Dec 18, 2013

Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup

mklawrie_coffee_sleeve_authentic_knitting_board_tapestry

Weave a custom coffee sleeve!   Help the environment by saving on the paper ones AND show off your weaving know-how by learning to use small darts or short rows to curve the fabric as you weave it. Complicated looking, but simple to execute.

Knitting Loom
28” Knitting Loom with Peg Extenders

Yarn
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn about 25 yds in main color, and 9 yds in contrasting color.

Tools
knitting tool, tapestry needle, scissors, ruler, a fork.

Other Supplies
Postcard or similar size piece of cardstock, a 3″ x 4″ piece of cardboard,  permanent marker.

Finished Length
2.5″ x about 9.5″

Weaving Technique
Tapestry (weft faced, no warp shows)

Terminology
Warp – the vertical lines of yarn you weave in an out of on the loom.
Weft  – the horizontal line of yarn that you weave in and out of the warp.
1. Add the loom extenders
Place one extender at one end of the loom and add the second extender in the third hole of the board.

2. Warp up the loom
With the contrasting color tie the yarn securely to a peg toward the middle of one of the extenders. Run the yarn to the peg exactly opposite on the other extender. Continue until you have 12 lines of warp. Tie the yarn securely to the last peg you’ve warped and cut.

3. Prepare the yarn
Working with the main color yarn, wind two layers of yarn around the shorter side of cardboard, then turn the cardboard and wind two layers of yarn around the longer side. Continue in this manner until all the yarn is on the cardboard.

4. Prepare to weave
Weave in your postcard or cardstock into the warp by weaving over the first warp yarn and under the next. Continue in this same pattern until you reach the last yarn. The cardstock acts as a header and will provide you the space you need later to be able to weave in the warp yarns as you finish off the project. Weave the second piece of cardstock into the warp in the same way, weaving over the first warp yarn and under the next. Use the permanent marker to mark the width of the warp yarns on the footer cardstock.

mklawrie_coffee_sleeve_authentic_knitting_board_tapestry   mklawrie_coffee_sleeve_authentic_knitting_board_tapestry

5. Begin weaving
Use the end of the fork to weave under the first warp yarn and over the next, continue in this pattern until you have woven the end of the fork through all the warp yarns, use your left hand to lift up all the warp yarns on top of the fork. With your right hand pass the yarn wound piece of cardboard through, leave a 4″ tail. Weave the tail into the middle of the warp, letting it dangling off of the back. You will weave it in later when you finish off the project.

mklawrie_coffee_sleeve_authentic_knitting_board_tapestry    mklawrie_coffee_sleeve_authentic_knitting_board_tapestry

For the second pass, use your right hand to turn the footer cardstock slightly, lifting the warp yarns, insert the fork to hold the bottom warp yarns down. With your left hand, pass the yarn wound piece of cardboard through. Rows will alternate between these two positions. Use the fork tines to push the weft down against the card as you proceed. The fabric will become dense and only the weft will show. The warp will become completely covered. Use the markings on the footer cardstock to make sure you aren’t pulling the weft threads too tight, and that the woven fabric is about the same width. Weave a total of 60 weft rows in the main color, ending with the yarn on your right. Do not cut the yarn.

6. Weave the contrast color wedge
Thread the contrast color yarn onto the tapestry needle.  Weave under, then over, the  6 left most warp yarns. Pull the contrast color yarn until you have a 3” tail. Leave the tail to dangle off the back. Keeping in pattern of weaving over your unders and under your overs, weave 4 rows over the 4 left most warp yarns. Then weave one more row over the 6 left most yarns.  (See the photo for reference.)  Cut the contrast color yarn leaving a 2” tail.

mklawrie_coffee_sleeve_authentic_knitting_board_tapestry   mklawrie_coffee_sleeve_authentic_knitting_board_tapestry

Repeat steps 5 and 6 three more times. Next, weave two more rows in the main color yarn. Cut the yarn, leaving a 5” tail.  Use the tapestry needle to weave the end in half way, and let the rest of the tail dangle off the back.

mklawrie_coffee_sleeve_9   mklawrie_coffee_sleeve_authentic_knitting_board_tapestry

7. Weave in your ends
Flip your loom over, use the tapestry needle to weave the ends dangling off the back along side the warp yarns. Your woven fabric should be well packed down, and should have a slight curve to it. The outside curve should measure about 9.75”, and the inside curve about 8.75”.

8. Taking it off of the loom
With your knitting tool, lift the warp off of the pegs. Untie the knots you made at the beginning. Gently remove the cardstock. Cut the warp yarns even leaving approximately a length of 4”. Fold the cut warp yarns over to the front of the piece.  Bring the two ends together, and knot top two warp yarns securely together, then drop them to the back side (inside the sleeve.)  Continue until all of the warp yarns have been tied together.  Turn the sleeve inside out.  Use the tapestry needle to weave the ends in under the weft yarn, alongside the warp yarns, as you did before.  Turn the sleeve inside out again, and you are done.

Mary K. Lawrie is a vegan artist and crafter. She gets really excited about eco-crafts and recycled materials. 

Leave a comment

     share this post: Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on Delicious Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on Digg Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on Facebook Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on Google+ Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on LinkedIn Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on Pinterest Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on reddit Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on StumbleUpon Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on Twitter Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on Email Share 'Weave a Sleeve for Your Coffee Cup' on Print Friendly
Dec 17, 2013

Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown

We have had a few inquiries about the Storybrook Cloche. I decided to provide you with a breakdown of the rows. I hope it helps the process a little bit.

I am tackling the highlighted rows

 

storybrook cloche instructions2

Row 2

  • Move loops from pegs as follows:

- from 5 to 6
- from 4 to 5
- from 3 to 4
- from 2 to 3
- from 1 to 2

  • Ewrap peg 1
  • Knit pegs 1, 2, 3
  • Skip peg 4 with yarn behind peg
  • Knit peg 6 (treat both loops as one)
  • Move loop from 6 to 5
  • Lift bottom loop off from peg 5
  • Move loops as follows:

-From peg 7 to 6
-From peg 8 to 7
-From peg 9 to 8

  • Peg 9 is empty. YO on peg 9 (ewrap)
  • Knit peg 10

Row 4

  • Knit peg 1
  • Ewrap peg 1
  • Knit pegs 2 and 3
  • Skip peg 4 with yarn behind peg.
  • Move loop from peg 5 to 6.
  • Knit peg 6 (treat both loops as one)
  • Move loop from 4 to 5
  • Move loop from 6 to 5
  • Lift bottom most loop off peg 5
  • Move loop from peg 3 to 4
  • Move loop from peg 2 to 3
  • YO on peg 2 (ewrap)
  • Knit peg 7 and then move it to peg 6.
  • YO on peg 7 (ewrap)
  • Knit peg 8 and 9
  • Purl peg 10

Row 6

  • Knit peg 1, 2, 3
  • Move loop from peg 5 to 6
  • Move loop from peg 4 to 5
  • YO on peg 4 (ewrap)
  • Skip peg 5 with yarn behind peg
  • Knit peg 6 (treat both loops as one)
  • Move loop from peg 6 to 5
  • Lift bottom most loop off peg 5
  • YO  on peg 6 (ewrap)
  • Knit pegs 7, 8, 9, purl peg 10

 

2 Comments

  • Thank you for posting this. This pattern has raised a lot of questions. Would you be so kind to post a break down for the Brilynn Cowl too? Would love to make it! Thank you.

  • Yay! I’m trying to make the Peaks Fingerless Mitts from the Sock Loom Projects book and I couldn’t find other instructions for the Peaks pattern. Sounds like this pattern is similar, at least to help me with some of the stitches.

    :-)

Leave a comment

     share this post: Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on Delicious Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on Digg Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on Facebook Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on Google+ Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on LinkedIn Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on Pinterest Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on reddit Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on StumbleUpon Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on Twitter Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on Email Share 'Storybrook Cloche Stitch breakdown' on Print Friendly
Dec 13, 2013

Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl

Isela models Faux Cowl

Video one shows Rows 1-3.

Video 2 shows Row 4.

Leave a comment

     share this post: Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on Delicious Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on Digg Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on Facebook Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on Google+ Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on LinkedIn Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on Pinterest Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on reddit Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on StumbleUpon Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on Twitter Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on Email Share 'Loom Knitting Videos for the Faux Woven Cowl' on Print Friendly
Dec 12, 2013

Faux Woven Cowl

Faux Woven Cowl 1

 

Faux Woven Cowl

The faux woven cowl gives the illusion of a woven project but it is all in the cabling technique. I first spotted a project at my knitting store with this awesome design, right away, I wanted to knit one of my very own, so I came home and sat down to figure it out. The use of the elongated stitches allows us to be able to do cables that are wider than four stitches. The cowl uses six stitches but using the same technique you can use up to eight stitches.

Pattern Information

Loom: All-n-One Knitting Loom

Yarn: 130 yards of super bulky yarn. Grand Rapide was used in sample (1 skein). Faux Woven Cowl Long

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

YO=yarn over (ewrap the peg)

C6F=Cable involving six stitches, leans to the left.
Step 1: Leave the stitches from pegs 1, 2, 3 on the loom, take working yarn behind these three skipped pegs.
Step 2: Knit pegs 4, 5 and 6 (be sure to elongate the stitches prior to knitting them). Place these three stitches on a cable needle.
Step 3: Take yarn to the front of peg 1, knit peg 1, peg 2 and peg 3 (be sure to elongate the stitches prior to knitting them).
Step 4: Move the stitches just knitted on Step 3 to the following pegs: From peg 3 to peg 6, from peg 2 to peg 5, from peg 1 to peg 4.
Step 5: Place the stitches from cable needle on pegs 3, 2, and 1.

C6B=Cable involving six stitches, leans to the right.
Step 1: Place stitches from pegs 1, 2 and 3 onto cable needle (be sure to elongate these stitches prior to transferring them onto cable needle), drop the cable needle towards the back (center of the knitting loom).
Step 2: Take yarn to the front of peg 4. Knit peg 4 and move it to empty peg 1.
Step 3: Take yarn to the front of peg 5. Knit peg 5 and move it to empty peg 2.
Step 4: Take yarn to the front of peg 6. Knit peg 6 and move it to empty peg 3.
Step 5: Place stitches from cable needle back on the loom, on pegs 4, 5, and 6.
Step 6: Knit pegs 4, 5, 6.

Pattern Notes
Two pegs are used as one on the knitting loom to facilitate the use of super bulky yarn
E-wrap pegs to create an elongated stitch. Drop the extra wrap before crossing the stitches.
Cast on from right to left so first row is from left to right.
Use the yarn over cast on.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 24 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.
Row 1: *K1, YO 1 (on same peg); rep from * to last peg.
Row 2: Prior to cabling, drop the YO to elongate the stitches. K3, *C6F; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: *K1, YO 1 (on same peg); rep from * to last peg.
Row 4: Prior to cabling, drop the YO to elongate the stitches. *C6B; rep from * to end.

Repeat last 4 rows until piece measures approx 48 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off  with basic bind off method.

Mattress stitch bind off edge to cast on edge.

 

 

6 Comments

  • This looks amazing. Is it difficult?

  • Very easy. Follow our video and you will be on your way to having your very own.

  • Mine turned out amazing!! The inside isn’t so pretty, but the outside is perfect!

  • To difficult for me. I looked the video, looks very difficult.

  • Love this scarf. I don’t see a link to the video, though. Is there still a video available?

  • The videos are on our next blog post http://knittingboardchat.com/blog/index.php/archives/1618

Leave a comment

     share this post: Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on Delicious Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on Digg Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on Facebook Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on Google+ Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on LinkedIn Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on Pinterest Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on reddit Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on StumbleUpon Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on Twitter Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on Email Share 'Faux Woven Cowl' on Print Friendly
Dec 3, 2013

28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!

MKLawrie-Eyeglass-Case-1-All-in-One-Knitting-Board

This cute eyeglass case will keep your eyeglasses safe from scratches.  Make one for the purse and another for the
car.  The case also makes a great gift!

Skill Level
Intermediate

Knitting Loom:
28″ Knitting Loom with Peg Extenders

Yarn:
Lion Brand Recycled Cotton in Seagrass, Lion Brand Recycled Cotton in Marine

Tools
knit hook, size E crochet hook, tapestry needle, large button.

Finished Size
3.5” by 6.25”

1. Assemble the loom. Attach the loom extenders one section apart.

MKLawrie-Eyeglass-Case-All-in-One-Loom-3    MKLawrie-Eyeglass-Case-All-in-One-Loom-4

2. Warp the loom. Holding two strands of the marine recycled cotton yarn together, tie the yarn to a corner peg. Wrap the yarn around the next peg to one side of the corner peg, then around the next peg on the other side of the corner peg. Continue to work back and forth, wrapping the yarn around every peg. Tie the yarn to the last peg and cut leaving a 5″ tail.

3. Begin weaving. Turn the loom. Holding two strands of yarn together, one strand in Marine Recycled Cotton and one of each color, tie the yarn to the corner peg. Use a crochet hook or the knit hook to weave under then over the warp. Repeat the process, this time weaving over the strands you went under, then under the strands you went over. Continue until all of the pegs have been filled. Leave a long tail, cut the yarn, and tie it to the corner peg.

MKLawrie-Eyeglass-Case-All-in-One-Loom-6    MKLawrie-Eyeglass-Case-All-in-One-Loom-7

4. Taking it off of the loom. Using a single strand of Seagrass Recycled Cotton yarn, make a slip knot and place it on your crochet hook. Start at a corner peg, and work across the longer side first. Use the crochet hook to lift the weft off the peg, and onto the crochet hook. Yarn over the hook and pull through all the loops on the hook. There should now be one loop of yarn on the crochet hook and one peg bound off. Lengthen the loop on the crochet hook slightly, then bind off the the next peg in the same manner. Continue until all the pegs have been bound off and the woven piece has been removed from the pegs. Leave the loop of yarn on the crochet hook. Do not cut the yarn.

5. Add a button loop. Insert the crochet hook into the center of the first bound off stitch, yarn over and pull the loop through. Flip the work over to the back side, and work across the shorter side that you just bound off. Insert your hook between the next two bound off stitches, under the two threads. (See photo.) Yarn over the hook and pull through, yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook; one single crochet stitch created. Repeat until you have created 8 single crochet stitches. Yarn over pull through; one chain stitch created. Make chain stitches until it is about twice the width of your button. Continue making single crochet stitches as you were before until you reach the corner. Cut and knot the yarn. Weave in all your yarn ends.

6. Seam the edges. Flip the fabric back over and fold the bottom half up 3.25” to create the body of the eyeglass case. Using the bind off stitches as a guide, sew up both sides of the eyeglass case with a tapestry needle and a single strand of yarn. Cut and knot the yarn. Weave in your ends.

7. Sew on the button. Use a single strand of yarn and the tapestry needle to sew on the button. Knot the yarn on the back side to secure, and weave in the ends.

MKLawrie-Eyeglass-Case-All-in-One Knitting Board

Mary K. Lawrie is a vegan artist and crafter. She gets really excited about eco-crafts and recycled materials. 

Leave a comment

     share this post: Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on Delicious Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on Digg Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on Facebook Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on Google+ Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on LinkedIn Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on Pinterest Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on reddit Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on StumbleUpon Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on Twitter Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on Add to Bookmarks Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on Email Share '28″ Knitting Board…Diagonal Weave Eyeglass Case!' on Print Friendly
Nov 20, 2013

Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom

UrbanCowl cropped
The Urban Cowl is one of ultimate favorite items to wear. It not only looks good with almost every piece of clothing, but it can also be knit in one afternoon. I wanted to make another one on Saturday and I wanted to use my All-n-One loom. So I sat down and realized that I could use 2 pegs as one to create a “bigger” stitch for my Malabrigo Rasta yarn.

The picture shown uses almost 2 skeins of Malabrigo Rasta, it goes around the neck twice. If you prefer, you can use 1 skein for a one loop cowl.

Warm, fast and easy were priority for this knit. I needed something that would look chunky and fashionable, something I could wear with my jeans, something that screamed urban style.

PATTERNUrbanCowl2

Knitting Loom
All-n-One loom, 30 pegs. You will use 2 pegs as 1.

Yarn
140 yds of Super Bulky weight wool yarn. Sample was knit using Malabrigo Rasta, 1.5 skeins.

Notions
Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge
Not important for this project

Abbreviations
k: knit stitch
p: Purl stitch
rep: Repeat
st: Stitch

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 15 stitches

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

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

Repeat Row 1 and Row 2: until item measures 48 inches.
Bind off with basic bind off method.

Finishing
Seam bind off edge to cast on edge using mattress stitch.

To wear: wrap twice around neckline, or just wear it as a long scarf.

9 Comments

  • Yay! Thank you, thank you!!

  • Welcome :). The video is processing…according to YouTube 5 more minutes. :)

  • Thank you Isela! You are so awesome!

  • Thanks Isela. Love the colors on this one. Great video. :) Happy Thanksgiving All!!!!!

  • I would love to make something in between the urban cowl and summer elegance. I want to use thin yarn (something like a fake fur or eyelash type) with lots of space between the stitches. I have something I bought that is like the urban cowl but is 18′ wide so it is very stretchy and can be shaped different ways. Can you suggest a pattern that I could adjust. The one I have is is knitted like a scarf with the end on one sewn to the side of the end of the other. Would love suggestions!

    I don’t want it to be warm, just to dress up a plain top. Thanks for any help!

  • Thank you so much. Great looking cowl!
    Cheers

  • Thanks for showing this. I never thought of using two pegs for one stitch…what a wonderful idea.
    Love the yarn you used…the texture of your finished product…the way you can see every stitch so well when t is done this way!
    Thank you again.

  • I love this. It is very simple. Thanks for sharing.

  • Wonderful video, very well explained. Thank you for simplifying this for me.Can’t wait to get started.

Leave a comment

     share this post: Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on Delicious Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on Digg Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on Facebook Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on Google+ Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on LinkedIn Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on Pinterest Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on reddit Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on StumbleUpon Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on Twitter Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on Email Share 'Urban Cowl on the All-n-One Loom' on Print Friendly

RSS Feed      


 take our button!

Join the Mailing List

How many pegs?

Categories

Blog Archives