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Jun 4, 2019

Father’s Day Loom Knits

We have prepared a list of handy projects that you can knit for Father’s Day. There is still time to knit your loved one something great! Grab a loom and get knitting!

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Projects:

Tie: using the KB Sock Loom 2

Slippers: using the KB All-n-One Loom

Golf Club Covers: using the KB All-n-One Loom

Cable Hat & Scarf: using the KB Hat Loom or All-n-One Loom

Socks: using the KB Sock Loom 2

Zippy Twisted Rope Scarf: using the Zippy Looms

 

 

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  • Is there a video anywhere for the Zippy Twisted Rope Scarf?

  • Currently we don’t have a video for this pattern, but we do have lots of videos for individual stitches.

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May 13, 2018

Men’s Colored Sole Sock

LOOM: His and Hers Sock Looms, (Men’s purple 64 peg loom)

YARN:Fingering (sock) weight; Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering used in sample

Color A: Approx. 12 g/ 44 yds (Blueberry Speckle used in sample)
Color B: Approx. 34 g/ 140 yds (Cosmic Speckle used in sample)
Color C: Approx. 30 g/ 108 yds (Delphinium Kettle Dye used in sample)

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, stitch holder.

GAUGE: 15 sts x 23 rows = 2″x 2″ stockinette

SIZE: Men’s (adjustable for foot size)

ABBREVIATIONS

st(s)= stitch(es)
p= purl stitch
k= knit stitch (u-stitch)
rnd= round
rep= repeat
w&t= wrap and turn
BO= bind off

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 64 sts in color A, prepare to work in the round.

Cuff and Leg

Rnd 1-25 (or 2.5”): In color A, *k2, p2, k, p, k, p; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 26-80 (or 4.5”): In color B, k 64 sts.

Heel

Join color C and use color C for heel. Do not cut color B.

Place peg markers on pegs 1 and 32. Pegs 1-32 are all the pegs that will be worked for the heel. Pegs 12-21 are the pegs that will be left unwrapped during the w&t process.

Refer to Short-row heel/toe instructions at the end of the pattern for specific details.

Foot

Work appropriate length for foot size (5.5” for men’s 10.5 US size foot) in the following pattern (sample used 70 rnds);

For the first round, * knit in color C from peg 1 to 32. Next, knit pegs 64 to 33 in color B. You will now have two yarn strands between pegs 32 and 33.

For the next round, cross over the yarn strands twice (one complete twist) and knit in color C from peg 32 to 1. Next, knit in color B from peg 33 to 64. The two yarn strands are now between pegs 1 and 64*. Again, cross over the yarn strands twice to prepare for the next row.

Repeat from *. Each repeat creates two rounds—the first round ending with two strands between pegs 32 and 33, and the next round ending between pegs 1 and 64.

Crossing the two strands will eliminate any holes at the seams of the contrasting colors.

Toe

Create the toe in the exact same way as the heel using color C. Refer to Short-row heel/toe instructions at the end of pattern for specific details.

After working the toe, knit one round in color C.

Finishing

Keeping all sts from twisting, place the first 32 sts onto a double pointed needle, or on one side of a long circular needle. Place the remaining 32 sts onto another double pointed needle, or the other side of a long circular needle.

BO all sts using the Kitchener Stitch, or 3 Needle BO, as seen in the following tutorial: http://www.knittingboard.com/kitchener-stitch-page/

Weave in all loose ends.

 

Short-row heel/toe instructions for 64 Pegs:

Knit from peg 1 to peg 31, w&t peg 32.

Knit from peg 31 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to peg 30, w&t peg 31.

Knit from peg 30 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 29, w&t peg 30.

Knit from peg 29 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.

Knit from peg 28 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.

Knit from peg 10 to peg 22, w&t peg 23.

Knit from peg 22 to peg 11, w&t peg 10.

Knit from peg 11 to peg 21, w&t peg 22.

Knit from peg 21 to peg 12, w&t peg 11.

 

(Note: The following increase rows will require working all previous wraps and stitches together as one as the pegs are knit and w&t’d. This can be up to 2 wraps and a stitch worked as one.)

 

Knit from peg 12 to peg 22, w&t peg 23 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg)

Knit from peg 22 to peg 11, w&t peg 10 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).

Knit from peg 11 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.

Knit from peg 10 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.

Knit from peg 28 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 29, w&t peg 30.

Knit from peg 29 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 30, w&t peg 31.

Knit from peg 30 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 31, w&t peg 32.

Knit from peg 31 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

 

Peg 1 and Peg 30 have the wraps on them. Continue to the foot instructions (on the first round, you will pick up the wraps together with the stitch as you work the next round).

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Oct 8, 2017

Faire Isle Beanie

Finally, a warm, stylish beanie that will be equally stunning on 5th Avenue or at the high school football game! Fair Isle is a knitting technique that uses multiple strands of different colored yarn to create intricate knit patterns. This hat will quickly become a staple accessory in your wardrobe!

LOOM: ‘Premium’ Round Loom Set (Large, 80 peg loom)

YARN: Worsted Weight (#4)

Red Hearts Super Saver (100% Acrylic) used in sample

Color A: approximately 60 g/110 yds (Soft Navy used in sample)

Color B: approximately 20 g/37 yds (Charcoal used in sample)

SIZE: Adult Unisex

COMPLEXITY: Late beginner to early intermediate

ABBREVIATIONS

st(s): Stitch(es)

rnd: Round

ek: E-wrap knit stitch

rep: Repeat

INSTRUCTIONS

Because this pattern is worked in the round, the pattern may be slightly staggered by one row between the first and last stitches in the round. This is normal and should be expected.

Note: A chart is located at the bottom of the pattern for your convenience. If using the chart, starting from the bottom, repeat the chart 16 times until you reach the end of each row. Then move up to the next row. Refer to the pattern for instructions between rows.

Cast on 80 sts in color A, prepare to work in the round

 Rnd 1-21: ek80 in color A

The brim is created by bringing the cast on row stitches (the bottom row of the work on the loom) back onto the top of the pegs. You should now have two rows of yarn on your pegs (row 21 on the bottom of the pegs and the cast on row on the top of the pegs). Next, simply work row 21 over the cast on row. This will create the double-thick brim.

Rnd 22: *ek1 in color A, ek1 in color B, ek 3 in color A; rep from * to end of rnd

 Rnd 23: *ek1 in color B, ek1 in color A, ek1 in color B, ek2 in color A; rep from * to end of rnd

 Rnd 24-25: *ek3 in color A, ek2 in color B; rep from * to end of rnd

 Rnd 26: rep rnd 23

 Rnd 27: rep rnd 22

 Rnd 28: *ek4 in color A, ek1 in color B, rep from * to end of rnd

 Rnd 29: *ek3 in color A, ek1 in color B, ek1 in color A, rep from * to end of rnd

 Rnd 30: rep rnd 28

 Rnd 31: rep rnd 29

 Rnd 32-33: ek80 in color A

 Rnd 34-36: *ek3 in color B, ek2 in color A; rep from * to end of rnd

 Rnd 37-38: rep rnd 32

 Rnd 39-40: ek80 in color B

 Rnd 41-42: rep rnd 32

 Rnd 43-44: rep rnd 39

 Rnd 45-47: *ek3 in color A, ek2 in color B; rep from * to end of rnd

 Rnd 48-50: rep rnd 39

 Rnd 51-55: rep rnd 32

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave in ends.

Finish by attaching a pompom in color B to the top of the hat.

 

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Jun 10, 2017

‘V’ Neck Vest

Great for both men and women!!

Knit with a simple stitch, this vest is the perfect way to begin loom knitting garments. Worn over a dress shirt with a tie lending a bit of warmth and style.

LOOM:  All-n-One Loom with 20-peg extenders

YARN:  Approx 770 yds of worsted weight yarn. Caron Simply Soft in Navy color 570(600, 630) yds, and Gray color 120 (130, 140 yds) was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle, 6 stitch markers to mark the shoulders and back of neck, stitch holder.

GAUGE: 20 sts x 32 rows=4 inches

SIZE:  S (M, L) Sample shown in Small. Meant to fit loosely.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit

p=purl

st(s)=stitch(es)

k1f&b=knit one front and back (an increase)

rem=remain

MC=Main color (Gray)

CC=Contrasting color (Navy)

Approx=Approximately

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using CC, cast on 100 (110, 118) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-Row 20: *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Cut CC, join MC.

Row 21: Move last loop over one peg to leave one peg open (move loop from peg 100 to peg 101; from peg 110 to peg 111; from peg 118 to peg 119). K1f&b,k to end of row.  (101, 111,119 sts)

Row 22: k to end of row.

Rep Row 22 until panel measures approx 14.5 (15.5, 16.5) inches.

Tip: recommend to keep track of the number of rows, as you will need to match the front with the same number of rows.

Underarm Shaping

Bind off 6 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

Continue working in knit stitch until piece measures 24.5 (25.5, 26.5) inches.

Tip: recommend to keep track of the number of rows, as you will need to match the front with the same number of rows.

Bind off the neckline using basic bind off method— 27 (30, 33) sts for shoulder stitches, 35 (39, 39) sts for back of next stitches, and 27 (30, 33) sts for shoulder stitches.

Tip: You can mark them with stitch markers, as you will need to line up the front shoulders to the back for seaming.

FRONT

Follow instructions as for Back from Row 1-Row 21.

Row 22: *k3, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 23: k to end of row.

Rep Row 22-23 until panel measures approx 14.5 (15.5, 16.5) inches

Tip: recommend to keep track of the number of rows, to match the back.  

Underarm Shaping

Bind off 6 sts at beginning of next 2 rows while maintaining the stitch pattern.

(Example for Large Size: First row: bind off first 6 sts of the row, k1, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. (113 sts rem).

Next row:  bind off first 6 sts of row, k to end. (107 sts rem).

**Next row: k1, p1, *k3,p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

 Next row: k to end of row.**

Rep from ** to ** until piece measures 24.5 (25.5, 26.5) inches.

Tip: recommend to keep track of the number of rows, to match the Back.

Work as for Back, including all shaping. When piece measures 14.5 (15.5, 16.5) inches, (at the point of the shoulder shaping), begin the neck shaping too.

Begin Neck Shaping

Work to center st in established stitch pattern, remove center stitch and place it on a stitch holder.  Attach another ball of yarn on next stitch and complete row (using the new ball of yarn). Work both sides at once.

Decreasing 1 st at each neck edge every 2nd  row, 9x (6x, 3x), then every 4th row 8x (13x, 17x).

Continue in established stitch pattern until piece measures 24.5 (25.5, 26.5) inches.

Bind off using basic bind off method.

Block pieces lightly before assembly.

ASSEMBLY

Join side seams using mattress stitch.

Weave in all ends.

Seam each shoulder 27 (30,33) sts of front to 27 (30, 33) sts of back.

Armhole Edging
(make 2)

Using CC, cast on 100 (110, 120) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-3: *k2, p2; rep from * end.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Seam Armhole Edging to each armhole opening using mattress stitch.

Neck Edging

Using CC, cast on 112 (120, 148) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-3: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Locate the center stitch of the neckline opening, remove stitch from stitch holder, and pass the tapestry needle through it and begin mattress stitch seaming the Neck Edging at that point all the way around.

Weave all ends in. Block lightly.

Have questions or comments, please feel free to contact Isela Phelps by leaving a comment below. 

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Oct 23, 2016

Men’s Striped Socks

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Using a superb self-striping yarn allows you to simply knit at your heart’s content without having to worry about color changes.

LOOM:  Sock Loom 2

YARN:  Approx 275 yds of DK weight yarn.  Viking Aurora Super Sock in color #668 was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size 2 (used for grafting the toe area close).

SIZE:  Fits a men’s size 9. To create larger/smaller sizes, work less rounds in the foot area.

GAUGE:  12.5 sts x 16 rows= 2 inches in stockinette.

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=Round(s)

W&T=wrap and turn (remove stitch from the peg, wrap the yarn working yarn around the peg (take the yarn to the inside of the loom, then go around the peg so that working yarn ends up to the front of the loom)).

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INSTRUCTIONS
(make 2)

Cast on 48 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-16: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next 56 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Heel

Short-row heel over 24 pegs

Knit from peg 1-23. W&T peg 24

Knit from peg 23-2. W&T peg 1

Knit from peg 2-22. W&T peg 23

Knit from peg 22-3. W&T peg 2

Knit from peg 3-21. W&T peg 22

Knit from peg 21-4. W&T peg 3

Knit from peg 4-20. W&T peg 21

Knit from peg 20-5. W&T peg 4

Knit from peg 5-19. W&T peg 20

Knit from peg 19-6. W&T peg 5

Knit from peg 6-18. W&T peg 19

Knit from peg 18-7. W&T peg 6

Knit from peg 7-19 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 20

Knit from peg 19-6 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 5 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 6-20(treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 21 (two wraps and the stitch)

Knit from peg 20-5 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 4 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 5-21 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 22 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 21-4 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 3 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 4-22(treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 23 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 22-3 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 2 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 3-23(treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop) . W&T peg 24 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 23-2 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 1 (two wraps and a stitch).

Pegs 1 and 24 have the wraps and the stitch. On the first round for the foot, work the wraps and the stitch together as a regular stitch.

Sole and Foot

Next row: k to end of rnd.

Rep last rnd until foot measures approx 8.5 inches from the end of heel (or 1.5 inches less than desired length).

Toe

Rep short-row heel instructions for toe area.

At the end, you will have Peg 1 and peg 24 with an extra wrap, lift this wrap up and off the peg.

Grafting the Toe Close

Remove stitches 48-25 and place stitches on one double pointed needle. Remove the remaining stitches from the loom and place them on second double pointed needle.

Using the kitchener stitch, graft the toes close.

 

 

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Oct 15, 2016

Zippy Twisted Rope Scarf

Fall is finally here! Time to take out the scarfs, hats, and mittens! Perfect time to knit a luscious knit for the guys’ in our lives! Whenever I think men knits, cables come to mind and this time with the Zippy loom to create a thick, warm scarf. A simple, yet attractive rope cable twists around the body of this scarf. Although it looks intricate to create, the two stitch twists are rather simple and provide with a tight cable.

Photo credit: Wendell Pace

LOOM: Zippy Master (17 pegs used)

YARN:  Approx 225 yds of super bulky weight yarn (#7).  Lion Brand Color Clouds yarn in Traveler’s Yarn was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle (optional).

GAUGE: 5 sts and 8 rows  = 4 inches in stockinette.

SIZE: 11 x 68 inches (not counting tassels)

 

ABBREVIATIONS

approx=approximate

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BBO=Basic Bind off

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=Round(s)

RT=Take loop off first peg and hold it to the center of the loom on the cable needle. Knit peg 2. Move loop from second peg to peg 1. Place loop from cable needle on peg 2. Knit peg 2.

LT=Skip peg 1 with yarn behind the peg. Knit peg 2. Move loop from peg 2 to cable needle and hold to center of loom. Knit peg 1. Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2. Place loop from cable needle on peg 1.

RTP=Take loop off first peg and hold it to the center of the loom on the cable needle. Knit peg 2. Move loop from second peg to peg 1. Place loop from cable needle on peg 2. Purl peg 2.

LTP=Skip peg 1 with yarn behind the peg. Purl peg 2. Move loop from peg 2 to cable needle and hold to center of loom. Knit peg 1. Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2. Place loop from cable needle on peg 1.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 17 sts from right to left. First row will be worked from left to right.

Row 1-4: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: k3, p3, k2, p4, k1, p1, k3.

Row 6: p3, p1, LTP, p2, RTP, LTP, p2, p3.

Row 7: k3, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k3.

Row 8: p3, p2, LTP, RTP, p2, LTP, p1, p3.

Row 9: k3, p1, k1, p4, k2, p3, k3.

Row 10: p3, p3, RT, p4, k1, p1, p3.

Row 11: k3, p1, k1, p4, k2, p3, k3.

Row 12: p3, p2, RTP, LTP, p2, RTP, p1, p3.

Row 13: k3, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k3.

Row 14: p3, p1, RTP, p2, LTP, RTP, p2, p3.

Row 15: k3, p3, k2, p4, k1, p1, k3.

Row 16: p3, p1, k1, p4, LT, p3, p3.

Rep Row 5-16 until you have reached approx. 66 inches from cast on edge.

Next 4 rows: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

BBO. Weave ends in.

 

 

FINISHING

Fringes: Cut 34 pieces of yarn that are about 10 inches in length each.

Add 17 fringes to cast on edge. Add the remaining 17 fringes to the bind off edge.

  • Fold the strand of yarn for one fringe in half, forming a small loop at one edge (make sure the ends on the other end of the strand match in length).
  • Use crochet hook and draw the loop through the single crochet stitch where you are attaching the fringe to.
  • Now catch the loose ends of the yarn strand through the loop (thus creating the loop)
  • Tighten the knot by pulling gently on the fringe ends with your hand and holding the knot with the other hand.
  • Trim the ends if necessary to make all the tassels/fringes the same length.

 

 

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Dec 23, 2015

Men’s Winter Set

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Loom Knitting Advent, day 23, brings you a fantastic Men’s winter set of beanie and scarf.  Designed by Isela Phelps

Day 23

Materials

Knitting Loom: Hat Loom, Small gauge.

Yarn: Approx, 690 yds of worsted weight wool. Knit Picks City Tweed in Obsidian, worsted weight was used in sample.

Beanie:  130 yards

Scarf:  560 yards

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle

Gauge: 7 stitches x 12 rows = 2”

Size: Hat fits an adult male (up to 23″ head circumference). Scarf 10 x 65 inches.

Abbreviations: K= knit stitch P=purl stitch Rep=Repeat Rnd(s)=Rounds St(s)=stitch(es)

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INSTRUCTIONSChart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEANIE

Cast on 84 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-21: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next 16 rnds: Work Ripple Chart shown.

Rep Ripple chart until item measures 7 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave in ends.

SCARF

Cast on 50 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-10: sl1, k3, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4

Next 16 rows: *sl 1, k2, work Ripple Chart on next 44 pegs, k3.

Rep last 16 rows until panel measures 70 inches from cast on edge.

Repeat Rows 1-10.

Bind off with basic removal method. Weave in ends.

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Jun 7, 2014

Father’s Day Tie


The most thoughtful gifts are those that come from the heart, those that we take the time to put our love into them, this Father’s Day, knit Dad a tie in his favorite color.  

Loom: Sock Loom 2 or KB All-n-One Loom (the pattern uses 13 pegs)

Yarn:  Approx 100 yds of worsted weight yarn in cotton blend. Sample used Knit Picks Comfy in Worsted, color Planetarium.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 10 sts x 19 rows= 2 inches in seed stitch.

Size: Approx—60 inches long by 2.5 inches (at widest point).

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

BO=Bind off

Rem=remain

Cont=continue

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M1=Make one—to create an increase in the knitting. Reach for the bar between the two stitches, twist the bar, place the bar on the empty peg thus creating an extra stitch. Note: you will need to move the stitches outwards to create the empty peg needed for the increase; move the stitches first, then create the increase with the M1 method.

CDD=central double decrease, knit three stitches together. Move stitch from the peg on the left to the center peg, move the stitch from the peg on the right to the center peg.  Work/knit all loops as one loop. In this pattern—move all the other stitches inwards so there are no empty pegs.

Pattern note: we recommend using a cotton base yarn so the tie has little elasticity, so it is easier to tie the knot and slide the knot up and down. The seed stitch used throughout the tie, keeps the tie from rolling up. 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 7 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until it measures 18 inches from cast on edge.

Next row is a decrease row to create the thinner part of the tie that goes around the neck.

Next row: k1, p1, CDD, p1, k1 (5 sts rem).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep last two rows, for 10 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to begin the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, m1, p1, m1, p1, k1 (7 sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep last two rows for 4 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to continue the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, k1, m1, p1, m1, k1, p1, k1 (9sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep last two rows for 6 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to continue the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, k1, p1, m1, k1, m1, p1, k1, p1, k1.  (11sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat last 2 rows for 8 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to continue the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, m1, p1, m1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.   (13sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat last 2 rows for 14 inches.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

 

 

 

 

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May 23, 2014

Father’s Day Slippers

 

Fathers-Day-slippers1Gift Dad the perfect, comfy, warm, no frills pair of slippers. Worked with bulky weight yarn, using two pegs as one on the knitting loom, will have you cranking out a pair in one afternoon.
PS: Sometimes, finding a willing male to photograph their feet is the most difficult part of the task. 

Loom: KB All-n-One Loom, 80 pegs (use 2 pegs as one).

Yarn:  Approx 106 yds of Super Bulky weight yarn. Sample used Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Charcoal.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: S (M, L). Approx American men shoe size—S-8-9.5; M-9.5-11; L-11-12.5. Shown in a size S.

Gauge: 4 sts x 8 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

Rnd(s)=round(s)

BO=Bind off

Rem=remain

Cont=continue

Sl=slip. Skip peg with yarn behind the peg

K2tog=knit two stitches together. Move stitch from the peg on the left to the peg on the right. Work/knit both loops as one loop.

INSTRUCTIONSslippers_sam

Leave a 20 inch yarn tail at the beginning of the slip knot. Using 80 (88, 96) pegs total, use 2 pegs as one peg, cast on 40 (44, 48) sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: p to the end of rnd.

Small Size—Go to *

Medium and Large Size

Rnd 13: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14: p to the end of rnd.

Medium Size—Go to *

Large Size only

Rnd 15: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 16: p to the end of rnd.

Large size—go to *

*Next 4 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

BO 15 (16, 17) sts, k to the end rnd.

BO 15 (16, 17) sts, k to the end of rnd. (10 (12, 14)sts rem)

From this point on, cont working as a flat panel over the rem 10 (12, 14) sts.

Next row: sl1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next 6 (7, 8) rows: k to the end of the row.

BO leaving a 10 inch yarn tail. Use yarn tail to seam down this side of the instep flap. Thread tapestry needle with yarn and seam down the other side of the instep flap. Thread tapestry needle with beginning yarn tail, seam the bottom of the sole close. Weave ends in. Block if necessary.

Note: To make them less slippery, use Puffy Fabric Paint to place a few dots under the sole.

 

 

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Jun 12, 2012

A Quick Father’s Day Knit

A hole-in-one type of gift for the special Papa in your life! Knit him one or two or twenty golf club headcovers in his favorite team colors and send him down the fairway in style.

Loom: KB All-n-One Loom

Yarn: Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend in Winter Sky (MC), Lemon Chiffon (CC), and Buttermilk (SCC) (approx: 140 yds).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, piece of contrasting color yarn, row counter (optional).

Gauge: 9sts x 13 rows= 2 inches in stockinette.

Tips:

  • When increasing, I recommend to remove the stitches off the knitting loom to a piece of scrap yarn, reposition the knitting loom to the new peg number and then place the stitches back on the loom, skipping the pegs where you need to increase.
  • When decreasing, I recommend to remove the stitches off the knitting loom to a piece of scrap yarn, reposition the knitting loom to the new peg number and then place the stitches back on the loom, putting 2 stitches (or more as needed) on each of the pegs).

Pattern notes:

MC: Main color, sample uses Winter Sky.
CC: Contrasting color, sample uses Lemon Chiffon.
SCC: Second contrasting color, sample uses Buttermilk.

DIRECTIONS

Using MC, CO 32 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-10: *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 11-12: Join SCC (do not cut MC), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13: Join CC (do not cut MC nor SCC), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14-15: PU SCC (cut CC, leaving a 6 inch tail), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 16-37: PU MC (cut SCC, leaving a 6 inch tail), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnds 38-39: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 40: *k1, m1; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (64 sts).

Rnds 41-54: k to the end of rnd.

Rnds 55-57: Join CC (do not cut MC), k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 58: PU MC (do not cut CC), k to the end of rnd.

Rnds 59-61: PU CC (do not cut MC), k to the end of rnd.

Rnds 62-73: PU MC (cut CC, leaving a 6 inch tail), k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 74: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 75: k to the end of rnd.

BO with Gather Removal Method.

Pom Pom

Using MC and CC, make a small pom pom. Attach pom pom to top of cover.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

~Gift to Papa

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