LOOM: ‘Premium’ Chunky Round Looms, using 48 peg, 24 peg looms.
YARN: Approx 120 yds of Super Bulky Acrylic-Wool blend. Shetland Chunky by Patons was used in sample. 75 yards used. 5 weight yarn. 75% acrylic / 25% wool.
NOTIONS: knitting tool, tapestry needle
GAUGE: 6.5 sts x 10 rows = 2 inches in stockinette
SIZE: Fits adults (circumference up to 21”)
LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced. Knowledge of cables and chart reading required.
k=knit stitch or u-stitch
Cast on 48 sts join to work in the round (recommend the non-loopy e-wrap cast on method).
Link to cast on: https://youtu.be/p5KKwVZGRCc
Rnds 1-5: p1, *k2, p2: rep from * to last peg, p1.
Rnds 6-38: Work Hourglass Stitch Pattern as shown on chart.
Next 2 rnds: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Transfer all the stitches to the 24-peg knitting loom, 2 stitches per peg.
Next 2 rnds: *k1, p1: rep from * to end of rnd.
Thread tapestry needle with yarn and finish with gather bind off method.
Basic Hourglass-multiple of 8sts
Back Cross (BCP): Slip 1 stitch to cn and hold towards the center of the loom (peg is now empty), knit the next peg then move this loop to the emptied peg, place the stitch from the cn on the empty peg then proceed to purl it.
Front Cross (FCP): Slip 1 stitch to cn and hold towards the front of the loom (peg is now empty), purl the next peg then move this loop to the emptied peg, place the peg from the cn on the empty peg, proceed to knit it.