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Apr 25, 2019

Aqua Stripe Blanket (42″ x 50″)

Designed by Denice Johnson

LOOM: Afghan Loom

YARN: Vanna’s Choice in Aquamarine (5 skeins) 170 yards. Vanna’s Choice in Pale Grey (5 skeins) 170 yards

NOTIONS: knit hook, sewing needle.

GAUGE: 22 stitches and 48 rows = 7

FINISHED SIZE: 42″ x 50″

STITCHES: Ewk= ewrap knit stitch, P= purl stitch, Sk1= skip 1 stitch

Lace Stitch: This lace stitch is worked over 2 pegs, then repeated for row.
-ewrap and knit over peg 1
-ewrap and knit over peg 2
-move the stitch from peg 2 and place
above the stitch on peg 1
-knit the bottom stitch over top stitch
-place working yarn in front of peg 2

NOTES

-Pattern is worked single knit, worked as a flat panel.

-The blanket will have two wavy edges,  it will not be a perfect rectangle.

-Skip the first stitch of every row to create a nice even edge.

INSTRUCTIONS

In Aquamarine color, cast on 197 pegs using ewrap cast on.

Row 1: sk1, purl row

Row 2: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 1&2 for a total of 7 rows, end on purl row.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 8: sk1, work lace stitch(97 x), end on ewk2

Row 9: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 8 & 9 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 16: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 17: sk1, purl row

Work rows 16&17 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 24: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 25: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 24&25 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 32: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 33: sk1, purl row

Work rows 32&33 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 40: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 41: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 40&41 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 48: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 49: sk1, purl row

Work rows 48&49 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 56: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 57: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 56 & 57 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 64: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 65: sk1, purl row

Work rows 64 & 65 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 72: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 73: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 72 & 73 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 80: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 81: sk1, purl row

Work rows 80 & 81 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 88: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 89: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 88 & 89 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 96: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 97: sk1, purl row

Work rows 96 & 97 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 104: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 105: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 104&105 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 112: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 113: sk1, purl row

Work rows 112 & 113 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 120: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 121: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 120 & 121 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 128: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 129: sk1, purl row

Work rows 128 & 129 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 136: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 137: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 136 & 137 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 144: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 145: sk1, purl row

Work rows 144 & 145 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 152: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 153: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 152 & 153 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 160: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 161: sk1, purl row

Work rows 160 & 161 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 168: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 169: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 168 & 169 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 176: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 177: sk1, purl row

Work rows 176&177 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 184: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 185: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 184 & 185 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 192: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 193: sk1, purl row

Work rows 192 & 193 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 200: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 201: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 200 & 201 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 208: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 209: sk1, purl row

Work rows 208 & 209 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 216: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 217: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 216 & 217 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 224: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 225: sk1, purl row

Work rows 224&225 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 232: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 233: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 232 & 233 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 240: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 241: sk1, purl row

Work rows 240 & 241 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Aquamarine, tie on Pale Grey.

Row 248: sk1, work lace stitch(97x), end on ewk2

Row 249: sk1, ewrap knit row

Work rows 248 & 249 for a total of 8 rows.

Cut Pale Grey, tie on Aquamarine.

Row 256: sk1, ewrap knit row

Row 257: sk1, purl row

Work rows 256 & 257 for a total of 8 rows.

Bind off using basic bind off method, weave in all yarn ends.

Gently tug on blanket to set the stitches.

6 Comments

  • The Aqua Stripe Blanket pattern is one I have been waiting for ever since I received the message from KB Looms and it was pictured as being made on the KB afghan loom. It really is such a unique look, so full of texture. Thank you Denice for sharing it. Can you explain in a bit more detail as to what you mean by a “wavy edge” and just what two edges, top and bottom? Also, “not a perfect rectangle”? Thank you, wish to make it for a gift and wonder just how the edges will look.

  • Beautiful design, Denise! I love everything about it!

  • This is so lovely — am wondering if I can use this on my KB all in one ?

  • Oh! This is so pretty I want to start it and have my yarn and KB Loom all ready. But, in reading over the pattern can you explain in more detail ” Tie on” I notice this s when I am to change a color……do I just tie a knot to add the new color on and when at the beginning of the row it says to skip the first stitch, do I tie on the new yarn and then bring strand on yarn to back of first peg and continue on? Will the knot show on wrong side of afghan? Thank you for help Denice and the pattern!

  • Hi! I would like to make 0-3m socks or booties and I just bought “The Original fine gauge Sock Loom”. I am a bit of a beginner and the instructions are confusing to me as far as how i measure the foot and how I decide how many pegs to use. If someone could help me Id appreciate it!!

    Thank you!!

  • I am working on this pattern.
    I am not understanding how the blanket waves on one side.
    I am on row 16 but the pattern ends on the same pegs at the row every row???
    Am I not doing something right???

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Nov 2, 2018

New Earth Afghan (double knit)

As the earth begins its beautiful change of colors, we can enjoy the green shades with this cozy afghan.  Fun to knit in 3 shades of green and lots of stitch patterns.  Add fringe for a unique cozy look or, knit up some sofa pillows in each color.

Loom: 38″ Loom set at 1cm spacing for double knit using 82 stitches

Yarn:  Lion Brand New Basic, worsted weight, 75% wool & 25% acrylic.  Machine wash, gentle; lay flat to dry.  Colors used in sample are Lt Green 173 Thyme (T), Dark Green 174 Olive (O), Bright Green 172 Grass (G), (3) skeins of each.

Stitches:  Open Braid, Soft Braid, Zigzag, CrissCross, Stockinette.  Follow links to detailed instructions for each stitch.  Soft Braid is new and will be explained below*

Notions Needed:  Knit hook, crochet hook, measure tape

Size:  30” wide X 50” long. (for larger blanket, use 2cm spacing between rails)

Gauge:  Stockinette stitch is 3 sts X 4 rows = 1 inch.

*Soft Braid Stitch:  Weave 2 row patterns.  This is similar to the Open Braid.

Row 1 starts on back rail on peg one down to peg four on front rail.  Weave at this angle around every other peg to end of rail.  Return the weave by covering all empty pegs.  Hook over.

Row 2 starts on back rail on peg one and down to peg 3 on front rail.  Weave at this angle around every other peg to end of rail.  Return the weave by covering all empty pegs.  Hook over.

Repeat these 2 rows for the Soft Braid stitch.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 82 stitches in Stockinette with T yarn.

Work 10 rows in Soft Braid stitch.

Work 5 rows in Stockinette stitch.  Cut yarn with 3” tail.

Tie on O yarn at 2nd peg to tail of T yarn.  Lay both yarn tails between pegs.

Work 18 rows in Zigzag stitch.

Work 6 rows in stockinette stitch.  Cut yarn with 3” tail.

Tie on G yarn at 2nd peg to tail of O yarn.  Lay both yarn tails between pegs.

Work 16 rows in CrissCross stitch.

Work 5 rows in stockinette stitch.  Cut yarn with 3” tail.

Tie on O yarn at 2nd peg to tail of G yarn.  Lay both yarn tails between pegs.

Work Open Braid stitch for 14 rows.  Cut yarn with 3” tail.

Tie on T yarn at 2nd peg to tail of O yarn.  Lay both yarn tails between pegs.

Continue with Open Braid stitch for 14 rows.

Work 5 rows in stockinette stitch.  Cut yarn with 3” tail.

Tie on G yarn at 2nd peg to tail of T yarn.  Lay both yarn tails between pegs.

Work 14 rows in CrissCross stitch.

Work 6 rows in stockinette stitch.  Cut yarn with 3” tail.

Tie on O yarn at 2nd peg.  Lay both yarn tails between pegs.

Work 12 rows in Open Braid stitch.

Work 6 rows in stockinette stitch.  Cut yarn with 3” tail.

Tie on T yarn.

Work 10 rows in Open Braid stitch.

Work 6 rows in stockinette stitch.  Cut yarn.

Tie on G yarn.

Work 12 rows in CrissCross stitch.

Work 6 rows in stockinette.  Cut yarn.

Tie on O yarn.

Work 18 rows in Zigzag stitch.

Work 6 rows in stockinette.  Cut yarn.

Tie on T yarn.

Work 14 rows in Soft Braid stitch.  Cut the yarn with 3” tail.  Ready to bind off of loom.

Bind off of loom with basic bind off using crochet hook.  Start at end opposite the yarn tail.  Pick up first stitch, both loops, from both rails.  Pull one thru the other.  One loop remains on the crochet hook.  Pick up one loop from next stitch, front rail and work the stitch.  Next, pick up back loom from same stitch, and work the stitch.  Continue across the loom working each loop alternating from back rail to front rail until only one loop remains on crochet hook.  Pick up the yarn tail and pull it thru the last loop to knot.  Then gently pull the yarn tail into the knit.  Your blanket is off the loom.

Bind off at anchor yarn in same way starting at end opposite the yarn tail.  Pick up 2 loops with crochet hook and work.  Pick up next single loop and work.  Continue across the knit until last loop remains on crochet hook.  Pull yarn tail thru loop for knot, and weave into knitting.

Check blanket to see if any yarn tails extend out, and weave them into knitting.

Lightly block blanket by laying on flat surface like a mattress and insert straight pins to secure.  Lightly mist and allow to dry.  Remove all pins.  Your new afghan is ready to grace your home or give as a Christmas gift.

 

 

8 Comments

  • Hello HELP, I have been working on a blanket for awhile now and have noticed the middle of my wooden knitting loom is appears to be warped in the middle. Is this normal is it due to tension and should I start over??

  • Will there be a video?
    I looked at the instructions for the stitches but I can not seem to visualize it
    Thanks

  • Question: I’ve made about 60 scarves since this past spring using various yarns. My stiches seem uniform, not tight, but after finishing the scarves, maybe within hours though usually days, the scarves shrink in length often to half the length. What do I need to do differently or is this normal?

  • just want a pdf of the instruction

  • Hi Donna,
    What is most important is how does your knitting look? Is it tighter in the center from the end edges? If all looks well, I would keep going and complete and try to weave a bit looser in the center area.
    This is not how the loom should look, and one of your rails could be slightly warped and bow inward. Please email me at pat@knittingboard.com after you have completed the blanket. We may be able to remedy the problem.
    Thanks, pat

  • Hi Jesse,
    Please leave email at pat@knittingboard.com and I can send the file to you.

  • Hi Karen, You may want to try a thicker yarn or a tighter stitch that doesn’t stretch out so much. It sounds like your stitches are just open and bouncy. You can always knit the scarf longer than desired in the end as it may look longer while on the loom.

  • The Soft Braid Stitch seems identical to the CrissCross stitch, unless I am missing their difference in their instructions.

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Aug 17, 2018

Zippy 2-hour Baby Blanket

 

LOOM: (4) Zippy Looms, and  Corners, 20 pegs total, or Zippy Master Set.

YARN:  2 balls of Mainstay Chunky Yarn used in sample.  Approx. 64 yds. super bulky yarn.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, crochet hook

GAUGE:  3.5 sts x 5 rows = 4”

SIZE:  26” wide x 27” long

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS
Assemble (4) Zippys and (4) Corners in a square, total 20 pegs.

Mark the first peg with a stitch marker. Cast on 20 pegs and prepare to work as a flat panel.

Video: Cast On Stitches

After casting on to peg #20,  reverse direction and knit row 1. Knit from peg #20 to peg #1.

Row 1: Ewrap knit to the end of row.

Video: Ewrap Knit Stitch
Repeat Row 1 until end of yarn ball. Then tie on 2nd ball of yarn, and repeat process.
Knit until 24” of yarn remains.

Bind off stitches.

Video Bind Off Stitches

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