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Mar 25, 2019

Baby Kala Hat and Booties

 

 

LOOM: KB Baby-Knit Looms

YARN:  Approx 120 yds of baby yarn. Sample knit with Bernat Softee Baby, Lavender.

NOTIONS: knit hook, darning needle

GAUGE: 11 sts and 16 rows = 2”

SIZE: Hat and booties recommended for 0-3 months. For hat 3-6 months, use ewrap knit stitch instead of knit stitch to create wider width.

 

Hat Pattern

Cast on 56 pegs, green loom, prepare to work in the round.

Round 1-5:  Purl to end of round.

Round 6-12: Knit to end of round.

Round 13-15: Purl to end of round.

Round 16:  Knit rounds until measures 6 inches from cast on edge.

Next 5 rounds: Purl to the end of round.

Next round:  Purl round and knit 2 together, take the stitch from peg 1 and place it on peg 2.  Purl these two stitches together.  Take the stitch from peg 3 and place it on peg 4. Purl these two together.  Continue in this manner, purling two stitches together all around loom.

Remove from loom: Cut yarn 12.5” long.  Now with darning needle pull each stitch off loom. After all stitches are on needle, turn the hat wrong side out and pull the yarn tight, closing up top of hat.  Weave in ends.

The cast on edge will be a little curly.  Block flat.

 

Bootie Pattern 

Cast on 24 stitches, purple loom, prepare to work in the round.

Round 1- 3: Purl to end of round.

Round 4-6:  Knit to end of round.

Round 7-8: Purl to end of round.

Round 9-12: Knit to end of round.

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.

Next round: knit to the end of round (be sure to pick up the wraps from peg 1 and peg 12).

Next round: knit to end.

Rep last round until sole measures 3” from back of heel, or desired length.

Toe: Repeat exact same process used for heel.

Now, take stitches off loom with darning needle, and sew the seam together with kitchener stitch.

See Kitchener stitch

 

2 Comments

  • This is a sweet project. Thank you for listing the amount of yardage needed to complete the hat and booties. I wish all projects would list the yardage needed as not all brands of yarn are available everywhere. It would be nice to know the amount of yarn needed to improvise with another brand of yarn.

  • Thanks for the pattern. However, I am a huge visual learner. Reading the pattern does not work for me. I need to see it done to be able to do it.

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Mar 14, 2019

Xs And Os Cable Headband

Designed by Renita Harvey

This headband incorporates decorative elastic for added texture and design! Give a little extra love and warmth with hugs and kisses (“Xs” and “Os” ) and it’s also wide enough to cover ears.

Pattern includes full video tutorials for both the tradition method of loom knitting cables as well as peg sharing method.

LOOM:  KB 32 Peg Loom, total 19 pegs used.

YARN: 75 yds of worsted/4 weight 80% acrylic /20% wool yarn.  Lion Brand Wool-Ease in color Blush Heather used in sample.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, cable needle, tapestry needle, 1.5 yds ½” decorative fold over elastic, sewing thread, sewing needle

GAUGE:  19 sts x 16 rows = 2.66” in stitch pattern

SIZE:  Adult

LEVEL:  Intermediate/Advanced

 

ABBREVIATIONS

K – Knit stitch

P – Purl stitch

S – Slip (skip)

C4F – Cable 4 Front

C4B – Cable 4 Back

CO – Cast on

BO – Bind off

St(s) – Stitch(es)

R – row

Rem – Remain

Rep – Repeat

Approx – Approximately


SPECIAL STITCHES
 

C4F – Worked over 4 stitches: Skip sts on peg 1 and 2, knit pegs 3 and 4, place sts from pegs 3 and 4 on cable needle and hold to the back, knit pegs 1 and 2, place sts from peg 1 on peg 3 and st on peg 2 on peg 4, place sts held on cable needle on pegs 1 and 2

C4B – Worked over 4 stitches: Place sts on pegs 1 and 2 on cable needle and hold to the back, knit pegs 3 and 4, move st from peg 3 to peg 1 and st from 4 to peg 2, place sts held on cable needle on pegs 3 and 4, knit pegs 3 and 4

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 CO 19 sts.  Prepare to work a flat panel.

R1:  *P1, K8, rep from * once, P1

R2:  Rep R1

R3: P1, C4B, C4F, P1, C4F, C4B, P1

R4 – 6:  Rep R1

R7:  Rep R3

R8 – 10:  Rep R1

R11:  P1, C4F, C4B, P1 C4B, C4F, P1

R12 – 14:  Rep R1

R15:  Rep R11

R16:  Rep 1

Rep R1 – 16, 8 times

BO

Cut working yarn leaving a yarn tail of approx. 8” to use for seaming.

Block.

 

ASSEMBLY

Bring the CO and BO edges together without twisting.

Using the long tail from the BO, seam the CO and BO edges together.

Weave in ends.

Cut 2 pieces of decorative elastic 20” long.

Weave the first length of elastic through the holes in the O’s on one side as shown.

Weave the second length of elastic through the other side in the same manner.

Making sure the elastic is not twisted, overlap the ends of one side of elastic by ¼” and sew using the sewing thread and sewing needle.

Repeat sewing the ends of the elastic on the other side.

 

VIDEO LINKS by Renita Harvey

Peg Sharing Cable Method

 Classic Cable Method

 

1 Comment

  • I enjoy your patterns and I have a suggestion. I like the listing of yarns used in the sample but many of these aren’t available where I am able to shop. If there could be a note as to the total yardage needed it would be very helpful in substituting other brands of yarn. Thank you.

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Mar 1, 2019

Open Rib Stitch (double knit in the round)

This is a great stitch for a chunky look, and is very easy to create even for a beginner. One side of knit is chunky rib, and the other side, regular stockinette.

Sample knit with Loops and Threads, Barcelona yarn, #4.

To begin, cast on all 52 pegs in stockinette.  Then move (outer loom only) every other loop to next peg, so that one peg is empty and the next one has 2 loops. Do this all around the outer loom.

 

Weave in stockinette always wrapping the pegs with 2 loops on the outer loom, and on the inner loom, wrap all pegs. Be sure to keep the empty pegs empty.

This will create 3 loops on every other peg and the empty pegs stay empty. Work with loose tension.

Continue the round so that the pegs with 3 loops, now have 4 loops.

The outer loom will have 4 loops on ‘every other’ peg.

Hook over 2 loops over 2 loops on outer loom and 1 loop over 1 loop on the inner loom. Then repeat the process.

The inner loom will have just 2 loops.  Hook 1  over 1.

To create the headband above, work a total of 14 rounds in open rib stitch. A thinner or wider band can be made, depending on how many rounds are worked and desired. Bind off with basic bind off with crochet hook.

 

See links for additional:

Rib Stitch (dk in the round)  Alternate Rib Stitch (dk in the round)  Mock Cable Stitch (dk in the round)

 

5 Comments

  • NOT a beginner project

  • HI, Are you having a problem with this stitch? If so, please tell us about it as we want to make it easy for you. At what point are you having a problem and maybe we can explain it better.
    Thanks, Pat

  • I have both sizes of looms for the rotating loom and am wondering what other loom sizes or head sizes they fit. I can’t wear hats off the 36 peg loom. Prefer the 41, 48 or 60 peg looms, 1/2”.

  • HI SHARON,
    The 52 peg loom makes hats about 20-21″ in circumference working in double knit. The 60 peg one will make hats up to 23-24″ depending on the yarn and stitch pattern used, in double knit. If you have other size looms, you can attach them to the base of your loom with the loom connectors. Also, you can make single knit hats by using just the outer looms of both sizes. Does this answer you questions? If not, let me know how we can help further.

  • It’s incredibly frustrating that there are only 4 patterns for the KB Afghan infinity loom. None are for beginners with no knitting background or experience. I’ve never knit before and the need for patterns using this loom via book, online or preferably a step by step video for very new beginners would be very much appreciated. Just one video instructional, pretty pretty please? (Begging) Can you recommend easy to learn patterns with instructions for this loom for beginners? I bought the loom, 12 rolls of yarn, but I’m at a loss. If I could easily learn just one project, I would take this loom with me everywhere and I’d probably wear it OUT! LOL. I’m a very visual person and the instructions that came with the loom were confusing for me, an extreme novice beginner. I’m anxious to start any project at all. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much for reading this comment.

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Mar 1, 2019

Cable Stitch (double knit in the round)

Learn the Mock CABLE Stitch!

New stitch for the Rotating Double Knit Loom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working double knit ‘in the round’ is worked slightly different than double knit on a straight loom. The straight loom is worked to one end, and then back. In the round, the loom is worked in one direction around the loom.

 

The weight of the yarn and the stitch will determine the size from 20-22”.  Works great with #4 or #5 yarn. Sample knit with Red Heart Soft, Seafoam.

Rnd(s)=round(s)      st(sts)=stitch(es)

NOTES: Each cable design is 4 stitches wide.  Space between each design is 4 or 5 sts.  For headband (in photo) total 16 rounds.

Mark each set of design pegs with markers or yarn on outer loom.  Gold yarn marks the 4 peg cable stitches.

Work the cable design on the 4 stitch sections only.  After twisting the loops, wrap all pegs with stockinette stitch and hook over.

Cast on in stockinette stitch.

Rnd 1: Stockinette stitch

Rnd 2: Twist loop 1 & 2 ( place loop from cable peg 1 onto cable peg 2.  Place loop from cable peg 2 onto peg 1) and Twist loop 3 & 4 (place loop from cable peg 3 onto peg 4 and, then and place cable peg 4 onto peg 3, see photo).  Push loops down and then wrap in stockinette and hook over.

 

Rnd 3: Stockinette all pegs

Rnd 4: Twist cable peg 2 & 3, (place loop from peg 3 onto peg 2, and loop from peg 2 onto cable peg 3).  Wrap in stockinette and hook over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rnd 5: Stockinette all.

Repeat all rnds (2-5) 3 additional times. For headband above, knit a total of 16 rnds. Bind Off with basic bind off with crochet hook at loom, and at anchor yarn. Remove the anchor yarn and weave in all yarn tails.

See links for additional info and stitches:

Rib Stitch (dk in the round)  Alternate Rib Stitch (dk in the round)  Open Rib Stitch (dk in the round)

 

 

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