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Jan 22, 2018

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These house socks are easy to knit. Using only the flat stitch and purl stitch, these are great for any skill level.

LOOM: ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom, used as a single knitting, outside rail only.

YARN: Sample used Stitch Studio Earthtone in Cream approx 100 yards.

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, accent buttons.

GAUGE: 6 stitches and 8 rows to 1″ of flat stitch.

SIZE: medium 7-8, large 8-9.

ABBREVIATIONS

K= uwrap stitch/flat stitch
P= purl stitch

Work one clockwise and one counter clockwise.

INSTRUCTIONS

Ewrap cast on 52 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Cuff:

Row 1: k3 (p1, k4) p1, k3

Row 2: (k2, p1, k1, p1) k2

Repeat rows 1&2 for a total of 30 rows.

Rows 31-35: k row

Heel:
Turn heel on 26 pegs, using short row shaping. There will be 10 unwrapped pegs when finished decreasing.

Foot:
Knit in flat stitch for a total of 35 (40) rows.
Work as many rows as desired for the length of the sock. (8 rows = 1″)

Toe:
Repeat heel instructions for toe.

Bind off and slip last loop off peg and cut yarn leaving an 12″ tail for sewing.

Sew the toe closed using a yarn needle using the Invisible Stitch.

Tighten cast on edge.

Sew on accent buttons to the cuff. (The set of 4 knit stitches side by side)

21 Comments

  • Can I use this pattern with the new oval plastic sock looms

  • The pattern is wrote out for this loom but the pattern could be used on the His and Her Sock Loom but you will need to do a swatch and figure out the amount of rows needed.

  • Your Lulu Headband has a stitch called “Icord”
    the instructions for the Icord is: over the first two pegs (peg 1 and @), work a 2 st icord that is 35 rows long. Cut yarn and join yarn at peg 3.
    Could you explain this in more detail or can you direct me to a video that I can see how it is done.

  • Bonnie, Isela made the Lulu Headband.
    http://www.knittingboard.com/lulu-headband/

  • I went to that site and that still doesn’t answer my questions.
    What am i to do now.

  • It just brings me back to the Lulu headband.

  • Bonnie, I looked at the pattern and you need to make 6 icords.
    I do not see a video for this pattern. Isela made this video so many this will help you.
    https://youtu.be/Ziu7f_ZG8i8
    The Icords are worked on sets of 2 pegs

  • I went on youtube and found out how to do a icord.

  • What is in parenthesis on row1 and on row 2
    What Zoe’s that men is that what you do for larger size?

  • What is in parenthesis ( ) is what you need to repeat within the row.
    The width can not be changed since you use all the pegs.

  • Does the instruction, “work one clockwise and one counter clockwise” refer to the left and right sock? Are the rows knit in the round continuing the same way for the entire sock?

  • One needs to be worked clockwise and the other needs to be counterclockwise so at the start and end stitches end up on the outside of the sock. This is where the buttons get sewn. The pattern is worked in the direction at which it is casted on. Just make sure you do not work both socks in the same direction.

  • Hi. What weight is this yarn please? I am in the uk and we dont have this brand so i need to find if this a 5 or 6 weight yarn.

  • Any worsted weight will work

  • So what is on the outside of the parenthesis is the border stitch for the row and what is in the parenthesis is the repeat stitches for row?
    Can this pattern be used either sock loom2.?
    .

  • Row 1: k3 (p1, k4) p1, k3
    So on row 1 you knit the first 3 pegs. The ( ) is the repeat within the row. So you work p1,k4 until you reach the last for pegs.You then work p1, k3 to finish the row.

  • can I buy a hard printed copy of your patterns as I don’t have a printer available and it would be easier for me as I am can not write the direction down?

  • Thanks

  • ive done the cuff and now I’m about to start the heel. what does it mean by turn heel on 26 pegs and work short row shaping, please could you publish exactly what to do?

  • You work it just like you would for any other sock heel. You will have 10 unwrapped pegs after the heel shaping.

  • Part 1: https://youtu.be/5e3J0fuYz-U
    Part 2: https://youtu.be/HDCtTqjDDPE

    Even though it is a differant loom the directions do not change. But just rember to leave 10 unwrapped pegs.

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Jan 15, 2018

Aria Messy Bun Beanie

Let’s start the year off by going back to basics with a twist! This beanie incorporates the ewrap knit stitch, as well as the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Want to be more chic, skip the cinching of the top and create a messy bun beanie! 

LOOM:  White Hat Loom (72 pegs) from Premium Round Loom Set.

YARN:  Approx 130  yds of worsted weight merino wool. Red Heart Chic Sheep in Poolside was used in sample (3.5oz/100 grams | 186 yds/170m)

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 9 sts x 16 rows= 2 inches

SIZE:  Fits head up to 21” in circumference.

ABBREVIATIONS

Ek=ewrap knit

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

Approx=Approximately

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 72 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-10: *ek1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 11: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 12-21: *ek1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 22: Pick up cast on row and place the stitches back on the loom. K to end of rnd.

Rnd 23: *k3, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 24: k2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 25: k1, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rnd 26:  *p1, k3; rep from * to end.

Repeat Rnds 23-26 until item measures desired length (approx 7 inches from cast on edge).

To create a regular beanie (top closed): Move every loop from every odd numbered peg to its neighbor (1 to 2, 3 to 4, etc.). Once every other peg has 2 loops on it, bind off with basic bind off method.

To create a Messy Bun Beanie (top open): Remove all the stitches from the loom onto a piece of contrasting color yarn. Single crochet close the opening by grabbing three stitches each time all the way around. Follow this link to a video demonstrating this step.

Weave all ends in, block if necessary.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYZJ6gkuaVU

 

4 Comments

  • What is the gauge of the loom being used in this pattern

  • The sample used the white loom from the Premium set–some would consider it regular gauge or small gauge.

  • Were all knit stitches e-wrapped?

  • No, only the ones on the brim. The pattern has these as “ek”. I believe Rounds 1-21.

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Jan 1, 2018

Twill Stripes Stitch: Stitchology 39

Twill is a type of weave with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs.  Simply stated, this is accomplished by floating one thread over the top of one or more others to create its characteristic diagonal pattern. We can recreate this weaving technique with our knitting. The floats, or diagonal lines, are accomplished by simply twisting two peg’s stitches at a time as you work through the rows.

We have changed the format just a little bit for our Stitchology Column.  Each of the featured stitches will be explained row by row via both written and video instructions.  We will be focusing on highlighting the repeating stitch pattern itself, so that you can enjoy the freedom of putting these new stitch patterns to use in your own projects as creativity strikes.  We hope you will enjoy this new way of learning new stitches with us! 🙂

Find all the previous Stitchology Columns at this link here.

Special Stitch Instructions

To work this pattern in the round, such as for a hat, use the Repeating Pattern Rows chart, and make sure to read it from right to left for each row, rather than alternating sides each time. Also, cast onto your loom in a clockwise direction, using a number of pegs that is divisible by 6—the number of stitches required for each pattern repeat.

When the pattern uses the term “knit” or “k”, please use the true knit stitch or the u-stitch, not the e-wrap.

The cables in this pattern involve simply trading the loops of 2 pegs in the correct order. They consist of a Left Twist [lt2] (a twist with the sts running to the left), and if so desired, a Right Twist [rt2] (a twist with the sts running to the right).  They are worked as follows:

[lt2]:  Worked over 2 pegs: Lift the loop from the peg on the left and either hold in your fingers, or place on a cable needle.  Lift the loop on the right and move it to the peg on the left.  Place the held loop onto the peg on the right.  With the working yarn, knit the 2 pegs. (*see video for alternate techniques)

[rt2]:  Worked over 2 pegs: Lift the loop from the peg on the right and either hold in your fingers, or place on a cable needle.  Lift the loop on the left and move it to the peg on the right.  Place the held loop onto the peg on the left.  With the working yarn, knit the 2 pegs. (*see video for alternate techniques)

*An easy way to remember which direction to go is to remember to hold the stitch on the side of the slant.  So…for a right twist, hold the loop on the right.  For a left twist, hold the loop on the left.

Abbreviations

K,k: knit

P,p: purl

WY: working yarn

St(s), st(s): stitch, or stitches

rep: repeat.

lt2: a left leaning twist of 2 stitches

rt2: a right leaning twist of 2 stitches

Chart for Repeating Stitch Pattern

 

 

 

 *Note: The stitches in the chart that are bordered with darker squares are the Repeating Pattern Rows/Stitches.

When working a Flat Panel, the stitches after the border square are worked only once: at the beginning of the first and all odd rows, before all the repeats of the Repeating Pattern Rows are worked, and at the end of the 2nd row and all even rows, after the Repeating Pattern Row repeats have been completed.

When working in the Round, only repeat the 7 stitches of the Repeating Pattern Rows within the border…the stitches after the border squares are not worked at all.  Make sure to simply read each row from right to left and work in a clockwise direction.

Repeating Pattern for working as a flat panel (Cast on from right to left/clockwise a number divisible by 7, plus 2 additional sts.  Begin 1st Row from left to right/counterclockwise):

Row 1:  p2, *k5, p2, rep from * to end.

Row 2:  *p2, lt2, k3, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 3:  rep Row 1.

Row 4: *p2, k1, lt2, k2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 5: rep Row 1.

Row 6:  *p2, k2, lt2, k1, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 7:   rep Row 1.

Row 8:  *p2, k3, lt2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Rep rows 1-8 for desired length.

 

Repeating Pattern for working in the round (Begin from right to left/clockwise, cast on a number divisible by 7):

Round 1:  *p2, k5, rep from * to end.

Round 2:  *p2, lt2, k3, rep from * to end.

Round 3:  rep Round 1.

Round 4: *p2, k1, lt2, k2, rep from * to end.

Round 5: rep Round 1.

Round 6:  *p2, k2, lt2, k1, rep from * to end.

Round 7:  rep Round 1.

Round 8:  *p2, k3, lt2, rep from * to end.

Rep rounds 1-8 for desired length.

For working a stitch that is the exact mirror opposite of the one above, follow the same general instructions provided, but substitute right twists for the left ones, and use the below chart for exact stitch placements.

Have questions or comments?  Please feel free to leave a message for Bethany in the comments below.

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