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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! 😀 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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