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Oct 26, 2018

Chunky Knit Loom Set!

It’s brand new to KB Looms: ‘Premium’ Chunky Knit Loom Set

Over the years, we have received many requests to have this set created, something where you can you use bulky weight yarn to create super fast hats from baby to adult! Your wait is finally over!

We present you with the “Chunky Knit Loom Set”!

This gauge is brand new to the KB Loom line up. The set includes three knitting looms: 48 peg, 36 pegs, and 24 pegs with 5/8″ gauge. You can create adult size hats on the 48 peg knitting loom; the 36 peg knitting loom can be used to create youth size hats–maybe, toddlers to about 8 years of age; the 24 peg knitting loom is the perfect size to create small baby hats, and even leg warmers.

Each loom is made of the best quality, high grade durable plastic. The stay-put pegs are engineered to correctly hold the yarn, and yet, be super comfortable for the knitter.  They will quickly become some of your favorite looms!

The possibilities of creation are endless; you are able to use the knitting loom both in the round, and to create flat panels. The 48 peg is large enough to create a wide scarf or shawl. Knit a few strips and sew them together to create a blanket. So much to knit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few patterns to get you started with your new Chunky Knit Loom Set!

Quick Knit Cowl Vest
Chunky Rib Pompom Hat
Chunky Messy Bun Beanie
Double Arrow Beanie

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Oct 26, 2018

Chunky Messy Bun Beanie

LOOM: ‘Premium’ Chunky Knit Looms, 48 peg and 24 peg loom used.

YARN:  Approx 80 yds of Super Bulky weight merino wool yarn. Malabrigo Rasta in Solis used in sample. 90yds (82m); 150g (5.29 oz).

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle

GAUGE: 5.5 sts x 8 rows=2 inches

SIZE:  Hat fits up to 20” circumference head

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximate

k=knit stitch. May substitute with u-stitch.

p=purl

stitchst(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=round(s)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 48 sts (orange loom), prepare to work in the round. The modified e-wrap cast on is recommended.

Rnd 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 9-13: p to end.

Rnd 14-17: **k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rounds 9-17: 1 more time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove all stitches to a piece of scrap yarn.Place all stitches on the 24 peg knitting loom (the smallest one)—2 stitches per peg.

Knit to end of rnd. Bind off with basic removal method. Weave all ends in.


 

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Oct 20, 2018

Baby Bow Hat and Booties

LOOM: KB Baby-Knit Looms

YARN:  Approx 110 yds of worsted weight merino wool yarn. Red Heart Chic yarn, 1 skein (less than 1 skein used) in Mai Tai, and Linen (about 30 yds), used in sample.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle

GAUGE: 11 sts and 16 rows = 2”

SIZE:  Hat and booties recommended for 0-3months

 

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximate

k=knit stitch. May substitute with u-stitch.

p=purl stitch

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=round(s)

mc=main color (pink)

cc=contrasting color (off white)

sl=slip (skip the peg with yarn towards back of peg)

w&t=wrap and turn

INSTRUCTIONS

Hat

With MC, cast on 56 sts, green loom, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Next 4 rnds: k to end. Cut MC, join CC.

Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut CC, join MC.

Next 26 rnds: k to end.  (Piece measures approx 5.5 inches from cast on edge.)

Next 4 rnds: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Remove with modified gather bind off.

Weave ends in.

Bow

With MC, cast on 12 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to end.

Row 2: p to end.

Repeat Row 1-Row 2: 18 more times (20 total rows).

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Bow Loop

With CC, cast on 6 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-10: Sl 1, k to end.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Mattress stitch the Bow Loop to the hat by aligning it to the first row of the CC color band and to the last row of the CC color band.

Booties
(Make 2)

With MC, cast on 24 sts, with purple loom, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-4: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 5-8: k to end. Cut MC, join CC.

Rnd 9-11: k to end. Cut CC, join MC.

Next 6 rnds: k to end.

Create a short row heel over 12 stitches (see below for short-row heel instructions).

Continue working in the round.

Next 14 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Create a short-row toe over 12 stitches (follow same instructions as for heel).

Remove with Kitchener Stitch.

Weave ends in.

Little Bows

Using the chain stitch, make a chain with 60 crochet chains. Bind off. Make a small bow with the chain. Secure the bow tightly to the contrasting color band of the bootie.

Short-row heel over 12 stitches

Heel

Work heel in short-rows over the first 12 stitches.
Place a peg marker on peg 1 and peg 12.

Knit from 1-11.  W&T 12.

Knit from 11-2.  W&T 1.

Knit from 2 -10.  W&T 11.

Knit from 10-3.  W&T 2.

Knit from 3-9.  W&T 10.

Knit from 9-4.  W&T 3.

Knit from 4-8.  W&T 9.

Knit from 8-5.  W&T 4.

(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 5-9.  W&T 10.

Knit from 9-4.  W&T 3.

Knit from 4- 10.  W&T 11.

Knit from 10-3.  W&T 2.

Knit from 3 -11.  W&T 12.

Knit from 11-2.  W&T 1.

Pegs 1 and 12 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.

Foot: Begin working in the round once again.

Modified Gather Bind Off Instructions

Cut 2 pieces of yarn that are approximately 24 inches long.

Thread tapestry needle with one of the pieces of yarn. Remove all the purl stitches onto the piece of yarn.

Thread second piece of yarn and remove all the knit stitches from the loom.

Locate the first piece of yarn and cinch the purl stitches tightly close.

Locate the second piece of scrap yarn and cinch it all the knit stitches.

Tightly weave all tail ends to the wrong side of the hat.

 

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Oct 5, 2018

Zigtastic Pumpkins

Show your appreciation for autumn with these fun loom knit pumpkins!  Simple 2 stitch cables create a fun zig zag pattern that give these pumpkins flair!  

Design by Renita Harvey

LOOM:  His & Her Sock Looms, 64 peg loom for large pumpkin, 56 peg loom for small pumpkin

YARN 65 yds total of medium/4 weight yarn.  Caron Simply Soft in colors Pumpkin and White (60 yds each) used in samples for the pumpkins and Chocolate (5 yds) for the stems.

NOTIONS:  Loom tool, cable needle, tapestry needle, stuffing

ABBREVIATIONS

K:  Knit (do not use e-wrap knit)

P:  Purl

LC:  Left cross cable

RC:  Right cross cable

MC:  Main color, orange or white

CC:  Contrast color, brown

Rep:  Repeat

SPECIAL STITCHES

LC:  Worked over 2 pegs.  Take working yarn behind peg 1 (skip the peg).  Knit peg 2 and place the stitch from peg 2 onto a cable needle and hold to the center of the loom.  Move the stitch from peg 1 to peg 2 leaving peg 1 empty.  Place the stitch from the cable needle on peg 1.  Knit peg 2.

RC:  Worked over 2 pegs.  Place the stitch from peg 1 onto the cable needle and hold to the center of the loom.  Bring the working yarn in front of the cable needle and knit peg 2.  Move the stitch from peg 2 to peg 1.  Place the stitch on the cable needle onto peg 2.  Knit peg 2.

PATTERN NOTES

Do not use the e-wrap knit stitch.  Use the true knit stitch or u-wrap knit as these stitches will make a tighter fabric more suitable for stuffing.

INSTRUCTIONS

Pumpkin 

Cast on all pegs with MC.  Prepare to work in the round.

R1-4:  *K2, P2, rep from * to end

R5:  *K1, LC, K4, P1, rep from * to end

R6:  *K7, P1, rep from * to end

R7:  *K2, LC, K3, P1, rep from * to end

R8:  *K7, P1, rep from * to end

R9:  *K3, LC, K2, P1, rep from * to end

R10:  *K7, P1, rep from * to end

R11:  *K4, LC, K1, P1, rep from * to end

R12:  *K7, P1, rep from * to end

R13:  *K4, RC, K1, P1, rep from * to end

R14:  *K7, P1, rep from * to end

R15:  *K3, RC, K2, P1, rep from * to end

R16:  *K7, P1, rep from * to end

R17:  *K2, RC, K3, P1, rep from * to end

R18:  *K7, P1, rep from * to end

R19:  *K1, RC, K4, P1,  rep from * to end

R12:  *K7, P1, rep from * to end

Rep R5-20, 2 more times for both size pumpkins on either loom

For large pumpkins on the 64 peg loom, rep R6-12 once more.

Rep R1-4

Wrap working yarn around loom 2 times and cut.  Thread tail on tapestry needle.

Run working yarn through all purl stitches and remove the stitches from the pegs while skipping and leaving the knit stitches until all purl stitches are threaded and removed from the loom.

Wrap a second piece of yarn around the loom twice and cut.  Thread on a tapestry needle.

Run this piece of yarn through all the knit stitches and remove the stitches from the pegs until all stitches are removed from the loom.

Gather the purl stitches first.  Then gather the knit stitches.  Pull all 3 ends (1 from the purls and 2 from the knits) to the inside of the tube.  Secure with a square knot.

Stuff the pumpkin around 1 of the tail pieces leaving the other 2 in the middle.  Bring the tail piece up through the other end

Cut 2 more pieces of yarn the same as before.

Thread the first piece through the purls and the second piece through the knits on the cast on edge.   Gather in the same manner as the other end while adding more stuffing if needed.

Secure the ends.

Pull the tail from the opposite end and tie with one of the tails from the cast on end to create a squat appearance.

Stem

Cast on 6 stitches with CC.

Knit all until stem is 1.5″ to 3″  long.

Bind off.

Cut a long tail for sewing.

Let the stem curl onto itself and sew one end over the knots on the cast on end of the pumpkin.  Sew long stitches at the base to create the look of a real pumpkin stem.

2 Comments

  • What kind of cast on would you use for this project. It’s really cute. Thank you.

  • How do you get your stitches loose enough to Cable? After the first row of cables, my stitches are too tight to move. I don’t mean from this pattern. I was using a pattern from KB’s Zippy Loom Knit Cable book. But I thought you might be able to help me.

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