Jan 13, 2012

Thank you for Donations!!

We want to thank everyone who participated in our annual donation drive. We want to especially thank the following knitters for making this happen: Frances Shelton, Sue Kreitzer, Catherine, Julie Milliron, and Abby.

Thanks to those involved, we sent 2 large boxes of warm hats, scarves, slippers and mittens to our American Veterans. We also sent 2 large boxes to the children and their families of the Dakota Native Americans in need in Chamberlain, SD.  This was many knitted toys to be distributed during the holidays as well as lots of warm clothing.
Our last 2 boxes contained mostly baby and new infant knit along with beautiful blankets that were knit and crocheted.  These were well received by Mary’s Center for abused moms and newborn infants in need in our capitol of Washington, DC.

We have received a beautiful letter from St Joseph’s School in SD thanking all of you for your kindness and hope.

I can just picture the children and the Veterans with their beautiful hand knit/crocheted gifts and the happy smiles on their faces.

Thank you all again!

Have a wonderful 2012!

Kim and Pat

 

 

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Oct 31, 2011

Loom Extender Projects

RUGS, all kinds of rugs, they are so easy and quick to make with the loom extenders. This is a rug made by weaving FABRIC STRIPS using the 28″ Knitting Board and the 10″ loom extenders. 2 X 3.5

Fabric strips make great rugs and home decor. This rug was made with 4 woven sections. You simply start with 4 yards of jersey knit fabric in 2 colors, cut them into 1″ strips with the grain of the material. Then weave the strips across the loom, wrapping 2 pins at a time and with one peg empty in between. Use the same color of fabric  until you are ready for the stripe, then switch colors

If you use the 10″ Knitting Board, 10″ loom extenders you can make a rug by creating squares. This rug was made with 12 squares.

 

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Jul 21, 2011

Look at the Donations received from Frances…….

Thank you for all those who have participated in our call for donations. We hope everyone will consider sending a hand knit/crochet item for this event.  We will be shipping to our American Veterans as well as Native Americans orphanages. We want to get this shipped out in time for the fall and winter season.

In reply to this request, we have received 3 large boxes of beautiful knit and crocheted items from Frances in Amelia, OH.  So, we want to say, “Thank you Frances!!” and “Wow”, what a great collection of beautiful hand knits.  The children and needy in North Dakota will be so happy this holiday season, and warm! There are so many beautiful pieces and such intricate stitches. These are just a few of the items we received from  Frances.

 

There is still time to send in items, our ship date is in October as it starts to get cold.   Send your donations to Authentic Knitting Board Co, 60 Carysbrook Rd, Fork Union, VA 23055.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 1, 2011

Loom extender projects

Here are a few ideas using the loom extender.  The wall hanging was created by our Knitting Board group moderator Sue Kreitzer, this was her fist loom extender project. Margaret Conroy did the beautiful striped pieces. Both of you, nice work.

Peg's weaving project by Peg Cnry

Sue's Sign

Peg's second creation

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Mar 29, 2011

Introducing……

Gather around, everyone, and meet SueK, our moderator. She has been doing a great job answering questions, providing instruction, sharing her secrets and techniques, and welcoming all new knitters. We would like to say,

” Thank you, Sue, for all your hard work and support, and for sharing some of your designs and projects with us”.

Get to know Sue….

I am a retired Administrator assistant; 67 (pushing 68!).   Married for 23 years, 1 son and 5 stepchildren.  We have 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Have lived in Denton TX for 25 years.  I enjoy all crafts, hand knitting, crocheting, needlepoint.  My two favorites are Knitting Board and Cross Stitch.  I started using the Knitting Board about 6 years ago when my husband saw one at the Senior Center, came home and made me one.  Only stitch I knew was figure 8. Went on vacation, and made a baby blanket (all figure 8).  When we got home, I saw the AKB DVD in Mary Maxim catalogue, ordered it, and learned all the stitches and haven’t stopped since then. First items I made when  I received  my first book were sweaters for my two younger sisters.  I enjoy spreading the word about the knitting board to anyone who will listen.  I enjoy traveling and teaching people what I can on the board.

Sue has also participated with some of our classes held at the Hobby Lobby Store in her area.  This is when we met Sue, face to face, for the first time.  She is a very special lady.

Join us and Sue at Yahoo group.. Knitting Board

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Jan 5, 2011

Holiday contest Winners!

The Holiday contest was a lot of fun, and it was great seeing all the pattern designs that were created. With much deliberation, we have chosen 4 winners…….. Drum roll please!!!!!!! Here goes….

In the Best Original Design category, the winner is Cabled Afghan created on the 38″ Knitting Board. Beautiful work and great color selection by Jacque Darragh
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In the Cutest Baby item category, the winner is the Baby Cocoon by Faith Schmidt. This is a great stitch with lots of texture. The pattern shows the process in detail…so cute and cuddly.

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In the Mens Accessory category, the winner is Men’s Warmer again by Faith Schmidt. Faith has sure been busy.
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In the multicolor design category, the winner is  Nikki’s Plaid Scarf by Denise Rumph. Denise created a great plaid design that turned out really well with Lion Brand’s new Hometown yarn

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There were not enough entries for the Sweater Design and the Pet Accessory category to have winners.  Maybe in our next contest – We can all plan ahead and start creating our favorite designs early.
We would like to thank everyone for all their effort and the amazing pattern entries.
All winn
ers will receive a discount code for the 40% savings on your next website purchase and their cash award by check in the mail within 7 days.  Be sure we have your correct address.


6 Comments

  • Is there somewhere that we can all see the entries for the contest? Or are they posted somewhere but I am just not seeing it?

  • Congratulations to the winners! And thanks Pat & Kim for having such a contest. 🙂

  • Does anyone know if there is a beginner Knittingboard class/group in NH or MA?

  • There are some typos in a couple of these links and so they do not work.

  • I will go fix those right away. Thank you,
    Kim

  • I am clicking on the cabled afghan link in the above article and the link is broken…. I am sad…. Where can I find the instructions for this blanket??

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Nov 12, 2010

New Pattern Contest – Deadline Dec. 1.

We are having a Holiday Pattern Contest Extravaganza! This is not only a contest for pattern writers but anyone who has a creative spirit. Create a gift and at the same time you can enter the event and win for some fun prizes. Deadline Dec. 1st.

We are doing something different this year. We are expanding our categories.  6 entries will be chosen leading the 6 categories of competition.

The 6 categories are:

  1. Best Original Design
  2. Cutest Baby Item
  3. Multicolor Design using at least 3 colors
  4. Men’s accessory
  5. Sweater
  6. Pet attire.

The winner will receive $50 plus $40 in merchandise. Even if you are just a beginner we  hope you will get involved and submit your original ideas – the more entries the more fun!

Deadine is Dec 1st. so get started and let your creativity run wild.

 

4 Comments

  • So entries on the 1st are ok? I’m going to be down to the deadline on this one. I’ve started three different things for this that weren’t working out. Do we email them to you? What address?

    Kelly

  • oops, somehow didn’t read the pdf! I see the address, just confirm on the 1st deadline if you can 🙂

  • Dear Pat and Kim,
    I am a dear fan of the KnittingBoard and had a beautiful double knit scarf going for my husband, but was having too much trouble seeing the dark yarn on the dark finish of the knitting board… oh, well. Anyway, I have noticed that as I am getting older, my eyesight is not what it used to be and I purchased an Ott Light to help me in my work. It does help. I know not everyone can afford these lights. Thus, I am sending an idea about possibly changing the wood color to a neutral or even a lighter color. This is just an idea to ponder. Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Many blessings to you both!
    Mrs. Jolene Torgler

  • I didn’t get to make anything for the contest this year but I hope to next year! Just got my boards this year. Thanks for even having such a thing. Look for me next tiime! 🙂

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Oct 27, 2010

Knitting Board Class at Lion Brand Studio

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Our Knitting board class at Lion Brand Studio….. Students at the class learned how to work with intarsia design. We started the Beagle bag and worked with a 3 color design.

Pat signing Knitting Board Basics

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Kim teaching the class.

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Can’t forget that important anchor yarn.

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Look at them knit!

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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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4 Comments

  • 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

4 Comments

  • 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….

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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

4 Comments

  • 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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