Whimsical Loom Knits – May 2016
Designed by Jenny Stark
This adorable lollipop is quick, easy, and so much fun to make! Plus, it is a fantastic way to use up little bits of yarn left over from other projects. Whip up a scrumptious batch of lollipops in all of your favorite ‘flavors’!
Knitting Loom: KB Hat Loom
Yarn: Worsted weight cotton yarn. Peaches & Crème was used for the samples.
Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, tape measure, hot glue gun and glue sticks, 4” lollipop sticks, scrap of felt.
Gauge: Not critical for this project.
Finished Measurements: Approximately 1 ¾ “ in diameter (excluding the stick)
Create a 3 peg i-cord: Leave a 14” yarn tail. Make a slip knot and place it on the first peg. Wrap the 2nd peg and the 3rd peg. *Take the working yarn behind the 2nd peg and the 1st peg. Bring the working yarn around the front of the first peg and lay it across pegs 1, 2, and 3 – above the loops that are already on the pegs. Knit the 3rd peg, the 1st peg, and then the 2nd peg. Repeat from * five times. Gently pull on the i-cord to help set the stitches in place and lengthen the cord. Continue working in this manner until the i-cord measures 10” in length.
Bind off: Move the stitch on peg 1 to peg 2. Knit peg 2. Move the stitch on peg 3 to peg 2. Knit peg 2. Cut the working yarn. Lay the yarn tail across the front of peg 2. Knit the last stitch over the yarn tail and pull the yarn tail out through the stitch. Gently pull on the yarn tail to tighten up the bind off.
Begin shaping the i-cord into a coil: Thread the 14” yarn tail into the eye of the yarn needle. Pull the yarn needle through the i-cord, approximately ¾ of an inch from the end.
Continue coiling and stitching the i-cord into a spiral.
Once the i-cord has been shaped into a spiral, weave in both yarn tails.
Using the hot glue gun, glue a sucker stick to the back of the spiral.
Cut a circle from the felt and glue it over the sucker stick.
All done! Easy Peasy!