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Jan 19, 2017

Poncho with Fingerless Mittens (double knit)

This poncho pattern comes with matching fingerless mittens.Fun and easy to wear for all sizes-warm, but not bulky! When a coat is too much, but it’s chilly out, this poncho is perfect.

Loom: 28” Loom +Extenders Set up for double knit using small wood spacers at 1 cm spacing

Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky, 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool #5, aprox 121 yds per skein. Total used in sample is 14 skeins. Color is Med Blue.

Stitches: Stockinette, Knit and Purl

Notions: Knit hook, Crochet hook, Sewing/darning needle

Size: One size fits most adults.

Gauge: 8 sts x 14 rows=3”

Finished Dimensions: 44” wide x 62” long from front hem to back hem.

Poncho is designed in 3 pieces, the Right side, the Left side, and the Hood, with a simple crocheted tie for neckline. Gloves are each worked in one piece. All edging is accented with Purl stitches, and we call this effect, Popcorn Stitches. The rest of the poncho is done with basic double knit stockinette.

Basic Abbreviations Used:  P=purl    K=knit    aprox=approximately    st(sts)=stitch (stitches)    R=right    L=left

The Popcorn is worked on all sides of each, the R and L side. When the pieces are joined together down front and back of poncho, the Popcorn really stands out.

Popcorn Stitch: Work Purl stitch on every other stitch, on both sides of the loom. One row will start with purl st and the next row will start with knit stitch. Alternate the knit and purl stitches as you go across the loom. Directions for starting each row will be given at beginning of the section.

Left side of poncho: Cast on 58 sts in stockinette. Lay anchor yarn.
Rows 1-14: Work in Popcorn, starting first row with K stitch. Work across loom alternating the K st with the Purl st. Start the next row with P st and alternate the knit and purl across the loom.
Row 15: Start row with P st and continue Popcorn for 8 sts. Work 44 sts in Stockinette St, and last 6 sts in Popcorn to end.
Repeat row 15 until the piece is aprox 26” long, less border, or if counting rows, you will have worked aprox 122 rows. For shorter poncho, work less rows.

Neckline/Shoulder: We are creating the opening for the neck.
Bind off 6 stitches at end of loom, or R side of loom. Start this bind off at last stitch or right edge of knit. Place last bind off loop onto next peg with yarn. This will end the Popcorn on R side of knitted piece. On next row, be sure to lift both loops from the bind off when completing this row.

Work 21 rows on remaining 52 stitches. This is the side of the neckline across shoulder. Now, you want to place the 6 sts back onto the right side of the knitted poncho center. To do this, continue row 21 for additional 6 stitches. Lay anchor yarn over just these 6 new stitches. Complete this row with hook over, but the 6 new stitches will just have one loop. You can hook them over after the next full row. Start the Popcorn on this row for the 6 new stitches.
Continue working the next 122 rows with 8 sts Popcorn, 44 sts Stockinette, 6 sts Popcorn.
Work 14 rows in Popcorn so that finish is same as the beginning.

Right Side Of Poncho: Right side of poncho is knit just like the left side except, work row 15 as, 6 Popcorn stitches, 44 Stockinette stitches and 8 Popcorn stitches. Work the neckline/shoulder from the beginning of the loom, or first 6 sts. Before taking this piece off loom, lay next to Left side to confirm that they are the same length. Adjust if necessary.

Hood: The hood is worked with Popcorn stitch around the face. It will fold back before sewing to poncho. (if desired)
Cast On 32 stitches in Stockinette stitch. Lay anchor yarn.
Work 24 sts in Stockinette, 8 sts in Popcorn across the 32 cast on stitches.
Repeat this row until the piece measures aprox 28” in length.
Bind off of loom and anchor yarn loosely with 2 loop method. (1 thru 1 loops). Set aside for sewing.
Make a drawstring with crochet chain aprox 50”, completed length.

Sewing and Finishing:
The 2 sides of the poncho will be joined so that the neckline is lined up and creates a soft rectangular opening. This is where the hood will be attached. You want to seam the two sides together using matching yarn and the darning needle. You are joining the 6 st edges of the popcorn stitches.
Sew with invisible stitch. Join one seam (back of poncho) from bottom hem to neckline opening (back of neckline). When sewing the front of poncho, leave the top 5-6” open at neckline, and sew from this point to hem. Do some reinforcement stitches at neckline opening.
Your poncho is now in one piece-just need to add the hood. Fold the hood over so that the popcorn edges are together. Seam the back of hood from top to bottom edge. Slip the hood on your head to determine how deep you want it to be as this will help you decide if folding the popcorn edge over is desirable.
The hood is sewn to the poncho by matching the center of hood to center of back at back seam. Match the front edges of the hood to the front top edge of the neckline. Tack these points, and a few others in between. This will keep the hood lined up with the poncho for complete sewing. Sew securely all around the neck opening, so that the hood is now part of the poncho.  Do this using invisible stitch.
Attaching the Crochet Tie: Lay the crochet tie around neckline seam so that the ends are equal length at front of hood. There should be about 12” of crochet tie at each side of hood. Stitch the tie to the neckline seam with matching yarn and secure at each outer front edge of hood.
(Optional)  You may want to knot the ends of tie or sew on a small pompom or bead.  Your poncho is ready to wear.

Matching Fingerless Gloves: These are perfect to add some warmth to the arms without the bulk of full gloves. You can make them as long as desired. Measure from base of fingers to about 3” from elbow. This will bring them right up under the edge of poncho. Our sample makes a glove about 10” around the arm and 12” long. You can adjust these measurements as desired.
Cast on 24 stitches. Work 8 rows in popcorn stitch.
Row 9-54: Work in Stockinette.
Bind off loosely with basic bind off (1 loop over 1).
Sew the seam to close in glove. Start at bind off edge, opposite end from popcorn, and sew aprox 1”. Leave thumb opening 1-1/2”. Sew from thumb opening to top of glove at popcorn edge. Knot securely. Make a 2nd glove.





  • I am using Redheadt worsted weight yarn this has turned out 15 inches widi am trying to block it to 8 any suggestions

  • That comment was for Stitchology above

  • Love the outfit. I hope one day I can make it. I’m just learning. But will give it a try.

  • Beginner beginner! Can any knit stitch be used for the stockinette stitch? Is there any video to go by for this project available for purchase or viewing? I love this poncho!


  • The knit stitch for double knitting stockinette is one. We have some videos in the video section of the website that shows the stockinette in double knit.

  • I want to make the poncho but I only have the AIO, I know that I’ll get a smaller poncho, but I wonder if that could work if I set the wooden spacer in the second configuration.

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Dec 11, 2015

Zippy Lulu Wrap


Loom Knitting Advent, Day 11, brings you a lovely Zippy wrap. Worked with super bulky yarn, the Zippy wrap can be worked in less than 2 days!

Designed by Isela Phelps

Day 11

Knitting loom: (8) Zippy loom, (4) connectors, (4) corners.

Yarn: Approx 320 yds of Super Bulky yarn. Bernat Mega Bulky yarn was used in sample, 5 skeins in Lino color.

Other: One large button, sample shown with a 2″ diameter button.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 4.5 sts x 11 rows=4 inches in stockinette

Size: 28L x 40W inches


K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch






Set up knitting loom to 36 pegs in the round. Knitting loom is set up as the picture below.

Loom set up

Cast on 36 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to the end.

Row 2: p to the end.

Rep Row 1 and Row 2: 15 more times (total of 30 rows).

*Next row: k4, bind off 7 sts, k to the end

Next row: p26, cast on 7 stitches using the half hitch technique, p to the end of row.*

Next row: k to the end.

Next row: p to the end.

Rep last two rows: 19 more times (total of 38 rows).

Rep from* to *

Next row: k to the end.

Next row: p to the end.

Rep last two rows: 15 more times (total of 30 rows).

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

Sew button in place, at the top corner of the right side of the wrap.

Zippy Wrap (2)

Zippy Vest on Loom

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Aug 5, 2013

Patchwork Baby Sweater

Baby Sweater Edited 2
Mitered squares at work once again, this time, they are arranged to make a little baby sweater. The project squares are small, 2.5 square, making them a perfect take-a-long project.

Mitered Square Newborn Baby Sweater

Knitting Loom:  Sock Loom 2, 24 pegs on an adjustable knitting loom layout

Yarn: Approx 460 yards of worsted weight wool blend. Noro Taiyo in color 24was used in sample (2 full skeins and about 20 yards of third skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 small buttons (optional, you can sew the lapel down in place without the buttons).

Size: 3-6 months


k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

k2tog=knit two stitches together

BO=Bind off

INSTRUCTIONSBaby Sweater Edited

Miter Square Instructions

(Make 48). Each square is approx 2.5” square.

Get two stitch markers that are different color. Name one marker A and the other B.

Set your knitting loom to its largest setting. You want your slider all the way down to the edge. Count 12 pegs from the edge of the rail, place stitch Marker A on the peg. Then count 5 pegs from the slider and 7 pegs from the other rail; place stitch Marker B on the last peg on this rail.

Using the Yarn Over cast on, cast on 24 pegs. Start casting on at the peg with Marker B.  (You can use any other cast on that provides a firm foundation. I do not recommend the ewrap cast on).

Working yarn will be located by Marker A.

Row 1: k10, k2tog, k2tog, k10
Row 2 and all even rows (to row 22): p
Row 3: k9, k2tog, k2tog, k9
Row 5: k8, k2tog, k2tog, k8
Row 7: k7, k2tog, k2tog, k7
Row 9: k6, k2tog, k2tog, k6
Row 11: k5, k2tog, k2tog, k5
Row 13: k4, k2tog, k2tog, k4
Row 15: k3, k2tog, k2tog, k3
Row 17: k2, k2tog, k2tog, k2
Row 19: k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1
Row 21: k2tog, k2tog
Row 23: k2tog
BO: Cut working yarn, leaving a 12 inch yarn tail. Ewrap peg with yarn tail, lift the bottom loop off. Then pull the tail through to create the BO.


Block all squares prior to seaming.

Using the garter stitch ridges, seam with the mattress stitch all the squares as shown in the diagram. The red lines show the midline of each of the mitered squares, the black line shows the front of the sweater-do not seam this area, leave it open.

The neckline squares: leave two squares unattached at the back neckline and also unattached to each other at the front of the neck. The squares at this area will be folded down and secured with an accent button so the square folds down at the front neckline.

After seaming the squares to each other. Seam the sides of the sweater closed. Seam the arm sleeve closed. Sew the buttons in place by folding down the front two middle squares, forming a small lapel. Secure the buttons down.

Weave all ends in. Block lightly if necessary.

Need extra help with the squares? We have a video demonstrating a mitered square over 24 pegs.




  • This is something, easy to do…:)

  • You truly expressed that terrifically..
    Truly a lot of superb advice!

  • These are so lovely, Isela! :)

  • I loved making this. I did one in a pink and white and about to start another one in blue. Thanks for sharing. I would love to share picture but not sure how to add it on here.

  • I had tried the mite red square in the a Tunisian stitch. And my hands shakes too much to do it well. But I can always fall back on my loom! I was pleased to see the pattern printed here! I am back in business. I like to be able to do several types of crafts and to mix them if I can. But the miter square was going to be my downfall until I saw it demonstrated! Thank you so much! I can now finish my project that I thought I was going to have to quit! Thanks so much! Patty

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Jun 10, 2013

Spring Blossoms Vest

Spring Blossoms Vest 800

A beginner top worked in stockinette with ribbing at the hem and sleeves.  A modified drop sleeve provides with a nice sleeve fit.

Loom: 28” Knitting Board with Peg Extenders. Loom with 107 (113, 118, 124) pegs in regular gauge is recommended.

Yarn: Approx 750-1000 yards of worsted weight merino wool. Knit Picks Swish Tonal Worsted in Summer Blooms was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, stitch holder (or piece of contrasting color yarn), measuring tape..

Size: 34 (36, 38, 40) inches across chest. Picture shows size 34.

Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (using the knit stitch). It is imperative to get the stitch gauge accurate, row gauge can be different as you can work more/less rows to achieve the desired length.

This vest is intended to have a loose fit for a more fitted fit, go down a size.






BO=Basic Bind Off

YO=Yarn over (ewrap peg)

BackSpringBlossoms Schematic

Using the crochet cast on, cast on 95 (100, 105, 111) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-21: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.  

Row 22: Increasing row for the body.

Size 34:  [k8, yo on peg 8]11x. k7, yo on last peg. (Each YO is a new stitch). (107 total stitches)

Size 36: [k7, yo on peg 7]14x, yo on last peg. (113 total stitches)

Size 38: k5, yo on last peg. [k8, yo on last peg]11x. [k7, yo on last peg]. K5 (118 total stitches)

Size 40: [k8, yo on last peg]13x, k7 (124 total stitches)

Row 23: k to the end of the row. (107 (113, 118, 124) total stitches): see note below:

Note: Treat the YO as separate stitches— Example for smallest size: *k7, remove the YO from peg 8, hold the YO with a separate knitting tool, knit the stitch on peg 8, push this loop down to the base of the peg. Place the YO back on peg 8, knit the YO (do not knit the loop that is at the base); rep from * to the end.

Continue working in stockinette stitch until piece meas 14.5 (15, 15, 15.5) inches.

Underarm Shaping

Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 24 (24.5, 25, 26) inches from cast on edge.

Bind off 26 (28, 29, 28) shoulder sts. Bind off 45 (47, 50, 52 )back neck sts. Bind off 26 (28, 29, 28) shoulder sts.

Weave in all ends. Block.


Work as for back, including all shaping, and, at the same time when piece measures 20.5 (20.5, 21, 21.5)” Begin Neck ShapingSpring Blossoms Vest 600

Work to center 23 (23, 24, 26) sts, attach another ball of yarn, bind off center 23 (23, 24, 26) sts, k to the end to complete row.

Work both sides at once.

Dec 1 st at each neck edge, every other row 11x (12x,  13x, 13x). Continue in stockinette stitch until piece meas 24 (24.5, 25, 26)”.  (To decrease, simply remove the loop from the last peg and place it on top of its neighbor peg, when you work the peg with the two loops, treat both loops as one).


Weave in all ends. Block.

Armhole Edging
(make 2)

Crochet cast on 114 (114, 120, 130)sts, prepare to work a flat panel.  

Rows 1-12: Work in *k1, p1, ribbing. (Approx. 1.5 inches)

Bind off loosely.

Neck Edging

Crochet cast on,  110 (122, 132, 136) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Rows 1-6: Work in *k1, p1, ribbing. (Approx. 1 inch)

Bind off loosely.


Seam front to back. Seam each shoulder.

Seam Armhole bands to armhole openings (hiding the seam under the arm).

Seam Neckline band to neckline opening (hiding the seam at the back of the neck).Spring Blossoms Vest 5 600


TIP: If the Cast On edges look too loose, try using a crochet hook to make the cast on edges look tighter/neater.



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  • Does anyone have a basic pullover long sleeve sweater pattern for the 28″ knitting loom?

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Jun 3, 2013

Summer Breeze

greentop5_sm A beginner top, worked in stockinette with a small touch of texture at the hems. Simple shaping makes this top a breeze to knit. The crochet chain at the edge of the sleeve cap gives the top a special gathered look without the effort of creating pleats.

Loom: 28” Knitting Board with Peg Extenders. Loom with 97 (107, 117, 127) pegs in regular gauge is recommended. .

Yarn: Approx 700-900 yards of worsted weight cotton blend. Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Peapod was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook size I, stitch holder (or piece of contrasting color yarn), measuring tape, 4 stitch coiless markers.

Size: 34 (36, 38, 40) inches across chest. Picture shows size 34.

Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (using the knit stitch). It is imperative to get the stitch gauge accurate, rows gauge can be different as you can work more/less rows to achieve the desired length.

This top is intended to have a loose fit.


K=knit stitch    P=purl stitch  Rep=repeat  Rem=remain  st=stitch  BBO=Basic Bind off

k2tog=a decrease where you knit two stitches together. Loops from two pegs are placed on one peg and worked together as one peg. greentop4sm



Cable cast on 97 (107, 117, 127) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

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

Row 2: *p1, k1: rep from * to last st, p1.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2: 8x (16 rows total from cast on edge).

Row 17: k to the end of the row.

Rep Row 17 until panel measures: 24 (25, 26, 27 (or desired torso length)) inches from cast on edge.

BBO. Weave ends in. Block.


Work as for Back until panel has: 34 (36, 42, 48) rows less than for Back.

Next row: k40 (45, 50, 55), BBO 17, k40 (45, 50, 55). Place the first 40 (45, 50, 55) sts on a stitch holder.

Working on only 40 (45, 50, 55) sts from this point forward to shape the neckline.

Neckline Shaping

Next row: k40 (k45, k50, k55)

*Next row: k2, k2tog, k to the end of row.

Next row: k*

Rep from * to * until only 24 (28, 30, 32) sts rem.

Next row: k


Place the stitches from stitch holder back on knitting loom. Join yarn at peg 1 (at first outer stitch, opposite the inside bind off).

Follow same instructions as for the other side.

BBO. Weave ends in. Block Front.

Shoulder Bands
(make 2)

Cable cast on 97 (97, 103, 103), prepare to work a flat panel.

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

Row 2: *p1, k1: rep from * to last st, p1.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2: 8x (16 rows total from cast on edge).

BBO. Weave end ins. Block.

Crochet Chain for Sleeves
(make 2)

Using crochet hook, create a crochet chain that is 16 (18, 20, 22) inches long.


At the Back, place a a coiless stitch marker at 9 ¾ (9 ¾ , 10 ¾ , 10 ¾ ) inches from the shoulder top on each side of the top. Repeat with the Front. Stitch markers on Back should line up with the Front stitch markers.

Seam the shoulders using an invisible horizontal seaming method.

Seam the Back to the Front at the sides using the mattress stitch, stop when you reach the coiless stitch markers.

Seam the Sleeve bands to the armhole openings using the invisible vertical to horizontal seaming method.

Using the tapestry needle, pass the crochet chain through the edge of the Sleeve Bands, be sure to line up the ends of the chain so they are at the top of the shoulder.

SarahAnn schematic

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