Tutorials

The following tutorials have been prepared to help you in your loom knitting journey. Please note that all of this work has taken countless of hours and research. If you need to use this information for a class, a book, a video or something else, please contact me first. 

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Rounds & Rakes Tutorials

 


 

Flower Headband

FlowerheadbandA little something special to add an extra touch to the special outfit!

Materials

Knitting Loom: Loom with 10 pegs. Pink & Blue Samples were created on Pink Long Loom by Provo Craft. Purple sample was created on Décor Accents, Extra Fine Gauge Loom

Yarn: 1-2oz of yarn that works with the loom gauge you are using. For ½ gauge looms recommend using at least worsted weight yarn. For extra fine gauge looms, fingering weight or sock weight yarn is recommended.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: Beads or pearls to decorate the center of the flower. Headband of choice.

Size: Depends on yarn weight used. Blue flower measures 5.5 inches in diameter.

Petal Directions

Make 5 petals as follows:

  • Cast on 10 stitches with yarn over cast on
  • Row 1-10: slip 1, knit 9
  • Row 11-18: Slip 1, k2tog, knit to the end of row (9sts rem)
  • Row 19: k2tog
  • Row 20: k
  • Remove item from loom
  • Weave in all ends

Assembly

Thread tapestry needle with about 2 yards of yarn, take one of the petals by the cast on edge, pinch the two outer edges together thus forming a small pleat in the center of the petal, pass the tapestry needle through. Get the next petal and repeat the process. Repeat until all five petals have been joined together. Secure the five petals together, weave in all the ends.

Bead positioning: thread a regular sewing needle with thread (preferably a color that is the same shade as the yarn). Attach a bead to the center. Blue sample has a pearl size 6mm at its center.

Once the flower is completed, simply sew it onto any headband. I recommend sewing a small piece of elastic to the back of the flower so it can be transferred unto other headbands.

Drop Stitch Scarf Pattern

 DropStitchScarf

DropStitchScarfSimple and fast! It can be done in just a few hours!

Materials:

  • Knitting loom with at least 16 pegs
  • 82 yards of ribbon style yarn
  • Knitting tool

Skills knowledge: knit stitch, purl stitch, yarn over, knitting a flat panel

Download your Drop Stitch Scarf pattern!

New: Added a how-to video on doing the Drop Stitch. Note–pattern only demonstrates the stitch pattern, not the entire project.

Enjoy!

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Christmas Tree

ChristmasTree1Christmas Tree Ornament

As I browsed through the decor area of one of my favorite stores, I came upon a beautiful little felted Christmas Tree. I fell in love automatically. The tree was made of out felt material just stitched together and decorated with little bells all around. I went home with the idea of the little felted tree. I am terrible with the sewing machine so I kept the idea in the back burner for a future use. Later as I was doing things around the house, it occurred to me that I could just knit myself a little tree of my own. It wouldn’t be sewn like the one I saw but it would still be a little tree. Off to work I went and thus my little ornament was born.

Materials:

Knitting Loom: 15 peg knitting loom with pegs spaced at 1/2″ from center to center. Sample used a baby hat loom from Decor Accents, Inc. May substitute with Long Loom from Provo Craft.

Yarn: Bits of left over wool yarn in both brown and green. Lion Brand Wool in Lemongrass and Cocoa. 

Other:

  • 3 yards of clear elastic bead cord, size .5mm.
  • 10 round beads silver plated, size 4mm.
  • Poly-fill to stuff the little tree.
  • Tapestry needle

Notes:

  • Cocoa color yarn=B
  • Green color yarn=A

Abbreviations:

  • CO=Cast On
  • K=Knit in knit stitch or flat stitch (not e-wrap)
  • Sl=skip peg with the yarn towards the back of the peg
  • BO=Bind Off
  • k2tog: decrease 2 stitches down to 1
  • k3tog: a double decrease, meaning, you decrease 3 stitches down to 1. (How to: imagine a loom with 3 pegs, numbered from 1 to 3 from right to left. Move stitch from 2nd peg over to the 3rd peg, move the stitch from the 1st peg over to the 3rd. Work all three loops on the peg as one.)
  • SSK: decrease of 2 stitches down to 1

Directions
(make 2)

Using B, CO on the center 5 pegs

Row 1-8: Sl1, k to the end of row

Cut B, leaving a 5 inch tail. Make a slip knot with A and place it on peg 15. CO 5, k the center 5 stitches, CO 5. (15 stitches on the loom).

Next 2 rows: Sl1, k to the end of row 

*Next row: Sl1, k2tog, k to last 3sts, ssk, k1

Next three rows: Sl1, k to the end of row*

Repeat from * to * until 5 stitches remain on the loom

Next row: Sl1, k3tog, k1

Next 3 rows: Sl1, k to the end of row

Next row: k3tog.

BO leaving a 15 inch tail.

Assembly

Mattress stitch seam along the end of the tree using the long tail coming from one of the BO points of one of the panels. Before seaming the entire tree, stuff lightly with Poly-fill.

Thread tapestry needle with clear elastic beading thread and pass one silver bead through. Position the silver plated bead as desired on the little Christmas Ornament and secure with a surgeon’s knot. Repeat with each bead until the little tree is decorated to your liking. Option: you could hot glue the beads on. Sample uses the following configuration to position the beads.

Beadposition

Videos

Learn the Basics

Cast ons

Bind Off

Socks

Increases

Stitches

Miscelleneous

Cables

Projects

Pinwheel Dischloth (pattern can be adapted to a larger gauge loom to create a blanket)

 


Other Loom Knitting Tools

Learn to Use a Pocket Knitter


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Prepster Vest

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Materials
 

Loom: Knifty Knitter Long Blue Loom or any other loom with a
½ inch gauge

 

Yarn: 180grams/250yds of Bulky weight merino yarn. Sample
was knit in Knit Picks Swish Bulky in Flamingo color (2 skns). 2 yds of
contrasting color yarn for Lazy Daisy embroidery.
 

Notions: Tapestry Needle, Knitting Tool, 1 pearl bead size 6mm

Gauge: 12sts x 20 rows=4 inches in stockinette stitch
 

Size: 4T (shown).  

Finished Measurements (snug fit):
Chest: 24 inches
Body Length: 12.5 inches 

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DIRECTIONS
 

Tip: Recommend using a Row Counter throughout to keep track of rows.

Back

  1. Cast
    on 34sts, be sure yarn ends so first row is worked from right to left.
  2. Work
    in k1, p1 rib for 11 rows.
  3. Next row:
    Increase 2 stitches at each end as follows: move the first two stitches and the last 2
    stitches outwards so you have the following: Peg with stitch, empty peg,
    peg with stitch, empty peg, middle pegs with stitches, when you reach the
    last two pegs, move them outwards to have empty peg, peg with stitch,
    empty peg, peg with stitch. Work the entire row in knit stitch (38sts)
  4. Body: Continue
    in stockinette stitch (knit all rows) for 26 rows
  5. Armhole
    shaping: Bind off 2sts at beginning of next 2 rows (34sts)
  6. Next
    row: ssk, knit to the last 2sts, k2tog (32sts)
  7. Work
    in stockinette stitch (knit stitch) for another 24 rows.
  8. Neck
    shaping: Bind off 9sts at beginning of next two rows.
  9. Bind
    off loosely the remaining 14sts

Front

(Recommend to use a row
counter to keep track of shoulder shaping rows)

  1. Follow
    instructions as for Back until step 6 of Back.
  2. Divide
    for V neck, you will work both sides at the same time (recommend to attach
    another ball of yarn)
  3. Next: k15, attach ball of yarn at
    peg 16, bind off peg 16 and 17 (2 stitches bound off), continue working in knit
    stitch to the end of row.
  4. Neckline
    Shaping—work both sides at the same time: Dec 1 stitch at neck edge on
    next row. Work 2 rows even. Dec 1 stitch on following row. Dec 1 stitch at
    neck edge every 4
    th row, 4 times, until 9 stitches remain.
  5. Work
    even until you have completed 24 rows from beginning of shoulder shaping.
  6. Bind
    off loosely remaining 9 stitches.

Armbands (make 2)

  1. Cast
    on 34sts
  2. R1-3:
    *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of row

  3. Bind
    off loosely

Neckband

  1. Cast
    on 38sts
  2. R1-3:
    *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of row
  3. Bind
    off loosely
     

ASSEMBLY

  1. Steam
    block all pieces
  2. Seam
    as follows: sew fronts to back along shoulder seams. Sew side seams. Sew
    the arm bands and neckline band edges
  3. Weave
    in all ends

LAZY DAISY INSTRUCTIONS

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Thread tapestry needle with contrasting color yarn. Locate the place where you want the lazy daisy and embroider one daisy. Need instructions? follow this link to About.com to find easy instructions with step by step pictures.

Once completed, thread a regular sewing needle with white color thread. Secure the pearl bead to the center of the daisy.

Make it your own: Change the color of the vest. Make it striped by adding horizontal stripes to it. Don’t want a daisy, embroider another shape. 

I am currently working on the math for other sizes: 2T and 3T

ThankU 

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Materials

 

Loom: 48
peg large gauge loom. Purple Round Knifty Knitter Loom was used in sample.

 

Yarn: 100
yards of Super Bulky Acyrlic-Wool blend; Weight Category 6. Lion Brand Wool
Ease Thick & Quick Raspberry was used in sample. 106yds/97mts (6oz/170g);
80% acrylic, 20% wool.

 

Notions:
Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle


Abbreviations

 

Notes:


Back Cross (BCP): Slip 1 stitch to cn and hold towards the center of
the loom (peg is now empty), knit the next peg then move this loop to the
emptied peg, place the stitch from the cn on the empty peg then proceed to purl
it.

 

Front Cross (FCP): Slip 1 stitch to cn and hold towards the front of the loom (peg is now
empty), purl the next peg then move this loop to the emptied peg, place the peg
from the cn on the empty peg, proceed to knit it.

 

 

Hourglass Stitch Pattern-multiple
of 8sts

Legend

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

Cast on 48 sts (recommend
cable or crochet cast on) join to knit in the round.

 

Cuff/Brim

 

Rnds 1-5: p1, *k2, p2: rep
from * to last peg, p1.

 

Body

Rnds 6-38: Work Hourglass
Stitch Pattern

 

Crown

Move loops on odd numbered
pegs to its neighbor even numbered peg; leaving the odd numbered pegs empty. On
the even numbered pegs: lift up and off the bottom most strand off the peg, leaving
only 1 loop on the peg.

 

Bind off

Thread tapestry needle with
yarn and finish with gathering bind off method.●


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FAQs

Answers to these questions, will be posted shortly, if you would like to add your own question to the list, please leave a comment and I will add it to the list. Thank you!

  • What direction should I wrap my loom?
  • How do I work with 2 strands of yarn at once?
  • How do I make a hat brim?
  • I get a vertical ladder when I work on my hats, how do I eliminate it?
  • My fabric shows a twist, how do I prevent that?
  • How do I prevent my scarf/blanket from curling?
  • Do I really need to learn the purl stitch?
  • What is the pearl stitch?
  • How long should my hat be?
  • How long should my scarf be?
  • Where can I find measurements for other garments?
  • What is a knitting board?
  • Does knitting on a knitting board take more yarn?
  • Can I skip working a swatch?
  • How do I measure my swatch?
  • What is gauge?
  • Do I need to have the same gauge measurements as the designer describes on the pattern?
  • The design doesn’t tell me what cast on to use, what should I do?
  • How do I count stitches and rows?
  • My knitting gets tighter and tighter after a few rows, how do I stop this from happening?
  • There are so many versions of the same stitch, how do I know which one to use?
  • I dropped a stitch, how do I pick it up?
  • How do I add a new skein?
  • What is waste yarn?
  • Knots in my yarn, what should I do?
  • How much yarn should I buy for my project?
  • What is a slipped stitch?
  • When should I slip the first stitch of every row?
  • Should I knit the first stitch of the row?
  • What are salvage stitches?
  • What is a yarn over?
  • My bind off is always too tight, how do I fix this?
  • How do I weave in the tail ends?
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