Oct 25, 2010

Fun time at Lion Brand Studio

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October 14th we visited the Lion Brand Studio in New York City to present  the Knitting Board and show what it can create. It was lots of fun !! So many customers came in with the impression that you can only make potholders and simple scarves on Knitting Boards. We showed them all kinds of stitches and brought 2 giant suitcases of knitwear. They were really surprised about all that you can create.

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Stitch…..a favorite stitch with so much texture!      lionbrand7

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  • Makes me wish I lived in New York. I’d love to attend something like this. Is there any chance you could sell a DVD showing how to make the lovely coat featured in this post? Please, please please?

    Karen

  • Hi I saw this coat in the knitting board basics book I bought and would love this pattern don’t care how much it cost please can I have this pattern places please please

  • Hi, I would love to buy the pattern for this coat too.
    Lynn

  • Thank you for sharing. Sometimes, it is helpful to visit some studio like this, since you can learn from them a lot.

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Oct 11, 2010

Join us in New York at Lion Brand Studio!

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We are going to be at the Lion Brand Studio Store October 14th and 15th. Come and Join us!

On October 14th we are presenting the Knitting Board and the Sock Loom with lots of photos and samples to show how the looms work and what they can create. It should be lots of fun. It includes a book signing and raffle. FREE. If you are interested in coming please RSVP at the Studio Store.

CLASS: On October 15 we will be having a class, teaching Knitting Board basics and working on the Beagle Bag. Limited spaces are left for the class. $55 If interested in attending please call the Lion Brand Studio.

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  • Pat,
    Lion Brand Studio store. How exciting!! Wish I could join you, a little far for me. Good luck and have a really great time. I just know it will be great.

    Sue

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Jun 2, 2010

DVD Projects!

Hi All,

Complete projects/patterns on DVD!  This is what is in the works at Knitting Board Co.  Many knitters have expressed an interest in this venue of receiving some larger projects.  Now, we would love to hear from all of you with your most favorite ideas for these videos.   We would appreciate some feedback from everyone.

Check out this list of pattern ideas and let us know which one you would most like to have.  Just leave a comment-its that easy to leave your input.  Thanks in advance.

Crew Neck Ribbed Sweater,   Turtle Neck Ribbed Sweater,   Cable Sweater,   Willobee Boots,  Easy 2 hour projects,  Baby Items,  Slippers and accessories,  or  Home Decor.

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  • Pat,
    What about a V-neck sweater? I would be interested in testing a pattern for that.

    Sue

  • I’d be interested in a DVD that shows how to make a crew neck ribbed sweater. Home decor is a big interest as well as hand bags. Some of the hand bags you’ve had on demo on the HSN commercials are really beautiful but look difficult. I am a visual learner and I’d love to see color changes worked in just about any project.

  • HI PAT. THANKS FOR ASKING.

    I REALLY WOULD LOVE TO SEE CABLE SWEATERS AND ALSO MORE SLIPPERS AND ACCESSORIES.

    THANKS SO MUCH. ALSO IT WAS NICE SPEAKING WITH YOU ON THE PHONE TODAY. YOU ARE JUST SO VERY SWEET. THX ROE

  • hello pat, i love to see more sweater patterns that are not turtlenecks, more kids sweaters, patterns with cables and tapered sleeves so they are not so big especially around the wrist. thanks jean

  • I would like to see some baby items and blankets and some afghans

  • Yes, I would like to see more patterns and diffenelty on DVD. I also would like to know where I can find the cushioned cover for the needle. I saw it on your starter DVD for socks. Would really like to purchase one. Thank You

  • I would like to see a Turtle Neck Ribbed Sweater for the loom.

  • I thought about this some more and think what I would really like is if you would come out with a DVD that shows step by step how to make a basic hooded coat. Then, you could show variations on it such as how it would look with cables or with a zigzag edging on the cuffs, etc. You could also show how one could vary the coat by knitting it in different weight yarns, such as a bulky versus a cotton yarn for those of us in warmer climates. What do you think?

  • I would like to see patterns for simple shrugs, boleros, bulky and boxy cartigans and sweaters, and fingerless gloves and long legwarmers. Also, directions for converting needle patterns into KB patterns–perhaps even a conversion program!

  • I would love to see cardigan sweaters/jackets – also how about cardigan and/or slipover Irish knits – with all the cables and popcorns, etc.?

    I just purchased your large knitting board and am anxious to get started, but can’t find any patterns that I like.

  • hello.

    i would be interested in any dvd’s for different patterns. also, i have the sock loom. how can i submit a question on the pattern that came with it? i’m going to be teaching a class for jo-ann’s in jan. 2011. hope you can help me. thank you.

  • Hi
    Iam working on a front tie sweater /shrug pattern and so far it is working although i have never written a pattern iam trying. i would love patterns for a front tie sweater/shrug 🙂
    also a pull on sweater short or long sleeve as a layer piece with v front and banded bottom would be cute.
    learn converting needle patterns would be awesome.

  • Would love to see more sweater patterns for beginners and a cardigan/tank set for Spring.
    Would also love the padded cover for the needle — and also the handbag patterns would be great.
    Thanks

  • Sweaters! Definitely more sweaters! Especially for men. I”d love to knit one for my husband and for my dad!

  • I would like to see a toddler girls jumper dress but easy for beginners. It would also be nice to see an adult poncho with a turtle neck.

    It would be wonderful if someone could take a needle pattern and turn it into a knitting board pattern easily. I’ve read up on it but still can’t do it.

    Thanks

  • hola soy de costa rica me gusta mucho todos los proyegtos que han hecho pero no se como puedo obtener mas imformaciom ,es yo quiero aprender a hacer bufandas y otras cosas que ustedes hacen tan lindas ,si me puden decir por favor,de que forma puedo yo adquirir el disco de ante mano muchas gracias .lilliana una amiga en costa rica

  • Hoodie jacket for adults would be great

  • We are actually working on this.
    Kim

  • I would love to see a dvd for the visual learners, to help them make mittens. I help kids to loom, but most are step by step visual learners, and I can’t help them with mittens, because I can’t even interpret the instructions for the mittens. So we just make hats.
    lsheebam@msn.com

  • The cable coat please please

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Jan 8, 2010

Knitting Board Basics Book

Hi  Everyone,
We are really excited to share our latest creative effort….  It is our new Knitting Board Basics book scheduled to be released in July, 2010.  It is being published by St Martins Press and will be available on our website, and is currently ready for pre-sales thru Amazon.com.

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This has been our ongoing project for the past 2 years and now, it is finally nearing completion.  We are in the final editing stage and once it goes to press, we will be sharing it with you.
The book itself contains our cumulative knowledge of using the Knitting Board with over 30 patterns, from really simple to more advanced.  Our goal in writing the book was to create a tool that was basically A-Z on using the Knitting Board so that all loom knitters could refer back to it as a reference on stitches and sewing techniques.
We want to thank all of you for your support of our products and making the creation of our new book possible.  We welcome your thoughts and suggestions as we move forward planning the next edition.
Thank you all!
Kim and Pat Novak

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  • I am so excited about your book, have been on Amazon’s pre-order list for a few months. It will be so helpful to have information in one place. Thank you for all your work with this project.
    Peg

  • I have always lurked on your website. I have long wanted to purchase you 28″ kb, but now you have a sock kb too and that is very exciting. I love to knit socks. I look foward to purchasing your book as well as the looms, but most of all the dvds.

  • I would love to have this book but the cost of shipping is just outrageous! I’m totally bummed because this has been on my list of wishes for a long time.

  • I have the book, can anyone help me with the Mystic Shawl pattern? the front panels seem to have some instructions missing. They come up too short, and from the picture it looks like there are about 30-40 rows missing of the instructions!

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Oct 19, 2009

My New Project

Beagle Bag

Working on a new bag and thought I would share. I have been seriously getting into intarsia designing. It is  alot of fun and doesn’t take gobbs of yarn. You can just draw out a design on graph paper and then follow line by line. It gets the creative juices really flowing because you can basically create anything. So here’s my Beagle Bag….

Beagle Bag

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  • Your bag is very pretty. I also love the accented handles. I want to make one too.

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Oct 13, 2009

What’s Up at Knitting Board warehouse?

HI, We have been really busy!

HSN was a great time for us, and going to Florida gives me an opportunity to visit my family.  We just celebrated the birth of my second granddaughter in 14 months.  So now we have Jaedyn who is 14 months old and her new sister, Madison, was born on Oct 6, 09.  They are both beautiful, but that’s coming from a proud grandma.

Thanks for everyone that watched the HSN shows and cheered us on.

Also, Jo-Ann’s super stores (200 of them) will be having a live in-store demo of the knitting board on Saturday, Nov 7.  If you live near one of these super stores, be sure to check it out.  Take your knitting board and join the fun of sharing all that you now know.

The holidays are coming up quickly.  What are you all knitting?  I’m excited about some of the great holiday yarns that are out.  I’m currently working with the holiday Homespun from Lion Brand-a scarf with some snowflakes on it.  I’ll post it once I have it complete.

We are also once again doing a drive for women awareness.  If you want to make some hats or scarves and send them in, we will get them out to needy women and children.  We still love to send warm items to our military for the winter.  Let me know if you can help.

Watch for some new patterns coming to Free Pattern Library in November.

Pat

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  • You asked what we were making for the holidays- I am making lapghans for my 3 bosses at work. All on the loom. I am making one with dk. violet/violet and violet/cream dbl stranded in 15 rows each in 30 row blocks. I am also making on the loom a yellow and blue one in squares and edged in yellow(crocheted edge). sew them together and border with yellow. The 3rd one on the loom is in bright colors of yellow, lime green med. blue and dbl stranded with white. It is bordered in white. I love my loom and look foward to making so much more on them. Sandy V. in Michigan

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Sep 14, 2009

It’s Time for HSN!

Our warehouse will be closed during the week of Sept 15 thru Sept 20 while we travel to St Petersburg, FL for the Home Shopping Network  for Craft Day. We will have 2 shows on Sept 17.  The first will be at 6:00 am EST and the 2nd at 1:00 pm EST.  We hope some of you will join us.

We appreciate everyone’s patience on shipping your products out and filling all orders.  We will work really hard on Monday, Sept 21 to get everyone shipped out.  Thanks for your patience.

Kim and Pat

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  • I saw the video on HSN and really wanted one but I already own both the 28 inch and 10 inch boards. Beautifully done Pat. I’d love to see some of those patterns on the program offered in another set of pattern cards. Any chance of that in the future? Specifically, that delicate scarf and the beautiful short jacket.

  • Pat,
    I taped you on HSN. You really looked; so relaxed. Should have gone to St. Pete FL in the winter!!! You did a really great job!!! Keep up the good work.

    Sue

  • Hi Sue, you should have called into the show and we could have chatted….briefly. that’s a fast 8 min–no time to even think about it. I have to be on auto pilot. pat

  • Hi Karen, just to let you know, we will be working on the pattern for the short jacket. The scarf was just 22 stitches in Stockinette. I’ll check to see what the yarn was called-it was a pretty one that was easy to knit up accoring to Kim (as she knit that one). thanks, Pat

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Sep 8, 2009

Getting Ready for the Holidays.

Hi Everyone,

Its time to start thinking about holiday knitted gifts.  If you are hunting for some new projects, we encourage you to share your thoughts and we can all come up with some great gifts knit on our knitting boards.  I think knitted toys are great gifts as well as simple scarves and hats.  We have knitters ready to plan some new patterns, just hope everyone will share some ideas.

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  • I am looking for a knitting board pattern for men’s knit slippers. Do you know of any free patterns on the net? Trying to get a pair finished before Christmas. Thank you.

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Aug 11, 2009

Delay in shipping orders.

Just to let everyone know that our warehouse will be closed from Saturday Aug 15 thru Sunday, Aug 23.  We will not be shipping during this week.  We will try to keep your emails answered as we attend to some important business.  Your patience is appreciated.  Thanks, Pat

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Aug 11, 2009

the Tadpole-the baby. Newest member of knitting boards.

Our newest member of the knitting board family is only 6″ long and 1.5″ wide.  It’s fine gauge which means the intarsia designs really come out looking great!  The spacing between the pins is 5/16″ like the small gauge boards, but the 2 rows of pins are only 1″ apart.  It’s so much fun to work with because you don’t even need to put it down-just turn your hand around to hook over the 2 sides.  Portable??  Oh, yes, it can fit into your smaller handbags, and go with you everywhere.  Fun projects?  It comes with 7 easy projects just to get you going and more are coming to the free library every week.  So, if you’re looking for a great gift for yourself, or maybe thinking ahead for the holidays, check out this cute little package.

It comes with a new! knit hook and pattern booklet with illustrated instructions and the 7 starter projects.  Lots of Fun!

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  • I got mine this week. This is a very cute little knitting board. Gotta start playing with it.
    The pattern book that comes with it is very nice too!
    Looking forward more fun patterns!

    Carrie

  • This is my first knitting board and I love it! However, I am having trouble understanding the instructions for Benny Bear. Need more pictures!

    -Cathie

  • Hi, I know this is a late response, but are you still having problems? If so, please let me know and I will work with you. Maybe a faster resolve would be on the discussion group under patterns. I check that daily. thanks, Pat

  • This is my first knitting board too. I find the directions frustrating and uninformative. I’m understanding more from the website, but it does not have a pattern for the bear, which is absolutely impossible to understand from the book.

  • Hi, you are the second person to say that the Bear project is not clear in the instructions. I will go thru it by 12-12-09 and try to make things better. So sorry for the frustration. If you want to email me direct at pat@knittingboard.com and let me know if you have specific questions, we can work together with it. I knit him and wrote the pattern and would very much appreciate knowing how to make it better. thanks, Pat

  • I’ve had my tadpole for about 2 weeks now and I so love it! there are no wing nuts or any other metal pieces to get caught in your knitting and it knits so nice and tight,this is probably my favorite one and the one I’ll be taking on the plane with me in the summer.

  • One more thing… this little knitting board is so great,the tight knit and no metal pieces other than the needles, could there possibly be more of its kind in bigger sizes? not that I need more knitting boards, I have 3, but if there were… yeah I’d probably cave and buy some more! 🙂

  • Couple weeks ago I bought the cute little Tadpole kniting board to learn on and carry when traveling. I’ve made 1 scarf and working on the 2nd.
    I have since ordered the 18″ knitting board for larger projects.
    I’m really enjoying the experience of working with the Tadpole and know I will enjoy the 18″ knitting board just as much, maybe even more.
    Sincerely,
    Kathleen

  • Hello,
    I have made scarves with the tadpole knitting board, but would like to make a benny bear. Is there any explanation as to how to fil the bear with the poly-fil, since the stitches are so tight and there is now space how do we do this? Please help, i’m trying to make a benny bear for a close friend who is about to have her baby shower… thank you

  • Hi. I am trying to make two benny bears for my nieces. I am not sure if I am missing a page (my booklet is a bit beat up) or just not understanding the instructions. After making the main body, are there directions for making the head? I have arms, bottoms of feet, scarf, ears and then the sewing and finishing and filling but nothing about the head. Is the booklet somewhere online or instructions somewhere I could find and read online?

  • I cannot figure out how to do the head either. Right now I have a headless benny bear. I phoned the company and asked for further instructions but so far have not heard back. This is a shower gift and would prefer NOT to have to start a different project at this point.

  • I just got the tadpole knitting board a few days ago. I would love to make the benny bear for my god daughters birthday. I’m having a really hard time understanding the directions. I am fairly new to loom knitting and I do better with someone showing me how things work. Is there a video that shows how to make this bear?

    And to those wondering about the head….you just cinch off a section of the main body…just above the arms. 🙂

  • Hello. I just bought this tadpole kit with the knitting board and I’m having lots if trouble with the Benny Bear also. (I’m only 16) I want to make this for a couple of little ones and an incoming one here soon, but I just don’t understand knitting language. ( Joke(: ) I’m very new to knitting and the knitting board, so I don’t really know what most of the words/sentences actually mean. Hopefully I’ll get to make a dozen Benny Bears before I know it! Can you pretty please put a video tutorial of the whole thing up on here? (Sorry if I’m asking for to much) I just got really excited when I saw this kit and had to get it! Thank you!!!!

  • Yes I just got the Tadpolpe, I am wanting to make the Benny Bear…I am not understanding the instructions very well, especially when the instructions is telling me to make another loop on the 9th pin I am understanding this as I have to use another skein of yarn….please help me make sense of this…..Thwnk you

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Jun 15, 2009

Join us for a Loom A Long!

We are having a Loom A Long hosted by Kelly Jones with her fun Butterfly intarsia design.  Join Kelly on Wednesday, June 17 as she works with all knitters to create this intarsia Butterfly design. This Wednesday Kelly will be available with lots of helpful hints at knittingboards yahoo group. Just post your questions for Kelly. The pattern is also in the “files” folder at the yahoo group. Here’s the link:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Knittingboards/ 

Butterfly Intarsia Block

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This butterfly intarsia pattern can be used for a number of different things.  You can use it as a wall hanging, afghan block or make a back and sew it together for a pillow.  You could even adjust the main color rows to make placemats, or use cotton yarn for a dishcloth or pot holder, or use wool and felt it for a bag front.

I really hope you enjoy knitting this up!  Intarsia designs are a great use of “extra” yarn.

 

Supplies: 18”or 28” small gauge Authentic Knitting Board using 36 pegs, spacers set at ½”.

Yarn: One skein (approximately 400 yards) #3 or #4 weight yarn, single stranded for background color.  Small balls of yarn are all you need for the contrasting colors, use double strands for all contrast colors to make it a little fuller. 

Stitch: Stockinette cast-on and stitch used throughout. 

Finished Size: approximately 10” x 10”

Cast on using main color in stockinette stitch 36 pegs, count cast on row as first row of pattern.  Lay anchor yarn. 

Row 2-5: stockinette stitch in main color.

Row 6: start with contrast color (double stranded) and place slip knot on peg 17 (top or bottom of board doesn’t matter) work to peg 19 in stockinette stitch.  Skip over to peg 25 and continue to 27 in stockinette, turn and work back over remaining contrast color pegs.   You’ll place the working yarn across the top of the main color.  If you ended with the working yarn on the top of peg 19 you start peg 25 at the bottom of the board (it’ll form an “x” over the main color – see photo).  Make sure you leave the yarn a little loose in the “x”, or it will pull the design to the middle on the finished project.  Knit off.  Lay contrast color 1 down after knitting off and pick up main color.  Knit in stockinette stitch skipping over the contrast color one pegs.

 Repeat pattern from chart.  Make sure you start each row with contrast colors and knit those off before going to the main color.

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When you finish with a contrasting color cut the yarn leaving a 2”-3” tail and lay it across the center, you can tuck some of it under the “x” from the main color to hold it in place. When you finish with contrast color 1 in row 16, cut and “lay-in” tail.  Restart color with a slip knot on row 19, peg 9.  Make sure slip knot is snug. Continue with pattern from chart.

Bind off and tuck in all tails!

 

 butterfly_intarsia_chart2

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May 13, 2009

Contest Winners Announced!

Hi Knitters,
The small project contest was very fun for us, as we had some awesome entries. And, once again, it was very difficult judging them. I think, our next contest, we will let everyone cast a vote for their favorite. We want to thank everyone for entering and showing us your designs.
Drum roll, Please!

The winners are……..

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1st place goes to Faith Schmidt with the Cable and Lace Scarf.
Faith did a very thorough job of writting her pattern and her detailed photos were just super. Congratulations, Faith.

And, we have a 3-way tie for second place.   Kelly Jones submits a great Bunny design, Ella Roby knits a beautiful Patrtiotic Bag , and  Sue  Kreitzer shows a unique Scarf with a pocket.  Check them all out!

Congratulations to all our winners on a job well done!!!

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Jan 20, 2009

CHA Show in Anaheim, CA/shipping schedule

Hi to all loom knitters,

The new year has begun and  you are probably all  eager to  discover some new patterns and learn some new techniques.   We are also  eager for a fun new year and are making  plans for a big year with lots of fun projects.   To do this, we will be attending the 2009 CHA trade show in Anaheim, CA.   We will be at booth #2025.   The show starts on January 25 and runs thru January 28.

We will be out of the offices January  22 through February 2 to attend show.   We will be shipping your knitting  boards on February 3 for any orders placed after this Thursday, Jan 22.   We really appreciate your patience on this.

We have a new exciting product to introduce soon.

Kim and Pat

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Dec 19, 2008

Happy Holidays from Everyone in VA/Holiday Schedule!

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We would like to say “Hi” and Happy Holidays to everyone from all of us  at the Virginia warehouse.   Today we were wrapping some knitted hats, scarves, and afghans to send to one of our favorite children’s homes in North Dakota.   We love preparing all  of your  packages, and we sincerely hope you all have a great Holiday Season.

We will be closing at 3:00, Friday, Dec 19 and will be closed until Monday, December 29.   We will, however,  mail  all pending orders on Tuesday, Dec 23.

Pat(not in Pic), Michele, Sallie, Sue (not in pic), Shirley, and Regina.

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Dec 6, 2008

Drum Roll, please!

AFGHAN CONTEST WINNERS!!

As promised, we would like to share photos and stories, and patterns of the beautiful afghans submitted to us for the Afghan Contest.   Judging is hard work!    All entries  are   unique in the skills and original ideas  used.   So, let me share with everyone what we have based our decisions on. We have awarded points to each knitter in the following categories:

  • The look of the Afghan-is it something that everyone would love to knit and own?
  • Were the photos submitted clear and well planned?
  • Were the instructions complete, clear, easy to follow?   Did the knitter share enough to assist each knitter to repeat the design.   In some cases, it may be necessary for a new knitter to learn new techniques.
  • Is the design an original concept and idea of the knitter?
  • Did the knitter take a concept and expand on it to give their afghan that special, unique extra?

We have a total of 7 entries.   They are all winners, so special and unique!

First Place goes to Connie Mauger for her AJ’s Baby Blanket.   Congratulations!

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Second Place has resulted in a tie.   Congratulations to: Annette Roa with a beautiful Kitty Afghan for her 4 year old niece, and Ella Roby with a unique design  with vertical stripes called”Stripes Afghan“.

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Connie Mauger’s AJ’s Baby Blanket is a  blanket that any little tot would love to curl up in.   Connie has used some wonderful techniques including the double 8 caston, cross over stitches, and beautiful crochet edges.   Her instructions contain lots of diagrams for following the stitch pattern that is repeated in each strip of the Afghan.

Annette Roa knit for her little 4 year old niece.   What child would not love all the adorable little kitties on this beautiful afghan.   It is knit with one repeated design completed 4 times in each of the 3 strips.   Each kitty is unique just by the choice of leftover yarn used.   This entry also has a beautiful crochet edge.

Ella Roby calls her afghan simply “Stripes”. We love this one because of the unique way that the vertical stripes were worked with the weaving of the different colors.   Ella does a great job of explaining the concept  with much detail.   The instructions are very well done!

Great El Paso Afghan was knit by Jacque Darra.   What a wonderful job on all counts.   Jacque uses 2 different stitches to create the warm look of this one along with lots of great fringe.   We also love that it was knit on a 38″ heavy duty board for a nice warm afghan with a lot of texture in just one piece.   The instructions are very easy to follow and this is important for all knitters.

Sue Kreitzer has once again come up with a wonderful afghan in unique  squares- The Fall Christmas Afghan.   What is so very special about Sue’s afghan is the theme that surrounds the whole design.   It represents  Christmas in the pretty red and green colors of the outer strips; Snow with the fleur de lis patterns on the green; and the     center strip  represents the season of Fall with the colors of the fallen leaves.   Thank you, Sue for your offer to donate your afghan to our Christmas donation box.

Ella Roby knit up another great one.   This one is called the Winter Afghan.   It is a pretty combination of stripes with the unique technique of vertical stripes.   Pretty winter colors make it feel very special.   Great job, Ella.

Another beautiful design by Annette Roa  was  a wedding gift with a rose pattern knit right into the afghan.   This one is knit in large squares with some of them showing the pretty rose pattern.

All AFGHAN PATTERNS  will be shown in the “files” catagory of www.groups.yahoo.com/group/knittingboards

Great Job by everyone and thank you all for sharing your afghan photos and ideas with all of us.   May you all have a wonderful Holiday Season.   Stay warm and keep the ideas coming for the new year.

If you are one of the winners please email Kim at kim@knittingboard.com with your address information.  All entries will recieve a one time 30% off discount on Knittingboard.com.  Please email for coupon ID.

3 Comments

  • Will the Rose afghan pattern be added to the Yahoo site? All of the entries were beautiful and I can’t wait to try some of them.

    Karen

  • Hi Karen,

    The Rose afghan photo is here but Annette didn’t give me instructions. I will try to get the pattern for the rose design from her. It is beautiful!
    Kim

  • Such diversity in these projects. Love it!

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Dec 3, 2008

Afghan Contest Update Dec 3

Thank You—-to everyone that has submitted an entry to our contest.   Oh, you  will all be so enlightened when you see all the great afghans created on knitting boards.   Remember your entries will be judged on originality of creation, clarity of the instructions, and your photos.

We will announce the winners on Saturday, Dec 6 which is one day later than planned to assist some of the knitters.   We will be posting all the photos and instructions so that everyone will be able to get one or two knit up during the holidays.   If anyone, submitting an entry, does not want their instructions to appear, please notify us right away.   We would need to remove the entry from the contest.

So, get ready for a delightful Afghan Saturday afternoon.

Thanks to all, Kim and Pat

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Nov 21, 2008

Knitting Board Classes in Houston

Hi Everyone,

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We just returned from Houston,   TX where we had a few Knitting Board classes for Hobby Lobby employees. We had a lot of fun.    We even got the Manager, Jimmy, at the Webster, TX store knitting too.

We had brought along a sample of the Homespun afghan to the class. I  think there are going to be a few Texans receiving  cozy  Afghans this Christmas.

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I have to thank  the West Houston, Webster, and the Stafford stores for  making us feel so welcome and making our visit here so wonderful. Here are a couple photos of our classes in Webster(above) and West Houston (below), TX……

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Oct 6, 2008

Knitting Board Demonstration at Hobby Lobby

Hello All,

hobbylobby_demo4sm.jpgWe just got back from the Dallas area where we had a few knitting board demonstrations at the Hobby Lobby stores. They went really well. People were amazed at all that  can be made on the knitting boards…..especially the afghans. Here are a couple photos of the event.

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  • Awesome! Thats my store! I was sad I wasn’t able to come back on Saturday and see you guys, I was so happy it went well. Thank You!

  • Well done me loverlies
    top effort, huge hearts and a wonderful ladies too

    We need more of your kind in this world.
    Keep it up please!

  • I wish I knew you were in Dallas doing a demo. I would have come. I just joined on here recently but have been looming for a while now. Let me know if you are doing another demo.I live 45 minutes North of Dallas.

  • Hi Katy,

    We had a great demonstration at your store!! I wish you had been there. Thanks for setting up the rain check notebook, it was really needed.

    Hope to do one again soon.

    Kim

  • Hi Jeannette,

    I will announce from now on where we are demoing. I just got back from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago and Atlanta. It was a crazy trip.
    Kim

  • Jeannette,
    Where north of Dallas do you live? I am 10 miles north of Denton. I was at the Denton location when Kim was there. Look forward in hearing from you.

    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • Hi I have just received the all in one board for Christmas and am a little confused on how many pegs to use, when a pettern says 30 sts is that 30 down both sides or 30 in total? also when a pattern says co 70 sts and my board has only 48 pegs how is this possible? thanks Brenda

  • Is this pattern for a knitting board or for a single sided item? If your pattern calls for 70sts and your loom only has 48 then you won’t be able to do it on that specific loom, you will need a loom with that number of pegs.

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Oct 6, 2008

Afghan Contest

Hi Everyone,

afghan_coffeesmm.jpgI would like to announce that we are having an afghan contest going through the end of Novemeber. This contest is for seasoned knittingboarders as well as beginners. If you have just started knitting on the board you can enter too.  Afghans are great projects for the knitting board. Just think, you can have your new afghan just in time for Christmas! Click on the photo for details.

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  • Hi !

    I very much like the afghan on this picture… Where can I find the pattern ?

    Thank You,

    Christine from the Magdalen Ilands in Canada

  • very very beautiful!! congratulations!!

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Sep 19, 2008

Knit Boot Pattern

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How is everyone doing with the boot kit pattern? I know many of you are working on the boots so I would like to give some pointers to make the knitting supper easy especially for the new knitters using the board for the first time.

The pattern begins with the Ribbing stitch. Here is short video that goes over this stitch.

 

 

Make photo slide shows at www.OneTrueMedia.com

I put together a brief “How-To add stitches” with photos to explain how to add stitches to each side of your knitting. The pattern requires depending on size,to add 8 or 9 stitches to each side. Take a look at this link, it might be helpful.

Adding Stitches

If you have any other questions on making your boots feel free to ask in ” Comments.” We are here to help.

Good Luck  and enjoy your cozy boots!

18 Comments

  • On the rib stitch do you go from the #1 nail to the #3 nail on each row? I think I did my boot in the stockinette stitch instead of the ribbing stitch.I guess I will wait to here from you before I do more. I just received my board on Friday soooo I am really new to this.
    Thanks for your time.

    Sandy

  • Having problem in Willobee Boot pattern, decrease row 2- shifting loops over center to cover empty needles. This is not very clear. Do you shift from left to right, moving all loops over to cover needles #21, then #14, then #7. When you shift loops, do you shift the 2 decreased loops,too? The movie about the ribbing stitch was very informative.

  • Sandy,
    Yes, the rib stitch is from pin #1 to pin #3. If you are going from 1 down to 2, that is the stockinett stitch. Hope this helps. Good luck on your boots. Take pictures

  • Hi, the ribbing stitch is done by weaving from the first top pin down to the 3rd pin on bottom row. Then weave every other pin to the end. When you return, you will see that you again are weaving on 1st pin to 3rd pin. Each end of board will have 2 consecutive pins in order to weave to end and cover all needles. You start this way on every row. After you do some of the inc and dec rows, the ribs will shift and that is part of the plan and design, so don’t try to adjust your ribs.

    As for the decrease and shift-once you do the dec and have the empty needles, you will have 2 loops on some needles. Do the shift either way as long as you bring all the sts together. The pins that have 2 loops, just move both loops over.
    After the next weave on the smaller number of sts, you will lift both loops over on those dec stitches.
    Pat

  • Any tips if the boot sizes run small or large? I wear both 8 1/2 and 9 shoe sizes depending on the brand. I want to know which kit to get. Thank you!!

  • Hi Pat
    Because of the postage costs to UK for the kit, have you any plans to publish just the pattern for the boots. This would also mean I wouldn’t have to buy another kit when knitting more than one pair.
    Thanks

  • Hi Gwen,

    We are actually working on a DVD for the boots to make the directions super easy. Also we will be adding the soles as a separate purchase soon.
    ….. working on it.

    Oh by the way, QVC UK sells the boot kit with the yarn.

    Kim

  • Hello I was wondering is this boot made on a authentic knitting board? If so where can I get the board and pattern to create these boots and also what did you use for the sole? I would like them to be worn outside.

    Thank you for taking time to response to me

    Lorri
    Bella Designs

  • Hi, I hope you found the answers to your questions on this site. the boots were made on the 28″ small gauge board and the suede soles and instructions come with the boot kits. If you have knit them, how did they turn out for you?

  • I was thinking about buying this boot kit but wanted to select my own yarn. Do you have any suggestions on what type to buy? I wanted something fairly thick and sturdy.

    Thanks.

  • I bought this kit awhile back and am just making it now. Trying to adjust for not having a knitting board, but instead using a plastic knitting loom. The gauge is a little larger than a knitting board, so for the boot, I’m using the small size, then for the foot I will use medium measures. Also, unsure on the decrease row 2… do you decrease stitches on both the top and bottom rows? From the picture illustrations, it appears so. Any advice would be appreciated.

  • Would someone out there explain step 4 under Foot of Boot? There are several ways to interpret:

    4. The next (2) rows will be repeated for each size….Increase row…Knit this row. (check)
    Knit (1) regular row in Stockinette stitch. Hook… (check)

    Size medium (me): Continue the (2) above rows 4 more times. (HUH?)

    Does that mean increase, and knit two rows, increase, knit 2 rows, increase knit 2 rows, increase knit two rows? Or does it mean knit two rows 4 times. (why not just say, “knit 8 rows”?

    Or does it mean something different?

    Re; Sydney’s question. I decreased stitches on both top and bottom. I guess your boots will be more of an open stitch? Do you have any idea about step 4. Let me know what you think when you get there! Let me know if you have any more questions too!
    Kanina

  • Whats Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively useful and it has aided me out loads. I’m hoping to give a contribution & assist different users like its aided me. Good job.

  • I bought this kit but didn’t buy the knitting board. How can I knit the pattern using knitting needles?

  • How do you do “Foot of Boot” #4 I am at a loss on why you cast on new stitches and then do increases. Has any one completed a pair of boots? Was a video ever done?

  • What does repeat the decrease row 2 again?????

  • I’m doing the foot increases in step 4 but it’s leaving big holes In the increase row. I must be doing something wrong?

  • Are you picking up the wraps as you knit the peg?

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