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Mar 26, 2012

Welcome Isela Phelps!

Great News! We would like to introduce and welcome Isela Phelps to Knitting Board Chat.  Isela is a loom knitting pro, been an avid loom knitter for over 10 years, and has written 6 loom knitting books, several have been best sellers long standing. She has written for various publications for both loom knitting and needle knitting and has appeared on national television, in the ever popular Knitty Gritty show with Vickie Howell.

We are so excited that she will be joining us here at Knitting Board Chat, sharing her vast loom knitting knowledge, patterns and ideas. Watch for exciting Knit-Alongs, fun techniques and real life solutions to everyone’s inquiries. You will learn so much from her vast knowledge of techniques, videos, stitches and more. We are really looking forward to seeing it all. We feel confident that you will, also. So stay tuned, and join the fun with Isela.


  • Thank you so much! I am so excited to be part of such a great company. I have fallen in love with the All-n-One knitting loom and the Adjustable Sock Loom. Both are some of my ultimate favorite products and I am so glad that I can share some of my knowledge and patterns with your friends.

    I hope many of you join me and visit us often for knitting tidbits and patterns.

    Again, thank you for having me.

  • I would love a womens cardigan patttern, maybe in lightweight yarn. Any pattern suggestions?

  • YAY!! Isela is the best!! Glad to see you joining up with her. Great looms! A good pro!! And of course the staff at Knittingboard is wonderful!! All the best to you! I will be lurking and watching!! Wendy

  • So glad to see Isela here! Nearly everything I learned about loom knitting was from her wonderful videos. I send people to the video page on her blog all the time. Can’t wait to see what she has in store for us.

  • Isela!! It’s so good to see you back in the full looming and pattern world again. I know you’ve been here and there, but not as active. Glad you and KB hooked up.The BEST of both worlds together!


  • Isela, glad to see you again! You’ve been missed in other parts of the loomy world! Your reference materials are The Best, and your work has inspired me, and many others, I’m sure, to really stretch our abilities in this craft. Thanks!

  • Thank you so much:). I am glad to be here with you all. I am ready to share lots of goodies and tips ;)

  • Thank you Linda! I am so excited to be working with the awesome gals at

  • Thank you Susan :). I am very happy to be here, supporting some wonderful looms.

  • I am so happy that Isela Phelps is going to be on this site for the Authentic Knitting Board. Thank you Isela

  • Looking forward to being inspired!

  • I have to tell you about the knitting loom explosion I’ve created. Totally by accident. My oldest daughter started loom knitting and I thought that my 11 y.o. daughter would like to learn as well. She did, but not only her but her other 2 older sisters, and their friends! I bought looms for my niece and my good friend too. I suggested to my friend that she take the loom to her 90 y.o. lady she works for , maybe it would be fun for her and less labor intensive than knitting needles. She loves it! Her daughter , who is a nun , decided to buy them for all of the nuns as well, and they are knitting hats and prayer shawls! Crazy, right? All that to say, I think their is a a revival of “doing” instead of “watching” and that is exciting. Thanks for all of your tutorials and patterns.
    So helpful!

  • One more thing. Is there a tutorial for understanding and reading knitting instructions? I need one….

  • i am trying to make the baby high top sneakers,but am getting stuck on how to increase 28 stitches to 32-i need help!

  • How very exciting!!! Thank you for visiting our site!

  • Currently, we do not have a tutorial like that, but we can get working on one. Thank you for the suggestion.

  • Hello, I would like to double knit a scarf that is 12″ wide. What product would be needed to make it? An All-n-One or a 28″ board? Thank you.

  • Isela I have been looking at your Summer Breeze top free pattern done on a 28 peg AIO loom. Can this be done on the 18″ AIO loom also since it is flat panel knitting?

  • If you are doing the small sizes, you could use the AIO, but the larger sizes require more pegs than what the AIO loom has

  • The All-n-One loom will work for this project.

  • Hi Isela, I have your Loom Knitting Socks book, but the Wonder Sock Loom is no longer available. What loom do you recommend as replacement for your patterns in the book?
    Thanks! Susan

  • Susan,
    Currently, there are no looms that transfer directly to these patterns. However, if you hold on tight, I believe a similar knitting loom will enter the market in the fall. In the meantime, you will have to adapt all the pattern to the different gauge knitting looms. You will need to take into consideration the gauge. The gauge of the socks is really tight, so you will need to probably half all the numbers that the patterns call for. Example, if the sock calls for 80 pegs, you probably will be using 40 pegs with the larger gauges.

  • Hi I am having trouble with the 52 peg sock loom videos on the heel and toe it is very confusing! it only does not complete the heel nor the toe! If you can help Isela to help me in better detail, I love to hear from you. Ive had to start too many time for my liking

  • I am blind and on the iris hat you start out with 70 stitches and add ten more and then you have to take it all off the board and replace it to 80 stitches is there a easier way
    thank You Judy

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Jan 13, 2012

Thank you for Donations!!

We want to thank everyone who participated in our annual donation drive. We want to especially thank the following knitters for making this happen: Frances Shelton, Sue Kreitzer, Catherine, Julie Milliron, and Abby.

Thanks to those involved, we sent 2 large boxes of warm hats, scarves, slippers and mittens to our American Veterans. We also sent 2 large boxes to the children and their families of the Dakota Native Americans in need in Chamberlain, SD.  This was many knitted toys to be distributed during the holidays as well as lots of warm clothing.
Our last 2 boxes contained mostly baby and new infant knit along with beautiful blankets that were knit and crocheted.  These were well received by Mary’s Center for abused moms and newborn infants in need in our capitol of Washington, DC.

We have received a beautiful letter from St Joseph’s School in SD thanking all of you for your kindness and hope.

I can just picture the children and the Veterans with their beautiful hand knit/crocheted gifts and the happy smiles on their faces.

Thank you all again!

Have a wonderful 2012!

Kim and Pat



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Jul 21, 2011

Look at the Donations received from Frances…….

Thank you for all those who have participated in our call for donations. We hope everyone will consider sending a hand knit/crochet item for this event.  We will be shipping to our American Veterans as well as Native Americans orphanages. We want to get this shipped out in time for the fall and winter season.

In reply to this request, we have received 3 large boxes of beautiful knit and crocheted items from Frances in Amelia, OH.  So, we want to say, “Thank you Frances!!” and “Wow”, what a great collection of beautiful hand knits.  The children and needy in North Dakota will be so happy this holiday season, and warm! There are so many beautiful pieces and such intricate stitches. These are just a few of the items we received from  Frances.


There is still time to send in items, our ship date is in October as it starts to get cold.   Send your donations to Authentic Knitting Board Co, 60 Carysbrook Rd, Fork Union, VA 23055.







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Mar 29, 2011


Gather around, everyone, and meet SueK, our moderator. She has been doing a great job answering questions, providing instruction, sharing her secrets and techniques, and welcoming all new knitters. We would like to say,

” Thank you, Sue, for all your hard work and support, and for sharing some of your designs and projects with us”.

Get to know Sue….

I am a retired Administrator assistant; 67 (pushing 68!).   Married for 23 years, 1 son and 5 stepchildren.  We have 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Have lived in Denton TX for 25 years.  I enjoy all crafts, hand knitting, crocheting, needlepoint.  My two favorites are Knitting Board and Cross Stitch.  I started using the Knitting Board about 6 years ago when my husband saw one at the Senior Center, came home and made me one.  Only stitch I knew was figure 8. Went on vacation, and made a baby blanket (all figure 8).  When we got home, I saw the AKB DVD in Mary Maxim catalogue, ordered it, and learned all the stitches and haven’t stopped since then. First items I made when  I received  my first book were sweaters for my two younger sisters.  I enjoy spreading the word about the knitting board to anyone who will listen.  I enjoy traveling and teaching people what I can on the board.

Sue has also participated with some of our classes held at the Hobby Lobby Store in her area.  This is when we met Sue, face to face, for the first time.  She is a very special lady.

Join us and Sue at Yahoo group.. Knitting Board

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