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Jul 29, 2018

Mila Purse

Designed by Isela Phelps

A small purse can be the perfect accent piece for your next event. The Mila purse depicts a horizontal chunky 8-stitch cable amidst purls. Chunky cables are possible on the knitting looms! Check out the Zippy Loom Knit Cables to learn the new technique! 

LOOM:  Rotating Double Knit Loom, outer ring only.

YARN:  100% mercerized wool. Red Heart Chic Sheep was used in sample [3.5oz/100g, 186yd/170m 2 skeins in Sterling color.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle, D shaped handles (pair) 8-1/8”x 4”

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

SIZE:  Approx 10” wide x 9” tall (assembled).

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

st(s)=stitch(es)

8st LC =8 stitch Left Cable

NOTE

The pattern uses the doubling-stitch peg technique illustrated in booklet Zippy Loom Knit Cables

INSTRUCTIONS

Panel 1

Cast on 52 stitches from left to right on your knitting loom as follows: A stitch per peg on first 8 pegs, 4 stitches on the 9th peg, 4 stitches on the 10th peg, then 36 stitches, one per peg. Prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to end of row (make sure you knit each individual stitch on the pegs (9 and 10) with multiple stitches)

Row 2: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row.

Row 3: k to end of row (make sure you knit each individual stitch on the pegs (9 and 10) with multiple stitches)

Row 4: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row..

Row 5: k to end of row (make sure you knit each individual stitch on the pegs (9 and 10) with multiple stitches)

Row 6: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row.

Row 7: k36, *8stLC (these stitches are on the two pegs), k to end of row.

Row 8: p until you reach peg 9 (the first peg with the multiple stitches), k8 (knit the 8 stitches that are on peg 9 and 10), p to the end of row.

Repeat Rows 1-8 until panel measures approximately 12 inches from cast on edge.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Panel 2

Cast on 52 sts (from left to right), prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: p to end of row.

Row 2: k to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until panel measures approximately 12 inches from cast on edge.

(Tip: count the number of garter stitch ridges on first panel, and do the same number of garter stitch ridges on second panel).

Assembly

Note: the panel direction is sideways so that the cable lays horizontally.

 

Before sewing the sides of the bag, sew the handles in place.

 

Once the handles are secured, seam around the bag, starting on one side, then down the bottom of the bag, then up the other side of the bag.

Weave ends in.

 

 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!

2 Comments

  • I’m hoping you can answer a question for me. I have the original 30″ metal peg loom. It double knits but I would like to set it up for single knit. However it doesn’t have any connector pegs like come with the 18 &20″ boards. Do you know where I can get some?

  • I have a off topic question about socks.
    Your you tube sock tut using the orange sock loom was very helpful and easy to follow.
    My sock at the toe end has, what I call, an ear on each side of the toe. The sock won’t follow the contour of my foot, it sticks out on each side.
    My question is
    Can I eliminate 2 w&t on each side and then would I just not do anything to those pegs until the last round where I just knit all the pegs?
    I wouldn’t have been able to make a sock without your tut. The hardest thing for me was to do the kitchner stitch.
    Thank you Isela

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Jul 27, 2018

Zippy Plush Scarf

 

LOOM:  Zippy Loom

 

YARN: Walmart Mainstay Chunky, silver color, 1 ball.

 

STICH: Ewrap knit stitch

 

SIZE: 4″ x 70”

 

INSTRUCTIONS
Cast on 4 stitches on Zippy Loom.

 

Row 1: Work in ewrap stitch to end.
Next row: Repeat row 1 until scarf reaches 72”or desired length.
Bind off stitches with basic bind off method.
Weave ends in.
Your scarf is complete!!
Wear it proudly. You made it!!
Video tutorial on each step:

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Jul 21, 2018

Heart Hat Band

The hat band is like a headband, only wider.  Not quite a hat, as the top is open for the hair to fly free, or to tuck it all in.  Fun to wear, and just enough to keep your ears warm.

LOOM:  ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom, working in round

YARN: Sample uses Lamb’s Pride Bulky, 85% wool,15% Mohair, #5. 125 yds per skein, one skein of Peacock (main) and ½ skein Lt Blue (blue)

STITCHES:  Rib and Stockinette

NOTIONS:  Knit hook, Crochet hook, 5 stitch markers

SIZE:  5.5” wide and 24” circumference

GAUGE:  3 st X 4 rnds=1 inch

Abbreviations:

Rnd(s)=round(s),  St(s)=Stitch(s),

Place a stitch marker on peg 5, 16, 26, 35, 46, counting from beginning peg 1.  The pegs with stitch markers will always be at center of heart.

These pegs will be the bottom point of each heart design. Cast on 52 pegs in double knit to work in the round, using main color.  Lay anchor yarn.  It will be removed.

Rnds 1-8:  Work in Rib stitch

 

Rnd 9-16 will be the heart design rnds, as numbered 1-8 in the graph.

Rnd 9 (#1 of graph):  Tie on blue yarn at peg 5.  Wrap peg 5, front to back, no twist.  Carry yarn thru center of looms and wrap all 5 stitches, front to back, at stitch markers.  Lay blue yarn down without cutting it.

Pick up main color yarn and work in Rib st on all pegs that are not covered with blue yarn.

Work row on all stitches.

Rnd 10 (#2 of graph):  Work with blue yarn at all stitch markers covering 3 stitches with the stitch marker being the center peg.  This means to wrap sts 4,5,6 on this round and likewise of all the design pegs.  Complete the rnd with the main color in rib stitch.  Work rnd.

Rnd 11 (#3 of graph):  Work with blue yarn at all stitch markers covering 5 stitches (2 on each side of center peg).  Complete rnd with main yarn in rib stitch.  Work rnd.

Rnd 12 (#4 of graph):  Work with blue yarn at all stitch markers covering 7 stitches (3 on each side of center peg)

Complete rnd with main yarn in rib stitch, and work rnd.

Rnd 13 (#5 of graph):  Work with blue yarn at all stitch markers covering 9 stitches (4 on each side of center peg)

Complete rnd with main color, and work rnd.

Rnd 14 (#6 of graph):  Repeat rnd 13.

Rnd 15 (#7 of graph):  Repeat rnd 13 except skip center peg.  (4 on each side of center peg, skip center peg, and 4 on right of center peg.  Complete rnd with main color and be sure to work center peg with main color.  Hook over all pegs.

Rnd 16 (#8 of graph): Work with blue color on 2 sts, skip 3 center pegs, and work 2 pegs on right side of center.  Complete rnd with main color. Hook over all pegs.  Cut blue yarn and tie to main yarn.  Tuck yarn tail into knit.  End of design rnds.  You will have 5 blue heart designs with either 1 or 2 sts between.

Rnds 17-24:  Rib stitch all stitches.

Bind off loom with basic crochet bind off keeping the edge loose.  Once off the loom, bind off at anchor yarn with basic bind off.  Weave in all yarn tails.  Remove the anchor yarn.

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Jul 13, 2018

Plushy Zippy Blanket

4 Hour Project! Great pattern for beginners just learning to knit!! Super easy, one stitch, and 4 color changes.

LOOM:  (4) Zippy Looms and (4) Zippy Corners 20 pegs total, or Zippy Master Set.

YARN:  Approx 160 yds total. 5 balls of Mainstay Chunky Yarn #6 super bulky yarn was used in sample. 2 colors: (2) white and (3) teal. 100% polyester chenille.

STITCHES: E-wrap knit

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook (size S/19.0mm), one stitch marker

SIZE:  26” wide x 68” long

GAUGE:  3.5 stitches x 5 rows = 4” in e-wrap knit stitch

NOTES: A=White color yarn;  B=Teal color yarn. This blanket is knit in 5 color sections. One ball of yarn per section.

INSTRUCTIONS

Assemble (4) Zippy Looms and (4) Zippy Corners in a square, total 20 pegs.

Mark the first peg with a stitch marker.

Using color B, cast on 20 stitches, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: E-wrap knit to the end of row.

Repeat Row 1 until end of yarn ball and you are back to first peg.

Tie on new color A at the beginning of the next row.  The first peg is wrapped with new color.

Repeat process of e-wrap.

Continue alternating colors, one ball of yarn per section.

After 5 sections of color, ending with B teal color, bind off with basic bind off method. Weave in ends.

 

7 Comments

  • Hello. Is this a blanket or a shawl? As in the picture it appears to be more likea shawl.
    Thank you.

  • Love seeing all of the posted patterns

  • I want to make the visor beanie can not find a place to comment What peg is used for cast on, then do the visor then do row 6-11 starting with peg 1

    Am I attaching the firs row of visor to row 5? When visor is done where do I find row 5 to knit 6-11

    I can not quite get it clear in my head

    Thanks for all your help

  • It is a blanket but it is wide enough to be a shawl. It is more like a lap-blanket

  • Beautiful lap blanket
    Please help with sock video

  • What wool did you use for this?

  • Can this be made o the all in one loom using worsted woool?

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Jul 10, 2018

‘On the Go’ Tote (double knit)

Fun little tote for all ages.  Bag has a flat, round bottom and leather attached handles for closure. Easy for beginners, wanting to do a 2-color intarsia.  May be lined if desired.

Loom:  Rotating Double Knit Loom, 52 pegs, worked in the round.

Yarn:  Big Twist Chunky, 100% Acrylic, 195 yds per skein.  Colors used in sample are Cloud White(W) and Chunky Slate(S), (1) skein of Slate and (½-1) skein of White.  Machine wash and dry.

Stitches:  Stockinette

Notions Needed:  Knit hook, Crochet hook, Darning needle, Handle or leather straps for closure, purchased at any craft store.

Optional notions:  stitch markers or rubber bands (6)

Size:  8” tall X 9” wide (flat) with 6.5” circumference bottom

Gauge:  3 sts X 5 rnds=1 inch

Techniques Used:  Decrease for bottom, Vertical stripes for 2-color design

Abbreviations

rnd(s)=round(s), dec=decrease, L=left, R=right

Begin at top of bag and create the double folded border for attaching the straps.

Cast On 52 sts with Slate yarn.  Work 12 rnds in Stockinette.  Cut S yarn.

Add White yarn, work 4 rnds.

Do not cut the W yarn, but tie on the S yarn.

Leave both yarns attached.

Begin the design area for a total of 11 rnds based on chart below.

Work 1 rnd with S yarn.

Rnds 2-4:  Start with W yarn.  Work 2 sts, skip 2 sts, work 2 sts and maintain this sequence in stockinette.  Lay W yarn down and work S yarn on all open pegs.  Hook over.

Rnds 5-7:  Start with W yarn.  Work 2 sts but shift over to L side by one stitch.  Now continue by skipping 2 stitches and weaving 2 stitches.  Lay W yarn down and work S yarn on all open pegs.  Hook over.

Rnds 8-10:  Repeat rnds 5-7 by shifting over to L side by one stitch.

Rnd 11:  Complete with 1 rnd of S yarn.  Cut and tie S yarn; continue with W yarn (rnd 12).

Work 3 rnds of W yarn with extra weave.  This gives the center of bag more structure to hold its shape.

To do this, weave full circular of stockinette, and then one more time around the loom.  Some pegs will have 3 loops.  Lift 2 over 1 on pegs with 3 loops, for hook over;  1 over 1 for all others.

Add S yarn and work 1 rnd in Stockinette.

Cut S yarn and knot.

Work 8 rnds with W yarn.  Do not cut.

Tie on S yarn and work 1 rnd in stockinette with extra weave.

Tie on W yarn and work 5 rnds.  Cut and knot W yarn.

Bag bottom will be worked with S yarn for a total of 16 rnds.

Work 2 rnds in S yarn.

 

The first dec is done in center of the 3 sections between the legs of the loom.  You can mark these pegs, if desired.  You do not need to be concerned about exact centers, just approximate.

For each dec, move one loop to adjacent peg, so that the dec peg is empty.  Be sure to do the dec on both looms.  Work rnd.

Work 1 rnd in stockinette skipping the empty pegs.

Next rnd, do dec on peg adjacent to first dec so that you have 2 empty pegs together on both looms.  (see pics) Work rnd skipping the empty pegs.

Work 2 rnds in stockinette.

Repeat the dec rnd with a new dec between each set of the empty pegs.

Work 2 rnds after each dec rnd as before.

Work next dec rnd and follow with 2 rnds.

You will end up with a total of 18 dec stitches (empty pegs), and 34 sts remaining on loom.

Work 2 rnds on remaining pegs in stockinette.

Bind off by moving the inner loops onto pegs on outer loom.  Cut a piece of S yarn (about 2 times around loom) for bind off.  You can use the working yarn for this.  Thread the yarn onto darning needle.  Pick up each set of loops from the pegs until the remaining 34 stitches are on the yarn and off the loom.  Gently draw the stitches together, sew a few stitches to close the bottom and knot.  Pull yarn tail into bag.

Finishing the top and adding leather straps:

Turn bag inside out.  Fold top down to meet the bottom of S section.  Using the darning needle and S yarn, sew the top edge secure.  You may want to keep it in place as you sew with a few double pointed needles or pins.

Turn bag to outside and attach the straps.  Our sample uses 2 straps, each 21” long in black leather, and long enough to wear on shoulder.  You may also like a drawstring leather string laced thru the header.  Tuck in any remaining yarn tails.

Optional:  leave bottom soft, or line it with rigid circular fabric.

Either way, your little bag is “off to market” and sure to please.

 

5 Comments

  • Will there be a video?

  • Hi Gin,
    I don’t plan for a video of this pattern. If you have difficulty with any part of it, I will gladly help you with it and make a small video of that section that seems hard to understand. It is a fun project and should not give you too much trouble, but just ask if needed.

  • I recently discovered some stitchology patterns I really like #36,37,38 and 39 but can not figure out which loom is being used. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • I don’t understand what it means to weave. Is there any place to go where I can see the being done?

  • Hi Jean,
    Sorry for the confusion. In this pattern we are doing the stockinette stitch or stockinette weave. It is just referring to the way the yarn is wrapped on the pegs.
    We did a process that had 3 rnds just to add some strength to the bag. It is a stockinette stitch, but before we hooked over the pegs, we did one more rnd to add a 3rd wrap on every other peg. So some had 2 loops and some had 3 loops. Then we hooked over the rnd by taking 1 over 1, or 2 over 1. So the wrap process was referred to as weaving around the pegs. I hope this simplifies the term, “weave” a little better.

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