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Jan 8, 2017

Snowman Slipper Socks (for 18” dolls)

Whimsical Loom Knits – January 2017   Designed by Jenny Stark

The air is super frosty in this part of the world.  Surprise your favorite doll collector with some whimsical snowman slipper socks to keep their dolly’s toes warm and cozy.

Knitting Loom: KB Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Small amounts of worsted weight yarn in two different colors.  Samples include Red Heart Super Saver in Artists Print (CC) and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in White (MC).

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, needle and thread (for embellishments).

Embellishments: 4 black 7mm buttons, 2 orange 7mm buttons, small amount of black yarn for stitching mouths.

Gauge: 11 stitches & 18 rows = 2″ in stockinette stitch.

Finished Size: Fits 18″ dolls.

Special Techniques:

Wrap & Turn (W&T):  Lift stitch(es) on peg.  Wrap working yarn around the peg.  Replace held stitch(es) on to peg above the wrap just created.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

Instructions

Using CC, Cast on 20 stitches. Join to work in the round.

Cuff: Rounds 1-4:  K2, P2 to end of round.  Cut CC.

Leg: With White (MC),  knit 4 rounds.

Short row shaping: Continue working with White (MC).

Knit pegs 1-9.  W&T on 10.

Knit pegs 9-2.  W&T on 1.

Knit pegs 2-8.  W&T on 9.

Knit pegs 8-3.  W&T on 2.

Knit pegs 3-7.  W&T on 8.

Knit pegs 7-4.  W&T on 3.

Knit pegs 4-8.  W&T on 9.

Knit pegs 8-3.  W&T on 2.

Knit pegs 3-9.  W&T on 10.

Knit pegs 9-2.  W&T on 1.

Knit pegs 2–20.

Knit pegs 1-20.

Foot: Continuing with White (MC), knit 14 more rounds.

Remove from the loom using the gathered removal method.

Weave in all ends.

Finishing: Create ‘eyes’ by stitching two black buttons on each slipper sock.

Make a ‘carrot nose’ by stitching an orange button on each slipper sock.

Create a ‘mouth’ on each slipper sock using the black yarn.

Weave in any remaining threads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing you much luck and happiness in 2017!

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2 Comments

  • Those are so cute. Got to make some

  • These are so cute. My granddaughter just got an American Doll for Christmas, she is also learning to loom. We are going to have some fun making these.

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Dec 12, 2016

Miniature Christmas Sock

Whimsical Loom Knits – December 2016

Designed by Jenny Stark

We Need a Little Christmas by Johnny Mathis has been on my mind today.  I hope this little project will bring a little holiday happiness to you.  Knit a little Christmas spirit with this cheery little sock and place it in your tree.  Or, fill it with a little present and gift a little Christmas to someone dear to you.

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Knitting Loom: KB Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Small amounts of worsted weight yarn in holiday colors.  Sample includes Vanna’s Choice in Cranberry, White, and Olive.

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle.

Gauge: Not critical for this project.

Finished Size: Approximately 2.5″ wide by 4.5″ long

 

Special Techniques:

Wrap & Turn (W&T):  Lift stitch(es) on peg.  Wrap working yarn around the peg.  Replace held stitch(es) on to peg above the wrap just created.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

Basic Graft Cast Off:  See this tutorial.

Instructions

Using Cranberry, Cast on 24 pegs.

Cuff:

Rounds 1-6:  K2, P2 to end of round.

Leg:

Drop Cranberry to center of loom.  With White,  knit 4 rounds.

Drop White to center of loom.  With Olive, knit 6 rounds.

Drop Olive to center of loom.  Pick up Cranberry.  Knit 1 round.

Short row shaping:

Continue working with Cranberry.

Knit pegs 1-11.  W&T on 12.

Knit pegs 11-2.  W&T on 1.

Knit pegs 2-10.  W&T on 11.

Knit pegs 10-3.  W&T on 2.

Knit pegs 3-9.  W&T on 10.

Knit pegs 9-4.  W&T on 3.

Knit pegs 4-8.  W&T on 9.

Knit pegs 8-5.  W&T on 4.

Knit pegs 5-9.  W&T on 10.

Knit pegs 9-4.  W&T on 3.

Knit pegs 4-1o.  W&T on 11.

Knit pegs 10-3.  W&T on 2.

Knit pegs 3-11.  W&T on 12.

Knit pegs 11–2.  W&T on 1.

Knit pegs 2–24.

Foot:

Continuing with Cranberry, knit 4 more rounds.

Drop Cranberry to center of loom.  With White, knit 4 rounds.

Cut White, leaving a long enough tail for weaving in.  With Olive, knit 6 rounds.

Cut Olive, leaving a long enough tail for weaving in.

With Cranberry, knit 1 round.

Repeat short row shaping section.

Knit 1 more round with Cranberry.

Remove from the loom using the basic graft cast off.

eta – Weave in all ends.  Add an ornament hanger, if desired.

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Wishing you much joy and happiness this Holiday Season!

 

 

4 Comments

  • This is truly adorable, Jenny! :D Puts me in a very festive mood!

  • how do you unknit a row of stitches?

  • Thank you Bethany :)

  • Hi Maureen,

    I found a video tutorial that should be helpful to you. You can find it here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng3_yW33m1c

    I hope that helps. Have a great weekend!

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Nov 14, 2016

Simple Shrug for 18″ Dolls

Whimsical Loom Knits – November 2016

Designed by Jenny Stark

You can quickly create this project for your favorite little 18″ doll fan.  Your little doll lover will have so much fun keeping their dollies warm with this soft, snuggly shrug.

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Knitting Loom: 32 peg loom

Yarn: Use a fuzzy/fluffy bulky yarn.  Suggested yarns include:  Mohair Metallic by Buttercream Luxe Craft or Mohair Mountain by Universal Yarn.

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, tape measure.

Gauge: Not critical for this project.

Techniques

Duplicate Zigzag Stitch:  The Duplicate Zigzag Stitch (DZ st) is worked on both sides of the knitting board/loom.  The wraps will travel at a slight slant.  In this stitch pattern, one peg at the beginning of each row will serve as a sort of turning peg and will not be wrapped.  When working from left to right, the turning peg is the first peg on the lower board.  When working from right to left, the turning peg is the last wrapped peg on the upper board.

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

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

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

 

Instructions

Use a fuzzy/fluffy bulky yarn in the color of your choice.  Leave a long yarn tail.  Using the figure 8 cast on method, cast on 14 pairs of pegs:

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Double knit using the duplicate zigzag stitch until you have a panel measuring 16″ in length.

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Bind off.  Leave a long yarn tail.

Fold one end of the panel over.

Create a sleeve:  Use the long yarn tail to sew the two edges together, making a seam measuring 3.5″ in length.  Weave in the yarn end.

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Repeat this process on the other end of the panel, creating the second sleeve.  Weave in the yarn end.

Slip the shrug onto an 18″ doll and you’re all done with your super simple snuggly shrug <3

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2 Comments

  • This is so cute!!! I love the hat, too!! Is there a pattern for that, too?

  • Thank you Catherine. I am so glad you like it. I don’t have a pattern for the hat at this time, but I will work on one and let you know when it is ready :) Have a great weekend!

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Oct 10, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Mini Gnome

Whimsical Loom Knits – October 2016

Designed by Jenny Stark

This charming little gnome can be created in an afternoon.  This quick little project is so much fun, you’ll want to make an entire clan of mini gnomes.  Have fun!

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Knitting Loom: KB Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Small amounts of worsted weight yarn in various colors.

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle.

Other Materials: 3″ wood peg doll, glue gun and glue, black paint for eyes.

Gauge: Not critical for this project.

 

Instructions

Robe:

Use worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice.  Leave a slightly longer yarn tail and cast on 14 pegs:

Rows 1-10:  E-wrap to end of row.

Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Leave a long yarn tail.  Using the long yarn tail from the bind off, seam the two edges of the panel together, creating a tube.  Weave in the yarn end.  Slip the tube onto the body of one of the wood dolls from the Peg Pair package.  Using the yarn tail from the cast on, gather the neckline of the robe and cinch it snug around the wood doll’s neck.  Weave in the yarn end and set the doll aside for now.

 

Hat:

Use worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice.  Leave a long yarn tail and cast on 12 pegs:

Row 1:  K2, P2 to end of row.

Row 1:  P2, K2 to end of row.

Rows 3-5:  E-wrap to the end of the row.

Row 6:  K2tog, E-wrap to the end of the row.

Repeat row 6 until there are only 2 stitches left on the loom.

Next row:  K2tog.

Fasten off the last stitch remaining on the loom and remove the hat from the loom.  Using the long tail from the cast on, seam the edges of the panel together, forming a pointed hat.  Weave in both yarn ends and set the hat aside for now.

 

Face and Beard:

Dip a pencil in the black paint.  Create eyes: use the pencil to add two dots to the wood doll.

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Cut six 3” lengths of white or gray worsted weight yarn.  Use the glue gun to adhere them to the face, below the eyes.

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Untwist the yarn strands (use the pick tool to help with this, if you like) and trim the beard to the desired length and shape.

 

Hair:

Cut twelve 5” lengths of the same yarn.  Use the glue gun to adhere them to the top of the head.

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Untwist the yarn strands and trim the hair to the desired length and shape.

Place the hat on the doll’s head.

Adorable!

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ps -the little mushroom house shown in the main photo for this pattern was created using a small oatmeal container.  The container was turned upside down and covered in white felt.  A little tan felt door was glued to the front of the container.  The top of a metal brad was used as a door knob for the little door.  The container is topped off with a red yarn cap that was lightly stuffed so the cap would hold its shape better.   Small white circles of felt were glued to the red yarn cap.  Add any other desired decorations and you have a pretty sweet house for your mini gnome :)

4 Comments

  • I am so into the Gnome , & seeing this, never thought of knitting one. . Thank You for this Special little Gnome. I Will Absolutely make this for ME , , LOL <3

  • This is so absolutely darling, Jenny!!! :D I love this little Gnomey! <3

  • Thank you, Bethany!

  • Thank you Carolyn! I am so glad you like my little gnome. I hope you have fun making one of your very own.

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Sep 12, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Whiffy

 

Whimsical Loom Knits – September 2016

Designed by Jenny Stark

This itty bitty baby skunk was designed for my husband.  He had a favorite little skunk toy when he was little.  He’s not actively collecting skunks, but over the years we’ve given him a little skunk figurine or other related item just for fun.  Whiffy is the newest member in his very small collection of these little critters.  I hope you’ll enjoy knitting this mini skunk for your favorite skunk enthusiast

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Knitting Loom: KB Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Small amounts of Red Heart Super Saver, in black, and Bernat Pipsqueak, in white.

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, small amount of fiberfill, 2 beads (for eyes), small amount of thread in color of choice (for nose).

Gauge: Not critical for this project.

Finished Measurements: Approximately 1” by 2.5”

 

Instructions

Legs (make 4):

Using the black yarn, cast on 3 pegs.  Work a 3 peg i-cord for 2 rows.  Bind off.  Set cords aside for now.

 

Body:

Prepare the loom to work over 10 pegs, in the round.  With the black yarn, cast on 10 stitches using the drawstring cast on method.

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Work 2 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.

Next 10 rounds:  Knit pegs 1-7 with the black yarn, knit the 8th peg with the white yarn, and knit the last 2 stitches with the white yarn.  Cut the black yarn, leaving a 20” yarn tail.  Using the black yarn, bind off with the gathered bind off method, skipping pegs 7, 8, and 9.  Pull the yarn tail to cinch the bottom of the skunk closed.  Continue on to the tail section.

 

Tail:

Work the tail using the 3 stitches remaining on the loom.

Row 1:  Knit peg 7 with the black yarn, peg 8 with the white yarn, and peg 9 with the black yarn.

Row 2:  Knit peg 9 with the black yarn, peg 8 with the white yarn, and peg 7 with the black yarn.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more. Cut the white yarn.  Using the black yarn, bind off using the basic bind off method. Use the yarn needle to weave in the yarn ends at the end of the tail.

 

Finishing

Lightly stuff body.

Locate yarn tail from the drawstring cast on and pull until the opening is cinched closed.  Use the remaining yarn end to stitch an ear on each side of the skunk’s head.  Weave in any remaining length.

Using the yarn tails from the cast on, sew the legs to the bottom of the body.  Weave in all yarn ends.

Sew a bead on each side of the skunk, near the front.  Using thread, stitch a little nose on the front of the skunk, just below the eyes.  Weave in any remaining threads.

 

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4 Comments

  • Simply ADORABLE!!!!

  • Cute!

  • Thank you Alyna!

  • Thank you :)

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Jul 11, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Vignette

Whimsical Loom Knits – July 2016

Designed by Jenny Stark

This pretty bookmark is designed to resemble a curving, twining vine.  The pattern name, Vignette, was chosen because the word originated from the Middle French word, vignete, the diminutive form of the noun vigne, which means “vine.” In English, the word was first used in the mid-18th century for a design or illustration that ran along the border of a page, or one that marked the beginning or end of a chapter. The designs often looked like little vines.  Knit this charming bookmark to mark your page in your favorite book. 

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Knitting Loom: 11 peg loom rail from the KB Hat Loom

Yarn: Approximately 12 yards of a light fingering weight yarn.  1 mini skein of Lion Brand Bonbons was used for the sample.

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle,

Gauge: Not critical for this project.

Finished Measurements: Approximately 2” wide by 8.5” in length

Abbreviations:

K – Knit

K2tog – Knit 2 together (decrease)

M1 – Make 1 (increase)

P2tog – Purl 2 together (decrease)

Sl 1 – Slip 1

 

Pattern Notes: For the purposes of this project, when the pattern indicates a M1, simply cast a new stitch on the peg indicated by the pattern.

 

Instructions

Right Scallops:

Begin at peg 6.  Working from left to right, cast on 3 stitches.

Row 1:  Sl 1, K2.

Row 2:  Sl 1, K2, M1.

Row 3:  Sl 1, K3.

Row 4:  Sl 1, K3, M1.

Row 5:  Sl 1, K4.

Row 6:  Sl 1, K4, M1.

Row 7:  Sl 1, K5.

Row 8:  Sl 1, K5.

Row 9:  Sl 1, K5.

Row 10:  Sl 1, K3, K2tog.

Row 11:  Sl 1, K4.

Row 12:  Sl 1, K2, K2tog.

Row 13:  Sl 1, K3.

Row 14:  Sl 1, K1, K2tog.

 

Using the basic bind off method, bind off 2 stitches.  Place the remaining stitch back on peg 6.

 

Working from left to right, cast on 2 more stitches.  Repeat rows 1-14, creating a second scallop.  Using the basic bind off method, bind off 2 stitches.  Place the remaining stitch back on peg 6.

 

Continue working in this manner until there are 5 Right Scallops, or until the desired length has been created.  Using the basic bind off method, bind off 2 stitches.  Place the remaining stitch back on peg 6.

 

Left Scallops:

Begin at peg 6.  Working from right to left, cast on 2 more stitches.

Row 1:  Sl 1, P1, K1..

Row 2:  Sl 1, P2, M1.

Row 3:  Sl 1, P2, K1.

Row 4:  Sl 1, P3, M1.

Row 5:  Sl 1, P3, K1.

Row 6:  Sl 1, P4, M1.

Row 7:  Sl 1, P4, K1.

Row 8:  Sl 1, P5.

Row 9:  P2tog, P3, K1.

Row 10:  Sl 1, P4..

Row 11:  P2tog, P2, K1.

Row 12:  Sl 1, P3..

Row 13:  P2tog, P1, K1.

Row 14:  Sl 1, P2.

 

Using the basic bind off method, bind off 2 stitches.  Place the remaining stitch back on peg 6.

 

Locate the connecting stitch between the nearest Right Scallop and the one below it.

 

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Place this connecting stitch back on the loom, above the stitch on peg 6.  (Make sure that the knit side of the Right Scallop is facing the same direction as the knit side of the Left Scallop, and that together, they form a nice oval shape.)

 

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Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.

 

Working from right to left, cast on 2 more stitches.  Repeat rows 1-14, creating a second scallop.  Using the basic bind off method, bind off 2 stitches.  Place the remaining stitch back on peg 6.

 

Continue working in this manner until there are 5 Left Scallops, and they have all been joined to the Right Scallops – or until the desired length has been created.

 

Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.  Steam to block.

 

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2 Comments

  • Jenny, this is so neat! I love it! It could also be used as a trim on an item, or even a pretty bracelet. Terrific job, as always! :)

  • Thank you Bethany :)

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Jun 13, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Basic Socks for 18″ Dolls

Whimsical Loom Knits – June 2016

Designed by Jenny Stark

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With less than 40 yards of sock yarn, and a few spare hours, you can knit these sweet little socks for 18″ dolls.  

Knitting Loom: KB Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Approximately 35 yds of a light fingering weight yarn.  Footsie (in Punky), by Knit Fit Knitting, was used for this project.

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, 2 double point knitting needles (size 2)

Gauge: 6 stitches and 10 rows = 1″

 

Special Techniques:

w&t:  Wrap and Turn

At the peg indicated in the pattern, using the knitting tool, lift the stitch(es) already in place up off of the peg and hold it(them) temporarily.  Pass the working yarn behind the peg and then across the front of the peg.  Place the held stitch(es) back on the peg, above the wrap that was just created. Wrap and turn is now complete.

 

Instructions

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(Make 2)

Cast on 24 pegs.  Prepare to work in the round.

 

Cuff:

Rounds 1 – 4:  K2, P2 to end of the round.

 

Leg:

Rounds 5 – 16:  Knit to the end of the round.

 

*Short row shaping:

K pegs 1 – 11, w&t peg 12.

K pegs 11 – 2, w&t peg 1.

K pegs 2 – 10, w&t peg 11.

K pegs 10 – 3, w&t peg 2.

K pegs 3 – 9, w&t peg 10.

K pegs 9 – 4, w&t peg 3.

K pegs 4 – 8, w&t peg 9.

K pegs 8 – 5, w&t peg 4.

(Note: For the following rows, when knitting a peg with more than 1 stitch on it, knit all stitches over together, as if they are one stitch.)

K pegs 5 – 9, w&t peg 10.

K pegs 9 – 4, w&t peg 3.

K pegs 4 – 10, w&t peg 11.

K pegs 10 – 3, w&t peg 2.

K pegs 3 – 11, w&t peg 12.

K pegs 11 – 2, w&t peg 1.

K pegs 2 – 24.

(Short row shaping is now complete.)

 

Foot:

Next 6 rounds:  Knit to the end of the round.

(Note: For the first round of this section, at peg 1, knit all stitches over together, as if they are one stitch.)

 

Toe:

Repeat the entire short row shaping section.

Next round:  Knit to the end of the round.

(Note: At peg 1, knit all stitches over together, as if they are one stitch.)

 

Finishing:

Place the stitches from pegs 12 – 1 on a double point knitting needle.  Place the stitches from 13 – 24 on another double point knitting needle.  Use kitchener stitch to close the toe.  Weave in all yarn ends.

Block, if desired.

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2 Comments

  • Is there a printable version of this pattern. It looks so cute I would like to try it for my grandsons doll. Thank you. Wilma

  • Thank you for your kind comment, Wilma. I am sorry for the delayed reply. At the bottom of each post, you should see a little printer icon. If you click on the icon, it will load a printer friendly version of the post for you. For your convenience, I’m including a link to the printer friendly version of this post for you. You can find it here:

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    I hope that helps. Have a great weekend!

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May 9, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Lollipop

Whimsical Loom Knits – May 2016

Designed by Jenny Stark

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This adorable lollipop is quick, easy, and so much fun to make!  Plus, it is a fantastic way to use up little bits of yarn left over from other projects.  Whip up a scrumptious batch of lollipops in all of your favorite ‘flavors’!

 

Knitting Loom: KB Hat Loom

Yarn: Worsted weight cotton yarn.  Peaches & Crème was used for the samples.

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, tape measure, hot glue gun and glue sticks, 4” lollipop sticks, scrap of felt.

Gauge: Not critical for this project.

Finished Measurements: Approximately 1 ¾ “ in diameter (excluding the stick)

 

Instructions

Create a 3 peg i-cord:  Leave a 14” yarn tail.  Make a slip knot and place it on the first peg.  Wrap the 2nd peg and the 3rd peg.  *Take the working yarn behind the 2nd peg and the 1st peg.  Bring the working yarn around the front of the first peg and lay it across pegs 1, 2, and 3 – above the loops that are already on the pegs.  Knit the 3rd peg, the 1st peg, and then the 2nd peg.  Repeat from * five times.  Gently pull on the i-cord to help set the stitches in place and lengthen the cord.  Continue working in this manner until the i-cord measures 10” in length.

Bind off:  Move the stitch on peg 1 to peg 2.  Knit peg 2.  Move the stitch on peg 3 to peg 2.  Knit peg 2.    Cut the working yarn.  Lay the yarn tail across the front of peg 2.  Knit the last stitch over the yarn tail and pull the yarn tail out through the stitch.  Gently pull on the yarn tail to tighten up the bind off.

 

Finishing

Begin shaping the i-cord into a coil:  Thread the 14” yarn tail into the eye of the yarn needle.  Pull the yarn needle through the i-cord, approximately ¾ of an inch from the end.

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Continue coiling and stitching the i-cord into a spiral.

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Once the i-cord has been shaped into a spiral, weave in both yarn tails.

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Using the hot glue gun, glue a sucker stick to the back of the spiral.

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Cut a circle from the felt and glue it over the sucker stick.

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All done!  Easy Peasy!

 

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Enjoy!

 

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Apr 11, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Primrose

Whimsical Loom Knits – April 2016

Designed by Jenny Stark

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Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this sweet little flower.  This fun project is a quick and easy way to use up small yarn remnants from other projects.  Use these pretty blossoms to embellish anything from hats, hair bows, headbands, afghan squares, refrigerator magnets, wreaths, etc.  

Knitting Loom: Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Approximately 5 yards of worsted weight yarn.

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle.

Gauge: Not critical for this project.

Finished Measurements: about 2″ diameter

Abbreviations:
K: knit
M1: make 1 (to increase)
K2Tog: knit 2 together (to decrease)

 

Instructions

Cast on 3 stitches.

Rows 1-2:  K3.

Row 3:  M1, K3.

Row 4:  K4.

Row 5:  M1, K4.

Rows 6-7:  K5.

Row 8:  K2, K2Tog, K1.

Row 9:  K1, K2tog, K1.

Row 10:  K3.

Row 11:  Using the basic bind off method, bind off 2 stitches.  (One stitch will remain on the loom.)

Row 12:  Skip the stitch on the loom and cast on 2 new stitches.

The first petal of the flower is now complete.  Repeat rows 1-12 until you have a total of 4 petals.

Repeat rows 1-10 once more.  Bind off all stitches, leaving a long yarn end.

The knitted piece will look similar to this:

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Finishing

Thread the long yarn end into the yarn needle.  Work a running stitch along the full length at the base of the petals.

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Pull the yarn end to tightly gather the center of the flower.  Use the yarn end to join the base of the last petal to the base of the first petal.

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Weave in the yarn ends and the little flower is done!

 

Check this out – Try this project out in a super fine or fingering weight yarn.  Use the same loom and follow the pattern as written for a slightly more delicate flower:

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Happy Spring!

 

4 Comments

  • How on earth do you knit the hoxey cowl please share the method.
    Desparet to learn.

  • Hello Maureen. I see that this is a pattern from Interweave Knits. Have you tried sending a message to Interweave Knits, or to the designer of the Hoxey Cowl?

  • Hello. This is a random question, but do you sell any of your work? If so, how to you calculate the price of each piece? Thanks.

  • I calculate my work per hour. If I design the item, I calculate a design fee, then if I have to knit the item, I charge a set fee per hour. Consequently, my knitted items have a design fee+knitting fee+yarn cost.

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Mar 14, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Loom Knit Monkey Hat

Designed by Jenny Stark

Mix a little fun and function with this charming hat.  Worked in a soft, fluffy yarn, this hat will be comfy, warm, and oh so cute!  Loom knit an adorable monkey hat for your favorite little ‘monkey’!

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Knitting Loom: KB Hat Loom Set

Yarn: 3 balls of Bernat Pipsqueak – 1 in Chocolate, 1 in Neapolitan, and 1 in Vanilla.

Scrap of worsted weight yarn for the nostrils and mouth.

Notions: knitting tool, yarn needle, scissors, buttons for eyes ( .5″ diameter), needle and thread (to attach eyes)

Gauge: Not essential for this project.

Size: Youth

Abbreviations:

K = knit stitch

K2tog = knit 2 together (decrease)

M1 = make 1 (increase)

P = purl stitch

Sl = slip

Techniques

Double E-wrap Cast-On:  Wrap the first peg twice.  With the knitting tool, pull the lower wrap past the upper wrap and over the top of the peg.  Repeat this process for each of the remaining pegs.  Cast on is now complete.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

U-wrap Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn in front of the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg.  Bend the working yarn around the peg, creating a u shaped wrap. Knit the lower stitch over the u wrap.

Slip:  For the purposes of this project, slip simply means to skip the peg.

Make 1:  For the purposes of this project, simply cast on an additional stitch using the double e-wrap cast on method.

K2tog:  Decrease- worked over two pegs.  Move the stitch from the first peg over to the second peg.  Knit both stitches on the second peg together as one.

Gathered Bind Off:  Loosely wrap the working yarn in a circle around all of the pegs that have stitches – two times.  This will ensure that the yarn tail is long enough to complete the bind off.  Cut the working yarn, then unwrap the long yarn tail from around the pegs.  Lay the yarn tail below the stitch on peg 1.  Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch.  *Lay the yarn tail below the next stitch.  Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch.  Repeat from * for all stitches on the loom.  Once all stitches have been bound, remove the knitting from the loom.  Pull on the yarn tail to cinch the opening closed (unless otherwise directed by the pattern being worked).  Bind off is now complete.

Basic Bind Off:  Knit the first two pegs.  Move the stitch from the second peg over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  One stitch has now been bound off. Move the stitch from peg 1 to the empty peg.  This is now peg 1.  Knit the next stitch.  Move the stitch that was just knit over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  Continue working in this manner until there is one stitch left. Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail that is at least 4” long.  Wrap the yarn tail around the last peg.  Knit the last stitch over the yarn tail and pull the yarn tail out through the stitch.  Bind off is now complete.

 

Instructions

Set up

Small loom, small gauge (68 pegs)

(2) 25 peg rounded loom pieces

(4) 3 peg connectors

(2) 3 peg rails

Connect the components listed above to create the small size/small gauge loom:

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Hat

(Worked in the round)  With the Neapolitan yarn, cast on 68 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rounds 1-12:  K2, P2 to the end of the round.

Switch to the Chocolate yarn.

Rounds 13-40:  E-wrap knit to the end of the round.

Rounds 41-42:  K3, P1 to the end of the round.

Remove the hat from the loom using the gathered bind off method.  Carefully gather the top of  the hat closed and weave in all yarn ends.

 

Ears  (make 2)

With the Chocolate yarn, cast on 5 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method. (Leave a 6″ yarn end)

Row 1:  Sl 1, K4.

Row 2:  P4, K1.

Row 3:  Sl 1, K3.

Row 4:  P3, K1.

Row 5:  Sl 1, K2.

Row 6:  P2, K1.

Row 7:  Sl 1, K1.

Row 8:  P1, K1.

Repeat rows 1-8 eight times.  Repeat rows 1-2 once more.  Remove the ear from the loom using the basic bind off method.  Leave a 6″ yarn end.

Use the yarn ends to sew an ear to each side of the hat.  (Tip:  Try placing the hat on a Styrofoam head before choosing ear placement.)  Weave in all yarn ends.

 

Muzzle

With the Vanilla yarn, cast on 5 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method. (Leave a 7″ yarn end)

Row 1:  Sl 1, K4.

Row 2:  M1, P4, K1.

Row 3:  M1, K6.

Row 4:  M1, P6, K1.

Row 5:  M1, K8.

Row 6:  M1, P8, K1.

Row 7:  Sl 1, K9.

Row 8:  Sl 1, P8, K1.

Row 9:  Repeat row 7.

Row 10:  Repeat row 8.

Row 11:  Repeat row 7.

Row 12:  Repeat row 8.

Row 13:  Sl 1, K7, K2tog.

Row 14:  Sl 1, P6, K2tog.

Row 15:  Sl 1, K5, K2tog.

Row 16:  Sl 1, P4, K2tog.

Row 17:  Sl 1, K3, K2tog.

Row 18:  Sl 1, P3, K1.

Remove the muzzle from the loom using the basic bind off method.  Leave a 10″ yarn end.

Use the yarn ends to sew the muzzle in place on the front of the hat, just above the brim.  Weave in all yarn ends.

Using the needle and thread, sew the button eyes in place, just above the muzzle.

Thread the worsted weight yarn into the tyarn needle and add nostrils and a mouth to the muzzle.

 

Pom pom

Using the Chocolate yarn, the Neapolitan yarn, and the Vanilla yarn, all held together as one, create a large pom pom.  (The pom pom in the sample was created by wrapping all 3 strands of yarn around my hand, approximately 30 times.)  Attach the pom pom to the top of the hat and weave in the yarn ends.

Happy Loom Knitting!

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  • For the ears it says “Repeat rows 1-8 eight times.” How many times is the repeat? I’m so confused.

  • nvm I read it again and it says repeat 8 times. Oops – my mistake! Such a cute hat, I think I’ll make one for my niece.

  • I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the great works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to blogroll.

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Feb 8, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Cotton Love

Design by Jenny Stark

Love is in the air this month and hearts in all colors, shapes, and mediums abound.  Get ‘cotton love’ with these adorable double-knit cotton hearts.  Because they work up so quickly, you’ll have time to make one for all of the sweethearts in your life.

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Knitting Loom: 32 peg loom

Yarn: 100 % cotton yarn in worsted weight.  Peaches & Crème and Sugar n Cream cotton yarns were used in the samples.

Notions: knitting tool, yarn needle, scissors.

Gauge: Not essential for this project.

Size: Approximately 5.5” x 5.75”

Abbreviations:

DZ st – Duplicate Zigzag Stitch

l – left

r – right

 

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Duplicate Zigzag Stitch:  The Duplicate Zigzag Stitch (DZ st) is worked on both sides of the knitting board/loom.  The wraps will travel at a slight slant.  In this stitch pattern, one peg at the beginning of each row will serve as a sort of turning peg and will not be wrapped.  When working from left to right, the turning peg is the first peg on the lower board.  When working from right to left, the turning peg is the last wrapped peg on the upper board.

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

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Knit the pegs that have two wraps on them.

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

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Knit the pegs that have two wraps on them.

 

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

 

Instructions

*This project is double knit.  This means that the project will be worked back and forth, using the upper and lower board of the loom.  Lower board = the rail and pegs closest to you.  Upper board = the rail and pegs farther from you.  The board will not be rotated, so the lower board and the upper board will not change.  For this project, disregard the 2 pegs at each end of the knitting loom.  They are not included in the peg counts for this design.  So, peg one of the lower board would be the first peg on the left hand side of the rail closest to you.

*Work with 2 strands of yarn held together as one throughout this project.

 

Cast On

Make a slip knot and place it on the 7th peg of the lower board.

Wrap the 8th peg on the upper board in a counter clockwise direction.

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Wrap the 8th peg on the lower board in a clockwise direction.

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Wrap the 9th peg on the upper board in a counter clockwise direction.

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Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Cast on is now complete.

Bottom of the Heart

Increase #1:

Wrap peg 7 on the upper board in a clockwise direction.

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Wrap peg 6 on the lower board in a counter clockwise direction.

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Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Increase #2:

Wrap peg 9 on the lower board in a clockwise direction.

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Wrap peg 10 on the upper board in a counter clockwise direction.

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Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Increase #3:

Wrap peg 6 on the upper board in a clockwise direction.

Wrap peg 5 on the lower board in a counter clockwise direction.

Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Increase #4:

Wrap peg 10 on the lower board in a clockwise direction.

Wrap peg 11 on the upper board in a counter clockwise direction.

Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Increase #5:

Wrap peg 5 on the upper board in a clockwise direction.

Wrap peg 4 on the lower board in a counter clockwise direction.

Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Increase #6:

Wrap peg 11 on the lower board in a clockwise direction.

Wrap peg 12 on the upper board in a counter clockwise direction.

Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Increase #7:

Wrap peg 4 on the upper board in a clockwise direction.

Wrap peg 3 on the lower board in a counter clockwise direction.

Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Increase #8:

Wrap peg 12 on the lower board in a clockwise direction.

Wrap peg 13 on the upper board in a counter clockwise direction.

Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Increase #9:

Wrap peg 3 on the upper board in a clockwise direction.

Wrap peg 2 on the lower board in a counter clockwise direction.

Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Increase #10:

Wrap peg 13 on the lower board in a clockwise direction.

Wrap peg 14 on the upper board in a counter clockwise direction.

Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Increase # 11:

Wrap peg 2 on the upper board in a clockwise direction.

Wrap peg 1 on the lower board in a counter clockwise direction.

Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

 

Left Curve

Move the stitch from peg 7 on the lower board to peg 6 on the lower board.

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Work in DZ st, l-r until peg 6 on the lower board has been wrapped and peg 7 on the upper board has been wrapped.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.  (Knit 2 stitches over 1 on peg 6 of the lower board.)

Decrease #1:

Move the stitch on peg 1 of the lower board to peg 2 of the lower board.

Move the stitch on peg 2 of the upper board to peg 3 of the upper board.

Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.  (Knit 2 stitches over 1 on the end pegs.)

Work in DZ st, l-r until peg 6 on the lower board has been wrapped and peg 7 on the upper board has been wrapped.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Decrease #2:

Move the stitch on peg 2 of the lower board to peg 3 of the lower board.

Move the stitch on peg 3 of the upper board to peg 4 of the upper board.

Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.  (Knit 2 stitches over 1 on the end pegs.)

Work in DZ st, l-r until peg 6 on the lower board has been wrapped and peg 7 on the upper board has been wrapped.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Decrease #3:

Move the stitch on peg 3 of the lower board to peg 4 of the lower board.

Move the stitch on peg 4 of the upper board to peg 5 of the upper board.

Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.  (Knit 2 stitches over 1 on the end pegs.)

Work in DZ st, l-r until peg 6 on the lower board has been wrapped and peg 7 on the upper board has been wrapped.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Decrease #4:

Move the stitch on peg 4 of the lower board to peg 5 of the lower board.

Move the stitch on peg 5 of the upper board to peg 6 of the upper board.

Work in DZ st, r-l.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.  (Knit 2 stitches over 1 on the end pegs.)

Decrease #5:

Move the stitch on peg 5 of the lower board to peg 6 of the lower board.

Move the stitch on peg 6 of the upper board to peg 7 of the upper board.

Knit the stitches on peg 6 of the lower board and peg 7 of the upper board.

Move the stitch on peg 6 of the lower board to peg 7 of the upper board.

Knit the stitch on peg 7 of the upper board.

Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail measuring about 4”.  Using the yarn tail, knit peg 7 of the upper board.  Pull the yarn tail up through the stitch, removing it from the loom.  Pull the yarn tail to tighten and secure this final stitch.  The left curve is now bound off.

Right Curve

Move the stitch from peg 8 on the upper board to peg 9 on the upper board.

Working with 2 strands held together as one, reattach the yarn at the right hand side of the loom, beginning at peg 13 of the lower board.

Work in DZ st, r-l until peg 9 on the upper board has been wrapped and peg 8 on the lower board has been wrapped.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.  (Knit 2 stitches over 1 on peg 9 of the upper board.)

Decrease #1:

Move the stitch on peg 13 of the lower board to peg 12 of the lower board.

Move the stitch on peg 14 of the upper board to peg 13 of the upper board.

Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.  (Knit 2 stitches over 1 on the end pegs.)

Work in DZ st, r-l until peg 9 on the upper board has been wrapped and peg 8 on the lower board has been wrapped.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Decrease #2:

Move the stitch on peg 12 of the lower board to peg 11 of the lower board.

Move the stitch on peg 13 of the upper board to peg 12 of the upper board.

Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.  (Knit 2 stitches over 1 on the end pegs.)

Work in DZ st, r-l until peg 9 on the upper board has been wrapped and peg 8 on the lower board has been wrapped.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Decrease #3:

Move the stitch on peg 11 of the lower board to peg 10 of the lower board.

Move the stitch on peg 12 of the upper board to peg 11 of the upper board.

Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.  (Knit 2 stitches over 1 on the end pegs.)

Work in DZ st, r-l until peg 9 on the upper board has been wrapped and peg 8 on the lower board has been wrapped.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.

Decrease #4:

Move the stitch on peg 10 of the lower board to peg 9 of the lower board.

Move the stitch on peg 11 of the upper board to peg 10 of the upper board.

Work in DZ st, l-r.  Knit all pegs with 2 sets of stitches on them.  (Knit 2 stitches over 1 on the end pegs.)

Decrease #5:

Move the stitch on peg 9 of the lower board to peg 8 of the lower board.

Move the stitch on peg 10 of the upper board to peg 9 of the upper board.

Knit the stitches on peg 8 of the lower board and peg 9 of the upper board.

Move the stitch on peg 8 of the lower board to peg 9 of the upper board.

Knit the stitch on peg 9 of the upper board.

Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail measuring about 4”.  Using the yarn tail, knit peg 9 of the upper board.  Pull the yarn tail up through the stitch, removing it from the loom.  Pull the yarn tail to tighten and secure this final stitch.  The right curve is now bound off.

Weave in all yarn ends.

So quick, so fun, make a ton of cotton loves!

Happy

Heart

Day!

 

2 Comments

  • What a darling idea, Jenny! I’m lovin ‘it! I l really love your use of double knit for a wash cloth…I bet it has wonderful squish! :D

  • This is really hard to figure out without some short tutorials. ?

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Jan 11, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Luminescence

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

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Knitting Loom: KB 32 peg loom

Yarn: 130 yards of Buttercream Alpaca Solid in Gray.

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

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

Additional Materials: 16” Floracraft Foam Wreath

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

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

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

Gauge: Not essential for this project.

Size: approximately 16” in diameter

Abbreviations:

HS st – Half Stockinette Stitch

l – left

r – right

Techniques

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions

Knitted Wreath Covering:

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

Row 1:  Work in HS st, l-r.

Row 2:  Work in HS st, r-l.

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

 

Assembly:

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

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

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

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

 

Decorate!

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

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

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

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

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Add a focal piece, if desired.

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

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

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

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Dec 14, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Peppermint Pinwheel

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Loom Knitting Advent – Day 14 brings you a sweet little pinwheel design worked in red and white to resemble a peppermint candy.

Designed by Jenny Stark

Day 14

 

Bring a little zing to your holidays with these pretty little peppermint pinwheels.  These delightful little pinwheels look intricate, but they are simple to make and so much fun!

 

Knitting loom: KB Sock Loom EFG

Yarn: Red Heart Classic Crochet Thread in White, and in Victory Red

Notions: knitting tool, yarn needle, scissors

Gauge: Not essential for this project.

Size: Approximately 1.75″ in diameter

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Sl=slip

Techniques

Double E-wrap Cast-On:  Wrap the first peg twice.  With the knitting tool, pull the lower wrap past the upper wrap and over the top of the peg.  Repeat this process for each of the remaining pegs.  Cast on is now complete.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

U-wrap Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn in front of the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg.  Bend the working yarn around the peg, creating a u shaped wrap. Knit the lower stitch over the u wrap.

Slip:  For the purposes of this project, slip simply means to skip the peg.

Basic Bind Off:  Knit the first two pegs.  Move the stitch from the second peg over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  One stitch has now been bound off. Move the stitch from peg 1 to the empty peg.  This is now peg 1.  Knit the next stitch.  Move the stitch that was just knit over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  Continue working in this manner until there is one stitch left. Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail that is at least 4” long.  Wrap the yarn tail around the last peg.  Knit the last stitch over the yarn tail and pull the yarn tail out through the stitch.  Bind off is now complete.

 INSTRUCTIONS

Begin with the white yarn.  Cast on 6 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Wedge Pattern

Row 1:  Sl 1, K5

Row 2:  P5, K1

Row 3:  Sl 1, K4

Row 4:  P4, K1

Row 5:  Sl 1, K3

Row 6:  P3, K1

Row 7:  Sl 1, K2

Row 8:  P2, K1

Row 9:  Sl 1, K1

Row 10:  P1, K1

Row 11:  Sl 1, K5

The first wedge is now complete.  Drop the white yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Switch to the red yarn.  Beginning on the left side of the knitted work, repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The second wedge is now complete.  Drop the red yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the white yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The third wedge is now complete.  Drop the white yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the red yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The fourth wedge is now complete.  Drop the red yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the white yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The fifth wedge is now complete.  Drop the white yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the red yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The sixth wedge is now complete.  Drop the red yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the white yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The seventh wedge is now complete.  Drop the white yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the red yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The eighth wedge is now complete.  Drop the red yarn to the center of the loom, but do not cut it.

Pick up the white yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The ninth wedge is now complete.  Cut the white yarn, leaving a 4” yarn tail.  Drop the yarn tail to the center of the loom.

Pick up the red yarn.  Repeat rows 2 through 11 of the wedge pattern.  The final wedge is now complete.

Remove the pinwheel from the loom using the basic bind off method.  Cut the red yarn, leaving a 12” yarn tail.  Fasten off.  Using the 12” yarn tail, seam the first wedge and the tenth wedge together.

Weave in all yarn ends.

 

A few ideas for your pretty pinwheels:

  • Add an ornament hanger and put a pinwheel in your Christmas tree.
  • Add a magnet to the back of a pinwheel and stick it on your refrigerator.
  • Add a hair clip to the back of a pinwheel and wear it in your hair.
  • Add a pin finding to the back of a pinwheel and wear it on your clothing.
  • Decorate the top of a Christmas present with a peppermint pinwheel.
  • Decorate the front of a Christmas card with a peppermint pinwheel.
  • Use a pinwheel as an applique in your next knitting project.

 

Want a bigger peppermint pinwheel?  Follow this same pattern using worsted weight yarn on the KB Sock Loom 2:

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(Larger peppermint pinwheel measures approximately 2.75″ in diameter)

Merry Christmas!

 

4 Comments

  • How cute for my Christmas tree and I am going to make a few for next year to use in place of bows on some special packages. I love, love, luv the idea of the Advent calendar and thank you to all you busy and creative designers (elves) for filling each day with new presents. Have a awesome Holiday and a healthy, happy and safe New Year.

  • I’m so glad you like the peppermints, Cindy :) Wishing you a happy holiday too!

  • This is so adorable! I will be definitely making for next year, not sure if I can fit them in for this year or not.

  • I’m glad you like the little peppermint, Justine. I hope you have fun making them (when you get a chance to try them out). Merry Christmas!

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Nov 9, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Perky Turkey

Perky Turkey

Stuff a different sort of turkey this Thanksgiving season.  This friendly little bird will add a bit of fun to your holiday.

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Knitting Loom: KB Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Worsted weight acrylic yarn in various colors.  Sample used Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand in Taupe for main color.  Coordinating colors were Cranberry, Colonial Blue, Terracotta, Radiant Yellow, and Fern.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle with large eye, scissors, 7 mm wiggly eyes (2), fiberfill for stuffing, glue gun and hot glue, pins.

Size: About 3” tall (seated)

Gauge: Not essential for this project.

 

Techniques

Drawstring Cast-On:  Step 1: Pass the working yarn in front of peg 1.  Pass the working yarn behind peg 2.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 3.  Pass the working yarn behind peg 4.  Continue weaving the working yarn in front of and behind the pegs until the working yarn reaches peg 1 again.

Step 2:  Lay the working yarn against peg 1, above the wrap from step 1.  Knit the lower wrap over the top wrap.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 2.  Lay the working yarn against peg 3, above the wrap from step 1.  Knit the lower wrap over the top wrap.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 4.  Continue working in this manner until the working yarn reaches peg 1 again.  Cast on is now complete.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

Double E-wrap Cast-On:  Wrap the first peg twice.  With the knitting tool, pull the lower wrap past the upper wrap and over the top of the peg.  Repeat this process for each of the remaining pegs.  Cast on is now complete.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

U-wrap Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn in front of the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg.  Bend the working yarn around the peg, creating a u shaped wrap. Knit the lower stitch over the u wrap.

Slip:  For the purposes of this project, slip simply means to skip the peg.

K2tog:  Decrease- worked over two pegs.  Move the stitch from the first peg over to the second peg.  Knit both stitches on the second peg together as one.

Basic Bind Off:  Knit the first two pegs.  Move the stitch from the second peg over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  One stitch has now been bound off. Move the stitch from peg 1 to the empty peg.  This is now peg 1.  Knit the next stitch.  Move the stitch that was just knit over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  Continue working in this manner until there is one stitch left. Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail that is at least 4” long.  Wrap the yarn tail around the last peg.  Knit the last stitch over the yarn tail and pull the yarn tail out through the stitch.  Bind off is now complete.

Gathered Bind Off:  Loosely wrap the working yarn in a circle around all of the pegs that have stitches – two times.  This will ensure that the yarn tail is long enough to complete the bind off.  Cut the working yarn, then unwrap the long yarn tail from around the pegs.  Lay the yarn tail below the stitch on peg 1.  Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch.  *Lay the yarn tail below the next stitch.  Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch.  Repeat from * for all stitches on the loom.  Once all stitches have been bound, remove the knitting from the loom.  Pull on the yarn tail to cinch the opening closed (unless otherwise directed by the pattern being worked).  Bind off is now complete.

 

Instructions

Body 

With the taupe yarn, cast on 22 stitches using the drawstring cast on method.

Rounds 1-20: U-wrap knit to the end of the round.

Round 21:  K2tog, K3, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K4.  Move stitches around as needed so that there are no empty pegs.  Slide the adjustable peg rail in so that it lines up with the rest of the knitting.  There should now be a total of 18 stitches in the round.

Round 22:  U-wrap knit to the end of the round.

Round 23:  K2tog, K2, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K3.  Move stitches around as needed so that there are no empty pegs.  Slide the adjustable peg rail in so that it lines up with the rest of the knitting.  There should now be a total of 14 stitches in the round.

Round 24:  U-wrap knit to the end of the round.

Round 25:  K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog.  Move stitches around as needed so that there are no empty pegs.  Slide the adjustable peg rail in so that it lines up with the rest of the knitting.  There should now be a total of 10 stitches in the round (5 stitches on the adjustable peg rail and 5 stitches directly across from them at the end of the loom.  There will be no stitches on the side rails of the loom).

Rounds 26-30:  U-wrap knit to the end of the round.

Bind off with the gathered bind off method.  After cinching the bind off end closed, turn body inside out, then firmly stuff body with fiberfill.  Pull the yarn end from the drawstring cast on to cinch the bottom of the body closed.  Weave in the yarn end and set the body aside.

Wings (make 2)

With the taupe yarn, leave a 6” yarn tail and cast on 6 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1, 3 & 5:  Sl 1, K5.

Rows 2, 4 & 6:  Sl 1, P4, K1

Row 7:  Sl 1, K3, K2tog.

Row 8:  Sl 1, P2, K2tog.

Row 9:  Sl 1, K1, K2tog.

Row 10:  Sl 1, K2tog.

Row 11:  K2tog.

Bind off the last stitch.  Weave in the yarn tail at the top of the wing.  Set aside.

Legs (make 2)

With the taupe yarn, leave a 6” yarn tail and cast on 4 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.  Working yarn will be at peg 4.  *Pass the working yarn behind pegs 3, 2, and 1.  Knit pegs 1-4.  Repeat from * eleven times.  Switch to the terracotta yarn.  Repeat from * twice more.

Pass the working yarn behind pegs 3, 2, and 1.  ^Knit peg 1 three times.  Move the stitch from peg 1 to peg 2.  Knit the lower stitch on peg 2 over the upper stitch.  Repeat from ^ two times.

Bind off the last stitch.  Gently pull on the knitted piece to elongate the leg and set the stitches in place.  Weave in each of the yarn ends near the foot, but leave the yarn tail at the top of the leg for seaming later.  Set aside.

Feathers (make 5)

With one of the coordinating colors of yarn, leave a 6” yarn tail and cast on 4 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Odd Rows:  Sl 1, K3.

Even Rows:  Sl 1, P2, K1.

Work the above two rows until 20 rows have been knit.

Row 21:  Sl 1, K1, K2tog.

Row 22:  Sl 1, K2tog.

Row 23:  K2tog.

Bind off the last stitch.  Weave in the yarn tail at the top of the feather.  Set aside.

Beak

With the radiant yellow yarn, leave a 6” yarn tail and cast on 3 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1 & 3:  Sl 1, K2.

Rows 2 & 4:  Sl 1, P1, K1

Row 5:  Sl 1, K2tog.

Row 6:  K2tog.

Bind off the last stitch.  Weave in the yarn tail at the top of the beak.  Set aside.

Snood

With the cranberry yarn, cast on 2 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.  Working yarn will be at peg 2.  *Pass the working yarn behind peg 1.  Knit peg 1.  Pass the working yarn behind peg 2.  Knit peg 2.  Repeat from * nine times.  Move the stitch from peg 1 over to peg 2.  Knit the lower stitch on peg 2 over the upper stitch.  Bind off the last stitch.  Gently pull on the knitted piece to elongate the snood and set the stitches in place.  Weave in the yarn ends at each end of the snood.  Set aside.

Assembly

Bend the snood into a rainbow shape and pin it to the turkey body, approximately ½ “from the top of the body.

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Using the 6” yarn end from the beak, sew the beak to the body, sewing the snood in place at the same time as the beak.  Remove pin.  Weave in the yarn end from the beak.

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Glue the 7 mm wiggly eyes to the body right above the beak and snood.

Using the 6” yarn end from one of the wings, sew a wing to the side of the body, approximately 1.5” from the top of the body.  Weave in the yarn end.  Repeat this process with the other wing.

Using the 6” yarn end from one of the legs, sew a leg to the bottom of the body, near the front.  Weave in the yarn end.  Repeat this process with the other leg.

Pin the feathers to the turkey’s back, overlapping them slightly.  Once the desired placement is achieved, use the 6” yarn end from each feather to sew each feather in place.  Remove the pins and weave in all remaining yarn ends.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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  • This is filled with gobble gobble goodness! What a terrific turkey…love him! :)

  • Soo adorable!!! Just love little animals, this fits right in for the season. Thanks for sharing!

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Oct 12, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Kitty Mitts

Kitty Mitts

Fall is here and the air is getting chilly.  These adorable little mitts are a wonderfully fun way to keep a little pair of hands warm.  Break out a pair of Kitty Mitts and watch the smiles come out to play.   

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Materials

Knitting Loom:  2 KB Zippy Looms, connected together (total of 8 pegs)

Yarn:  Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in black (less than 1 skein will be needed)

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle with large eye, needle and thread, tape measure

7/8” wide sheer ribbon- 2 cuts, each measuring 25” in length, pink yarn or embroidery thread to stitch nose, gray yarn or embroidery thread to use for whiskers, and 4 green LaMode buttons (style # 34555).

Finished Size:  Approximately 7.5” in height by 4” in width.  (Best suited for a child’s hands).

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

Techniques

Flat Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn in front of the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg, without bending the yarn around the peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the working yarn.

Basic Bind Off:  Knit the first two pegs.  Move the stitch from the second peg over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  One stitch has now been bound off. Move the stitch from peg 1 to the empty peg.  This is now peg 1.  Knit the next stitch.  Move the stitch that was just knit over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  Continue working in this manner until there is one stitch left. Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail that is at least 4” long.  Wrap the yarn tail around the last peg.  Knit the last stitch over the yarn tail and pull the yarn tail out through the stitch.  Bind off is now complete.

Gathered Bind Off:  Loosely wrap the working yarn in a circle around all of the pegs that have stitches – two times.  This will ensure that the yarn tail is long enough to complete the bind off.  Cut the working yarn, then unwrap the long yarn tail from around the pegs.  Lay the yarn tail below the stitch on peg 1.  Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch.  *Lay the yarn tail below the next stitch.  Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch.  Repeat from * for all stitches on the loom.  Once all stitches have been bound, remove the knitting from the loom.  Pull on the yarn tail to cinch the opening closed (unless otherwise directed by the pattern being worked).  Bind off is now complete.

Instructions

Panels: (make 4)

Leave a yarn tail measuring 18” long.  Cast on 8 stitches.  Knit 20 rows using the flat knit stitch.  Bind off using the basic bind off method, leaving a 50” yarn tail.  Note:  The bind off end of each panel will be the cuff end of the mitts.  Set panels aside for now.

Thumb: (make 2)

Cast on 6 stitches.  Knit 6 rows using the flat knit stitch.  Cut the yarn, leaving a 14” yarn tail.  Bind off using the gathered removal method.  Seam the side of the thumb closed.

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Weave in both yarn tails and set aside for now.

Assembly:

*Lay one panel on top of another, knit sides facing outward.

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Using the long yarn tail, seam the left side of the mitt closed.

Whip stitch across the top of the mitt, being careful not to gather the top.

Seam down the right side of the mitt, stopping after 3.5” of the side has been seamed closed.  Weave in the yarn tail.

Using the remaining long yarn tail at the bottom of the mitt, seam up the right side of the mitt, stopping after 2”.

Using the same yarn tail, sew the thumb piece to the mitt, setting it into the opening on the right side of the mitt.

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Weave in the yarn tail.

There should be 2 yarn tails left – one in each corner, at the top of the mitt.  Using the tape measure, measure 2” in from the top left corner of the mitt.  Stick a pin or needle in to mark this measurement.

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Thread the yarn tail at this corner into a yarn needle.  Weave the yarn tail down through the inside of the mitt, bringing it back out near the lowest end of the pin or needle that is marking the 2” measurement.

Sew in a diagonal line, just above the marking pin or needle, creating an ‘ear’.  Make sure to pass all the way through the mitt, catching the top and bottom panel as you work.  While working, keep the stitches tight.  This will help to gather this area in a bit and create the desired shape.

Repeat this process on the other side of the mitt, creating a second ‘ear’.  Weave both of these yarn ends in.  Set mitt aside for now.

Repeat from * for the second mitt.

Finishing:

With the needle and thread, sew two buttons to the top of each mitt, slightly lower than the lowest point of the ears.  (If making this item for a young child, embroider the eyes on with yarn or embroidery thread, instead of using buttons.)

With the pink yarn or embroidery thread, stitch a little v below the eyes for a ‘nose’.  Do this for each mitt.

Cut four lengths of gray yarn, each measuring 8” in length.  Take two of the strands of gray yarn and tie them into a stitch on one side of the nose.  (The yarn needle comes in handy here.)  Take the remaining two strands of gray yarn and tie them into a stitch on the other side of the nose.  Trim the whiskers to the desired length.

Thread an end of the ribbon through the eye of the yarn needle.  Using the yarn needle, weave the ribbon through the stitches around the cuff area of a mitt.

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Once the ribbon has been woven through the stitches all the way around the cuff of the mitt, tie the ends into a cute little bow.  Repeat this process for the second mitt.

Wishing you a warm and happy autumn!

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  • So, so, SO very darling….purrrrfect for cozy paws! :)

  • Thank you, Bethany!

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Sep 14, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Hedgie

Hedgie

Hedgehogs have been around for millions of years.  These small mammals have sharp quills that they use to defend themselves from predators.  They typically are not affectionate and avoid human interaction.  Because of this, they are not usually ideal pets.  But shake away your disappointment because you can now create a darling little Hedgie of your very own.  Bring on the snuggles – hold the prickles. 

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Materials

Knitting Loom:  Kb Sock Loom 2

Yarn:  MC = Red Heart Stellar in Celestial

CC = Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in desired color.  Beige and Taupe were used for the samples.

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, fiberfill for stuffing, 1 cm pom-pom, 6mm buttons for eyes, needle and thread.

Finished Size:  Approximately 4.5” in height.

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

Abbreviations:

MC = main color

CC = contrast color

Sl = Slip

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 together

P = Purl

Techniques:

Drawstring Cast-On:  Step 1: Pass the working yarn in front of peg 1.  Pass the working yarn behind peg 2.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 3.  Pass the working yarn behind peg 4.  Continue weaving the working yarn in front of and behind the pegs until the working yarn reaches peg 1 again.

Step 2:  Lay the working yarn against peg 1, above the wrap from step 1.  Knit the lower wrap over the top wrap.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 2.  Lay the working yarn against peg 3, above the wrap from step 1.  Knit the lower wrap over the top wrap.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 4.  Continue working in this manner until the working yarn reaches peg 1 again.  Cast on is now complete.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

Double E-wrap Cast-On:  Wrap the first peg twice.  With the knitting tool, pull the lower wrap past the upper wrap and over the top of the peg.  Repeat this process for each of the remaining pegs.  Cast on is now complete.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

E-wrap Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn behind the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg.  Bend the working yarn around the peg, creating an e shaped wrap. Knit the lower stitch over the e wrap.

U-wrap Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn in front of the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg.  Bend the working yarn around the peg, creating a u shaped wrap. Knit the lower stitch over the u wrap.

Slip:  For the purposes of this project, slip simply means to skip the peg.

K2tog:  Decrease- worked over two pegs.  Move the stitch from the first peg over to the second peg.  Knit both stitches on the second peg together as one.

Basic Bind Off:  Knit the first two pegs.  Move the stitch from the second peg over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  One stitch has now been bound off. Move the stitch from peg 1 to the empty peg.  This is now peg 1.  Knit the next stitch.  Move the stitch that was just knit over to the first peg.  Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch.  Continue working in this manner until there is one stitch left. Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail that is at least 4” long.  Wrap the yarn tail around the last peg.  Knit the last stitch over the yarn tail and pull the yarn tail out through the stitch.  Bind off is now complete.

Gathered Bind Off:  Loosely wrap the working yarn in a circle around all of the pegs that have stitches – two times.  This will ensure that the yarn tail is long enough to complete the bind off.  Cut the working yarn, then unwrap the long yarn tail from around the pegs.  Lay the yarn tail below the stitch on peg 1.  Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch.  *Lay the yarn tail below the next stitch.  Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch.  Repeat from * for all stitches on the loom.  Once all stitches have been bound, remove the knitting from the loom.  Pull on the yarn tail to cinch the opening closed (unless otherwise directed by the pattern being worked).  Bind off is now complete.

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Instructions

Body:

Prepare the loom to work over 24 pegs, in the round.  With MC, cast on 24 stitches using the drawstring cast-on method.  Work 20 rounds using the e-wrap knit stitch.  Bind off using the gathered bind off method.  Turn knitted tube inside out.

Locate the yarn tail from the gathered bind off and gently pull until the opening is cinched closed.  Stuff body firmly, but not so firmly that the stuffing shows through the knitting.  Locate the yarn tail from the drawstring cast on and gently pull until the opening is cinched closed.  Weave in both yarn ends.  Set body aside for now.

Face/Snout:

Prepare the loom to work over 18 pegs, in the round.  With CC, leave a 22” yarn tail and cast on 18 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.  Work 5 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.

Decrease 2 stitches:  Move the stitch on peg 1 to peg 2.  Move the stitch on peg 13 to peg 12.  Move the slider in to line up with peg 2 and peg 12.  Peg 2 is now peg 1 and has 2 stitches on it.  Peg 12 is now peg 11 and has 2 stitches on it.  Knit both stitches on these pegs as if they are one when working the next round.

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Work 4 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.

Decrease 2 stitches:   Move the stitch on peg 1 to peg 2.  Move the stitch on peg 11 to peg 10.  Move the slider in to line up with peg 2 and peg 10.  Peg 2 is now peg 1 and has 2 stitches on it.  Peg 10 is now peg 9 and has 2 stitches on it.  Knit both stitches on these pegs as if they are one when working the next round.

Work 4 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.  Bind off using the gathered bind off method.

Pull the yarn tail from the gathered bind off until the opening is cinched closed.  Weave the yarn tail in.  Turn knitted piece inside out.  Stuff snout firmly, but not so firmly that the stuffing shows through the knitting.  Using the 22” long yarn tail, sew the snout to the body, slightly lower than the top.

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Weave in the yarn end.  Set aside for now.

Belly:

With CC, leave a 12” yarn tail and cast on 10 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1-12:  Sl 1, K9.

Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Place the belly piece on the body, right below the snout, with

purl side facing up.  Using the yarn tails, sew the belly piece in place. Weave in the yarn ends.  Set aside for now.

Limbs (Make 4):

Prepare the loom to work over 10 pegs, in the round.  With CC, leave a 12” yarn tail and cast on 10 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

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Work 8 rounds using the u-wrap knit stitch.  Bind off using the gathered bind off method.

Pull the yarn tail from the gathered bind off until the opening is cinched closed.  Weave the yarn tail in.  Turn knitted piece inside out.

Lightly stuff all 4 of the knitted pieces.  Using the long yarn tail, sew the limbs to the body, as shown below.

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Weave in all yarn tails.  Set aside for now.

Ears (Make 2):

With CC, leave a 6” yarn tail and cast on 5 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Row 1:  Sl 1, K4.

Row 2: Sl 1, P3, K1.

Row 3:  Sl 1, K2, K2tog.

Row 4:  Sl 1, P1, K2tog.

Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Weave in the yarn tail at the tip of the ear (bind off tail).  Using the yarn tail from the cast on, sew the ears in place, curving the ear a bit as it is stitched in place. Weave in the yarn ends.

Finishing:

With the needle and thread, sew the buttons to the top of the snout, placing them about halfway between the ears and the end of the snout.  (If making this item for a young child, embroider the eyes on with black yarn, instead of using buttons.)

With the needle and thread, sew the mini pom-pom to the end of the snout.  (If preferred, the pom-pom could be glued in place.)

Weave in any remaining yarn tails and threads.

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4 Comments

  • These are adorable but I need a video I have trouble with just the pattern Will there be a video on this PLEASE

  • I absolutely love them! Hedgehogs have always been faves of mine…now I can knit one of my very own, lol! :)

  • Thank you, Bethany! I’m glad you like my little Hedgies :)

  • Thank you, Ginny! I’m glad you like the Hedgies.

    At this time, there are no plans for a video to go along with this pattern. If you try the pattern, and if you do run into a snag or have questions, I’d be glad to help you out. You can post any questions you have here and I will do what I can to help you out.

    Have a great weekend!

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Aug 10, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Mini Monkey

Mini Monkey

One mini monkey, just as cute as can be
Lounging on a banana bunch saying “You can knit me!  You can knit me!”
so out comes some yarn, some fluff, and the Sock Loom EFG
and you’ve knit a darling monkey, just as quick as can be!

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Materials

Knitting Loom:  Sock Loom EFG

Yarn:  Small amount of fingering weight yarn in two different colors.

MC = Knit Picks Stroll Hand Painted Sock Yarn

CC = Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering Sock Yarn

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, fiberfill for stuffing, needle and black embroidery thread to embroider eyes, mouth and nose.

Finished Size:  Approximately 4” in height.

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

Abbreviations:

MC = main color

CC = contrast color

Sl = Slip

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 together

M1 = Make 1

Special Techniques:

Drawstring Cast-On:  Step 1: Pass the working yarn in front of peg 1.  Pass the working yarn behind peg 2.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 3.  Pass the working yarn behind peg 4.  Continue weaving the working yarn in front of and behind the pegs until the working yarn reaches peg 1 again.

Step 2:  Lay the working yarn against peg 1, above the wrap from step 1.  Knit the lower wrap over the top wrap.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 2.  Lay the working yarn against peg 3, above the wrap from step 1.  Knit the lower wrap over the top wrap.  Pass the working yarn in front of peg 4.  Continue working in this manner until the working yarn reaches peg 1 again.  Cast on is now complete.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

U-wrap Knit Stitch:  Bring the working yarn in front of the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg.  Bend the working yarn around the peg, creating a u shaped wrap. Knit the lower stitch over the u wrap.

Adding a Gathering Thread:  Cut a 12” length of yarn and thread it on to the yarn needle.  Push the yarn needle up under the stitch on peg 1.  Pull the length of yarn out through the stitch, stopping when an inch or two remains at the bottom of the stitch. Move to the next peg and pull the yarn needle up under the stitch.  Pull the length of yarn until all of the slack is gone between the two pegs.  Continue working in this manner until the gathering line has been pulled up under the last stitch in the round. Remove the yarn needle.  Leave the gathering line in place.  It will be used later to shape the monkey’s neck.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

K2tog:  Decrease- worked over two pegs.  Move the stitch from the first peg over to the second peg.  Knit both stitches on the second peg together as one.

3 Stitch I-Cord:  Using the double e-wrap cast-on method, cast on 3 stitches.  *Working yarn will be at peg 3.  Take the working yarn behind peg 2 and peg 1.  Bring the working yarn around the front of peg 1 and lay it across pegs 1, 2, and 3.  Knit peg 2, then peg 1, then peg 3.  Repeat from * as directed in pattern, or until I-cord reaches the desired length.  Gently pull on the cord every few inches to help set the stitches.

Bind the I-cord off by moving the stitch on the second peg over to the first peg, placing it above the stitch on the peg.  Knit the bottom stich over the top stitch.  Move the stitch from peg 3 over to peg 1, placing it above the stitch on the peg.  Knit the bottom stitch over the top stitch. With the working yarn, wrap peg 1 and knit it.  Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail measuring about 5”.  Draw the working yarn out through the last stitch remaining on peg 1, then remove the cord from the loom.  Gently pull on the yarn tail to secure the bind off.

4 Stitch I-Cord:  Using the double e-wrap cast-on method, cast on 4 stitches.  *Working yarn will be at peg 4.  Take the working yarn behind peg 3, peg 2, and peg 1.  Bring the working yarn around the front of peg 1 and lay it across pegs 1, 2, 3 and 4.  Knit peg 3, then peg 2, then peg 1, then peg 4.  Repeat from * as directed in pattern, or until I-cord reaches the desired length.  Gently pull on the cord every few inches to help set the stitches.

Bind the I-cord off by moving the stitch on the second peg over to the first peg, placing it above the stitch on the peg.  Knit the bottom stich over the top stitch.  Move the stitch from peg 3 over to peg 1, placing it above the stitch on the peg.  Knit the bottom stitch over the top stitch. Move the stitch from peg 4 over to peg 1.  Knit the bottom stitch over the top stitch.  With the working yarn, wrap peg 1 and knit it.  Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail measuring about 5”.  Draw the working yarn out through the last stitch remaining on peg 1, then remove the cord from the loom.  Gently pull on the yarn tail to secure the bind off.

Make 1:  Increase.  For the purposes of this project, simply cast on a new stitch with the double e-wrap method when M1 is indicated in the pattern.

Instructions

Head and Body:

Prepare the loom to work over 24 pegs, in the round.  With MC, cast on 24 stitches using the drawstring cast-on method.  Work 15 rows using the u-wrap knit stitch.

Add a gathering thread.  (See special techniques)

Work 25 more rows using the u-wrap knit stitch.  Remove from the loom using the gathered bind off method, but do not gather yet.

Pull the ends of the gathering thread to cinch in and shape the neck area.  Tightly tie the ends together to secure the shaping.  Weave these yarn tails in.

Firmly stuff the head section.  Pull the yarn tail from the cast on to gather the top of the head closed.  Weave this yarn tail in.

Lightly stuff the body section.  Gently pull the yarn tail from the gathered bind off, gathering just until the bottom of the monkey starts to drawn in and become a bit rounded.  The shape will be a bit like a bowling pin.  There will still be a small opening on the bottom of the monkey.  Whip stitch this opening closed, then weave in the yarn tail. Set aside.

Ears (Make 2):

Leave a 5” yarn tail.  With MC, cast on 4 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1-3: Sl 1, K3.

Row 4: Sl 1, K1, K2tog.

Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Set aside.

Limbs (Make 4):

With CC, cast on 4 stitches.  Work a 4 stitch I-cord for four rows.  Switch to MC.  Work the 4 stitch I-cord for 12 more rows.  Bind off , leaving a 5″ yarn tail.  Set aside.  Repeat this process for the remaining limbs.

Tail:

With CC, cast on 3 stitches.  Work a 3 stitch I-cord for four rows.  Switch to MC.  Work the 3 stitch I-cord for 16 more rows.  Bind off, leaving a 5″ yarn tail.  Set aside.

Face:

Leave a 10″ yarn tail.  With CC, cast on 4 stitches.

Row 1: Sl 1, K3, M1.

Row 2: Sl 1, K4, M1.

Row 3: Sl 1, K5, M1.

Rows 4-6: Sl 1, K6.

Row 7: Sl 1, K3, K2tog, K1.

Row 8: Sl 1, K2, K2tog, K1.

Row 9: Sl 1, K1, K2tog, K1.

Bind off with basic bind off method.  Using the 10″ yarn tail, sew the face piece on to the front of the monkey’s head, with the purl side facing out.  Weave in both yarn tails.

Finishing:

Using the long yarn tails from the cast on, sew an ear to each side of the monkey’s head.  Weave in both yarn tails for each ear.

Using the long yarn tails from the bind off, sew a limb (arms) to each side of the monkey’s body, near the neckline.  Weave in all yarn tails for these limbs.

Using the long yarn tails from the bind off, sew two limbs (legs) on at the bottom of the monkey’s body.  Weave in all yarn tails for these limbs.

Using the long yarn tail from the bind off, sew the tail to the back of the monkey’s body  Weave in all yarn tails.

Using the needle and black embroidery thread, add eyes, nostrils, and a mouth to the little monkey’s face section.

 

Feel free to ‘go bananas’ and knit a whole ‘barrel full of monkeys’!

6 Comments

  • Jenny, he is so adorable!!! I love him and I want to knit him :)

  • Thank you, Isela! I’m glad you like him :)

  • He is ridiculously cute, Jenny! :D I love how he’s posed on those bananas, too! So fun! :)

  • Thank you, Bethany! He does look pretty happy lounging there on the banana bunch, doesn’t he? ;)

  • This is just awesome, Jenny! I love that sweet little monkey face! I think this is one of my favorite little patterns yet!

  • Thank you, Brenda! I appreciate your kind comment.

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Jul 13, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Coastline

Coastline

Close your eyes and imagine lying on a soft, sandy beach while lilting waves lap along the shore.  Feel the cares of the day slip away, replaced by a sense of tranquility and peace.  Now, imagine you could take this bit of paradise and wrap it up into an armful of comfort, within arm’s reach whenever you needed it.  This lovely cushion cover is meant to evoke the serenity of surf and sand, blue skies and caressing breezes.  It is a soft, cuddly bundle of therapy – plus, the cover is designed to be easily removed in case it ever needs cleaning.  Bliss!

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Materials

Knitting Loom: 2 KB Zippy Looms, linked together (total of 8 pegs)

Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA – 2 skeins of Washington Denim (81 yards each) and 1 skein of Aspen Tweed (64 yards)

Notions: Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, 16” pillow form, needle and thread, 3 large buttons (1 ¼ “ diameter used on sample)

Finished Size: Approximately 16” x 16”

 

Gauge: Not essential for this project

 

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

Sl: Slip

Instructions

Panels: (make 3)

Cast on 8 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1-2: Sl 1, P6, K1.

Rows 3-8: Sl 1, K7.

Work rows 1-8 a total of 14 times. Repeat rows 1-2 once more. Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Weave in all yarn ends.

Assembly:

Cut a length of yarn measuring approximately 60”. Thread the yarn into the yarn needle. Sew one panel to another, matching up the purl sections as you work.

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Cut a new length of yarn measuring 60”. Thread the yarn into the yarn needle. Sew the remaining panel to the side of the joined panels.

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Once all 3 panels have been joined together, fold the lower end of the knitted piece up, leaving a 2” flap at the top of the piece. Note: wrong side of work will be facing outward temporarily.

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Cut a new length of yarn measuring 35”. Thread the yarn into the yarn needle. Seam one side of the cushion cover closed, matching up the purl sections as you work.

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Cut a new length of yarn measuring 35”. Thread the yarn into the yarn needle. Seam the other side of the cushion cover closed, matching up the purl sections as you work. This will create a pouch with a flap closure.

Turn the pouch inside out. Using the needle and thread, sew a button in the center of each panel, on the front of the pouch, near the rim.

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Weave in all remaining yarn ends.  Insert the pillow form into the knitted pouch. Fold the flap over the pillow and button the pouch closed.  (Simply button directly into the knitting).

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“May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.”  Anonymous

 

 

7 Comments

  • Oh, I love it, Jenny! It looks so soft and cozy :D I also love your opening paragraph…takes me right to the beach!

  • Thank you, Bethany! I love it too. And it is super soft and smooshy. It just begs to be picked up and given a big squeeze, haha.

  • I love my Zippy Loom, made six scarfs with it, I hope to get more zippy’s so I can make shawls and maybe a large blanket. Only thing I ran out of yarn, so going on to store on the first, to get more yarn, also I love the sock loom 2, made leg warmers on it so far and working a scarf on it too, But with Zippy I had fun. Thanks for another good product KB

    Sincerely Carolann Adair

  • I post some of the scarfs I made with my Zippy on my facebook page

  • Can you please explain what K2 means? I am working on a round loom trying to make a pinwheel blanket.

    Thank you

  • Hello Robin,

    In knitting patterns, the abbreviation K means knit. So, in your pattern, K2 means to knit 2 stitches. I hope that helps. Good luck with your blanket :)

  • Hello Carolann,

    I am glad you are enjoying the new Zippy loom. Thanks for your comment. Have a great day!

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Jun 8, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Lacy Luminaries

Lacy Luminaries

It seems like glass jars have become more and more popular.  No longer only lurking in the canning section, glass jars are showing up everywhere – from restaurant tables, to craft boutiques, to garden centers.  And a quick search on the internet can bring up hundreds of ideas for re-purposing them. Liberate a few jars that have been stashed away in your cupboards, or purchase a few and make these pretty little luminaries.

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Materials

Knitting Loom:  KB Small 32 peg Loom

Yarn:  Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Ivory and in Peony was used for the samples.

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, pint sized glass jar, tea light, 24” length of twine, any desired embellishments (buttons, flowers, charms, etc)

Finished Size:  3.5” in height by 10.5” in circumference

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit two together

P: Purl

YO: yarn over

How to:

[K2, YO, K2tog] – Worked over 4 pegs: Knit the first two pegs.  Move the stitch from the third peg over to the fourth peg.  Wrap the third peg.  Knit both stitches on the fourth peg together as one.

Instructions

Cast on 32 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.  Prepare to work in the round.

Rounds 1-4: K2, P2.

Rounds 5-6: Knit all stitches.

Round 7: [K2, YO, K2tog] 8 times.

Repeat rounds 5-7 five times.  Repeat rounds 5-6 once.  Repeat rounds 1-4 once.  Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Weave in all ends.

Add any desired embellishments to the knitted sleeve.  Slip the sleeve onto the glass jar.  Tie the length of twine around the rim of the jar.  Place the tea light inside the jar.

Light the tea candle using a long fireplace match, a lit wooden skewer, or even a lit spaghetti noodle.  Enjoy the ambience as the light flickers through the knitted lace.

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5 Comments

  • Love these! So cute and perfect for a porch. Thank you, Jenny!

  • Hi, Jenny. Regarding this adorable project… I cannot find the KB 32 peg loom. I checked their store and looms, but it did not show up. Could you direct me to where I can find it, please. Other than some conversations and groups, I’ve mostly been away from looming for a while. So I am a little behind in information. Thank you, so much!

  • Hi Linda! I’m so glad you like this project. The cute little loom used in this project can be found in the Loom Knitting Basics kit:

    http://www.knittingboard.com/loom-knitting-basics-kit/?page_context=category&faceted_search=0

    OR, in the Make Your Own Skarf kits:

    http://www.knittingboard.com/kits/

    I hope you have fun with this project. Let me know if you have any questions.

  • Very darling, Jenny! Excellent idea and I really love your extra touches of embellishments. :)

  • Could you please tell me the gauge of the 32 peg small loom? Is it the same as the All In One Loom? They’re very cute & I would love to try making them!

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May 11, 2015

Whimsical Loom Knits – Mini Messenger Bags

Mini Messenger Bags

It has been said that a person’s choice of  purse, and how they carry it, tells a lot about that person.  Show off your ‘purse-onality’ with these darling mini messenger bags.  This quick little project is a fun way to use up yarn remnants from other projects.

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Materials

Knitting Loom:  KB Hat Loom

Yarn:  Small amount of worsted weight yarn

Notions:  Knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, 8mm jump ring, keychain ring, button

Finished Size:  Approximately 2” wide by 3.5” tall (including strap).

Gauge:  Not essential for this project.

 

Instructions

Bag:

Prepare the loom to work in small gauge.  Leaving a 10” yarn tail, cast on 10 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1-30:  [K2, P2] 2 times, K2.

Rows 31-32:  Sl 1, P8, K1.

Rows 33-34:  Sl 1, K1, [P2, K2] 2 times.

Row 35:  Sl 1, K1, P2, K2, P2, K2tog.

Row 36:  Sl 1, P2, K2, P2, K2tog.

Row 37:  Sl 1, P2, K2, P1, K2tog.

Row 38:  Sl 1, P1, K2, P1, K2tog.

Row 39:  Sl 1, P1, K2, K2tog.

Row 40:  Sl 1, K2, K2tog.

Bind off using the basic bind off method.  The knitted piece will look like this:

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Set aside for now.

 

Strap:

Prepare the loom to work in small gauge.  Leaving a 5” yarn tail, cast on 2 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.

Rows 1-40:  Sl 1, K1.

Bind off using the basic bind off method, leaving a 5” yarn tail.  Gently pull on the strap to help set the stitches in place.  Set aside for now.

 

Assembly:

Working with the knitted piece for the bag, fold the cast on edge (bottom edge) up to meet the first purled row.

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Thread the cast on yarn tail on to the tapestry needle. Seam the side of the bag closed.  Weave in the yarn end.  Cut another 10” length of yarn and seam the other side of the bag closed.  Weave in both yarn ends.  The bag will look like this:

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Thread a yarn tail from one end of the knitted strap on to the tapestry needle.  Sew the strap to the side of the bag, near the flap:

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Weave in the yarn tail.  Thread the yarn tail at the other end of the knitted strap on to the tapestry needle.  Pull the tapestry needle through the center of the jump ring and slide the jump ring to the center point of the knitted strap.  Now sew the strap to the other side of the bag:

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Weave in the yarn tail.

Weave in the yarn tail on the flap at the top of the bag.  Fold the flap down over the front of the bag.  Sew a button to the front of the flap.  Use the jump ring to attach the knitted bag to the key ring.

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 Happy purse knitting!

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  • Uber darling-iscious!!!! So very big on style for such a teeny thing! :D

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