56 Peg Sock Loom Heel

56 Peg Sock Loom
Short-row Heel over 28 stitches

Knit from peg 1-27. W&T peg 28.
Knit from peg 27-2. W&T peg 1.
Knit from peg 2-26. W&T peg 27.
Knit from peg 26-3. W&T peg 2.
Knit from peg 3-25. W&T peg 26.
Knit from peg 25-4. W&T peg 3.
Knit from peg 4-24. W&T peg 25.
Knit from peg 24-5. W&T peg 4.
Knit from peg 5-23. W&T peg 24.
Knit from peg 23-6. W&T peg 5.
Knit from peg 6-22. W&T peg 23.
Knit from peg 22-7. W&T peg 6.
Knit from peg 7 to peg 21. W&T peg 22.
Knit from peg 21 to peg 8. W&T peg 7.
Knit from peg 8 to peg 20. W&T peg 21.
Knit from peg 20 to peg 9. W&T peg 8.
Knit from peg 9 to peg 19. W&T peg 20.
Knit from peg 19 to peg 10. W&T peg 9.  End of part 1 of the heel.

(Note: The following increase rows will require working(knitting) previous wraps and stitches together as one. This may be up to 2 wraps and a stitch worked as one.)

Knit from peg 10 to peg 20. W&T peg 21.
Knit from peg 20-9. W&T peg 8.
Knit from peg 9-21. W&T peg 22.
Knit from peg 21- 8. W&T peg 7.
Knit from peg 8-22. W&T peg 23.
Knit from peg 22-7. W&T peg 6.
Knit from peg 7-23. W&T peg 24.
Knit from peg 23-6. W&T peg 5.
Knit from peg 6-24. W&T peg 25.
Knit from peg 24-5. W&T peg 4.
Knit from peg 5-25. W&T peg 26.
Knit from peg 25-4. W&T peg 3.
Knit from peg 4-26. W&T peg 27.
Knit from peg 26-3. W&T peg 2.
Knit from peg 3-27. W&T peg 28.
Knit from peg 27-2. W&T peg 1. End of part 2 of heel. 

On your next round, you will have extra wraps on pegs 1 and 2, work the wraps and the stitch as one as you work that first round. 

Basic Loom Knit Hat

Somedays all you want is to simply sit and watch tv without having to think about what you are knitting. Yes, it is true, knitters can’t really sit without a project on their lap. This Basic Loom Knit Hat is worked with some lovely Noro Silk Garden.

Knitting loom: Premium Round Loom Set by KBLooms, used the white round loom (72 pegs).

Yarn: Approx 110 yards of worsted weight silk mohair wool blend. Sample used Noro Silk Garden in Train to Tokyo.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: Faux pom-pom (optional).

Size: Hat fits up to a 20″ circumference head. If you need a smaller hat, use the purple loom, if you need a larger hat, use the orange loom.

STITCHES

k=knit stitch. You may use the u-stitch. Note: the ewrap stitch will produce looser stitches and a bigger hat and will look different.

p=purl stitch.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 72 stitches, join to work in the round. (I used the ewrap cast on and then I tightened the cast on after project was done).

Round 1-12: *k2, p2; rep from  to end of round.

Round 13: k to end of round.

Repeat Round 13: until hat reaches desired length (sample was 7 inches from cast on edge).

Next 3 rounds: Repeat Row 1.

Bind off as follows: For bind off, I highly recommend to use a different yarn, perhaps an acrylic that is the same color. This yarn tends to rip apart if you pull it–which you need to do to cinch it close. Cut a piece of yarn that is approximately 16 inches in length, remove all the purl stitches onto this piece of scrap yarn. Now, cut another piece of yarn about 16 inches in length, remove all the knit stitches from the loom. Locate the first piece of scrap yarn and cinch the purl stitches close. Locate the second piece of scrap yarn and cinch it all the knit stitches.

Optional: Add a faux pom pom to the top of the hat.  Note, if you are giving this to a small child, be sure to secure the pom pom very tightly to the hat.

 

Easy Breezy Bib

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to attend Creativation in Phoenix. There, I was able to see of the new yarns hitting the shelves and although I had had the opportunity to try Red Heart Chic Sheep before the event, I had not seen all the beautiful colors in the line. Wow! If you haven’t seen this yarn, run and get some, it is truly dreamy! So soft and squishy!

Here is the second baby bib that I made for my little Eowyn. This one is ever easier than the Bandana Bib, no decreases at all, simply knit in the round, then knit flat until you reach the desired length. I put in some garter at the end to stop the item from curling.

A little bit of yarn, a little bit of time, and you get a tiny little present for a loved baby.

Knitting loom: 64 peg small gauge knitting loom. Sample was knit using purple hat loom from KBLooms Premium set.

Yarn: Approx 50 yds of worsted weight merino wool. Sample used Red Heart Chic Sheep in Green Tea (3.5 oz/100g | 186 yds/170 m)

Gauge: 9.5 sts x 16 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Size: 7.25 inches in length x 7.75 inches wide.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch (not the ewrap)
P=purl stitch
Rnd(s)=round(s)
Approx=approximate

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 64 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Round 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of round.

Next round: Bind off 30 sts. K34 (to the end of round).

Next row: p34.

*Next row: sl1, k33.

Next row: sl1, p2, k to last 3 sts, p2, k1.*

Rep from * to *: until piece measures 6.5 inches from cast on edge.

Next row: p to end of row.

Next row: k to end of row.

Repeat last two rows 2x.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave all ends in.

Bandana Bib

I have come to the realization that I rarely knit very much for self pleasure anymore. I am usually so packed full with life and work that I forget about knitting something for myself. Last weekend, I picked up some yarn and knitted something for my little baby girl. The joy that she has brought into my life is something I cannot describe. I know that happiness is something you have to choose for yourself and you have to practice it every single day. Having her in my life has made me realize how blessed I am to be her momma.

With this design, I wanted to create something simple and that didn’t take much brain to create. I knew I wanted to decrease at each end and I didn’t want to have to worry about the way the decreases looked, so I chose the garter stitch to hide the way the decreases looked. I hope you can find this pattern easy to follow, if you have questions, please feel free to comment. I don’t promise a video because frankly, I don’t have the time to create one.

 

A quick little present for a loved baby!

Knitting loom: 64 peg small gauge knitting loom. Sample was knit using purple hat loom from KBLooms Premium set.

Yarn: Approx 50 yds of worsted weight merino wool. Sample used Red Heart Chic Sheep in Poolside (3.5 oz/100g | 186 yds/170 m)

Gauge: 9.5 sts x 16 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Size: 6.5 inches in length x 7 inches wide (the flat front at the widest point).

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch (not the ewrap)
P=purl stitch
Rnd(s)=round(s)

Approx=approximate

Decrease Row Instructions

Decrease on every right side row (clockwise row—it should be on the Knit Rows), at each end as follows:

Move the loop from the second peg over to the third peg. Third peg has 2 loops on it.
Move the loop from the first peg over to the second peg.

Move the loop from the second to last peg to the third to last peg. The third to last peg has 2 loops on it. Move the loop from the last peg over to the second to last peg.

The row has been prepped to decrease by 2 stitches.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 64 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Round 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of round.

Next round: Bind off 30 sts. K33 (to the end of round).

Next row: p34.

*Next row: k34.

Next row: p34.*

Rep from * to *: 10x (or until panel measures 4.5 inches from cast on edge)

**Decrease Row: Prep the knitting loom as instructed above on the “Decrease Row Instructions”.
K to end of row (when you reach the peg that contains two loops, treat the two loops as one loop).

Next row: P to end of row. **

Repeat from ** to ** until you have 8 sts remaining.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave all ends in.

Bind offs for the Messy Bun Hat

Here are three videos demonstrating different bind offs for the loom knitted Messy Bun Hats 

Elastic Bind Off

Basic Bind Off

Crochet Bind Off

Messy Bun Hat II

I have been knitting Messy Bun Hats since last Friday. I have knitted 8 with the previous pattern and now I am about to embark in knitting 9 with this new design.

The pattern is very similar to the original one, except this one has stockinette instead of single ribbing sections. Also, rather than decreasing slowly, I did the last round as k2tog all the way around. Click here to download the pattern from Ravelry. NOTE: PATTERN IS NEEDLE KNIT. Currently, I do not have a loom knitted version of it. 

Messy Bun Hat

These hats are flying off my needles and to my friends’ homes. I have had a few requests for a needle knit version. The above was knitted on size 10.5 and 11 size needles. You can use either dpns or circulars. The pattern is super simple and it goes quite fast. NOTE: PATTERN IS NEEDLE KNIT. Currently, I do not have a loom knitted version of it. 

Pattern is available free via Ravelry, click on link to be directed to download page.  Or also click on the image above to be taken to Ravelry to download the pattern.

Messy Bun Hat Video

Hi friends,

It has been awhile since I last created a video, but some of you (about 50 requests in less than one day) were requesting a video showing how to do the Messy Bun Hat. I apologize for the small screen. I only have my phone to take video. I hope the video helps out some of you.  Have a great holiday! 

Messy Bun Hat Pattern

 

NOTE: If you are using a different knitting loom than what is called in the pattern, keep the following in mind:

Pattern requires a peg count that is a multiple of 4 (40, 44, 48, etc)-the ribbing on the brim requires this multiple.

The hat be at least 7-7.5 inches in length from cast on to bind off. If you need to knit more rounds, repeat rounds 15-22 to maintain the stitch pattern. 

Messy Bun Hat


The Messy Bun hat allows you to keep your "do" intact while keeping you nice and toasty. My daughter sports a messy bun almost every day, so a messy bun hat was a must for our freezing Utah winters. 

Materials

Knitting loom: KB Hat Loom, set at large gauge with 40 pegs.

Yarn: Approx 90 yds of bulky weight blend acrylic/wool yarn.  Sample was knit with Mighty Stitch Bulky in Ash

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: Oval Cord Elastic by Dritz, about 1 yard. Used for bind off method 2. 

Gauge: 6.5 sts x 8 rows=2 inches

Abbreviations

k=knit stitch (may use the u-stitch)

p=purl stitch

rnd(s)=round(s)

st(s)=stitch(es)

INSTRUCTIONS 


Cast on 40 sts, prepare to work in the rnd. 

Rnd 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. 

Rnd 11-14: k to end of rnd. 

Rnd 15-18: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 19-22: *k1, p1; rep from *  to end of rnd. 

Rep Rnds 15-22. 

Next 4 rnds: p to end of rnd. 

Bind off method 1: Bind off with basic bind off method (keep the bind off tight). 

Bind off method 2: Oval Cord Elastic by Dritz (about a yard). Using tapestry needle, thread the elastic through the tapestry needle. Remove all the stitches off the loom onto the elastic. Once all the stitches are on the elastic, cinch it close, leaving about a 6-inch circle of elastic, tie a knot to secure it. Cut the ends of the elastic. To secure further, use needle and thread and sew the ends of the elastic together. 

Weave ends in. Block lightly if needed. 

 

NOTE: If you are using a different knitting loom than what is called in the pattern, keep the following in mind:

Pattern requires a peg count that is a multiple of 4 (40, 44, 48, etc)-the ribbing on the brim requires this multiple.

The hat be at least 7-7.5 inches in length from cast on to bind off. If you need to knit more rounds, repeat rounds 15-22 to maintain the stitch pattern. 

 

 

NEW: Video

12/12/16: Needle Knit Version Available. Click on this link to be taken to Ravelry to download the needle knit version.

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