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E-we’s Cable Beanie Video

Well someone forgot how to upload videos…or things changed considerably since I last went to youtube. That took a bit longer than I thought it would…or maybe my internet is slower now.

I tried to record as many of the steps as possible for you. I recommend reading the instructions as well as watching the video. If you have any questions, drop them in the comments here. The video comments are off as I tend to forget that people can comment there and by the time I get around to seeing/responding to those comments, a year has passed.

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E-we’s Cable Beanie

Playing on the Flexee Loom

It has been a bit since I created much of anything on the knitting looms. To say that we (by “we”, I mean me and my royal mouse) have been in a looming slump is an understatement. I recently had to create a few videos demonstrating basic crown decreases on the new Flexee Looms, manufactured by KB Looms, and loom designed by my colleague Renita Harvey.

After creating those videos, I wanted to try one of the Flexee Looms with my beloved Malabrigo yarn. I went to work and the final product was this adorable little hat for my daughter. Truth: I thought it was going to fit an adult, but instead it fit my toddler. She has a noggin that is 19″ in circumference (which actually is the same size as my head, but I have been told I have a small noggin). Anyways, the Flexee Loom works wonderfully for creating cables. Snap the links, connect them in the new order, and voila the cable is created.

Disclaimer: Let me be open with you about my hardships connecting the links, I find it hard to re-connect the links when they have stitches on them. The space is limited between links when there is knitting already on the loom, and spreading the knit fabric sometimes gives me more difficulty than others. It has taken me quite a bit to get used to it. Have the links gotten looser, yes, but it is still hard for me to connect them. I have small hands (I guess they match my small noggin!), and connecting the pieces together is somewhat tough for me. If you do get the set of looms, I highly recommend playing with it before starting a project. Connect, and disconnect the links. You will find your groove after a bit, and after awhile the links start connecting a little easier.

Anyways, here is the pattern. I know that’s what you are all here for. I have become one of those blogs with the whole narrative before the recipe, ha!

Cable Beanie for E-we

Knitting Loom: Flexee Loom Chunky (48pegs, total of 24 links).

Yarn: Approximately 65 yards of chunky/bulky weight merino wool yarn. Sample was knit with Malabrigo Chunky in Paris Night. Highly recommend a yarn with inherent elasticity to facilitate the reordering of the stitches when creating the cable.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, row counter.

Optional: Pom pom.

Sizes: Small.

Abbreviations

k=knit stitch (I used the u-stitch on the sample).

p=purl stitch

rnd(s)=round(s)

st(s)=stitches

k2tog=knit two stitches together. Creates a decrease by 1 stitch.

p2tog=purl two stitches together. Creates a decrease by 1 stitch.

c4b=Cable 4 Back. Cable that takes place over 4 stitches/pegs, over 2 links. The cable slants to the right.

Set up of the Links: Link 1 is on the right, Link 2 is on the left.

Step 1: Disconnect Link 1 from its neighbor links to the right, and to the left.

Step 2: Set the disconnected Link 1 to the back (center of the loom).

Step 3: Connect Link 2 to the link located to the right. Knit both stitches on Link 2.

Step 4: Disconnect Link 2 from the link to its left.

Step 5: Connect Link 1 to Link 2; reconnect the link that was disconnected on Step 4.

Step 6: Knit the stitches on Link 1.

INSTRUCTIONS

Assemble knitting loom by connecting 24 links to work in the round.

Rnd 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 11-14: *k4, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 15: *c4b, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 11-15: until item measures approximately 7″ from cast on edge, end on a rnd 15 (a cable rnd).

Repeat Rnds 11-13.

Next rnd (decrease rnd): *k2tog, k2tog; p2; rep from * to end of rnd. (32 stitches remain).

Next rnd (decrease rnd): *k2tog, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (16 sts remain).

Next rnd (decrease rnd): *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts remain).

Bind off with gather removal method.

Weave in all ends. Block if necessary.

“Could this be done for adults?”
Definitely, you will need to add more links, how many more? Well that depends on the yarn weight you are using, if you are using the Chunky Malabrigo (weight 5) that I used in my sample, I would recommend about 60 pegs (30 links). If you want to use a super bulky yarn (weight 6), I would recommend about 54 pegs (27 links). The pattern should work about the same, including the decrease rounds (the stitches remaining will change).

Video has been added to aid you in creating this pattern.

Purl Stitch

Loom Knitting a Purl Stitch #loomknit #loomknitstitches #learntoloomknit #loomknittingbeginner

The purl stitch is one of the basic stitches to learn when loom knitting. The combination of the knit stitch and purl stitch can yield a plethora of beautiful designs. If you are barely learning to loom knit, I highly recommend getting acquainted with the Purl Stitch.

The purl stitch creates the small noose/bump like stitches on your knitted fabric.

Note: I already had a Purl stitch video, created back in 2011, technology has advanced just a tad and videos are a little clearer now, thus an update.

Loom Knit the Purl Stitch Instructions #loomknit #loomknitstitches #learntoloomknit #loomknittingbeginner

Just Peachy Baby Booties

Just Peachy Baby Booties #loomknit #loomknitting #loomknitforbabies #loomknittingpatterns #freeloomknitpattern

LOOM:  Baby-Knit Looms, Bootie Loom

YARN:  Approx 50 yds of worsted weight merino wool yarn. Red Heart Chic yarn in Mai Tai used in sample.

NOTIONS:  tapestry needle, row counter (optional), 2 stitch markers.

GAUGE: 11 sts and 16 rows = 2”

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

rnd(s)=round(s)

rep=repeat

approx=approximately

LC=Cable over 2 stitches, crosses left (see instructions below)

INSTRUCTIONS

Leg

Cast on 24 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-3: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *LC, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 1-4: 2 more times

Next 5 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Heel—follow Heel Instructions

Sole and Instep

Next rnd: k to end of rnd.

Rep last rnd until bootie measures approx 3-3.5″ from the back of heel.

Remove with Gather Bind Off method.

Weave ends in.

Note: these booties have a gathered bind off method. If you prefer to have a shaped toe, you can repeat the Heel instructions once the booties measure about 2 inches from the back of the heel. Then you will need to do a Kitchener stitch to seam the toes invisibly. The Simple Baby Booties demonstrate how to close the Kitchener stitch (video in my YouTube feed).

 

Left Cross (LC) Instructions

Step 1: Take working yarn behind peg 1 (you are skipping peg 1).

Step 2: Knit peg 2 and place stitch on cable needle and hold it to the center of the loom.

Step 3: Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2 (leaving peg 1 empty).

Step 4: Place stitch from cable needle on peg 1.

Step 5: Knit peg 2.

German Short-Row Instructions (24-peg loom—heel over 12 pegs). 

How-to short row: knit the peg, bring the working yarn from the back to the front of the peg, gently tug on the yarn and bring it to the adjacent peg to knit.  

Row 1: Knit from peg 1 to peg 12. Short-row on peg 12.

Row 2: Knit from peg 11 to peg 1. Short-row on peg 1.

Row 3: Knit from peg 2 to peg 11. Short-row on peg 11.

Row 4: Knit from peg 10 to peg 2. Short-row on peg 2.

Row 5: Knit from peg 3 to peg 10. Short-row on peg 10.

Row 6: Knit from peg 9 to peg 3. Short-row on peg 3.

Row 7: Knit from peg 4 to peg 9. Short-row on peg 9.

Row 8: Knit from peg 9 to peg 4. Short-row on peg 4.

Row 9: Knit from peg 5 to peg 10. Short-row on peg 10.

Row 10: Knit from peg 9 to peg 3. Short-row on peg 3.

Row 11: Knit from peg 4 to peg 11. Short-row on peg 11.

Row 12: Knit from peg 10 to peg 3. Short-row on peg 2.

Row 13: Knit from peg 3 to peg 11. Short-row on peg 12.

Row 14: Knit from peg 11 to peg 2. Short-row on peg 1.

Row 15: Knit from peg 2 to peg 12. Short-row on peg 13.

Row 16: Knit from peg 12 to peg 1. Short-row on peg 24.

You will have the short-row on pegs 13 and 24. When working this round on the next round, treat the stitches as normal.

Loom Knit Just Peachy Baby Booties #loomknit #loomknitting #loomknitsforbaby #loomknittingfreepatterns #loomknitbabybooties

Just Peachy Baby Hat

Loom Knit Just Peachy Baby Hat
Just Peachy Baby Hat with Video Tutorial

Last year, I shared the “Just Peachy Baby Hat” but at the time, due to grad school, I didn’t have time to create any tutorials for it. I finally had a chance to sit down and create one. I hope you find it useful.

LOOM: Baby Knit Loom (HAT LOOM) by KB Looms (56 peg small gauge)

YARN:  Approx 35g of worsted weight merino wool yarn. Red Heart Chic Sheep in Mai Tai was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle

GAUGE: 11 sts x 16 rows=2 inches

SIZE: Hat fits 0-3months

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rnd(s)=round(s)

LC: Cable over 2 stitches, crosses left (see instructions below)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 56 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 7-9: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 10: *LC, p2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnd 7-10 until item measures approx. 5.5 inches from cast on edge.

Next 6 rnds: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Remove item with modified gather bind off method (see below for this instructions).  Weave all end in. Block lightly.

Left Cross (LC) Instructions

Step 1: Take working yarn behind peg 1 (you are skipping peg 1).

Step 2: Knit peg 2 and place stitch on cable needle and hold it to the center of the loom.

Step 3: Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2 (leaving peg 1 empty).

Step 4: Place stitch from cable needle on peg 1.

Step 5: Knit peg 2.

Modified Gather Bind Off Method

Cut 2 pieces of yarn that are approximately 20-24 inches long.

Thread tapestry needle with one of the pieces of yarn. Remove all the purl stitches onto the piece of yarn.

Thread the second piece of yarn and remove all the knit stitches from the loom.

Locate the first piece of yarn and cinch the purl stitches tightly close.

Locate the second piece of scrap yarn and cinch it all the knit stitches.

Tightly weave all tail ends to the wrong side of the hat.

Loom Knit Textured Tie

Talk about being behind on projects! I have had this recorded for a bit but I couldn’t find the time to do the editing (the part that takes forever!). Here we go, hope you enjoy it. I am, at this very moment, traveling to go on vacation for a few days and I promised myself that I needed to have this pattern published before I left.

Pattern information:

Knitting loom: A small gauge knitting loom with at least 13 pegs (3/8″ gauge). Sample used the KB Baby Bootie from the Baby Set.

Yarn: Approx 50 grams of worsted weight merino wool. Sample used Red Heart Chic Sheep in Gray.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, measuring tape.

Gauge: 11 sts and 16 rows = 2” in stockinette

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch or u-stitch

p=purl stitch

k2tog=knit two stitches together to decrease

p2tog=purl two stitches together to decrease

st(s)=stitch(es)

Approx=approximate

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 13 stitches (from Left to Right).

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

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

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you reach approximately 21 inches from cast on edge.

Next row: k2tog, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last two pegs, k2tog. (11 stitches remain).

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

Repeat the last 2 rows, 1 more time. (9 stitches remain).

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

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

Repeat the last two rows until tie measures approximately 56-57 inches long.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave all yarn tail ends. Steam block.

Video: https://youtu.be/ICFa9fm7ySI

Loom Knit Windsor Tie

Loom Knit Windsor Smaller

I wanted to have this done last week but I got sick and all my plans went out the window. But, better late than never. I have included a video for your reference.

Pattern information:

Knitting loom: A small gauge knitting loom with at least 14 pegs (3/8″ gauge). Sample used the KB Baby Bootie from the Baby Set.

Yarn: Approx 50 grams of worsted weight merino wool. Sample used Red Heart Chic Sheep in Polo.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, measuring tape.

Gauge: 11 sts and 16 rows = 2” in stockinette

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch or u-stitch

p=purl stitch

k2tog=knit two stitches together to decrease

p2tog=purl two stitches together to decrease

st(s)=stitch(es)

Approx=approximate

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 14 stitches (from Left to Right).

Row 1: p to end of row.

Row 2: k to end of row.

Row 3: p to end of row.

Note: you will maintain a garter stitch edge on the first 2 stitches and last 2 stitches. Proceed as follows. These are the Stitch Pattern Rows (as referred on the video as the 10 stitch pattern rows).

Row 4 (Row 1 of Stitch Pattern): k2, *k4, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 5 (Row 2 of Stitch Pattern): p2, *k1, p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 6 (Row 3 of Stitch Pattern): k2, *k2, p1, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7 (Row 4 of Stitch Pattern): p2, *k3, p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 8 (Row 5 of Stitch Pattern): k2, *p1, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 9 (Row 6 of Stitch Pattern): p2, *p1, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 10 (Row 7 of Stitch Pattern): k2, *k3, p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 11 (Row 8 of Stitch Pattern): p2, *k2, p1, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 12 (Row 9 of Stitch Pattern): k2, *k1, p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 13 (Row 10 of Stitch Pattern): p2, *k4, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Repeat last 10 rows until item measures approx 21 inches from cast on edge.

Next row: k2tog, *k4, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. (13 sts remain on the loom). Have decreased the edge stitches from 2 down to 1 on one side.

Next row: p2tog, *k1, p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1. (12 sts remain on the loom). Have decreased the edge stitches from 2 down to 1. Both sides now match with only 1 edge stitch.

Next row: k1, *k2, p1, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.

Next row: p1, *k3, p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1.

Next row: k1, *p1, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.

Next row: p1, *p1, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1.

Next row: k1, *k3, p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.

Next row:p1, *k2, p1, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1.

Next row: k1, *k1, p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.

Next row: p1, *k4, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1.

Continue as follows:

Next row: k1, *k4, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.

Next row: p1, *k1, p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1.

Next row: k1, *k2, p1, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.

Next row: p1, *k3, p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1.

Next row: k1, *p1, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.

Next row: p1, *p1, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1.

Next row: k1, *k3, p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.

Next row:p1, *k2, p1, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1.

Next row: k1, *k1, p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.

Next row: p1, *k4, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1.

You will repeat the last 10 rows until the tie measures approx 56-57 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave all yarn tail ends. Steam block.

Windsor Tie pin

Riverdale Beanie

Beige Hat 6

PATTERN INFORMATION

Knitting loom: 48-peg large gauge loom, and 24-peg large gauge loom. Sample used KB Looms Chunky loom (orange and mint)

Yarn: Approx 90 yards of super bulky merino wool yarn. Malabrigo Rasta in Natural and Sunset were used in samples.

Optional: Faux fur pom pom

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

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ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

yo=yarn over

k2tog=knit two stitches together (a decrease), right slanting

ssk=slip, slip, knit together (a decrease), left slanting

rnd(s)=round(s)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 48 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Round 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 9: *k2tog, yo, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 11: *yo, ssk, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Round 12: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep from Rnd 9-12.

Rep Rnd 12: until item measures approx 7 inches from cast on edge.

Using tapestry needle and a piece of scrap yarn, transfer all the stitches to the piece of scrap yarn.

Place the stitches from the scrap yarn onto the 24-peg loom, two stitches per peg.

Next 3 rnds: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Block lightly. Secure faux pom pom to the top of the hat.

Copy of Non-Loopy Cast On

Video Instructions

  

Rowan Handbag

Rowan Handbag (1)

Materials

Yarn: Approx 270 yards of bulky weight wool. Iceland Wool in Celadon color by Crystal Palace was used in sample.

Knitting Loom: Any Large Gauge Loom with a minimum of 46 Pegs.

Notions: Row Counter, Crochet Hook, Tapestry Needle.

Dimensions

  • Before felting:  base 10.5” wide x 5” deep ( 12” High)
  • After felting: 11”(bottom width) x 3.5”(bottom depth) x 8” (high) top tapers to 9” wide
  • The strap is knit flat with garter stitch. 20” in length.

Notes:
The bag is knitted flat (see schematic). A How To’s page is included for your convenience.

Basic knowledge of loom knitting is required.

Abbreviations
SS= Single Stitch (using the ewrap stitch)
P= Purl stitch
BO= Bind Off/Cast Off
St(s)= stitch(es)

**This pattern was originally released in 2005. It is available via Ravelry download our through this blog.

DIRECTIONS

Cast on 38 stitches.
Rows 1-9: Work in SS.
Row 10: Increase one stitch at each end, increasing by 2 pegs (e-wrap the empty peg)
Repeat Rows 1-10: until you have 46sts total on the loom.
Next: Work 10 rows in SS. (50 rows total).

Next: BO 8 stitches at beginning of next row, knit to end in SS. (38sts remain).
Next: BO 8 stitches at beginning of next row, knit to the end in SS. (30sts remain).

*Next row: SS.
Next row: P to end of row. *

Repeat from * to * 15 more times. (16 garter stitch ridges, 32 rows).

Next row: Cast on 8 stitches at beginning of next row, work in SS to end of row. (38sts on loom).

Next row: Cast On 8sts at beginning of next row, work in SS to end of row. (46sts on loom).

**Next: Work 9 rows in SS.
Next row: Decrease one stitch at each end and work the row in SS (bring the stitch from the outer peg and place it on the adjacent peg, treat both loops on the peg as 1).**

Repeat from ** to ** 4 times.

Next: Work 10 rows in SS. (38sts remain on loom).

schematic

ASSEMBLY

Arrange your bag so that both right sides are facing each other. Seam the sides closed. On the bottom, you will be forming the base by seaming the tips of the body of the bag down to meet in the short side of the base. Weave in all your yarn ends into the wrong side off the bag.
Turn your bag right side out. It should look like the picture below.

HANDLE

Cast on 8 pegs. Loom knit in garter stitch a 20” long handle. Remove with flat removal method.

FINISHING

Seam it to the sides of the bag. Make sure it is seamed straight.
Tips to make the handle stronger: sew a ribbon to the inside of the handle when it is felted. Make a tube and insert bias tape prior to felting.

FELTING

Time to Felt It!

Felting Instructions

Items needed to felt:

  • Zippered Pillow Case
  • Eucalan Woolwash* (recommended) or Shampoo
  • Top-loader washer

Caution! Turn the washer machine off before reaching into it.

Set the washer to the smallest setting, regular cycle, and hot water. Add one tablespoon of Eucalan woolwash or 1 TBLS of Shampoo. However, using the Eucalan will save you the rinsing of the item by hand and it makes the item smell better-wet wool does not smell too nice.

Place the items to be felted in the zippered pillowcase. Close it. Throw it in the washer. Put in the two pairs of jeans to aid in agitation. I do not recommend putting towels in, as these may leave fuzz in your felted items. Start the washer.
Check the felted items frequently. Stop the machine completely before placing your hand inside. If additional felting is required, reset the washer and continue felting the bag. Check the progress closely, and shape your bag as the felting process continues by pulling at the corners, and shaping the strap. Item is felted, when it feels firm and the stitches are indistinguishable. Keep felting the bag until you are completely satisfied. It may take a few cycles. Do not let the machine go into the rinse and spin cycle, as this will create creases in the bag that are very difficult to remove.

When the item reaches the desired look, remove it from the zippered pillow case, place it between towels and squeeze out as much water as you can. Shape the bag again and follow blocking instructions.

Blocking—the Finishing Touches

Stretch your damp bag over a suitable sized form. If nothing that resembles the shape is available, use a plastic bag and place plastic bags inside to give it its form. The felted item should fit over the fitted form snuggly. Shape all the corners, and strap, you may have to tug on the strap so it lines up. Make sure that everything looks the way you want it to look. Feel free to pull at it. Do not let it dry until you are completely satisfied with the way it looks. Once it looks the way you desire. Let it air dry completely, it may take up to 2 full days to dry. Keep shaping it during the drying process if you so desire.


Basic Loom Knitting How to’s

Garter Stitch: Created by knitting one row of e-wrap, one row of purl stitch. These 2 rows =1 stitch of garter stitch.

Flat Knitting: Wrap each peg until you get to the last peg you need to wrap. Wrap the last peg twice wrap back to the first peg. Knit over. In this bag, you will knit on 30 pegs. You can also view a mini-movie of knitting a flat piece at http://www.decoraccentsinc.com

Flat or Basic Removal Method: (the one used in the Rowan Bag flat-knit version): You will need a crochet hook. Remove loop from the first peg with a crochet hook, crochet 1 chain, and pass it through the back stitch. Remove loop from the next peg, and pass it through the back stitch on the crochet hook. Continue until all loops are removed from the pegs.

Decrease Stitches: To decrease stitches on a flat piece, you need to move the loop from the very last outside peg, and place it on the peg adjacent to it. Wrap your loom as usual.

Increase Stitches (an alternate method to the e-wrap method in the pattern): To increase stitches on a flat piece, you need to move the loop on the very last peg, to the empty peg right next to it. You have now one empty peg. Lift a stitch from the bottom V stitch. Place it on the empty peg. Wrap your loom making sure that all the pegs have 2 strands on them.