Apr 10, 2014

Shrug for Special Occasions

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Easter dresses are almost always too light weight for this time of year, but who can resist them, especially after the loooong winter we’ve jus had?  This quick to make shrug is designed to give you just enough warmth without stealing the show from your fab new Easter outfit for prom dress.   The size is a regular small.  But easy to adjust to your size!  Simply run a tape measure from the front of your shoulder under your armpit across your back under your othe armpit and up to the top of the front of your other shoulder.  The shrug is knit as a scarf (yep that easy) and then manipulated and stitched together to form the shrug.  It’s done in a basic rib cable.

Your will need:

Knitting Board with 22+ pegs

knitting hook

186 bulky yarn ( I sues 2 skeins of DeborahNevilles Serenity which has a sprinkle of sequins for more glamor).

N- cochet hook

seam pins


tape measure

painter’s tape


Basic Rib



Cast on 22 stitches with your yarn.

Work Row 1 in Ribbed stitch.

Mark with tape where cables will be worked. this makes it easy to keep cabling in the same spot. I started with from the left and  crossed acable in font using the firs two ribs, I did another front-crossed cable every two ribs over from the last two I just crossed.

Coninue  knitting in the rib pattern.

every 8th row, work another set of cables.

For this shrug I knit a 60″ Long scarf and ended with a rib row. I wanted it to be a snug fit  Pin these edges to the side of the scarf. Use the tail to sew together these edges. YO will end up with an 8″ neckline and approximately a 7″ arm hole.



Bring the lower corners up to he 4″ marked seam pins.  HINT:   if you can’ imagine how his can possibly work, take a long rectangular scarf and old it as directed to see it before you begin working.



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Apr 4, 2014

Chunky necklace

Necklace Green

A wonderfully quick project to add an extra touch to your wardrobe. Worked with ruffle style yarn to provide quick thick stitches.

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: Knitting loom with at least 12 pegs. Sample was knit on small 32 peg loom from the Loom Knitting Basics Kit

Yarn: 1 skein of ruffle style yarn. Sample used Flora Rozetti in Green Meadow (green sample) and Stormy (dark gray sample). Rosette-worsted weight yarn in color of choice and a crochet hook size I.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: not relevant for this project

AbbreviationsNecklace Green 2


sl=slip–skip peg with yarn behind the peg


Pattern notes

Use three pegs as 1 peg.



Cast on 4 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: Sl 1, k to the end.

Repeat Row 1 until only 10 inches remain of yarn.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Join bind off edge to cast on edge by mattress stitch.

Weave ends in.

ROSETTE (Sample shown on green necklace)Necklace Black

Rosette was crochet.

Leave a 12 inch length of yarn for sewing. Chain 60.

Row 1 (Wrong side): Dc 60 across.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, (6 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 10

times, finish off leaving a 5″ length for weaving ends.

Thread the tapestry needle with yarn from the beginning end. Roll the rose, petal by petal. Form it with your hands. Once the rose is to your desired specifications, sew the rose securely with the yarn coming from the beginning tail.

Sew the rose at the mattress stitch seam point of the necklace.


  • Please explain the m1l increase from 60to80 that is for the slouchy hat on the cover of your all in one book. An answer would be nice! That hat and scarf combo was the reason I bought the book. I know how to do the m1l just not from 60to80. Please e-mail me back!

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

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Mar 29, 2014

Chevron Hat

Chevron Hat Magic

Back in the fall, I started seeing all these cute scarves and skirts with chevron designs and I was in love with every single one of them, since then, I have been wanting to design a hat and cowl with the chevron design. Finally, on a Sunday afternoon, I had a chance to sit down with some graph paper and color the chevron design. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.  The design uses only color changes, no decreases or increases for the design.

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: All-n-One knitting loom

Yarn: Approx 120 yards of worsted weight yarn. Cascade 220 was used in sample in White and Mint (less then 1 skein each color).

Notions: knitting tool, row counter (optional)

Gauge: 11 sts x 17 rows= 2″.
Please note how tight my gauge was with this yarn, if you do not obtain this gauge with your swatch, your hat may come out bigger/smaller than mine. Please check your gauge before starting this project.

AbbreviationsChevron 4 small

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch



MC=Main color (Mint)

CC=Contrasting color (white)

Pattern notes

Reading a chart: Read a chart from the bottom up and from right to left. Each cell represents a stitch.

Tips: Carry the unused color loosely at the back of the work. Do not pull too tight on these floats as this will make the work “pucker”. Nice and loose and it should provide with a nice stitch pattern. It is imperative to always reach for the colors in the same manner. For example, I always reached for the CC through the bottom of the MC, and I always reached for the MC over the CC. Steam blocking helps set the stitch pattern and take away some of the puckering.


INSTRUCTIONSChevron Hat Design

Using MC, cast on 102 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1-8: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 9-13: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 14-21: Follow Chevron Chart.

Rep Rnds 14-21: 2 more times. Cut CC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.

Cont with MC.

Next 20 rounds: k to the end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method.

Weave ends in. Steam block.

Chevron hat





  • Isela, I love this hat, and I can wait to make one for my boy.

    By the way, I would like to ask something that is not exactly related to this hat. I bought 2 of your books; one for making socks, and I can make anything because of the loom that you used. I haven’t been able to find that loom, but I have the All-in-one.

    Do you think some day you will be able to tell us how to make all of those beautiful socks using the All-in-one loom?

    Thanks a lot!

  • Soon enough, I think we will have access to a loom that we can use all those patterns :).

  • Isela, now, I know what you meant… I just bought the Sock Loom EFG by AKB… I can’t wit to receive it, and start making my socks!


  • Isela, I bought also the new Hat Loom 4 in 1… but i have a question. Your pattern says that I need 102 stitches using the AIO, which spacing between pegs is 3/8″, and the new Hat Loom could be use too with that spacing… But it has just 84 pegs in order to make the biggest size! (23″ circumference).

    What should I do?
    How does the new Hat Loom work?
    Is it going to be too small?

  • Ruth,
    The chevron hat is a special case, as well as any other that has stranded colorwork. The colorwork pulls the knitting in and this requires us to knit the item a little larger than regularly. Also, the yarn that I used for this pattern is a little thinner than worsted weight yarn.

  • :). I am glad that everything worked out :)

  • I just looked at the pattern again, the stitch pattern is a multiple of 6. You can try the pattern as is, the stitch repeat works perfectly with the 84 pegs; it may end up a little smaller than the slouchy version I have on the blog. It may end up a little snug.

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Mar 21, 2014

Pom Pom Striped Hat

Striped Hat Nyah

A crazy funky hat to bring some pizzaz in to your day. Simple stockinette and giant pom pom at the top make this hat a hit with any kiddo out there.


Knitting loom: All-n-One Knitting Loom

Yarn:  About 150 yards of worsted weight yarn. Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) in Magenta and Chartreuse was used in sample (1 skein of each color).

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 10 sts x 17 rows= 2″


k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch



MC=Main color–magenta

CC=Contrasting color–chartreuse

INSTRUCTIONSPom Pom Striped Hat Back 2

Using MC, cast on 80 sts, join to work in the round.

*Rnd 1-Rnd 8: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Cut MC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join CC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.

Rnd 9: p to the end of rnd.

Rnd 10-Rnd 17: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 18: p to the end of rnd. Cut CC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join MC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.

Rep from Rnd 9 to Rnd 18, using MC.*

Rep from * to *: 2 more times.

Remove with gather bind off method.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Pom Pom

Cut two cardboard circles about 5 inches in diameter. Using both yarns, wrap the yarn around the cardboard. You want a big and fluffy pom pom, so wrap about 200 times around the cardboard. Here is a quick video that I created a few years ago on creating pom poms.


Attach pom pom to the top of the hat. Voila!!! It is done!


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Mar 14, 2014

Downtowner Hat & Scarf Set

Downtowner Hat and Scarf

Trending colors with sparkly sequins will have you looking great this season and keep you warm as well.  Just a little bit floppy shape to our big hat but the most basic and simple knitting techniques are needed.  Nice wide scarf will add the sparkle all around your face, but scrunch up thin for classic look. Looks great with basic black!  Hat is knit in (2) pieces and sewn together. You will love this pretty set.

Knitting Loom:  All-n-One Loom set up for double knit with 1cm spacing for hat, 2cm spacing for scarf.

Stitches:  Stockinette and Rib

Yarn:  Premier Deborah Norville Jeweltones #2 yarn, 57% acrylic, 40% wool, 3% sequins was used.  Hand wash and lay flat to dry.  99 yds per skein, 5 skeins for both scarf and hat.  Color used-GEODE

Notions:  knit hook, darning needle, crochet hook size 4 or 5mm

Gauge:  Hat–6 sts and 10 rows =2 inches in stockinette.  Scarf–not important

Size:  Hat fits average adult size.  Scarf is 10 X 68 inches



Set up loom with spacers at 2cm spacing in double knit.

Cast on 24 stitches in stockinette.  Lay anchor yarn over first row of weaving.

Work in stockinette stitch until scarf is desired length.  For our sample, this was aprox 132 rows.  When you need to add a new skein of yarn, tie on between the rows of pegs, very securely with 2” tails.  Lay the yarn tails between the boards.

Bind off of loom and at anchor yarn with 2 loop crochet method for stretchy edges.

Note:  when doing the hook-over for each row, be sure to work from left side of knit to center and then from right side to center.  Always vary the center point per row.  This will maintain even edges.


Hat is knit from crown to brim in 2 pieces and sewn with 2 seams.   After cast on, lay anchor yarn of thick strong yarn in similar color as it will stay in hat for closing in the crown.

Cast on 30 stitches in stockinette st.  Lay anchor yarn.  Work in stockinettes st for 30 rows.  Change to Rib stitch and work an additional 20 rows.  Bind off of loom.  (Knit 2 of this piece)


Use invisible stitch to sew the side seams of (2) pieces together so that the anchor yarns are both at same end and you have a circular piece.  Tie anchor yarns together and gently pull thru the cast on sts so that both knitted pieces are on the same anchor yarn.  Pull anchor yarn so that the top of hat is closed.  Tie securely, trim yarn and pull yarn tails into inside of hat.  Trim excess anchor yarn tails.

The opposite end with rib stitch is your brim.  You will roll the brim under so that the hat is desired depth.  Sew the edge of brim in place with similar color yarn.  (no sequins).  The rib stitch will allow the brim to flare out and create a classy effect.  Tuck in any yarn tails remaining.  Your sparkly hat and scarf are ready to wear and wrap you in classy comfort.

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  • I’m going to try these out. Just started loom knitting and looking for patterns to learn more.

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Mar 7, 2014

Stony Cliffs Cowl

Stonycliffs 1

This beautiful cowl received its name from the contrast of the grey color yarn against the aran tone, my son saw it and right away he said it reminded him of high mountain tops touching the clouds.  The two colors are joined as you are knitting, picking up the new color and dropping the old color; the yarns are carried along through out the work. The pattern uses seed stitch and two cables along each side. The pattern is worked with bulky weight yarn on the All-n-One knitting loom, using the technique of 2 pegs as 1.

Knitting loom: All-n-One Knitting loom (62 pegs used in total, read the Pattern Notes below).

Yarn: 200 grams bulky weight yarn. Sample used Patons Classic Wool Bulky in Aran and medium Grey Heather, 1 skein each.

Notions: knitting tool, cable needle, tapestry needle.

Other: 3, 1” buttons (optional).

Gauge: 6 sts x 8.5 rows= 2″ in seed stitch and blocked.

Size: 26″ x 9″

AbbreviationsStonycliffs 2

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

C4F=Cable involving 4 stitches; cable leans to the left.
How to: Skip peg 1 and 2 with yarn towards the back of the peg. Knit peg 3 and 4. Place stitches from pegs 3 and 4 on cable needle. Take yarn to the front of peg 1. Knit peg 1, then knit peg 2. Place stitch from peg 1 on peg 3, from peg 2 to peg 4. Place stitches that are on the cable needle on the empty pegs 1 and 2.

C4B=Cable involving 4 stitches; cable leans to the right.
How to: Place stitches from pegs 1 and 2 onto cable needle. Place cable needle to the center of the loom. Knit pegs 3 and 4. Move stitch from peg 3 to peg 1, from peg 4 to peg 2. Place stitches from cable needle onto pegs 3 and 4. Knit pegs 3 and 4.

MC=Main color–Aran

CC=Contrasting color—Grey

PU=Pick Up—the process of picking up the other yarn. Reach over the previous color, so the two colors overlap. (See last picture to see how the colors carry up on the wrong side of the work).

Pattern Notes
This cowl uses the technique of using 2 pegs as one peg, thus allowing us to use Bulky weight yarn on the knitting loom.


With MC, cast on 16 sts, join CC, cast on 15 sts; prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: With CC, Sl1, k7, [p1, k1] 3x, p1, PU MC, [k1, p1] 4x, k8.

Row 2: With MC,  Sl1, p1, k4, p2, [k1, p1] 4x, PU CC, [k1, p1] 3x, k1, p2, k4, p2.

Row 3: As Row 1

Row 4: As Row 2

Row 5: With CC, Sl1, k1, C4B, k2, [p1, k1] 3x, p1, PU MC, [k1, p1] 4x, k2, C4F, k2.

Repeat Rows 2-5: 26 more times. (27 total cables on each side).

Rep Row 2.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Stonycliffs 4

Mattress stitch seam cast on edge to bind off edge. Use the same color as the side that you are joining to make the seam invisible.

Optional: Add 3 buttons to the side of the seam for decoration purposes.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.


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  • Love it! Thank you for providing great patterns. :)

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