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Aug 31, 2018

‘Little’ Octopus

LOOM: Sock Loom 2

YARN: light worsted weight
146 yards in grey. 48 yards in contrast color

NOTIONS: sewing needle, safety eyes, poly-fil.

GAUGE: n/a

FINISHED SIZE: 8.5″ wide

ABBREVIATIONS:

K= uwrap stitch/flat stitch
P= purl stitch
K2tog= knit two stitches together

INSTRUCTIONS

Legs: make 8
Configure loom to 20 pegs.

In grey ewrap cast on 20 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Rows 1-20: knit to the end of the row

Cut grey, tie on contrast color.

Row 21: knit row

Row 22: purl row

Repeat rows 21 & 22 for a total of 6 rows.

Row 27: k2tog to end of row

Bind off using gather bind off method.

Tighten cast on and set aside.

 

Bottom:
Configure loom to 44 pegs.

In grey ewrap cast on 44 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Rows 1-8: knit to the end of the row.

Row 9: k2tog to end of row

Bind off using gather bind off method.

Tighten cast on and set aside.

Body:
Configure loom to 44 pegs.

In grey ewrap cast on 44 pegs, prepare to work in the round.

Rows 1-28: knit to the end of the row.

Row 29: k2tog to end of row

Bind off using gather bind off method.

Tighten cast on and set aside.

TO FINISH:

Using poly-fil to lightly stuff the legs and sew shut.

Sew the legs to the bottom piece with the bottom piece showing knit side down.

Attach safety eyes to the body and stuff the body.

Sew body piece to the bottom piece.

2 Comments

  • Love this adorable Octopus. Would love to make one as a baby gift and stitch the eyes on for safety. Should be easily held by a little one, thanks for the free pattern

  • Thank you for free pattern.I can not remember but there is a charity that excepts these for baby s . Just I think you have to sew eyes on.

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Aug 26, 2018

Pencil Socks

Back-to-school is in session which means teacher gifts are in the near future! Here is a fun pattern to knit for those awesome teachers who give so much to our kids. 

LOOM:  Sock loom 2, 40 pegs used.

YARN:  Approx 100 grams of worsted weight superwash wool yarn. Sample used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in the following colors: Blossom Heather, Cobblestone Heather, Semolina, Almond, and Coal.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, row counter (optional).

GAUGE: 10 sts x 16.5 sts=2 inches in stockinnette stitch.

SIZE:  Adult women shown in size 7. To make smaller/larger sizes, knit the foot shorter/longer.

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

w&t=wrap and turn. Lift the stitch that is on the peg, wrap the peg with the working yarn, replace stitch back on the peg.

rnd(s)=round(s)

rep=repeat

A=Blossom Heather (Pink)

B=Cobblestone Heather (Gray)

C=Semolina (Yellow)

D=Almond (Tan)

E=Coal (Black)

INSTRUCTIONS

Set knitting loom to 40 pegs, to work in the round.

Leg

Using A, cast on 40 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-12: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Cut A, join B and continue with B.

Rnd 13, 15, 17, 19: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 14, 16, 18, 20: p to end of rnd. Cut B, join C, and continue with C.

Rnd 21: *k4, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 21 until C portion measures approximately 7 inches.

Heel

The heel is completed using short-row shaping over 20 pegs.

Knit from 1 to19.  W&T 20.

Knit from 19 to 2.  W&T 1.

Knit from 2 to 18.  W&T 19.  

Knit from 18 to 3.  W&T 2.

Knit from 3 to 17.  W&T 18.  

Knit from 17 to 4.  W&T 3.  

Knit from 4 to 16.  W&T 17.  

Knit from 16 to 5.  W&T 4.  

Knit from 5 to 15.  W&T 16.  

Knit from 15 to 6.  W&T 5.  

Knit from 6 to 14.  W&T 15.  

Knit from peg 14 to 7.  W&T 6.  

(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 7 to 15.  W&T 16.

Knit from 15 to 6.  W&T 5.  

Knit from 6 to 16.  W&T 17.  

Knit from 16 to 5.  W&T 4.  

Knit from 5 to 17.  W&T 18.  

Knit from 17 to 4.  W&T 3.    

Knit from 4 to 18.  W&T 19.  

Knit from 18 to 3.  W&T 2.  

Knit from 3 to 19.  W&T 20.

Knit from 19 to  2.  W&T 1.  

Pegs 1 and 20 have two wraps and the stitch. 

On the first round of the sole and foot, work the pegs with the extra wraps together with the stitch.

Sole and Foot

Next rnd: k24, p1; *k4, p1, rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep last rnd until foot measures 3 inches less than the desired length. Cut C. Join D. Continue with D in established pattern for another inch (approx. 8 rnds). Cut D, join E.

Toe

Using E, rep the same instructions as for Heel.

Keeping all sts from twisting, place the first 20 sts onto a double pointed needle.. Place the remaining 20 sts onto another double pointed needle.

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

Weave all ends in. Block to set the stitches.

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!

 

7 Comments

  • Is this 100 grams in total? Or is this 100 grams per color or per sock?

    Thanks

  • I used 100 grams total of all the colors. If you are buying the same exact yarn, I bought 2 skeins of yellow, 1 pink, 1 gray, 1 brownish, 1 black. I used most of 1 yellow skein for 1 sock (fits size 7.5 women).

  • Hi Isela,

    love these socks…where can I get the yarn for these socks? tyvm

  • Thank you Isela for the great video on the Kitchner stitch to seamlessly finish the toe of a sock. What a great addition to learning. Thank you!

  • Thank you Isela for the helpful Kitchner video tutorial. My sock seam is invisible!

  • “Loom Knitting Socks” pattern, Ladder Lace. Chart directions show symbols in this order (right to left): k2tog yo yo ssk

    Written directions say: ssk yo yo k2tog

    I love all your patterns Isela and have made many, this one I am not sure of which directions to follow and want to use my KB oval sock loom to make them. Can you assist?

  • I got it at KnitPicks.com

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Aug 17, 2018

Zippy 2-hour Baby Blanket

 

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

YARN:  2 balls of Mainstay Chunky Yarn used in sample.  Approx. 64 yds. super bulky yarn.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, crochet hook

GAUGE:  3.5 sts x 5 rows = 4”

SIZE:  26” wide x 27” long

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS
Assemble (4) Zippys and (4) Corners in a square, total 20 pegs.

Mark the first peg with a stitch marker. Cast on 20 pegs and prepare to work as a flat panel.

Video: Cast On Stitches

After casting on to peg #20,  reverse direction and knit row 1. Knit from peg #20 to peg #1.

Row 1: Ewrap knit to the end of row.

Video: Ewrap Knit Stitch
Repeat Row 1 until end of yarn ball. Then tie on 2nd ball of yarn, and repeat process.
Knit until 24” of yarn remains.

Bind off stitches.

Video Bind Off Stitches

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Aug 13, 2018

Squishy Soft Baby Blanket

LOOM:  136 peg knitting loom in small gauge. Recommend: 38” knitting loom with 2 peg extender, or 28” with peg extenders.

YARN:  Approx 820 yds of worsted weight yarn. Lion Brand LB Collection Cashmere Yarn was used in sample in color

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, and tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 16 sts and 22 rows  = 4 inches in stockinette.

SIZE: 32″ x 40″

As soon as I touched this yarn, I knew that I wanted to create something soft and beautiful for my little one to cherish. Our team members have nicknamed this yarn “squishy” as all you want to do is wrap yourself in its softness.

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BO=Bind off

st(s)=stitch(es)

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

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 136 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to end of end.

Row 2: p to end of end.

Repeat last two rows, 9 more times (20 rows total).

Row 21: k3, *k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 22: p3, k130, p3.

Row 23: k3, *k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 24: p3, k130, p3.

Row 25: k3, *k3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 26: p3, k130, p3.

Row 27: k3, *k4, yo, cdd, yo, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 28: p3, k130, p3.

Repeat Rows 1-28 until panel measures approximately 34 inches from cast on edge (about 10 total repeats of Rows 1-28), ending on a Row 28.

Repeat Rows 1-20.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave all ends in. Steam block.

The lace stitch pattern used in this baby blanket, is the same one used for the Baby Buttercup Skirt shown in this video.

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!

7 Comments

  • I have tried 5 times to do this pattern and every single time my stitches are too tight. I have made the ultra loose but they still seem to be too tight. Any suggestions?

  • What yarn are you using? The yarn that was used in this pattern is a natural yarn so it has inherent elasticity. The sample knitted also knitted the stitches loosely. What knit stitch are you using? If you are using the flat stitch or u-stitch, try the true knit stitch instead.

  • I would love to make this blanket for my great-grandson for his baptism.I am new to loom knitting but am a fast learner. Can I knit this on the Afghan loom?

  • Absolutely! The gauge may vary slightly, but you should be able to knit it on that loom.

  • I would like to make this blanket what yarn can I substitute it with?

  • Isela, This is a ? about the Autumn Slouch hat. The last instructions say repeat rows 13 and 14 which is 10 and 11 If I understand correctly, I now have 3 YO and the next round is
    K2tog. It seems like to get the 2 extra elongated stitches off the loom I am missing a knit or purl row ?

    Thanks for your help Betty

  • Any other that has a nice drape to it, typically one with a natural fiber.

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