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Dec 13, 2013

Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl

Isela models Faux Cowl

Video one shows Rows 1-3.

Video 2 shows Row 4.

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Nov 16, 2013

Pony Tail Hole Video

Pony Tail Hole video

I have received a few emails asking me to create a video on creating the pony tail hole for the Pony Tail Hat. Here is a short video demonstrating how I create this opening.

Enjoy!


 

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Sep 14, 2012

Mittens, thumbs, oh dear! Final part

How are you all my dear loomies! Almost done with those mittens? Ready to tackle the thumb!

Here goes nothing. You have at this point lovely mitten with a big hole on one side. You have two options, leave it as a hole or knit a little more and have a complete mitten, hopefully you will choose the latter.

If you are ready to start with your thumb, then lets get started :).

Thumb Instructions:

PU=pick up
WY=Working yarn

Set your loom to a 18 peg configuration.
PU 7 sts from the stitch holder and place them on the loom.
PU 2 sts from the side of the thumb hole, PU 7 sts from the mitten (the 7 pegs that you casted on, place those loops on the pegs), PU 2 sts from the other side of the thumb hole. 18 sts on the loom.

Rnd 1-14: Join WY to first peg. k to the end of rnd.
Optional (if you want to taper the end of the thumb, if not, skip this round): Rnd 16: k8, k2tog, k8, k2tog.
Rnd 17-18: k
GBO

Now, you may be asking yourself how did she get the yarn to match. If you are using self-striping yarn, you are going to have to unravel the yarn until you get to the same spot of dye color as in your first mitten, the thumb was pure luck that I ended up with the same type of color change as the body of the mitten–the stars were aligned.

Have fun knitting your mitts!!!

6 Comments

  • J’ adore…magnifique les travaillers.
    Je suis brasilienne, adorée travaille manualles.

  • Re: Mittens, thumbs, oh dear!
    Hello
    Do you have this pattern in a child’s size?? 5- 8 yrs.
    Thank you B.

  • LOVE it no sewing, Does this pattern come in child’s size 5- 8 yrs. and men’s?? Please add that too.

  • I found this to fit my grandsons 5, 6 yrs. for me I added 4 more sts. 36sts.

  • I need help. I have a great pattern (or so I thought) for my knitting board. It calls for a slip stitch a number of times and I can not figure out how do do one. I thought it was a form of decreasing, but when I apply that principle the pattern does not work!! Many thanks for any help

  • It simply means to skip the peg. Usually with the yarn towards the back of the peg.

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Sep 11, 2012

Mittens, thumbs, oh dear!

Mittens and gloves are next in the list of my favorites, socks being the first ones. Mittens are just like socks, except you wear them on your hands :). They are small enough to carry around and yet you can use intricate designs on them to keep your mind excited.

Just like socks have the challenge of a heel, mittens and gloves have the challenge of a thumb! How do we create a thumb opening or the thumb for that matter. In the next two postings, I am going to show you how to create the opening for the thumb and then how to create the thumb for the mittens.

For our pattern, I used my basic mitten pattern.

Loom: AIO

Yarn: Knit Picks Chroma, worsted  (one of my favorite yarns!)

Notions: knitting tool, stitch holder, tapestry needle

Size: Adult women (small hands).

Abbreviations:

rnd=round

k=knit stitch or flat stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BO=Bind off

GBO=Gather Bind off

DIRECTIONS

CO 32 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-14: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 15-33: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 34: Remove the first 7 sts to a stitch holder (see video). Cut yarn coming from the last peg, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join yarn to peg 8. K from peg 8 to the end of rnd.

Rnd 35: With yarn coming from the last peg (peg 32),CO 7 sts ( e-wrap the first 7 pegs (see video)), k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 36-72: k to the end of rnd.

GBO.

THUMB DIRECTIONS

Check back later in the week for how to do the thumb :)

Check out the video on creating the thumb opening.

9 Comments

  • Thanks so much for all the videos, Isela. You rock!

  • Are these adult or child size?

  • Is this sock weight yarn or Chroma worsted weight?

  • Worsted weight.

  • Adult women, smallish hands, about 7.5 inches around the widest part of the hand.

  • Hello
    This is a fanastic pattern, no sewing seams etc.
    Would you please do the same pattern but in child’s size 5- 8 yrs.??
    and for men??. How many stitches do you allow for a child’s mitten? How many for men? Please email the amount needed or the patterns.
    Thank you B.

  • Re: Mittens, thumbs, oh dear!
    Hello
    Do you have this pattern in a child’s size?? 5- 8 yrs.
    Thank you B.

  • Re: Free Pattern: Mittens, thumbs, oh dear!
    Hello
    Did you do the whole mitten pattern in the Flat Stitch?? Thank you B.

  • I used the knit stitch. Flat stitch is too tight for me.

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Jul 20, 2012

Increases Mini-Series: Make 1 (M1)

M1=Make 1

Make 1 is an increase that is worked into the horizontal strand of yarn running between two stitches. There are two types of Make 1′s, a left twist  M1L and a right twist M1R. Some patterns do not specify which type of Make 1 to use, whenever the pattern doesn’t specify, it is safe to use the M1L.

M1L=Make 1 left. Twist the horizontal strand of yarn CLOCKWISE.

M1R=Make 1 right. Twist the horizontal strand of yarn COUNTERCLOCKWISE.

3 Comments

  • Isela,
    Thanks so much for doing the mini-series on increase. I know this will help a lot of the knitters, including myself. I know them all in needle knitting just wasn’t sure on the loom. Thanks again for all your wonderful help!!! Any new races coming up?

  • Using 50 pegs. How do I get 2/3rds out of the 25 for the heel/toe?

  • Hello,

    How do I M5 on same stitch? The stitch guide says M5 (make): (k1,YO, K1, YO, K1) in same st: 5 sts in one made.

    The pattern calls for the following.

    row 1: K1; *P5tog, M5 in next st; rep from * to last st, K1.

    This is really confusing. Please help me understand how to do this.

    Thanks,
    Melitza

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Jul 18, 2012

Increases Mini-Series: knit 1 front and back (k1f&b)

Knit 1 front and back (k1f&b)

It is one of the most commonly used increases. It is a visible increase as it creates a horizontal bar wherever you create the increase.  Also known as the bar increase because of the horizontal bar it creates.  To create this increase, you will need an empty peg to the right of the peg where you want the increase. Name the pegs as follows: Peg A (peg with loop on it) and Peg B (empty peg).

Step 1: Knit the stitch as usual on Peg A. Instead of popping the loop off the peg as you normally would when creating a knit stitch, place the newly formed loop on the adjacent empty peg (Peg B), leaving the original loop on Peg A and the new loop on Peg B.

Step 2: Wrap Peg A counterclockwise. Lift the bottom loop off the peg, leaving one loop on the peg.

Continue working the row.

Here is a visual for your convenience.

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  • Hi Isela,

    Could you tell me, on what type of project would this be used ? What purpose does this have? thx
    Congrats on joining the Knitting Board site.! :)

  • I have looked at looms and plan on purchasing one this weekend,is it as easy as you make it seem? I knitted years ago when in school,but that is all,I needle tatt and sew and always looking at new ways to make items.I have MS and want to keep going by making beautiful items as a type of therapy,any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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