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Apr 26, 2014

Picot Triangle Shawl

Check out this beautiful shawl made on the 28″ Knitting Board. It was designed by Kristen Mangus from Good Knit Kisses. Thank you Kristen!

Picot_Triangle_ShawlTriangle design shawl using wedge technique (inspired by the Hexagon blanket by Charity Windham). This shawl is a generous size for larger sizes up to 76″ wide from end to end! Cast on Edge is 53″ and can be made smaller for smaller sizing needs.


Stitch gauge: 4 sts per inch x 8 rows per inch in garter stitch


Loom: 28″ Knitting Board with peg extenders. 


Yarn: 800 yards medium weight (4) Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable color Petunia.  3 balls used in sample. 9.85 oz/280 grams finished weight. 



EW – EwrapP – PurlHS – Half Stitch  SL – Slip (skip first stitch)  st – Stitch    CO – Cast On   BO – Bind Off


Cast on: Picot CO 165 pegs. (starting on left working to right if right handed, Place removable Stitch Marker on peg 1)


Row 1: SL 1, P to marker (all odd rows will repeat this way.)


Row 2: HS 1 at marked peg & move marker 1 peg to right (do NOT work HS st), EW to peg 165, Cable CO 3, BO 3 to form picot (See notes below on details for Cable CO and BO). I like to have 3 st markers on pegs 166-168 to show where picots need to be added on even numbered rows. For less picots on edging only, add picots every 4th row. As the pattern reads, this edge will be fuller than the cast on picots to give it a ruffled look when draped.


 Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until last HS is at peg 164 & ending on row Row 2. This row will be HS 1, EW 1.


 Begin Picot Bind Off*.


 *This is an alternate to my standard picot bind off just for this pattern.


 **Cable CO 3, BO 4 (** rep between **,** til one st left on loom, EW 1 cut tail and pull through) (VIDEO COMING SOON as of April 2014)


Weave in both tails into project.  If using color changing yarn be sure to weave like colored tails to closest color.

Blocking may be needed due to tension and evenness of such a large project. Do NOT steam block acrylic or it will “kill” it! Block with a light washing and let dry pinned on blocking board if needed. See bottom of pattern on Mitered Square Lovey for wet blocking instructions.

Notes on HS

Unlike an EW (where the working yarn is wrapped from the back between the next peg and around the front of the  desired stitch/peg to the back) the HS wraps to the front between the previous peg to the front of the desired stitch/peg then between the next stitch (peg).


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Apr 10, 2014

Shrug for Special Occasions

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Easter dresses are almost always too light weight for this time of year, but who can resist them, especially after the loooong winter we’ve jus had?  This quick to make shrug is designed to give you just enough warmth without stealing the show from your fab new Easter outfit for prom dress.   The size is a regular small.  But easy to adjust to your size!  Simply run a tape measure from the front of your shoulder under your armpit across your back under your othe armpit and up to the top of the front of your other shoulder.  The shrug is knit as a scarf (yep that easy) and then manipulated and stitched together to form the shrug.  It’s done in a basic rib cable.

Your will need:

Knitting Board with 22+ pegs

knitting hook

186 bulky yarn ( I sues 2 skeins of DeborahNevilles Serenity which has a sprinkle of sequins for more glamor).

N- cochet hook

seam pins


tape measure

painter’s tape


Basic Rib



Cast on 22 stitches with your yarn.

Work Row 1 in Ribbed stitch.

Mark with tape where cables will be worked. this makes it easy to keep cabling in the same spot. I started with from the left and  crossed acable in font using the firs two ribs, I did another front-crossed cable every two ribs over from the last two I just crossed.

Coninue  knitting in the rib pattern.

every 8th row, work another set of cables.

For this shrug I knit a 60″ Long scarf and ended with a rib row. I wanted it to be a snug fit  Pin these edges to the side of the scarf. Use the tail to sew together these edges. YO will end up with an 8″ neckline and approximately a 7″ arm hole.



Bring the lower corners up to he 4″ marked seam pins.  HINT:   if you can’ imagine how his can possibly work, take a long rectangular scarf and old it as directed to see it before you begin working.



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Mar 27, 2013

Friendship Shawl

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A shawl for a best friend is sometimes the closest we can get to giving our best friend a perpetual hug. Although your arms are not around their shoulders, the yarn that has passed through your hands thousands of times can be around their shoulders each time they wear the shawl.


Knitting Loom
67 peg small gauge knitting loom. Recommend to use All-n-One knitting loom.

520 yrds worsted weight wool. Sample was knit with 6 skeins of Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere.

Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

58 inches x 16 inches when blocked

Pattern notes

Use one strand throughout. Suggest to use stitch markers to mark the stitch pattern count as this will make it easier to work the rows (see chart below). First row of Fern Lace Stitch Pattern is worked in a counter-clockwise direction (Left to Right)so that the first Lace row goes in a clockwise direction (Right to Left). Link to the video showing how to accomplish the stitch pattern on a loom:

Fern Lace Stitch Patternchart

Row 1: K to the end of row

Row 2: k3, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st k1

Row 3: K to the end of row

Row 4: k2, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Loom Knitting Break-down of Fern Lace Stitch Pattern.

We are going to focus on the stitch pattern, the break down will consist from the * of the stitch pattern, example for Row 2:  *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1. We are numbering these stitches as follows:

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Row 1: Knit (from Left to Right direction on the loom)

Row 2: Move loops on the loom as follows:

Step 1: Take loop from peg 4 and hold it.

Step 2: Move loop from peg 3 to peg 4.

Step 3: Place loop from Step 1 on peg 4. Peg 4 has two loops on it.

Step 4: Remove loop from peg 5 and hold it.

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

Step 6: Place loop from Step 4 on peg 5. Peg 5 has two loops on it.

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

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

Step 9: Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3.

Step 10: Move loop from peg 1 to 2. Peg 1 is empty.

Row is ready to be worked.

E-wrap peg 1, knit peg 2-7 (treating both loops on pegs 4 and 5 as one loop), e-wrap peg 8, knit peg 9.

Row 3: knit to the end of the row

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Remember: The breakdown only includes from the * of the instructions


Crochet cast on 67 stitches (starting at peg 1, going from Right to Left direction on the loom), prepare to work a flat panel.

Border Edging

Row 1: K to the end or row.

Row 2: P to the end of row.

Lace rows

Row 1: K to the end of row

Row 2: k3, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st k1

Row 3: K to the end of row

Row 4: k2, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Repeat Lace Rows 1-4 until shawl measures 56 inches.

Border Edging

Next row: P to the end of row.

Next row: K to the end of row.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Lightly block to measurements.

The chart below (click to enlarge) has 67 stitches charted. Each square shows the 9 stitches that constitute the Fern Lace Stitch Pattern, mark your knitting loom pegs by 9 stitches as shown to help you in creating the stitch pattern.

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  • beautiful!!

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Sep 12, 2012

Ready For Fall? Double Knit Ribbed Shawl

Get started this fall with a beautiful Double Knit Ribbed Shawl. Super easy to make on the 10″ or 28″ Knitting Board. It can be whipped up in couple days….AND oh soooo soft!!

Beautiful Shawl that is so super easy and quick to knit that it is sure to be a favorite wrap.  Great starter project in double knit, and looks equally beautiful as a scarf.  You can use your 10” or 28” knitting board for this one, and have it ready to wear to dinner tomorrow evening.

Stitch:  Rib

Yarn:  Lion Brand Homespun, Baroque in shades of purple, 8 skeins reserving 1 skein for the fringe.     98% Acrylic and 2% Polyester, 185 yd per skein   (6 oz/169m)

Finished size:  26” X 72” including fringe– Width relaxes to 36” when draped.

Needed: Knitting Board (10″, or 28″. If using the 10″, you will make 2 pieces and sew together),  knit hook, large darning needle, and crochet hook size 8.

Gauge:  2 sts=1”  4 rows=1”


Cast On 22 sts (10” KB) or 44 sts (28”KB) using a basic cast on (stockinette).

Work in Rib st until you piece is desired length (sample is aprox 54” before fringe).  This will be aprox 216 rows knit in Rib stitch.

Bind Off in Rib stitch using the crochet hook by lifting 1 loop over 1 loop.  This will maintain the nice stretchy edge to match the cast on edge.

If you are using the 10” Knitting Board, you will create a 2nd panel just like the first making sure to work the same amount of rows as the first panel.  Lay the panels out on long table or clean floor, and match the long sides.  Using a darning needle and single strand of yarn, sew the panels together with the invisible stitch.  Do not pull too tight as you sew; you will want the knit to remain stretchy, so small stitches are best.  Secure at both ends with a stitch leaving a long yarn tail that will blend with the fringe.

Did you save 1 skein of yarn for the fringe?  You want to make this nice and thick so the shawl will drape nicely and give a full, luxurious effect.

Cut the yarn so that you have pieces aprox 19-20” long.  You want to have a fringe piece for each edge stitch.  So if your shawl is 44 sts wide, you should have at least 88 pieces cut for both ends.  Fold each piece in center and place in one edge stitch starting from one side edge.  Using crochet hook, pull the 2 ends of yarn thru the loop and pull snuggly.  Always pull the loop into the stitch from same side of shawl.  Work a few pieces and then, do some fringe at opposite edge working towards center.  Continue adding the fringe until all 44 sts are complete.  It is not necessary that they are all even in length.  The variation adds to the charm of the shawl.  Add fringe to opposite end of shawl and you are ready to emerge with your beautiful new wrap, or save it to place under the Christmas tree for your favorite relative or friend.




  • What spacing is the board? 1/2 inch, 1 inch, or 1 1/2 inch? Thanks.

  • If you use a 10″ or a 28″ Knitting Board, 1/2″ spacing. If using the All-n-One loom, use 2cm spacing. That will make the same gauge.

  • It is amazing to use knitting board to make something. I seach online how knitting board looks like. It seems to be a two pieces of wood and some nail. May I ask, how many centiment between to nail and how thick is the nail? Thank you

  • Hello
    I will be using the All-n-One loom, you say to use the 2cm spacing.
    Q1: I would cast on 44 sts??
    Q2: Would a chain cast on work ??
    Thank you B.

  • Hello
    This is double knitting, using both sides??

  • Yes, it is double knit.

  • Not really understanding what Gauge: 2 sts=1” 4 rows=1” actually means I am new to knitting, so appreciate if you can help me.

  • It is measuring the number of stitches you get per inch and the number of rows per inch. In one inch, you should have 2 stitches. In one inch, you should have 4 rows. A sample swatch is required to measure the gauge. Cast on approximately 16 stitches and work about 5 inches. Take it off the loom, then measure the gauge.

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