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Jun 29, 2018

Baby Buttercup Skirt

Designed by Isela Phelps

My inspiration for this little skirt is clear, it is my little darling girl. Lately, I have been dreaming up little knits for her to wear. 

LOOM: orange loom from Premium Round Loom Set, 80 pegs

YARN:  approx 140 yards of worsted weight mercerized merino wool. Red Heart Chic Sheep in Green Tea

NOTIONS: knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook size H (to crochet the chain to use to cinch the skirt)

GAUGE: 9.5 sts x 15 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

SIZE: 6-12 months

NOTE: Stitch pattern is over 10 stitches, to make a smaller/larger size, use a knitting loom with a multiple of 10 pegs

ABBREVIATIONS

approx=approximately

k=knit stitch or u-stitch (not ewrap)

p=purl stitch

cdd=centered double decrease. Over 3 pegs. Move loops to the sides to the center peg. Example: Peg 3-Peg 2- Peg 1, move loop from peg 1 to peg 2.  Move loop from peg 3 to peg 2. When working the centered peg, treat all loops as one loop.

yo=yarn over

rnd(s)=round(s)

st(s)=stitch(es)

INSTRUCTIONS

Skirt

Cast on 80 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1 and Rnd 3: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2 and Rnd 4: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 6: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: *k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 9: *k3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to end

Rnd 10: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 11: *k4, yo, cdd, yo, k3; rep from * to end

Rnd 12: k to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 12: until panel measures approx. 7-inches from cast on edge.

Next 5 rnds: *k2, p2; rep from * to end

Bind off with basic bind off method.

 

Tie

Crochet a chain that is approximately 22 inches in length.

Assembly

Pass the chain through the ribbing section of the skirt, skipping over the purl stitches (see pictures below). Make a knot at each end of the crochet chain.

Weave all ends in, block lightly.

 

Isela Phelps, known in the loom knitting community as “Purling Sprite”. She is the author of the best-seller loom knitting series, Loom Knitting Primer.  She maintains a blog at purlingsprite.com

Have questions or comments for Isela? Feel free to leave a comment below!

4 Comments

  • What a cutie pie! The perfect model for this adorable little shirt. Question, the 80 peg loom you are referring to, what is the gauge?
    TYIA
    Cathie

  • It is small gauge.

  • A question that I hope you can answer here even thou it is not about this beautiful skirt
    I was wondering if you have made video 3and 4 on the new sock loom and if so where can I find it
    Thanks

  • No, I haven’t gotten to it yet.

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Jun 22, 2018

Ombre Ruffle Cowl

We are excited to present this featured pattern by loom knit designer and blogger Nicole F. Cox from Thismomentisgood.blogspot.com

Soft, ultra-feminine cowl, featuring a light and lofty, slip-stitch design. Easy enough for a beginner!

LOOM:  18” All-n-One Loom,  or Premium Round Loom Set, 50 pegs used.

YARN:  1 skein, Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball, 58% Cotton, 39% Acrylic, 3% Other, worsted #4 weight, 5.3 oz/150g, 481 yds/440 m. Color:  #203, Mindful Mauve.

NOTIONS:  tapestry needle, Crochet hook, knitting tool/pick.

GAUGE:  20 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10.2 cm square in pattern stitch.

SIZE:  approx 5”/12.7 cm  wide x 34”/86.4 cm  around.

ABBREVIATIONS/KEY

U-k = u-knit (may use the regular knit st). Wrap your working yarn halfway around the peg than pull the bottom loop over the top wrap (working yarn).

Skip1 wyib = Skip one peg/st, with yarn in back. Skip this peg by taking your working yarn in back of the peg. You will not work this peg.

WS = wrong side  St(s) = Stitch(es)  CO = Cast-on  BO = Bind off

 

NOTES

  • The right side of the fabric (purl side) faces away from you as you work (typically the WS of fabric). This eliminates the need to lift stitches.
  • Cowl is knit as a flat panel, seamed, than gathered. The seam is needed to give the gather structure. Knitting in the round is not recommended.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Foundation row:  Chain CO 50 pegs with 1 strand; work as flat panel.

Row 1:  *U-k1, skip1 wyib, rep from * to last 2 sts, u-k2.

Repeat row 1 until the entire skein is used, minus enough yarn to bind off and gather scarf, approximately 3 yds/2.7 m.

Bind off:  Use the chain one bind off method or one you prefer.

 

FINISH

Weave in ends. Fold the fabric in half, width wise, right side facing up and mattress seam. Leave a long tail for gathering. Using a tapestry needle, and loose running stitch, take the yarn in and out of the fabric along seam (while hiding it) and slowly gather the knitting. Cowl should measure 34“/86.4 cm after gathering. Make sure ruffles look even before continuing with the next step. Seam BO edge to CO edge. See schematic.

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Nicole F. Cox is an expert loom knitting pattern designer, author, and professional photographer. Check out her other projects at thismomentisgood.blogspot.com

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1 Comment

  • Love this wonder how it would turn out in planned pooling.

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