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Apr 25, 2019

Aqua Stripe Blanket (42″ x 50″)

Designed by Denice Johnson

LOOM: Afghan Loom

YARN: Vanna’s Choice in Aquamarine (5 skeins) 170 yards. Vanna’s Choice in Pale Grey (5 skeins) 170 yards

NOTIONS: knit hook, sewing needle.

GAUGE: 22 stitches and 48 rows = 7

FINISHED SIZE: 42″ x 50″

STITCHES: Ewk= ewrap knit stitch, P= purl stitch, Sk1= skip 1 stitch

Lace Stitch: This lace stitch is worked over 2 pegs, then repeated for row.
-ewrap and knit over peg 1
-ewrap and knit over peg 2
-move the stitch from peg 2 and place
above the stitch on peg 1
-knit the bottom stitch over top stitch
-place working yarn in front of peg 2

NOTES

-Pattern is worked single knit, worked as a flat panel.

-The blanket will have two wavy edges,  it will not be a perfect rectangle.

-Skip the first stitch of every row to create a nice even edge.

INSTRUCTIONS

In Aquamarine color, cast on 197 pegs using ewrap cast on.

Row 1: sk1, purl row

Row 2: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 1&2 for a total of 7 rows, end on purl row.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 8: sk1, work lace stitch(97 x), end on ewk2

Row 9: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 8 & 9 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 16: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 17: sk1, purl row

Work rows 16&17 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 24: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 25: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 24&25 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 32: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 33: sk1, purl row

Work rows 32&33 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 40: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 41: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 40&41 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 48: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 49: sk1, purl row

Work rows 48&49 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 56: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 57: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 56 & 57 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 64: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 65: sk1, purl row

Work rows 64 & 65 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 72: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 73: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 72 & 73 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 80: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 81: sk1, purl row

Work rows 80 & 81 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 88: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 89: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 88 & 89 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 96: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 97: sk1, purl row

Work rows 96 & 97 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 104: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 105: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 104&105 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 112: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 113: sk1, purl row

Work rows 112 & 113 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 120: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 121: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 120 & 121 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 128: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 129: sk1, purl row

Work rows 128 & 129 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 136: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 137: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 136 & 137 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 144: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 145: sk1, purl row

Work rows 144 & 145 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 152: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 153: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 152 & 153 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 160: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 161: sk1, purl row

Work rows 160 & 161 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 168: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 169: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 168 & 169 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 176: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 177: sk1, purl row

Work rows 176&177 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 184: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 185: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 184 & 185 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 192: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 193: sk1, purl row

Work rows 192 & 193 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 200: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 201: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 200 & 201 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 208: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 209: sk1, purl row

Work rows 208 & 209 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 216: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 217: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 216 & 217 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 224: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 225: sk1, purl row

Work rows 224&225 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 232: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 233: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 232 & 233 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 240: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 241: sk1, purl row

Work rows 240 & 241 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 248: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 249: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 248 & 249 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 256: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 257: sk1, purl row

Work rows 256 & 257 for a total of 8 rows.

Bind off using basic bind off method, weave in all yarn ends.

Gently tug on blanket to set the stitches.

6 Comments

  • The Aqua Stripe Blanket pattern is one I have been waiting for ever since I received the message from KB Looms and it was pictured as being made on the KB afghan loom. It really is such a unique look, so full of texture. Thank you Denice for sharing it. Can you explain in a bit more detail as to what you mean by a “wavy edge” and just what two edges, top and bottom? Also, “not a perfect rectangle”? Thank you, wish to make it for a gift and wonder just how the edges will look.

  • Beautiful design, Denise! I love everything about it!

  • This is so lovely — am wondering if I can use this on my KB all in one ?

  • Oh! This is so pretty I want to start it and have my yarn and KB Loom all ready. But, in reading over the pattern can you explain in more detail ” Tie on” I notice this s when I am to change a color……do I just tie a knot to add the new color on and when at the beginning of the row it says to skip the first stitch, do I tie on the new yarn and then bring strand on yarn to back of first peg and continue on? Will the knot show on wrong side of afghan? Thank you for help Denice and the pattern!

  • Hi! I would like to make 0-3m socks or booties and I just bought “The Original fine gauge Sock Loom”. I am a bit of a beginner and the instructions are confusing to me as far as how i measure the foot and how I decide how many pegs to use. If someone could help me Id appreciate it!!

    Thank you!!

  • I am working on this pattern.
    I am not understanding how the blanket waves on one side.
    I am on row 16 but the pattern ends on the same pegs at the row every row???
    Am I not doing something right???

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Apr 12, 2019

Water Lily Lace Scarf

Designed by Jenny Stark

Visualize a pond filled with gorgeous, purple water lilies. Consider how the roots are firmly planted down in the mud at the bottom of the pond where they find stability and nourishment. Sense the cool waters, cleansing and sustaining the plant. Finally, reflect on the pristine beauty of the blossom that floats above everything – a symbol of purity, renewal, and grace. May the lovely colors of these yarns and the beauty of this lace pattern bring the same calming, lifting feelings to your mind as you create it and then wear it or share it.

LOOM: KB Sock Loom 2

YARN: 2 skeins Red Heart Soft in Guacamole and 1 skein Red Heart Soft in Watercolors. Yarn weight = medium/4. 100% acrylic.

NOTIONS:  Knitting Tool, Scissors, Tapestry Needle, Tape Measure, Cable Needle

SIZE: Fits adults

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Using the Guacamole color, working from left to right, cast on 36 stitches.

Rows 1, 3 & 5:  Knit all stitches.

Rows 2, 4 & 6:  Purl all stitches.

Row 7:  *Knit peg.  Wrap same peg 3 times.  Repeat from * to end of row.

 

Row 8: Peg 1- begin purl in bottom stitch on peg.

Drop top 3 wraps from peg.  Finish purl stitch.

*Next 6 pegs – drop the top 3 wraps from each peg.  Each peg will have a stitch on it and a long loop behind it.

Carefully place the stitches from pegs 6, 5, and 4 on the cable needle.

Drop the cable needle to the center of the loom temporarily.  Move the stitch from peg 3 to peg 6, the stitch from peg 2 to peg 5, and the stitch from peg 1 to peg 4.

From the cable needle – move stitch 4 to peg 1, stitch 5 to peg 2, and stitch 6 to peg 3.

Purl pegs 1-6.  Rep from * until the last peg.  Last peg – begin purl in bottom stitch on peg.  Drop top 3 wraps from peg.  Finish purl stitch.

Using the Watercolors color, repeat rows 1-8.

Alternate colors and repeat rows 1-8 until panel reaches desired length.  End with the Guacamole yarn.  Continuing with the Guacamole color, repeat rows 1-6 once more.

Remove the panel from the loom using the basic bind off method.  Weave in all yarn ends.  Lightly steam the scarf to relax the lace sections.

 

4 Comments

  • Such a lovely design, Jenny! It reminds me of a Monet painting.

  • Looks like this will be a very complicated pattern. I will Try it (I THINK) when I get brave enough. I’m basically a newbe knitter and not that good at it.. It really is a beautiful scarf.
    Valerie

  • Thank you Brenda! The colors remind me of a Monet painting as well. Thanks for commenting. I hope you have a great day!

  • Hi there Valerie! Welcome to loom knitting. I know you will find so much enjoyment from this craft – and a bunch of new friends to boot 🙂

    One of the best things about this scarf is that it looks so complicated, but it really isn’t. It is mostly knits and purls, with a little shuffling magic on one row. I do have a video that shows how to work row 7 here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wLQJ3Gcevk

    and row 8 here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m4NhP1PZdA

    I hope that helps. Have a great day!

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Apr 12, 2019

Farmer’s Market Bag

Designed by Ace Beorchia

With farmer’s market season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to make a Farmer’s Market Bag! The stitches in this pattern create a very stretchy material perfect for small and larger items alike. This is a quick knit, and you’ll be showing off your farmer’s market goodies in no time!

Tag @ace_knits on Instagram to get your Farmer’s Market Bag featured!

LOOM: KB ‘Premium’ Chunky Round Loom Set, orange loom, 48 pegs

YARN: 51 grams (approx. 83 meters) of any 100% cotton yarn; Lily’s Sugar’n Cream in “Autumn Leaves Ombre” used in sample

NOTIONS: knitting tool, tapestry needle

LEVEL: Beginner/Early Intermediate

 

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx – Approximately

k – knit stitch (May substitute with u-stitch)

st(s) – stitch(es)

rnd(s) – round(s)

tk – triple knit (see instructions below)

 

‘Triple Knit’ Stitch Instructions 

The triple knit stitch creates a lengthened stitch using one peg. To work the triple knit stitch, start by knitting the peg normally. However, rather than continuing to the next peg in the round, bring the yarn back in front of the same peg in the opposite direction (as if you were going to turn and go the opposite direction). Knit the peg again—creating the second knit on the same peg. Finally, on the same peg, turn the yarn in front of the peg in the opposite direction one last time. (The yarn should be in the same position as when you originally started the stitch.) Knit the peg one last time.

In simpler terms, knit the same stitch three times in a row—keeping the yarn in front of the peg on each knit.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Skipping every other peg, cast on 24 sts and begin to work in the round. Throughout most of the pattern, only work on the live pegs (the 24 pegs from the cast on).

Rnd 1: k across entire row (24 sts)

Rnds 2-22: tk across entire row (24 sts)

 

Short-row Increases

Next, you will create short rows on the two sides of the bag where the handle will attach. To create the short rows, number your active pegs (1-24) and do the following:

Row 1: tk pegs 1 to 6; turn

Row 2: tk pegs 5 to 1; turn

Row 3: tk pegs 2 to 5; turn

Row 4: tk pegs 4 to 2; turn

Row 5: tk pegs 3 to 18; turn

Row 6: tk pegs 17 to 13; turn

Row 7: tk pegs 14 to 17; turn

Row 8: tk pegs 16 to 14; turn

Row 9: tk pegs 15 to 24; turn

 

Top of Bag

Now that the short rows are complete, use the following instructions to complete the top of the bag:

Rnd 1: k across (24 sts)

Rnd 2: e-wrap all 48 pegs. k previous 24 sts. Each peg should now have one wrap of yarn.

Rnd 3: k across entire row of 48 sts

Rnd 4: k across entire row of 48 sts

Bind off very loosely using the basic bind off method.

 

Strap

Cast on 8 sts.

Row 1: k across; turn

Repeat row 1 until strap is desired length. (Sample strap is 20 inches.)

Bind off using the basic bind off method.

The edges of the strap will naturally curve in, giving the straps an i-cord appearance.

 

Finishing

To finish the bag, first tighten the cast on row (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yUxTMi2Fv0 for an example).

Next, similar to finishing a hat, weave the loose end from the cast on through the 24 cast on stitches. Pull tightly to cinch closed the bottom of the bag.

Finally, using the mattress stitch, sew the handle to the bag at the top of the short row edges on both sides of the bag.

Weave in all ends.

 

Tip

Place something flat in the bottom of your bag to give it some width and structure.

1 Comment

  • two things
    what kind of cast on do you use?
    is this for single or double strands? using a single strand of 100% cotton yarn, it has broke on me 2 different times within a few rows of my cast on. thanks

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Apr 4, 2019

Moonstone Shawl

Knit by Denice Johnson

A very simple pattern with continuous rib stitch throughout. Knit in double knit with 60 double pegs. Shawl is made light and airy with the Shawl in a Cake yarn by Lion brand.

 

LOOM: ‘Rotating’ Double Knit Loom with 60 Peg Loom Toppers or 28″ Loom. Set up for double knit.

YARN: Lion Brand ‘Shawl in a Cake’, #4 worsted yarn. Cotton and Acrylic blend, machine wash and lay flat to dry. Color, Moonstone. 2 skeins. 950 yards. 

NOTIONS: Knit hook, crochet hook, sewing needle.

GAUGE: 3 stitches & 4 rows to 1″

FINISHED SIZE: 19.5″ wide x 65″ long

STITCHES
Rib & Stockinette

NOTES
Pattern is worked double knit as a flat panel.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 60 pegs in Stockinette. Lay anchor yarn in contrast color around loom to secure stitches.

Row 1: Rib Stitch

Repeat row one until 24″ of yarn remains. Approximately 264 rows.

Bind off loosely using crochet hook. Remove from loom. Bind off loosely at cast on edge using crochet hook. Carefully remove the anchor yarn. Weave in any yarn tails.

4 Comments

  • I’ve been wanting to make a shawl and this is perfect. Love it!

  • nice

  • I have been looking for a nice shawl pattern and this is perfect. Very pretty. Thank you!

  • The instructions sat the rib stitch, but I have seen the rib with k1, p1 or k1, p2 or k2,p2, etc. is this k1,p1 rib? Thanks!

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