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Apr 30, 2017

Whirly Bookmark

Sometimes quick and simple make the best gifts.  Bookmarks are a gift that most anyone can use.  Pretty yarn and very little time can make a stunning Whirly Bookmark making it great for end of the year teachers’ gifts as well as gifts for any holiday or birthday.

 

LOOM:  Sock Loom EFG

YARN: 2 yds of 2 weight yarn.   Lion Brand Bonbons in Celebrate used in sample.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle

GAUGE:  n/a

SIZE:  Approximately 12” in length

ABBREVIATIONS

CO=Cast on

Rep=repeat

K=knit

INSTRUCTIONS

Curlicue Instructions

Step 1:  e-wrap K peg 1, 4 times

Step 2:  figure 8 wrap (see 2 Peg I-Cord Instructions) both pegs and K over, one time

Rep steps 1 & 2 until the curlicue is the length stated in the pattern.  Curls may need to be worked into place by hand.

2 Peg I-Cord Instructions

Step 1:  Wrap both pegs in a figure 8 by bringing the working yarn behind peg 1, around the front and between pegs 1 and 2, then behind peg 2, around the front and between pegs 1 and 2.  K over.

Rep step 1 until the i-cord is the length stated in the pattern.

Bookmark

Using 2 strands of yarn held together as one, CO 2 pegs by placing the slip knot on peg 1 and wrapping peg 2   Wrap both pegs in a figure 8 by bringing the working yarn behind peg 1, around the front and between pegs 1 and 2, then behind peg 2, around the front and between pegs 1 and 2.  Knit over.

Step 1:  Work Curlicue Instructions (above) until the work curls and is about 1” long.

Step 2:  Work a 2 peg i-cord until the work is approx. 10” from the end.

Note:  If a shorter or longer bookmark is desired, knit the i-cord to the desired length before the next step.

Step 3:  Work Curlicue Instructions until the work curls and is about 12” from the end (top curl should be only 2” long).

BO by moving the stitch on peg 1 to peg 2, lift bottom loop over top, cut the working yarn leaving a tail to weave in, pull the tail through the final loop.

Weave in ends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • I notice that the 38″ knitting board is available in June 2017. Has it been redesigned? Do the pegs have the groove in them? I just bought one from Amazon thinking that it was discontinued and was disappointed that there are no grooves to guide the pick and it is so much heavier than the other looms, even thought it is longer. Was just surprised.

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Jul 10, 2016

Harvest Time Rug


photo 5Bring the fall colors to the inside of your home with this beautiful Harvest Time rug. With our little rug in ‘veggie’ colors of Eggplant purple, squash yellow, and herbal greens as a great reminder.  It’s fun and easy to knit and very durable.

Loom:  28” Knitting Board + Peg Extenders Loom.  Set up as double knit with    smallest setting of wood spacers-No extenders needed.

Yarn:  Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky, 80% Acrylic and 20% Wool, 153 yds per skein.  Machine Washable. Colors used #173 Willow (G), #131 Moss (M), #144 Eggplant (E).

Lion Brand Homespun (H), 98% Acrylic and 2% Polyester, Color Green, 185 yds per skein.  Machine Washable.

Purchase (2) skeins of each of the (4) yarns so you can have 2 skeins to pull from.  You will only use the yardage of one skein so they can be partial skeins.  If you plan to make a longer rug, you will need additional yarn or the 2 full skeins of each color.

Stitches:  ZigZag and Stockinette  (See review of ZigZag below)

Notions Needed:  Knit Hook, Crochet hook size 5, Large darning needle, Scissors.

Gauge:  3 stitches=1” and 4 rows=1”

Finished Size:  21” wide X 28” long

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast On in stockinette stitch, 62 stitches in center of loom. Color (G). Change to ZigZag stitch.

Work (16) rows, in ZigZag stitch.  Cut (G) yarn with 2-3” tail and tie on 2 strands of (M) yarn.  Working with 2 strands is very bulky, so work slowly.  When working with double strands, you can pull from both ends of the skein to get the (2) strands.(If preferred, you can use 1 strand of Lion Brand Thick n’Quick in same color.)

Work (2) rows in Stockinette with (M) yarn.  Do not cut the yarn as it will be used for the border of each row.

You will now tie on the yarns to create the (3) sections of color.  Tie on color (H) at 5th stitch.  Tie on color (G) at 23rd  stitch.  Tie on another skein of (H) at 42nd  stitch.  Tie on another 2 strands of (M) yarn at stitch 58.  You can pull from both ends of the Moss yarn skein to get the double strands from one skein.

You should work full rows of all colors to be sure the sections are equal.  If you want to twist at each joint of color, it will keep the yarn sections attached, but the yarns will get very tangled.  The option is to just allow the sections to be separate.  We will seam them together at the end.  This method is much faster and easier, and preferred.  Place the skeins in front of your knitting.

Work in Stockinette Stitch for all sections.  Work (4) stitches (M) yarn, (18) stitches (H) yarn1, (18) stitches (G) yarn, (18) stitches (H) yarn2, (4) stitches with 2nd (M) yarn.

Work all for (25) rows.  Cut the center yarns leaving 2” tails.  Do not cut the (M) yarns at beginning or end of loom.  This border will continue on all sections.

Tie on (E) yarn at stitch (5) stitch attaching to (H) yarn.  Tie on (H) yarn at stitch 23 attaching to (G) yarn.  Tie on other skein of (E) yarn at stitch 42 attaching to (H) yarn.

Lay yarn tails on the knitting between the pegs.

Work all for (25) rows.  Cut the center yarns leaving 2” tails.  Do not cut the (M) yarns.  Tie on the (H) yarn, the (G) yarn, and the 2nd skein of (H) yarn.

Work all for (25) rows.  You are now ready to add the stripe (M) rows.  If you choose to make your rug longer than 28”, you can repeat another 25 row section before doing the (M) stripe.

You will continue working with the first 2 strands of (M) yarn.  Cut all the others leaving a 2” yarn tail including the 2nd double strand of (M) yarn at end of loom.

Work (1) rows of (M) yarn across all stitches.  When you get to each of the yarn tails, stop and tie the yarn tail onto the working yarn, and then continue to end of row.  Repeat (1) additional row.

Cut and knot the 2 strands of (M) yarn.  Tie on (G) yarn.

Work in ZigZag stitch for (16) rows.

Cut the (G) yarn leaving 2” yarn tail.

Bind Off of loom using a basic 2-loop bind off starting at end of loom opposite the yarn tail.  Use the yarn tail to create a knot with the last loop.

Bind Off at anchor yarn starting at edge opposite the yarn tail.  Once complete, you can carefully remove the anchor yarn.  Pull in any yarn tails that are exposed.

Sewing the Seams:

photo 1

Connect all corners of color sections with a small piece of scrap yarn before doing the stitching.  Then work the pieces together by sewing with an invisible stitch so that the sewing does not show.

Once complete, your ‘Veggie’ Rug is ready to use.

 

 

 

ZIGZAG STITCH

This stitch is created by weaving every peg, front to back, across the loom at an angle.  Then the next row is done at the opposite angle.  This is what creates the ‘zig’ and the ‘zag’.  In order to get all pegs covered, it is necessary to wrap the first 3 pegs at both ends with a straight weave also.  We will use 2 different yarns to illustrate.

Start the row by weaving front to back on first 3 pegs.  Be sure to start by noting from which side the yarn is coming, and continue in that direction.

Now, going back to peg 1, weave the photo 2(3)diagonal weave across the loom covering all pegs with a new loop.  Note that the weaving is going in opposite direction from previous row.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you get to end, yophoto 4(1)u must repeat the straight weave on last 3 pegs so that all pegs have a new wrap.

 

 

 

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This will result in one side of loom with an extra wrap on last 3 pegs.  Same situation on the first 3 pegs.  If you pegs have both the straight weave and the diagonal weave, this is a thick side.  If you only have the straight weave on the 3 pegs, this is your thin side.

photo 4(2)

When you hook over all pegs on the row, lift one over one.  If you have 3 loops, lift 1 over 2 on the thick side, and lift 2 over 1 on the thin side.

(This is thick side.  Lift one loop over 2 loops.)

 

 

 

 

(This is thin side.  Lift 2 loops over one loop.)

 

Now, weave the next row at opposite angle.  If you start and you see it’s the same angle, this means that you started on the wrong side of loom.  Go photo 2(4)back and wrap again.

Designed by Pat Novak

2 Comments

  • The rug looks great. How hard is it knitting with two strands of such thick yarn if one has a touch of arthritis?

  • The two strands are not harder to move than a single strand of super chunky yarn. I just suggest that you go slower pace so that both strands get worked as one. Also, relax with the stitches and they will be comfortable to move.

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May 18, 2016

Plaid Rug from T-shirts

Designed by Lindsay Obermeyer

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Needed

Size:  Rug 14″ x 22.5″ Each panel 7″ x 22.5″

Loom: All-n-One Loom or 28″ Loom, plus a set of loom extenders.

T-Shirts: 1 orange, yellow, peach, green and white t-shirts and 2 grey t-shirts with minimal text or graphics.

Notions: scissors, size J crochet hook, ruler, crochet cotton, such as Sugar and Cream in a color to match the t-shirts, Tapestry needle, ball headed pins

 

Panel one: Orange Plaid

Set up: make t-shirt loopies

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Fold the t-shirt in half , lining up the sleeves. Smooth out the wrinkles with your hand. Cut off the bottom band.   Measure and cut a 2” wide strip across the shirt through both layers. Trim off the seam ends. With the fabric still folded in half, cut a slit straight up the center until about a ¼ inch from the end. You now have 2 strips with slits up them. Round off the corners. Take one strip and pull it taught while holding onto each end. The strip will stretch, the edges will curl in and you now have a warp loopie.

Make 2 green warp loopies, 9 yellow and 9 orange warp loopies for a total of 20.

To make the weft loopies , Cut 8” x 2” strips of the t-shirt. (Use every scrap of the t-shirt, including sleeves). Fold each strip in half, cut a slit up the center and round off the edges.

Make 22 peach, 17 orange, 15 yellow weft loopies.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Warp the loom in the following color order 6 yellow, 1 green, 3 yellow, 3 orange, 1 green, 6 orange.

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Weft Color Pattern

Weave in a basic over and under manner the following color sequence:  5 orange, 1 green, 5 yellow 1 green 8 peach 1 green 6 orange, 1 green, 5 yellow, 8 peach, 1 green, 7 orange, 1 green, 5 yellow, 1 green, 7 peach.

Finishing / Binding off the fabric from the loom

When you finish weaving in the last strip, crochet bind off the fabric off of the loom. Use a J hook and lift the first loop on the top of the warp onto your hook, proceed and add the loop next to it. Then lift the first loop up and over the second loop, proceed to the third loop and place it on your hook, then take the 2nd loop and lift it up and over the third loop, you will continue in this fashion all the way around the loom, until only one loop remains on your hook. You will pull this loop and weave it into the structure of your weave using either your hook or a tapestry needle.

 

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Seam your 2 pieces together with yarn and tapestry needle.

6 Comments

  • With the fabric still folded in half, cut a slit straight up the center until about a ¼ inch from the end. You now have 2 strips with slits up them—Do you have pics of this step? It’s a little confusing to me. =)

  • Thus reminds me of making potholders for my Mom @ the playground in summer. Thanks for the idea! :)

  • Hi Dana, Sorry we do not have pics of this step. I will send your question to the designer for you. Thanks.

  • Just a note for folks, was in Hobby Lobby the other day and notice they have T-shirt knit on a cone in different colors already cut. If anyone is interested.

  • Love this article. Your expertise is much appreciated. Thanks, Caroline

  • Would it be possible to make this using the sashay yarn instead of the recommended yarn? I have some left over with no use and don’t want to make scarves and its just sitting in my yarn bucket staring at me saying “when will I get used”

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Apr 29, 2016

Felted Casserole Cozy

With the warmer weather comes those special events we all love: pot lucks, barbecues, family reunions, and sports outings.  This project is exactly the thing needed to keep those tasty dishes insulated while transporting them to their destination.  The thick felted wool creates the perfect barrier to help hot dishes remain hot and cold ones stay chilled in the sun’s warming rays.

Knitting Loom: KB Hat Loom set to large gauge (pegs in every other hole), 28 pegs used.

Yarn: Approximately 950 yards of worsted weight 100% wool yarn, two strands held as one. Sample used Patons Classic Wool Worsted (2 skeins in each of the colors Jade Heather and Rich Red, 1/2 skein in the color Leaf Green, 1/4 skein in the color Winter White) 210 yds/192 m.

Notions: knitting tool, 6mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc), stitch markers, scissors, knitting pins, yarn needle, row counter, one large and a few small decorative buttons, as desired.  Also needed for felting process: hot water, either in washing machine or in large tub, 1 tablespoon laundry soap or baking soda, thick towels, old jeans or dryer balls to aid in the felting process if using a washing machine.

Gauge: Approx 9.33 sts x 17.75 rows= 4 inches (before felting)

Finished Measurements: Before felting: 17″ x 12″ x 5″ After felting: approximately 15″ x 9″ x 3″  (The size of this cover can be adjusted by changing the number of pegs used and rows knitted, as well as custom fitted by felting the item to fit the specific pan desired for use.)

Skills Needed: E-wrap, Chain CO (or CO of your choice), Basic BO, seaming method of choice (sample used single crochet), felting techniques.

Abbreviations:
CO: cast on
EW: E-wrap stitch
KO: knit off
WY: working yarn
BBO: basic bind off

Pattern Notes:
This pattern uses 2 strands of yarn held throughout.

The instructions below are for the exact color combination used for the sample.  If another look is desired, simply work in the color pattern of choice, keeping the total row count the same as the original.

Felted Casserole Cozy-side

Instructions

Set loom to work in a flat panel using 28 pegs in every other hole.

Top Panel

CO onto all 28 pegs. (Sample used Chain CO)

Rows 1-11:  Work EW on all 28 pegs using 2 strands of Rich Red.

Rows 12-16: Cut 1 strand of Rich Red to 4″ and hold 1 strand of Jade Heather with uncut strand of Rich Red and work EW on all 28 pegs.

Rows 17-27:  Cut strand of Rich Red to 4″ and hold 2 strands of Jade Heather and work EW on all 28 pegs.

Rows 28-32: Cut 1 strand of Jade Heather to 4″ and hold 1 strand of Winter White with uncut strand of Jade Heather and work EW on all 28 pegs.

Rows 33-43:  Cut strand of Jade Heather to 4″ and hold 2 strands of Winter White and work EW on all 28 pegs.

Rows 44-48: Cut 1 strand of Winter White to 4″ and hold 1 strand of Leaf Green with uncut strand of Winter White and work EW on all 28 pegs.

Rows 49-59:  Cut strand of Winter White to 4″ and hold 2 strands of Leaf Green and work EW on all 28 pegs.

Rows 60-64: Cut 1 strand of Leaf Green to 4″ and hold 1 strand of Rich Red with uncut strand of Leaf Green and work EW on all 28 pegs.

Rows 65-75:  Cut strand of Leaf Green to 4″ and hold 2 strands of Rich Red and work EW on all 28 pegs.

Loosely BBO all 28 pegs.

Bottom Panel

CO onto all 28 pegs. (Sample used Chain CO)

Rows 1-88:  Work EW on all 28 pegs using 2 strands of Jade Heather.

Rows 89-100: Continue to work in EW, but decrease 2 stitches at each row using the following method:

*Move the loops from the 2nd pegs from both edges to the outside pegs.

*KO the bottom loop over the top loop at the outside pegs.

*Move the loop from the outside pegs inward one peg to fill in the gaps.

*Work row.

BBO remaining 4 pegs.

Sides Panel

CO onto 12 pegs. (Sample used Chain CO)

Rows 1-200:  Work EW on all 12 pegs using 2 strands of Rich Red.

Loosely BBO all 12 pegs.

 FRONT before felting

FRONT before felting

 BACK before felting

BACK before felting

Finishing

Pin the long side panel evenly onto both the top and bottom panels, keeping the extra length of the bottom panel free by centering the side panel at the flat edge opposite the tapered edge. There should be approximately 4″ left free before it starts to taper to a point.  Being careful not to pull too tightly which will cause puckering, neatly stitch the edges of the panels together (sample used a single crochet stitch  in Leaf Green, but a blanket stitch or mattress stitch could also be used. To keep continuity of the contrasting seam, a single crocheted edge was also applied across the bottom panel’s tapered end as well as ends of

side panel.)

Weave in all ends that will be visible at the opening, and simply make a square knot and trim all other ends.

Felting

**Please Note!** During felting, the wool will shrink significantly. Careful watch over the felting process is required to ensure that the piece doesn’t shrink too much.
If using a washing machine, place the piece inside a laundry bag or tightly tied pillow case before felting.  This will help keep the extra fuzz produced in the felting process from clogging the machine. Set the machine to the hot/normal cycle and add a pair of old jeans or two (ones that will not bleed color) or dryer balls for plenty of agitation.  Add a tablespoon of laundry soap or baking powder to help soften the wool fibers. Let the cycle run for approx 15-20 minutes, checking regularly to make sure of the size of the finished piece.  **Donleave them unchecked too long, as it can quickly shrink beyond what is expected!  If the machine is felting the piece unevenly, simply add friction by hand to those places that still require extra felting.  This allows better control over the felting process so that certain areas don’t felt too much.
Alternately, felting can be accomplished using a large tub filled with hot water and plenty of applied hand agitation with good success.  An ice cube tray, or a new plunger can also be used for added friction. 
Once the desired size has been achieved, rinse piece with cold water. Carefully squeeze out excess water without ringing. Roll cozy in a thick, absorbent towel.
Working while the piece is still damp, carefully stretch the sides of the panels so that they are straight and even and are at the correct measurement. Insert desired baking dish and fit the cozy to its shape (sample’s dish had handles to mold the felting around, but this was done quite easily, because the wool was still damp and pliable).  Stretch and push the piece as needed, pinning the flap in place.  Leave to dry completely.  **Note: Because felting will continue to shrink a bit as the moisture in the wool evaporates, continue shaping during the drying process, so that the project will remain in the desired shape.
 Felted Casserole Cozy-button flap

Using sharp scissors, cut a small slit in the center of the tapered point of the button flap, along the same direction as the knitting. The felting process will have firmly knotted all the fibers together, so the knitting can be cut into without worry.  If desired, the slit can be reinforced with some stitches of yarn. Stitch the button(s) onto the corresponding place on the top panel where the button flap will close, as well as anywhere else desired for decoration.

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Apr 23, 2016

Oven Mitt & Hot pad Set

Oven Mitt Set Small 2

Add a special touch to your kitchen with a set of customized oven mitt set. Makes and excellent hostess gift too! Worked in garter stitch and felted to provide the user with a thick fabric that will keep the heat away from the fingers. 

LOOM:  Hat Loom, at large gauge (40 pegs and 20 pegs)

YARN:  Approx 300 yds of bulky weight of wool mohair blend.  Shown in Cranberry Swirl (250 yds) and Lime Sorbet (50 yds)

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

GAUGE: Approx 3.5 sts x 4 rows = 2 inches (gauge not imperative).

SIZE:
Hot pad: Before felting 10×10 inches. After felting 8.5 x 8.5 inches.
Oven Mitt: Before felting 14×8 inches. After felting 12 x 7 inches.

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

ewrap k=ewrap knit

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BO=Bind off

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=Round(s)
MC=Main color (cranberry swirl)

CC=Contrasting color (lime sorbet)

PATTERN NOTE: Both items are worked completely with the ewrap knit stitch.

INSTRUCTIONS

Hot PadHot Pad

Set knitting loom XS setting-with pegs every other hole, 28 pegs.

Using MC, CO 28 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: e-wrap k to the end of row.

Row 2: p to the end of row.

Rep Row 1 and Row 2: until item measures approximately 9.5 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Accent I-cordHot Pad with Icord

Using CC, CO 3 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Work a 3-stitch i-cord that is approx. 45 inches long.

Assembly: using the mattress stitch, seam the icord to the edge of the hot pad. Create a small loop with the remaining icord (to use for hanging)

Oven Mitt

Set knitting loom Medium setting-with pegs every other hole, 40 pegs. 

Using MC, CO 40 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1: ewrap k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 2: p to the end of rnd. 

Rep Rnd 1 and Rnd 2: 15 more times (total of 30 rnds). (16 garter stitch ridges).Oven Mitt parts

BO 8sts, ewrap k to the end of row (32 sts). (Working in rows for the next 5 rows)

Next row: p back (p32).

Next row: Ewrap k to the end (32 sts).

Next row: p back (p32).

Next row: Ewrap k to the end (32 sts).

Next row: p back (p32).

Next row: Ewrap k to the end, CO 8 sts at end of row. (Begin working the rnd again).

Next rnd: p to end of rnd.

*Next rnd: ewrap k to end of rnd.

Next rnd: p to end of rnd. *Oven Mitt assembled

Rep from * to *: 14 more times. (total of 28 rnds). (16 garter stitch ridges from thumb opening).

Bind off with gather removal method.

Thumb 

Set knitting loom XS setting-with pegs every other hole, 28 pegs.

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

Rnd 1: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: p to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 and Rnd 2: 11 more times. (total of 22 rnds). (12 garter stitch ridges.

Bind off with gather removal method. 

Assembly of Oven Mitt: Using the mattress stitch and MC, seam the thumb to the thumb opening in the thumb.

Accent I-cord 

Using CC, CO 3 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Work a 3-stitch i-cord that is approx. 25  inches long.

Assembly: using the mattress stitch, seam the icord to the cast on edge of the oven mitt. Create a small loop with the remaining icord (to use for hanging)

FELTING INSTRUCTIONS side view

The magic in this knitting happens when you wash the untreated wool with hot water and the item shrinks, making the stitches smaller, and the fabric thicker.

You will need the following:

1 pillow case with a zipper

Safety Pin

2-3 jeans (to use in agitation)

Eucalan Woolwash or Baby Shampoo

Towels (to squeeze out excess water).

Top Loader Washer

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all items to be felted inside the zippered pillow case. Secure the zipper with the safety pin (to ensure the pillow case doesn’t open).

Set washer to Small load, and Hot temperature.

Place 1 tsp of Eucalan Woolwash or 1 tsp of Baby Shampoo.

Place the jeans inside the washer.

Place the pillow case inside the washer.

Start the washer. Check the washer again BEFORE it goes into the spin cycle. If the item is not the desired size, re-start the washer from the beginning (simply turn the knob back to the beginning of the wash). Place the pillow case back in the washer and let it go through another cycle, stopping the washer BEFORE it was through the spin cycle. Check again. If not desired size, repeat. *The above samples took 3 cycles.

Once the items are the desired size, remove the items from the pillow case. Take them to the sink. If you used Eucalan Woolwash, rinsing is not required. If you used Baby Shampoo, rinse in cold water. Do not wring the excess water. Place a towel on a flat surface, then place the felted item on top of the towel. Pat dry as much as you can.

Set the items to air dry, away from the sun. The sun may discolor the yarn.

 

 

 

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Apr 16, 2016

Nautical Dishcloth Set

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This month we will bring you small accents to decorate your kitchen, anywhere from dishclothes, hanging towels, to placemats and perhaps even a kitchen rug. The Nautical Dishcloth set is the perfect way to add some color and to test out some new stitches. Remember, it is a dishcloth so perfection is not required, the dishes won’t mind if a stitch is amiss. Grab a loom and sit down outside to enjoy the spring air and knit away.

Knitting Loom: 32 peg Basics Loom

Yarn: Approx 150 grams of cotton worsted weight yarn. Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Nautical was used in sample.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle

Gauge: Not imperative for project.

Sizes: Squares: 8×8”  | Dotted: 7.5×7.5”  | Scrubbie: 6.5×6.5”

Abbreviations:

K=knit stitch (or may substitute with U-stitch).

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rep=Repeat

Sl 1 wyif=with yarn in front of the stitch (remove stitch from the peg, pass working yarn behind the peg, place stitch back on the peg, then work the next peg as instructed in pattern.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

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Cast on 32 sts, prepare to work a flat panel

Row 1 (from right to left): p to end of row.

Row 2: k to end of row.

Row 3: p to end of row.

Row 4: k to end of row.

Row 5: p to end of row.

Row 6: k to end of row.

Row 7: p3, k13, p16.

Rep Row 6 and Row 7: 10 more times (total of 20 rows).

Next row (left to right): k to end of row.

Next row: p16, k13, p3

Rep last two rows: 10 more times (total of 20 rows).

Next row: k to end of row.

Next row: p to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows: 2 more times.

Remove with Basic bind off method.

 

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Cast on 32 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1 (from right to left): p to end of row.

Row 2: k to end of row.

Row 3: p to end of row.

Row 4: k to end of row.

Row 5: p to end of row.

Row 6: k3, *k2, p1; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 7: p3, k to last 3 sts,  p3.

Rep Rows 6 and 7: 18 more times (36 total rows).

Next row: k to the end row.

Next row: p to the end of row.

Rep last two rows: 2 more times.

Remove with Basic bind off method.

 

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Row 1 (from right to left): p to end of row.

Row 2: k to end of row.

Row 3: p to end of row.

Row 4: k to end of row.

Row 5: p to end of row.

Row 6: k to end of row.

Row 7: p3, *k1, sl 1 wyif, rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, p3.

Rep Rows 6 and 7: 18 more times (36 total rows).

Next row: k to end of row.

Next row: p to end of row.

Rep last two rows: 2 more times.

Remove with Basic bind off method.

 

 

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Feb 19, 2016

Woodlands Throw (Double Knit)

Blanket_WoodlandsDesign by Jacque Darragh

See beautiful soft stripes emerge from the one yarn. Stitch pattern creates lots of texture.

Loom:  28” Knitting Board + peg extenders for double knit set at 2cm spacing.

Yarn:  Lion Brand Scarfie, 4 skeins.  Cream/Taupe. 312 yds. per skein.  Bulky weight. Hand wash and dry flat.

Stitches:  Rib, Stockinette, and Honeycomb pattern

Finished Sizes:  34 x 44 inches

Notions Needed:  Knit hook and crochet hook

Gauge:  2 sts X 3 rows=1 inch

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Beautiful! Two questions, what is the spacing between rows and is there a graphic of the peg wrap?

  • Hi Melissa, the boards are at mid spacing or 2cm apart. You can look at the pictorial instructions on knitting board website. If you go to the Criss cross stitch under Double Knit, the weaving is the same, but this design works 2 rows of each stitch pattern. So the whole Honeycomb pattern is a total of 4 rows.

  • Thank you!

  • I love these! So beautiful. I a newbie, but learning fast. Do you have a pattern for the hat?

  • The hat pattern was written by designer and will be posted soon.

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Feb 12, 2016

Crayon Box Throw (double knit)

Design by Jacquelyn Darragh

Work with the Ribbing stitch in this fun, colorful throw. The bright colors and bold stripes make this a simple knit favorite and with the double knit, double the warmth!

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Knitting Loom:  28” Knitting Board + extenders set up for double knit at 2 cm spacing

Yarn: Hobby Lobby’s I Love this Yarn, Worsted Weight, 100% Acrylic, 355 yards per skein. Machine washable and dryable Colors: Grape, 2 skeins. Pink, Tropical Pink, Yellow, Peacock Blue, 1 skein each. Neon Green, I Love this Yarn, Worsted Weight , 255 yards per skein. 1 skein

Stitches: Rib Stitch and Stockinette

Notions: Knit hook, crochet hook

Gauge: 5 stitches X 6 rows = 2 inches

 Size: 28 x 34 inches

Instructionscrayonbox_blanket2

Use two strands of yarn as one, throughout the making of this throw. When you are knitting a solid color, for example, grape rib stitch, just use both ends of the skein of yarn, pulling one strand from the center and one strand from the outside. When using two different colors together, it will be much easier if you use one strand of each pulling from the center of the skein, which will keep them from tangling.

With each color change, cut yarn and knot after tying on the next color. Always tie on new color at 2nd stitch so that knots do not show from outer edge.

Cast on: 64 stitches in Stockinette stitch with Grape yarn. Lay contrasting anchor yarn.

Note: Complete throw is worked in Rib Stitch until you come to the bind off row.

Rib Stitch: After the cast on, start first row by wrapping the top 1st peg and bring down to the bottom 3rd peg. You are skipping peg 1 and 2 on lower board. Your yarn is at an angle. Now go back up to top board to 3rd peg and wrap. Take yarn down to lower 5th peg. Continue wrapping every other peg at this angle till you get to the end of your stitches. To return, take yarn around end of pegs to wrap the top last peg. Continue by wrapping all the empty pegs. You will see that you are going back with peg 1 to 3 again and working at the opposite angle. This is what creates the ribs. It is correct that the last pegs are wrapped consecutively. Hook over all pegs. Repeat for each row according to color design.

Knit 5 rows Grape yarn. Tie on Lime yarn. Do not cut the Grape, but carry it in along with Lime yarn.

Knit 1 row in Lime. Cut Lime and knot.

Knit 3 rows Grape. Tie in Lime yarn. Cut grape and knot.

Knit 3 rows in Lime.   Cut the one strand of yarn coming from the outside of the skein and tie on one strand of the Blue yarn from the inside of the blue skein.

Treating the two yarns as one, knit 5 rows of Blue and Lime in rib. Cut and tie off the Lime yarn. Tie on the other end of the Blue yarn so that you now have both strands of Blue.

Knit 5 rows in Blue. Cut the blue yarn and tie off. Tie on Yellow yarn.

Knit 2 rows in Yellow. Cut and tie off the Yellow yarn. Tie on the Grape yarn.

Knit 2 rows in Grape. Cut and tie off the Grape yarn. Tie on two strands of the Pink yarn.

Knit 4 rows in Pink.   Cut one strand of Pink yarn coming from the outside of the skein and tie on one strand of the yarn from the inside of the Tropical Pink skein.

Treating the two yarns as one, knit 5 rows of Pink and Tropical Pink rib. Cut and tie off the Pink yarn. Tie on the other end of the Tropical Pink yarn so that you now have both strands of Tropical Pink.

Knit 5 rows of Tropical Pink. Cut both strands of yarn and tie off. Tie on 2 strands of Grape yarn.

Knit 5 rows of Grape. Cut and tie off yarn. Tie on 2 strands of Pink.

Knit 5 rows of Pink. Cut and tie off yarn. Tie on 2 strands of Blue.

Knit 5 rows of Blue. Cut and tie off yarn. Tie on 2 strands of Tropical Pink.

Knit 5 rows of Tropical Pink. Cut and tie off yarn. Tie on 2 strands of Lime.

Knit 5 rows of Lime. Cut and tie off yarn. Tie on 2 strands of Grape.

Knit 5 rows of Grape. Cut and tie off yarn. Tie on 2 strands of Tropical Pink.

Knit 5 rows of Tropical Pink. Cut one strand of Tropical Pink yarn coming from the outside of the skein, and tie on one strand of the yarn from the inside of the Pink skein.

Treating the two yarns as one, knit 5 rows of Pink and Tropical Pink. Cut and tie off the Tropical Pink yarn. Tie on the other end of the Pink yarn so that you now have both strands of Pink.

Knit 4 rows of Pink. Cut and tie off yarn. Tie on 2 strands of Grape.

Knit 2 rows in Grape. Cut and tie off the Grape yarn. Tie on the Yellow yarn.

Knit 2 rows in Yellow. Cut and tie off the Yellow yarn. Tie on two strands of the Blue yarn.

Knit 5 rows of Blue. Cut one strand of blue yarn coming from the outside of the skein and tie on one strand of the Lime yarn from the inside of the blue skein.

Treating the two yarns as one, knit 5 rows of Blue and Lime. Cut and tie off the Blue yarn. Tie on the other end of the Lime yarn, so that you now have both strands of Lime.

Knit 3 rows in Lime.   Cut and tie off yarn. Tie on 2 strands of Grape.

Knit 3 rows in Grape. Do not cut grape yarn but let it carry through. Tie on 2 strands of Lime and knit one row of Lime. Cut and tie off Lime yarn.

Knit 5 rows in Grape.

Knit 1 row in Grape Stockinette stitch.

Bind off the board remembering that you are still treating 2 strands as one, so each side of the board in which you are doing the crochet bind off, will have two loops. Weave in ends.

Bind off the anchor yarn treating 2 strands as one. Lift two loops over two loops. Weave in ends.

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Feb 5, 2016

‘Back to Basics’ Blanket (double knit)

A GREAT PATTERN FOR BEGINNERS!!  …an introduction to double knit. No matter how fierce the winter gets, this lovely throw will keep you warm and cozy. Designed by Jacquelyn Darragh

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Knitting Loom:  28” Knitting Board + extenders set up for double knit at 2 cm spacing

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky, 100% Superwash Wool. 137 yards per skein. Hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry. Colors: Camel Heather (Camel), 3 skeins, White, 3 skeins, and Fjord Heather (Blue), 2 skeins

Stitches: Stockinette

Notions: Knit hook, crochet hook

Gauge: 2 stitches X 3 rows = approx. 1 inch

Size: 34 x 50 inches

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Basic Notes: With each color change, cut yarn and knot after tying on the next color. All stitches are Stockinette. Check out chart below.

To keep side edges even and smooth, tie on your new yarns at 2nd stitch between the rows of pegs. This will keep the knots away from the edge and hidden from the finished throw. When cutting each yarn, leave a yarn tail approximately 3” that will lay flat between the 2 rows of pegs.

Cast on row will be the same as one row of stockinette stitch. You start on Left side of loom on top peg #1 with a slip knot; bring yarn down to peg #2 on lower board. Wrap yarn around, and continue back up to peg # 3 on top board. Continue weaving the yarn around every other peg, alternating from one board to the other, to end. Wrap around the end at last peg. Return back to beginning by wrapping all the pegs that were skipped on first pass. Now all the pegs for this project will be wrapped.

Lay a piece of yarn across the stitches with the yarn ends dangling at each end of loom. This is referred to as the anchor yarn or waste yarn. It is usually removed after the knitting is complete. Now, wrap all the pegs again just as before so that you have 2 loops on each peg. You are ready to hook over using the knit hook. This means to lift the bottom loop, on each peg over the top loop, and into the center of the loom. Do this to all pegs, so that they have only one wrap of yarn. Your stitches are now cast on and you are ready to work in stockinette stitch.

The stockinette stitch produces a smooth knit, and is usually the first stitch learned in double knitting. It is the same process as casting on. Once you wrap all pegs again, hook over. This completes one row of stockinette stitch. Continue this stitch with the color changes for the entire afghan.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 64 stitches with Camel yarn in Stockinette stitch. Lay contrasting anchor yarn.

Knit 7 rows in Camel. Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut Camel and knot.

Knit 3 rows in Blue. Tie in Camel yarn. Cut Blue and knot.

Knit 6 rows in Camel. Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut Camel and knot.

Knit 4 rows in Blue. Tie in Camel yarn. Cut Blue and knot.

Knit 5 rows in Camel. Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut Camel and knot.

Knit 5 rows in Blue. Tie in Camel yarn. Cut Blue and knot.

Knit 4 rows in Camel. Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut Camel and knot.

Knit 6 rows in Blue. Tie in White yarn. Cut Blue and knot.

Knit 3 rows in Camel. Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut Camel and knot.

Knit 7 rows in Blue. Tie in White yarn. Cut Blue and knot.

Knit 4 rows in White. Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut White and knot.

Knit 6 rows in Blue. Tie in White yarn. Cut Blue and knot.

Knit 5 rows in White. Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut White and knot.

Knit 5 rows in Blue. Tie in White yarn. Cut Blue and knot.

Knit 6 rows in White. Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut White and knot.

Knit 4 rows in Blue. Tie in White yarn. Cut Blue and knot.

Knit 7 rows in White. Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut White and knot.

Knit 3 rows in Blue. Tie in White yarn. Cut Blue and knot.

Knit 8 rows in White. Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut White and knot.

Knit 2 rows in Blue. Tie in White yarn. Cut Blue and knot.

Knit 7 rows in White. Tie in Camel yarn.  Cut White and knot.

Knit 3 rows in Camel. Tie in White yarn.  Cut Camel and knot.

Knit 6 rows in White. Tie in Camel yarn.  Cut White and knot.

Knit 4 rows in Camel. Tie in White yarn.  Cut Camel and knot.

Knit 5 rows in White. Tie in Camel yarn.  Cut White and knot.

Knit 5 rows in Camel. Tie in White yarn.  Cut Camel and knot.

Knit 4 rows in White. Tie in Camel yarn.  Cut White and knot.

Knit 6 rows in Camel. Tie in White yarn.  Cut Camel and knot.

Knit 3 rows in White. Tie in Camel yarn.  Cut White and knot.

Knit 8 rows in Camel.

Bind Off your stitches with a loose crochet bind off.

Bind Off at anchor yarn with loose crochet bind off.

Now that the blanket is complete, finish off with this method. Place blanket in pot or sink with hot water for 4 minutes. Allow yarn to fully soak up all the water. Remove from sink and gently roll in a full size towel or two to absorb as much of the water as possible. Place in your dryer for five minutes on medium heat to fluff and soften the wool. Block to specified size and allow to air dry until fully dry. Enjoy your lovely throw!

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Jan 11, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Luminescence

January slinks along, dragging her cold, gray days along like a dreary cloak- blanketing everything in ashen shades.  She dulls the sun and frosts the air with ice.  Ah, but a closer look yields a secret beauty.  A faint shimmer here, a glittering dusting there – luminescence!  Capture a bit of this luminous beauty with this double knit wreath project.

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Knitting Loom: KB 32 peg loom

Yarn: 130 yards of Buttercream Alpaca Solid in Gray.

80” of a worsted weight yarn in a similar color.

Notions: knitting tool, yarn needle, scissors, glue gun and glue.

Additional Materials: 16” Floracraft Foam Wreath

9 yards of 1 ½ inch wide sheer ribbon in silver (Offray Aria was used for the sample)

1 focal piece/item (6” Silver Satin Bird Clip by Touch of Nature was used for the sample)

any additional embellishments desired (2 Victoria Lynn Pearl Rhinestone Accent Picks were used for the sample)

Gauge: Not essential for this project.

Size: approximately 16” in diameter

Abbreviations:

HS st – Half Stockinette Stitch

l – left

r – right

Techniques

Modified Figure 8 Cast-On:  Starting on the left side, place a slip knot on the first peg of the lower board.  Bring the working yarn up to the second peg on the upper board.  Wrap the peg in a counterclockwise direction.

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Take the working yarn down to the third peg on the lower board.  Wrap the peg in a clockwise direction.

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Take the working yarn up to the fourth peg on the upper board.  Wrap the peg in a counterclockwise direction.

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Continue working in this manner until the desired number of peg pairs (stitches) have been wrapped.

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Complete the cast on by wrapping the knitting board in HS st, r-l.  Knit the pegs that have 2 wraps on them.  (This counts as row 1 for this project).

 

          Half Stockinette Stitch:  The Half Stockinette Stitch (HS st) is worked on both sides of the knitting board/loom.  The wraps will travel at a slight slant.  One peg is skipped between each wrap.  These skipped pegs will remain empty while working in HS st.  Also, in this stitch pattern, one peg at the beginning of each row will serve as a sort of turning peg and will not be wrapped.  When working from left to right, the turning peg is the first peg on the lower board.  When working from right to left, the turning peg is the last wrapped peg on the upper board.

 

Wrapping in HS st, r-l:  (Working yarn will be at the last wrapped peg on the upper board).  Take the working yarn down to the lower board and around the nearest wrapped peg.  Take the working yarn back to the upper board and around the nearest wrapped peg.  Continue working in this manner until all the pegs have a second wrap on them, except the turning peg.  Knit the pegs that have two wraps on them.

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Wrapping in HS st, l-r:  (Working yarn will be at the first wrapped peg on the lower board).  Take the working yarn to the upper board and around the nearest wrapped peg.  Take the working yarn back down to the lower board and around the nearest wrapped peg.  Continue working in this manner until all pegs have a second wrap on them, except the turning peg.  Knit the pegs that have two wraps on them.

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Work back and forth across the board in HS st until the knitted fabric reaches the desired length, or as directed in the pattern.

 

          Bind Off:  Working yarn should be at the right hand side of the knitting board/loom.  Pick up the stitch on peg 1 of the lower board and move it backward to peg 2 of the upper board, above the stitch on this peg.  With the knitting tool, pull the lower stitch up through the upper stitch and off of the peg.  (This peg will now be empty.)

Move the stitch forward to peg 3 of the lower board, above the stitch on this peg.  With the knitting tool, pull the lower stitch up through the upper stitch and off of the peg.

Move the stitch backward to peg 4 of the upper board.  With the knitting tool, pull the lower stitch up through the upper stitch and off of the peg.

Move the stitch forward to peg 5 of the lower board.  With the knitting tool, pull the lower stitch up through the upper stitch and off of the peg.

Continue working back and forth across the knitting board until the last peg has two stitches on it.  Pull the lower stitch up through the upper stitch and off of the peg.  Replace this stitch on the peg and gently pull on the working yarn to ease out any excess slack.

Cut the working yarn, leaving a 5” length.  With the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the last stitch.  Remove the stitch from the peg and gently pull the yarn tail to tighten and secure the last bound stitch. 

Instructions

Knitted Wreath Covering:

Cast on 7 pairs of pegs using the modified figure 8 cast on method.

Row 1:  Work in HS st, l-r.

Row 2:  Work in HS st, r-l.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until knitted piece measures 50.5 inches in length.  Bind off.  Weave in all yarn ends.

 

Assembly:

Thread the yarn needle with the worsted weight yarn.  Lay the wreath form down on a flat surface and slip the knitted wreath covering underneath the wreath

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Wrap the knitted wreath covering around the wreath form and begin sewing it in place.  (This will be the back of the wreath, so any seaming method will work.)

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Continue working around the entire wreath, wrapping and seaming the knitted wreath cover in place.  Once the entire wreath has been covered, take a moment to straighten the knitted wreath cover, then seam the ends together.

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Once the ends have been seamed together, weave in the yarn ends and get ready to have a little fun embellishing!

 

Decorate!

Plug in the glue gun so it will be warming up.  Cut two pieces of ribbon:  a 10” length and an 18” length.  Glue one end of the 18” length to the back of the wreath, covering the joining seam of the knitted wreath cover.

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Take the 10” length of ribbon and glue the ends together, creating a loop.

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Feed the 18” length of ribbon through the loop that was just created, then wrap it around the top of the wreath and glue in place on the back of the wreath.

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With the remaining ribbon, create a bow and glue it to the ribbon wrapped at the top center of the wreath.

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Add a focal piece, if desired.

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Add additional embellishments, if desired (ie – floral pins, floral picks, beads, buttons, feathers, twine, ribbon, flowers, etc)

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Now, go find the perfect spot to hang your beautiful wreath!

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(ps – not in love with the monochromatic look?  Try this project using your favorite colors)

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Dec 24, 2015

Zippy Foot Pouf

Zippy Foot Pouf  3Loom Knitting Advent, day 24 of brings you a wonderful addition to your home decor: the Zippy Foot Pouf!

Designed by Bethany Dailey

I have always loved the look of those oversized knitted foot poufs that seem to fairly scream, “I’m cushy and soft, and your house will be so much more cozy with me in it!”  Well, as soon as the Zippy looms came into being, I knew that recreating one of those adorable foot stools was now a possibility!  Another fun thing about this project is that it will give you the opportunity to put those tired linens you may have hanging around your house to good use…what a terrific way to upcycle, right?

Materials

Knitting loom:  (5) Zippys and connectors (or 20 peg equivalent if using the Zippy Corners).

Yarn:  Red Heart Grande (46 yrds per skein), super bulky #6 weight: approx 9 skeins (in color: currant)  **Note: this yarn is very bulky for a #6…almost rope-like.  If you substitute a yarn of a thinner width, you’ll possibly need to hold 2 strands as one throughout to get the desired thickness for the project.

Notions:  loom tool, 6.5mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc), scissors, wide eye yarn needle, row counter, knitting pins,  removeable stitch markers or bits of scrap yarn, one large decorative button (if desired), stuffing of choice (see Pattern Notes for more details on this).

Gauge: 6 stitches and 9.5 rows per 4”

Zippy Foot Pouf topPouf Measurements: (**All measurements given are before stuffing…once the item is stuffed firmly the measurements will inflate.)

Circumference: approx 62.75″

Diameter approx :20″

Height: approx 13.5″

Skills Needed: U-Stitch, E-wrap, Purl, Slip, Wrap & Turn,  CO of your choice, and Basic BO, Seaming Skills.

Abbreviations: 

CO=cast on

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

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 pouf.

Notes on Stuffing: This project allows you to use those tired, worn out linens, duvets, and pillows you may have lying around the house, but don’t have a use for. If you are quicker than me about destashing cupboards and don’t already have these items, lol, a trip to the second hand store of your choice would be a very inexpensive way to aquire a good selection.  Make sure that you have laundered all items before using to stuff your pouf. You will need a pretty good stack of sheets, blankets, etc, to get a firm pouf that will easily support your feet.  The sample uses 2 fiberfill pillows propped up on their sides and rolled together in the center, with all the blankets and sheets wrapped evenly around them to fill out the pouf.

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)

INSTRUCTIONS

Top & Bottom:  (Make 2)

Connect 3 Zippy looms together for a total of 12 pegs.  CO to all 12 pegs.

Prepare to create 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.

Step 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, K7 (KO 2 over 1 on peg with 2 loops), W&T peg 9.

Step 14:  K8 back to peg 1.

Step 15:  S1, K8 (KO 2 over 1 on peg with 2 loops), W&T peg 10.

Step 16:  K9 back to peg 1.

Step 17:  S1, K9 (KO 2 over 1 on peg with 2 loops), W&T peg 11.

Step 18:  K10 back to peg 1.

Step 19:  S1, K10 (KO 2 over 1 on peg with 2 loops), W&T peg 12.

Step 20:  K11 back to peg 1.

Step 21:  S1, K11 (on 12th peg KO 2 sts over 1).

Step 22:  S1, P10, K1.

Repeat Steps 1-22 seven more times to create a total of 8 wedges– except on Step 22 of 8th wedge.

Step 22 of 8th Wedge:  This will be the BO row.  Use the BBO, but purl all sts, rather than knitting them as follows:

  • Slip peg 12, purl peg 11,
  • Move loop from peg 11 to peg 12, KO,
  • Move loop back to peg 11,
  • Purl peg 10,
  • Move loop from peg 10 to peg 11, KO,
  • Move loop back to peg 10…
  • Repeat steps until last loop has been bound off,
  • Leave any length of yarn in place without cutting…this will be used during the assembly of the pouf later.

Using yarn tail, seam up BO and CO edges, moving toward the center of circle.  Gather the loose stitches at the inside of center and cinch tightly.  Knot and trim.  If desired, a large, decorative button can be sewn to the circle which will be the top of the pouf.

To achieve a flat and uniform shape, block circles lightly.

 

Sides:

Connect 5 Zippy looms together for a total of 20 pegs (alternatively, 4 Zippy looms and 4 corners could also be used).  CO to all 20 pegs to work as a flat panel.

Rows 1-17: Repeat the following 2 row pattern (Row 17 ends with A):

A- K1, P1, K1, P1, K12, P1, K1, P1, K1.

B- K2, P1, K1, P1, K10, P1, K1, P1, K2.

Row 18:  Work Row B above, but on the first and last loop of the row, add either a removable stitch marker, or a small piece of scrap yarn as a place holder.

Repeat Rows 1-18 seven more times. (144 rows total)

BBO all sts.  Leave a long tail for seaming sides together.

Finishing:

Stitch the CO edge to the BO edge. (Sample uses mattress stitch, but feel free to use the seaming technique most comfortable.)

Using the knitting pins, secure the bottom of the pouf to the sides.  Match the markers used on each 18th row of the sides to the long lines of the pouf. This will aid in keeping the pieces lined up correctly while seaming.  Using the long BO tails, seam the bottom to the sides.

Begin adding the stuffing to the pouf (see Pattern Notes for more instructions).  Start with the rolled, on-edge pillows, then wrap blankets and sheets, etc snuggly around them.  Keep building from the bottom to the top, until even with the pillows’ top edges.  Keep pulling the sides and bottom of the pouf up around the stuffing to create a firm base and sides.  The idea is to create a firm cylinder of stuffing that doesn’t bulge outward when pushed down upon.

Repeat the same procedure with the top piece of the pouf as used for seaming the bottom.  Stop before seaming all the way to adjust stuffing as necessary, or to add additional items to fill out pouf.  Once the pouf is smoothly stuffed, complete the seaming process.  Pull all tails to the inside.

Now, pull up a chair, grab your favorite read, and …

ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

 

 

6 Comments

  • What a clever and lovely design for a gift or for your own home. Love it!

  • Oh, thank you so much, Jacquelyn! :) It works up pretty quickly, too…love those Zippys!

  • Fantastic design, Bethany! I can definitely see one of these in my future.

  • Oh, thank you, Brenda! I really love how it turned out…really enjoy those big knits! :) I would love to see yours when you get it finished!

  • I don’t have a zippy loom yet, but now I want to buy one just for this project. I really want to make this cute pouf now! I love it Bethany!

  • Squeee! :D I love it when something is born from my looms that makes others want to join in and make it too. Thanks so much, Colleen! :)

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Dec 18, 2015

Celebration Afghan

Afghan Celebration Photo

 

 

Loom Knitting Advent, Day 18, brings you a lovely double knit afghan. Enhance your home during the holidays with this classic wool throw destined to become a family heirloom.

Designed by Jacquelyn Darragh

Day 18

Loom: 38” Knitting Board set for double knit with .5” spacer setting.

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky, 100% Superwash Wool.  137 yards per skein.  Hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry.

Colors: Hollyberry (R) 9 skeins, White (W), 2 skeins.

Stitches: Stockinette and Rib

Notions: Knit hook, crochet hook, large darning needle.

Size: 37 x 47 inches

Gauge:  3 stitches X 3 rows = approx. 1 inch

Abbreviations:  (R)= Hollyberry Red yarn.  (W)= White yarn.  

Back to back weave: single pass of the loom.  Basic wrap around back peg of stitch and then carry the yarn straight down to lower peg of same stitch.  This can be done for just a single stitch or several.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 111 stitches with (R) in stockinette stitch.  Lay contrasting anchor yarn.

Row 1: Work row in (R) in stockinette.

Rows 2 – 7:  Work in (R) in rib stitch.

Note: Rows 8 – 138 are all in stockinette stitch unless noted for basic weave.

Row 8:  Work row in (R) in stockinette.

Row 9:  Tie on (W) yarn and work in stockinette on stitches 3-109.  Wrap the rest of the pegs in (R) yarn basic weave, and hook over.

Row 10:  Work row in (R) yarn.  Carry (W) yarn through.

Row 11: Work (W) on rows 2 – 110.  Wrap basic weave on pin 1 and then loosely to 111 with (R) yarn.

Row 12: Work (W) yarn on pins 2, 6, 8,10, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24,26, 30, 32, 34, 38, 40 42, 46, 48, 50, 54, 56, 58, 62, 64, 66, 70, 72, 74, 78, 80 82, 86, 88, 90, 94, 96, 102, 104, 106, and 110.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn, basic.

Row 13:  Wrap (W) yarn on pins 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, 41,42, 44, 46, 47, 49, 50, 52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 62, 63, 65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 73, 74, 76, 78, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 87, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 97, 98, 100, 102, 103, 105, 106, 108, 110.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn, basic.

Row 14: Repeat Row 12.

Row 15: Repeat Row 11.

Row 16: Work one row in (R) yarn.

Row 17:  Wrap even-numbered pins from 2 – 110 in (W) yarn.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 18:  Wrap odd-numbered pins in (W) yarn from 3 to 109.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 19: Wrap (W) yarn on pins 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 104.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.  Cut and knot (W) yarn.

Rows 20 – 26: Work in (R) yarn.

Row 27: Tie on (W) yarn and wrap 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 104.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 28: Work row in (R) yarn.

Row 29: Wrap (W) yarn on pins 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 90, 94, 98, 102 and 106. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 30: Work row in (R) yarn.

Row 31: Repeat Row 27.  Cut and knot (W) yarn.

Rows 32 – 38: Work in (R) yarn.

Row 39:  Wrap (W) on pins 8, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38, 44, 50, 56, 62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98 and 106. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 40: Wrap (W) on pins 7, 9, 13, 15, 19, 21, 25, 27, 31, 33, 37, 39, 43, 45, 49, 51, 55, 57, 61, 63, 67, 69 73, 75, 79, 81, 85, 87, 91, 93, 97, 99, 103, and 105.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 41:  Wrap (W) on pins 6, 10, 12, 16, 18, 22, 24, 28, 30, 34, 36, 40, 42, 46, 48, 52, 54, 58, 60, 64, 66, 70, 72, 76, 78, 82, 84, 88, 90, 94, 96, 100, 102, and 106. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 42:  Wrap (W) on pins 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68, 71, 74, 77, 80, 83, 86, 89, 92, 95, 98, 101, 104, and 107.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 43: Repeat Row 41

Row 44: Repeat Row 40

Row 45: Repeat Row 39.  Cut and tie off (W) Yarn.

Rows 46-52:  Work in (R) yarn.

Rows 53 – 57:  Repeat rows 27 – 31.

Rows 58 – 68:  Work in (R) yarn.

Row 69:  Wrap (W) on pins 53, 55, 57, and 59.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 70:  Wrap (W) on pins 51, 54, 56, and 58.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 71:  Wrap (W) on pins 49, 51, 52, 55, 57, 60, 61 and 63.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 72: Wrap (W) on pins 48, 51, 52, 53, 56, 59, 60, 61 and 64.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 73: Wrap (W) on pins 47, 49, 51–54, 58-61, 63, and 65. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 74: Wrap (W) on pins 46, 48, 51- 55, 57-61, 64, and 66. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 75: Wrap (W) on pins 45, 47, 49, 52- 55, 57, 58-60, 63, 65, and 67. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 76: Wrap (W) on pins 53-55 and 57-59. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 77: Wrap (W) on pins 44-48, 51, 54, 55, 57, 58, 61, and 64 – 68.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 78: Wrap (W) on pins 45-49, 52, 55, 57, 60, and 63 – 67.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 79: Wrap (W) on pins 21,23, 25, 27, 43, 46-50, 53, 59, 62-66, 69, 85, 87, 89 and 91. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 80: Wrap (W) on pins 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 44, 47-51, 54, 56, 58, 61-65, 68, 83, 86, 88, 90 and 93. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 81: Wrap (W) on pins 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, 28, 29, 31, 43, 45, 48-52, 55, 57, 60-64, 67, 69, 81, 83, 84, 87, 89, 92, 93, and 95. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 82: Wrap (W) on pins 16, 19-21, 24, 27-29, 32, 44, 46, 54, 56, 58, 66, 68, 80, 83-85, 88, 91-93, and 96.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 83: Wrap (W) on pins 15, 17, 19-22, 26-29, 31, 33, 43, 45, 48-52, 55, 57, 60-64, 67, 69, 79, 81, 83-86, 90-93, 95, and 97.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 84: Wrap (W) on pins 14, 16, 19-23, 25-29, 32, 34, 44, 47-51, 54, 56, 58, 61-65, 68, 78, 80, 83-87, 89-93, 96 and 98.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 85: Wrap (W) on pins 13,15, 17, 20-23, 25-28, 31, 33, 35, 43, 46-50, 55, 59, 62-66, 69, 77, 79, 81, 84-87, 89-92, 95, 97, and 99.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 86:  Wrap (W) on pins 21-23, 25-27, 45-49, 52, 55, 57, 60, 63-67, 85-87, and 89-91. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 87: Wrap (W) on pins 12-16, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 32-36, 44-48, 51, 54, 55, 57, 58, 61, 64-68, 76-80, 83, 86, 87, 89, 90, 93, and 96-100.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 88: Wrap (W) on pins 13-17, 20, 23, 25, 28, 31-35, 53-55, 57-59, 77-81, 84, 87, 89, 92, 95-99. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 89: Wrap (W) on pins 11, 14-18, 21, 27, 30-34, 37, 45, 47, 49, 52-55, 57-60, 63, 65, 67, 75, 78-82, 85, 91, 94-98, and 101. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 90: Wrap (W) on pins 12, 15-19, 22, 24, 26, 29-33, 36, 46, 48, 51-55, 57-61, 64, 66, 76, 79-83, 86, 88, 90, 93-97, and 100.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 91: Wrap (W) on pins 11, 13, 16-20, 23, 25, 28-32, 35, 37, 47, 49, 51-54, 58-61, 63, 65, 75, 77, 80-84, 87, 89, 92-96, 99, and 101. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 92: Wrap (W) on pins 12, 14, 22, 24, 26, 34, 36, 48, 51-53, 56, 59-61, 64, 76, 78, 86, 88, 90 98, and 100.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 93: Wrap (W) on pins 11, 13, 16-20, 23, 25, 28-32, 49, 51, 52, 55, 57, 60, 61, 63, 75, 77, 80-84, 87, 89, 92-96, 99, and 101.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 94: Wrap (W) on pins 12, 15-19, 22, 24, 26, 29-33, 36, 51, 54, 56, 68, 61, 76, 79-83, 86, 88, 90, 93-97, and 100. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 95: Wrap (W) on pins 11, 14-18, 21, 27, 30-34, 37, 53, 55, 57, 59, 75, 78-82, 85, 91, 94-98, and 101. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 96: Wrap (W) on pins 13-17, 20, 23, 25, 28, 31-35, 56, 77-81, 84, 87, 89, 92, and 95-99. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 97: Wrap (W) on pins 12-16, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 32-36, 48, 56, 64, 76-80, 83, 86, 87, 89, 90, 93, 96-100. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 98: Wrap (W) on pins 21-23, 25-27, 49, 56, 63, 85-87, and 89-91. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 99: Wrap (W) on pins 13,15, 17, 20-23, 25-28, 31, 33, 35, 50, 55, 57, 62, 77, 79, 81, 84-87, 89-92, 95, 97, and 99. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 100: Wrap (W) on pins 14, 16, 19-23, 25-29, 32, 34, 51-54, 56, 58-61, 78, 80, 83-87, 89-93, 96 and 98.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 101: Wrap (W) on pins 15, 17, 19-22, 26-29, 31, 33, 50, 55, 57, 62, 79, 81, 83-86, 90-93, 95, and 97.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 102:  Wrap (W) on pins 16, 19-21, 24, 27-29, 32, 49, 54, 56, 58, 63, 80, 83-85, 88, 91-93, and 96.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 103: Wrap (W) on pins 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, 28, 29, 31, 49, 53, 56, 59, 63, 81, 83, 84, 87, 89, 92, 93, and 95. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 104: Wrap (W) on pins 9, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 39, 41, 50-52, 56, 60-62, 71, 73, 83, 86, 88, 90 93, and 103.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 105: Wrap (W) on pins 21,23, 25, 27, 56, 85, 87, 89 and 91. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 106:  Wrap (W) on pins 9, 24, 39, 41, 56, 71, 73, 88, and 103.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 107: Wrap (W) on pins 16, 24, 32, 56, 80, 88, and 96.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 108: Wrap (W) on pins 9, 17, 24, 31, 39, 41, 56, 71, 73, 81, 88, 95, and 103.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 109:  Wrap (W) on pins 18, 23, 25, 30, 56, 82, 87, 89 and 94.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 110:  Wrap (W) on pins 9, 19-22, 24, 26-29, 39, 41, 56, 71, 73, 83-86, 88, 90-93, and 103.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 111:  Wrap (W) on pins 12, 18, 23, 25, 30, 36, 44, 56, 68, 76, 82, 87, 89, 94, and 100.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 112:  Wrap (W) on pins 9, 12, 17, 22, 24, 26, 31, 36, 39, 41, 44, 56, 68, 71, 73, 76, 81, 86, 88, 90, 95 100, and 103.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 113:  Wrap (W) on pins 12, 17, 21, 24, 27, 31, 36, 44, 56, 68, 76, 81, 85, 88, 91, 95, 100.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 114:  Wrap (W) on pins 5, 9, 15, 18-20, 24, 28-30, 33, 39, 41, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 71, 73, 79, 82-84, 88, 92-94, 97, 103, and 107.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 115:  Wrap (W) on pins 12, 24, 36, 44, 56, 68, 76, 88, and 100.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 116:  Wrap (W) on pins 5, 9, 15, 24, 33, 39, 41, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 71, 73, 79, 88, 97, 103, and 107.  Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 117: Wrap (W) on rows 3 to 109.  Wrap basic weave on pegs 1 and 2, and then loosely to 110 and 111 with (R) yarn.

Row 118: Wrap (W) on pin 3, then even-numbered pins from 4-108, and 109. Wrap remaining pins in (R) yarn.

Row 119: Repeat row 117.  Tie off and cut (W) yarn.

Rows 120 – 126:  Work in (R) yarn.

Row 127:  Repeat row 19.

Row 128:  Repeat row 18.

Row 129:  Repeat row 17.

Row 130: Work row in (R) yarn.

Rows 131-135:  Repeat Row 15, 14, 13, 12,11.

Row 136: Work row in (R) yarn.

Row 137:  Repeat Row 9.  Tie off and cut (W) yarn.

Row 138:  Work row in (R) yarn.

Rows 139 – 144:  Work in Rib stitch.

Row 145: Work in (R) yarn in stockinette.

Bind off 2 over 2 with crochet hook.  Bind off at anchor yarn in 2 over 2 and remove anchor yarn.  Weave in yarn tails.

Chart

 

4 Comments

  • Just beautiful!

  • Could you please make this downloadable. i ordered the 38″ board to do the afghan, looking forward to making it thanks

  • Jean, you can copy it to your desktop and save it to your computer.

  • i am working on this afghan and just not sure how to do the weave, i am on row 12 and did it according to the directions, i get to the end of the row and hook it over then i do the red on the others i end up with both yarns at the end of the row. Is this correct? and if it is do i then take my yarns to peg 1 to start the next row or do i start my next row by turning my board and starting on peg 111 as peg number 1. on my other rows there wasn’t alot of changing colors so i just wraped as i went and didn’t have any issues til now. Normally i never turn my board because i can do it without turning it, to me it is a pain and cumbursome to keep turning it. I would like to see a video of how to do rows 12 and 13 so i can see how you are suspose to do them. it doesn’t have to be a professional video, just take out your cell phone and video tape you doing it. thanks so much i really want this to look as good as the designer’s . This is the nicest afghan that has been posted in a long time and was very expensive since i had to buy the knitting board and the yarn that was a fortune and really don’t want to give up on doing it. thanks again

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Nov 27, 2015

Zippy Christmas Stocking

Zippy Christmas Stocking with logo

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

Materials

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

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

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

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

Size: 19 inches long by 7 inches wide

Abbreviations

K= knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Rep=Repeat

Rnd(s)=Rounds

St(s)=stitch(es)

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

INSTRUCTIONS

Use 2 strands throughout the project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next 12 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Repeat instructions from * to *

Lift bottommost loop off peg 11 and peg 20.

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

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

 

Chart

 

 

7 Comments

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

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

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

  • I love the stocking, it is beautiful!

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

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

  • Thank you Robin!

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

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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 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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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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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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Jul 13, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Coastline

Coastline

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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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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Feb 14, 2015

Loom Knitted Basket

 Basket with yarn and loom small

The inspiration for this little basket came from finding the yarn first, as soon as I saw the t-shirt style yarn, I knew that one could knit some heavy duty baskets to store a variety of knick knacks or to even store loom knitting projects. The fabric provides a sturdy foundation that will keep the small basket sitting on a flat surface.

PATTERN INFORMATIONEmpty Basket small

Knitting Loom: Knitting loom in extra large gauge. Sample was knit using the Adjustable Hat loom.

Yarn: 55 yds of bulky weight of t-shirt style fabric. Sample used Fettuccini yarn by Lion Brand manufacturer in a denim blend colorway. Note: each color way is limited edition-be sure to buy enough yarn for the project(s) you have in mind.

Notions: heavy duty knitting tool, and tapestry needle.

Gauge: Gauge is not important for this project.

Abbreviations

K: knit stitch (loosely)

P: purl stitch

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

BO:bind off

BBO: basic bind off

Rep: repeat

Pattern notes:

  1. Working with this style of yarn is very difficult at first. The fabric has no elasticity so the first few rounds are a little hard to work, however, it gets easier after the 3rd or 4th round.
  2. I highly recommend to use a heavy duty knitting tool for this project. Again, due to the elasticity issue of the yarn, a heavy duty pick will allow you to lift the wraps easier.
  3. Work your knit stitch loosely.

 INSTRUCTIONSbasket inprogress small

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

Cast on 40 stitches, prepare to work in the round.

Round 1: k to the end of round.

Round 2-4: p to the end of round.

Round 5: k to the end of round.

Round 6: p15, BBO5, p15, BBO5.

Round 7: k15, CO5, k15, CO5.

Round 8: p to the end of round.

Round 9: k to the end of round.

Rep Rounds 8 and 9 until 24 inches of yarn remain.

At this point, you will remove the item off the knitting loom as follows: thread the yarn through a large eye tapestry needle. Remove the first loop off the peg and leave it on the yarn, repeat with the remaining 39 pegs. All the loops should be off the knitting loom and they should be resting on the yarn. Lay your item flat so that both handle openings end up to the sides of the bag. Sew the bottom of the bag with the yarn and tapestry needle. The bottom of the bag should be flat and the handles should be at opposite sides. See pictures for additional help. Weave ends in.  Turn basket inside out. No need to block.

Basket closure snapshos

 

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  • Very nice. I see a Easter basket, just loom a handle and attach it !

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