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Dec 31, 2016

Sugar & Spice Scarf

Design by Bethany A Dailey

This spunky scarf is worked in a pattern of threes—three stitch styles and three colors all make for a delightful combination of fun textures and style!  Worked in double knit on the Zippy, this is a quick and satisfying project to whip up on your looms.

Knitting Loom: Zippy Master Set: 4 Zippy Looms, connected to use as a knitting board with 2 straight connectors and 2 regular connectors, 14 pegs used.

Yarn: Approximately 185 yards of super bulky #6 weight yarn. Sample used Red Heart Grande Yarn (MC: 2 skeins in Oatmeal, CC1: 1 skein in Orchid, CC2: 1 skein in Current, 46 yds/42 m per skein, 78% acrylic, 22% wool.)

Notions: knitting tool, 6.5 mm crochet hook (for help with possible missed stitches, etc), stitch markers, scissors, yarn needle, row counter.

Skills Needed: Double Knit Stockinette, Purl, Half Hitch CO.

Abbreviations:

MC: main color
CC1: contrast color 1
CC2: contrast color 2
CO: cast on
K: knit (in this case, all knits are worked as double knit stockinette)
P: purl stitch
St(s): stitches
KO: knit off
DKS: double knit stockinette
HHCO: half hitch cast on

 

Pattern Notes:
This pattern uses 1 strand of yarn held throughout.

This design is written with an extra long length for wrapping around the neck twice.  If a shorter length is desired, work only 2 repeats of the 4-color block pattern, rather than 3 repeats.

Half Hitch CO tutorial (This is for single knitting, but will explain the concept of the HHCO.)

Stockinette CO with a waste yarn tutorial

Double Knit Stockinette tutorial

 

Instructions

First Corner:

Connect Zippy looms to work in double knit with 14 peg pairs (2 sets of 2 looms connect to each other, then connect parallel to each other with the straight connectors).

Using CC 1, CO to 6 pegs (3 peg pairs) using Stocking CO with a waste yarn, centering them on the 14 pegs used on the loom.

Work 3 rows DKS.

At the end of the 3rd row, add 2 HHCO loops onto the next peg pair.

Wrap half of the next row of DKS.  At the turning peg of the 4th row, add 2 HHCO loops onto the next peg pair. Continue to wrap and KO the rest of the 4th row.

Work 1 more row of DKS on the 5 peg pairs.

At the end of the 5th row, add 2 HHCO loops onto the next peg pair.

Wrap half of the next row of DKS.  At the turning peg of the 6th row, add 2 HHCO loops onto the next peg pair. All 14 pegs (7 peg pairs) should now be filled. Continue to wrap and KO the rest of the 6th row.

Work 2 more rows of DKS on the 7 peg pairs.

Main Body:

Rows 1-6:  Using MC, rep the following 2 row pattern:

Row A:  P all 14 pegs (7 peg pairs) working in the same wrapping pattern as DKS.

Row B: DKS all.

Rows 7-12:  Using CC2, DKS all.

Rows 13-18: Using MC, p all 14 pegs (7 peg pairs) working in the same wrapping pattern as DKS.

Rows 19-24:  Using CC1, DKS all.

Repeat Rows 1-24 three more times for a total of 4 repeats of the 4 color blocks.  **See pattern notes if a shorter scarf is desired.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

Last Corner:

Using CC2, work 3 rows DKS.

Move the loops from the 2 outside peg pairs (4 pegs total) one peg pair inward toward the center of the loom.  Knit these 2 loops as one when working the next row.

Work 2 rows DKS on remaining 5 peg pairs (10 pegs total).

Again move the loops from the 2 outside peg pairs (4 pegs total) one peg pair inward toward the center of the loom.  Knit these 2 loops as one when working the next row.

Work 3 rows DKS on remaining 3 peg pairs (6 pegs total).

Working with just one of the loom rails, move the 3 loops from the peg pairs across to the 2nd half of the peg pairs on the other loom rail. There will now be 3 pegs with 2 loops each on just one side of the loom.  Set aside.

Finishing:

Holding one strand each of the 3 yarn colors (or the colors desired for braids), wrap them around the perimeter of the loom once and cut.  Pull these 3 strands through the loops of the last remaining loops in line on the loom.  Group them by twos and braid the yarn strands.  Make an overhand knot at the length desired.  Repeat this procedure for the CO loops with the waste yarn at the other point of the scarf.

The ends of the braids can be left with a length of tails for a tassel, or as the sample shows, pom poms can be sewn in place for extra embellishment.

Weave in all ends loosely, invisibly sewing through existing plies and stretching during weaving to help keep those large strands from unraveling.

 

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Nov 5, 2016

Zippy Faux Möbius Scarf

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The zippy faux möbius scarf is very simple and fast to knit. Worked completely in garter stitch and then a simple twist creates a unique scarf.

What is a möbius strip? It is a one-sided surface that is constructed from a rectangle by holding one end fixed, rotating the opposite end through 180 degrees, and joining it to the first end.

Mobius_band

Materials

Knitting loom:  (3) Zippy Looms.

Yarn: Approx: 60 yards of super bulky yarn. Loops & Threads Artisan was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Abbreviations

K=e-wrap knit stitch

P=purl stitch

CO=cast on

BBO=basic bind off

St(s)=stitch(es)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 12 sts (left to right)

Row 1: k to the end of row.

Row 2: p to the end of row.

Repeat Row 1 and Row 2: 25 more times.

Twist the panel, place the cast on row back on the knitting loom. Each peg has two loops on it.Perform a basic bind off (treat the two loops on each peg as one loop).

Weave ends in.

 

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Nov 1, 2016

Slipped Purl Cowl

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Keep away the chill with this sumptuous cowl as you walk around this fall season enjoying the crisp fall air. 

Materials

Knitting Loom: (6) Zippy Looms, (4) Zippy Corners.

Yarn: 80 yards of Super Bulky wool. Malabrigo Rasta, shown in Abril was used in sample (less than 1 skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle

Gauge: 5 sts x 7 rows= 4 inches

Abbreviations

P=purl stitch

K=knit stitch

Slwyb=Slip with yarn back. Skip peg with yarn towards the back of the peg.

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up knitting loom as shown on this picture: Use 1 connector to connect 2 zippy looms together, repeat with the other 2 Zippy looms. Place corners at each end of the two rails. Slide the remaining two Zippys at each end, connecting them to the rails with the corners.

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Cast on 28 sts using the ewrap cast on.

Rnd 1: *p6, k1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 2: *p6, sl1wyb; rep from * to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnd 1 and Rnd 2: until about 30 inches of yarn remain.

Bind off loosely with basic bind off method.

Weave ends in.

 

 

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Oct 15, 2016

Zippy Twisted Rope Scarf

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Fall is finally here! Time to take out the scarfs, hats, and mittens! Perfect time to knit a luscious knit for the guys’ in our lives! Whenever I think men knits, cables come to mind and this time with the Zippy loom to create a thick, warm scarf. A simple, yet attractive rope cable twists around the body of this scarf. Although it looks intricate to create, the two stitch twists are rather simple and provide with a tight cable.

Photo credit: Wendell Pace. Website: pacephoto.com

LOOM:  Zippy Master (17 pegs used)

YARN:  Approx 225 yds of super bulky weight yarn (#7).  Lion Brand Color Clouds yarn in Traveler’s Yarn was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle (optional).

GAUGE: 5 sts and 8 rows  = 4 inches in stockinette.

SIZE: 11 x 68 inches (not counting tassels)

ABBREVIATIONS

approx=approximate

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BBO=Basic Bind off

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=Round(s)

RT=Take loop off first peg and hold it to the center of the loom on the cable needle. Knit peg 2. Move loop from second peg to peg 1. Place loop from cable needle on peg 2. Knit peg 2.

LT=Skip peg 1 with yarn behind the peg. Knit peg 2. Move loop from peg 2 to cable needle and hold to center of loom. Knit peg 1. Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2. Place loop from cable needle on peg 1.

RTP=Take loop off first peg and hold it to the center of the loom on the cable needle. Knit peg 2. Move loop from second peg to peg 1. Place loop from cable needle on peg 2. Purl peg 2.

LTP=Skip peg 1 with yarn behind the peg. Purl peg 2. Move loop from peg 2 to cable needle and hold to center of loom. Knit peg 1. Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2. Place loop from cable needle on peg 1.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 17 sts from right to left. First row will be worked from left to right.

Row 1-4: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: k3, p3, k2, p4, k1, p1, k3.

Row 6: p3, p1, LTP, p2, RTP, LTP, p2, p3.

Row 7: k3, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k3.

Row 8: p3, p2, LTP, RTP, p2, LTP, p1, p3.

Row 9: k3, p1, k1, p4, k2, p3, k3.

Row 10: p3, p3, RT, p4, k1, p1, p3.

Row 11: k3, p1, k1, p4, k2, p3, k3.

Row 12: p3, p2, RTP, LTP, p2, RTP, p1, p3.

Row 13: k3, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k3.

Row 14: p3, p1, RTP, p2, LTP, RTP, p2, p3.

Row 15: k3, p3, k2, p4, k1, p1, k3.

Row 16: p3, p1, k1, p4, LT, p3, p3.

Rep Row 5-16 until you have reached approx. 66 inches from cast on edge.

Next 4 rows: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

BBO. Weave ends in.

 

 

FINISHING

Fringes: Cut 34 pieces of yarn that are about 10 inches in length each.

Add 17 fringes to cast on edge. Add the remaining 17 fringes to the bind off edge.

  • Fold the strand of yarn for one fringe in half, forming a small loop at one edge (make sure the ends on the other end of the strand match in length).
  • Use crochet hook and draw the loop through the single crochet stitch where you are attaching the fringe to.
  • Now catch the loose ends of the yarn strand through the loop (thus creating the loop)
  • Tighten the knot by pulling gently on the fringe ends with your hand and holding the knot with the other hand.
  • Trim the ends if necessary to make all the tassels/fringes the same length.

 

 

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Jul 31, 2016

Undulating Crescents Cowl

Crescents Cowl

It is not too early to begin knitting your knits for fall. The Crescents Cowl uses a beautiful lace stitch to create a cascading waterfall of eyelet openings that undulate around the cowl. Worked in luxurious pure merino wool, this item will become one of your go-to for this upcoming fall/winter.

LOOM:  All-n-One Loom (100 pegs used).

YARN:  Approx 200 yds of worsted weight pure merino superwash. Candombe was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 11sts x 16 rows = 2 inches.

SIZE:  10” wide x 11” high. To make wider—increase by 10 sts (wider cowls must use a different loom than the All-n-One. 


ABBREVIATIONSCrescents Cowl, loom and yarn

Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BO=Bind off

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=Round(s)

SSK=Slip, slip, knit

YO=Yarn over (ewrap the empty peg)

INSTRUCTIONS

Set knitting loom to the 100 pegs.

CO 100 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

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

Rnd 9: *p1, yo, k3, ssk, k4; rep from * to end.

Rnd 10 and all even numbered rnds: *p1, k9; rep from * to end.

Rnd 11: *p1, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k3; rep from * to end.

Rnd 13: *p1, k2, yo, k3, ssk, k2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 15: *p1, k3, yo, k3, ssk, k1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 17: *p1, k4, yo, k3, ssk; rep from * to end.

Rnds 18-20: *p1, k9; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnds 9-20: until item measures approx 10″ from cast on edge.

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

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

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4 Comments

  • Is there a repeat from Rnd 9 or so? Is so, how many repeats are there? Thank you!

  • Also, is there a Rnd 19 or is it the same as Rnd 18?

  • There is a Rnd 19. “Rnds 18-20: *p1, k9; rep from * to end.” This means that it is Rnds 18, 19, and 20, so yes, it is the same as Rnd 18.

  • Tricia, you repeat round 9-20 until the item measures approximately 10 inches from the cast on edge. If you want it longer (you will need more than the 1 skein of yarn), you can continue to make it longer, then finish off with the last 8 rounds in the pattern.

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Mar 20, 2016

Spring Blossoms Cowl

Spring Blossoms Cowl

Welcome springtime with this beautiful cowl. The Spring Blossoms cowl depicts a lovely daisy stitch created with the aid of elongated stitches. Worked in two different colors to accent the small daisies.

LOOM:  All-n-One Loom 73 pegs.

YARN:  Approx 350 yds of worsted weight of merino wool.  Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal in Tadpole and Boysenberry was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle.

GAUGE: 11sts x 13 rows = 2 inches.

SIZE:  14 x 13 inches (flat)

ABBREVIATIONScowl slanted

Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BO=Bind off

st(s)=stitch(es)

A=Main color (Boysenberry)

B=Contrasting color (Tadpole)

Daisy Chain Stitch (Row 1-Row 20 below)
(Multiple of 6 sts plus 1)

Row 1: With A, k to the end of row.

Row 2: With A, p to the end of row.

Row 3: With A, k1, *[k1, wrap yarn 3 times around peg] 5 times, k1; rep from * to end

Row 4: With A, *p1, Cluster st; rep from *, end p1.

Row 5: With A, k to end of row.

Row 6: With A, p to end of row.

Row 7-10: With B, k to the end of row.

Row 11: With A, k to the end of row.

Row 12: With A, p to the end of row.

Row 13: With A, k4, *[k1, wrap yarn 3 times around peg] 5 times, k1; rep from *, end k3.

Row 14: With A, p3, *p1, Cluster st; rep from *, end k4.

Row 15: With A, k to end of row.

Row 16: With A, p to end of row.

Row 17-20: With B, k to the end of row.

Rep rows 1-20.

Cluster st: With working yarn to the back of the loom, drop the extra wraps on the 5 pegs, slide these wraps to the cable needle and hold the cable needle, wrap the working yarn clockwise around these 5 stitches two times. Place stitches from the cable needle back on the pegs. (See pictures for how-tos).

INSTRUCTIONSDaisy Stitch Close up

Set knitting loom to 73 pegs.

With B, CO 73 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-Row 20: Work Daisy Stitch.

Continue Daisy Stitch until panel measures 27 inches from cast on edge.

End on a Row 20. Bind off with basic bind off method.

Mattress stitch the cast on edge to bind off edge.

**To create a shawl instead of a cowl, continue knitting in the Daisy Stitch pattern until panel measures approximately 68 inches from cast on edge (end on a row 20).

Photo Tutorials (click on pictures to enlarge).

Row 3 of the Daisy Stitch Pattern states the following: With A, k1, *[k1, wrap yarn 3 times around peg] 5 times, k1; rep from * to end.

The following pictures show the steps on how to wrap the pegs and how the pegs would look after being wrapped.  Wrap the pegs counterclockwise, 3 times. Each peg should end up with 4 loops on it (the stitch, and three wraps).

wrapping pegs collage
Dropping the stitches to create the elongated stitches that will eventually create the Daisy Stitch.

Dropping stitches collage

The following pictures will show the Cluster Stitch—dropping the extra wraps, placing the stitches on the cable needle, wrapping the yarn around the middle of the stitches.

Place the elongated stitches on cable needle.

Stitches on Cable needle

Wrap the working yarn around the elongated stitches.

Wrap Cluster Collage

Place stitches from cable needle back on the pegs.

Loops back on pegs Collage

 

6 Comments

  • Fantastic!! I absolutely LOVE it! :D

  • Thank you Bethany :). It makes me happy to see the little stitches.

  • When working with 2 different colors how would you go about knitting every other stitch a different color?

  • Please guide me i am seeking help to create hoxey cowl meghan huber
    She alterates colors between stitches for seedstitch creating colorful piece
    Any one that can explain method inwould love to larn this
    Respectfully maureen.

  • Knit the row with A color skipping every other peg; then knit all the pegs you skipped with color B

  • I don’t know which cowl you are referring to. Is this a pattern on our website?

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Mar 11, 2016

Mila’s Zippy Cowl

 

 

Mila's Cowl

Creating last minute gift with the Zippy loom is a breeze!

LOOM:  Zippy Loom. Option: 4 Zippy and connectors. 4 Zippy and (4) corners.

YARN:  Approx 80 yds of Jumbo (size 7) acrylic yarn.  Lion Brand Color Clouds in Travelers Tan was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 4.25sts x 6 rows = 4 inches.

SIZE:  11” wide x 18” long.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Approx=approximately
  • k=knit stitch
  • p=purl stitch
  • CO=Cast on
  • BO=Bind off
  • st(s)=stitch(es)
     

INSTRUCTIONS

Set Zippy loom to work in the round (4) Zippy and (4) Corners.

CO 16 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Rnd 1-Rnd 7: k to end of row.

Rnd 8: p to the end of row. 

Rnd 9: k to end of row. 

Rep Row 8-Row 9: 4 times. 

Rep Rows 1-9: 2 more times. 

Next: Bind off with basic removal method, leaving a 16 inch yarn tail.

Mattress stitch the cast on edge to bind off edge. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

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Dec 23, 2015

Men’s Winter Set

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Loom Knitting Advent, day 23, brings you a fantastic Men’s winter set of beanie and scarf.  Designed by Isela Phelps

Day 23

Materials

Knitting Loom: Hat Loom, Small gauge.

Yarn: Approx, 690 yds of worsted weight wool. Knit Picks City Tweed in Obsidian, worsted weight was used in sample.

Beanie:  130 yards

Scarf:  560 yards

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle

Gauge: 7 stitches x 12 rows = 2”

Size: Hat fits an adult male (up to 23″ head circumference). Scarf 10 x 65 inches.

Abbreviations: K= knit stitch P=purl stitch Rep=Repeat Rnd(s)=Rounds St(s)=stitch(es)

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INSTRUCTIONSChart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEANIE

Cast on 84 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-21: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next 16 rnds: Work Ripple Chart shown.

Rep Ripple chart until item measures 7 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave in ends.

SCARF

Cast on 50 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-10: sl1, k3, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4

Next 16 rows: *sl 1, k2, work Ripple Chart on next 44 pegs, k3.

Rep last 16 rows until panel measures 70 inches from cast on edge.

Repeat Rows 1-10.

Bind off with basic removal method. Weave in ends.

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Dec 19, 2015

Bluebird Cowl

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Loom Knitting Advent, Day 19, brings you a lovely cowl with a gorgeous stitch pattern that accentuates a slanted slipped stitch. 

Designed by Isela Phelps

Day 19

Knitting loom: All-n-One Loom. 104 pegs used.

Yarn: Approx 200 yards of worsted weight merino wool. Malabrigo Worsted in Azules was used in sample.

Gauge: 10 sts x 14 rows= 2 inches in rib stitch

Size: 9.5L x 9.5W (18 circumference) inches.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

½ RC=Takes place over 3 pegs, pegs numbered as follows Peg 3, Peg 2, Peg 1 (peg 1 is on the right, peg 2 in the center, peg 3 on the left). Remove stitches from peg 1 and peg 2 off the knitting loom and place them on a cable needle and set it towards the center of the loom. Knit peg 3 and place it on peg 1. Place the stitches from the cable needle back on the loom as follows, loop that was on peg 1 place it on peg 2, loop that was on peg 2 place it on peg 3. Knit peg 2 and peg 3. (Short version: sl2 to CN, hold to back, k1, k2 from CN)

P=purl stitch

Rep=Repeat

Sl=Skip peg with yarn behind peg

st(s)=stitch(es)

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cowl

Cast on 104 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-Rnd 7: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 8 and Rnd 9: *k2, sl1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 10: *1/2 RC, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 11: k to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 8-Rnd 11: 14 more times, or until desired length.

Next 7 rnds: Rnd 1-Rnd 7: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

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

Bluebird Hat (no sample shown; only pattern provided)

Knitting loom: All-N-One knitting loom. 80 pegs used.

Yarn: Approx 160 yards of worsted weight merino wool. Malabrigo Worsted in Azules recommended to match cowl.

Gauge: 10 sts x 14 rows= 2 inches in rib stitch

Size: Instructions provided will make a hat that will fit a head circumference of up to 21 inches.

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

Rnd 1-Rnd 12: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 13 and Rnd 14: *k2, sl1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 15: *1/2 RC, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 16: k to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 13-Rnd 16: 12 more times, or until desired length.

Next 2 rnds: k to the end rnd.

Next rnd: decrease rnd. Remove all stitches from the knitting loom and place them on a piece of scrap yarn. Set knitting loom to 40 pegs. Place the stitches back on the knitting loom, placing 2 sts per peg. K to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: decrease rnd. Remove all stitches from the knitting loom and place them on a piece of scrap yarn. Set knitting loom to 20 pegs. Place the stitches back on the knitting loom, placing 2 sts per peg. K to the end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

 

6 Comments

  • Isela, I love the Cowl pattern but I thinks the bind off is an error. It says to use the “gathered removal method”. Is that correct?

  • Sue, thank you. Yes, it should say basic bind off method. I have fixed it.

  • I’d love to see how this looks on! Any pics of someone wearing it?

  • All the pictures of the cowl are without a model.

  • Still showing incorrect bind off, Bind off with gather removal method.it should say basic bind off method

  • Kathy, refresh your browser. Note: there is a hat pattern at the end of the pattern that does require a gather removal method.

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Dec 2, 2015

Wintergreen Cowl

Wintergreen Cowl

Loom Knitting Advent Day 2 brings you a lovely cowl!

The Wintergreen cowl promises a toasty embrace and protected ears with its scalloped edge. Worked in luxurious Malabrigo yarn that provides warmth and softness.

Designed by Isela Phelps

Knitting loom: (6) Zippy, (2) connectors, (4) corners.

Yarn: 80 yards of Super Bulky weight wool yarn. Malabrigo yarn in Solis was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle

Gauge: 3.5sts x 4 rows=4 inches in stockinette

Size: L: 13.75 x 9.5 width inches

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

yo=Yarn over (ewrap the empty peg)

CDD=Centered double decrease. Decreasing from 3 stitches down to 1. It is over 3 pegs, pegs are numbered as follows: PEG 3, PEG 2, PEG 1 (Peg 1 is on the right and peg 3 on the left). Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Take working yarn behind peg 1 and peg 2, knit peg 3. Move stitch from peg 3 over to peg 2. Lift bottommost two stitches (loops) up and off the peg.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 28 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 2: p to the end of rnd.

Rnd 3: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *yo, k5, CDD, k5, yo, k1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 3 and Rnd 4: 4 more times.

Next 12 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: p to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: p to the end of rnd.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Day 2

6 Comments

  • Beautiful Isela. You do such great work. What a neat idea to have edges that will also cover the ears. The way the weather is starting off, sure it will come in handy. Really pretty!!!

  • Beautiful cowl, beautiful yarn, and extra beautiful girly! :) Love the cozy ears idea!

  • Is there a downloadable PDF for this pattern?

  • No, no PDF of this one. Most of them won’t have a PDF. The previous pattern had a PDF due to the large chart that was included.

  • oh okay. Thank you!

  • Kim,

    if you look underneath the post (before the comments), where it says “share this post,” there are a bunch of icons after that phrase. The last or next to the last icon should look like a printer icon.

    Click that icon and it will pull up a “print friendly” window with this pattern. Then Click on the PDF icon, second from the left on the top. That will generate another window and, once generated, you can click “download pdf.”

    That will download a printer friendly (without all the sidebar stuff) pdf of this pattern or any of the patterns on this blog.

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Dec 1, 2015

Celebration Scarf

 

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Let’s bring in the holidays with a beautiful double knit scarf, perfect for the chilly weather! Its beautiful design will have you reaching for your knitting loom and casting on.

Designed by: Jacquelyn Darragh

Loom: All-in-One Loom set up for double knit with 1cm spacing

Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn, sample uses Vanna’s Choice.  170 yards/100 grams per skein (100% Acrylic);

3 skeins Cranberry, 1 skein White.  Or use any worsted weight yarn preferred.  (W)=white   (C)=cranberry

Stitches: Stockinette, Rib, and back-to-back weave.  Work in stockinette unless the pattern says to work in rib or back-to- back weave (basic weave)

Notions: Knitting hook, Crochet hook size 5/F, large sewing needle

Size: 9 x 64 inches

Gauge:  4 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch

Pattern notes:  You may want to number your pegs as it is a little easier to follow the chart. To mark the loom, lay painter’s masking tape along the wood next to the pegs on both boards.  Use a fine-point pen or Sharpie and just number from 1 to 35 for the width of scarf.

Work the scarf in the center of the knitting board rather than at the ends.

Always wrap the pegs with the (W) yarn first.   This creates the pattern.  Then you will fill in all the rest of the pegs that were not wrapped using (C).

Work the chart from bottom, and work up the scarf.  Print a copy of the pattern.  After completing each row, draw line thru the row, or fold over the pattern paper so that the current row is easy to see.  Written instructions are also included.

Back-to-back weave:  This is an easy way to work stitches that are just a few in number within a row.  When you are working in stockinette for the main color of each row, the extra color stitches may be worked with a single pass.  Similar to working in Figure8, only without the twist of the ‘8’.  So wrap the yarn around both pegs of the stitch, front to back, going straight across the boards.  This can also add a bit of highlight effect to stitches.  In this pattern, it is used to simplify with just a single pass rather than doing the stockinette weave.  See photo at end of pattern.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 35 stitches with (C) in Stockinette stitch, using anchor yarn of a contrasting color.  It will be removed.

Rows  1 – 7:  Work in Rib stitch.

Row 8:  Work in Stockinette stitch.

Row 9:  Tie on (W) yarn and wrap the stitches in back- to- back weave.  This will be on stitches 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, and 34.  Each stitch will be wrapped on front and back pegs.  Weave (C) yarn on all the remaining pegs in stockinette, skipping the pegs where you have placed the (W) yarn.  Hook over.  Do not cut the (W) yarn.

Row 10:  Weave stockinette stitch on all pegs in (C).  Just carry the (W) yarn through the center of the board; no need to tie off until after row 19.

Row 11: Weave (W) on rows 2 to 34 in stockinette.  Weave in (C), back-to-back on peg 1 and loosely carry the yarn to peg 35.   Hook over.

Row 12: In basic, work (W) yarn on both sides of the pegs for 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30, and 32.  Wrap (C) yarn in stockinette on all the pegs not wrapped in (W).  Hook over.

Row 13:  Work (W) in basic on pegs 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20 21 23, 24, 26 28, 29 31, 32, and 34.  Wrap (C) on all the remaining pegs and hook over.

Row 14: In basic, work (W) yarn on both sides of the pegs for 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30, and 32.  Weave (C) yarn in stockinette not wrapped in (W) and hook over.

Row 15: Weave (W) on rows 2 to 34 in stockinette.  Wrap back-to-back on peg 35 than loosely carry the yarn to peg 1 in (C).  Hook over.

Row 16:  Work row in (C) yarn in stockinette stitch, leaving (W) yarn attached.  Hook over.

Row 17:  Work in (W) yarn in basic weave on pegs 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, and 34.  Wrap (C) on all the remaining pegs in stockinette skipping the pegs where you have placed the (W) yarn.  Hook over.

Row 18:  Wrap (W) in basic on pegs 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, and 33.  Wrap (C) on all the remaining pegs in stockinette skipping the pegs where you have placed the (W) yarn. Hook over.

Row 19:  Wrap (W) in basic on pegs 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, and 34.  Wrap (C) on all the remaining pegs in stockinette  skipping the pegs where you have placed the (W) yarn.  Hook over.  Tie and knot the (W) yarn in between your pegs leaving a 5” yarn tail.

Rows 20-26:  Work 7 rows in stockinette with (C) yarn.

Row 27:  Tie on (W) in the center of the knitting near peg 17.  Work pegs 15, 17, 19, and 21 in (W) in basic weave.  Work the remaining pegs in (C).  Hook over.

Row 28: Work pegs 13, 16, 20, and 23 in (W) in basic weave.  Work all remaining pegs in (C). Hook over.

Row 29: Work pegs 11, 13, 14, 17, 19 22, 23, and 25 in (W) in basic.  Work the remaining pegs in (C) and hook over.

Row 30:  Work pegs 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, and 26 in (W) in basic.  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 31:  Work pegs 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20 21, 22, 23, 25, and 27 in (W) in basic.  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 32:  Work pegs 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, and 28 in (W) in basic.  Wrap the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 33: Work pegs 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, and 29 in (W) in basic.  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 34: Work pegs 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 21 in (W) in basic.  Wrap the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 35: Work pegs 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 in (W) in basic.  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 36: Work pegs 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 in (W).  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 37: Work pegs 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 15, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31 in (W).  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 38: Work pegs 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30 in (W).  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 39: Work pegs 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 and 31 in (W).  Work the rest in (C) and hook over.

Row 40: Work pegs 6, 8, 16, 18, 20, 28 and 30 in (W).  Work the rest in (C) yarn and hook over.

Start each row with (W) yarn on sts indicated.  Complete each row with (C) in stockinette:

Row 41: 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 and 31

Row 42: 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30

Row 43: 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 15, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31

Row 44: 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29

Row 45: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30

Row 46: 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 2

Row 47:  7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, and 29

Row 48:  8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, and 28

Row 49:  9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20 21, 22, 23, 25, and 27

Row 50:  10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, and 26

Row 51: 11, 13, 14, 17, 19 22, 23, and 25

Row 52:  3, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, and 33

Row 53:  15, 17, 19, and 21

Row 54:  3, 18, and 33

Row 55:  10, 18, and 26

Row 56:  3, 11, 18, 25 and 33

Row 57:  12, 17, 19, and 24

Row 58:  3, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 30 and 33

Row 59:  5, 6, 7, 12, 17, 19, 24, 29, 30, and 31

Row 60:  3, 6, 11, 16, 18, 20, 25, 30 and 33

Row 61:  6, 11, 15, 16, 18, 21, 25, and 30

Row 62:  3, 9, 12, 13, 14, 18, 22, 23, 24, 27, and 33

Row 63:  6, 18, and 30

Row 64: 3, 9, 18, 27, and 33

Row 65:  6, 12, 18, 24 and 30

Row 66:  3, 6. 9, 18, 27, 30, and 33

Row 67: 12, 18, and 24

Row 68:  3, 6. 9, 15, 18, 21, 27, 30, and 33

Row 69:  3, 6. 12, 18, 24, 30, and 33

Row 70:  2 thru 34

Row 71:  2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, and 34.  Tie (W) yarn and cut.

Row 72:  2 thru 34

Rows 73-83:  Work 11 rows in stockinette stitch, (C) yarn.

Row 84:  Tie (W) yarn near peg 4.  Work pegs 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, and 32 in basic.  Work all other pegs in (C).  Hook over.   Tie (W) yarn and cut.

Rows 85-95:  Work 11 rows in stockinette stitch in (C) yarn.

Row 96:  Tie on (W) yarn near peg 6.  Work pegs 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, and 30 in basic.  Wrap all other pegs in (C).  Hook over and tie (W) yarn and cut.

Rows 97-107:  Work 11 rows in stockinette stitch, (C) yarn.

Row 108: Repeat Row 84.

Rows 109 – 119: Work 11 rows in stockinette with (C) yarn.

Row 120: Repeat row 96.

Rows 121 – 131: Work 11 rows in stockinette stitch, (C) yarn.

Row 132: Repeat row 84.

Rows 133 – 143: Work 11 rows in stockinette stitch, (C) yarn.

Row 144: Repeat row 96.

Rows 145 – 155: Work 11 rows in stockinette, (C) yarn.

Row 156: Repeat row 84.

Rows 157 – 167: Work 11 rows in stockinette, (C) yarn.

Row 168: Repeat row 96.

Rows 169 – 179: Work 11 rows in stockinette, (C) yarn.

Row 180: Repeat row 84.

Rows 181 – 191: Work 11 rows in stockinette, (C) yarn.

NOTE:  If you want your scarf shorter or longer, this would be the place to make adjustments.  Take one or more rows of the solid Stockinette out to make the scarf shorter, or add one or more rows in between the “stars” to make it longer.

The scarf is a mirror image so that you can take the pattern upside down if you’re using the chart.

Row 192: Repeat row 72.

Row 193: Repeat row 71.

Row 194: Repeat row 70.

Row 195: Repeat row 69.

Rows 196-255: Continue to repeat the rows in reverse.  It will probably be exceedingly easier to use the chart and check off each row as you go.

Row 256: Work 1 row in stockinette, (C) yarn.

Rows 257 – 263:  Work in rib stitch.

Row 264:  Work 1 row in stockinette, (C) yarn.

Bind off loosely and finish ends with crochet hook in 2-loop method.  Remove anchor yarn. Weave in ends and yarn tails.  Enjoy the holiday season in this gorgeous and warm scarf!

Back to back weave in photo.  When working in stockinette, and the pattern calls for a few stitches in back to back, we just weave the yarn around back peg and straight down to front peg, of one stitch.  This results in a single pass simplifying the change of colors.  In this photo, the red yarn is done in Stockinette and the white yarn is done in back-to-back weave or basic weave.  This is an easy way to adjust the pegs to be wrapped in each row.

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Click here for PDF that includes Chart

Day 1

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  • Beautiful! Do we get to know the very talented designers, or will they be kept a mystery? The scarf is very lovely, congratulations to the designer.

  • Thank you Sue for pointing that out. We will add the names of the designers, they are all part of the KB Team. The Celebration Scarf was designed by the talented, double knit guru, Jacquelyn Darragh.

  • On Facebook some one asked what the back to back weave is. Does it mean make the pattern white pegs done first in stockinette and then come back on all skipped pegs in red with the stockinette wrap? Could you explain it in the comments. I had not heard it called ‘weave’ before either.

  • Beautiful! Thank you so much for the pattern — it truly is lovely and I can’t wait to try it! Can you please explain what is meant by “wrap the stitches in a back-to-back weave” in row 9? Thank you so much.

  • Exquisite! I really love the contrasting red and white, and what a beautiful design! :)

  • Hi ! but I don’t know what they mean with “back to back” or “basic weave”. Can’t find an explanation anywhere. Can anybody explain this?

  • Hi, the instruction for the back to back weave has been added to the pattern for the holiday scarf. But it is worked like a Figure8 without the twist. Just weave both pegs of a double stitch by wrapping the yarn, straight across around both pegs. It was used to simplify the color stitches when there were just a few in each row.

  • I am very much a beginner. When doing the rib stitch for the first rows I have 2 rows at end rather than one. Do I just wrap 34 individually and then start back from 35 to 33?

  • I am with jefferie rib stitch doesn’t work at the end of the row dont know how to fix this problem

  • Hi, Usually when doing the rib stitch, we use an even amount of stitches. However, this is not always required especially when you are doing just a few rows before beginning a design. In the case of this beautiful scarf, the design of the Christmas balls and ribbons was the primary goal. So, you start the rib stitch on peg 1 top to peg 3 bottom and work across the pegs. When you get to the end of the row, you are taking the yarn from top peg 33 to bottom peg 35. Wrap around and go back up to peg top 35. Wrap pegs 34 top and bottom, and then continue the rib stitch, back to beginning.

  • Pat thank you so much for the update i am looking forward to making this scarf i hope it turns out as beautiful as the sample

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Nov 17, 2015

Hooded Pixie Cowl

Great easy Zippy pattern, includes 2 versions, one for fall, and one for winter, your choice!

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Knitting Loom: (4) Zippys and (4) Corners

Yarn: Approx: 100 yards of super bulky yarn. Loops & Threads Chunky (gray) was used in 1st sample. Patons Cobbles (brown) used in 2nd sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Abbreviations:

K=e-wrap knit stitch, P=purl stitch,  CO=cast on, BBO=basic bind off,  St(s)=stitch(es)

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INSTRUCTIONS

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

Round 1: k to the end of round.

Round 2: p to the end of round.

Round 3: k to the end of round.

Round 4: p to the end of round.

Round 5-10: k to the end of round

Move loop from peg 1 to peg 20. Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3. Peg 1 and Peg 2 are empty. Continue working in rows from this point forward.

Row 1: k to the end of row.

Row 2: p2, k to the last 2 sts, p2.

Repeat Row 1 and Row 2: 7 more times.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Finishing:

Mattress stitch seam the bind off edge.

Weave ends in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • I really like these hooded cowls but not really a fan of the super bulky yarn look…is there a way to modify these patterns for my all in one loom? ie… for this pattern you just cast on for 20 stitches working in a round…what might that be for a a-i-o loom?

  • Probably the entire 106 pegs.

  • So cute!

  • Was this done with 2 strands of yarn or 1?

  • One strand.

  • If anyone tries this on the All In One loom, please leave a comment about your results and any tweaks you might have had to make to the pattern. I would love to try this sometime. I like the chunky look, but also the finer stitches. It would be fun to have an alternate way to make this.

  • Thanks for the new and very cute pattern! I am considering making this with less zippy’s and adding ears for a “bear” hood for a child. :)

  • Can’t find the corners anywhere in stores and $3 shipping for one package of corners is ridiculous.

  • Eric, the corners are not available in stores. $3 shipping is the cheapest method we can ship them.

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Nov 2, 2015

Amethyst Falls Hooded Cowl

The luxurious stitch of this hooded cowl is perfectly paired with the deep hues of this kettle dyed, 100% merino wool yarn.  Its soft as a cloud comfort, with the long trailing lines of rich color, is the perfect accessory for your cold weather wardrobe.

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Knitting loom: (6) Zippy Looms, and Zippy Corners.

Yarn:  138 yrds of Malabrigo Rasta (90 yrds (5.29 oz) per skein), super bulky #6 weight (in color: boreal)

Notions: loom tool, 6.5mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc), one peg marker to mark first peg (can be tied scrap yarn or rubber band), scissors, yarn needle, row counter, optional: large decorative button.

Gauge: 5.5 stitches and 8 rows per 4” in pattern.

Finished Measurements:

Circumference: 24”

Length: 20.5″

Skills Needed: Knit, Purl, Slip with WY in front, Chain CO and Basic BO.

Abbreviations: 

CO: cast on

K: true knit stitch

P: purl stitch

KO: knit off

St(s): stitches

WY: working yarn

rep: repeat

SWYF: slip peg with working yarn carried to front.

S1: slip or skip the peg.

BO: Bind off

Pattern Notes:

This project is first worked in the round, then is split to work as a panel.  The yellow shaded line denotes this in the chart.  Please read all rows before this as rounds starting from the right to the left (clockwise).  At the yellow line (Row 22), the pattern will begin to be read in the side to side direction that is noted on the chart.

A SWYF in the pattern denotes that this peg will not be worked, but will have the working yarn carried to the front of the work.  To do this, simply remove the loop already on the peg, slip the WY in front of the work and behind the peg, then replace the held loop back onto the peg.

Chart Key Amethyst Falls

Repeating Pattern Rows

 

Here is the entire pattern chart for the Hooded Cowl:

For help with reading charts, please see the Stitchology I post for a detailed explanation, and you’ll be ready to go!  *Please also see Pattern Notes above for specific instructions on reading this particular chart.

 

Pattern Instructions:

Set looms to 28 pegs in the round.  Using one strand of yarn, CO to all 28 pegs in a clockwise direction.

Rounds 1-4: *k, p, rep from *.

Round 5:  *k2, SWYF across 2 pegs, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Round 6:  p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2.

Round 7:  k3, *SWYF across 2 pegs, k2, rep from * to last st, k1.

Round 8:  *p2, k2, rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.

Round 9:  k4, *SWYF across 2 pegs, k2, rep from * to end.

Round 10:  p3, *k2, p2, rep from * to last sts, p1.

Round 11:  k2, SWYF, k2, *SWYF across 2 pegs, k2,  rep from * to last 3 sts, SWYF, k2.

Rounds 12-21:  rep rounds 5-11, plus one additional round 5.

Begin to Panel Knit at this point.  The first row will be worked counterclockwise.

Row 22:  S1, p1, k1, p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Row 23:  S1, *k2, SWYF across 2 pegs, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 24:  S1, p3, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Row 25:  S1, k3, *SWYF across 2 pegs, k2, rep from * to end.

Row 26:  S1, p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 27:  S1, k1, SWYF, k2, *SWYF across 2 pegs, k2, rep from * to last 3 sts, SWYF, k2.

Row 28:  S1, p1, *k2, p2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Row 29:  S1, k1, SWYF across 2 pegs, k2, rep to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 30-62:  Rep rows 22-29.

 

BBO loosely across all pegs. Wrap WY once around loom and cut here.  Use this tail for seaming the top edges together (samples uses the mattress stitch).

Pull all ends to the inside and weave in loosely.

If desired, stitch one or more large decorative button(s) to the front center section.

Steam block lightly.

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

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  • After it’s blocked will the SWYIF’s not be as loose? They don’t look as loose in the photos as mine does..

  • Hi Raelyn :)

    It is definitely possible that your slipped stitches will tighten up upon blocking. What I found with mine was that they evened out quite a bit after I blocked. I used a hot steam blocking, which also may have helped them snug up a bit.

    It also might be a tension issue. You’ll want to make sure to be pulling your SWYF’s so that there is no slack in them from peg to peg. It’s not a super *tight* pull…just enough so that they don’t end up sagging afterward.

    Hope that helps!
    Bethany~

  • Beautiful work, Bethany! Beautiful photography and beautiful model too :)

  • Aww…thank you so much, Jenny! I definitely agree with you about the model! ;) (…and the cowl came out nicely, too, lol!)

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Oct 26, 2015

Twilight Lace Scarf

Dress up any top with a touch of elegance. Knit quick on the Zippy Loom.

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Knitting Loom: (3) Zippy Looms, 12 pegs with 2 connectors

Yarn: Red Heart Twilight Yarn, Bright Blue, 2 Skeins

Stitches: Ewrap, and Purl

Size: 9” x 40”

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 12 stitches with chain stitch cast on.

Row 1- 5: Ewrap all pegs

Row 6 – 10: Purl all pegs.

Repeat these 10 rows until 12” of yarn remains or desired length.

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

 

Your scarf is complete!

 

 

 

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  • I am a true newbie to looming! I have the long purple and round looms from knifty knitter. Can any of these looms be used? If so which colored one? Thanks so much!

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Oct 2, 2015

Zippy Dragontail Scarflet

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

LH9A7741Knitting Loom: 3 Zippy Looms

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

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: Approx.

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

Abbreviations
k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on
BO=Bind off

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

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

cdd=centered double decrease. Decrease from 3 stitches down to 1. It is over 3 pegs, pegs are numbered as follows: PEG 3, PEG 2, PEG 1 (Peg 1 is on the right and peg 3 on the left).

Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Take working yarn behind peg 1 and peg 2 skipping them and knit peg 3. Move stitch from peg 3 over to peg 2. Lift bottommost two stitches (loops) up and off the peg.

Notes:

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 11 stitches.

Row 1: sl1, k10

Row 2: sl1, p9, k1

Row 3: sl1, k10

Row 4: sl1, p9, k1

Row 5: sl1, k10

Row 6: sl1, p9, k1,

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

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

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

Rep Row 7 and Row 8: 14 more times.

Next row: sl1, k10

Next row: sl1, p9, k1

Rep last two rows: 5 more times.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

 

Finishing

Weave ends in.

Block.

 

 

Stitch Breakdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peg 3 and Peg 9 are empty.

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

 

4 Comments

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

  • Hi, thank you. It is 3 zippys.

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

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

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Aug 7, 2015

Dakota Zippy Scarf

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

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

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

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

Stitches used: Purl and Ewrap

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Yarn Option: Knit with Isaac Mizrahi Yarn

INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

*Next 6 rows: ewrap to end of row.

Next 6 rows: purl to end row*

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

Last 4 rows: purl to end of row.

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

 

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

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Jun 20, 2015

Metropolitan Cowl

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

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

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

Notions: knitting tool, big eye tapestry needle.

Size: 6 inches wide x 20 inches long.

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

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

 

INSTRUCTIONSSeed Stitch Cowl 2 600 pix

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

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

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

Bind off loosely with basic bind off method.

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

Weave all ends in.

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

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6 Comments

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

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

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

  • Where can I purchase an accent button for this?

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

  • I bought a button exactly like that at joanns

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Jun 15, 2015

Zippy simple long scarf (72″ length)

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

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Loom: 1 or 2 Zippys

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

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

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INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Dec 26, 2014

Men’s Basic Hat and Scarf (double knit)

 Men's Double Knit Hat &Scarf Combo

Easy and quick to knit with easy fit that every man loves.  Our unique stitchery is in the matching scarf.  Both are double knit, warm and soft-any man or gal will love the holiday look of them.  One of my very favorite yarns to work with-you will love it too.  Let the cold winds blow!

Loom:  28” Knitting Board + peg extenders set up for double knit with 1 cm spacers.

Yarn:  Knit Picks City Tweed Aran/heavy worsted.  Our holiday color is #24529 Blue Blood.  Need 4 balls for the scarf and 2 balls for the hat.  This yarn is 55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed.  164 yds per ball.  Hand wash and dry flat.

Stitches:  Rib, Stockinette, CrissCross

Finished Sizes:  Hat fits head approximately 22-23” and 10” deep.  Scarf measures approximately 6” X 50”.

Notions Needed:  Knit hook, crochet hook, darning needle

Gauge:  Stockinette stitch- 6 stitches X 9 rows=2 inches

 

Instructions:

Hat

Cast On 60 stitches in Rib stitch.  Lay anchor yarn of any color as it will be removed.

Work (5) rows in Rib stitch.

Change to Stockinette and work until the hat measures 5.5-6” from anchor yarn.

Now, you want to decrease across the stitches so the top of the hat will fit better.

Decrease Row:  We will do (4) decrease rows.  When you do each of these, just move the indicated loops from the pegs and place them onto the adjacent peg towards the center of the loom.  This is same as a K2tog.

First decrease row-Starting at L side of loom, lift loops from pegs #5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55.  Place each one on adjacent peg going towards center of loom.  Once moved, you have (6) empty pegs.  Do this to both sides of the loom.  Now, carefully lift loops and move over filing in the empty pegs.  Work towards center of loom.   Be sure to move both loops when you come to a peg with (2) loops.  The result will be (3) less pegs at each end of loom for the hat.  You will now have (54) stitches.

Work (3) stockinette rows.

Second decrease row-This time, move loops on pegs # 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50.

Work (3) stockinette rows.

Third decrease row-This time, move loops on pegs #5, 13, 21, 29, 37, 45.

Work (3) stockinette rows.

Forth decrease row-Move loops on pegs # 5, 12, 19, 26, 33, 40.

Work (3) stockinette rows.

You now have (36) pegs on loom.  Time to bind off of loom.

Bind Off:  Use anchor yarn for easy gather.  After last row, lay a new anchor yarn of same yarn.

Lift loops on one side of loom and place them on the pegs of other loom so that one rail has no loops and opposite rail has 2 loops.  Lift bottom loop over top so that there is only one loop on pegs, and the anchor yarn is inside.  Bind these stitches off using 2-loop method.

Sew side seam with invisible stitch. Gather top, using new anchor yarn and tie securely.  Pull yarn to inside of hat and take a few stitches inside to secure the opening.  You can use the yarn tail of the anchor yarn for this.  Tuck in any remaining yarn tails.

If a pompom is desired for top of hat, you can create and add when complete.

Scarf

Note: Be sure to work each row hooking over from left to center and then right to center.  Vary the center point in each row.  This will ensure that your scarf edges remain even and straight.

Cast On (20) pegs in rib stitch.

Work (6) rows in Rib.

Change to Criss Cross Stitch starting with row 1 to 3 and 2 to 5. (stitch pattern #1)

Continue working the Criss Cross stitch until scarf measures approximately 50”.

Change to Rib stitch.

Work (6) rows.

Bind Off with 2-loop bind off at loom and anchor yarn in rib stitch.  Keep the working yarn loose so that the ends do not pull too tightly.  Tuck in any yarn tails for a great looking holiday scarf.

Notes:  video and how-tos for the Criss Cross stitch can be viewed at www.knittingboard.com.

 

5 Comments

  • This is a very handsome hat set. I have always wanted to try a double knit hat with a decreased crown. It will be my next hat set project for my husband. Thank you.

  • I have been trying to make this hat!! Now on my 3rd attempt and I get to the decrease and I’m ending up with a hole and I have to start over. I’ve even stared marking the board with numbers. How are you working to the middle?? Sorry very confused right now.

    Thanks for your help!!

    Susan

  • Hello this question may sound dumb but I’m confused how do you double knit for a hat?? I looked for videos on youtube to get an idea but had no luck. Is there any way you can make a video demonstrating this please thank you.

  • Very nice hat and scarf set. I really like the color and I’m totally loving the stitch texture of the scarf. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Can this same set of instructions be used for a single knit?

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Oct 24, 2014

Swirling Leaves Cowl

Fall Cowl

Fall Cowl by Isela Phelps

The trees are changing color and perfect evening temperatures call for a cup of hot cocoa and pumpkin cookies. The Swirling Leaves cowl was inspired by all the beautiful colors of nature during this time of year.

Knitting loom: Afghan Knitting Loom, 141 pegs used.

Yarn: Approx 400 yds of Aran weight wool blend. Breakdown: 300 yds of main color (MC), 50 yds of contrasting color (CC), 25 yds of second contrasting color (SCC), 25 yds of third contrasting color (TCC). Sample used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Beige (Main color, 300 yards). Accent colors—Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Allspice (CC), Dublin (SCC), Cornmeal (TCC).

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge (blocked): 10sts x 15rows= 2 inches

Pattern notes: The cowl is worked as a flat panel, the flat panel then is seamed to a circular. The picot edging is worked as part of the body of the cowl. The leaves are loom knitted then sewn to the cowl. The connecting branches are embroidered on.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch (do not substitute with e-wrap).

P=purl stitch

Sts=stitches

MC=Main color

CC=Contrasting color

SCC=Second contrasting color

TCC=Third contrasting color

K2tog=knit two stitches together. Decrease slants to the right. How to: over 2 pegs, peg 1 is on the right, peg 2 is on the left. Move loop from peg 1 over to peg 2. Knit peg 2, treating both loops as one loop. Move stitch over to peg 1.

SSK=slip, slip knit. Decrease slants to the left.  How to: over 2 pegs, peg 1 is on the right, peg 2 is on the left. Move loop from peg 2 to peg 1. Knit peg 1, treating both loops as one loop.

M1=make one, an increase. Before you can do the M1, you need to have a peg empty where you need the increase, move the stitches outwards to create an empty peg.  Reach for the ladder going from one peg to the next peg, twist it and place it on the peg. When you reach the point where you created the twist, knit the peg as normal.

INSTRUCTIONS

COWLFall Cowl

Cast on 141 pegs, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k1 to the end of row.

Row 2: *k3, p1; rep from * to last stitch, k1.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until item measures approx. 11 inches from cast on edge.

Cut MC, join CC.

Next 4 rows: k to the end of row.

Next row: *k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Next 4 rows: k to the end of row.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Leaves

Make 3-one with each color (CC, SCC, TCC)

Over 11 stitches (pegs)

Leave a 15 inch beginning yarn tail, cast on 3sts (working yarn should end by peg 3 after cast on. Row 1 should go in a left-right direction.) Prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1 and all other odd number rows: knit entire row

Row 2: k1, (m1, k1) twice. (5sts total)

Row 4: k2, m1, k1, m1, k2. (7sts total)

Row 6: k3, m1, k1, m1, k3. (9sts total)

Row 8: k4, m1, k1, m1, k4. (11sts total)

Row 10: ssk, k7, k2tog. (9sts total)

Row 12: ssk, k5, k2tog. (7sts total)

Row 14: ssk, k3, k2tog. (5sts total)

Row 16: ssk, k1, k2tog. (3sts total)

Row 18: sl1, k2tog, psso. Cut yarn leaving about a 20 inch yarn tail end (yarn tail end will be used to embroider the swirls). Fall Cowl Leaves layout

Bind off by passing the remaining yarn tail end through the last stitch.

Need more instructions on making the Leaf? Check out my original file on this item-Little Leaf

ASSEMBLY

Block all items, including the leaves.

Fold the cowl in half, placing the right side and left side together, mattress stitch seam along the side.

Picot edging seaming: it is imperative that the item is blocked to open up the picot edging prior to sewing it down. Fold down the picot edging, naturally the picot edging will fold down along the line of the eyelets. Using the long tail of CC sew down the picot edge.

Weave ends in.

Leaves placement: Use the photo shown layout the leaves by one of the sides of the cowl, you can also do a different layout. Sew the leaf in place.

Embroidering the connecting swirls: Use the chain stitch to embroider the swirls. Chain stitch: Thread tapestry needle with yarn tail from the leaf, draw the needle up the knitted fabric and *insert it back where it just came out, looping a short stitch. With the needle above the yarn, hold the yarn with your thumb and draw it through, pulling all the yarn out and leaving the small loop. Repeat from the *. Concentrate on keeping the chains the same size. Tip: if this is your first time embroidering, experiment first on a piece on another type of knitted fabric.

Great link on embroidery basics: http://www.purlbee.com/2007/02/12/embroidery-basics/

Weave all ends in. Block again if necessary.

9 Comments

  • This is so darling! I’ve always loved the look of embroidery and applique on knits! :)

  • Bethany, I had finished the cowl and I “thought” it was already and it was lacking something. Then I remembered the little leaf and I thought, “you know, I bet those would make this look 100% better”. I am very pleased with it. I think I am going to keep it :)

  • Hi Isela!!!

    Your patterns are just wonderful!! Thank you soooo much for sharing your talent.

    I purchased the Book Loom Knitting For Babies & Toddlers.

    I am currently working on the Baby Bib……… The size of mine is not the same size as yours and wanted to know what I was doing wrong.

    When I count stitches in the photo it looks like there are actually twice as many as what the pattern calls for???

    Thank you sooo much for your help!!

    Prim Blessings

  • That is DARLING! (as always, you inspire!)

    Questions:
    1. For the knit stitch did you use the reverse of the purl? Or did you use flat or u-stitch? I know sometimes you can interchange them and sometimes it’s best not to.
    2. What were the finished dimensions of the cowl? It looks large (that’s not a bad thing, I was am just curious – also, perhaps your model is ultra-petite.)
    3. How much shape did the cowl hold? Did it drape with the yarn you used or was it as upright as shown in the top pic. In one pic she’s holding it up so it was difficult to tell if this was done for photography purposes or if it stood up on it’s own.

    Love this!!! The colors, the design…it’s all lovely!

  • Alyna,
    1. Knit stitch used was the reverse of the purl. For all of my knits, I typically use the reverse of the purl as it is the one with the most height and the closest to needle knit look. If you use the flat or u-stitch know that yours will look a lot tighter and it may not drape as much because the stitches are so tight.
    2. Dimensions–I am not home to check, but it was wide, I want to say about 20-24 inches in width. I was aiming for a cowl that went a little lower in the front to keep more of the chest warm.
    3. The cowl has drape with the yarn I used. If you use a yarn that doesn’t have as much drape, like an acrylic yarn, the cowl will be a little bit more stiff and sit more upright. The model is holding the cowl up so that the leaves can show. If she wasn’t holding it up, the cowl sits down folded around the neckline.

  • Is it length or width that you are missing?

  • Dear Isela,
    I love the pattern but I personally do not wear cowl as it is never that cold in Brazil.
    Is it possible to get to a similar look using the AIO? Do you have any instructions using that pattern for a blanket?
    Even being a begginer, I would like to save it for a future project.
    Love all you do and your book! Thank you,
    Juliane

  • Thank you so much, Isela!!!

  • Juliane, a blanket would look lovely with this design. The design in question is worked in the round, if you were working in it flat, I would adjust as follows:

    Cast on a multiple of 4 + 3 (example: 160+3=163 stitches)
    Row 1: k to the end of round
    Row 2: *k3, p1, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
    Repeat the above two rows until blanket is desired length.

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