Aug 23, 2014

Brimmed Beanie


BrimmedBeanie copy

Knitting Loom: 40 peg, large gauge loom. Adjustable Hat Loom in Medium size (40 pegs) recommended.

Yarn: Super Bulky, 100% merino wool 90 yards per skein 150 grams per skein.  Sample was knit using Malabrigo Rasta in Electrica, 1 skein.

Other: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, removable stitch marker.

Abbreviations:

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

rep=rep

Rnd=round

CO=cast on. If the cast on is at the beginning of a row, simply ewrap the peg that needs to be casted on.

Pattern notes
The item is worked flat for the brim and then it continues in the round for the body of the hat.

INSTRUCTIONS

Brim

Work a flat panel as follows: cast on 12 stitches (from left to right).

Row 1: p to the end of row.

Row 2: k to the end of row.

Row 3: co1, p to the end of row.

Row 4: co1, k to the end of row.

Rep Rows 1-4: 1 more time (16 sts total on the loom).

Body

At this point, continue knitting in the round as follows:

Next: [k2, p2] 4x. With e-wrap method, cast on all around the loom to begin working in the round. Place a removable stitch marker on any of the stitches on this round to mark the round.

Next 4 rounds: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of the rnd.

Next round: knit to the end of round

Rep last round until item measures 6.5 inches from marker.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in.

Block lightly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  • I purchased the new hat loom and I am totally baffled by the sizes they indicate on the chart. None of the sizes match the outcome of the piece. I have tried several different types of yarn, including the one they suggested but the hats are so much bigger than the chart indicated. Im very disappointed, is anyone else having this issue?

  • What type of stitch are you using? We used the Knit stitch not the ewrap in our calculations.

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Aug 16, 2014

Slouchy Hat on the Loom Knitting with the All-n-One Loom booklet

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We received a request for a little bit of extra assistance in creating the slouchy hat pictured in the front cover of the All-n-One loom.

The instructions for the increase round read: Rnd 9: *k3, m1l; rep from * to the end of rnd (80 sts).

I will offer you two methods to achieve this:

Method 1:

Remove all 60 stitches from the knitting loom and place them on a piece of scrap yarn or on a circular needle.

Set your knitting loom to 80 pegs.

Place the stitches back on the knitting loom as follows: place 3 stitches back on 3 pegs, skip one peg, place 3 stitches back on 3 pegs, skip one peg, keep repeating this instructions until you have place all stitches back on the knitting loom.

*Knit 3 pegs, now create the M1L and place it on the empty peg; repeat from the *.

Method 2: 

*Knit 3 pegs, M1L and place it on peg 3 (over the loop already there, peg 3 will have 2 loops on it). Continue around the knitting loom repeating this sequence.

On the following round: knit 2 pegs, lift the loop that is at the top of peg 3 and hold it or place it on peg 4, knit the loop on peg 3, place the loop that you were holding back on top of peg 3 (or move it from peg 4 back to peg 3), knit this loop (be sure to only knit the top loop and leave the one at the bottom untouched). Continue around the loom  repeating this sequence.

Now, remove all the stitches from the knitting loom and place them on a piece of scrap yarn or a circular needle.

Set your knitting loom to 80 pegs.

Place your stitches back on the knitting loom.

I hope the above helps to facilitate the increases. It is the most laborious round of the hat, take it slow and one step at a time.

Good luck!

5 Comments

  • what happened to the video of the triangle Isela phelps taught for a blanket.

  • Islela, Thank you! The info on the slouchy hat was great! Easy ,peasy! Kari

  • I have learned so much from you about loom knitting, I am blind and you are a great teacher.I have looked all over for the triangle video or square made from the inside out and can’t find it. Can you help me thank you Judy

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Aug 16, 2014

Woven Table Decor

  Blending Weaving and Knitting!

Blending easy weaving with some knitted edges can create great home décor.  You can weave separate place mats for the table or connect several pieces to create a table runner as long as needed.  Here, we have created two sections and connected with one-color panel of knit.

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Loom: 28” knitting board + peg extenders, set up as a rectangular loom using both 20-peg extenders

Yarn:  Elite Verde, Sprout, 100% Organic Cotton, machine wash, lay flat to dry.  Each hank is aprox 100 grams or 109 yards.  Colors used are #4378 Brown (1 hank), #4325 Pink,  (1 hank), and #4316 Cream (1 hank).

 

Notions needed:  Knit hook, Crochet hook #4-5, 12” long wooden crochet hook, and darning needle

 

Size finished: 9 X 56 inches (each section is aprox. 28” long). Work as many as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions:

Choose the color that you want as the base.  Here we have used the brown yarn (yarn #1).  Start with a loop knot and place it on the first peg on the long side of the loom.  You are working across from one long board to the other.  Weave across all pegs.  End with another loop knot.  Keep the yarn taut, but with enough stretch so the size is maintained once off the loom. Do not use the 4 corner pegs of the loom. Your base yarn is set up.

Now, place a loop knot on the first peg of the extender using yarn 2, pink.  Use the long crochet hook in 3 sections to move the yarn across the base yarn and down to the opposite extender on first peg.  This is one continuous flow of the yarn of each color.  Work 4 pegs of pink yarn.

Once the pink yarn is complete, cut yarn and tie on the brown yarn to the pink yarn tail at peg.  Work 2 rows of brown yarn.  Cut brown, tie on the yarn #3 Cream at next peg.  Work 8 pegs back and forth in the cream yarn.  Do not be concerned with all the yarn tails.

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Change back to the brown yarn for another 2 rows.  Cut and tie to the pink yarn.

Work last 4 pegs with pink to match the opposite side.  Knot the pink upon completion

by tying to the last peg or use a loop knot for easy removal. 

Edges (linear) along the long boards:  Choose the yarn color for the edges.  We decided to keep using the brown yarn. Use the short crochet hook and keep the weaving on the loom as you work.  Do not remove at this time.

Start at one end of the long boards.  Pick up the loop, from top to bottom, on the first peg and grab the working yarn.

 

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Make one more chain stitch on the hook.  Move the crochet hook to front of board and twist the hook so that the loop on it is twisted.  Pick up next loop and repeat.

Continue down the board until all pegs are secured with the crochet edge.  The edge will be on the outside of the loom.  Knot the yarn on last peg to secure or use loop knot.

Repeat the same edge on the other side of the loom so that both sides are completed.  Your woven piece should still be on all pegs.  The only open pegs are the ones at 4 corners of the loom.

 

Completing the ends with knitting: Once the long sides are complete and secure, you can work the short ends.  You may do this with knit and purl stitches on the loom, or move the loops to a #10.5 long knitting needle.  You will want to carefully remove the side edges off the pegs being careful not to remove the end loops until they are completed.  However you choose to knit off the ends, work with knit and purl rows.  Tie on the yarn at one end peg of a short side.  Add a stitch to the end pegs at beginning and at end of loom. You will be working on 22 pegs.  Work 2 rows in knit stitch, 1 purl row.  Repeat 3 times ending with a knit row. This is aprox 10 rows of knitting.  Bind off.  If you want it done in all knit stitches or all purl stitches, this can be a matter of choice. Once complete, draw in all yarn tails into the same color section and trim.

On the 2nd panel, you can just knit the one side edge.  The other end will be joined to the first panel and can be a bind off with the crochet hook.  If you choose to knit this edge also, you will create a wider middle section by sewing the 2 knit ends together.  If you have chosen to make place mats, be sure to knit off both ends.  As mentioned, you may have a longer table that you want your runner to fit.  You may work up as many woven panels as desired.  If you plan to do a 3rd panel, be sure to purchase a 2nd hank of the yarn that you are using for your base and edges.  3 panels will make a runner aprox 84” long.

You may want to block lightly, the knit sections, for nice even edges with the weaving.

Weaving is just another way to create home décor, tote bags, and scarves.  You can also experiment with many different types of media other than yarn.  Try cord, jute, and fabric yarn.

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Aug 8, 2014

Schooner Socks

The fall months are soon approaching, it is time to begin knitting all those beautiful fall projects. One of my favorite fall project category is socks. I love to see a drawer full of cheerful handknit socks. Today, we bring you the Schooner Socks. These are worked with sock weight yarn and our new extra fine gauge knitting loom. schooner

Pattern Information

Knitting Loom: Extra Fine Gauge (EFG) Sock Loom.

Yarn: 400-500 yds of sock weight yarn. Sample shown in Knit Picks Felici in Schooner.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size US 1 or 2.

Size: shown in 8.5-9 inch circumference

Gauge: 17sts and 23 rows=2 inches

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Sl1=slip the stitch/peg; in this stitch pattern, place yarn behind the peg.

Rnd(s)=round(s)

Stitch Patterns

Round 1: *k3, sl1; rep from * to the end of round.

Round 2: k to the end of round.

Rep Row 1 & Row 2 for stitch pattern.

How to sl1—Take yarn behind the peg that you are “slipping”. Example: Knit pegs 1, 2, 3, take yarn behind peg 4; this completes one repeat, start again at peg 5 by knitting peg 5, 6, 7, then slipping peg 8, repeating the sequence all around the round.

Pattern Notes

Clockwise direction around the loom. Knit Stitch refers to the knit stitch, may substitute with flat stitch or u-stitch; ewrap not recommended.

DIRECTIONS

Cast on 64sts, join in the round.

Rnds 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of round

Rnd 9: *k3, sl1; rep from * to the end of round

Rnd 10: k

Rep Rnd 9 & Rnd 10: until leg measures 6 inches from cast on edge (or until leg

measures desired length from cast on edge). End on a Rnd 9.

Heel

Worked flat with short-rows on first 32 pegs

Knit from peg 1-32. Wrap & Turn peg 33.

Knit from peg 32-2. Wrap & Turn peg 1.

Knit from peg 2-31. Wrap & Turn peg 32.

Knit from peg 31-3. Wrap & Turn peg 2.

Knit from peg 3-30. Wrap & Turn peg 31.

Knit from peg 30-4. Wrap & Turn peg 3.

Knit from peg 4-29. Wrap & Turn peg 30.

Knit from peg 29-5. Wrap & Turn peg 4.

Knit from peg 5-28. Wrap & Turn peg 29.

Knit from peg 28-6. Wrap & Turn peg 5.

Knit from peg 6-27. Wrap & Turn peg 28.

Knit from peg 27-7. Wrap & Turn peg 6.

Knit from peg 7-26. Wrap & Turn peg 27.

Knit from peg 26-8. Wrap & Turn peg 7.

Knit from peg 8-25. Wrap & Turn peg 26

Knit from peg 25-9. Wrap & Turn peg 8.

Knit from peg 9-24. Wrap & Turn peg 25.

Knit from peg 24-10. Wrap & Turn peg 9.

Knit from peg 10-23. Wrap & Turn peg 24.

Knit from peg 23-9. Wrap & Turn peg 10.

Knit from peg 11-22. Wrap & Turn peg 23.

Knit from peg 22-12. Wrap & Turn peg 11.

Reverse Short-row shaping

If a peg has two loops on it, treat them as one.

Knit from peg 12-23.

Knit from peg 23-11.

Knit from peg 11-24.

Knit from peg 24-10

Knit from peg 10-25

Knit from peg 25-9

Knit from peg 9-26

Knit from peg 26-8

Knit from peg 8-27

Knit from peg 27-7

Knit from peg 7-28

Knit from peg 28-6

Knit from peg 6-29

Knit from peg 29-5

Knit from peg 5-30

Knit from peg 30-4

Knit from peg 4-31

Knit from peg 31-3

Knit from peg 3-32

Knit from peg 32-2

Knit from peg 2-33

Knit from peg 33-1

End of heel. From this point on we will work in the round to create the sole and the instep.

Next rnd: k

**Next rnd: k31, sl1, *k3, sl1; rep from * to the end of rnd

Next rnd: k **

Rep from ** to ** until sole measures 2 inches less (approx 24 rounds less) than desired length.

Toe Shaping

Repeat heel instructions exactly.

Closing the Toe

Place half of the stitches on a double pointed needle (1-32) and the

other half on the second double pointed needle (33-64). Cut the working yarn leaving a 24 inch long tail to use to close the toe area. Use the kitchener stitch to close the toe.

Finishing: Weave all yarn tail ends. Block lightly.

 

3 Comments

  • I have purchased the all in one loom and a pattern book with a turquoise slouchy hat on the cover. I want to make that hat! I know how to do the M1L but I cannot figure out how to go from 60 to 80 stitches! The directions are not clear. From what I have read it seems to be a problem for a lot of loom knitters out there. Where is the answer? I bought that book for that pattern and don’t think it’s fair that I cannot even get a answer. The store does not take a return for a pattern. Will anyone please help?

  • http://knittingboardchat.com/blog/index.php/archives/2083 Check out this post, it provides two methods of achieving this increase.

  • Isela ,Thank you ! The info on the slouchy hat was great,easy peasy now.Kari

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Aug 2, 2014

Pom Pom Socks

Pom Pom Socks Picture

Happy feet all around with this cute Pom Pom socks! Knit an adorable pair of socks for the little tikes.

Knitting Loom: Authentic Knitting Board Sock Loom 2.

Yarn:  200-400 yards of DK weight yarn, (amount depends on length of sock). Sample was knit with Yarntini Vintage.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size 2.

Size:   Two sizes provided, 2-4 (4-6) years. Approx foot circumference 10 (12) inches. When only one set of instructions is provided, follow same instructions for both sizes. Instructions for larger sizes will be given in ( ).

Gauge: 11 sts x 23 rows= 2 inches

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch (may substitute with flat stitch or U-stitch but not ewrap).

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

BO=Bind off

Rem=remain

Cont=continue

Rnd=round

Sl=slip. Skip peg with yarn behind the peg

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 48 (52) pegs and join to knit in the round

Round 1: k to the end of round.

Repeat row 1 until piece measures approximately 1.5 (2) inches from cast on edge (about 18 (23) rounds).

Continue to heel instructions

HEEL INSTRUCTIONS
Please go to charts below and follow the heel instructions for the desired size sock. The heel is worked on only the first half of the stitches on the loom, 24 (26) pegs. Worked as a flat panel in short-rows to create the cup for the heel.

Once heel is complete, you will continue working in the round for the instep and sole of the sock as follows:

Next round: k to the end of the round.

Repeat last round until item measures 1.5 (2) inches less than desired sock length

Next: Follow Heel instructions exactly to create the cup for the toe area.

Closing the toe area

After completion of the heel instructions, prepare to close the toe area as follows:  Place half of the stitches on a double pointed needle, and the remainder half of the stitches on the second double pointed needle. Cut the working yarn leaving about a 20 inch tail to use to close the toe area.

Use the Kitchener Stitch to close the toe.

Finishing: Weave all yarn tail ends. Block lightly.

Pom Pom: Make 2 pom poms with the method of choice (we provide a method here) and securely sew to the back of the rolled edge.

PomPom Socks

2 Comments

  • very sad, I know some work on the loom, but I know the points.

  • Isela, you can show me a video that teaches how to make purse and swetter. I admire you so much. Thank you.

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Jul 25, 2014

Summer Headbands

Anchor_Headband2blogTwo stylish headbands to keep your hair in place  while you are out and about enjoying the summer.

The first one is the Anchor’s Away Headband,  a great beginner lace project. It introduces the basics of moving stitches to different pegs to create eyelets that give lace its open effect. The Lulu Headband is a fantastic, quick project that will add a touch of intricacy without its complications.

Anchor’s Away Headband

A lovely headband that will introduce you to beginning lace. 

Knitting Loom: Sock Loom 2, 19 pegs used.

Yarn:  Approx 70 yds of worsted weight yarn cotton. Sample used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Amythest Heather.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size US 5, crochet hook size H.

Other: 1 small buttons

Size: 4” wide x 17” long

Gauge: 9 sts x 15 rows= 2 inches

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

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.

YO=Yarn over. Ewrap peg on the row that calls to YO, on the next row when you need to knit the stitch, undo the ewrap and lay the yarn flat in front of the peg.

Pattern note: Headband is worked in two parts, half and half, then joined at the center.

INSTRUCTIONSAnchors Away Back small
(make 2)

Leave a 20 inch beginning yarn tail to use for the button loop.

Cast on 19 sts, work a flat panel.

Row 1: sl1, k to the end of row.

Row 2: sl1, p to the end of row.

Row 3: sl1, k to the end of row.

Row 4: sl1, p to the end of row.

*Row 5: sl1, k2, yo, k5, CDD, k5, yo, k3.

How to: Move stitch from peg 9 to peg 10. Move stitch from peg 11 to peg 10. Three stitches are on peg 10. Move stitch from peg 8 to 9, from peg 7 to 8, from peg 6 to 7, from peg 5 to 6, from peg 4 to 5. Move stitch from peg 12 to 11, from peg 13 to 12, from peg 14 to 13, from peg 15 to 14, from peg 16 to 15. Pegs 4 and 16 are empty. Now that the stitches have been moved, you are ready to work the row as instructed.

Row 6: sl1, p to the end of the row.

Row 7: sl1, k3, yo, k4, CDD, k4, yo, k4.

How to: Move stitch from peg 9 to peg 10. Move stitch from peg 11 to peg 10. Three stitches are on peg 10. Move stitch from peg 8 to 9, from peg 7 to 8, from peg 6 to 7, from peg 5 to 6. Move stitch from peg 12 to 11, from peg 13 to 12, from peg 14 to 13, from peg 15 to 14. Pegs 5 and 15 are empty. Now that the stitches have been moved, you are ready to work the row as instructed.

Row 8: sl1, p to the end of the row.

Row 9: sl1, k4, yo, k3, CDD, k3, yo, k5.

How to: Move stitch from peg 9 to peg 10. Move stitch from peg 11 to peg 10. Three stitches are on peg 10. Move stitch from peg 8 to 9, from peg 7 to 8, from peg 6 to 7. Move stitch from peg 12 to 11, from peg 13 to 12, from peg 14 to 13. Pegs 6 and 14 are empty. Now that the stitches have been moved, you are ready to work the row as instructed.

Row 10: sl1, p to the end of the row.

Row 11: sl1, k5, yo, k2, CDD, k2, yo, k6.

How to: Move stitch from peg 9 to peg 10. Move stitch from peg 11 to peg 10. Three stitches are on peg 10. Move stitch from peg 8 to 9, from peg 7 to 8. Move stitch from peg 12 to 11, from peg 13 to 12. Pegs 7 and 13 are empty. Now that the stitches have been moved, you are ready to work the row as instructed.

Row 12: sl1, p to the end of the row.

Row 13: sl1, k6, yo, k1, CDD, k1, yo, k7.Anchors Away small

How to: Move stitch from peg 9 to peg 10. Move stitch from peg 11 to peg 10. Three stitches are on peg 10. Move stitch from peg 8 to 9. Move stitch from peg 12 to 11. Pegs 8 and 12 are empty. Now that the stitches have been moved, you are ready to work the row as instructed.

Row 14: sl1, p to the end of the row.

Row 15: sl1, k7, yo, CDD, yo, k8.

How to: Move stitch from peg 9 to peg 10. Move stitch from peg 11 to peg 10. Three stitches are on peg 10. Pegs 9 and 11 are empty. Now that the stitches have been moved, you are ready to work the row as instructed.

Row 16: sl1, p to the end of the row.*

Repeat from * to *: 5 more times

Place these 19 sts onto one of the double pointed needles, cut yarn leaving a 20 inch yarn tail.

Once both halves of the headband are completed, use the kitchener stitch to join both sides together at the center.

Option: If you prefer not to do a kitchener stitch, bind off the 19 stitches after completing each half. Once completed, use the mattress stitch to join both halves together.

FINISHING

Thread tapestry needle with yarn, at the center point where the two halves were joined, gather it into three small folds, using the tapestry needle, sew the pleat down.

Button loop-using crochet hook and one of the beginning yarn tails, single crochet along the triangle  until you reach the pointed edge, chain 4 at the point to create the button loop, then continue single crochet along to the end of the triangle point.

Button—on the opposite side, at the point, secure a small decorative button.

Block to open up the eyelets in the lace.

 

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Lulu HeadbandGreen Headband2blog

A lovely and easy headband that displays a center gathered with icords.

Knitting Loom: Sock Loom 2, 12 pegs used.

Yarn:  Approx 60 yds of worsted weight yarn cotton. Sample used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Green Tea Heather.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook size H.

Other: 2 small buttons

Size: 2.25” wide x 17” long

Gauge: 9 sts x 18 rows= 2 inches

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

BO=Bind off

Rem=remainGreen Headband3blog

Cont=continue

Sl=slip. Skip peg with yarn behind the peg

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 12 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: sl1, k to the end of row.

Row 2: sl1, p to the end of row.

Row 3: sl1, k to the end of row.

Row 4: sl1, p to the end of row.

Row 5: sl1, k to the end of the row.

Row 6: sl1, p1, k8, p2.

Rep Rows 5 and 6: until you reach Row 60.

From this point on, we will be working on two pegs at a time to create the icords for the center.

Icord 1: Over the first two pegs (pegs 1 and 2), work a 2 st icord that is 35 rows long. Cut yarn and join yarn at peg 3.

Icord 2: Work a 2 st icord over peg 3 and 4 that is 35 rows long. Cut yarn and join yarn at peg 5.

Icord 3: Work a 2 st icord over peg 5 and 6 that is 35 rows long. Cut yarn and join yarn at peg 7.

Icord 4: Work a 2 st icord over peg 7 and 8 that is 35 rows long. Cut yarn and join yarn at peg 9.

Icord 5: Work a 2 st icord over peg 9 and 10 that is 35 rows long. Cut yarn and join yarn at peg 11.

Icord 6: Work a 2 st icord over peg 11 and 12 that is 35 rows long. Cut yarn and join yarn at peg 1.

With yarn back at peg 1, we are ready to begin working over all 12 sts again.

Next row (over all 12 pegs): sl1, k to the end of the row.

Next row: sl1, p1, k8, p2

Rep last two rows 25 more times (a total of 52 rows).

Next row: sl1, k to the end of the row.

Next row: sl1, p to the end of the row.

Next row: sl1, k to the end of the row.

Next row: sl1, p to the end of the row.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Leave a 20 inch yarn tail for the button loops.

Button Loops

Using the crochet hook and the yarn tail from the BO edge, single crochet 3sts, work 4 chains, single crochet 2 sts, work 4 chains, single crochet 3sts. Bind off.

On the cast on edge, secure two buttons so they line up with the button loops

FINISHING

Weave in all the yarn tail ends from the icords.

Block lightly.

Gently gather all 6 icords at the center. Using tapestry needle and yarn, secure all 6 icords together at the center. Weave ends in.

Optional: add a decorative bead to the center of the headband.

 

8 Comments

  • In regards to the icords; how do you cut the yarn and then join with the next peg? Thanks!

  • I so love these, thanks for sharing.

  • Just cut the yarn leaving a 6 inch tail. Join to the next peg by making a slip knot and placing it on the peg.

  • Which knit stitch is being used in the Lulu Headband?

  • Can these be done on any of the knifty knitter looms???? thank you

  • The knit stitch (opposite of a purl stitch).

  • If they have small gauge enough, such as the AiO knitting loom.

  • […] Loom Knit Anchor Headband Pattern […]

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