Welcome springtime with this beautiful cowl. The Spring Blossoms cowl depicts a lovely daisy stitch created with the aid of elongated stitches. Worked in two different colors to accent the small daisies.
LOOM: All-n-One Loom 73 pegs.
YARN: Approx 350 yds of worsted weight of merino wool. Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal in Tadpole and Boysenberry was used in sample.
NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle.
GAUGE: 11sts x 13 rows = 2 inches.
SIZE: 14 x 13 inches (flat)
A=Main color (Boysenberry)
B=Contrasting color (Tadpole)
Daisy Chain Stitch (Row 1-Row 20 below)
(Multiple of 6 sts plus 1)
Row 1: With A, k to the end of row.
Row 2: With A, p to the end of row.
Row 3: With A, k1, *[k1, wrap yarn 3 times around peg] 5 times, k1; rep from * to end
Row 4: With A, *p1, Cluster st; rep from *, end p1.
Row 5: With A, k to end of row.
Row 6: With A, p to end of row.
Row 7-10: With B, k to the end of row.
Row 11: With A, k to the end of row.
Row 12: With A, p to the end of row.
Row 13: With A, k4, *[k1, wrap yarn 3 times around peg] 5 times, k1; rep from *, end k3.
Row 14: With A, p3, *p1, Cluster st; rep from *, end k4.
Row 15: With A, k to end of row.
Row 16: With A, p to end of row.
Row 17-20: With B, k to the end of row.
Rep rows 1-20.
Cluster st: With working yarn to the back of the loom, drop the extra wraps on the 5 pegs, slide these wraps to the cable needle and hold the cable needle, wrap the working yarn clockwise around these 5 stitches two times. Place stitches from the cable needle back on the pegs. (See pictures for how-tos).
Set knitting loom to 73 pegs.
With B, CO 73 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.
Row 1-Row 20: Work Daisy Stitch.
Continue Daisy Stitch until panel measures 27 inches from cast on edge.
End on a Row 20. Bind off with basic bind off method.
Mattress stitch the cast on edge to bind off edge.
**To create a shawl instead of a cowl, continue knitting in the Daisy Stitch pattern until panel measures approximately 68 inches from cast on edge (end on a row 20).
Photo Tutorials (click on pictures to enlarge).
Row 3 of the Daisy Stitch Pattern states the following: With A, k1, *[k1, wrap yarn 3 times around peg] 5 times, k1; rep from * to end.
The following pictures show the steps on how to wrap the pegs and how the pegs would look after being wrapped. Wrap the pegs counterclockwise, 3 times. Each peg should end up with 4 loops on it (the stitch, and three wraps).
The following pictures will show the Cluster Stitch—dropping the extra wraps, placing the stitches on the cable needle, wrapping the yarn around the middle of the stitches.
Place the elongated stitches on cable needle.
Wrap the working yarn around the elongated stitches.
Place stitches from cable needle back on the pegs.
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Designed by Jenny Stark
Mix a little fun and function with this charming hat. Worked in a soft, fluffy yarn, this hat will be comfy, warm, and oh so cute! Loom knit an adorable monkey hat for your favorite little ‘monkey’!
Knitting Loom: KB Hat Loom Set
Yarn: 3 balls of Bernat Pipsqueak – 1 in Chocolate, 1 in Neapolitan, and 1 in Vanilla.
Scrap of worsted weight yarn for the nostrils and mouth.
Notions: knitting tool, yarn needle, scissors, buttons for eyes ( .5″ diameter), needle and thread (to attach eyes)
Gauge: Not essential for this project.
K = knit stitch
K2tog = knit 2 together (decrease)
M1 = make 1 (increase)
P = purl stitch
Sl = slip
Double E-wrap Cast-On: Wrap the first peg twice. With the knitting tool, pull the lower wrap past the upper wrap and over the top of the peg. Repeat this process for each of the remaining pegs. Cast on is now complete. Continue on as directed in the pattern.
U-wrap Knit Stitch: Bring the working yarn in front of the peg to be worked, above the existing stitch on the peg. Bend the working yarn around the peg, creating a u shaped wrap. Knit the lower stitch over the u wrap.
Slip: For the purposes of this project, slip simply means to skip the peg.
Make 1: For the purposes of this project, simply cast on an additional stitch using the double e-wrap cast on method.
K2tog: Decrease- worked over two pegs. Move the stitch from the first peg over to the second peg. Knit both stitches on the second peg together as one.
Gathered Bind Off: Loosely wrap the working yarn in a circle around all of the pegs that have stitches – two times. This will ensure that the yarn tail is long enough to complete the bind off. Cut the working yarn, then unwrap the long yarn tail from around the pegs. Lay the yarn tail below the stitch on peg 1. Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch. *Lay the yarn tail below the next stitch. Using the knitting tool, pull the yarn tail up through the stitch. Repeat from * for all stitches on the loom. Once all stitches have been bound, remove the knitting from the loom. Pull on the yarn tail to cinch the opening closed (unless otherwise directed by the pattern being worked). Bind off is now complete.
Basic Bind Off: Knit the first two pegs. Move the stitch from the second peg over to the first peg. Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch. One stitch has now been bound off. Move the stitch from peg 1 to the empty peg. This is now peg 1. Knit the next stitch. Move the stitch that was just knit over to the first peg. Knit the lower stitch over the upper stitch. Continue working in this manner until there is one stitch left. Cut the working yarn, leaving a yarn tail that is at least 4” long. Wrap the yarn tail around the last peg. Knit the last stitch over the yarn tail and pull the yarn tail out through the stitch. Bind off is now complete.
Small loom, small gauge (68 pegs)
(2) 25 peg rounded loom pieces
(4) 3 peg connectors
(2) 3 peg rails
Connect the components listed above to create the small size/small gauge loom:
(Worked in the round) With the Neapolitan yarn, cast on 68 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method.
Rounds 1-12: K2, P2 to the end of the round.
Switch to the Chocolate yarn.
Rounds 13-40: E-wrap knit to the end of the round.
Rounds 41-42: K3, P1 to the end of the round.
Remove the hat from the loom using the gathered bind off method. Carefully gather the top of the hat closed and weave in all yarn ends.
Ears (make 2)
With the Chocolate yarn, cast on 5 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method. (Leave a 6″ yarn end)
Row 1: Sl 1, K4.
Row 2: P4, K1.
Row 3: Sl 1, K3.
Row 4: P3, K1.
Row 5: Sl 1, K2.
Row 6: P2, K1.
Row 7: Sl 1, K1.
Row 8: P1, K1.
Repeat rows 1-8 eight times. Repeat rows 1-2 once more. Remove the ear from the loom using the basic bind off method. Leave a 6″ yarn end.
Use the yarn ends to sew an ear to each side of the hat. (Tip: Try placing the hat on a Styrofoam head before choosing ear placement.) Weave in all yarn ends.
With the Vanilla yarn, cast on 5 stitches using the double e-wrap cast on method. (Leave a 7″ yarn end)
Row 1: Sl 1, K4.
Row 2: M1, P4, K1.
Row 3: M1, K6.
Row 4: M1, P6, K1.
Row 5: M1, K8.
Row 6: M1, P8, K1.
Row 7: Sl 1, K9.
Row 8: Sl 1, P8, K1.
Row 9: Repeat row 7.
Row 10: Repeat row 8.
Row 11: Repeat row 7.
Row 12: Repeat row 8.
Row 13: Sl 1, K7, K2tog.
Row 14: Sl 1, P6, K2tog.
Row 15: Sl 1, K5, K2tog.
Row 16: Sl 1, P4, K2tog.
Row 17: Sl 1, K3, K2tog.
Row 18: Sl 1, P3, K1.
Remove the muzzle from the loom using the basic bind off method. Leave a 10″ yarn end.
Use the yarn ends to sew the muzzle in place on the front of the hat, just above the brim. Weave in all yarn ends.
Using the needle and thread, sew the button eyes in place, just above the muzzle.
Thread the worsted weight yarn into the tyarn needle and add nostrils and a mouth to the muzzle.
Using the Chocolate yarn, the Neapolitan yarn, and the Vanilla yarn, all held together as one, create a large pom pom. (The pom pom in the sample was created by wrapping all 3 strands of yarn around my hand, approximately 30 times.) Attach the pom pom to the top of the hat and weave in the yarn ends.
Happy Loom Knitting!
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Creating last minute gift with the Zippy loom is a breeze!
LOOM: Zippy Loom. Option: 4 Zippy and connectors. 4 Zippy and (4) corners.
YARN: Approx 80 yds of Jumbo (size 7) acrylic yarn. Lion Brand Color Clouds in Travelers Tan was used in sample.
NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.
GAUGE: 4.25sts x 6 rows = 4 inches.
SIZE: 11” wide x 18” long.
- k=knit stitch
- p=purl stitch
- CO=Cast on
- BO=Bind off
Set Zippy loom to work in the round (4) Zippy and (4) Corners.
CO 16 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.
Rnd 1-Rnd 7: k to end of row.
Rnd 8: p to the end of row.
Rnd 9: k to end of row.
Rep Row 8-Row 9: 4 times.
Rep Rows 1-9: 2 more times.
Next: Bind off with basic removal method, leaving a 16 inch yarn tail.
Mattress stitch the cast on edge to bind off edge. Weave ends in. Block lightly.
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March is the month filled with green and all things Irish! Also known as Double Moss Stitch, this month’s design is another one of those wonderful stitches that consist of only knits and purls— perfect for a quick knit with loads of texture and possible future uses. This stitch’s compact nature resembles single crochet. It also lays flat, and is completely identical from front to back, making it perfect for use on items that will be seen from both sides.
In this monthly column we’re going to be working on some exciting new stitch patterns, as well as a few new techniques thrown in for good measure. My intention for our yarn play is to provide all the know-how for you to be able to work the new stitch; any charts, photos, or videos you may need; as well as a pattern to create an 8” x 8” square. As we go along in our looming journey, we should be able to create lovely pieced afghans with our squares, as I like to know that we’re going somewhere while swatching, don’t you? You can think of it as our Stitch Sample Afghan—a stitch dictionary right at your fingertips, keeping your legs warm, lol. ;) To find all the previous stitches in this column, simply click here.
Irish Moss Square
Loom: Authentic Knitting Board Adjustable Hat Loom: 2 rounded pieces + 3 peg connectors, with pegs in all holes for a 3/8” gauge. The Sock Loom 2 or the All-n-One Loom could also be used.
Yarn: approx. 75 yards Worsted Weight (Sample uses Berroco Vintage in kiwi)
Notions: Loom tool, yarn needle, scissors. (Also helpful: peg markers, row counter & blocking pins/pad)
This versatile stitch pattern would apply itself very nicely to pretty much any type of project. To work this pattern in the round for a hat, use the Repeating Pattern Rows chart, and make sure to read it from right to left for each row, rather than alternating sides each time. Also, cast onto your loom in a clockwise direction, using a number of pegs that is divisible by 4—the number of stitches required for each pattern repeat.
For flat pieces of a greater size, begin with the Set Up Rows (increasing as necessary), then simply increase the number of Repeating Pattern Rows inside the garter stitch border for the length and width required. Complete by adding the same number of extra Finishing Rows at the end that were added at the beginning.
When the pattern uses the term “knit” or “k”, please use the true knit stitch or the u-stitch, not the e-wrap.
The abbreviation “rep” stands for “repeat”.
Repeating Pattern Rows
Here is the entire pattern chart for the 8” x 8” square:
Everything you need to know about knitting your square is included in the above chart. Believe it or not, you can actually create your square without looking at another thing! For help with reading charts, please see the Stitchology I post for a detailed explanation, and you’ll be ready to go!
But, don’t worry…I am also providing you with the step by step instructions below. ;)
Step by Step Instructions:
Cast onto your loom from left to right, using a total of 40 pegs. (Sample uses Chain Cast On)
Set Up Rows
Row 1: P40
Row 2: K40
Row 3: P40
Main Pattern Rows
Row 4: K3, *p1, k1, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: P3, *k1, p1, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 7: P2, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Rows 8-62: Rep Rows 4-7, ending with Row 6.
Row 63: P40
Row 64: K40
Row 65: P40
Bind off all stitches loosely. (Sample uses the Basic Bind Off) Weave in ends and trim close to work.
Block to an 8” x 8” measurement.
If you are intending this square to be part of an afghan, you may wish to make up to 3 or 4 additional squares. We will be sharing at least 12 of these patterns for you to use in your blanket. Use the following general measurements to decide how many of each of the 8″ x 8″ squares you will need, rounding up as necessary:
- Baby Blanket: 30″ x 36″
- Children: 42″ x 48″
- Lapghan: 36″ x 48″
- Twin Bed Afghan: 60″ x 85″
- Queen Bed Afghan: 90″ x 95″
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a note for Bethany Dailey below in the comments! :)
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Do you have great zippy ideas? What have you made on your zippy looms? Make a video of your creative idea and enter to win prizes!!
Entering is as simple as using the Zippy! We are looking for creativity and originality on fun ways to use the zippy loom.
3 Simple Steps…
1. Take a video using Zippy loom
2. Post on youtube, and put in subject “zippy video contest”
3. Send us a link, firstname.lastname@example.org
Some ideas for video…How-to knit? Kids knitting on Zippy? Use of innovative material on Zippy. How many Zippys can you knit with? Do your pets like Zippy? Don’t have a Zippy, that’s OK too, make a video on what you would make if you had a Zippy. These are a few ideas. Have fun with Zippy and enter as many times as you like.
Each person who enters receives a prize! AND 3 placing prize winners will be chosen, and videos shared on blog and social media.
Videos will be judged on number of views and content! Contest ends April 15th.
Grand Prize: $300.00!
Runner Up Prize: Loom and accessory package worth $100.00
Honorable Mention: Loom of your choice
What’s on your Zippy Loom??
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