Kaylinn Clutch by Isela Phelps
Knitting Loom: 52 peg small gauge knitting loom. All n One Loom by KnittingBoard.com
Yarn: Approx 80 yards of worsted weight yarn. Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend in Bakery Box White was used in sample
Notions: Tapestry needle, curved sewing needle, cable needle, clutch handles (7.5 inches in length).
Size: 7.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches in length.
CO 52 sts, prepare to work a flat panel. Written instructions below, chart instructions also included for all 52 sts.
R1 : p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1
R2 : p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1
R3: p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1
R4: p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1
R5: p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1
R6: p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1
R7: p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1
R8: p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1
R9: p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1
R10: p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1
R11: p1, k8, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k8, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k8, p1, 4-st LC, p1, k8, p1
R12: p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k8, p1
Rep R1-R12: 5 more times or until piece measures 11 inches from cast on edge or desired length.
BO, leave a 20 inch yarn tail.
Fold the panel in half. Using the yarn tail, mattress stitch seam along the sides, leaving a 1 inch opening at the top.
Thread the curved needle with yarn; sew the top edge of the panel onto the handle. Tip: Use a pointy object, like a pair of blunt scissors (kid’s scissors) to insert the knitted fabric’s edge inside the small metal lip of the clutch handle. Weave all ends in and steam block.
4-st LC=4 Stitch Left Cross Cable
Completed over 4 pegs, numbered 1-4 from right to left.
Step 1: Skip pegs 1 and 2.
Step 2: knit pegs 3 and 4.
Step 3: Place stitches from pegs 3 and 4 onto a cable needle and place the cable needle towards the center of the loom.
Step 4: Knit pegs 1 and 2.
Step 5: Move the stitches from pegs 1 and 2 as follows: loop from peg 2 onto peg 4, loop from peg 1 onto peg 3.
Step 6: Place the loops waiting on the cable needle onto pegs 1 and 2 (be sure that the loop that was on peg 4 originally ends on peg 2 and loop that was on peg 3 ends on peg 2).
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How are you all my dear loomies! Almost done with those mittens? Ready to tackle the thumb!
Here goes nothing. You have at this point lovely mitten with a big hole on one side. You have two options, leave it as a hole or knit a little more and have a complete mitten, hopefully you will choose the latter.
If you are ready to start with your thumb, then lets get started :).
Set your loom to a 18 peg configuration.
PU 7 sts from the stitch holder and place them on the loom.
PU 2 sts from the side of the thumb hole, PU 7 sts from the mitten (the 7 pegs that you casted on, place those loops on the pegs), PU 2 sts from the other side of the thumb hole. 18 sts on the loom.
Rnd 1-14: Join WY to first peg. k to the end of rnd.
Optional (if you want to taper the end of the thumb, if not, skip this round): Rnd 16: k8, k2tog, k8, k2tog.
Rnd 17-18: k
Now, you may be asking yourself how did she get the yarn to match. If you are using self-striping yarn, you are going to have to unravel the yarn until you get to the same spot of dye color as in your first mitten, the thumb was pure luck that I ended up with the same type of color change as the body of the mitten–the stars were aligned.
Have fun knitting your mitts!!!
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Get started this fall with a beautiful Double Knit Ribbed Shawl. Super easy to make on the 10″ or 28″ Knitting Board. It can be whipped up in couple days….AND oh soooo soft!!
Beautiful Shawl that is so super easy and quick to knit that it is sure to be a favorite wrap. Great starter project in double knit, and looks equally beautiful as a scarf. You can use your 10” or 28” knitting board for this one, and have it ready to wear to dinner tomorrow evening.
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun, Baroque in shades of purple, 8 skeins reserving 1 skein for the fringe. 98% Acrylic and 2% Polyester, 185 yd per skein (6 oz/169m)
Finished size: 26” X 72” including fringe– Width relaxes to 36” when draped.
Needed: Knitting Board (10″, or 28″. If using the 10″, you will make 2 pieces and sew together), knit hook, large darning needle, and crochet hook size 8.
Gauge: 2 sts=1” 4 rows=1”
Cast On 22 sts (10” KB) or 44 sts (28”KB) using a basic cast on (stockinette).
Work in Rib st until you piece is desired length (sample is aprox 54” before fringe). This will be aprox 216 rows knit in Rib stitch.
Bind Off in Rib stitch using the crochet hook by lifting 1 loop over 1 loop. This will maintain the nice stretchy edge to match the cast on edge.
If you are using the 10” Knitting Board, you will create a 2nd panel just like the first making sure to work the same amount of rows as the first panel. Lay the panels out on long table or clean floor, and match the long sides. Using a darning needle and single strand of yarn, sew the panels together with the invisible stitch. Do not pull too tight as you sew; you will want the knit to remain stretchy, so small stitches are best. Secure at both ends with a stitch leaving a long yarn tail that will blend with the fringe.
Did you save 1 skein of yarn for the fringe? You want to make this nice and thick so the shawl will drape nicely and give a full, luxurious effect.
Cut the yarn so that you have pieces aprox 19-20” long. You want to have a fringe piece for each edge stitch. So if your shawl is 44 sts wide, you should have at least 88 pieces cut for both ends. Fold each piece in center and place in one edge stitch starting from one side edge. Using crochet hook, pull the 2 ends of yarn thru the loop and pull snuggly. Always pull the loop into the stitch from same side of shawl. Work a few pieces and then, do some fringe at opposite edge working towards center. Continue adding the fringe until all 44 sts are complete. It is not necessary that they are all even in length. The variation adds to the charm of the shawl. Add fringe to opposite end of shawl and you are ready to emerge with your beautiful new wrap, or save it to place under the Christmas tree for your favorite relative or friend.
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Mittens and gloves are next in the list of my favorites, socks being the first ones. Mittens are just like socks, except you wear them on your hands :). They are small enough to carry around and yet you can use intricate designs on them to keep your mind excited.
Just like socks have the challenge of a heel, mittens and gloves have the challenge of a thumb! How do we create a thumb opening or the thumb for that matter. In the next two postings, I am going to show you how to create the opening for the thumb and then how to create the thumb for the mittens.
Yarn: Knit Picks Chroma, worsted (one of my favorite yarns!)
Notions: knitting tool, stitch holder, tapestry needle
Size: Adult women (small hands).
k=knit stitch or flat stitch
GBO=Gather Bind off
Rnd 1-14: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.
Rnd 15-33: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 34: Remove the first 7 sts to a stitch holder (see video). Cut yarn coming from the last peg, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join yarn to peg 8. K from peg 8 to the end of rnd.
Rnd 35: With yarn coming from the last peg (peg 32),CO 7 sts ( e-wrap the first 7 pegs (see video)), k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 36-72: k to the end of rnd.
Check back later in the week for how to do the thumb :)
Check out the video on creating the thumb opening.
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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.
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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