Slipped Purl Cowl

Slipped Stitch Cowl

Keep away the chill with this sumptuous cowl as you walk around this fall season enjoying the crisp fall air. 

Materials

Knitting Loom: (6) Zippy Looms, (2) Connectors, Corners.

Yarn: 80 yards of Super Bulky wool. Malabrigo Rasta, shown in Abril was used in sample (less than 1 skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle

Gauge: 5 sts x 7 rows= 4 inches

Abbreviations

P=purl stitch

K=knit stitch

Slwyb=Slip with yarn back. Skip peg with yarn towards the back of the peg.

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up knitting loom as shown on this picture: Use 1 connector to connect 2 zippy looms together, repeat with the other 2 Zippy looms. Place corners at each end of the two rails. Slide the remaining two Zippys at each end, connecting them to the rails with the corners.

Corner Projects

Cast on 28 sts using the ewrap cast on.

Round 1: *p6, k1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Round 2: *p6, sl1wyb; rep from * to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnd 1 and Rnd 2 until about 30 inches of yarn remain.

Bind off loosely.

Weave ends in.

Cowls

 

 

Zippy Slipped Scarf

Slip Stitch Scarf 1
 
The Zippy Slipped Scarf sports a fun stitch pattern that gives the scarf a double thick feel for extra warmth. 
 
Knitting loom: Zippy loom (4 zippy looms).
 
Yarn: 98 yards of super bulky weight yarn. Sample used Loops & Threads Ziggy.
 
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle. 
 
Size: approx 11 x 48 inches
 
Abbreviations
k=knit stitch
sl1= slip 1 stitch
slwyb=slip with yarn in back. Skip peg with yarn towards the back of the peg
sts=stitches
Rep=repeat
Approx=approximately
 

Instructions

Cast on 15 sts, prep to work a flat panel
 
Row 1: sl1, k to the end of row.
Row 2: sl1, * sl1 wyb, k1; rep from * to end of row.
 
Rep Row 1 and Row 2 until panel measures approx 48”.
 
Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave ends in. 
 
Wear with your favorite pin, or add some buttons to secure the two ends in place. 
 
Click on image below to download PDF. 
 
 
Pattern PDF picture

Zippy Faux Möbius Scarf

Faux Mobious Cowl

The zippy faux möbius scarf is very simple and fast to knit. Worked completely in garter stitch and then a simple twist creates a unique scarf. 

What is a möbius strip? It is a one-sided surface that is constructed from a rectangle by holding one end fixed, rotating the opposite end through 180 degrees, and joining it to the first end.

Mobius_band

Materials

Knitting loom: Zippy loom (3 zippy looms).

Yarn: Approx: 60 yards of super bulky yarn. Loops & Threads Artisan was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Abbreviations

K=e-wrap knit stitch

P=purl stitch

CO=cast on

BBO=basic bind off

St(s)=stitch(es)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 12 sts (left to right)

Row 1: k to the end of row.

Row 2: p to the end of row. 

Repeat Row 1 and Row 2: 25 more times.

Twist the panel, place the cast on row back on the knitting loom. Each peg has two loops on it.Perform a basic bind off (treat the two loops on each peg as one loop). 

Weave ends in. 

Zippy Mobious collage

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Zippy Iva Headband
Zippy Zoom Bag

Zippy Necklace

Zippy Necklace 4

Create a lovely necklace in less than 1 hour using your Zippy loom!  Worked with beaded cord to create a unique and gorgeous necklace.  

Materials

Knitting loom: Zippy loom.

Yarn: Approx 4 yards of beaded cord. Sample used 2 spools of cord-beaded ribbon by Simplicity.

Notions: knitting tool. 

Other: 2 cord end camps, 1 small lobster claw and 2 jump rings, small pliers. Matches to burn the ends of the cord to prevent fraying.

Pattern notes:

  • Worked in the knit stitch.
  • To add the second strand of cord, securely join both cords with a knot. After necklace is complete, trim the ends of the knot closely to the necklace and burn the ends of the cord to prevent fraying and prevent the knot from coming undone. Zippy Necklace with Logo

INSTRUCTIONS

Leaving an 8-inch beginning yarn tail, cast on 2 stitches on the middle two pegs of the loom.

Row 1: knit to the end of row. 

Row 2: Cast on 1 stitch using the half hitch cast on stitch, knit 2.

Row 3: Cast on 1 stitch using the half hitch cast on stitch, knit 2.

Row 4-10: knit to the end of the row.

Row 11: Move the stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Knit to the end of row.

Row 12: Move the stitch peg 4 to peg 3. Knit to the end of the row. 

Bind off with basic bind off method, leave an 8-inch end tail.

Note: I removed the bead cord from the beginning and end yarn tails.

Assembly:

Using the matches, burn the ends of the cord to prevent it from fraying.

Place and end cap at each end of the cord, securely tighten using the pliers. Connect a small jump ring to one end cap and securely tighten with pliers. Connect a small jump ring to the other end cap, before closing the jump ring, add the lobster claw to this jump ring too; securely tighten the jump ring. 

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On Socks & Looming

The world of loom knitting is blooming and hundreds of loom knitters are joining the ranks every day. With such growth comes questions that we may have addressed before but never really put them down on paper. I have gathered the following information over the years and a lot of it came from doing the work for one of my books. I hope you find the following tables useful. If you would like me to add anything else to this document, please let me know and I will do my best to add it. 

Loom knitting socks

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Zippy Iva Headband

Iva Single Knit2 600

The Zippy Iva Headband is modeled after the double knit Iva Headband, modeled after it, it splits in the middle to create the accent at the forehead. Worked on the Zippy loom with super bulky yarn in less than 30 minutes! 

Knitting loom: Zippy loom (2 Zippy looms, connected together). 

Yarn:  Approx 20 yds of super bulky acrylic yarn. Sample used Bernat Mega Bulky (1 skein in Claret color).

Notions: knitting tool, big eye tapestry needle.

Size: fits up to 21 inch head. 

Gauge: 5 sts x 9 rows= 4 inches (in stockinette, using the Knit Stitch/U Stitch).

Other: hair elastic (pony holder)

Pattern notes:

Connect the two Zippy looms together. Sample is worked with the U-stitch not the ewrap stitch. 

INSTRUCTIONS  Iva Single Knit 600

Position the stitches at the middle of the knitting loom to have empty pegs at each end.

Cast on 4 stitches

Row 1-8: knit to end of row.

Row 9: Increase at the beginning of the row (ewrap the empty peg to the right). Knit to the end of row. (5 stitches)

Row 10: Increase at the beginning of the row (ewrap the empty peg to the left). Knit to the end of the row. (6 stitches)

Row 11-18: knit to the end of row. 

Work the next 4 rows on ONLY the first 3 pegs. 

Next 4 rows: knit to the end of row. 

Attach yarn to peg 4 (make a slip knot and place it on peg 4. 
Work the next 4 rows on ONLY the last 3 pegs. 

Next 4 rows: knit to end of row.  Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail.

Remove the first 3 stitches off the loom and hold them on a stitch holder. Move stitch from peg 4 and place it on peg 1. Move stitch from peg 5 and place it on peg 2. Move stitch from peg 6 and place it on peg 3. Place the stitch from the stitch holder back on the loom as follows: Stitch 1 on peg 4; stitch 2 on peg 5; stitch 3 on peg 6. 

Join yarn at peg 1. 

Next 10 rows: knit to end of row. 

Next row: Place stitch from peg 1 on peg 2. Place stitch from peg 6 on peg 5. (Pegs 2 and 5 have 2 loops each, treat these two loops as one loop). Knit to the end of row.

Next 7 rows: knit to end of row. 

Bind off with basic bind off method. Leave a 6 inch yarn tail. 

Using the yarn tail and the tapestry needle. Secure the pony tail elastic to the ends of the headband. 

Elastic

 

Zippy Zoom Bag

Zippy Zoom Bag 1


Let’s get Zipping! Create this darling bag in less than 1 hour! Super bulky yarn and the new Zippy loom will have you creating in no-time at all! 

Knitting loom: Zippy loom (3 Zippy looms, connected together).

Yarn: 84 yards of Super Bulky acrylic yarn . Sample used Loops & Threads Opus (1 skein in Bermuda used) 42 yds/38m, and Rozetti Flora (1.5 skeins in Black used), 27yds/25m (this is a ruffle style yarn).

Notions: knitting tool, big eye tapestry needle.

Other: 7 inch D shape bag handles.

Size: 8 inches tall x 9 inches wide.

Gauge: 4 sts x 9 rows= 4 inches.

Pattern notes:

Connect the three Zippy looms together. Using both MC and CC together throughout.

INSTRUCTIONS Zippy Zoom

Leave a 12 inch yarn tail of the Ewrap cast on from left to right.

Row 1: knit to the end of row.

Row 2: knit to the end of row.

Row 3: purl to the end of row.

Row 4-30: knit to the end row.

Row 31: purl to the end of row.

Row 32: knit to the end of row.

Row 33: knit to the end of row.

Bind off with basic bind off method; leave a 12 tail to use for sewing the handle in place.

Using the yarn tail at cast on edge, fold the material over the handle and sew the handle in place. Do the same at the bind off edge with the second handle.

Thread the tapestry needle with MC yarn, fold the bag (so the two handles meet) and mattress stitch seam the sides of the bag—note, start the mattress stitch about 1 inch down from the handle (if you start seaming by the handle, you won’t be able to open the bag).

Weave all ends in. 

Ballerina Baby Socks

Click on the image to be taken to the pattern. 

Contest time for the bloggy!

Knit a pair of the Ballerina Baby Socks and be entered to win one of my loom knitting books (I'll grab one from the stack and I'll send you one, it could be any of the various publications). Ship within the US only. *If you reside outside of the US and you would like to enter, I would be happy to mail you the book, however, you will have to pay for the shipping charges. 

Details: 

1. Knit a pair of Ballerina Baby Socks

2. Send me a picture to purlingspriteATgmail.com OR post a picture to Ravelry under the project  (preferred method). 

3. Comment below that you are 1)participating 2)completed and posted the picture

Deadline: June 15, 2015

Multiple entries are allowed. The more you knit, the more entries you will have. 

BALLERINA BABY SOCKS (2)

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