 49 more times.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Basket

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

Rnd 1-3: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *k2tog, yo; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 5-7: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 8: Bring CO rnd and place the loops back on the designated pegs. K to the end of rnd, treating both loops on each peg as one loop.

Cut CC yarn and join MC.

Rnd 9-12: *k4, p4; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13-16: *p4, k4; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 9-16: 4 more times.

Rep Rnds 9-12.

Cut MC, join CC.

Next 6 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Bottom of Basket—created in 4 wedges; each one done separately over 20 stitches as flat panels.

Wedge 1
Over 20 pegs (from peg 1 to peg 20).

**Row 1: k1, k2tog, k to the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1

How to:

  1. Lift and hold loop from peg 3.
  2. Move loop from peg 2 over to peg 3.
  3. Place loop from step 1 on peg 3. Peg 3 has 2 loops on it.
  4. Move loop from peg 1 over to peg 2.
  5. Go to third peg from the end, lift loop and hold it.
  6. Go to the second peg from the end, move the loop to the empty peg from step 5.
  7. Place loop from step 5 back on peg. Third peg from the end has 2 loops on it.
  8. Move loop on last peg to the empty peg (second peg from the end).
  9. K the row, treat pegs with two loops as one loop (Pegs 3 and 19).

Row 2: p to the end of row.

Rep Row 1 and Row 2 until 4 sts rem.

Next row: k2tog, k2tog.

Next row: p to the end row.

Next row: k2tog

Bind off. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. **

Join yarn at peg 21, leaving a 10 inch beginner yarn tail (Beginning yarn tail will be used to mattress stitch wedges). How to join—Make a slip knot and place slip knot on peg 21.

Rep Wedge Instructions from ** to **.

Wedge 2: Over 20 sts, from peg 21-40.

Wedge 3: Over 20 sts, from peg 41-60.

Wedge 4: Over 20 sts, from peg 61-80.

ASSEMBLY

The assembly of this basket is done in two different areas: one on the knitted basket, the second on the plastic canvas.

Assembling the Basket

The first step is to create the bottom ridge: the area that will separate the body of the basket from the bottom of the basket. This area is created from the last six rounds of stockinette stitch prior to the wedges. Thread tapestry needle with approx 20″ CC color yarn. Using the wrong side of the fabric, locate the last round of MC and the 6th round of stockinette stitch and using the overcast stitch, sew all the way around. (Use picture below for assistance).

Creating bottom ridge of easter basket 2

 

Assembling the Wedges

There are 4 wedges, using the mattress stitch and using the yarn tail coming from the first row of the wedge, mattress stitch seam the wedges together. (Use photos below for assistance).

Bottom of Easter Basket 2

Creating the Canvas Inner Tube and Handle

Inner Basket Canvas Tube

Cut the plastic canvas to the height of the basket: measure the height of your basket (only measure the MC section).  Do not cut the length (for the circumference).

Using white yarn or the same color yarn as the project (sample used same as project). Overlap the canvas so that the circumference is the desired measurement, using the tapestry needle and thread, sew the canvas. (See pictures below for assistance).

Plastic Inner Tube

Handle

Cut the plastic canvas for the handle: 1.25 inches wide by 15 inches long. Sew this handle to the tube.

 

Insert tube inside the knitted fabric. (See picture below).

Mattress stitch seam the handle to the plastic canvas handle. Secure the ends of the knitted fabric to the plastic canvas, pulling the knitted fabric to cover the entire plastic handle.

handle seaming

Using CC yarn, sew the knitted fabric to the inner tube.

Seam fabric to easter basket

 

Looking for the Chubby Bunny Pattern? Click here for the Chubby Bunny Pattern by Adrian Roadman.

Chubby Bunny 2 w logo

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  • Thank you so much Isela for another great pattern!!! I think I’ll make one to hold my yarn so it don’t go rolling all round! LOL

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Mar 27, 2015

Sea Coral Cap

Sea Coral Cap

Inspiration comes from many places when it comes to designs, this time, the inspiration came from a stitch pattern. I hope you enjoy this lovely design.

Knitting Loom: All-in-One Knitting loom

Yarn: 190 yards of worsted weight yarn. Red Heart Classic in sea coral was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting loom, tapestry needle, accent button (optional)

Finished size: Sample fits adult size female. To create a smaller/larger size, the stitch pattern is divisible by 14.

Gauge: 10 stitches x 16 rows= 2″

Abbreviations

K=Knit Stitch

P=Purl Stitch

Rnd=Round

Rep=Repeat

Rem=Remainder

Pattern Notes:  Pattern is worked in the round for entire project using one strand throughout.

INSTRUCTIONS Seacoral Closeup

Brim:

E-wrap cast on 84 pegs prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnds 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

Body:

Rnd 1: *k2, p1, k8, p1, k2* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 2: *k1,p1, k10, p1,k1* rep for rem of rnd.

**Rnd 3: *p1, k12,p1* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 4: *k1, p1, k10, p1, k1* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 5: *k2, p1, k8, p1, k2* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 6: *k3, p1, k6, p1, k3* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 7-9: *k4, p6, k4* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 10: *k3, p1, k6, p1, k3* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 11: *k2, p1, k8, p1, k2* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 12: *k1, p1, k10, p1, k1* rep for rem of rnd.

Rep Rows 3-12 for a total of 5x for a total of 50 rows or for desired length.

End with Rnd 3.

Next 3 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Crown:

Bind off every other peg for crown decrease. Then go back and bind off the pegs you skipped on the first round.

Gather bind off. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

About Denise Johnson

 

8 Comments

  • I’m so happy to see what Denice did with this design!! She is truly a very bright and creative young lady!! Thanks bunches!!

  • Thank you so much for the free pattern and for helping me to understand it for being there if i need help along the way I loom to loom but could not do it without you tube and good people like you

  • Hi Denice, thanks so much for sharing your designs with us. They are awesome!! Love the hat and the color.

  • Love your hat. So different and cute.

  • This hat is very adorable! Love the pattern detail in it so much! What a talented young lady!!

  • I have the Boye round looms. Can those be used to make this cap? The largest has less than 84 pegs and I’m not sure how to adjust the pattern.

    Very cute hat!
    Thanks!

  • Hi– What knit stitch is used for this hat? Ewrap?

    Thanks!

  • The true knit stitch. The ewrap stitch looks twisted.

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Mar 13, 2015

Cloche

Loom Knitted Cloche 600

Reminiscent of days gone by, the cloche is knit in two parts, the band and the body of the hat, all in stockinette stitch. The slanted band around the brim gives the cloche its beauty. Decorate it with a one-of-a-kind button and you have a unique  cloche.

PATTERN INFORMATION

Knitting Loom: 40 peg large gauge knitting loom. Sample was knit using the Adjustable Hat Loom, set to large gauge and 40 pegs.

Yarn: Approx 110 yards of super bulky weight yarn. Sample was knit using Knit Picks Biggo in Shappire Heather (1 skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: Decorative button

Gauge: 11.5 sts x 20 rows = 4 rows in stockinette

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch. Recommend the knit stitch or the u-stitch; do not recommend the flat stitch or the ewrap.

P= purl stitch

CO=cast on (Sample uses the ewrap cast on to provide an elastic fit).

BO=bind off

GBO=gather bind off

Rep=repeat

Rnd=round

K2tog= knit two stitches together. A right slanting decrease.

P2tog=purl two stitches together.

 

Pattern notes:Loom Knitted Cloche Side 600

Brim band is worked separately from the body. Band is mattress stitched to the body after both parts have been knitted.

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up the Adjustable Hat Loom to 40 pegs, at large gauge: 2 rounded parts, 4 connectors (3 peg), 2 peg rails (9 peg).

BODY

Cast on 40 sts, join to work in the round.

Round 1-32: k to the end of round.

Next round:  *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.

How to:

Move the stitches from the odd numbered pegs to the even numbered pegs. Knit the round, skipping the pegs with no stitches and treating the pegs with two loops as one loop.

Bind off with the gather removal method. As you bind off, gently tug on each of the stitches, starting with the first peg, to remove any of the extra slack in the yarn.

Weave all ends in. Wet block to set the stitches.

BAND

Cast on 6 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-8: Sl 1, k1, p2, k2.

Row 9: Sl 1, k1, m1, p2, k2. (7 sts)

Row 10-18: Sl 1, k1, p3, k2.

Row 19: Sl 1, k1, m1, p3, k2. (8 sts)

Row 20-28: Sl 1, k1, p4, k2.

Row 29: Sl1, k1, m1, p4, k2. (9 sts)

Row 30-38: Sl, k1, p5, k2.

Loom Knitted Cloche Front 600

Row 39: Sl 1, k1, m1, p5, k2. (10 sts)

Row 40-48: Sl1, k1, p6, k2

Row 49: Sl 1, k1, p2tog, p4, k2. (9 sts)

Row 50-58: Sl 1, k1, p5, k2

Row 59: Sl 1, k1, p2tog, p3, k2. (8 sts)

Row 60-68: Sl 1, k1, p4, k2.

Row 69: Sl 1, k1, p2tog, p2, k2. (7 sts)

Row 70-78: Sl 1, k1, p3, k2.

Row 79: Sl 1, k1, p2tog, p1, k2. (6 sts)

Row 80-88: Sl 1, k1, p2, k2.

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

Wet block BODY and BAND before assembly.

ASSEMBLY

Using yarn tail from the band, mattress stitch seam the band to the cast on edge of the hat. Be sure to seam loosely so the seam is loose.  The band is approx an inch longer than the circumference of the hat, secure the band end with the button. Weave ends in. If necessary, wet block again.

 

4 Comments

  • Oh, my! This is such a fantastic hat, Isela! I love it! :D

  • Thank you :) I love it!!! I have some awesome ideas going in my head for that band and cables in the band, but I need some time to play with that.

  • I really love all the patterns, However, I wish you’d have them as PDFs. Much easier to save and download that way. Would that be a possibility in the future? Thanks so much for all the effort you put into this website!

  • They are put in PDF form a year after they are published on the blog. The PDFS can be found on our regular website, under free patterns.

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Mar 9, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Bricolage Bracelets

Bricolage Bracelets

‘Bricolagesomething constructed or created from a diverse range of available things.’ 

Gather a variety of colorful beads, cotton thread, and a few toggle clasp sets; then have a marvelous time creating an assortment of beautiful, unique bracelets.

Bricolages Collage (1024x1024)

Materials:

Knitting Loom:  Sock Loom EFG

Yarn:  Approximately 6.5 yards of a size 10 thread weight cotton yarn.  Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread was used in the samples.

Beads:  at least 160 beads in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors.  Choose beads with an opening that will easily slide onto the cotton thread.  The smallest beads used in the samples were size 6/0.  The largest measure about ½” in diameter.

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, needle, a toggle/clasp set for each bracelet, superglue.

Finished Size:  Finished bracelet measures about 6” (including toggle and clasp)

(If a longer bracelet is desired, increase the length of the cotton thread and string additional beads.  Every other row has 5 beads in it, so string additional beads in a multiple of 5.)

Gauge:  2 pattern repeats (4 rows) = approximately ¼” in length.

Special Techniques:

Placing Beads:  To place a bead, slide the bead along the working yarn until it reaches the pegs.  For this project, the beads will always be placed behind the pegs, between the peg most recently worked and the next peg to be worked. 

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Once the bead is in place, bring the working yarn around to the front of the next peg to be worked and complete the stitch, locking the bead in place.

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Larger beads are added in the same manner as smaller beads.  There will be a little extra thread used when adding larger beads.  This is accounted for in the amount listed in the materials.  The larger beads also take up a bit more space, but they do fit and the added variety makes the bracelet more interesting.

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Note:  This project is a little bit unique because the right side of the bracelet will actually be facing the inside of the loom, rather than facing toward the knitter.  Here is a view looking into the center of the loom at a bracelet in progress:

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Instructions

Take one end of the cotton thread and dip about 1” of it into the glue, then allow it to dry.  Using the stiffened end, string 160 beads onto the cotton thread.

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Leaving a 5” tail, cast on 6 stitches using the double e-wrap method.

 

Row 1:  P6.

Row 2:  K1, [place bead, K1] 5 times.

Row 3:  P6.

 

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until all the beads have been placed.  Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Leave a 5” tail when cutting the thread after bind off.

 

Thread the needle with one of the thread ends.  Whip stitch along the end of the bracelet, until the thread is at the center of the end.  Sew through the connecting loop of the toggle, then sew through the end of the bracelet.  Sew through the connecting loop again and into the end of the bracelet again.  Sew through once more, then continue to whip stitch along the end of the bracelet.  Weave the thread end in on the back of the bead work.  Repeat this process to sew the clasp to the other end of the bracelet.

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Now gather up a new selection of beads and knit a second beautiful bracelet.  And a third.  And a fourth…

Happy Beading!

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2 Comments

  • Wow! These are pretty spectacular, Jenny! Excellent project! :)

  • Thank you, Bethany :)

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Mar 6, 2015

Lucky Shamrock Beanie

Shamrock Beanie

St. Patrick’s is around the corner! Wip out this lucky shamrock beanie for one of your loved ones or for yourself. The stitch pattern is an 8 stitch repeat, making it an easy stitch pattern to use on smaller or bigger hats, or other projects in the round. An awesome unisex design. Want a slouchy style instead of a tight fitting beanie? Work more rounds in the italicized section in the pattern. 

PATTERN INFORMATION

Knitting Loom: All-n-One knitting loom, set at 72 pegs (or any configuration of multiple of 8).

Yarn: Approx 140 yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample was knit using Knit Picks in Citrine (MC) and Macaw (CC).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 9 sts x 14 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Size: Size shown fits up to a 19.5″ head. To create smaller or larger sizes, simply cast on a number that is a multiple of 8 (56, 64, 72, 80).

AbbreviationsShamrock Chart Property of Isela Phelps

K: knit stitch. Recommend the knit stitch or the u-stitch; do not recommend the flat stitch or the ewrap.

P: purl stitch

CO: cast on (Sample uses the ewrap cast on to provide an elastic fit).

BO:bind off

GBO: gather bind off

Rep: repeat

Rnd: round

MC: Main color

CC: Contrasting color

PU: Pick up

K2tog: knit two stitches together. A right slanting decrease.

Pattern notes:Shamrock Beanie Side View

  1. When working with two strands of yarn on the same row, be sure to pick up the yarns in the same order throughout the project.  View this video for a few tips on working with colorwork.
  2. Work your colorwork loosely, if you pull on the yarn too tight, the knitted fabric will pucker up.
  3. Wet block or steam block after knitting.
  4. Work chart from the bottom up, and every round starts on the right.

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up the All-n-One loom to 72 pegs (or any other multiple of 8 stitches).

Using MC, cast on 72 stitches, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 9-11: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 12: Join CC, k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13: PU, MC, p to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14-16: Cont with MC, k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 17-24: Follow chart to create the shamrocks.

Rnd 25-28: With MC, k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 29: PU CC, p to the end of rnd.

Cut CC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.

Rnd 30-50: With MC, k to the end of rnd. Cut MC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.Shamrock Beanie Top view

Join CC.

Rnd 51-54: k to the end of rnd.

Decrease rounds

Rnd 55: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.

How to:

Move the stitches from the odd numbered pegs to the even numbered pegs. Knit the round, skipping the pegs with no stitches and treating the pegs with two loops as one loop.

Remove stitches from the loop to a piece of scrap yarn—this is temporary.

Readjust the knitting loom to the new peg number configuration: 36 pegs. (Divide the cast on number of pegs by 2).

Place the stitches back on the knitting loom.

Gently tug on each of the stitches, starting with the first peg, to remove any of the extra slack in the yarn.

Rnd 56: Rep Rnd 55.

Bind off with the gather removal method. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.

Weave all ends in.

Steam block or wet block to set the stitches.

Link to a video showing Working with Color

10 Comments

  • I really like this pattern. I would like to download this pattern. Will that be available anytime soon?

  • thanks so much for sharing – ST. PATRICKS DAY is my birthday so yes I will be making one of thiese……………….

  • On round 25-28 did you mean MC?

  • Download? You mean as a PDF. They are put in PDF format after being on the blog for six months. In the meantime, you can copy it and paste it onto a word document and save it that way.

  • Yes. MC.

  • Isela what a clever pattern. I’m so glad to see you still posting patterns. I started loom knitting 2 years ago, I was quite late to the party, but I learned sooooo much from your videos.You’re a fantastic teacher.

  • Where do I learn how to read these patterns. I am totally confused

  • Well, learning to read patterns is a bit like learning to read. Each pattern comes with a list of abbreviations. I guess the first step is to learn the abbreviations and what they mean. Next, start reading the pattern, if needed, replace the abbreviation with the complete term. In pattern writing, it is best to be concise, however, if you prefer, you can use the entire term, if it makes it easier to understand. Once you get to the pattern itself. A number next to a letter or term typically means that you work that many stitches (the number). Example: k2=knit two stitches (knit two pegs). Another example: Sl 3=slip 3 stitches (skip 3 stitches with yarn behind the pegs). Does this help a little?

  • I do not know any other way to reach you. May I please have some info on 2 projects On the AIO headband with crochet flower, I tried to use a #4 weight 100% wool. I was into the pattern and looked at it on the right side, the stitches were large. Your picture showed a tiny row of stitches. What did I do wrong?
    next? on the cats paw headband what yarn did you use? what weight? color?

    Thank you for your help

    bettywaldeck@tampabay.rr.com

  • The one with the crochet flower: I just worked the knit stitch. Nothing different or fancy. My tension is the same throughout.

    Cats Paw Headband: it looks like Knit Picks Shine in worsted weight. Don’t have the color way written anywhere. It was yarn left over from another project.

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Feb 27, 2015

Pretty Pouch

Pretty Pouch~

Reminiscent of the historical reticule, this lovely little pouch is just the thing when you want to carry your essentials without the need for a full size purse.  It would also make a perfect  little treat/gift bag, or even a scented sachet!  Created using a seamless technique, with a bit of Chain Lace to house the drawstring ribbon, this is a terrific little project to enjoy during an afternoon’s knitting. 

Notions

Knitting loom: KB 32 Peg Basic Loom

Yarn:  MC used approx. 1/2 skein Plymouth Encore (sample in 0597), Worsted Weight #4, 200 yards, 75% Acrylic/25% wool,  CC used approx. 8 yards Berroco Vintage (sample in kiwi), Worsted Weight #4, 100% wool.

Notions: Loom tool, yarn needle, scissors.  (Also helpful: peg markers, row counter, 5mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc))

Gauge: 3.75 stitches and 7.5 rows per inch on average.

Finished pouch measures 7″ tall, with an 8.5″ circumference.

Skills Needed: True Knit Stitch or U-stitch, E-wrap, Double Wrap Short Row Method (shown in video links below), Chain Lace Stitch, Chain CO, and Basic BO

Pretty Pouch Back Abbreviations: 

CO: cast on

CC: Contrast Color

MC: Main Color

EW: E-wrap

K: knit stitch or U-stitch, as desired

KO: knit off

St(s): stitches

WY: working yarn

CLS: Chain Lace Stitch

HHCO: Half Hitch Cast On

BO: Bind off

Pattern Notes:

All knit stitches are either worked as a true knit stitch, or as a U-stitch– not EW– unless EW is specifically called for.

Video Tutorials and Web Tools:

Bottom of Bag:  Double Wrapped Short Row Method  (For those who need it, the Step by Step written instructions are at the bottom of this post)

Chain Lace Stitch:  Tutorial Video  (For those who need it, the Step by Step written instructions are at the bottom of this post)

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

 

Pattern Instructions:

Using your CC yarn, Chain CO to pegs 1-16, centering the sts on one side of the loom. (*Note: this portion is just to help you with stretching your stitches over to the other side of the loom after knitting the bottom section…they will be removed after that step is complete.)

K 4 rows on these 16 pegs.  Trim CC yarn.

Join your MC yarn and using the Double Wrap Short Row Method, decrease until there are 6 pegs unwrapped.  (For those who need it, the Step by Step written instructions are at the bottom of this post)

Increase back to a full 16 pegs.  After wrapping peg 16, knit back to peg 1.  Pegs 1 & 16 will still have wrapped loops-just knit these loops together as one during the next knitted row.

Carefully stretch CO edge across loom and place onto the corresponding pegs on the other side of the loom, filling all 32 pegs. You will be able to see quite clearly where the stitches are that will need to be placed on the pegs, due to your use of CC yarn for those first 4 rows.

At the trimmed CC tail, begin unraveling the CC knitted section, being careful not to lose any sts from your newly filled pegs.  You should now have only MC on your loom.

*(Note: you will now be knitting from the first peg after the heel section (your new peg 1) toward the newly CO pegs, then proceeding on to the short row pegs.  Please adjust the numbers of the pegs to reflect this change.)

Rows 1-12: Using MC, K all pegs.

Row 13: Using MC, K all EVEN pegs.  Set aside MC and join CC to K all ODD pegs.  (*Note: Make sure not to pull your sts too snugly across the skipped pegs to ensure an even tension throughout.)  Set aside CC (Do not trim).

Rows 14-18: Using MC, K all pegs.

Row 19:  Using MC, K all ODD pegs. Set aside MC.  Pull up CC without adding extra tension and K all EVEN pegs.  Set aside CC.

Rows 20-24: Using MC, K all pegs.

Row 25:  Using MC, K all EVEN pegs. Set aside MC.  Pull up CC without adding extra tension and K all ODD pegs.  Set aside CC.

Rows 26-34: Using MC, K all pegs.

Using MC, complete 1 row of Chain Lace Stitch, using 4 EWs rather than the 6 shown in the video.

(For those who need it, the Step by Step written instructions are at the bottom of this post)

Pull all the trailing lengths of yarn to the front of the corresponding pegs.

Row 35:  Using MC, EW all pegs with loops, and HHCO all empty pegs. (HHCO is shown in the video above.)

Rows 36-40: Using MC, EW all pegs.  Trim MC.

Join CC and bind off all sts using the Basic BO.

Weave in all ends.  Trim close to work.

Thread a pretty ribbon through every other CLS, starting at the center front.  At the back inside of the pouch, thread another length of ribbon to be used as the carry strap through the center CLS and tie in an overhand knot.

 

**Step by Step Double Wrap Short Row Instructions:

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

  • K15, W&T peg 16.
  • K14, W&T peg 1.
  • K13, W&T peg 15.
  • K12, W&T peg 2.
  • K11, W&T peg 14.
  • K10, W&T peg 3
  • K9, W&T peg 13.
  • K8, W&T peg 4
  • K7, W&T peg 12
  • K6, W&T peg 5
  • K7 (Treating the wrap and loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 13.
  • K8 (Treating the wrap and loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 4.
  • K9 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 14.
  • K10 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 3.
  • K11 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 15.
  • K12 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 2.
  • K13 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 16.
  • K14 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 1.

***Pegs 1 and 16 have 2 wraps. Leave them on the pegs as you continue with the rest of the instructions. On the very next round, treat the stitches and wraps on these pegs as one stitch.***

**Step by Step CLS Row Instructions:

* Peg 1:  move loop to peg 2, EW around peg 3 times (DO NOT KO!)

Peg 2:  EW once, KO 2 loops over 1. Move the top EW from peg 1 to peg 2 and KO. Repeat process to KO all 3 EW’s from peg 1.  Peg 1 will now be empty.

Peg 3:  move loop to peg 4

Peg 4:  EW and KO 2 loops over 1.  EW and KO 3 more times to create a chain.

Repeat from * until the end of the CLS row.

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Feb 20, 2015

Easter Egg Cozy

Easter Egg Cozy small

Easter is so full of color and warmth. Decorating for this time of year brings a smile to my children’s face. I created this little egg cozy as a way to bring a smile to their face Easter morning when they opened the fridge. The design is small and you can complete a small cozy in less than 2 hours.

PATTERN INFORMATION

Knitting Loom: Knitting loom in regular gauge. Samples were knit using All-n-One knitting loom (AIO)

Yarn: Approx 25 yds of worsted weight wool for body. Approx 10  inches of contrasting color yarn for embroidery. Sample used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Pink and Black (for the face embroidery) for Easter Bunny Egg Cozy. Sample used Knit Pick Swish Worsted in White and Pink (approx 15 yards of each color).

Notions: knitting tool, and tapestry needle.

Gauge: 10.5 sts x 17 rows= 2 inches in stockinette (not blocked)

Size: Fits a large size egg.

Abbreviations

K: knit stitch

P: purl stitch

CO: cast on (Sample uses the ewrap cast on).

BO:bind off

BBO: basic bind off

Rep: repeat

St(s): stitch(es)

Rem:remain

MC=Main color (pink for Easter Bunny Egg Cozy; White for Colorwork Egg Cozy).

CC: Contrasting color (black for Easter Bunny Egg Cozy; Pink for Colorwork Egg Cozy).

PU: Pick up

Pattern notes: After the item is complete, go back to the cast on edge and tighten it by pulling off the extra slack of yarn. Use this video on how to tighten the e-wrap cast on.

INSTRUCTIONS

Easter Bunny Egg Cozy

Set the AIO knitting loom to 24 pegs (see picture). 7 pegs from each long rail and 5 pegs from each of the two sliders. If you have two Sock Loom 2s, you can set one up with 2 sock loom sliders. The Sock Loom 2 with the 2 sliders, would be easier to maneuver.

Loom Set Up 2

Using MC, cast on 24 sts, join to work in the round.

Round 1: P to the end of round.

Round 2: K to the end of round.

Round 3: P to the end of round.

Round 4-18: K to the end of round.

***Decrease rounds:

*Loosen the bolts, slide each slider in ONE peg (thus decreasing by 4 stitches), tighten the bolts up again. Move the loops on the outside corner pegs (the loops that are not in the new square) to the inside pegs.

Next round: K to the end of round (treat the pegs with 2 loops as 1 loop).

Next round: k*

Repeat from * to *: 2 more times. 16 stitches rem.

Last rnd: *K2tog; rep from * to end of round.

How to:

Move loop from Peg 1 to Peg 2; knit peg 2.

Move loop from Peg 3 to Peg 4; knit peg 4. Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3.

**Tug gently on the working yarn to remove any slack on the yarn.**

Move loop from Peg 5 to Peg 6; knit peg 6. Move loop from peg 4 to peg 5. Move loop from peg 3 to peg 4. Rep from ** to **.

Move loop from Peg 7 to peg 8; knit peg 8. Move loop from peg 6 to peg 7. Move loop from peg 5 to peg 6. Move loop from peg 4 to peg 5. Rep from ** to **.

Move loop from peg 9 to peg 10; knit peg 10. Move loop from peg 8 to peg 9. Move loop from peg 7 to peg 8. Move loop from peg 6 to peg 7. Move loop from peg 5 to peg 6. Rep from ** to **.

Continue in this pattern all around moving the loop from the odd numbered pegs to the even number peg, knit the peg with the two loops. Before proceeding to the next set of pegs, move all the other loops closer, then tug gently on the working yarn to eliminate any extra slack.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in.***

Ears
(make 2)

Set the knitting loom at 16 pegs (3 from each of the long rails, and 5 from each slider).

Usng MC, leaving a 10 inch beginning yarn tail, cast on 10 stitches, only on the two sliders. Cast on 5 on one slider, then go directly to the opposite slider and continue casting on the other 5 stitches on this slider, join to work in the round.

Rounds 1-14: k to the end of round.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in.

With cast on tail, sew securely to the sides of the body.

Face

Using CC, embroider the little eyes, nose and mouth. Weave all ends in.

Colorwork Easter Egg Cozy

Set up knitting loom the same as for Easter Bunny Egg Cozy

Using MC, cast on 24 sts, join to work in the round.

Round 1: P to the end of round.

Round 2: K to the end of round.

Round 3: P to the end of round.

Round 4 and 5: K to the end of round.

Round 6: Join CC, using MC, knit every odd peg. PU CC, knit every even peg.

Round 7: PU CC, k to the end of round.

Round 8: Rep Round 6.

Round 9 and 10: PU MC,  k to the end of round.

Round 11-13: PU CC, k to the end of round.

Round 14: Rep round 6. Cut CC, leaving a 6 inch tail.

Round 15-18: Continue with MC, k to the end of round.

Continuing with MC, rep from *** to *** from Easter Bunny Egg Cozy instructions (Decrease rounds to gather bind off). Weave ends in. Block lightly.

 

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  • Hello,I love,love,love Loom Knitting but I have 1 question…I have 2 sets of knifty knitter looms and some more that didnt come in packs..I bought on line the loom clip and it doesent fit on any of my long looms,..My smallest loom is 12 peg round and counting one side of long loom 18 pegs (all pegs 36)..Anyway i have been try to make baby booties&babysocks (all newborn) & im havin a tough time,the clip doesnt fit&the blue round 24 peg is to big and the 12 peg seems to small (i really dont know) whatever bootie or sock patter,i do on the 12 never comes out right and the blue like i said too big..Please Help..THANK YOU?

  • Hello,I love,love,love Loom Knitting but I have 1 question…I have 2 sets of knifty knitter looms and some more that didnt come in packs..I bought on line the loom clip and it doesent fit on any of my long looms,..My smallest loom is 12 peg round and counting one side of long loom 18 pegs (all pegs 36)..Anyway i have been try to make baby booties&babysocks (all newborn) & im havin a tough time,the clip doesnt fit&the blue round 24 peg is to big and the 12 peg seems to small (i really dont know) whatever bootie or sock patter,i do on the 12 never comes out right and the blue like i said too big..Please Help..THANK YOU?

  • You can probably knit one as a flat panel and then seam it down the length. It would not be as easy as working in the round, but it would work.

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