MY TUESDAY QUILT PROJECT
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
NAME - DOUBLE BOARD WOOL AFGHAN See picture below.
DATE - 4/28/12 - 2013
SIZE - 33 1/2"W x 68"L - One panel
LOOM - 38" AKB Double Board Loom
SPACING - 5/16"
SETTING - 1/2"
PEGS - 111 each board (all but 1 set)
MULTIPLES OF - 6 + 3
YARN - Lannarota's Filatura Chunky Wool
# - 5
WPI - 7
AMOUNT - 27, 50grams skiens
PATTERN STITCH - Hills & Dells Fancy Rib (my creation)
TOOLS - Loom, pick, yarn needle, crochet
SKILL LEVEL - medium
GAUGE - 6 double sts = 2"
1 skien did 2 1/2"
CAST ON - 1. Make a slip knot & place it on the first left Front Board (FB) peg.
2. "8" wrap the next FB peg with the Back Board (BB) one directly across from it. (2nd BB peg).
To do this, go from the slip knot (sk) to the 2nd peg on the BB. Start the "8" wrap there. Then move to the 2nd peg on the FB to finish the Figure Eight ("8") wrap
3. eWrap the 3rd peg on the FB
4. Move to the 4th peg on the BB.
5. eWrap it
6. Move to the 5th peg on the FB
7. Start an "8" wrap there
8. Move across the loom to the peg opposite that FB peg.
9. Finsh the "8" there.
10. eWrap the 6th BB peg.
11. Rep these 6 peg steps (see diagram below) across the loom making the #1 peg in the group an "e" wrap from now on.
12.For a single panel, end with # 1, 2, 3 Or # 4, 5, 6 of the diagram, to balance both ends of the knitting.
( For multi panels, do Step #12 only on the last panel.)
13. Lay in an anchor yarn.
BB o - 8 - o - e - 8 - e
FB sk - 8 - e - o - 8 - o
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6
ABBREVIATIONS - below
KNIT - To knit, always wrap the loom following the yarn path or # 1 to 6 of the diagram, then knit over.
Knit to desired length.
Do not cut yarn.
BIND OFF - Transfer the sts on the BB to the FB, placing them on pegs directly across from the ones they have been on. Knit the doubled sts 1 over 1.
Remove the first st with the crochet hook. Catch the Working Yarn (WY) & pull a loop through that st.
*Remove the next st & catch the WY & pull a loop through both loops on the hook.*
Repeat bet *s across. Cut yarn & pull the tail through the last st.
FINISHING - Work a row of Single Crochet (sc) across CO row.
WIDTH - 33 1/2"
LENGTH - 68"
NOTES: 34 1/2" on loom
33 1/2" off loom
ABBREVIATIONS - AKB = Authentic Knitting Board
FB = Front Board
BB = Back Board
sk = slip knot
"8" = figure eight wrap
"e" = eWrap
"o" = skipped peg
Rep. = Repeat
Saturday, June 21, 2014
NAME - MY FAVORITE DISHCLOTH
DATE – 5/29/2014
SIZE - 7"x 7 1/2"
LOOM - Martha Stewart
SPACING - 3/8" small pegs
SETTING - Every hole
PEGS - 24 (4 - 6 peg pieces)
MULTIPLES OF - all 24
WASHERS - none
YARN - cotton, #4, WPI - 11
AMOUNT - 3/4oz
PATTERN STITCH - Garter & eWrap knit
TOOLS - pick, crochet hook F or G & yarn needle
SKILL LEVEL - easy
GAUGE - 3.5sts x 6.3Rs
CAST ON - Chain St CO 23sts L to Rt
Place wy bet last 2 pegs
Hang last loop on last peg.
KNIT - When Knitting, use the "U" knit st.
Work 6Rs of garter st by:
1. *Skip first st, K 1R
2. Skip first st, P 1R to last st
3. "U" K last st*
4. Rep bet * 2 more times.
SIDE BORDERS & CENTER - 3sts at each end are Border sts.
When knitting use "U" knit st in Side Borders & eWrap knit st in Center:
1. *Skip first st, K across
2. Skip first st, P Side Border
3. eWrap K Center sts
4. P Side Border to last st
5. "U" K last st*
6. Rep bet * for 35Rs
BIND OFF - Crochet st BO by:
1. Remove first st onto crochet hook
2. Pull wy through loop
3. *Remove next st off onto hook
4. Pull wy through both loops*
5. Rep bet * across.
6. Pull wy through last loop
FINISHING - Working in yarn tails.
WIDTH - 7"
LENGTH - 7 1/2"
NOTES:By adding extra pegs/sts or MS peg pieces & more center row, these can be made as big as needed.
Monday, October 21, 2013
1 SEAM, 4 TRIANGLES HAT CROWN
Loom Knit, 4 triangles, 1 seam & no moving stitches over with the decreases.
I have tried many different types of crowns for the tops of hat. All have their uses. Many of my hand knit hat patterns use a series of decreases to form triangles for the crown. Over my years of loom knitting, I’ve tried different ideas to come up with the same thing on the looms. The ones I came up with worked, but left me with many seams to sew up after the hat was off the loom, until now. Here is what I now think will be my favorite hat crown.
Loom - KK Adult Hat Loom
Yarn - Lightweight #5, at 8 WPI. (Unknown fiber, feels like a soft cotton.)
The steps are as follows:
Choose a loom that can be divided into 4 equal sections +. (See Note below)
Choose a yarn appropriate for that loom.
Items needed - pick, small stitch marker or safety pin and either scrap yarn, 3 large stitch holders or a circular needle.
SEE FIGURE 1
1. Divide the pegs of the loom into 4 sections.++
2. Place markers on the first & last peg of one section
3. Place a marker on the middle peg of this group.+++
Rt = Right; L = Left; st = stitch; sts = stitches; ew = ewrap; KO = Knit Over; Rep = Repeat; bet = between; R = Row; Rs = Rows; + = Means to check NOTES below
CAST ON – SEE FIGURE 2
GROUPS with Odd number of pegs - Leaving a 10” tail, make a slipknot & place it on the center peg of the group.
GROUPS with Even number of pegs - Leaving a 10” tail, put the slipknot on the L middle peg.
KNIT - Ew the slip knot as if moving to the Left & KO
1. Wrap Rt peg (Take yarn behind it, around it’s side & across the front.) – SEE FIGURE 32. Ew center st & KO (This was the slip knot peg)
3. Wrap next L peg, ew rest of pegs with sts on them, including the wrapped peg & KO—SEE FIGURE 4
4. *Wrap next Rt peg, ew rest & KO
5. Wrap next L peg, ew rest & KO*
6. Rep bet * till all pegs in the marked group, have sts on them
7. Ew & KO 1 or 2Rs, till working yarn is at the Rt & all new wraps have been knitted. NOTE: If the first st of these Rs is one of the marked pegs, just skip it & ew the rest.
8. Place a stitch marker or safety pin on the Rt edge of the triangle, near the point.
9. Cut the yarn, tie it off & remove sts onto circular N, stitch holder or 4 or 5 Rs of scrap yarn.
NEXT TRIANGLE—SEE FIGURE 7
GROUPS with Odd number of pegs -Take the last triangle and having the front or smooth side of the fabric facing down, place the loops of the Rt edge (marked with st holder) onto the group’s pegs, from the L marked one to center marked peg.
GROUPS with Even number of pegs -Take the last triangle and having the front or smooth side of the fabric facing down, place the loops of the Rt edge (marked with st holder) onto the group’s pegs from the L marked one to the peg. L of center marker.
Remove the st holder that was place in Step 8 above.
CAST ON—SEE FIGURE 8
Make a slip knot & place it on the peg with the loop on it that is at or near the center of the group. K over the loop of the other triangle.
Ew the slip knot as if moving to the Left & KO
1. Wrap Rt peg.
2. Ew center st & KO (This was the slip knot peg)
3. *Wrap next L peg, ew rest of pegs with sts on them, including the wrapped Rt peg & KO Also K over the loop of this wrapped L peg.
4. Wrap next Rt peg, ew rest of the sts, including the L st above & KO*
5. Rep bet * till all pegs in the marked group, have sts on them
6. Ew & KO 1 or 2Rs, till working yarn is at the Rt & all new wraps have been knitted. NOTE: If the first st of these Rs is one of the marked pegs, just skip it & ew the rest.—SEE FIGURE 5
7. Place a stitch marker or safety pin on the Rt edge of the triangle, near the point.
8. Cut the yarn, tie it off & remove sts onto circular N, stitch holder or 4 or 5 Rs of scrap yarn.10. Rep these Steps for the 3rd & 4th triangles. DO NOT CUT THE YARN NOR REMOVE THE STS OF THE 4TH TRIANGLE FROM THE LOOM! SEE FIGURE 12
At this point all the triangles should be connected together with only the first edge of the first triangle & the last edge of the last triangle not connected. All of the open stitches of 3 of the triangles should be either on scrap yarn; stitch holders or 1 or 2 circular needles & the sts of the 4th triangle should still be on the loom.
Replace the open sts onto the rest of the loom pegs. If you need to, double up the last st with the next one of the 4th triangle.—SEE FIGURE 13
Knit the hat of your choice from the crown down. Once the hat is removed from the loom, just use the starting 10” tail to sew up the one seam. I pulled the edge loops of the third triangle up through the edge loops of 4th triangle and ran the tail through them as I did so. Then tied off. Work in all tails.
+Note: If one more peg would make dividing the total pegs by 4 come out evenly, figure the total pegs of the loom as having one more peg and then divide by 4. Once the triangles are on the loom the first and last st will be doubled up.
++NOTE If the groups are a even number, tie a piece of yarn between the middle pegs.
.+++NOTE: these markers should be ones that will not fall off if the loom is turned upside down. I used yarn ones tied on or tiny rubber band twisted on double.
Figure 1 Figure 2
Figure 1 Figure 2
Figure 3 Figure 4
Figure 1 shows 2 different looms—the KK 36 peg green loom and the KK 48 peg purple loom. When the 36 pegs of the green loom are divided by 4, the group number is 9, so the middle peg has the marker on it.
When the 48 pegs of the purple loom are divided by 4, the group number is 12, so the marker is tied between the pegs at the center.Figure 2 shows the slipknot’s placement on each loom.
After the slipknot has been ewrapped and knit over, the Figure 3 shows the right peg wrapped and the center one ewrapped again.
In Figure 4, the center stitch has been knit and the left peg has now been wrapped and both the center and right pegs are now ewrapped.
Figure 5 Figure 6
FIGURE 7 FIGURE 8
Figure 5 is showing the last row of the first triangle, half ewrapped. Even though all of the pegs in the group have stitches on them, the working yarn was at the left and the far right peg has only been wrapped, but was not yet knit. This last row will correct both of these—knitting the last right peg and having the working yarn ending on the right.
The finished triangle is shown in Figure 6. Here the open stitches are held on a stitch holder. If I had placed a stitch holder up near the point as instructed in the directions, it would be in the last left side loop near the point, since the smooth side of the fabric is showing.
In Figure 7, the Rt side loops of that triangle are being put onto the group pegs. I put the stitch holder on where is it should be. Once all the side loops are on the pegs up to the center, the slipknot will go on the last or center peg. SEE FIGURE 8I’ve skipped ahead in the pictures for Figure 8. This one shows 2 triangles already knit and the side loops of the 2nd one are on the group pegs. The slipknot for the 3rd triangle is on the first or center peg.
FIGURE 9 FIGURE 10
FIGURE 11 FIGURE 12
Figure 9 show the 3rd triangles knit up to the last row. SEE FIGURE 5 In Figure 10, that row has been knit.
The 3 triangles are all knit in Figure 11. And Figure 12 shows the 4th one knit as well and still on the loom with the yarn left uncut.FIGURE 13 FIGURE 14
FIGURE 15 FIGURE 16
Now all triangles are back on the loom in Figure 13. Don’t be concerned about how stretched out it looks. It will relax once the hat is knit as the rest of the pictures show.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
NAME - FINGERLESS MITTS
DATE - 1/1/2011
SIZE - Lady’s - Small (Medium) Large
8" ( 8 1/2") 9" - palm
FOR – Blog
LOOM - AKB Sock Loom
SPACING - 5/16"
SETTING - Move adjustable slider down so there are 44 pegs available.
PEGS - 44 (48) 52
YARN - Garnstudio Baby Ull Blues/Purple/Green
# - 1 or 2
WPI - 14
AMOUNT - 1 ball
PATTERN STITCH - Flat ST ST
TOOLS - pick, markers
SKILL LEVEL - Easy
GAUGE - 8sts x 10Rs
CAST ON - ew 1 rnd
1. K 2, P2 for 2" or 20 rnds
2. K 26 (30) 36 rnds using Flat St
1. Place markers, under sts on the pegs to:
Small - the Rt & L of the slider.
Medium & Large - 2 pegs to the Rt & L of the slider
2. K to center st of slider & K it.
3. Wrap next peg.
4. Reverse direction & K around to center st of slider.
5. K wrapped st & center st, wrap next peg.
6. *Reverse direction & K around past center & wrapped sts.
7. Wrap next peg.*
8. Rep bet *s until all sts on slider & marked pegs have been wrapped & K.
9. K around to first marker.
10. BO marker to marker sts, including the marked sts, by:
a.) K2 sts
b.) Move 2nd st to first, KO
c.) Move that st back (this is now the first st of the K2 of "a" above)
11. K around to first empty peg.
12. Find the first BO st & hang it on the empty peg & K it.
Place it on a crochet hook & used it for the loop to do the next step.
13. Ch st CO over empty pegs w/1ch bet them.
14. End with a ch1, placing loop on next peg with a st on it, KO.
1. K 18 (20) 22 rnds in St St
2. K1 rnd, P1 rnd for 4 rnds. (Garter St) OR K2, P2 rib for 3 rnds or more.
BIND OFF by:
2. Move 2nd to first peg, KO
3. Move that st back to empty peg.*
4. Rep bet *s using the moved st as the first st of the K2 above..
5. K last st again.
6. Rep all above rnd.
FINISHING - Work in tails.
WIDTH - 3 1/8" (3 5/8") 4 1/8"across, appox
LENGTH - 6 1/2" (7") 7 1/2"
NOTES: For Abbreviations, see "Abbreviations" this blog.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
This is an easy lacy pattern stitch with no 'knit 2 tog, nor YOs". I have visions of a lacy shawl done in this pattern stitch, with maybe a clear small bead here and there to add some sparkle. Not too many or too big as they would sag this delicate stitch.
There are four things that make this work. See below:
1. 2 completely different size yarns. (Sample uses a light weight #4 [11 wpi] yarn & a fine crochet thread--size unknown).
2. 2 different knit stitches. (Sample used ewrap for the #4 yarn & "U"st for the crochet thread.)
3. A loom gauge large for the yarns used (Sample -1/2" loom gauge. I usually use #5 for a1/2" loom gauge.)
4. Keeping the "U" wrap loose so extra thread can flow into the stitch.
PATTERN ST - . (I used Cindy Woods 19peg Afghan Square Loom in 1/2" gauge & CO all 19pegs & used the Chain St CO)
1. CO _____x # sts
2. R1 - Ewrap using the heavier yarn, KO
3. R2 - Using the Light weight thread, "U" st each peg & KO
4. R3 - Repeat these 2 rows for desired length.
5. End with an ew row & BO.