Ode to Spring Shawl Pattern

OdetoSpringShawlI don’t knit very many shawls, perhaps it is due to the time that they take to knit, but they are one of the most favorite items to wear. I only have a couple of them and each one is dear to me.

OdetoSpringBoomerang

Recently, I created the Ode to Spring Shawl pattern for distribution at KBLooms.com. It uses a knitting loom with 80 pegs. The sample used the Premium Round Loom Set, however, you can use any other knitting loom that it is similar in gauge.

OdetoSpringBack

You can find the pattern on their blog, as well as the video. In case you are not familiar with that blog, I decided to include it here too for your enjoyment.

Non-Loopy Ewrap Cast On

Non-Loopy ewrap

In my constant search for a nice and clean edge for my loom knit items, I have found a few ways to create the cast on. The one I demonstrate in this video is one of my favorites and it has become my go-to for all my items. It is done quite a bit like the regular ewrap cast on, except you skip every other peg. Once you have gone around the loom, ewrapping every other peg, you will get to the next round and you will

Step 1: knit the first peg

Step 2: pick up the ladder coming behind the next peg, twist it and place it on the empty peg

Step 3: knit the peg from #2 (above)

Repeat all the way around Steps 1-3.

Here is a video demonstrating the steps. Please let me know in the comments (below) your thoughts after you have tried it out.

You can try this new cast on out with the newly released Borealis Hat.

Pattern details:

LOOM:  56 peg Baby Knit Loom (Mint color hat loom) by KB Looms (80 peg Premium Hat loom (orange color hat loom).

YARN:  Approx 65 (105) yds of worsted weight wool yarn. Red Heart Chic Sheep in Vineyard was used in sample (100% wool, 3.5oz/100g; 186yds/170m).

NOTE: 2 sizes provided, baby and adult.

Brimmed Beanie Redo!


Brimmed beanie
I love when I can find a use for my old patterns. Here is another one of my favorites that you can do on the new KB Chunky Premium looms. The Brimmed Beanie uses some of my ultimate favorite yarn, Malabrigo Rasta. Malabrigo Rasta is chunky and luscious! You want to grab it by the handfuls and just sleep on it!

New re-worked pattern to work on the new Premium Chunky Round Looms.  Grab your copy or save it to your Ravelry.

If you have the old KK, looms, you may want to grab the old patterns–this is a link to my Box account where I keep a bunch of my old patterns. Link to the original Brimmed Beanie–uses the 41 peg KK loom. 

 

 

Borealis Hat

I love creating little items for babies. I was so happy when KB decided to go forth and design a baby set of knitting looms and I eagerly awaited their release. This pattern uses a simple 2×2 rib stitch for the brim and then the andalusian stitch for the body of the hat. The instructions also include instructions for an adult size hat. However, the sample shown is for the baby size. Also, I cannot express how much I love the Chic Sheep yarn by Red Heart, it is the perfect yarn to use on these looms.

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You can find the link on Ravelry, free of charge. Enjoy!

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment on this blogpost.

Pattern details:

LOOM:  56 peg Baby Knit Loom (Mint color hat loom) by KB Looms (80 peg Premium Hat loom (orange color hat loom).

YARN:  Approx 65 (105) yds of worsted weight wool yarn. Red Heart Chic Sheep in Vineyard was used in sample (100% wool, 3.5oz/100g; 186yds/170m).

NOTE: 2 sizes provided, baby and adult.

 

New looms alert!!! Baby Knit Loom Set and Pattern

Boxed up

I am so excited to show the latest set of knitting looms by KB Looms, they are my new favorite! The Baby Knit Loom set is truly so cute! They are the perfect size knitting looms to make newborn baby hats and baby booties.

Set

Details about what is in the package: The set comes with two knitting looms, a 56-peg Hat Loom in a nice soft mint color and a 24-peg Bootie loom in pretty lilac, as well as a knitting tool. They feel so great on the hands and the yarn slides smoothly on those pegs! I absolutely love them! Someone asked me today why I would buy this loom since I can already use the All-n-One to create the same size hat and my response is simple: nothing beats working a hat on a round loom. The process is a lot easier without all those corners to maneuver!

To introduce the set, I created this cute little hat for your enjoyment. You will need some worsted weight yarn, approximately 60 yards. I love working with merino wool yarns for baby items as this yarn is soft to the touch and keeps the baby warm.

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I have uploaded the pattern onto Ravelry, grab your copy today!

Drop me a comment if you have any questions!

 

 

 

 

56 Peg Sock Loom Heel

56 Peg Sock Loom
Short-row Heel over 28 stitches

Knit from peg 1-27. W&T peg 28.
Knit from peg 27-2. W&T peg 1.
Knit from peg 2-26. W&T peg 27.
Knit from peg 26-3. W&T peg 2.
Knit from peg 3-25. W&T peg 26.
Knit from peg 25-4. W&T peg 3.
Knit from peg 4-24. W&T peg 25.
Knit from peg 24-5. W&T peg 4.
Knit from peg 5-23. W&T peg 24.
Knit from peg 23-6. W&T peg 5.
Knit from peg 6-22. W&T peg 23.
Knit from peg 22-7. W&T peg 6.
Knit from peg 7 to peg 21. W&T peg 22.
Knit from peg 21 to peg 8. W&T peg 7.
Knit from peg 8 to peg 20. W&T peg 21.
Knit from peg 20 to peg 9. W&T peg 8.
Knit from peg 9 to peg 19. W&T peg 20.
Knit from peg 19 to peg 10. W&T peg 9.  End of part 1 of the heel.

(Note: The following increase rows will require working(knitting) previous wraps and stitches together as one. This may be up to 2 wraps and a stitch worked as one.)

Knit from peg 10 to peg 20. W&T peg 21.
Knit from peg 20-9. W&T peg 8.
Knit from peg 9-21. W&T peg 22.
Knit from peg 21- 8. W&T peg 7.
Knit from peg 8-22. W&T peg 23.
Knit from peg 22-7. W&T peg 6.
Knit from peg 7-23. W&T peg 24.
Knit from peg 23-6. W&T peg 5.
Knit from peg 6-24. W&T peg 25.
Knit from peg 24-5. W&T peg 4.
Knit from peg 5-25. W&T peg 26.
Knit from peg 25-4. W&T peg 3.
Knit from peg 4-26. W&T peg 27.
Knit from peg 26-3. W&T peg 2.
Knit from peg 3-27. W&T peg 28.
Knit from peg 27-2. W&T peg 1. End of part 2 of heel. 

On your next round, you will have extra wraps on pegs 1 and 2, work the wraps and the stitch as one as you work that first round. 

Basic Loom Knit Hat

Somedays all you want is to simply sit and watch tv without having to think about what you are knitting. Yes, it is true, knitters can’t really sit without a project on their lap. This Basic Loom Knit Hat is worked with some lovely Noro Silk Garden.

Basic Hat (1)

Knitting loom: Premium Round Loom Set by KBLooms, used the white round loom (72 pegs).

Yarn: Approx 110 yards of worsted weight silk mohair wool blend. Sample used Noro Silk Garden in Train to Tokyo.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: Faux pom-pom (optional).

Size: Hat fits up to a 20″ circumference head. If you need a smaller hat, use the purple loom, if you need a larger hat, use the orange loom.

STITCHES

k=knit stitch. You may use the u-stitch. Note: the ewrap stitch will produce looser stitches and a bigger hat and will look different.

p=purl stitch.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 72 stitches, join to work in the round. (I used the ewrap cast on and then I tightened the cast on after project was done).

Round 1-12: *k2, p2; rep from  to end of round.

Round 13: k to end of round.

Repeat Round 13: until hat reaches desired length (sample was 7 inches from cast on edge).

Next 3 rounds: Repeat Row 1.

Bind off as follows: For bind off, I highly recommend to use a different yarn, perhaps an acrylic that is the same color. This yarn tends to rip apart if you pull it–which you need to do to cinch it close. Cut a piece of yarn that is approximately 16 inches in length, remove all the purl stitches onto this piece of scrap yarn. Now, cut another piece of yarn about 16 inches in length, remove all the knit stitches from the loom. Locate the first piece of scrap yarn and cinch the purl stitches close. Locate the second piece of scrap yarn and cinch it all the knit stitches.

Optional: Add a faux pom pom to the top of the hat.  Note, if you are giving this to a small child, be sure to secure the pom pom very tightly to the hat.

 

Easy Breezy Bib

Easy Breezy Bib

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to attend Creativation in Phoenix. There, I was able to see of the new yarns hitting the shelves and although I had had the opportunity to try Red Heart Chic Sheep before the event, I had not seen all the beautiful colors in the line. Wow! If you haven’t seen this yarn, run and get some, it is truly dreamy! So soft and squishy!

Here is the second baby bib that I made for my little Eowyn. This one is ever easier than the Bandana Bib, no decreases at all, simply knit in the round, then knit flat until you reach the desired length. I put in some garter at the end to stop the item from curling.

A little bit of yarn, a little bit of time, and you get a tiny little present for a loved baby.

Knitting loom: 64 peg small gauge knitting loom. Sample was knit using purple hat loom from KBLooms Premium set.

Yarn: Approx 50 yds of worsted weight merino wool. Sample used Red Heart Chic Sheep in Green Tea (3.5 oz/100g | 186 yds/170 m)

Gauge: 9.5 sts x 16 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Size: 7.25 inches in length x 7.75 inches wide.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch (not the ewrap)
P=purl stitch
Rnd(s)=round(s)
Approx=approximate

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 64 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Round 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of round.

Next round: Bind off 30 sts. K34 (to the end of round).

Next row: p34.

*Next row: sl1, k33.

Next row: sl1, p2, k to last 3 sts, p2, k1.*

Rep from * to *: until piece measures 6.5 inches from cast on edge.

Next row: p to end of row.

Next row: k to end of row.

Repeat last two rows 2x.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave all ends in.

Easy Breezy Bib with Eowyn Ann

Bandana Bib

I have come to the realization that I rarely knit very much for self pleasure anymore. I am usually so packed full with life and work that I forget about knitting something for myself. Last weekend, I picked up some yarn and knitted something for my little baby girl. The joy that she has brought into my life is something I cannot describe. I know that happiness is something you have to choose for yourself and you have to practice it every single day. Having her in my life has made me realize how blessed I am to be her momma.

With this design, I wanted to create something simple and that didn’t take much brain to create. I knew I wanted to decrease at each end and I didn’t want to have to worry about the way the decreases looked, so I chose the garter stitch to hide the way the decreases looked. I hope you can find this pattern easy to follow, if you have questions, please feel free to comment. I don’t promise a video because frankly, I don’t have the time to create one.

 
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A quick little present for a loved baby!

Knitting loom: 64 peg small gauge knitting loom. Sample was knit using purple hat loom from KBLooms Premium set.

Yarn: Approx 50 yds of worsted weight merino wool. Sample used Red Heart Chic Sheep in Poolside (3.5 oz/100g | 186 yds/170 m)

Gauge: 9.5 sts x 16 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Size: 6.5 inches in length x 7 inches wide (the flat front at the widest point).

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch (not the ewrap)
P=purl stitch
Rnd(s)=round(s)

Approx=approximate

Decrease Row Instructions

Decrease on every right side row (clockwise row—it should be on the Knit Rows), at each end as follows:

Move the loop from the second peg over to the third peg. Third peg has 2 loops on it.
Move the loop from the first peg over to the second peg.

Move the loop from the second to last peg to the third to last peg. The third to last peg has 2 loops on it. Move the loop from the last peg over to the second to last peg.

The row has been prepped to decrease by 2 stitches.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 64 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Round 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of round.

Next round: Bind off 30 sts. K33 (to the end of round).

Next row: p34.

*Next row: k34.

Next row: p34.*

Rep from * to *: 10x (or until panel measures 4.5 inches from cast on edge)

**Decrease Row: Prep the knitting loom as instructed above on the “Decrease Row Instructions”.
K to end of row (when you reach the peg that contains two loops, treat the two loops as one loop).

Next row: P to end of row. **

Repeat from ** to ** until you have 8 sts remaining.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave all ends in.

Bandana Bib Loom Knitted

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