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

Messy Bun Hat II

I have been knitting Messy Bun Hats since last Friday. I have knitted 8 with the previous pattern and now I am about to embark in knitting 9 with this new design.

The pattern is very similar to the original one, except this one has stockinette instead of single ribbing sections. Also, rather than decreasing slowly, I did the last round as k2tog all the way around. Click here to download the pattern from Ravelry. NOTE: PATTERN IS NEEDLE KNIT. Currently, I do not have a loom knitted version of it. 

Copy of The Messy Bun Hat

Messy Bun Hat

The Messy Bun HatThese hats are flying off my needles and to my friends’ homes. I have had a few requests for a needle knit version. The above was knitted on size 10.5 and 11 size needles. You can use either dpns or circulars. The pattern is super simple and it goes quite fast. NOTE: PATTERN IS NEEDLE KNIT. Currently, I do not have a loom knitted version of it. 

Pattern is available free via Ravelry, click on link to be directed to download page.  Or also click on the image above to be taken to Ravelry to download the pattern.

Messy Bun Hat Video

Hi friends,

It has been awhile since I last created a video, but some of you (about 50 requests in less than one day) were requesting a video showing how to do the Messy Bun Hat. I apologize for the small screen. I only have my phone to take video. I hope the video helps out some of you.  Have a great holiday! 

Messy Bun Hat Pattern

 

NOTE: If you are using a different knitting loom than what is called in the pattern, keep the following in mind:

Pattern requires a peg count that is a multiple of 4 (40, 44, 48, etc)-the ribbing on the brim requires this multiple.

The hat be at least 7-7.5 inches in length from cast on to bind off. If you need to knit more rounds, repeat rounds 15-22 to maintain the stitch pattern. 

Messy Bun Hat

Messy Bun 3

The Messy Bun hat allows you to keep your "do" intact while keeping you nice and toasty. My daughter sports a messy bun almost every day, so a messy bun hat was a must for our freezing Utah winters. 

Materials

Knitting loom: KB Hat Loom, set at large gauge with 40 pegs.

Yarn: Approx 90 yds of bulky weight blend acrylic/wool yarn.  Sample was knit with Mighty Stitch Bulky in Ash

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: Oval Cord Elastic by Dritz, about 1 yard. Used for bind off method 2. 

Gauge: 6.5 sts x 8 rows=2 inches

Abbreviations

k=knit stitch (may use the u-stitch)

p=purl stitch

rnd(s)=round(s)

st(s)=stitch(es)

INSTRUCTIONS 

Loom

Cast on 40 sts, prepare to work in the rnd. 

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

Rnd 11-14: k to end of rnd. 

Rnd 15-18: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 19-22: *k1, p1; rep from *  to end of rnd. 

Rep Rnds 15-22. 

Next 4 rnds: p to end of rnd. 

Bind off method 1: Bind off with basic bind off method (keep the bind off tight). 

Bind off method 2: Oval Cord Elastic by Dritz (about a yard). Using tapestry needle, thread the elastic through the tapestry needle. Remove all the stitches off the loom onto the elastic. Once all the stitches are on the elastic, cinch it close, leaving about a 6-inch circle of elastic, tie a knot to secure it. Cut the ends of the elastic. To secure further, use needle and thread and sew the ends of the elastic together. 

Weave ends in. Block lightly if needed. 

 

NOTE: If you are using a different knitting loom than what is called in the pattern, keep the following in mind:

Pattern requires a peg count that is a multiple of 4 (40, 44, 48, etc)-the ribbing on the brim requires this multiple.

The hat be at least 7-7.5 inches in length from cast on to bind off. If you need to knit more rounds, repeat rounds 15-22 to maintain the stitch pattern. 

Messy Bun 2

Flat

 

 

NEW: Video

12/12/16: Needle Knit Version Available. Click on this link to be taken to Ravelry to download the needle knit version.

Zippy Master Kit Reveal

Zippy Master Set PictureFeeling very lucky in being one of the first few to have received a complimentary set of the Zippy Master set. Receiving this kit allowed me to try it out and think about the wonderful possibilities of having a kit with all the pieces that I need to create tubular items, in a couple of different sizes. The only thing that I am missing to make this kit complete is a bag to put all the little pieces in so I don't lose them (hint, hint KB!). 

 

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 Zippy connectors

If you haven't seen the set yet, have a look, here is a video that KBLooms.com put together for all their customers. It is truly a great kit! With the kit, you have the option of creating two different sizes of circular items, one with 20 pegs (all 4 sides, and the corners with the pegs), and one with 16 pegs (all 4 sides and the corner connectors). What does this mean? It means that you can create hats for adults and children with this kit! You can also use the peg rails and the straight connects and double knit! How exciting is this! It is something that I truly want to try–a nice super bulky cowl is in my future! Utah winters can be rough! 

Were you one of the lucky ones who bought the Zippy when it was first released? No worries, you can connect your other Zippys to this kit and make a bigger loom!!! 

In my excitement, combined with the current Olympics, I had the perfect excuse to sit down and knit this cozy blanket. I hope you enjoy the pattern. If you have any questions about it, please leave me a comment and I will be happy to assist you. The pattern in itself is very simple, if you know to create the knit stitch, you can create this afghan. The beauty of this pattern–I had this blanket done in less than 15 hours from start to finish! I have to admit that the hardest part was adding the fringe to the blanket. It is quite distracting to add fringe when your favorite swimmer(s) are performing and you have to make small little knots. I hope you enjoy the pattern and give the kit a chance! 

You don't have a kit and are low on funds due to the back-to-school spending extravaganza? Leave me a comment on this blogpost with "what you would like to make with this kit". I will pick 1 (one) winner on August 26, at noon (MST) and I will send you a kit and two skeins of yarn for you to try it. 

 

Can't wait and you want your very own? Hop on over to KBLooms.com and get your Zippy Master Set today! 

Purling Sprite's Zippy Lapghan

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Wrap yourself in a cloud of softness during those cold fall evenings with this luxurious lapghan.

Knitting loom: Zippy Master Set (used 4 sides, and 4 corners with pegs)

Yarn: 605 yds of Super Bulky (#7) yarn. Lion Brand Color Clouds – Alchemists Aqua was used in sample (11 skeins).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, scissors, size Q crochet hook.

Gauge: 5 stitches x 8 rows=4 inches in stockinette

Size: 48" L (not counting the fringe) x 36" W

Approx time to knit and assembly: 15 hrs

INSTRUCTIONS

Assemble Zippy Master into a 20-peg configuration (4 sides, and 4 corners with pegs, as shown below).

 

Zippy with Corners

Make 3 panels as follows:

Cast on 20 stitches, prepare to work a flat panel. 

Row 1-93: knit to the end of row.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Each panel requires approximately 3 skeins. 

ASSEMBLY

Using the mattress stitch, invisibly seam all three panels together.

Block lightly.

FINISHING

Using crochet hook, crochet a single crochet border all around the blanket.

Cut approximately 120 pieces of yarn that are 10” in length to create the tassels.

Add fringe to the cast on edge and the bind off edge of the blanket.

  • Fold the strand of yarn for one fringe in half, forming a small loop at one edge (make sure the ends on the other end of the strand match in length).
  • Use crochet hook and draw the loop through the single crochet stitch where you are attaching the fringe to.
  • Now catch the loose ends of the yarn strand through the loop (thus creating the loop)
  • Tighten the knot by pulling gently on the fringe ends with your hand and holding the knot with the other hand.
  • Trim the ends if necessary to make all the tassels/fringes the same length.

 

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