LOOM: ‘Adjustable’ Multi-Knit Loom , 40 pegs in large gauge. Use (2) rounded rails and (2) 12 peg sliders.
YARN: Super Bulky, 100% merino wool 90 yards per skein 150 grams per skein. Sample knit using Malabrigo Rasta in Sunset, 1 skein.
NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, removable stitch marker.
STITCHES: Knit stitch, purl stitch, e-wrap
- k=knit stitch
- p=purl stitch
- ew=ewrap peg counterclockwise
- YO=ewrap (ewrap peg counterclockwise)
- K2tog: knit two stitches together. Move the loop from right to the peg on the left, knit the peg with the two loops on it, treating both loops as one loop.
Set up loom for large gauge by removing ‘every other’ peg. Using (2) rounded parts and (2) 12 peg rails. Cast on 40 sts, join to work in the round.
Round 1-7: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 8-9: k to the end rnd.
Round 10 is broken into two parts: Rnd 10-A and Rnd 10-B
Round 10-A: *YO3; rep from * to end end of rnd. (How to: *Take yarn to peg 1, ewrap peg 1 three times; peg 1 has 4 loops. Repeat the same process with the remaining 39 pegs.).
Round 10-B: k to the end of rnd.
(How to: lift the bottommost loop up and off the pegs; each peg should remain with the 3 ewraps on it.)
TIP: Combine Rnd 10-A and 10-B as one Rnd as follows: Ewrap peg 3 times (for the YO3), then lift the bottommost loop, then move to the next peg and do the same. Each peg should have 3 loops on it.
Round 11: k to the end of rnd.
(How to: First, unravel the ewraps from the peg (it will look like an elongated stitch). Take yarn to the front of the peg and knit the peg as normal. Be careful that the stitch stays on the peg and does not “pop” off the peg.)
Round 12: As Rnd 10.
Round 13: p to the end of rnd.
Round 14: k to the end of rnd.
Round 15: p to the end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 12-15: 6 more times.
Rep Rnds 10 and 11.
Next rnd: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd. (20 sts rem).
How to: move loop from odd number peg to the even number peg. Each even peg (2, 4, 6, etc) should have 2 loops on it. Knit the round, treating both loops on each peg as one loop.
Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in.
Set the stitches by gently tugging on the hat vertically. All the stitches should be elongated and open.