Jul 12, 2014

Beach Drawstring Backpack

Beach Bag2

Carry all your beach accessories in this fun, light weight, and airy cotton backpack, towel, goggles, sunscreen, all fit in this lightweight bag.

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: All-n-One Knitting loom, 102 pegs used.

Yarn:  Approx 340 yds of worsted weight yarn cotton. Sample used Sugar ‘N Cream Stripes in Tie Dye Stripes (3 balls).

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: 12” wide x 16” tall

Gauge: 9 sts x 15 rows= 2 inches

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

Rnd(s)=round(s)

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.

INSTRUCTIONS

Leave a 20 inch yarn tail, cast on 102 sts, join to work in the round.

**Rnd 1-12: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13: p to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14: *yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 15: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 16: *k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 17: k to the end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 14-17: 2 more times

Next rnd: p to the end of rnd. **

Rep from ** to ** 2 more times.

Next 12 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: p to the end of rnd.

From this point forward, work in a flat panel from peg 1 to peg 51 to create the drawstring opening on one side.

Next 4 rows: k to the end of row.

Next row: p to the end of row.

Next 4 rows: k to the end of row.

Bind off these 51 sts with basic bind off method, leave a 20 inch yarn tail to use for seaming. Using the yarn tail, thread the tapestry needle, fold the flat panel, using the purl row as the midpoint to fold down.

Join yarn to peg 52, from this point forward, work in a flat panel from peg 52 to peg 102 to create the second drawstring opening.

Next 4 rows: k to the end of row.

Next row: p to the end of row.

Next 4 rows: k to the end of row.

Bind off these 51 sts with basic bind off method, leave a 20 inch yarn tail to use for seaming. Using the yarn tail, thread the tapestry needle, fold the flat panel, using the purl row as the midpoint to fold down.

Close the bottom of the bag (the cast on edge) using the method of choice to provide a flat seam. Sample used the mattress stitch.

HANDLES
(make 2)

Cut 9 pieces of yarn that measure 80 inches long. Group the 9 strands into three groups of three; braid them together. Make a knot at the ends.

LOOPS
(make 2)

Cast on 3 sts, work an icord over these 3 sts that is five rows in length. Bind off.

ASSEMBLY

Icords are used to hold the drawstrings in place. Seam each icord, horizontally, approximately 1 inch from the side edge and 1 inch from the bottom.

Use the drawing below to thread the drawstrings through the top of the bag. You will pull one drawstring at a time, each drawstring will go through both openings of the bag. Set your bag down on a flat area, the part closest to your body is side B, the part resting on the flat area is side B. Entering on the right side, pass one drawstring through side A, then pass it through side B, both tails of the drawstring should be on the right side. Make a knot at the end of the drawstring.  Second drawstring, enter through the left side, pass the drawstring through side A, then pass it through side B, both tails of the drawstring should be on the left side. Make a knot at the end of the drawstring.

DRAWSTRING drawstring backpack

 

 

Drawstring Beach Bag

 

Steam block the bag to open up the eyelets in the lace section.

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Lace row breakdown of: yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo

The above takes place over 3 pegs, numbered 1 to 3, from right to left as pictured below.

 3 pegs

Step 1: Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3.

Step 2: Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2.

Step 3: Ewrap peg 1.

Step 4: Take working yarn to the front of peg 3. Knit peg 3, treating both loops on the peg as one loop.

Step 5: Move loop from peg 3 to peg 2.

Step 6: Lift bottommost loop from peg 2, up and off the peg.

Step 7: Ewrap peg 3.

Note: On the following row/round after doing the yarn overs (ewraps), when you reach the peg with the ewrap, undo the ewrap and lay the strand of yarn in front of the peg, then knit the peg.

8 Comments

  • What is psso? It does not explain that in the abbreviations.

  • Sorry this is off the beaten path but are there any patterns for children mittens on the sock loom 2? I would love to make some for winter for charities. Sue Kreitzer

  • Hello so in reading the pattern, the knits are the alternate to the purl and not a ewrap. Am I right?

  • correct

  • As of right now, we don’t have any children mitt patterns. We will work on that for the upcoming winter. Thank you for the suggestion.

  • Pass over the skipped stitch

  • Eu gostaria de te pedir uma grande gentileza. Quando vc postar algo,tipo esta bolsa,que vc postar o grafico como fazer a bolsa,coloque tb um desenho de como vc faz este trabalho no tear Eh muito legal,vc compartilhar o grafico pra quem quiser falzer igual,mas e quem nao conhece os pontos e muito menos,sabe interpretar o graficos,como que faz ??? Eh o meu caso. Quero comecar a fazer o tear,mas so encontro a foto da peca pronta,seguida,somente de graficos e nada do modo como fazer. Esta esta sendo minha grande. Faz isso por quem ainda nao sabe,por favor. Obrigado.

  • Lynn, in the Lace stitch breakdown, all the way at the end of the pattern, I show you how to do the psso.

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Jun 27, 2014

Summer Footies

Summer footies 1

A fun pair of footies to wear during the summer months, knit with worsted weight cotton yarn and a lovely open lace pattern.

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2 by Authentic Knitting Board, 36 pegs used.

Yarn:  Approx 125 yds of worsted weight yarn cotton. Sample used Sugar ‘N Cream in Over the Rainbow.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: US Women’s 6-7 (7-8, 8-9). Sample shown in size 6-7

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

Rnd(s)=round(s)

BO=Bind off

Cont=continue

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/purl the stitch, undo the ewrap and lay the yarn flat in front of the peg.

w&t=wrap and turn. The process of wrapping the stitch and turning to work in the opposite direction. Lift the stitch/loop off the peg, wrap the peg so that the yarn goes around the peg and ends towards the front of the peg—if working in a clockwise direction around the loom, wrap the peg counterclockwise; if working in a clockwise direction around the loom, wrap the peg clockwise.

INSTRUCTIONSSummer Footies 2

CUFF

Cast on 36 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 7-10: k to the end of the rnd.

HEEL

Start Short Row Heel—worked in short-rows over the first 18 pegs.

Row 1: k17, w&t at peg 18.

Row 2: k16, w&t at peg 1.

Row 3: k15, w&t at peg 17.

Row 4: K14, w&t at peg 2.

Row 5: K13, w&t at peg 16.

Row 6: k12, w&t at peg 3.

Row 7: k11, w&t at peg 15.

Row 8: k10, w&t at peg 4.

Row 9: k9, w&t at peg 14.

Row 10: k8, w&t at peg 5

Center 8 pegs of the 18 heel stitches are without a wrap. Continue with second part of heel.

Row 11: k9, (lift all the loops on the last pegs as one loop), w&t peg 15 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 12: k10, w&t peg 4 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 13: k11, w&t peg 16 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 14: k12, w&t peg 3 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 15: k13, w&t peg 17 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 16: k14, w&t peg 2 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 17: k15, w&t peg 18 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 18: k16, w&t peg 1 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

End of Heel Instruction

SOLE AND INSTEP

Continue working in the round the sole and instep instructions. Sole constitute the first 18 stitches, instep the remainder 18 stitches.

*Rnd 1 and 2: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 3: k18,  [k2tog]3x, [yo, k1]6x, [k2tog]3x.

Rnd 4: k18, p18.*

Rep instructions from * to *: 8 (9, 10) more times.

Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

TOE

Follow same instructions as for HEEL

Once heel instructions have been completed, transfer the stitches as follows onto two double pointed needles:

Stitches 1-18 on one double pointed needle.

Stitches 19-36 on second double pointed needle.

Use the kitchener stitch to seam the toe are close.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

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14 Comments

  • Hi Isela,

    How do I get a print out of this pattern so I can make these cute footies? I’ve made lots of socks since I first made your loom along sock pattern in May of 2012. Thanks for your great patterns and your help!

    Mary

  • I have finished the footies, with the exception of the toes. HELP! I have watched videos on how to do the kitchener stitch, but the loomed ones all show the round loom. Is there a video or an explanation for how to do this? I love this pattern!!

  • Is this just one piece of worsted yarn for the slippers

  • Yep.

  • http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/FEATtheresasum04.html This is better than video, step by step photos.

  • Hmm, you could copy the entire post to a Word document and then print it–highlight the entire post, right click and click on copy; open a Word document, click on paste. I think that should work.

  • These are adorable. Thank you for the pattern. You gave the number of cast on stitches for size 6-7 but not for the other sizes. Please be kind enough to post how many stitches to cast on for the other size. Thank you very much. I love this knitting board. I used to make socks using dp needles. What a pain they were but this board is so much easier. I take it with me wherever I go.

  • Can you please show what type of Knitting Board you are using for this pattern. That way I can see if I have it or not. Also it would be great if you can make a video.

    thanks,

  • It is the same number of pegs. The lace is very expandable and thus the peg count works.

  • What pattern is this in respect to? Thanks Julieta.

  • Ok, I saw what post it came from. It is done on the Sock loom 2. http://www.knittingboard.com/product_p/sockloom_2.htm. The breakdown of the lace portion is posted in the pattern, it is very simple to follow along. Right now, we don’t have a video planned but we will put it in our to-do list. Thank you.

  • How do you do the kitchener and the u – stitch? I can’t seem to find anything on how to do these

  • Thanks for telling me how to print the footie pattern. I just saw the newest hat and sock looms yesterday. Awesome! I’m getting them next week. Is there a book planned for the efg loom?

  • If you have MS Office installed, you have a program called Microsoft XPS Document Writer. Just right click on the article, go down to click on print, and save as an XPS document. I look at print preview first so I don’t copy umpteen number of comments. Give it a name, and you can view this with the XPS reader, just by clicking on the file.

    But if no office software, you have wordpad on your computer. Just copy what you want and paste it in there. Hold down the left button and run across the text you want to copy and right click to paste. Picture, you just right click, copy, then paste where you want the picture to appear in your document.

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Jun 21, 2014

‘Tilly’ Knit Doll

tilly2cropEveryone loves knit dolls and this little girl will win your heart.  Tilly measures a full 16”+ tall and is made on the little Tadpole Knitting Board.  Have  fun making new clothes for her.  You can make the entire family with just a change of facial expressions, hair style, and clothing.

Loom:  Tadpole Knitting Board with 16+ pins working in double knit.

Yarn:  Body of doll is worked with Premier Deborah Norville’s  Serenity Chunky in Oatmeal Heather.  (1.5) skeins. This is a chunky yarn and will produce a tight knit.  Clothing and embroidery colors and yarns will be mentioned in each section. Hair will use 1 skein of yarn of choice.

Stitches:  Stockinette

Notions Needed:  Knit hook, crochet hook size 4, large sewing needle, measure tape, and small bag of poly-fil (4 oz) for body of doll.

Finished Size:  Doll is 16.5” tall.  She can wear purchased clothing for an 18”and NB.

Gauge of doll body:  3 sts and 4 rows=1 inch of knit

Instructions:  You will knit (2) body sections, (2) arm sections, (2) foot sections.

Body of Doll:  Cast on (8) stitches in basic stockinette stitch in center of loom so that there are (4) empty pins on each end of loom.  Lay strong anchor yarn of same color.  You are starting at top of head.

Work (1) row in stockinette.

Increase row: Lift loop #1 to outside of loom onto empty pin.  Do this to both boards and at both ends.  Use previous stitch from pin #3 and place onto pin # 2.  You now have all pins covered once more. Weave over all pins in stockinette.  Hook over.

You now have (10) stitphoto 113ches on each board.

Work (1) row in stockinette.

Repeat these 2 rows, increase row and the regular row, until you have all (16) pins covered, ending with a regular row.

Work (3) additional regular rows in stockinette.

Decrease row:  Lift loop from 2nd peg onto pin #3 creating open pin.  Move 1st loop onto pin #2.  You now have open pin at front of loom.  Do this to both ends and both boards.  Your 2nd pins will have (2) loops.  Weave all stitches and hook over, being  sure to pick up both lower loops from pins #2.

Work (1) regular row in photo 114stockinette stitch.

Repeat these (2) rows until you have (10) stitches remaining on the loom.  End with a regular row.  You are at the neck of the doll.

Repeat the process of the (2) rows, increase row and regular row, until you once again have all (16) pins covered.  Continue working in stockinette stitch for additional (12) rows.

Legs of Doll:

The legs are knit by working the first (8) stitches with one yarn, and the second (8) stitches with a different skein of yarn.

Tie on a 2nd skein of yarn (may be a partial skein) at center of knitting by tying yarn onto previous row.  Work by weaving the first set of pins, lay yarn down.  Pick up 2nd yarn and weave second set of pins.  Hook over all pins of both sections.  Work (8) complete rows on both sections.

Do one decrease row on each section at both ends.  Work row.  (this is knee area)photo 3

Work one regular row.

Next row, increase on each outside edge only.  Work row.

Work (11) additional rows on these stitches.

Decrease (1) stitch each end, both boards.  Work row.

Work (1) regular row.  Bind Off of loom on both sections.

Leave anchor yarn in head piece as it will be used when finishing.  Trim and pull in all yarn tails with crochet hook.  Set aside.

Repeat Body of Doll for back piece.  They are the same.

Arms of Doll:  

Cast On (8) stitches.  Lay anchor yarn of any yarn.  It will stay in the arm, but will not be seen.

Work (10) rows in stockinette.

Decrease (1) stitch each end, both boards.

Work (10) rows in stockinette.

Increase (1) stitch at beginning of next row.  At opposite end of row, decrease (1) stitch.

Bind Off, ending at increase edge.  Allow the knot, at end of bind off, to pull the increase stitch up and out forming a thumb.

Repeat for 2nd arm of doll.  Trim and pull in all yarn tails with crochet hook.  Set aside.

Feet:    Knit (2)

Cast On (14) stitches.  Lay anchor yarn of matching yarn.

Work in stockinette stitch for (5) rows.

Bind Off.  Do not remove the anchor yarn.  Trim and pull in all yarn tails with crochet hook.  Set aside.

Face of Doll:  Now, here’s where you can be creative.  She/he can be smiling, sad, stoic, or funny.  Decide what color eyes to have, and red or pink mouth, and how big the nose should be?  Once you have an idea of how your doll will look, choose the location on one face piece and mark each with a piece of yarn, or needle or knitting needle.  You will need to have about 5-6 yds of each color.  For our doll, we used 2 shades of blue for the eyes outlined in black with black eyelashes.  For the mouth, a simple smile in bright red.  The nose is the main yarn.  Our face was all done with easy, simple line stitches.  The yarn was Loops and Threads craft cord, but embroidery thread will work fine.

Once the face is complete, set the parts aside.  You are ready to start sewing the parts together.

Sewing and Finishing:  When you stitch pieces together, use the invisible stitch to draw the seams together.  Work with the large darning needle and matching yarn.  See photos of sewing below.

Arms:  Fold the arms over lengthwise.  The thumbs should both face up.  Start sewing at anchor yarn edge and work towards the hand.  When you get to wrist point, knot the yarn, wrap the yarn around the wrist and knot again.  Pull needle into knit and cut the yarn tail.   The arm should naturally bend slightly at elbow.  You can just tie the ends of anchor yarn together loosely and tuck into arm.   Only the top of the arm will be stuffed, but this will be done later.  Lay the arms aside and sew the body of doll.

Lay the (2) body pieces together, matching all joints/shapes.  Secure each leg at opening and top of legs at inseam with large stitch (this will be removed, but holds the pieces in place).  Now sew the inseam of both legs leaving the bottom of leg open for feet to be attached.  Start at inside seam of leg1 at foot and continue around to end at inside seam of other leg2 at foot.  Knot to secure.

You will now sephoto 442w each side seam of doll securing the front to back.  Work from outside at foot up to where the arms will be placed.  You want to leave aprox 2” opening  for each arm.  Leave sewing yarn attached.  Use a small piece of yarn to tack front to back at neck.

Place one arm into opening.  Be sure to note how the hand is turned.  Continue sewing, working around one side of body and one side of arm.  When sewing, pick up the inner cross stitch in the body and the cast on stitches of the arm or the next row in.  The anchor yarn will not show, but allows the opening to stay flexible.  Once you have sewn all around the arm, continue sewing again until you arrive at the neck.  Remove the tack stitch and sew the neck.

 

 

photo 444Stop here and stuff enough poly-fil into body to create the thickness desired.  From the bottom of each leg, push small amount of poly-fil into each leg until you have the desired thickness.  If you want a small amount of poly-fil in the upper arms, stuff this as you work on the body area.

Once you have the shape desired for the legs and body, you are ready to sew the 2 sides of head together.

Continue sewing both sides of doll from neck to top of head until you get to the cast on stitches.  Knot yarn but keep attached.  Use this opening to stuff the head.  If you want more definition between the body and head, tie a piece of matching yarn snugly around neck before stuffing  head.  Stuff the head completely and firmly, shaping the face, as you work.  Once it is firm, you are ready to close the top of head.  Use both anchor yarns from front and back pieces.  Pull them firmly and knot at both sides.  Trim and tuck the yarn tails into head.  Use one of the sewing yarns that are still attached to each side of head, to complete the opening by sewing the stitches together.  Tie sewing yarns together for a secure knot, trim, and tuck ends into head with crochet hook.  Use crochet hook (back end) to rearrange any stuffing that seems to need adjustment.

 

photo 21Feet:  Make sure the legs are as thick as desired before adding the feet.  Each foot should be sewn at bottom of foot.  You will be sewing a bind off edge, so just weave the sewing yarn thru the edge of the stitches alternating sides and pull snug.   The top of the foot has the anchor yarn which will help to make it the correct size to match opening of leg.  The foot should be longer than the leg so that it extends out to front of doll and this creates the foot.  No stuffing is needed unless you like fat feet.

Stitch around the edge of leg opening to make it slightly smaller than the fullness of the leg.  Use this sewing yarn (16”) to attach the leg opening to top edge of foot.  Tie ends of anchor yarn together and tuck in any yarn tails into foot before sewing to leg.  Take a bite from leg and pick up stitch from top of foot going around the entire leg.  Then work the 2 sides of the top of foot to close it in.  Secure with knot and pull all yarn tails into foot.

Hair:  This is the fun part and something that determines the look of your doll, so think about the hair-do that you like before starting.  Choose a yarn for this.  It can be fuzzy, silkie, chunky, or very fine.  Do you want it so that a young girl can change the look, or locked in curls, or straight for making into pony tails and braids?  Our doll has a basic style, and lots of it, so that you can see hphoto 41ow to add it to her head.

We are using Harmony Iron Stone, 100% wool, one skein of 109 yds.  It is color 13059 Burnt Red.

Cut 16” pieces using entire skein of yarn.  You can use less to give a different look.  The fat head look of Tilly involves the entire scalp with hair strands attached.  They are placed onto the stitches of the scalp just like one would attach fringe to the end of a scarf.  Slip crochet hook thru the stitch.  Fold the yarn strand in half and place the fold onto hook.  Pull the loop thru the stitch and then the strands thru the loop, and pull securely.  Do the hair line first.  Start with hairline at forehead, down to where ears would be.  Move back a row, now do the hairline around neck to other side of head.  This should give you one line of strands across face, and another curved line around back of head.   Now fill in for the thickness you desire and complete the hair attachment.

 

Tuck in any yarn tail remaining.  Tilly now has body, arms, legs, feet, face, and hair.  She is ready for some fun clothing.  We will create a basic little sundress.  Add some booties and a sweater plus a little jewelry and she will be ready to run out and play.

Sundress:  (Knit in one piece)

Yarn used is Vanna’s Glamour.  ½ skein was used. Any DK or worsted weight yarn will work. Stitches used are Stockinette and Open Rib.  Knit in one piece in double knit on the Tadpole loom.

Cast on all 16 stitches in Stockinette.  Lay anchor yarn of same yarn aprox 20” long.

Work in stockinette for (8) rows.  Change to Open Rib and work (3) rows.

Change to stockinette and work (5) rows.  Change to Open Rib and work (3) rows.

Change to stockinette and work (4) rows.  Change to Open Rib and work (3) rows.

Change to stockinette and work (2) rows.

Dec (1) stitch each end.  Bind Off center (6) stitches.  You now have (8) stitches one the loom;  (4) at each end.  Tie on new yarn at 2nd set of (4) stitches.

Work on both sections in stockinette until the dress straps measure 3.5”.

Work with original yarn across all (14) stitches.  Lay anchor yarn across the center (6) new stitches.

Next row, inc (1) stitch at each end of loom so that you now have the full (16) stitches on the loom, and you are working the full board with one working yarn.  Cut and knot the 2nd working yarn.

Repeat the dress front so that the back of the dress is the same:  (3) rows of open braid, (4) rows of stockinette, (3) rows of open braid, (5) rows of stockinette, (3) rows of open braid, and (8) rows of stockinete.

Now, you need to add the anchor yarn to stitches on loom so that the hem of the dress is same as the front.  Work with darning needle and matching yarn aprox 16” long.  Use the needle to pick up the loops from the loom, one loop at a time, alternating from back board to front.  Allow the loops to be transferred from the loom to the anchor yarn.

Once all the loops are on the anchor yarn, you are ready to sew the dress.  This can be done on or off the doll.  We found it easier to sew the dress after the neckline was placed over her head.  Pin in place.  Tie the anchor yarns together to connect the dress front to the dress back.  Make this very loose so that the hemline flares out.  Cut and trim, and tuck ends into dress.  Sew up the side seams to arm opening.  Lace ribbon or yarn thru the lower open braid stitches for a hipline accent.  Tie and allow the ends to form tassels.  We used Patons Metallic Green for the accent.  Approx 3 yds required for 4 strand belt.

Sock booties for Tilly were purchased in NB baby store.  Pattern for Tilly’s sweater coat will be coming in future Newsletter offerings.  Beads, bows and bracelets are made with misc craft items.  Be creative, and have fun knitting your knit doll.

2 Comments

  • Beautiful knitter doll. Going to put it on my to-do list.

  • Thank you for the tadpole pattern! I hope we see more patterns for this nice little board!

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Jun 14, 2014

Market Bag

Farmers Market BagA super expandable bag to carry all the goodness from the Farmers Market back home. The perfect part of this bag is that the bottom of the bag is worked completely in stockinette stitch to prevent the small items from falling through the bottom of the bag; the open eyelets of the bag’s body allows the fruits and veggies plenty of air.

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: All-n-One Knitting loom, 104 pegs used.

Yarn:  Approx 300 yds of worsted weight yarn cotton. Sample used Sugar ‘N Cream Stripes in Mod Stripes.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: One size.

AbbreviationsMarket Bag 4

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

Rnd(s)=round(s)

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.

INSTRUCTIONSMarket Bag 2

Cast on 104 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1, 3, 5: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 2, 4, 6: p to the end of rnd.

Next round: k to the end of round.

Next round: *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round.

Rep last two rounds until bag measures approx 16 inches from cast on edge (2 skeins of yarn would have been used at this point).

Next round: p to the end of round.

Next 15 rounds: k to the end of round.

Next round: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of round. (52 sts rem). Tip: Transfer the stitches to a piece of scrap yarn, reset the knitting loom to the new peg number (52) then put the stitches back on.

Next round: k to the end of round.

Next round: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of round (26 sts rem).

Next round: k to the end of round.

Bind off with gather removal method—be careful, cotton yarn breaks, tug gently as you cinch the bottom of the bag. Weave ends in.

Handle

Leave a 10 inch yarn tail at beginning of slip knot, cast on 6sts, prepare to work a flat panel

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

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

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until handle measures 20 inches.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Leave a 10 inch yarn tail.

Using yarn tails from the handle, mattress stitch the handle to the bag. Weave ends in.

 

 

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  • I am using the Tadpole and do not understand how to get started. I have the Kb A fine gauge knitting board and want to make a Bear. Can anyone help me get started?

  • Love this , but how big is it. ? can it be made larger? :)

  • It is about 22 inches long and width, it expands quite a bit.

  • Any tips on the k2tog? The stiches seem really tight especially when moving the left stich to the right peg.

  • When I do my k2tog, I am usually working from right to left (clockwise on the knitting loom), therefore, I move my right stitch to the left, then I knit the peg. My only suggestion is to work the previous row loosely.

  • When you have the line
    Next round: *yo, k2tog; rep from * to the end of round.
    Does this mean that the 1st peg should be yo’ed and the next peg should be k2tog, or does that mean to do these two things to each peg? I really want to make this bag for my sisters wedding present and need to know the answer as soon as possible. Thank you.

  • Yes. Move stitch from the first peg to the second peg, ewrap first peg, then knit peg 2; repeat the process all around.

  • Thank you, Isela, I actually watched a YouTube video last night and figured it out, I was anxious to get started last night, but now I might pull all the rows out and start over, because I do not have the AIO loom so I have been improvising with the MS loom and the configuration seems too tight on the ends to really make work, so going to try to make the loom an oval and see if that works better. Next question though, have you worked with the MS loom, would you suggest I use the bigger pegs and space them out more? Any suggestions on this?

  • Somehow I don’t believe this only takes 300 yards of yarn to complete, since I have already used 300 yards of yarn and only have 7 inches of the bag done. Maybe I am being too tight, but seriously, just brought another 300 yards to finish.

  • I only used 3 skeins for the body and a little bit more of a 4th skein for the handle, each skein is about 95 yds.

  • This is very interesting. Maybe the difference has to do with adaptation, of using the MS loom as opposed to the AIO loom, because when I started I didn’t have the AIO loom. Maybe the gauging is different by that much. I am using the Sugar n’ Cream 95 yard skeins of yarn, it has just taken me a lot more yarn to complete. It looks really cool though so far though. I really like it, just that didn’t anticipate would take this much yarn so didn’t buy enough of same dye lot yarn so now having to weave the brighter and different dye lot stuff into the project. I will post a picture when I am done of what mine looks like, and maybe you can tell me the difference between the two. Thank you for your help.

  • Ok, I think I figured out the difference, I am making stitches that are or probably were a lot tighter than yours are for the bag, I just added in the other dye lot and I thought I cut enough of original dye lot to complete the two rounds to complete the stitch and the yarn only made it half way around for first round of the stitch.

  • That is very interesting. Are you using the same number of pegs? I will inquire to have the bag weighed and redo the math, but I know that I only purchased that many skeins (from the receipt I have).

  • Here are some pictures of what my project looks like at this point. I am using the MS loom and not the AIO loom that you do for this project, but that shouldn’t make that much difference, I think the gauge is very close if not the same as each other. I did have to add 4 pegs to make the configuration work better, but that doesn’t seem that it would make that big a difference either, not of like 300 yards of yarn to make the same bag. Ok so I can’t seem to post pictures here. Maybe I will try to send the pictures to you through Facebook, just so you know they are coming.

  • Ok, Isela, I figured out with the help of some people from Facebook looming groups, a second pair of eyes, what happened, and why I was using so much more yarn than you, the two rows that make up the 16 inches, I was doing them backwards, I was doing the k2tog 1st, and the knit row last, and not doing the yarn over part at all. That was what was making mine tighter and taking so much yarn. Thanks for your help though, and sorry for any problem…

  • Oh, I see! Yeah, that will use it more yarn. I am so glad you figured it out. I wish the comments could upload pictures, it would make it easier to see.

  • And now, you have an original bag!!! :)

  • That is right!!! When I am done, I will have an original bag, and I think that is kind of cool… Thanks to you though in a lot of ways, because I did look at your pattern and miss read it, if it weren’t for me finding your pattern and thinking it was cool, and then reading it backward, I wouldn’t have created this original pattern… Thanks again…

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Jun 7, 2014

Father’s Day Tie

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The most thoughtful gifts are those that come from the heart, those that we take the time to put our love into them, this Father’s Day, knit Dad a tie in his favorite color.  

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2 or All-n-One knitting loom (the pattern uses 13 pegs)

Yarn:  Approx 100 yds of worsted weight yarn in cotton blend. Sample used Knit Picks Comfy in Worsted, color Planetarium.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 10 sts x 19 rows= 2 inches in seed stitch.

Size: Approx—60 inches long by 2.5 inches (at widest point).

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

BO=Bind off

Rem=remain

Cont=continue

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M1=Make one—to create an increase in the knitting. Reach for the bar between the two stitches, twist the bar, place the bar on the empty peg thus creating an extra stitch. Note: you will need to move the stitches outwards to create the empty peg needed for the increase; move the stitches first, then create the increase with the M1 method.

CDD=central double decrease, knit three stitches together. Move stitch from the peg on the left to the center peg, move the stitch from the peg on the right to the center peg.  Work/knit all loops as one loop. In this pattern—move all the other stitches inwards so there are no empty pegs.

Pattern note: we recommend using a cotton base yarn so the tie has little elasticity, so it is easier to tie the knot and slide the knot up and down. The seed stitch used throughout the tie, keeps the tie from rolling up. 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 7 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until it measures 18 inches from cast on edge.

Next row is a decrease row to create the thinner part of the tie that goes around the neck.

Next row: k1, p1, CDD, p1, k1 (5 sts rem).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep last two rows, for 10 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to begin the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, m1, p1, m1, p1, k1 (7 sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep last two rows for 4 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to continue the wider part of the tie.Tie2

Next row: k1, p1, k1, m1, p1, m1, k1, p1, k1 (9sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep last two rows for 6 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to continue the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, k1, p1, m1, k1, m1, p1, k1, p1, k1.  (11sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat last 2 rows for 8 inches.

On the next clockwise row, create an increase row to continue the wider part of the tie.

Next row: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, m1, p1, m1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.   (13sts on the loom).

Next row: *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.Tie4

Next row: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat last 2 rows for 14 inches.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

 

 

 

 

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May 30, 2014

Summer Wrap/ Scarf

Lace_wrapcropThis summer fashion wrap can also be worn as a traditional scarf.  We use fun lightweight yarns and unique stitch variations.  Each design is simply a different yarn and stitch weave pattern.  You can make several of them to wear over sundresses, and t-shirts and shorts.

 Loom:  10” Knitting Board, with 22 stitches for double knit.  Set spacers at mid width or ¾” between boards.

 Yarn:  Any #2 or 3 yarn of acrylic or cotton/acrylic blend.  Our sample is knit with Bernat Baby Coordinates of acrylic/rayon/nylon, machine wash and dry.  (1) skein, 388 yds.  Color is Soft Grey.

 Notions Needed:  Loom, yarn, knit hook, crochet hook #4-4.5.

 Finished Size:  9” X 60” approximately

 Gauge:  Not noted

 Stitch Pattern:

 1-Open the pins-starting at first pin on top board, lift loop 1 onto pin 2.  Lift loop 3 onto pin 4.  Lift loop 5 onto pin 6 and continue across all 22 pins so that every other pin is empty. 

 2-Turn the board around, and open the pins for these 22 pins.  Be sure to start at this first pin also.  Both sides of loom have every other pin empty and off-set from the 2 sides.

 

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3-Work across all pins in stockinette weave, so that all pins are wrapped again. 

 

4-Hook over only the pins with the 3 loops lifting 2 loops over and leaving just one loop on the pins.  Do nothing to the pins with just one loop.

 

 

Instructions:

 Cast On all 22 stitches in basic stockinette stitch.  Lay anchor yarn of contrasting color yarn.

summershawl2Remember when hooking over the loops to work from L to R to approximate center.  Then work from R to L back to center.  Do same thing to other side of board.  This will keep the side edges even.

 Work the Stitch Pattern, steps 1-4 until the scarf/wrap is as long as desired, or until you have used the entire ball of yarn.  Using the entire ball will result in length of 60-64” long piece.  Cut yarn with 3-4” tail.

 Bind Off of knitting board: Use crochet hook for bind off starting at end opposite the yarn tail.  Pick up loops 1 & 2 from top board and pull loop closest to hook thru the other.  With just one loop on crochet hook, pick up the first loop from front board.  Pull loop closest to hook thru the other.  Pick up next loop from front board and pull one thru the other.  Continue working the 2 loops from back board, and 2 loops from front board until just one loop remains on crochet hook.  Pull the yarn tail thru the last loop to form a knot.  With crochet hook, pull the yarn tail into the solid edge of the knit.

 

Bind Off at anchor yarn: Start at end opposite the yarn tail.  With crochet hook, pick up first 2 loops.  Pull loop closest to hook thru the other.  Pick up next loop and repeat across the stitches on the anchor yarn.  When only one loop remains on hook, pull yarn tail thru loop to form knot.  Tuck yarn tail into knit with hook.

Finishing:  Gently stretch the knit from long sides to open the knit.  Work down the piece, gently stretching the stitches open.  Your great summer accessory is ready to wear.  You may also want to add a decorative stick pin to secure the wrap, so it stays closed while sitting in your favorite restaurant.

 Fun variations:

This fishnet pattern makes a nice open, scrunchy scarf or wrap to wear any time of year.

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Yarn:  Loops and Threads Elegance, 100% acrylic, easy wash and air dry in 30 minutes.  (1) skein needed of 160 yds.  Color used is Poppy.

Stitch Pattern:

1-Open the pins-starting at first pin on top board, lift loop 1 onto pin no. two.Lift loop 3 onto pin 4.  Lift loop 5 onto pin 6 and continue across all 22 pins so that every other pin is empty. 

 

2-Do not turn the board around to work on front board.  Lift the 2nd loop and place onto 3rd pin.  Lift 4th loop and place onto 5th pin.  Continue across the 22 pins so that every other pin is empty.

 

summershawl53-Work across all pins in stockinette weave, so that all pins are wrapped again. 

 4-Hook over the pins with the 3 loops lifting 2 loops over and leaving just one loop on the pins.  If your pin has 2 loops, lift bottom over top.  Do nothing to the pins with just one loop.

 

Repeat steps 1-4 till wrap is as long as desired.

White with Silver Threads wrap is perfect with summer sun dresses as a shoulder wrap. 

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It also makes a great accessory worn with your red holiday sweaters later in the year.  You will get so much wear from this piece.  It knits up really quickly and is easy care.

 

Yarn:Patons Glam Stripes, 85% acrylic and 15% polyester, machine wash and air dry. (1) skein of 261 yds will do the piece nicely.  Color used is White Silver.  The metallic threads will give a slight stripe effect.  Very pretty. Finished size is approximately 8” X 68”.  No gauge noted.

Stitch Pattern:

1-This piece is worked entirely with the Open Braid stitch.  After cast on of the 22 stitches, lay anchor yarn.  Weave from top first pin to bottom 4th pin.  Continue across the loom weaving every other pin till you get to end.  Carry yarn straight across to back and weave back, wrapping all the pins that were skipped.

2-Hook over all pins on both sides of loom, bottom loop over top loop. Continue steps 1 and 2 until you have used the entire skein of yarn.  Bind off.

Summer wraps and scarves also make a great accent when worn around your hips over long cotton skirts.  Just have lots of fun with them.

 

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