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May 29, 2018

Periwinkle Short Socks

LOOM: His & Her Sock Looms, orange, 56 peg loom was used.

YARN: Approx 200-220 yards of fingering weight yarn.

NOTIONS: tapestry needle

GAUGE: 14 stitches x 16 rows = 2 in stockinette

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS

k= uwrap stitch/flat stitch
p= purl stitch
w&t= wrap and turn

INSTRUCTIONS

Ewrap cast on 56 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Cuff:

Rows 1&2: k1 (p1, k3) repeat for row, end on k1.

Rows 3&4: (p1 ,k1) repeat for row

Rows 5&6: (k3, p1) repeat for row

Rows 7&8: (p1 ,k1) repeat for row

Repeat Rows 1-8 for 32 rows.

Row 33: knit row

Heel:
Turn heel on 28 pegs, using short row shaping. There will be 10 unwrapped pegs when finished decreasing. Refer to Short row heel/toe instructions for 56 Pegs at end of pattern.

Foot:
Knit in flat stitch for a total of 60 (65) (70) rows. The foot length is determined by measuring the length of the foot in inches and then subtracting 2″ for the toe.

Toe:
Repeat heel instructions for toe.

Bind off all 56 stitches using the basic bind off and sew or weave toe closed.

Short row heel/toe instructions for 56 Pegs:

Knit from peg 1 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 22, w&t peg 23.

Knit from peg 22 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to peg 21, w&t peg 22.

Knit from peg 21 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to peg 20, w&t peg 21.

Knit from peg 20 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to peg 19, w&t peg 20.

Knit from peg 19 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.

Pegs 10-19 do not have wraps on them.

Knit from peg 10 to peg 20, w&t peg 21.

Knit from peg 20 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to peg 21, w&t peg 22.

Knit from peg 21 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to peg 22, w&t peg 23.

Knit from peg 22 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to peg 27, w&t peg 29.

Knit from peg 28 to peg 1, w&t peg 56.

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  • i emailed before and you asked me what would be nice . Sorry about not answering right away. It just that my daughter is a full grown woman and the hat was just to tight for comfort. It could be a little bigger as it would not fit a person very well if they were a larger person the size is great for a smaller person. There should be some way that there could be a larger size on the outside same style loom maybe the out side rim bigger? With the two same rings on the inside that exist now? I have made several things on this loom and love it. I tried to use the inside ring by itself and could not because there were no groves on the outside of the pegs. The size of the loom on the inside ring would be about the right size for a new born or a premie, Too bad. Thank you for your concern about this. Valerie Vaughan

  • Hi Valerie,
    I’m not sure who who talked to before regarding a hat pattern. It sounds like you are referring to the ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom. If so what hat are you having troubles with?

  • Will there ever be a video on the his and hers sock looms

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May 13, 2018

Men’s Colored Sole Sock

LOOM: His and Hers Sock Looms, (Men’s purple 64 peg loom)

YARN:Fingering (sock) weight; Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering used in sample

Color A: Approx. 12 g/ 44 yds (Blueberry Speckle used in sample)
Color B: Approx. 34 g/ 140 yds (Cosmic Speckle used in sample)
Color C: Approx. 30 g/ 108 yds (Delphinium Kettle Dye used in sample)

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, stitch holder.

GAUGE: 15 sts x 23 rows = 2″x 2″ stockinette

SIZE: Men’s (adjustable for foot size)

ABBREVIATIONS

st(s)= stitch(es)
p= purl stitch
k= knit stitch (u-stitch)
rnd= round
rep= repeat
w&t= wrap and turn
BO= bind off

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 64 sts in color A, prepare to work in the round.

Cuff and Leg

Rnd 1-25 (or 2.5”): In color A, *k2, p2, k, p, k, p; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 26-80 (or 4.5”): In color B, k 64 sts.

Heel

Join color C and use color C for heel. Do not cut color B.

Place peg markers on pegs 1 and 32. Pegs 1-32 are all the pegs that will be worked for the heel. Pegs 12-21 are the pegs that will be left unwrapped during the w&t process.

Refer to Short-row heel/toe instructions at the end of the pattern for specific details.

Foot

Work appropriate length for foot size (5.5” for men’s 10.5 US size foot) in the following pattern (sample used 70 rnds);

For the first round, * knit in color C from peg 1 to 32. Next, knit pegs 64 to 33 in color B. You will now have two yarn strands between pegs 32 and 33.

For the next round, cross over the yarn strands twice (one complete twist) and knit in color C from peg 32 to 1. Next, knit in color B from peg 33 to 64. The two yarn strands are now between pegs 1 and 64*. Again, cross over the yarn strands twice to prepare for the next row.

Repeat from *. Each repeat creates two rounds—the first round ending with two strands between pegs 32 and 33, and the next round ending between pegs 1 and 64.

Crossing the two strands will eliminate any holes at the seams of the contrasting colors.

Toe

Create the toe in the exact same way as the heel using color C. Refer to Short-row heel/toe instructions at the end of pattern for specific details.

After working the toe, knit one round in color C.

Finishing

Keeping all sts from twisting, place the first 32 sts onto a double pointed needle, or on one side of a long circular needle. Place the remaining 32 sts onto another double pointed needle, or the other side of a long circular needle.

BO all sts using the Kitchener Stitch, or 3 Needle BO, as seen in the following tutorial: http://www.knittingboard.com/kitchener-stitch-page/

Weave in all loose ends.

 

Short-row heel/toe instructions for 64 Pegs:

Knit from peg 1 to peg 31, w&t peg 32.

Knit from peg 31 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to peg 30, w&t peg 31.

Knit from peg 30 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 29, w&t peg 30.

Knit from peg 29 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.

Knit from peg 28 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.

Knit from peg 10 to peg 22, w&t peg 23.

Knit from peg 22 to peg 11, w&t peg 10.

Knit from peg 11 to peg 21, w&t peg 22.

Knit from peg 21 to peg 12, w&t peg 11.

 

(Note: The following increase rows will require working all previous wraps and stitches together as one as the pegs are knit and w&t’d. This can be up to 2 wraps and a stitch worked as one.)

 

Knit from peg 12 to peg 22, w&t peg 23 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg)

Knit from peg 22 to peg 11, w&t peg 10 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).

Knit from peg 11 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.

Knit from peg 10 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.

Knit from peg 28 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 29, w&t peg 30.

Knit from peg 29 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 30, w&t peg 31.

Knit from peg 30 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 31, w&t peg 32.

Knit from peg 31 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

 

Peg 1 and Peg 30 have the wraps on them. Continue to the foot instructions (on the first round, you will pick up the wraps together with the stitch as you work the next round).

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May 5, 2018

Spa Scrubbies Set (double knit)

Just in time for Mother’s Day….Exfoliant Scrubbies.   Create a gift basket with scrubbies and creams, and other goodies for mom.  They are washable and dry quickly, but retain their scrubbing quality.

Easy and fast to make in your choice of colors.  Included: Rib knit head band, 3 scrubbies, scrubby sponge, and soap pocket scrubby. Add lotions, soap and a warm fragrant candle for relaxing atmosphere.

Loom:  ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom in double knit

Yarn:  Red Heart Scrubby Texture, 100% polyester or cotton,  4 skeins (one red, blue, bright blue, yellow), and one skein of Scrubby Smoothie of Ocean blue, 100% cotton

These 5 skeins will make 10-12 different scrubbies.

Stitches:  Stockinette, and Rib for the head band

Notions Needed:  Knit hook, Crochet hook, Sewing needle

Size:  Assorted

Gauge:  3 sts=1 inch

INSTRUCTIONS

Each scrubby is a different shape and size, but most instructions will work for them all.

Cast on in stockinette the amount of stitches for size desired. Always leave about 12” of yarn at beginning of cast on so you can finish the edge with it. This is done before the loop knot or first stitch.

When you want a thicker knit, you will do an extra row before hooking over. That way you will have 3 loops on each peg.

Work with this yarn slowly and carefully as one tends to grab onto the other.

The bind off will be different as a stretchy edge is not desired. Use anchor yarn for all scrubbys with smooth yarn, but they will all be removed so contrast color yarn is good.

3 loops for thick Stockinette

Regular stockinette or thick stockinette:  Working in stockinette with full circular is regular stockinette.  When you want a thicker material, just do an additional pass (circular) of all pegs to add a third loop on the pegs.  When hooking over, pick up both bottom 2 loops over each peg.

 

The bind off is worked so that the edge of the scrubby is not stretchy, but tight.  Move the loops from inner loom to outer loom.  Then work 2 loops together with sewing needle.  Be sure to pull the sewing  yarn under the needle to the right to create a loop.  When this is pulled snug, it will lock in the stitch and then it can be  removed from the loom.  Work the next stitch until the piece is off the loom.  Leave 12” of yarn at last row for sewing the edge.

 

 

Regular stockinette or thick stockinette:  Working in stockinette with full circular is regular stockinette.  When you want a thicker material, just do an additional pass (circular) of all pegs to add a third loop on the pegs.  When hooking over, pick up both bottom 2 loops over each peg.

 

Square Scrubbies

Red square– 7”- 8”

Cast on 24 stitches in Stockinette.  We worked a thicker knit at 2nd row and row 23 to give this larger square some extra ‘scrubby’ power.  Work approximately 24 rows before bind off.  Work more if a larger cloth is desired.

Bold Stripe square– bright blue, yellow, red, Ocean blue, 4 rows of each

Cast on 16 stitches in Stockinette in bright blue.  Work 4 rows in regular stockinette. Cut 3” yarn tail.  Tie on the yellow yarn and lay yarn tails between rows of pegs.

Work 4 rows in regular stockinette.  Cut 3” yarn tail.  Tie on the red yarn and work 4 rows.  Cut. Tie on the Ocean blue yarn and work 4 rows.  Cut leaving 10” for yarn tail.

Bind off by moving inner loops to outer loom and sew with yarn tail.

Blue Stripe with 3 yarns– Ocean Scrubby, Ocean Smooth, and Bright Blue

Cast on 12 stitches in Stockinette in Ocean Smooth.  Work 2 rows in regular Stockinette.

Tie on the bright blue yarn.  There is no need to cut any of the yarns, just pick up the one to use when you are ready for it.  Work two rows.

Work one row of Ocean Smooth.

Add the Ocean Scrubby and work two rows.

Now all 3 yarns are attached, so just use the one for the next row, and allow the others to lay out of knit.

Continue working 2 rows of bright blue, 2 rows of Ocean Smooth, 2 rows of Ocean Scrubby.

End with last 2 rows of Ocean Smooth.  Leave 10” of yarn for sewing the edge.
Finish both edges with yarn tails.

Round Scrubby or sponge– worked entirely with thick stockinette

4” square and drawn up, with pompom added for a handle.  The pompom is made from the scrubby textured and smooth yarn.

Cast on 14 stitches in regular stockinette.  (20 stitches for a larger round scrubby) Work 18 rows in thick stockinette.  Remember this means to weave down loom and return to cover all stitches with 2nd loop.  Then repeat so that all pegs have 3 loops.  Hook over by lifting bottom 2 loops over top of peg so all pegs, again, have one loop.  Repeat the double weave.  When the square is the correct size, cut yarn tail with about 20” so you can gather all 4 sides.  (Hint-for easier gathering, tie on the Ocean smooth yarn for the last row of regular stockinette).  This will give you the smooth yarn to do the gather around the square, but it will not show once the gather is complete).  Use the yarn tail with sewing needle to lift the loops off of loom, work around one side by picking up all the stitches, lift all the loops off anchor yarn, work around 2nd side to beginning.

You can gather all the edges together to create the round scrubby.  Once the stitches and edges are gathered, tie and knot the yarn.  Pull yarn tails into scrubby.

Make pompom by using both the bright blue yarn and the Ocean smooth together.  Tie the pompom tight and cut it to the size desired.  Our sample is about 1” in length.  Tie onto the top of the scrubby to create a handle for using.

Headband is worked using only the Scrubby Smoothie yarn and knit in rib stitch on the full 52 pegs in double knit on the Rotating Double Knit Loom.

Cast on all pegs in double knit in stockinette.

Work 14 rows in Rib stitch.

Do regular bind off with crochet hook.  Pick up one loop from inner loom and then one from outer loom.  Pull loop closest to hook thru the other.  Then pick up next loop on inner loom, pull one thru the other.  Continue by alternating the loops from inner loom to outer loom until you have just one loop on the hook, and pull yarn tail thru loop to knot.   Bind off at anchor yarn.  These edges will be stretchy.

Soap Pocket Scrubby

Cast On 16 stitches in regular stockinette with yellow Scrubby yarn. Leave 14” yarn tail for joining later.

Work one row with thick stockinette.

Work additional 5 rows in regular stockinette.

Tie in red scrubby yarn.  No need to cut the yellow.

Work 2 rows with red yarn in regular stockinette.

Work 12 rows with yellow yarn.

Work 2 rows in red yarn.

Work 8 rows in yellow yarn.

Work 2 rows in red yarn.  Cut and knot the red yarn and lay yarn tail into the knit.

Work 5 rows in yellow yarn in regular stockinette.

Work 1 row in thick stockinette

Work 1 row in regular stockinette.  Cut yarn leaving a 12” yarn tail for bind off.  Once you have completed the bind off of loom and anchor yarn, you are ready to sew the pocket together.

Fold the cast on edge up to the top red stripe, but below red stripe.  Sew the side seams of pocket with yellow yarn tail remaining.  If need to, add a new piece of sewing yarn.  Weave in any yarn tails.

Be creative with your gift as the scrubbies and the creams and candles make for a wonderful experience.  You can give a gift that expresses your creativity as well as some great products.  Your arrangement can be in a basket or ceramic container or whatever you choose.

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