Category Archives: loom knitting

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentines Day

Hope your day is filled with no calorie treatsChocolate Valentine! I know mine will be as I’m sure my DH won’t bring me home anything good. If he does it will be a miracle. We just don’t do Valentine’s Day in our house.

Well I thought I’d post pics of my finished projects I’ve made before they get lost or I forget about them. Here are a couple of the things I made for the Kitchen Item Exchange on the Loom Knitting Exchange group. A scrubby for Cyndi V. which I used the pattern from the Canadian Crafter site with tulle around my nylon yarn. And my towel topper which I have made before, but this time I did it with a flat stitch and I can’t say I liked the way it turned out very well. I guess I just need to use more pegs, because it really shrunk up. The towel went to Kathleen R. I just hope she likes it.

Here is another dishcloth I made for February on Monthly Dishcloths KAL. I liked they way it turned out. Very valentiney (if that’s a word lol) I can hardly wait until the 16th when they post the mid month KAL.

A while back I made a sheep (a very fat sheep, mind you) from Loom Class. This is how it turned out. The kids love to toss it anywhere they can which is great since it is so soft.
Well, I’ll post later hopefully with the illusion dishcloth pattern.

Loomed Recorder Case

My daughter had bought some yarn Paton’s Be Mine in pink for a baby hat, well it didn’t make it to that….I knew she wasn’t going to make a hat with it, so I suggested a recorder case since hers was plastic and ripping. She was all for that and now two of her best friends want one and we have the yarn just waiting to be loomed up. I think it took about 3-4 hours to make and that might be a little longer than it really was as I was interrupted a lot.

Here is the pattern:

Loom Knit Recorder Case
copyright 2007 Stephanie McElheran
For personal, non-profit use only

Supplies used:
Small gauge loom with at least 18 pegs
Yarn (bulky weight)
tapestry needle
crochet hook

Stitches and techniques used:
Purl (if using the garter stitch)

You will be making a flat panel to begin with. This will make the flat bottom. If you are not familiar with a flat bottom check out Crystal’s blog. You can make your bottom using a garter stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) or stockinette (knit every row). Garter stitch is easier when you have to attach your side stitches because of the row bumps.

Cast on 9 pegs and knit 1 row, then turn and purl going back 1 row skipping the 1st peg. Do this for 10 rows.

Next you will be bringing up the bottom and placing the loops on the other side of the loom. You piece should look like a hammock hanging. Then pick up the side loops and place them on the remaining empty pegs. At this point, all the pegs should have a loop on them and you are ready to knit in the round.

Knit using the ewrap stitch until the item reaches 13″. Now you will need to do a basic bind off of 9 pegs. You should have 10 pegs remaining. You will be knitting a flat panel again. Knit 3 rows of all 10 pegs.

Now we will decrease for the flap. Move the loop on peg 2 to peg 3 move loop on peg 1 to peg 2 which is now empty. Now take the loop on peg 9 and move to peg 8. Then take the loop on peg 10 and move to peg 9 which is now empty. You should have 8 loops on pegs and you have just made a decrease on both ends of the row. Wrap and knit off. Turn skipping the end peg wrap and knit off going back the other way. Continue this pattern until 4 loops (stitches) remain.

Bind off these 4 stitches with a crochet hook. With the last loop remaining on the hook, chain 5 or 6 (big enough to get your button through). Cut yarn and pull through loop. Attach needle and sew to other side of flap. Secure and weave in all loose ends.

Washa, Washa Washa…more dishcloths!

I have been busy looming and knitting away for the last month or so. It was so cold here in the single digits for a week a while back, I thought I was going to lose some of my furry babies (bunnies) it finally warmed up to 32 degrees with sun and no snow!!!! The bunnies seem to like it better too. Now we have finally warmed up to the upper 40s….yea!!!!
I knitted a few dishcloths such as the Garterlac it was a lot of fun and not has hard as it looks. You can find the pattern at Criminy Jickets. For the January KAL on Monthly Dishcloths we made a snowflake cloth which was a lot of fun also. I made a couple of loomed cloths too. One was for an exchange for Looming Dishcloth’s 1st Quarter Exchange. It was my attempt at an illusion knit cloth with hearts. I will post the pattern as soon as I can get it written up. I was in such a hurry to get it sent to Janice (the recipient) before the deadline, that I forgot to take a picture of it. She was very kind to take one for me….so this is her picture of my cloth. I also loomed a little log cabin from Melissa’s Knit Dishcloth Patterns.

As you can tell, I really like making dishcloths as they are quick and easy and they are great to use, a lot better than store bought ones IMO.

I have in my head right now a design along the lines of the ballband dishcloth but for the loom. Hopefully I will find some time to work on it and get it posted on my blog.

Striped Toddler Mitten

Toddler mittens finally finished. I used Lynn’s 30 peg fine gauge loom and her basic mitten pattern along with the 10 peg fine gauge thumb buddy to make Noah a pair of mittens. I used Lion Brand’s Magic Stripes sock yarn.

To the left, I added a tag board for anyone wanting to chat or leave me a message. Keep on looming!! Posted by Picasa

Did anyone say Mittens?

I figured I better post since it’s been awhile. The Fair Isle Mitten does have a mate see…I finally got of my b*** and took a picture. While I was doing that I manage to take pictures of the convertible mitten that I am making with the thumb attached. And while I’m on the subject of mitten’s, I am making my son, who is 2, a pair of mittens on the 30 peg fine gauge round loom I received from Markman Farm. I’ll post them when I get them finished, which should be in a couple of days. At that time I will post the mini stockings I made for the troops also.

I am also working on a dishcloth I charted but ran into some problems as I have a fine gauge dishcloth rake and worsted weight cotton yarn….yarn too big. I’m going to try and use Bernat’s Cool Crochet yarn to see if that makes a difference. Will try and post on the result.

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Finished mitten

Here is a mitten I finished (other one is done too and will post the pair) for September’s KAL for Markman Looms Yahoo Group. I used Lynn Markman’s Basic Mitten pattern, btw, is simple to follow and modified it a little to fit my hand. I also used a fair isle pattern from the book “1000 Great Knitting Motifs”. My daughter has now claimed them so I am off to create a pattern for a pair of convertible mittens. I have the pattern drawn out on paper and have been working on them, but I am not liking the way the ribbing is coming out for the cuff. The ladders in between are just too wide. Be on the lookout in the next coming weeks for them under free patterns. Posted by Picasa

Heart Trick Bookmark

I finished my loomed bookmark for the exchange at Lynn Markman’s Yahoo Group. It was a lot of fun. I loomed an illusion pattern I charted myself and actually got it to turn out. YEA for ME!!! Here is how it turned out.

You too can knit an illusion bookmark for only $1.99. Click on the “Buy Now” button below.

Works in Progress

Looks like I’m going to have a busy end of summer. I have entered a loomed bookmark exchange which I hope to post progress on it soon. Deadline to mail is Aug. 25, so it doesn’t leave me much time. I am also participating in a Mystery Sock KAL and will be knitting on dpn’s “Leaves of Grass” Anklet by Marilyn Roberts. Again I will try and post progress on the sock…I am going to have to break down and by a EFG sock knitter and start catching that sock bug ;).

I also have almost finished my turtleneck sleevless shell by Knitting Pure & Simple (212). I have modified it a little by making it a mock. I knitted it on needles with Cascade PimaTencel in black…talk about soft cotton….mmmmm. I will try and get a picture of it after it is finished.

Until later….keep on knitting/looming!!

"Fabulous" Felted Bag

I have on needles right now a turtleneck shell which will probably be modified to a mock turtleneck. I am about 4 inches into it right now and hope to get it done before our County fair in July so I can enter it along with some loom knitted items.

I have another bag in the works and will get it up as soon as I get it out of my head and down on paper along with it knitted out.

Here is the Fabulous felted bag I created using Caron’s Fabulous and 100% worsted weight wool . If you are interested in the pattern, it can be purchased by clicking the “Buy Now” button below. Price is $3.00

Itty Bitty Bag Pattern

I finally finished my itty bitty bag and have posted the pattern for download if anyone who wants to make one…it is super simple to make.

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