Monthly Freebie: August



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Loom: 48
peg large gauge loom. Purple Round Knifty Knitter Loom was used in sample.


Yarn: 100
yards of Super Bulky Acyrlic-Wool blend; Weight Category 6. Lion Brand Wool
Ease Thick & Quick Raspberry was used in sample. 106yds/97mts (6oz/170g);
80% acrylic, 20% wool.


Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle




Back Cross (BCP): Slip 1 stitch to cn and hold towards the center of
the loom (peg is now empty), knit the next peg then move this loop to the
emptied peg, place the stitch from the cn on the empty peg then proceed to purl


Front Cross (FCP): Slip 1 stitch to cn and hold towards the front of the loom (peg is now
empty), purl the next peg then move this loop to the emptied peg, place the peg
from the cn on the empty peg, proceed to knit it.



Hourglass Stitch Pattern-multiple
of 8sts






Cast on 48 sts (recommend
cable or crochet cast on) join to knit in the round.




Rnds 1-5: p1, *k2, p2: rep
from * to last peg, p1.



Rnds 6-38: Work Hourglass
Stitch Pattern



Move loops on odd numbered
pegs to its neighbor even numbered peg; leaving the odd numbered pegs empty. On
the even numbered pegs: lift up and off the bottom most strand off the peg, leaving
only 1 loop on the peg.


Bind off

Thread tapestry needle with
yarn and finish with gathering bind off method.●

(c)2009, Isela G Phelps. All rights reserved.


Answers to these questions, will be posted shortly, if you would like to add your own question to the list, please leave a comment and I will add it to the list. Thank you!

  • What direction should I wrap my loom?
  • How do I work with 2 strands of yarn at once?
  • How do I make a hat brim?
  • I get a vertical ladder when I work on my hats, how do I eliminate it?
  • My fabric shows a twist, how do I prevent that?
  • How do I prevent my scarf/blanket from curling?
  • Do I really need to learn the purl stitch?
  • What is the pearl stitch?
  • How long should my hat be?
  • How long should my scarf be?
  • Where can I find measurements for other garments?
  • What is a knitting board?
  • Does knitting on a knitting board take more yarn?
  • Can I skip working a swatch?
  • How do I measure my swatch?
  • What is gauge?
  • Do I need to have the same gauge measurements as the designer describes on the pattern?
  • The design doesn’t tell me what cast on to use, what should I do?
  • How do I count stitches and rows?
  • My knitting gets tighter and tighter after a few rows, how do I stop this from happening?
  • There are so many versions of the same stitch, how do I know which one to use?
  • I dropped a stitch, how do I pick it up?
  • How do I add a new skein?
  • What is waste yarn?
  • Knots in my yarn, what should I do?
  • How much yarn should I buy for my project?
  • What is a slipped stitch?
  • When should I slip the first stitch of every row?
  • Should I knit the first stitch of the row?
  • What are salvage stitches?
  • What is a yarn over?
  • My bind off is always too tight, how do I fix this?
  • How do I weave in the tail ends?



The Cabled Mitts are revolutionary, knit in the round almost to the fingertips and then flat to create a tapered end for a non-bulky look. The cable band around the wrist is knit separate and them stitches are picked up to knit the body of the mitt.

Loom: Large gauge circular loom with 24 pegs. Blue Knifty Knitter loom was used in sample.

Yarn: 160 yards of bulky weight wool. Sample was knit with Lion Brand Thick&Quick (1-1/2 skeins). Sample yarn information: 6oz/170g; 106yd/97m; 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon.

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Skills knowledge: knit stitch (not e-wrap), purl stitch, k2tog, ssk (knit two stitches together), picking up stitches

Size: Adult size women

Measurements:9 inches from cuff to fingertips. 4 inches around widest part of hand. For longer hands, simply work a few more rounds.

Price: $1.99

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Kitchen Towel


Bring the fun to your kitchen with this cute towelette. Knit it in fun colors to add a little splash of color to your kitchen. The body of the towel is made up of basketweave stitch and it is surrounded by a garter stitch border.

Knitting Loom: 52 peg, fine sett/gauge knitting loom (pegs spaced at ¼ from center to center). Sample was knit on baby hat loom in fine sett/gauge by Décor Accents, Inc.

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy, 2 skeins: one skein color Sea Foam; one skein color Crème Brulee. Yarn content: 75% Pima Cotton, 25% acrylic; Weight: 50g; Length: 109yds

Notions: Knitting tool

Other: 1” Fun Button in complimentary colors

Gauge: 11sts and 15 rows=2 inches. However, gauge is not important.

Loom Knitting Level: Advanced Beginner (see loom knitting skills below)

Loom Knitting Skills: knit stitch, purl stitch, knit 2 stitches together (k2tog), flat panel knitting.

Size: 9.5 inches wide x 16 inches long (shown). Varies with the Version.

3 versions provided: 52 Fine Gauge Peg Loom, 40 Fine Gauge peg Loom, KK Version.

Price: $2.99

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