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Nov 16, 2013

Pony Tail Hole Video

Pony Tail Hole video

I have received a few emails asking me to create a video on creating the pony tail hole for the Pony Tail Hat. Here is a short video demonstrating how I create this opening.

Enjoy!

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Oct 24, 2013

Mitered Square How-to

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Jul 8, 2013

Loom a Hat on the AIO (Updated)

AllnOneHat smallerAll-n-One Knitting Loom Hat Numbers

The table provided has 3 different numbers, one for DK weight yarn and the other two with worsted weight yarn. I have gotten two different gauges with the worsted weight yarn. I have gotten 4.5 and 4 stitches to the inch. I provided a table with both gauges. All the hat numbers have a 15% negative ease already built in. For example, the adult male hat, with 84 pegs at a gauge of 4.5 stitches will yield a tube that is about 18.6 inches. We want a hat to fit snugly, approximately about 10-15%, with a 15% negative ease, this hat will fit a circumference up to 21.4 inches. All the peg numbers provided have also been rounded to a multiple of 4, if you do not need a multiple of 4, deduct or add 2 pegs.

Hat shown in the picture on the right is a DK weight hat using 84 pegs.

This table was updated on 7/8/13 to include DK weight numbers and Fingering (Sock weight yarn) numbers. I test knitted on the loom using Fingering Weight yarn and was able to get a nice fabric at a gauge of 7 sts to the inch.

NOTE: the recommended peg numbers are suggested when using the KNIT STITCH, not the ewrap. If you want to do the ewrap stitch, knit a swatch and find out your gauge and then calculate how many pegs to use.
Tip: if you using the ewrap, typically you will go down a size from what the chart indicates. Example: women’s in a knit stitch/flat stitch with worsted weight yarn, it recommends 76. If I am using the ewrap, I would do 68 or even 64 (if the head is in the smaller size)

Suggested Numbers for AIO Hats

19 Comments

  • Awesome!

  • I have a problem with this chart are you making a panel or knitting in the round ?? if so in the round you would make a baby premie hat to fit an adult i uses the all-in-one loom with 34 pegs and made a nice size premie hat. has anyone made a premie hat using 72 pegs and had it fit??????? I also make baby hats using the blue plastic ring of 24 pegs.

    Help!!!!!! has anyone made a baby sweater on the all-in-one loom. and can anyone tell me the convergen using the plastic loom patterns on the all-in-one loom?

  • Jewel,
    The peg number provided go with the gauge that I received when I was test knitting. The 72 pegs is if you are using really, really thin yarn, fingering weight–such as lace yarn or sock yarn. The table provides the gauge that we are “assuming” for each of the sizes. Hope this helps.

  • not really as i used yarn fingering weight yarn and if i wrapped 72 pegs the hat would fit me (adult) how do you find the gauge and so you make a single row hat or do you go in a circle???

  • it sounds like you are making a panel and not a circle as i did with both the all-in-one loom and the little blue round plastic loom. I am trying to learn to make baby out fits and such with the loom as i am not very good with knitting needles. hope you can help me with this.

  • With these, I was making a circle. I did a test swatch with fingering weight yarn and my swatch gave the the gauge of 7 sts per inch. Of course, my little hat will be a tube that is about 10 inches in circumference, so it will fit a head that would be anywhere from 10-13 inches in circumference.

    To find the gauge: knit a panel that is at least 4 inches wide by 4 inches tall. Then flatten it out on a flat surface, place a ruler on top of it, then count the number of stitches you get in a inch, then count how many rows you get in an inch.

  • thanks that helps but you have 128 pegs for adult male but the all-in-one loom has only 107 pegs how would you make a hat like that with less pegs???? or do you use only worsted weight for adult and children’s hats ???

  • Thanks for this. Do you maybe have this for the sock loom( KB SOCK LOOM Adjustable)?

  • Is it not recommended that you use a bulky yarn? Or did you just not figure out the peg counts for it? I’m wanting to use a bulkier yarn on the AIO and I’m not having any luck figuring out how many pegs for a newborn hat

  • I am so-o pleased to have found your chart to give me something to work from. I am still waiting for Amazon to deliver my AIO loom so have been searching the web to find as many patterns as possible but needed the confidence that experience would give me. Your patterns, chart and `goodknitkisses` have given me a good grounding, now with your chart I feel I will have that confidence to start looming.
    Thank you.

  • Is this chart using a flat knit stitch? I would imagine if using an ewrap or twisted stockinette not as many pegs would be needed?

  • Yes, you are correct. It is using a knit stitch. You would need less pegs if you are using the ewrap stitch.

  • Can you make the last minute slouchy hat if you make the hat smaller since it is to big for me.
    thank you Judy

  • I need to know how to wrap a rec one? want to make a shawl or afghan I cant find instructions… thank you for any help you can give me

  • What is a “rec one”

  • Yes, simply use a stitch peg multiple that will accommodate the stitch pattern.

  • True Knit stitch. Yes, if you use the ewrap stitch, you will need less pegs to create the same width. If you use the same amount of pegs and the ewrap it will be wider.

  • It is not recommended for bulky yarn. The pegs are too closed together.

  • Thank you so much for this post, I bought the AIO because it was reccommended to use with your babies and toddlers book, and I’m making a hat on it because my other baby sized looms won’t do what I want to do. I look forward to making many of your patterns on it!

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Jul 3, 2013

Miter Squares Videos

Hi guys,

Here is the videos demonstrating how to complete the miter square. Again, there are two ways on how to do them, in this video I am showing how to complete a miter square from the outside in.

Enjoy!

 

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  • Thanks for posting this. I needed to do this to finish a project and I won’t have to devise it for myself. I love your practical suggestions!

  • how do you make a square from the inside out.
    thank you Judy

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Jul 3, 2013

How Many Pegs for a Sock?

One of the most regular questions we receive is how many pegs do I cast on for my foot? Here is a handy little table that has some numbers that may help you.

You must first find the following:

1. The circumference around the ball of the foot.

2. Find your gauge by working a swatch in the round with the yarn you will be using, the loom you will be using and the stitch you will be using.

Once you have the above, find the closest match to the table below.

KB Sock Loom 2 Peg Numbers

 

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Jul 2, 2013

Miter Squares

I have always found them fascinating, especially when they are put together in a blanket configuration. I am currently working on a miter blanket and I wanted to show you all how to create this awesome squares. Miter Square

What you will need:

Loom: Sock Loom 2. You can also use the AIO loom.

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn, approx 20-30 yards.

Notions: Knitting tool, 2 stitch markers of different color

INSTRUCTIONS

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 6 inch tail. Ewrap peg with yarn tail, lift the bottom loop off. Then pull the tail through to create the BO.

Video coming soon!

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  • This is really nice! I am a hand knitter and I have a bad thumb now and I always wanted to knit these but have not been able to do it. I’m going to try this. I’m wondering if you can “join as you go”?

  • Could instructions for the Yarn-Over Cast-On shown by Isela Phelps in her video of the Magic Mitered Squares be added to the How-To Basics instructions? I really like this cast-on, and would like to submit some patterns here using it, but I don’t want to explain it in every pattern.

    lmk

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Jun 19, 2013

How Much Yarn Needed?

Ever wondered how much yarn you need for a project? Yes, I have wondered too and sometimes I sit down and have to figure out how much I need and then I go and buy what I need plus a little more.

I came across this table from Lion Brand and I am tickled pink! I hope you find it useful as much as I did. Bookmark it for future projects :). It has approximations for all sorts of projects, from scarves for babies  to afghans.

Enjoy!

 

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  • Thanks for this link. It is a real time saver.

    If you follow the link, you can download a PDF, which will open in iBooks on iPhones and iPads. It is great to have this on my iPad to refer to when I need it. Pieces of paper are so easy to lose.

    lmk

  • Where is the web site?

  • Hi I only just had my sock loom finding it different to my matha Stewart loom .but thought I would give useful tip cut. Up jumbo drinking straws as thick as you like they slip over. The pegs so serve as stitch markers so cheap and colors as well
    Hope this helps jann

  • The (red) word “table” in the second paragraph above is a hyperlink to this website.

    http://www.lionbrand.com/faq/96.html

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May 22, 2013

Ripping/Frogging

It is sad when we have to unravel a big chunk of our knitting. First, it means we made a mistake, second, it means that all that time we put into it is now wasted. But it is best to unravel it and do it all over than to keep going and have it bug you when you are wearing the item.

Today, we will tackle: Unraveling your knitting-get it done efficiently, without losing stitches or the entire project.

First, locate the row that is directly below the error.

Second, grab a piece of contrasting color yarn or a circular knitting needle that is about a size 3 or 4 and about 24 inches in length.

Here is the process:

Now that you have located the row, slide the contrasting color yarn/or needle into each of the V shaped stitches, passing it through one of the legs made by the V of the stitch.

Next, pop the stitches off the knitting loom and unravel the knitting. It will stop unraveling when you reach the contrasting color yarn/knitting needle.

Next, place each stitch that you have on the contrasting color yarn/knitting needle, back on the pegs. You should have the same amount of stitches as what you started off with.

Many knitters call the term of unraveling stitches FROGGING, as you “rip it, rip it, rip it” each of the stitches.

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  • I am so excited about the new Loom and books! Congrats Pat!!!

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May 17, 2013

Basic BO and Elastic BO

Loomy Knowledge:

Basic Bind Off
Step 1: Knit peg 1.
Step 2: Knit peg 2.
Step 3: Move loop from peg 2 to peg 1. Lift the bottom loop off the peg.
Step 4: Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2. Peg 2 is now your new peg 1.
Repeat steps 1-4.

Elastic Bind off Method also known as the Yarn Over Bind Off
Done with e-wrap, not the knit stitch. The ewrap is what provides the extra yarn for the elasticity.

KO=Knit off, the process of lifting the bottommost loop up and off the peg.
Step 1: Ewrap peg 1 and KO.
Step 2: Ewrap peg 2 and KO.
Step 3: Move loop from peg 2 to peg 1. KO. Ewrap peg 1. KO.
Step 4: Move loop from peg 1 to empty peg 2. Peg 2 becomes peg 1.
Rep steps 1-4, until all the stitches have been removed from the loom.

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Mar 7, 2013

Crown Stitch

I love playing around with my knitting looms. I have had my eye on this specific stitch for awhile but I just couldn’t wrap my mind around it. I knew it was totally possible but didn’t know how to go about it. I sat down and after a Crown Sttich few failed attempts and much fighting with my knitting loom, I came out victorious! The knitting loom doesn’t know yet that I have a “no quit” policy, hahaha!

I present to you, the Crown Stitch. A lot of my friends are calling it the “broom stitch” from crochet. Since you already know that I know nothing about crochet, I’ll take your word for it ;).

Ready? Here is a playlist on how to do the Crown Stitch. It is two videos. The most important part is at the end of Video 1 and the entire Video 2.

Written Instructions

Crown stitch

(Multiple of 5 stitches)

Row 1: k
Row 2: p
Row 3: k
Row 4: p
Row 5: k1, *k1, ewrap peg 3 times; rep from * to the peg before last, k1
Row 6: *Work on 5 pegs at a time, drop the loops on the first 5 pegs ( peg 1 and last peg only have 1 loop on it). Elongate these wraps. Move all the wraps to peg 1, then from peg 1 to peg 2. Elongate the wraps over 4 pegs (from peg 2 to peg 5). You will now work and create 5 stitches on these elongated wraps as follows: k1, [p1, k1]twice; rep from * to the end.
Row 7: knit
Row 8: purl.

Rep these 8 rows.

Enjoy!!!

2 Comments

  • I like your knitting loom patterns and stitches, videos it makes it a fun experience
    to use the knitting looms.

  • Wonderingbifvanyone could explain the brioch stitch on a board. Please.

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Feb 27, 2013

Headband LAL-Complete mini-video playlist

Hey friends,

The entire playlist has been uploaded and is ready for you.  Enjoy!

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Feb 12, 2013

Headband Pattern Video LAL 1 and 2

Help to the rescue!!!

After 6 hours, the videos have finally finished uploading! Yay! We have two parts ready for you. Part 1 covers til row 8. Part 2 covers til row 12. These two parts have you covered for the increases portion of the headband. If you have any questions, comments, hit me up below in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them within 48 hours.

6 Comments

  • Are written instructions forthcoming?

  • I am so new I just received my loom today! But I am very confused. If you use the e cast on, can you go back a forth? Or do you always need to knit in the round? I have watched several videos for casting on, I favor the figure 8 cast on-but there isn’t any information as to what I would do after casting on, do I continue doing the figure 8 or the every other wrap. I was wondering if you could also recommend a good starter book. I am a very experienced knitter but my hands need a break. I also prefer to knit with fingering yarn, but trying it in my 28″ board gave me awful results.

    Thank you for your help
    Mindy

  • Linda, the written instructions are in the blog post below/previous to this one.

  • I am somehow missing the decreases??

  • I’m not getting the part 3 video, it plays 1 & 2 then skips to 4!

  • Isela I love your design but I am a little knew at this cut you possibly make a video to show us hit

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Sep 14, 2012

Mittens, thumbs, oh dear! Final part

How are you all my dear loomies! Almost done with those mittens? Ready to tackle the thumb!

Here goes nothing. You have at this point lovely mitten with a big hole on one side. You have two options, leave it as a hole or knit a little more and have a complete mitten, hopefully you will choose the latter.

If you are ready to start with your thumb, then lets get started :).

Thumb Instructions:

PU=pick up
WY=Working yarn

Set your loom to a 18 peg configuration.
PU 7 sts from the stitch holder and place them on the loom.
PU 2 sts from the side of the thumb hole, PU 7 sts from the mitten (the 7 pegs that you casted on, place those loops on the pegs), PU 2 sts from the other side of the thumb hole. 18 sts on the loom.

Rnd 1-14: Join WY to first peg. k to the end of rnd.
Optional (if you want to taper the end of the thumb, if not, skip this round): Rnd 16: k8, k2tog, k8, k2tog.
Rnd 17-18: k
GBO

Now, you may be asking yourself how did she get the yarn to match. If you are using self-striping yarn, you are going to have to unravel the yarn until you get to the same spot of dye color as in your first mitten, the thumb was pure luck that I ended up with the same type of color change as the body of the mitten–the stars were aligned.

Have fun knitting your mitts!!!

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  • J’ adore…magnifique les travaillers.
    Je suis brasilienne, adorée travaille manualles.

  • Re: Mittens, thumbs, oh dear!
    Hello
    Do you have this pattern in a child’s size?? 5- 8 yrs.
    Thank you B.

  • LOVE it no sewing, Does this pattern come in child’s size 5- 8 yrs. and men’s?? Please add that too.

  • I found this to fit my grandsons 5, 6 yrs. for me I added 4 more sts. 36sts.

  • I need help. I have a great pattern (or so I thought) for my knitting board. It calls for a slip stitch a number of times and I can not figure out how do do one. I thought it was a form of decreasing, but when I apply that principle the pattern does not work!! Many thanks for any help

  • It simply means to skip the peg. Usually with the yarn towards the back of the peg.

  • will you post the pattern or how many pegs we need for different sizes of mitts to make

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Sep 11, 2012

Mittens, thumbs, oh dear!

Mittens and gloves are next in the list of my favorites, socks being the first ones. Mittens are just like socks, except you wear them on your hands :). They are small enough to carry around and yet you can use intricate designs on them to keep your mind excited.

Just like socks have the challenge of a heel, mittens and gloves have the challenge of a thumb! How do we create a thumb opening or the thumb for that matter. In the next two postings, I am going to show you how to create the opening for the thumb and then how to create the thumb for the mittens.

For our pattern, I used my basic mitten pattern.

Loom: AIO

Yarn: Knit Picks Chroma, worsted  (one of my favorite yarns!)

Notions: knitting tool, stitch holder, tapestry needle

Size: Adult women (small hands).

Abbreviations:

rnd=round

k=knit stitch or flat stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BO=Bind off

GBO=Gather Bind off

DIRECTIONS

CO 32 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-14: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 15-33: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 34: Remove the first 7 sts to a stitch holder (see video). Cut yarn coming from the last peg, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join yarn to peg 8. K from peg 8 to the end of rnd.

Rnd 35: With yarn coming from the last peg (peg 32),CO 7 sts ( e-wrap the first 7 pegs (see video)), k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 36-72: k to the end of rnd.

GBO.

THUMB DIRECTIONS

Check back later in the week for how to do the thumb :)

Check out the video on creating the thumb opening.

10 Comments

  • Thanks so much for all the videos, Isela. You rock!

  • Are these adult or child size?

  • Is this sock weight yarn or Chroma worsted weight?

  • Worsted weight.

  • Adult women, smallish hands, about 7.5 inches around the widest part of the hand.

  • Hello
    This is a fanastic pattern, no sewing seams etc.
    Would you please do the same pattern but in child’s size 5- 8 yrs.??
    and for men??. How many stitches do you allow for a child’s mitten? How many for men? Please email the amount needed or the patterns.
    Thank you B.

  • Re: Mittens, thumbs, oh dear!
    Hello
    Do you have this pattern in a child’s size?? 5- 8 yrs.
    Thank you B.

  • Re: Free Pattern: Mittens, thumbs, oh dear!
    Hello
    Did you do the whole mitten pattern in the Flat Stitch?? Thank you B.

  • I used the knit stitch. Flat stitch is too tight for me.

  • do you have a pattern using all different sizes and how may pegs we cast on

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Aug 21, 2012

Q & A: What does yarn weight mean?

Q: I am new to knitting and to the fiber arts in general. I don’t know how to read patterns and I am trying to get used to a lot of the terminology. I see yarn weight a lot. What does it mean?

A: In the simplest terms, yarn weight translates into yarn thickness, the circumference around the strand of yarn. There are about 6 yarn thicknesses currently in the market. The Craft Yarn Council of America has given them numbers from 1-6. At the lowest range, we have the thinnest yarn, at the opposite spectrum we have the thickest, at number 6.

How about if you don’t have the yarn weight called for in your pattern? No worries, you may be able to substitute with a different thickness of yarn. BUT, be sure to work a swatch and be sure to obtain the correct gauge.

Here is a quick substitution yarn guide:

2 strands of fingering=1 strand of sport weight yarn

2 strands of sports=1 strand of worsted

2 strands of worsted=1 strand of bulky

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Aug 20, 2012

Q & A: Number of pegs to use for a sock heel

We have gotten a few questions in the past few days. One of them has to do with socks and sock heel numbers.

How many stitches do I use on to create the heel of a 50 peg sock?

We first are going to divide the total number of pegs used by 1/2. 50/2=25

Second, from that 1/2, we are going to short-row until 1/3 of that number remains. The number is not exact, it can be rounded up or down. 25/3=8.33. I would short row, until there are 8 pegs wrapped at each side and then the center 9 are unworked. It should be 8 wrapped, 9 unwrapped, 8 wrapped.

General formula:

x=number of total pegs used in the sock

z=round up or down to obtain the wrapped number of pegs.

Proceed as follows:

x divided by 2=y

y divided by 1/3=z

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  • I have just bought a sock loom and excitedly tried it out. It is now in the cupboard and I doubt I will be using it again. The stitches were tight and as I have arthritis? I had all sorts of problems getting the stitches off the pegs. The tool supplied was hard to manage and I was and am very dissapointed I wasted the money I paid for it. I have no trouble knitting gloves (with needles) and they are fiddly but socks have always eluded me. I followed the instructions again and again but my knitting was always the same. I envy you all who have one and can use it with ease. If anyone would like mine I will send it to you, it may get some use that way.
    Hln

  • I am right with you, Helen. Maybe 3 hours isn’t long enough to learn to cast on. I tried and tried and cried and cried. I couldn’t get past the part where you pull the stitches up after the first 6 or 7 it was just too tight and they wouldnt pull up. And I have searched this site and other to try to figure out what they are counting as cast on stitches since you go around with the “e stitch” twice and then pill up the stitch how many is that one per peg, 3 per peg. I can’t figure this out. maybe I am too stupid to knit and I will just stick to sewing

  • Oh dear ladies! The sock loom and sock yarns ARE slightly more difficult than other looms – I attribute it to the skinny metal pins and the bulky wood.

    You can knit socks on the blue Knifty Knitter loom! They will be thicker (though that could also be attributed to the fact I used Worsted Weight), so you’ll have more of a slipper sock, but you WILL have socks!

    Brienna – You wrap the yarn around 1 time, then go around again, so you have 2 wraps on every peg. Now you will pull the bottom loop over the top on each peg, so there’s only 1 again. Now you wrap the yarn around so there are 2 again, then repeat. You CAN make multiple wraps, which will make a tighter weave. In THAT case, you would pull the the bottom loop over the others, then the next one over, until there was 1 loop again.

    Perhaps, too, you are wrapping too tightly? I wish I could see what you are doing so I could offer better advice, but I hope what I said above makes some sense?

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Jul 20, 2012

Increases Mini-Series: Make 1 (M1)

M1=Make 1

Make 1 is an increase that is worked into the horizontal strand of yarn running between two stitches. There are two types of Make 1’s, a left twist  M1L and a right twist M1R. Some patterns do not specify which type of Make 1 to use, whenever the pattern doesn’t specify, it is safe to use the M1L.

M1L=Make 1 left. Twist the horizontal strand of yarn CLOCKWISE.

M1R=Make 1 right. Twist the horizontal strand of yarn COUNTERCLOCKWISE.

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  • Isela,
    Thanks so much for doing the mini-series on increase. I know this will help a lot of the knitters, including myself. I know them all in needle knitting just wasn’t sure on the loom. Thanks again for all your wonderful help!!! Any new races coming up?

  • Using 50 pegs. How do I get 2/3rds out of the 25 for the heel/toe?

  • Hello,

    How do I M5 on same stitch? The stitch guide says M5 (make): (k1,YO, K1, YO, K1) in same st: 5 sts in one made.

    The pattern calls for the following.

    row 1: K1; *P5tog, M5 in next st; rep from * to last st, K1.

    This is really confusing. Please help me understand how to do this.

    Thanks,
    Melitza

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Jul 18, 2012

Increases Mini-Series: knit 1 front and back (k1f&b)

Knit 1 front and back (k1f&b)

It is one of the most commonly used increases. It is a visible increase as it creates a horizontal bar wherever you create the increase.  Also known as the bar increase because of the horizontal bar it creates.  To create this increase, you will need an empty peg to the right of the peg where you want the increase. Name the pegs as follows: Peg A (peg with loop on it) and Peg B (empty peg).

Step 1: Knit the stitch as usual on Peg A. Instead of popping the loop off the peg as you normally would when creating a knit stitch, place the newly formed loop on the adjacent empty peg (Peg B), leaving the original loop on Peg A and the new loop on Peg B.

Step 2: Wrap Peg A counterclockwise. Lift the bottom loop off the peg, leaving one loop on the peg.

Continue working the row.

Here is a visual for your convenience.

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  • Hi Isela,

    Could you tell me, on what type of project would this be used ? What purpose does this have? thx
    Congrats on joining the Knitting Board site.! :)

  • I have looked at looms and plan on purchasing one this weekend,is it as easy as you make it seem? I knitted years ago when in school,but that is all,I needle tatt and sew and always looking at new ways to make items.I have MS and want to keep going by making beautiful items as a type of therapy,any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Jul 11, 2012

Felted Slippers Q&A

Question: How do you do the k2tog?

Answer:

There are various ways that you can do this, my preferred method and in my  head the easiest.

Step 1: Take all the stitches off the loom and transfer them to a piece of scrap yarn.

Step 2: Put the loops back on the pegs as follows: 2 loops per peg, except for in the second decrease, you will have the last peg with only 1 loop.

Now, go ahead and knit the pegs.

Hope this helps.

 

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Jul 6, 2012

Increases Mini-Series: Yarn Over (YO)

Yarn Over, abbreviated as YO. In needle knit patterns, it can also be referred as yarn around needle (YRN), yarn forward (YF), and wool around/over needle  (YON). This type of increase creates a small hole in the knitting, within the row where you create the increase.

To create the YO, simply e-wrap the peg counterclockwise.

Working with YOs: When a pattern calls for a YO within the knitted fabric, we are going to need to move the stitches outwards to create an empty peg where we want the YO located. In the video shown, I demonstrate how to increase within the fabric. There are two methods: First method: move the stitches out to create the empty space then knit the stitches and e-wrap the empty peg. Second method and my preferred method when only increasing one stitch is to knit the stitches and move them to their new peg after I have knitted them (as shown in the video). When the pattern calls for a YO at the beginning of a row, it is quite simple, just e-wrap the next adjacent empty peg to the first/last peg of the fabric.

 

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  • Hello,
    I am going to try making making my first pair of socks on the sock loom. I would appreciate help with understanding “Join to form a round”. Do I connect the stitches on the pegs with a special stitch or how do I do so? Thank you for help from a new loom knitter.

  • Marilyn, you connect them in various forms, the easiest method is to simply interchange the loop from the last peg with the loop from the first peg.

  • To join in the round is a simple way to say that we will be knitting around the knitting loom and not a flat panel. One easy way to join in the round is to take the yarn coming from the last peg to the front of the first peg and continue wrapping the loom around and around. Another method is to interchange the last loop on the last peg with the loop from the first peg. Hope this helps.

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