Loom Knit: Picot Edge

I have added a new video to the techniques playlist. After working on my last cowl & hat set, I realized that I have never shared the picot edge by itself. I have demonstrated it as part of the project, but never by itself.

A picot edge provides a nice decorative edge to a knitted garment. It is frequently used on hat brims, sock cuffs, mitten cuffs, edge of sleeves, and even around necklines.

The video demonstrates how to create a picot edge on a knitting loom.

The knitting loom shown is the Flexee Links Chunky by KB Looms.

How to:

1. Cast on an even number of stitches.

2. Work in stockinette (any desired knit stitch you would like to use). Work the number of rounds that you desire the cuff/brim to be.

3. Work the picot round (Round 11 of sample video).

4. Work in stockinette the same number of rounds as you did prior to the Picot Round.

5. Pick up the stitches from the cast on round, place them on the pegs. Then knit one entire round.

Continue working your pattern as normal.

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Simple Cup Cozy (with video)

MATERIALS

Knitting Loom: Flexee links chunky, sample was worked on 5 links (10 pegs)

Yarn: Approximately 18-20 yards of bulky weight merino wool. Sample was worked with Malabrigo Rasta in Frank Ochre color. Other samples worked with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, scissors

Gauge: 5 sts x 10 rows= 2-inches in Garter stitch

ABBREVIATIONS

K=Knit stitch (true knit stitch, or u-wrap)

P=Purl stitch

St(s)=Stitch(es)

INSTRUCTIONS

Assemble 5 links together, prepare to work a flat panel. You may use another loom of a similar gauge and work a flat panel.

Cast on 10 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to the end.

Row 2: p to the end.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until panel measures approximately 6.5 inches from cast on edge (approximately 36 total rows/18 garter stitch ridges).

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Mattress stitch seam bind-off edge to cast-on edge. Weave in all ends.

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Little Bear Hat (with video)

Materials

Knitting loom: Flexee links chunky, sample was worked on 21 links (42 pegs).

Yarn: Approximately 80 yards of bulky weight wool blend yarn, #6. Lion brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Taupe was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, Tapestry needle, Scissors.

Gauge: 5 sts x 8.5 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Size: fits up to a head circumference of 18″

ABBREVIATIONS

K=Knit stitch (true knit stitch, or u-wrap)

P=Purl stitch

St(s)=Stitch(es)

Approx=Approximate

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

ssk=slip, slip knit. A decrease. Move the stitch from the second peg and place it on the first peg. Peg 1 has 2 loops, work both loops as one.

INSTRUCTIONS

HAT

Assemble 21 links into a circle configuration (42 pegs).

Cast on 42 stitches, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-6: *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 7: k to end.

Repeat Round 7 until hat measures approx 4.5″ from cast on edge (approx 20 rnds).

Next rnd (decrease round): *ssk, k5; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Next rnd: k to end.

Next rnd (decrease round): *skk; k4; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Next rnd: k to end.

Next rnd (decrease round): *skk; k3; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Next rnd: k to end.

Next rnd (decrease round): *skk; k2; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Next rnd: k to end.

Next rnd (decrease round): *skk; k1; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Next rnd: k to end.

Next rnd (decrease round): *skk; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Bind off with gather removal method.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly.

EARS
(Make 2)

Leave about a 10-inch of tail before the cast on.

Cast on 8 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1, 3, 5: k to end.

Row 2, 4, 6: p to end.

Row 7: *ssk; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Row 8: k to end.

Bind off with flat removal method leaving a 10-inch yarn tail.

ASSEMBLY

Using the cast on yarn tail cinch down one side of the ear by passing the yarn tail through the purl bumps. Gently cinch it down (the ear should close on this side). Pass the yarn through the bind off area. Pass the yarn up the other side of the ear, using the purl bumps on the side. Gently cinch the ear down. Using the bind off yarn tail, secure the ear to the top of the hat.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly.

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Slanting Cowl (with Video)

The original pattern was released in December 2017 for the Zippy Loom. I have added an extra set of instructions to my pattern to include the Flexee Chunky Links (located to the bottom of this post).

If you wish to make the same type of design on a different on a different knitting loom, the stitch pattern is a multiple of 4 stitches.

Abbreviations

k=knit (sample used the knit stitch)
p=purl
co=cast on (sample used the chain cast on at the beginning)
bo=bind off
bbo=basic bind off method
rnd(s)=round(s)
rep=repeat
St(s)=stitch(es)

ZIPPY PATTERN

Loom: Zippy Master Set & 2 Zippys
Yarn:160 yds of super bulky acrylic yarn. Sample used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA (2 strands as 1) in Tampa Spice color (81yd/74m, 142g/5oz)
Notions: knitting tool
Gauge: 2sts x 2 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Set up Zippy Loom as shown

INSTRUCTIONS

Using two strands of yarn as one, cast on 28 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1, 3, 5: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2, 4, 6: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: *k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: k2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 9: k1, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rnd 10: *p1, k3; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 7-10: until item measures 10″ inches from cast on edge.

Repeat Rnds 1-6.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave all ends in.

FLEXEE CHUNKY LINKS PATTERN

Loom: Flexee Chunky, 26 links (52 pegs)
Yarn: Approx 110 yds of bulky weight yarn. Sample was knit with Bernat Softee Chunky in Wine
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, stitch marker, row counter (optional)
Gauge: 5sts x 8 rows= 2 inches in stitch pattern

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up 26 Flexee Chunky Links in a circular configuration, connecting the first and last link, (52 pegs total).

Rnd 1, 3, 5: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2, 4, 6: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: *k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: k2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rnd 9: k1, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rnd 10: *p1, k3; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 7-10: until item measures 7.5″ inches from cast on edge.

Repeat Rnds 1-6.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave all ends in.

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Neus Headband

It is that time of the year when the clock is ticking and we have a gazillion presents to finish knitting. This headband knits up super quick, as in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Grab your yarn and Flexee Links and get knitting!

Materials

Knitting loom: Flexee links chunky, sample was worked on 20 links.

Yarn: Jumbo weight faux fur yarn, approx 24 yds. Lion brand “Go For Faux” in Chinchilla was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, Tapestry needle, Scissors.

Gauge: not important for this pattern, however, it should be around 3.5-4 sts per 2-inches in stockinette with the ewrap knit stitch.

Size: fits up to a head circumference of 20″

INSTRUCTIONS

Assemble the 20 loom links (40 pegs total) into a circle configurations, connecting the first and last link.

Cast on 40 stitches using the ewrap stitch.

Round 1: Ewrap knit to the end of the round. Recommend to ewrap knit one peg at a time.

Repeat Round 1 until you have about 25 inches of yarn remaining.

Bind off with the basic bind off method.

Weave in all ends. Gently set the stitches by grabbing the cast on edge and the bind off edge, and gently tugging.

Tips: the yarn is very thick, work one peg at a time. If it makes it easier, hook the bottom loop first, then ewrap the peg, then lift the bottom loop off the peg. I used a stitch marker to mark my first peg, it was too small, I probably would use a stitch marker that hung from the peg so I could see it better. To weave in the ends, I usually use a tapestry needle but this yarn is so thick that I ended up using a crochet hook.

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How-to video

Double Woven Socks

Pattern Information

Materials

Knitting Loom: Flexee Loom Skinny, or any other similar loom in gauge

Yarn: 150-180 yards of worsted weight yarn. Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Paints in Grape colorway (100g/220yds) was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 9.5sts x 12 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

Size: Fits a foot circumference of up to 10 inches.

Notes:

Wrap and Turn: Lift the loop that is currently on the peg, take working yarn and e-wrap the peg. Place the loop back on the peg. Peg now has a wrap and the loop on top.

Abbreviations

DIRECTIONS

LEG

Cast on 40 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnds 1-4: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *yo, k2tog; rep from *  to the end of rnd.

Rnds 6-9: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 10: Pick up cast on edge and place the loops back on the peg as if creating a brim. K to the end of rnd.

Rnd 11: *SKYF2, k2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 12: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13: *k2, SKYF2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14: k to the end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 11-14 until sock leg measures 6 inches or desired length.

HEEL

The heel is worked in short rows to create the extra fabric to accommodate the heel.

*Tip: Place stitch marker on peg 1 and peg 20.

Knit from peg 1 to peg 19. Wrap & Turn on peg 20.

Knit from peg 18 to peg 2. Wrap & Turn on peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to peg 18. Wrap & Turn on peg 19.

Knit from peg 18 to peg 3. Wrap & Turn on peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 17. Wrap & Turn on peg 18.

Knit from peg 17 to peg 4. Wrap & Turn on peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 16. Wrap & Turn on peg 17.

Knit from peg 16 to peg 5. Wrap & Turn on peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 15. Wrap & Turn on peg 16.

Knit from peg 15 to peg 6. Wrap & Turn on peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 14. Wrap & Turn on peg 15.

Knit from peg 14 to peg 7. Wrap & Turn on peg 6.

(There will be 6 pegs at each side with wraps and 8 pegs in the center without wraps).

Knit from peg 7 to peg 15. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 16.

Knit from peg 15 to peg 6. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to peg 16. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 17.

Knit from peg 16 to peg 5. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to peg 17. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 18.

Knit from peg 17 to peg 4. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to peg 18. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 19.

Knit from peg 18 to peg 3. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to peg 19. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 20.

Knit from peg 19 to peg 2. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop). Wrap & Turn peg 1.*

Heel completed, continue with the rest of the instructions, working in the round from this point forward (Pegs 1 and 20 have wraps on them, treat the wraps and the loop on the peg as one loop).

SOLE

Next rnd: k to the end of round.

Repeat last round until sole measures 2 inches less than desired length.

TOE

Follow HEEL instructions from * to *

Knit from peg 2 to peg 20. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop).

Knit from peg 20 to peg 1. (When knitting the peg with wrap(s) on it, pick up the wrap(s) and the loop, treating them all as one loop).

Cut the yarn leaving an 18 inch tail.

CLOSING THE TOE

Place the first 20 stitches on one double pointed needle.

Place the remaining 20 stitches on another double pointed needle.

Use the kitchener stitch to graft the toe close.

Thread a tapestry needle through the tail hanging from the sock.

How to:

Insert the tapestry needle into the first stitch on the front needle as if to knit and slip it off the knitting needle.
Insert the tapestry needle through the second stitch on the front needle as if to purl and leave the stitch on the knitting needle. Pull gently on the yarn remove any yarn slack.
Insert the tapestry needle into the first stitch on the back needle, as if to purl, and slip the stitch off the knitting needle.
Insert the needle into the second stitch on the back knitting needle as if to knit. Leave the stitch on the knitting needle.  Pull gently on the yarn to remove any slack.

Repeat steps 1-4.

Need extra help with the Kitchener?  Visit the following link at Knitty.com for step by step instructions on how to Kitchener

I also have a video that demonstrates the Kitchener Stitch at the following link.

*Pattern previously published.

Popsicle Cozy

Summer is here and popsicles abound! Keep your little one’s hands from getting cold while holding the popsicle with a little popsicle cozy/sleeve. The cozy knits up super fast, and you can use all those odds and ends of yarn that you may have in the stash. 

LOOM:  Flexee Skinny, 6 links (12 pegs).

YARN:  Approx 3 grams of worsted weight yarn. Samples used odds and ends of various worsted weight yarns.

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle, scissors.

GAUGE: 10 sts x 15 rows = 2” in stockinette blocked.

SIZE: Sample fits a 1-inch wide popsicle.

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit stitch (may use the true knit stitch or the u-stitch)

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rep=repeat

Rnd(s)=rounds

Approx=approximate

INSTRUCTIONS

Connect 6 links, join to work in the rnd.

Cast on 12 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1, 3, 5: knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 2, 4, 6: purl to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: *k to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnd 7: 19 more times, or until the little sleeve measures approx. 2.5 inches from cast-on edge.

Bind off with the gather bind off method. Weave in all ends.

Loom Knit: Creating Clean Garter Stitch Edges

Garter Stitch:

Created by working one knit row, followed by one purl row. The ridge created by these two rows is known as a Garter Stitch Ridge.

The sample shown was worked completely in garter stitch.

To create the clean edges on the right and left side of the work, I always slip (skip) the first peg (with yarn behind the peg), and take my working yarn to the front of peg 2, ready to begin working the row.

On the purl rows (for the sample, it is every even row), I purl until the peg before last, then I always knit the last peg.

The sample shows garter stitch ridges of alternating colors. I switched colors each time I ended a garter stitch ridge (after completing one knit row and one purl row). I carried the unused color up on the side (always on the right-hand side of the fabric).

By the way–the video also shows how to switch yarn colors so your garter stitch rows are perfect and the contrasting color doesn’t show on your right-side of the fabric. In case you were wondering–switch colors after you have completed an entire garter stitch ridge repetition (both a knit row, and a purl row), switch color on the next repetition.

Disclaimer: there are probably other methods of achieving clean garter stitch edges, this method works for me, and thus I am sharing it.

Peaks Fingerless Mittens: Video Stitch Breakdown

The pattern can be found in the “Sock Loom Projects” book by KBLooms. The video demonstrates Round 2 of the stitch pattern used in the pattern.

Loom used for the demonstration: KB Looms Premium Chunky Round Loom (the smallest one in the set).

Knitting tool: KB Looms tool, came with the package of the Premium Chunky Round Looms.

Yarn used for the demonstration: Malabrigo Rasta. It is a super bulky weight yarn.

Stitches used: knit stitch (k), yarn over (yo), slip stitch (sl), pass over slipped stitch (psso), knit two stitches together (k2tog).

Note on the stitch pattern: I always undo the ewraps created for the YO and I let the yarn ladder sit to the front of the peg. I do this to allow the eyelet created by the YO to be bigger/more noticeable. When I am working the next round/row on the stitch pattern, I undo the ewrap before working the peg.

Basic Sock Loom Knitting Tutorial

Another old resource that I have had housed in my previous website. This is also a PDF file. You can download to your computer and save it for future use.