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Sep 4, 2012

New yarn on my loom!

Circulo Renda Trico yarn

I found this yarn over the summer and I couldn’t wait to try it. However, many commitments fell on my lap over the summer (books, books, books!) and finally after many months of waiting, I am able to pick up the loom and this gorgeous yarn and try it out.

Isn’t it beautiful! It is just like lace except you can knit it! It is another awesome yarn that I think will have a similar effect as the ruffle style yarn has had. I am giddy about trying it out on the loom and making a gorgeous scarf like the one pictured on the right. Of course, I have had other more ideas in my head, like a pair of bloomers with this lace yarn on the back to create the “fluffy” part of the bloomers. Or how about a pair of socks with a few layers of lace by the cuff! Oh yes! Lovely, lovely lace!

Here is a sneak peak and how it is going to work. The lace has small eyelets along one of the sides. You will use each eyelet and place it on a peg. Just like when working with regular yarn, you will want to put another loop on the peg. Once you have two loops (eyelets) on the peg, then you will lift the bottom loop over the top.

Be sure to come back and I’ll show you the end product…crossing fingers that it will be as beautiful and as full as the sample picture.

Where to find the yarn? I found it at Webs aka www.yarn.com. Follow this link and it will take you directly to the yarn.

Price: Retails for $19.95.

How much do you need for a project? A scarf, at least one skein. If you want an extra long scarf or a larger item, I would suggest to get all your yarn at the same time as you want to have the same dyelot.

 

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  • I know ruffles are all the “it” right now but I’m not really comfortable having an entire scarf with it. I’ve made a couple and they are very soft! I DO like the idea of putting them as accents on gloves, socks, sleeves and such. I plan on working that into some of my upcoming projects.

  • What Bind Off method did you use? I think that’s where I would get confused. I love your patterns. Thank you.

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Jan 11, 2007

FINALLY I have finished the rug. Actually it has been finished for a while but I was having trouble taking a good picture of it. I must have taken over 50 photos but I just can’t get the camera to cature the lustrious color and texture. I just absolutely adore this yarn, raliwool. It is great to work with and really shows the benefit of the double knit.

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Ok here’s another shot….

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This is the rug we showed on QVC. It was really a quick shot as we tried to get a lot of samples in.

It feels  really good to be back home.  On-air presentations  are  very trying and exhausting!! I get so nervous and worked up and I am not even the one that goes on air. That’s Pat. She always does a good job, a true expert with the knitting board. But that place is so crazy and you never know who is going to be watching. It takes me about a week to recover. Now I am back and will be writing in our blog more often.  

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  • Your rug looks GREAT!
    You also sold out on QVC how cool!
    Glad your back home safe and I am looking forward to seeing more on your blog.

    Dora Renee’ Wilkerson

  • Our blog is kind of a creation in progress. I am going to try to post more often. I think we will be doing features on certain stitches and also in depth look at some patterns with more pictures to easily explain the process. Let me know if you have any questions or patterns that you would like detailed here on the blog – kim@knittingboard.com

  • Hi, yes, QVC aired on Jan 3. It’s an exciting place to be. It’s hard to realize that all the talented folks that get the job done are there 24 hours of every day of every year. It’s fascinating to see: it’s like being on a movie set. Every one is extremely friendly and so helpful that they put one at ease. It was really fun. I think the only hard part of doing something like that, is all the preparation that goes into it and then it’s over in a fast 8 min. Kinda like, ” You’re On, you’re Done”. I love it and hope many of our friends and fellow KB knitters were able to catch some of it. Maybe next time, we’ll earn a daytime spot. But, like I said, it really doesn’t matter once you’re there-it all just continues around the clock.
    I’m working on the Crisscross stitch vs the Box Stitch right now. i want to let everyone who has asked about them, to know what the difference really it- not much, but some. More later. Pat

  • Hi Pat could you tell me were i can buy the yarn to make this rug .I have just brought a Authentic Knitting board and i dont seem to be able to get this yarn .I live in the uk and find getting the yarn difficult ,please help xxx

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Nov 29, 2006

First Rug with Rali Wool

knitrug2.JPGI have been working on my first rug with the Rali Wool and I wanted to show some photos of the progress. There are so many options of design that I could incorporate into the rug.  But, I decided to start rather simple and see how it goes.  Actually part of the fun is designing as you go along. I am using the Rali wool -Spring  for the frame and the Blue Midnight  for the base color. The stripe is knit in Sunset. I am pondering the idea of adding another narrow stripe of color, but there are so many awesome colors it’s hard to decide.  I’m using the 28″ knitting board and the rug will be approximately 32″ wide using 82pins of the board.

 

Some tips in creating the frame around the base color:

  • Use 2 seperate skeins. Don’t tie in color.
  • When you are ready to change colors just twist yarn around the other color just to attach the yarns together. Otherwise you will be creating 2 stripes that aren’t attached. (photo below)

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  • The rug looks beautiful!!! Now that I’ve finally finished my last Christmas gift I can make something that I want to make!!!!

  • This is a beautiful rug. I was wondering do you have a pattern for this
    rug, and how many skeins of yarn would i need to use.

  • I am still working on the rug. We have been so busy with the Christmas rush that knitting has been rather slow. As soon as I finish I will get it photographed and give all the details. But it is looking really cool!!

  • Hi Pat,
    I saw your spot on QVC and you did an awesome job of explaining the advantages of KWON! I loved the rug and I know that I will be trying a rug of my own very soon.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring us, Connie

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Nov 17, 2006

It’s Finally Here!!

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Such great names and so much fun just seeing what everyone came up with. We really had a tough time selecting a name.

Thank you so much, everyone  who participated. We may consider some of the names for future use with some other yarns.  

This particular yarn has been tested  using several different fibers for durability, softness and endurance.

 

We decided on a  wool and mohair combination because of it’s great sturdiness and hand, and the results  of hand-dying are so beautiful. We worked with the tightness of the twist so that it would be soft, yet firm, and  would hold up well as rug yarn.

We thouhgt the name should be something short and catchy.  

So here are the runners up:

“Stonewall” by Dora Renee Wilkerson

“Woolybully” by Michelle Barbour

“Barefoot” by Kristin

“Shannandoah” by Faith

“Woodlands” by Faith  

“Praire” by Kim Cypers

All runners up will recieve 10% off first yarn purchase. Please email kim@knittingboard.com for your discount number for ordering.

We actually were inspired by 2 names that helped us come up with our new name. These were “Rugbee” by Evelyn Ayre and “MoWool” by Rita Miller. They will recieve 2 skeins of the new yarn.

Congratulations to all our winners!

So we kind of combined these to form a new word that means: A great rug yarn that is soft, durable, warm and very cozy -

Raliwool          

4 Comments

  • It looks so pretty! I can’t wait to get some. Love the name you picked also.

    I’ll be checking your site to see when I can buy it.

    Dora Renee’ Wilkerson.

  • Yarn looks beautiful!!!!!

  • On the rug, you say don’t tie the yarn together to change colors. Do you need to leave a tail so you can weave it together later on? Thanks.

  • Sue,

    When you are doing a frame around the rug like the the sample above, you don’t need to cut yarn when you change colors. Instead, you actually work from 2 skeins and just twist the yarn strands to interlock colors together. But if you are doing stripes, this is different and you cut yarn and tie on other color. Note: If your stripes are only 2 rows each, I would not cut yarn. I would just pick up new color then when I am ready to go back to other color it’s all ready to go.

    I hope this makes sense.

    Pat

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Sep 28, 2006

WOW! I can’t believe all the ideas!

     

     JUPITER says HI!

juphat.JPGThank you so much!!!!!!! I wasn’t sure if anyone would post. But I was overwelmed with the help. That’s what ‘s so great about the internet, it really is a great medium where we knitters can all come together and  share ideas and grow in knowledge. Cool.

 

It is a difficult task coming up with a name. There is so much to a name and I want it to be significant with  some underlining meaning. You guys are sure making it hard for me to choose – SUCH GREAT IDEAS!  I will be making a decision in the next week. So if you have any new inspirations,  let me know.

OK Yarn Progress: I have to say a little slow. I have hit some snags. I was planning to have it ready by the 1st of October now it looks more like the middle of the month. It just takes time analyzing all the samples. I want it to be perfect.

I will be out of town this week working on the yarn but I will try to get to my computer every so often to answer emails and questions.

Talk again soon.

Kim  

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  • I had to ask Pat about the Dane!!! What a Mush he is!!! Ok..Some details please? How old is he? Currently I have a Great Dane who is my Service Dog, and tomorrow we are going to look at another one!!! Yeaaa for Danes!!!!

    Heather

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Sep 24, 2006

Contest to name our RUG YARN!

rugyarnsample.JPGWe are looking for a name for our new bulky rug yarn. And we thought it would be kind of fun to make a contest out of it.The yarn is mohair/wool and will be offered in beautiful fall colors.

If we choose your name idea, you will recieve 2 SKEINS OF THE NEW YARN, your choice of color.    

Please put your name ideas in  ”Comments”  

It will be so interesting to see what you come up with. Good luck!  

Thank you, Kim

 

43 Comments

  • I have a couple of ideas- “comfy”, “soft steps”, or “lush”.

  • “Touch of Autumn”

  • how about walking on airor simply soft for the new yarn

  • Here are a few names that come to mind:
    Cloud Walker
    Pillow Plush
    Magic Carpet
    Nature’s Paintbrush

  • These are my ideas:
    Wooly Bully
    Sensation
    Sensational
    Autumn’s Blessings
    Autumn Kisses
    Snuggles

  • MoWool Rug Yarn

  • How ’bout “Rugalicious”?

  • Here’s a few ideas:

    Whisper Step(s)
    Toasty Toes
    Harvest Time

    If anymore come to mind, I’ll post them later.

  • Okay, here’s a couple more:

    Autumn
    Autumn Leaves
    Leaves of Autumn
    Carpet of Leaves

  • This came to me over lunch:

    Autumn (or Fall) Splendor–This was my kid’s favorite
    Comfy Steps

  • here are a few;

    autumn soft
    wonderug
    rugtastic
    rugadellic
    ahhhhhh

  • Only a few more:

    Whisper Soft
    Autumn(or Fall) Delight
    Homestyle(s)
    Simple Things
    Home and Hearth

  • Or maybe “Hearth and Home” would flow better.

    Or maybe “HearthSong”(could be 1 or 2 words.)

  • Okay–the ideas keep coming:

    Favorite Things
    Simple Pleasures

  • My feet are tired, so how about:

    “hugs”

    You know, make your rugs from hugs.

  • I need a rug at my kitchen sink and since I hate doing the dishes, at least the rug, with this yarn, would make it much nicer.

    How about:

    Happy Feet?!

    Now, if I can only get someone to do my dishes for me!

  • Off the top of my head – how about…
    Luxurious
    Prairie
    Meadow
    Seasons (since you mentioned that they are fall colors will there be winter, spring, etc.?)
    If so you could expand on the Seasons thought:
    Foliage
    Harvest
    Or you could just name it – Kb

  • Boy, I like all those names that everyone has been suggesting. Your going to have a hard time picking out of those for sure.

    Here are some more to add to the group too. Heart Land Yarns ( I hope I am right and you guys are in the heart land if not then I’ll have to try again..) You know tho, Heart land yarns might sound alittle too much like that other yarn that’s out… So, maybe I’ll have to go back and rethink that one.

    I also like Cabin yarns (I think warm and in front of a fireplace.)
    I can’t believe it’s not butter!
    Victorian
    Chesapeake Bay
    Old Dominion
    Dogwood
    Blue Ridge
    colony yarns
    “Sic Semper Tyrannis” or Thus always to tyrants
    Confederate State yarn
    Stonewall (but that kind of sounds harsh.) I still like it.
    Devon or Patricia (tribes of Indian’s that lived in Virgina. I had to look back and see where you guys lived at.)
    Jillyanne (also used to be Virginia House of Burgesses.)

    but I have to be honest I think the one that Faith said ” Simple Pleasures ” might be my farvorite (if there isn’t a yarn called that I really do like that one.)

    Oh, I also like “American Revolution Yarn” because it’s a NEW American made yarn for rugs that we can use for looms.

    Whatever you pick I sure can’t wait to use it.

    Thanks,

    Dora Renee’ Wilkerson

  • I can’t believe I forgot one that should be jumping right out in front of me…

    “Authenic Knitting board Yarn!”

    Dora Renee’ Wilkerson

  • I bought a saddle seat cover made of Mohair once and I think of it as a “Guilty Pleasures” or maybe “Not so guilty” depending on how you look at it..

    Some other nice names might be
    “Replenishing steps”
    “Intuition”

  • Kim and Pat,

    Y’all are going to have your work cut out for you! These names are fantastic!

  • good name I think for the yarn would be RUGBEE

  • i left a post the other day and it has disappeared!!!!!! lol
    yarn=warm and soft
    rug reminds me of welcome
    how about ” warm welcome”

  • how about simply wonerful and soft

  • Wow–these are great names–I can’t wait to see what you choose. Here’s some more:

    Simplicity
    Relaxation
    Welcome Home(though, I like Cindy’s “Warm Welcome”, better.)
    Housewarmer

  • Tranquility–you know, that peacefulness at the end of a long day.

  • Okay–I’ll quit after this:)

    Woodland(s)
    Woodland Carpet

  • “Inspirations”

    isn’t bad either!

    Dora Renee’ Wilkerson.

  • I just read all the wonderful suggested names that have been submitted and as I was reading them the vision of a pioneer woman sitting in a corner of a cabin at a loom popped into my mind.
    “Hearthside Corner” just followed. Images just develop from one idea to the next…..
    “Hearthside Warmth”,
    “Spun Comfort”,
    “Warm Comfort”

  • shimmer
    shimmering
    shimmertol
    clouds
    laine (french for yarn)
    rugged elegance
    sparkle

  • Okay–so I can’t quit–

    Homecoming–that wonderful feeling when you walk into a home filled with family and friends, and a loom knit rug, of course:)

    A note about the name, “Simple Pleasures”, that I posted above. I was telling my Dh that the name reminded me of the simple yet wonderful things in life, like sitting in front of the wood burning stove with a cup of hot chocolate and a beautifully wonderful soft rug at your feet. You know, those small things that bring joy to your life.

    I can’t wait to see what you pick. There are so many great ideas here, and it has been a lot of fun to think up names.

  • Really, I am running out of ideas, but this one came to me as I was reading a book about the Civil War.

    Shenandoah–this brings to mind the beauty and luxuriousness(did I spell that right? Is that even a word?),yet ruggedness, of the Shenandoah Valley right there in your home state of Virginia.

  • All gave such wonderful names. I could only think of one – “Anticipation” since that’s what we’re all eagerly doing.

  • Rastifarian came to mind – Looks just like dread locks.

  • Thought of another one today:

    Harvest Home

  • Don’t know if you’ve choosen yet but this one popped in my head today:

    Warmth–makes you think of yarn that is toasty, warm, and soft–the perfect yarn to walk over with bare feet.

  • I am so looking forward to the ability to make rugs that are durable and functional. I have been meaning to knit them for our home, but the thought of all that work and creating something that will not stand the test of time delayed my efforts. I will be on of the first to snatch a board and the rug yarn, no matter what you call it! Here are my thoughts for a possible name:
    Under Foot
    Grounded
    Lying Around
    Rug Be Mine
    Magic Carpet
    Aladdin’s Magic Carpet
    Aladdin
    Sweep Me Off My Feet
    Sweep Me On My Feet

    OK, back to my own knitting until the yarn is named, available and I can load up!

  • A couple more possibilities that I think has not been said for a rug yarn name:
    Barefoot
    Barefoot in the Park
    Barefoot in the Home

    I just have to keep trying!

  • Hug Your Feet…mmmmm….

  • Lots of good names. I would like to add mine to the bunch
    Wool-EZ
    Wool-aire
    Mo-soft
    Warm and Soft

  • I posted these above, in the post about the new stitches, but then thought that maybe I should have put them here.

    Home Sweet Home–my daughter’s idea
    Simply Home

  • It looks edible! I would call it: KNOODLE!

  • Hi to contest winners.
    We still have 3 contest winners that have not claimed their discount code. Please email to pat@knittingboard.com with request and it will be sent by reply email. Thanks, Pat

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