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Apr 8, 2012

Quick & Nifty Cowl

Bits of leftover yarn are always rolling around in my house, some of it sits for months, years all lonely in the “leftover” corner of the stash room. I loved this yarn and I wanted it to be used rather than it sitting all lonely with the rest of the stash. I had just enough leftover yarn to knit a small cowl/scarf.

Loom: AllnOne Loom, one rail
Yarn: 40 yards of worsted weight yarn. Knit Picks City Tweed HW, Morning Glory color was used in sample.
Notions: tapestry needle, 2 small buttons
Gauge: 8sts x 12 rows= 2inches in stockinette
Stitches: k, p, k2tog, yo
Size: 2-1/2 inches x 34 inches

Cast on 14 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.
*Row 1: p
Row: k
Row 3: p
Row 4: k
Row 5: p2, k to last 2sts, p2
Row 6: k

Repeat last two rows: 14 more times. *

Repeat from * to *: 5 times

Next row 1: p
Next row: k
Next row: p2tog to end of row. 6sts remain
Next row: k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k2tog
Next row: p
Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave ends in. Steam block lightly.
Sew buttons to cast on edge side, be sure to align them to the buttonholes created on the bind off side.

Voila!!! Wear it as a long thin scarf or wrap it around your neckline twice.

 

 

10 Comments

  • Is this basically a tube? I would love to try something like this.. I need to check out your Buttonhole technique!

  • Misty,
    It is a flat panel, a long thin flat panel :). I guess you could knit is a tube too.

  • So it is buttoned together to make a tube though, right?

  • Isela,
    I am not in to win the looms as I have every loom made by AKB (2 of some). Just wanted to say what a great idea for a contest. I keep up with all going on. I am currently working on the All ‘N’ One to create a sweater for men. Not many patterns for them. Keep your fingers crossed that it works out. Really enjoy seeing your work, You are great!

  • I think because knitting tends to curl in on the sides, it gives the appearance of a tube but it’s actually not.

    Karen

  • I really love this pattern!

  • I love all your patterns Isela – this looks nice and easy! (Shared this on facebook and twitter for the contest as well – total of 14 points so far 🙂 )))

  • will this work for the adult sock loom?? I just got one and would really love to learn it, but have yet to find a good pattern that is for this loom.

  • It will work, but it will be a little smaller/thinner than mine.

  • Isela,

    I don’t understand how do you get 6 stiches with 14 stiches. Could you please explain?

    Thans in advance,
    Mélissa

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Mar 28, 2012

Double Woven Socks

Woven Socks 026Welcome my dear loom knitters! Have you ever fallen in love with yarn? You don’t have to raise your hand all the way up, just raise one finger or nod. I am guilty, so guilty to the point where all the yarn in my spare bedroom downstairs has touched my heart to the point that it has jumped inside my little shopping basket and wrapped itself around me that I just had to bring it home with me. The yarn in the Double Woven Socks called my heart, it beckoned me with its rich purples, as I put it next to my cheek, it whispered in my ear “take me home, please”. I fell for it right away and off through the checkout it went and made its way to my home. As I drove home, I wanted to knit something that will allow the beauty of its “paints” to show, I wanted to have little strands showing so that its beauty could be seen by the world. It needed a simple yet elegant stitch pattern and about a block away from my home, it hit me. I knew what I wanted the stitch to look like and I had an idea on how to achieve it.  In the 15 minutes that it took me to get home, I had formulated a design in my head and off to work I went! May I present you, the Double Woven Socks.  Warm enough to be worn during cold winter mornings or sturdy enough to be worn during hikes or to wear as “slipper socks” around the home. They have a delicate picot cuff and then the Double Woven Stitch pattern around the leg, the sole is worked solely in stockinette stitch to provide the knitter with a quick project and the wearer with a non-obtrusive stitch pattern around the foot.

Enjoy!

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Pattern Information

Materials

Knitting Loom: All-n-one-Loom

Stitches: K, P

Yarn: 150-180 yards of worsted weight yarn. Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Paints in Grape colorway (100g/220yds).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 9.5sts x 12 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

Size: Fits a foot circumference of up to 10 inches.

Notes:

Wrap and Turn: Lift the loop that is currently on the peg, take working yarn and e-wrap the peg. Place the loop back on the peg. Peg now has a wrap and the loop on top.

Abbreviations

  • k=knit stitch
  • p=purl stitch
  • st(s)=stitch(es)
  • rnd=round
  • SKYF2=Skip two pegs with yarn towards the front of the pegs

 

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DIRECTIONS

LEG

Cast on 40 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnds 1-4:k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *yo, k2tog; rep from *  to the end of rnd.

Rnds 6-9: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 10: Pick up cast on edge and place the loops back on the peg as if creating a brim. K to the end of rnd.

Rnd 11: *SKYF2, k2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 12: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13: *k2, SKYF2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14: k to the end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 11-14 until sock leg measures 6 inches or desired length.

HEEL

The heel is worked in short rows to create the extra fabric to accommodate the heel.

*Tip: Place stitch marker on peg 1 and peg 20.

Knit from peg 1 to peg 19. Wrap & Turn on peg 20.

Knit from peg 18 to peg 2. Wrap & Turn on peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to peg 18. Wrap & Turn on peg 19.

Knit from peg 18 to peg 3. Wrap & Turn on peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 17. Wrap & Turn on peg 18.

Knit from peg 17 to peg 4. Wrap & Turn on peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 16. Wrap & Turn on peg 17.

Knit from peg 16 to peg 5. Wrap & Turn on peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 15. Wrap & Turn on peg 16.

Knit from peg 15 to peg 6. Wrap & Turn on peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 14. Wrap & Turn on peg 15.

Knit from peg 14 to peg 7. Wrap & Turn on peg 6.

(There will be 6 pegs at each side with wraps and 8 pegs in the center without wraps).

Knit from peg 7 to peg 15. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 16.

Knit from peg 15 to peg 6. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 16. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 17.

Knit from peg 16 to peg 5. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 17. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 18.

Knit from peg 17 to peg 4. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 18. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 19.

Knit from peg 18 to peg 3. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 19. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 20.

Knit from peg 19 to peg 2. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 1.*

Heel completed, continue with the rest of the instructions, working in the round from this point forward (Pegs 1 and 20 have wraps on them, treat the wraps and the loop on the peg as one loop).

SOLE

Next rnd: k to the end of round.

Repeat last round until sole measures 2 inches less than desired length.

TOE

Follow HEEL instructions from * to *

Knit from peg 2 to peg 20. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop).

Knit from peg 20 to peg 1. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop).

Cut the yarn leaving an 18 inch tail.

CLOSING THE TOE

Place the first 20 stitches on one double pointed needle.

Place the remaining 20 stitches on another double pointed needle.

Use the kitchener stitch to graft the toe close.

Thread a tapestry needle through the tail hanging from the sock.

How to:

Insert the tapestry needle into the first stitch on the front needle as if to knit and slip it off the knitting needle.
Insert the tapestry needle through the second stitch on the front needle as if to purl and leave the stitch on the knitting needle. Pull gently on the yarn remove any yarn slack.
Insert the tapestry needle into the first stitch on the back needle, as if to purl, and slip the stitch off the knitting needle.
Insert the needle into the second stitch on the back knitting needle as if to knit. Leave the stitch on the knitting needle.  Pull gently on the yarn to remove any slack.

Repeat steps 1-4.

Need extra help with the Kitchener?  Visit the following link at Knitty.com for step by step instructions on how to Kitchener

I also have a video that demonstrates the Kitchener Stitch at the following link. It is not to close sock but it uses the same grafting technique of the kitchener stitch.

Weave ends in and block lightly.

 

10 Comments

  • I love your work. Would knitting this using the AKB sock loom, make a big difference in the finished size?

    Karen

  • Karen,
    You will need more stitches on the AKB to provide the same circumference. Probably around 60 pegs rather than the 40 I used. You can follow the pattern, as the design is a multiple of 4. The heel will be over 30 stitches rather than 20, but you probably already have the information on how to do heels on that amount of pegs, if you don’t, drop me a note and I can help you figure out the entire heel/toe process.

    Isela

  • Thanks Isela.

  • What a creative pattern, I will definitely be trying it out asap. Thanks for sharing this!

  • This is beautiful. Thanks.

  • Fantastic article post.

  • I am working on the sock loom. I used 50 pegs. I don’t know what to do now that I am ready to start the heel/toe since 2/3rds of 25 isn’t an even division. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.

  • Barbara, try addind one stitch. it may make it a little roomy, but the division works better.

  • Thank you very much for this pattern. I’m new to loom knitting and have just completed my first sock using this pattern and the youtube videos demonstrating some of the steps. I never thought I’d be able to loom knit socks, but with your help I have! Thank you.

  • How do I yo k2tog?

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Mar 11, 2012

Last Minute Slouchy

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It was Tuesday morning and it was my turn to carpool the kids to school. I was running around like crazy that morning and I hadn’t even had a chance to change out of my pajamas. 6 kids were in the car waiting for me and the clock was ticking. I didn’t had a chance to go upstairs and brush my hair and make myself look half-decent, but as I was going out the door, I saw my slouchy hat and put it on. In a second, I went from looking disheveled to presentable and that my friend’s is how the name of the slouchy hat came to be. It is my last minute emergency tool! I love it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Isela Phelps

Loom: All-n-One Loom

Stitches: k, p, e-wrap, k2tog, yo.

Yarn: 130 yards of worsted weight
yarn. Araucania Aysen was used in sample (Less than 1 skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry
needle, and removable stitch marker.

Gauge: 8.5 sts= 2 inches in double ribbing

Size: Fits up to a head circumference of about 21 inches.

Level: Intermediate

Notes: Working clockwise around the knititng loom. The ribbing section is done with the knit Allnone-2stitch, may substitute with the flat stitch or the u-stitch. The rest of the hat is done with the e-wrap stitch. Important: Note that on Round 11, we move the first stitch one place to the left (clockwise) to keep the pattern slanted. We will use the stitch marker to keep track of our new Peg 1 position. We keep moving it after each pattern repeat so each time you do a row 11, you move the stitch marker over to mark the new Peg 1 position.

Knitting Loom Settings: set the knitting loom to 80 pegs (35 on each of the long rails and the two sliders).

Abbreviations:
k=knit stitch
p=purl stitch
k2tog=knit two stitches together
yo= yarn over (simply e-wrap the peg that needs the yarn over)

Directions

Cast on 80 stitches, join to work in the round. Place stitch marker on 1st peg.

Round 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of round.

Round 9: *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round.
(How to:  *Move the loop from the first peg over to the second peg, first peg is empty, second peg has 2 loops on it. E-wrap the first peg thus creating the YO. Then ewrap the second peg, lift the bottommost two loops off the peg. Repeat from * to the end of round)

Round 10 and 12: Knit with the e-wrap method.

Round 11:  Move stitch marker one peg to the left (peg 2). This peg (peg 2) becomes Peg 1.  *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round. (How to: see Row 9 on the break down).

Round 12: Knit with the e-wrap method.

Repeat Rounds 9-12: until item measures 9 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off with gather removal method.

Steam block to open the lace, be careful not to steam the ribbing portion as this will loosen the stitches.

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Wanna do it but are worried about not being able to crank it out, no worries! Check back next week for a how to video :)! I got ya covered! In the meantime, go order your loom and your yarn and we’ll see ya next week.

Happy looming!

 

 

1 Comment

  • I’m really new to this craft, but love all the choices it gives me. I am going to order this loom to try it out!!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous creativity.

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Jun 15, 2009

Join us for a Loom A Long!

We are having a Loom A Long hosted by Kelly Jones with her fun Butterfly intarsia design.  Join Kelly on Wednesday, June 17 as she works with all knitters to create this intarsia Butterfly design. This Wednesday Kelly will be available with lots of helpful hints at knittingboards yahoo group. Just post your questions for Kelly. The pattern is also in the “files” folder at the yahoo group. Here’s the link:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Knittingboards/ 

Butterfly Intarsia Block

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This butterfly intarsia pattern can be used for a number of different things.  You can use it as a wall hanging, afghan block or make a back and sew it together for a pillow.  You could even adjust the main color rows to make placemats, or use cotton yarn for a dishcloth or pot holder, or use wool and felt it for a bag front.

I really hope you enjoy knitting this up!  Intarsia designs are a great use of “extra” yarn.

 

Supplies: 18”or 28” small gauge Authentic Knitting Board using 36 pegs, spacers set at ½”.

Yarn: One skein (approximately 400 yards) #3 or #4 weight yarn, single stranded for background color.  Small balls of yarn are all you need for the contrasting colors, use double strands for all contrast colors to make it a little fuller. 

Stitch: Stockinette cast-on and stitch used throughout. 

Finished Size: approximately 10” x 10”

Cast on using main color in stockinette stitch 36 pegs, count cast on row as first row of pattern.  Lay anchor yarn. 

Row 2-5: stockinette stitch in main color.

Row 6: start with contrast color (double stranded) and place slip knot on peg 17 (top or bottom of board doesn’t matter) work to peg 19 in stockinette stitch.  Skip over to peg 25 and continue to 27 in stockinette, turn and work back over remaining contrast color pegs.   You’ll place the working yarn across the top of the main color.  If you ended with the working yarn on the top of peg 19 you start peg 25 at the bottom of the board (it’ll form an “x” over the main color – see photo).  Make sure you leave the yarn a little loose in the “x”, or it will pull the design to the middle on the finished project.  Knit off.  Lay contrast color 1 down after knitting off and pick up main color.  Knit in stockinette stitch skipping over the contrast color one pegs.

 Repeat pattern from chart.  Make sure you start each row with contrast colors and knit those off before going to the main color.

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When you finish with a contrasting color cut the yarn leaving a 2”-3” tail and lay it across the center, you can tuck some of it under the “x” from the main color to hold it in place. When you finish with contrast color 1 in row 16, cut and “lay-in” tail.  Restart color with a slip knot on row 19, peg 9.  Make sure slip knot is snug. Continue with pattern from chart.

Bind off and tuck in all tails!

 

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