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Apr 26, 2013

Cowls

Spring weather is finally here, we bring you spring freshness with these two lovely cowls.  The Twists Cowl is worked in a super soft angora blend yarn and uses the 4-st left cross cable technique.

 

Twists Cowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brylinn Cowl uses a delicate lace stitch pattern that is super simple yet provides a delicate stitch. Enjoy!

Brynlinn Cowl

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  • Thank you!

  • Thanks for the patterns!! This is beautiful and I love it.

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Sep 12, 2012

Ready For Fall?

Get started this fall with a beautiful Double Knit Ribbed Shawl. Super easy to make on the 10″ or 28″ Knitting Board. It can be whipped up in couple days….AND oh soooo soft!!

Beautiful Shawl that is so super easy and quick to knit that it is sure to be a favorite wrap.  Great starter project in double knit, and looks equally beautiful as a scarf.  You can use your 10” or 28” knitting board for this one, and have it ready to wear to dinner tomorrow evening.

Stitch:  Rib

Yarn:  Lion Brand Homespun, Baroque in shades of purple, 8 skeins reserving 1 skein for the fringe.     98% Acrylic and 2% Polyester, 185 yd per skein   (6 oz/169m)

Finished size:  26” X 72” including fringe– Width relaxes to 36” when draped.

Needed: Knitting Board (10″, or 28″. If using the 10″, you will make 2 pieces and sew together),  knit hook, large darning needle, and crochet hook size 8.

Gauge:  2 sts=1”  4 rows=1”

Directions:

Cast On 22 sts (10” KB) or 44 sts (28”KB) using a basic cast on (stockinette).

Work in Rib st until you piece is desired length (sample is aprox 54” before fringe).  This will be aprox 216 rows knit in Rib stitch.

Bind Off in Rib stitch using the crochet hook by lifting 1 loop over 1 loop.  This will maintain the nice stretchy edge to match the cast on edge.

If you are using the 10” Knitting Board, you will create a 2nd panel just like the first making sure to work the same amount of rows as the first panel.  Lay the panels out on long table or clean floor, and match the long sides.  Using a darning needle and single strand of yarn, sew the panels together with the invisible stitch.  Do not pull too tight as you sew; you will want the knit to remain stretchy, so small stitches are best.  Secure at both ends with a stitch leaving a long yarn tail that will blend with the fringe.

Did you save 1 skein of yarn for the fringe?  You want to make this nice and thick so the shawl will drape nicely and give a full, luxurious effect.

Cut the yarn so that you have pieces aprox 19-20” long.  You want to have a fringe piece for each edge stitch.  So if your shawl is 44 sts wide, you should have at least 88 pieces cut for both ends.  Fold each piece in center and place in one edge stitch starting from one side edge.  Using crochet hook, pull the 2 ends of yarn thru the loop and pull snuggly.  Always pull the loop into the stitch from same side of shawl.  Work a few pieces and then, do some fringe at opposite edge working towards center.  Continue adding the fringe until all 44 sts are complete.  It is not necessary that they are all even in length.  The variation adds to the charm of the shawl.  Add fringe to opposite end of shawl and you are ready to emerge with your beautiful new wrap, or save it to place under the Christmas tree for your favorite relative or friend.

 

 

6 Comments

  • What spacing is the board? 1/2 inch, 1 inch, or 1 1/2 inch? Thanks.

  • If you use a 10″ or a 28″ Knitting Board, 1/2″ spacing. If using the All-n-One loom, use 2cm spacing. That will make the same gauge.

  • It is amazing to use knitting board to make something. I seach online how knitting board looks like. It seems to be a two pieces of wood and some nail. May I ask, how many centiment between to nail and how thick is the nail? Thank you

  • Hello
    I will be using the All-n-One loom, you say to use the 2cm spacing.
    Q1: I would cast on 44 sts??
    Q2: Would a chain cast on work ??
    Thank you B.

  • Hello
    This is double knitting, using both sides??

  • Yes, it is double knit.

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Jul 9, 2012

Felted Slippers

Loom: AllnOne Loom
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Sable. (2 skeins).
Notions: Tapestry needle, knitting tool, safety pin to mark row.
Other: 2 buttons, size 1 3/8″ (34mm). Puff paint or fabric glue to make the bottom of the slippers less slippery

Gauge: 8 sts x 11 rows= 2 inches in e-wrap knit.

Stitches used: E-wrap knit

Size: 6-7 (8-9, 9-10). Sample shown 6-7 US Women

Abbreviations:

k=E=wrap knit
CO=Cast On
BBO= Basic Bind Off
GBO=Gather Bind Off Method
sts=stitches

DIRECTIONS

CO 36 (38, 40) sts, leaving a 10 inch tail.
Next:  k until piece measures: 8 (8.5, 9) inches from CO edge.  (Place marker on row)
Next two rows: CO 3 sts at beg of row and k to end of row (42, 44, 46  sts total).
Next : knit 3 (3.5, 4) inches from increase point.
Next row: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of row. (21, 22, 23 sts total)
Next row: k
Next row: Size 6-7: *k2tog; rep from * to the last st, k1. Size 8-9: *k2tog, rep from * to the end. Size 9-10: *k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
GBO leaving a 15 inch yarn tail. Use tail to mattress stitch seam up the center in the toe area (Red to Blue). Weave tails in.
At the CO edge, mattress stitch the Heel area (Red to Blue)

Strap
(make 2)

CO 8 sts.
Next: k until piece measures 4.5 (5, 5.5) inches from CO edge.
BBO.

FELTING INSTRUCTIONS

Items needed:

Top Load Washer
Zippered pillow case
1 tsp of Eucalan Wool Wash or baby shampoo
Pair of jeans
2 towels

How to:
Insert felted pieces inside zippered pillow case. Set Washer to: Hot and Small cycle. Place 1 tsp of Eucalan Wool Wash or Baby Shampoo in the wash. Place the pair of jeans in the wash. Place the zippered pillow case in the wash. Allow the wash to start its cycle. Pause the wash before it goes into the Rinse cycle. Take out the zippered pillow case and check the felting process of the slippers. The slippers need to shrink to the desired size. If the slippers are not the desired size, repeat the wash cycle from the start. Make sure to remove the felted fabric before the Spin cycle. Leaving it in the spin cycle will create wrinkles. When item has reached desired size, remove items from the zippered pillow case, place them in between both towels and squeeze out as much water as you can.

To mold the slippers, have the recipient wear them for a few minutes. Once they have the foot shape, allow them to dry completely, away from the sun.

When slippers are completely dry, sew the buttons to both straps, one button on each strap. Sew the strap to the toe area of the slippers.

Puff Paint or glue: place small dots on the bottom of the sole to make the slippers less slippery.
Enjoy :).

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  • do you by any chance have a similar crochet pattern? I do not know how to knit but may have to learn just to make these slippers

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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 15, 2012

Last Minute Slouchy Hat: How to videos

Video Loom-a-long for the Last Minute Slouchy Hat is up!Kids and all n one loom 022

In part one, we cover set up of the loom and we work through the first 8 rounds of the hat. At the end of Part I, you will have the brim done–the part with the ribbing of the hat.

Gather your materials and let’s get started!

 

 

 

 

Last Minute Slouchy Hat Loom-Along. In part 1, we covered the first 8 rounds of the pattern. In Slouchy Hat 018part 2, we will cover Rounds 9-12.

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: 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.

 

Part 3 will be posted next week–it will cover the Gather Bind off.

9 Comments

  • I currently have 3 sizes of your knitting boards plus the sock loom. I haven’t gotten a chance to make a pair socks yet but have started. As you can see on my website I have been busy making mostly jewelry.

    I love the boards and have made dish clothes and washcloths. Started an afghan and working on that I am glad to see the pattern for the slouch hat I have wanted one. good luck to u thanks for what all u do

    Carole

  • I have my very own all-in-one loom now (hooray!) and am getting ready to start this hat project. I want to increase the size a bit, since my head is a little bigger than average and I want to make sure it is still nice and slouchy…so I was wondering what the stitch/peg multiple is on this hat. Thanks for any help! : D

  • Slouchy hats are so popular these days. It’s fun to see that it can be made on this board!

  • I am making the slouchy hat when i move over on row 11 to left as peg 1 and keep moving to the left the yarn yarn is now about 3 inches behind pegs iam about mid way down the board and not sure if i just keep skipping pegs and move to left as peg 1 it just looks different

  • Sandy,
    Can you take a picture of this and posted somehow so that we can see it? Your yarn shouldn’t be 3 inches long behind the knitting. It should only be skipping one peg every two rows or so.

  • I am working on the slouchy hat, and find the video very helpful and easy to follow. The moving of the stitch marker to the left, after the e wrap is done. Is this what makes the hat have that ‘slouchy’ look?

    Back to work!

  • All I have are the Looms & Threads round set, can you tell me how to make this on one of those? I have a 36 and 41 peg round. I love your videos you have taught me so much

  • where is video 3?? im ready to bind off and not sure how.

  • There is no video 3 at this moment. When I was creating these videos my camera suffered death and video #3 never made it out alive. I haven’t had the chance to redo it since I got my new camera. However, the bind off is simple, it is just a gather bind off, just like any other hat, nothing special.

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