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Dec 28, 2018

Basic Chunky Mittens

LOOM:  24 peg, Premium Chunky Round Loom (mint color loom)

YARN:  Approx 110 yds of bulky weight merino wool. Malabrigo Chunky in Paris Night color. 100g (3.53oz), 104 yds (95 m)

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle

GAUGE: 6.5 sts x 10 rows = 2 inches in stockinette

SIZE:  Fits adult size women

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch or u-stitch

p=purl stitch

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=round(s)

INSTRUCTIONS
(make 2)

Cast on 24 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1-18: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next 18 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Remove the first 4 stitches (from pegs 1-4) off the knitting loom and onto a piece of scrap yarn. The first 4 pegs are empty.

Cast on 4 stiches with the ewrap method. K to end of rnd. (24 stitches back on the loom).

Next 25 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave all ends in.

Thumb Instructions

Thumb is worked as a flat panel over 8 stitches as follows:

Place the 4 live stitches from the piece of scrap yarn back on the knitting loom. Leaving a 10-inch beginning yarn tail, form a slip knot and place the slip knot 2 pegs to the right from the first stitch, cast on 1, knit 4 (the ones from the project), cast on with the ewrap method. (8 sts total on the loom).

Next 22 rows: k to end of row.

Bind off with flat removal method. Cut yarn leaving a 110-inch yarn tail end.

Thread the yarn tail end through a tapestry needle. Mattress stitch seam the bind off edge of the thumb to the cast on edge of the thumb (see photo below for assistance).

Using the mattress stitch method, seam down the sides of the thumb, and down the sides.

Weave all tail ends.

 

 

 

 

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Dec 23, 2018

Striped Hat/Scarf with embellishments (dk)!

Ho, Ho Ho! They will you coming in this one!!  It’s a simple hat and scarf design.  Just sew on your favorite holiday accent to embellish your garment… a fun twist to the classic hat and scarf set!

Designed by Denice Johnson

LOOM: ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom, with ’60 peg’ loom topper .

YARN: Caron One Pound,
Worsted weight yarn
Main Color: aprox 264 yards
Contrast Color: aprox 10 yards
White: 80 yards

NOTIONS: knit hook, crochet hook, sewing needle, Christmas accents.

GAUGE: 14 stitches and 12 rows =3″

FINISHED SIZE: Adult
Hat: 22″x 9″
Scarf: 4″ wide x 50″ long

STITCHES
Stockinette and Rib

Rib Stitch with wrapping complete

INSTRUCTIONS

Hat

In main color, cast on all 60 pegs with basic Stockinette stitch working in the round in double knit, lay anchor yarn in contrast color.

 

 

 

Rib Stitch with stitches hooked over

Rows 1-5: work in rib stitch

Row 6: work in stockinette stitch

Cut main color, tie on contrast color.

Row 7: work in stockinette stitch

Cut contrast color, tie on white.

Rows 8-17: work in stockinette stitch

Cut white, tie on contrast color.

Row 18: work in stockinette stitch

Cut contrast color, tie on main color.

Rows 19-28: work in stockinette stitch

Move the inner loom loops to the outer loom. The inner loom will be empty and the outer loom will have 2 loops on each peg. Lift the bottom loops over the top loops so there are only just 1 loop on each of the pegs. Remove the inner loom topper.

The remainder of the hat will be worked in single knit.

Rows 29-33: work in rib stitch (knit 2, purl 2)

Bind off by using the gather bind off method, weave in all yarn ends. Crochet the cast on edge and remove anchor yarn.

Scarf 

In main color, cast on 19 pegs with basic Stockinette stitch working as a flat panel in double knitting, lay anchor yarn in contrast color.

Rows 1-10: work in stockinette stitch

Cut main color, tie on contrast color.

Row 11: work in stockinette stitch

Cut contrast color, tie on white.

Rows 12-31: work in stockinette stitch

Cut white, tie on contrast color.

Row 32: work in stockinette stitch

Cut contrast color, tie on main color.

Rows 33-152: work in stockinette stitch

Cut main color, tie on contrast color.

Row 153: work in stockinette stitch

Cut contrast color, tie on white.

Rows 154-173: work in stockinette stitch

Cut white, tie on contrast color.

Row 174: work in stockinette stitch

Cut contrast color, tie on main color.

Rows 175-184: work in stockinette stitch

Move the inner loom loops to the outer loom. The inner loom will be empty and the outer loom will have 2 loops on each peg. Lift the bottom loops over the top loops so there are only just 1 loop on each of the pegs. Crochet the loops off in chain fashion. Crochet the cast on edge and remove anchor yarn. Weave in all yarn ends.

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Dec 20, 2018

Introducing…Loom Holder Connectors!

Now any loom can rotate on an elevated base!

The Loom Holder Connectors convert the ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom base into a Universal Loom Holder.

Kit includes: (3) loom holder connectors and (6) fabric bands (3 smaller bands are attached to the holders.  To attach wider looms, replace the small bands with the larger ones.)

 

 

How it works…

The loom holder consists of a leg connector, and a ‘tray’. Each holder connector snaps onto a leg of the rotating base.  The ‘tray’ or, top part of the connector,  holds the loom. The trays rotate around to adjust to each loom.  This allows the holders to work with various loom sizes.  The connectors are very strong and sturdy.

 

 

 

 

To begin set up, simply evaluate your loom size, and insert the 3 legs into the rotating base using either the outer, or the inner openings on base. If you are setting up a large round loom, the outer leg locations work best, and smaller looms use the inner leg locations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotate the trays to best position to fit your particular loom. Now take your loom and set on top of the 3 trays. Turn and adjust the trays so that they are balanced with the rotating base. Once loom is placed comfortably on trays, simply wrap the fabric bands around loom and secure to bottom of tray.  The bands will hook over one of the knobs, located on bottom of the tray. You can use your fingers or knit hook to attach bands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are working with a larger loom with wider base, for example, the afghan loom, remove the small fabric bands and replace with the larger fabric bands that come in the kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The connectors work to hold many loom shapes and sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 Comments

  • WOW! This is just wonderful news. Thank you to the folks at Knitting Board!

  • OMG!!! I had asked you if you could make a rotating loom with 36pegs, and if not, could you make something rotating to hold looms. You answered back by saying to watch for something new at the end of the year… And you did it. Actually you made 2 new items, but you made the rotating loom bigger, not smaller. But, unfortunately, I cant purchase both items because they are a little to pricy. I will not use the original loom that comes with the rotating base, so it would be a waste to purchase it. All in all, it is a terrific new concept.

  • Can the looms that are made for the rotating loom, be put on this one? I Have the orginal and just bought the new one Without the base). Was wondering if it can be put on this so that I can have 2 projects going at the same time.

  • This sounds great, what is the price of the Loom Holder connectors.? I already have the rotating double knit loom……..Jettie

  • I think that is awesome

  • I like it! I have enjoyed all the looms I have purchased over the years. This is the best idea so far. As soon as Christmas is over, I’m purchasing this!

  • Wow this is awesome. Looks like it will come in handy for all KB loooms

  • Brilliant! This will help me continue to work a a blanket using the S KB loom?

  • I have made a similar set up with some blocks on my KB rotating loom so I could use my KB orange loom, and it worked, but I seriously love what your team came up with, and would love to give these a try? Thanks to your team for always coming up with great ideas?

  • Where is the add to cart? Can’t find the option to buy….

  • This is an awesome idea! When will it be available?

  • Interesting

  • Hi
    Can I use the rotating connectors on a loops and thread s loom ?

  • Is there a round loom I can make a hat with Chunky wool.(6). Also
    is the small loom on the Rotating Loom the hat size for a baby?

    Thank you kindly

    Fran

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Dec 14, 2018

Holidays Slouchy Hat

LOOM: All-n-One Knitting Loom + 1 peg slider.

YARN:  Approx 200 yds of worsted weight merino wool yarn. Chic Sheep by Red Heart was used in sample.  186yds (170m); 3.5oz (100g) in colors: Lace (A), Lipstick(B), Polo (C).

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 11 sts x 18 rows=2”.

SIZE:  Fits up to 20” head circumference.

ABBREVIATIONS  Approx=approximate  k=knit stitch. May substitute with u-stitch. p=purl stitch st(s)=stitch(es)  rnd(s)=round(s)  A=Lace colorway B=Lipstick colorway  C=Polo colorway

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Set the All-n-One Loom to 80 sts using the 1-peg sliders at each end. Sliders will move inward in pattern.

With A, cast on 80 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.
Next rnd: k to end. Cut A, join B.
*Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut B, join C.
Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut C, join A.
Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut A, join B. *
Rep from * to *: 1 more time.

Decrease rnd: move sliders in one space inwards; you will decrease by 4 sts. (76sts remain)

*Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut B, join C.
Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut C, join A.
Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut A, join B.

Decrease rnd: move sliders in one space inwards; you will decrease by 4 sts. (72sts remain)

*Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut B, join C.
Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut C, join A.
Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut A, join B.

Decrease rnd: move sliders in one space inwards; you will decrease by 4 sts. (68sts remain)

Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut B, join C.

Decrease rnd: move sliders in one space inwards; you will decrease by 4 sts. (64sts remain)

Next 6 rnds: k to end. Cut C, join A.

Next 6 rnds: (you will decrease by 4 sts each rnd.):
K to end.
Cut A, join B.
(From 64sts down to 40)

Next 6 rnds: (you will decrease by 4 sts each rnd.):
K to end.
Cut B, join C.
(From 40sts down to 16)

Next 2 rnds: (you will decrease by 4 sts each rnd.):
K to end.
Next 2 rnds: k to end.

Bind off with gather bind off.

Weave ends in.

Add a faux fur pom pom to end.

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  • I can’t wait to try these! They’ll make adorable yet functional hats for a charity group I sew for! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Dec 6, 2018

Little Christmas Stocking… quick knit

The Little Christmas Stocking is the ultimate Christmas quick-knit! The stocking is just the right size for an ornament, an accessory, or a small gift holder. Adjust the length of the leg to fit more whimsical items inside such as wine bottles! The holiday possibilities are endless!

By Ace Beorchia

LOOM: ‘Premium’ Chunky Round Knit Loom, green 24 peg loom

YARN: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in colors Cilantro (green), Cranberry (red), and Fisherman (cream) used in sample.

MC (leg and sole): Approx 17 yards (27g) chunky weight yarn.  CC1 (hem): Approx 17 yards (27g) chunky weight yarn. CC2 (heel and toe): Approx 9 yards (13g) chunky weight yarn.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle

GAUGE: 6 sts x 10 rows = 2”

SIZE:  Approx 8” tall x 4” wide

 

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximately  k=knit stitch (May substitute with u-stitch)  st(s)=stitch(es) rnd(s)=round(s)  MC=main color  CC1=contrast color 1  CC2=contrast color 2

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 24 sts in CC1. Prepare to work in the round.

Rnds 1-20: k in CC1.

Form hem:  Lift all stitches from the cast on row up onto the loom, one by one, being careful to keep your stitches straight. Pull the bottom stitches over the top stitches to complete the hem.

LEG

Rnds 1-10: k in MC

Note: For a longer stocking leg, knit additional rounds until desired length is achieved.

HEEL

The heel is completed using short-row shaping over 12 pegs in CC2.

Unlike other socks, this pattern does not require a “wrap and turn.” This can result in tiny gaps at the turning point of the heel. Although not necessary for this pattern, use the wrap and turn method if closing the gaps is desired.

Note: Number the pegs on your loom for ease of following the pattern.

Knit from peg 1 to 12. Turn.

Knit from peg 11 to 2. Turn.

Knit from peg 3 to 10. Turn.

Knit from peg 9 to 4. Turn.

Knit from peg 5 to 8. Turn.

Knit from peg 7 to 4. Turn.

Knit from peg 5 to 9. Turn.

Knit from peg 8 to 3. Turn.

Knit from peg 4 to 10. Turn.

Knit from peg 9 to 2. Turn.

Knit from peg 3 to 11. Turn.

Knit from peg 10 to 1. Turn.

FOOT

Rnds 1-11: k in MC

Note: For a longer stocking foot, knit additional rounds until desired length is achieved.

TOE

Repeat instructions for heel in CC2.

Rnd 1: k in CC2

Bind off with basic removal method. Leave enough yarn to sew up the toe.

Turn stocking inside-out. Using the mattress stitch, close the toe by sewing together stitches: 1 & 24, 2 & 23, 3 & 22, etc.… to end of toe (stitches 12 & 13).

This will create a simple seam on the top of the foot of the toe. For a seamless bind off, use the Kitchener Stitch. (http://www.knittingboard.com/kitchener-stitch-page/)

Create a 6” loop (knit I-cord, crocheted chain, yarn, or ribbon) and attach just above the base of the hem on the heel side of the stocking

Weave in all ends.

 

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