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Learn to Knit on Long Looms
     

Learn to Knit on Long Looms

by Anne Bipes
 

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Learning to create knit garments without needles is the focus of this stitch-pattern collection and instructional reference. By using long looms, crafters can simplify two-color work, master larger projects, and make double-knit fabrics with more options for surface texture. From simple scarves to detailed felted slippers, the designs in this resource will

Overview

Learning to create knit garments without needles is the focus of this stitch-pattern collection and instructional reference. By using long looms, crafters can simplify two-color work, master larger projects, and make double-knit fabrics with more options for surface texture. From simple scarves to detailed felted slippers, the designs in this resource will allure seasoned experts looking for new ways to knit, as well as beginner-level stitchers who are still trying to master using needles. Projects are accompanied by instructional photographs and include a baby blanket, an afghan, a tasseled scarf, a shawl, and a garden party table setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592172955
Publisher:
DRG
Publication date:
04/23/2010
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
196,564
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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Learn to Knit on Long Looms


By Anne Bipes

Annie's

Copyright © 2010 DRG
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59217-295-5



CHAPTER 1

Mocha Latte Scarf

Design by Anne Bipes


Skill Level

* BEGINNER


Finished Size

5 x 58 inches


Materials

4 MEDIUM

• Red Heart Soft Yarn (worsted weight; 100% acrylic; 256 yds/140g per skein): 1 skein toast #1882

• 20-inch length scrap yarn

• Double-rake loom with at least 12 peg pairs

• Hook tool

• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

• Scissors

• Tapestry needle


Gauge

9 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Duplicate Zigzag stitch.

Exact gauge is not critical to this project.


Scarf

Cast on 12 peg pairs, lay scrap yarn.

Knit in duplicate zigzag stitch until scarf measures 58 inches or desired length.

Bind off.

Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn.

Weave in tails.

Make 6 tassels and attach to corners and center of each end of the scarf.

CHAPTER 2

Magic Mobius Scarf

Design by Anne Bipes


Skill Level

* BEGINNER


Finished Size

5 x 58 inches, before twisting


Materials

4 MEDIUM

• Red Heart Soft Yarn (worsted weight; 100% acrylic; 256 yds/140g per skein): 1 skein mid blue #9820

• 20-inch length of scrap yarn

• Double-rake loom with at least 12 peg pairs

• Hook tool

• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

• Scissors

• Tapestry needle


Gauge

9 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches/10cm Zigzag stitch.

Exact gauge is not critical to this project.


Pattern Note

Scarf is worn wrapped around the neck twice, like two necklaces.


Scarf

Cast on 12 peg pairs, lay scrap yarn.

Knit in zigzag stitch until scarf measures 58 inches long or desired length.

Bind off.

Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn.

Weave in tails.


Finishing

Lay scarf flat and flip one end over once. Sew cast-on and bound-off edges together with a whipstitch.

CHAPTER 3

Color Block for Baby

Design by Anne Bipes


Skill Level

* * EASY


Finished Size

35 x 42 inches


Materials

4 MEDIUM

• Caron Simply Soft Brites (worsted weight; 100% acrylic; 315 yds/6 oz/170g per skein): 1 skein each tapioca #9602 (A), grape #9610 (B), watermelon #9604 (C), blue mint #9608 (D), limelight #9607 (E) and lemonade #9606 (F)

• 30-inch length of scrap yarn

• Double-rake loom with at least 23 peg pairs

• Hook tool

• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

• Scissors

• Tapestry needle


Gauge

12 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Stockinette stitch.

Exact gauge is not critical to this project.


Blanket

Panel 1

With Color A, cast on 23 peg pairs. Lay scrap yarn.

Knit 20 rows in stockinette stitch.

Change to Color B and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color C and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color D and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color E and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color F and knit 20 rows. Bind off. Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn. Weave in tails.


Panel 2

With Color C, cast on 23 peg pairs. Lay scrap yarn.

Knit 20 rows in stockinette stitch.

Change to Color E and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color A and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color F and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color B and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color D and knit 20 rows. Bind off. Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn. Weave in tails.


Panel 3

With Color B, cast on 23 peg pairs. Lay scrap yarn.

Knit 20 rows in stockinette stitch.

Change to Color F and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color D and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color E and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color C and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color A and knit 20 rows. Bind off. Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn. Weave in tails.


Panel 4

With Color D, cast on 23 peg pairs. Lay scrap yarn.

Knit 20 rows in stockinette stitch.

Change to Color A and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color C and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color B and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color F and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color E and knit 20 rows. Bind off. Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn. Weave in tails.


Panel 5

With Color B, cast on 23 peg pairs. Lay scrap yarn.

Knit 20 rows in stockinette stitch.

Change to Color E and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color F and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color A and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color D and knit 20 rows.

Change to Color C and knit 20 rows. Bind off. Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn. Weave in tails.

With Invisible stitch, join panels following chart.

CHAPTER 4

Crystal Blues Scarf

Design by Anne Bipes


Skill Level

* BEGINNER


Size

5 x 58 inches


Materials

4 MEDIUM

• Red Heart Collage (worsted weight; 100% acrylic; 218 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein blue wave #2350

• 20-inch length of scrap yarn

• Double-rake loom with at least 12 peg pairs

• Hook tool

• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

• Scissors

• Tapestry needle


Gauge

9 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Twisted stockinette stitch.

Exact gauge is not critical to project.


Instructions

Cast on 12 peg pairs, lay scrap yarn.

Knit in twisted stockinette stitch until scarf measures 58 inches long or desired length.

Bind off.

Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn.

Weave in tails.

CHAPTER 5

Pixie Hat & Scarf for Dolly & Me


Designs by Anne Bipes

Skill Level

* * EASY


Sizes

18-inch doll (toddler)

Instructions given fit smaller size, with larger size in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to both sizes.


Materials

5 BULKY

• Lion Brand Jiffy (chunky weight; 100% acrylic; solids: 135 yds/85g; multis: 115 yds/70g per ball): 2 balls apple green #132, (rose spray #401)

• Lion Brand Fun Fur (chunky weight; 100% polyester; 57 yds/40g per ball): 2 balls confetti #206

• Two 20-inch lengths of scrap yarn

• Double-rake loom with at least 24 (30) peg pairs

• Hook tool

• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

• Scissors

• Tapestry needle

• Soft brush


Gauge

10 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Stockinette stitch.

Exact gauge is not critical to project.


Pattern Note

When incorporating the fur yarn, wrap only the pegs used for the hat portion, not the entire loom. Do not cut the yarn, just let it drop until you pick it up on the next row.


Instructions

Cut a 53- (70-) inch piece of the chunky yarn, set aside.

At one end of the loom, with chunky yarn cast on 8 (10) pegs, lay scrap yarn.

Knit 50 (75) rows in stockinette stitch.

Wrap 24 (30) pegs. Lay scrap yarn for the new pegs. Knit off pegs with two loops.

Wrap loom again, adding in 2 strands of fur yarn, starting and ending at pegs 8 (10) and knit off. Repeat 6 more times. Cut fur yarn.

Wrap loom again, incorporating fur tail into hat portion and knit off.

Knit 19 (39) rows.

Wrap loom, adding in 2 strands of fur yarn beginning and ending at pegs 8 (10) and knit off. Repeat 6 more times. Cut fur yarn.

Bring loops on pegs 9 (11)–24 (30) to one side of the loom to prepare for bind off.

With reserved strand of yarn, make a slip knot and put it on the crochet hook. Put two loops from peg 24 (30) onto the crochet hook. Wrap the yarn on the crochet hook and pull through the three loops (crochet slip stitch). Continue in this manner to peg 9 (11). Put the single remaining loop on the crochet hook onto peg 8 (10).

Knit 50 (75) rows using pegs 1–8 (10).

Bring loops to one side of the loom and bind off.

Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn.

Weave in tails.


Finishing

Fold hat portion so the two bands of fur yarn are overlapping. Beginning at fur edge on the outside of the hat, close the top seam with a crochet slip stitch. Bring tails to the inside of the hat and weave in. Brush the fur yarn with a soft brush to bring the ends of the fur strands to the outside of the knitting.

CHAPTER 6

Woodsy-Warmth Shawl

Design by Anne Bipes


Skill Level

* BEGINNER


Finished Size

11 x 58 inches


Materials

4 MEDIUM

• Red Heart Collage (worsted weight; 100% acrylic; 218 yds/100g per skein): 3 skeins landscape green #2629

• 30-inch length of scrap yarn

• Double-rake loom with at least 30 peg pairs

• Hook tool

• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

• Scissors

• Tapestry needle


Gauge

12 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Stockinette stitch.

Exact gauge is not critical to this project.


Shawl

Cast on 30 peg pairs, lay scrap yarn.

Knit in stockinette stitch until shawl measures 58 inches long or desired length.

Bind off.

Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn.

Weave in tails.


Fringe

Cut 60 strands each 11 inches long.

With crochet hook, attach one strand to each bound-off chain stitch on each end of the shawl.

Trim ends even.

CHAPTER 7

Reversible Checkerboard Afghan

Design by Anne Bipes


Skill Level

* * EASY


Finished Size

50 x 68 inches


Materials

4 MEDIUM

• Red Heart Soft Yarn (worsted weight; 100% acrylic; 256 yds/140g per skein): 6 skeins cherry red #5142 (A)

• Red Heart Collage (worsted weight; 100% acrylic; 218 yds/100g per skein): 6 skeins ice storm #2407 (B)

• 36-inch lengths of scrap yarn: 8

• Double-rake loom with at least 30 peg pairs

• Hook tool

• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

• Scissors

• Tapestry needle


Gauge

10 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Stockinette stitch.

Exact gauge is not critical to project.


Pattern Note

Be sure the yarn colors start on the same side of the loom on each panel.


Instructions

Panel

Make 4

Cast on 30 pegs with B, lay scrap yarn.

Step 1: With both colors, use 2-Color wrap technique to wrap 5 pegs, and then switch colors every 5 pegs for 6 sets of 5.

Step 2: Knit 8 rows.

Step 3: Wrap the next row, switching colors to the opposite side of the loom.

Step 4: Knit 8 rows.

Repeat Steps 1–4 until 28 blocks (224 rows) are complete.

Cut A yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.

Wrap the loom with B as for the stockinette stitch and knit off. Cut yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.

Bring loops from one side of the loom to the pegs on the other side.

Thread scrap yarn into a tapestry needle, thread through loops and remove the knitting from the loom.


Finishing

With B, use the Invisible stitch to attach the 4 panels, matching cast-on and bound-off edges and maintaining the checkerboard pattern.

With B, finish cast-on and bound-off edges, working from one side of the afghan to the other. Remove scrap yarn. Weave in tails.

CHAPTER 8

Garden Party Set

Design by Anne Bipes


Trivet and Four Coasters

Skill Level

* BEGINNER


Finished Sizes

Coasters: 3 ½ inches square

Trivet: 7 inches square

Instructions are given for coasters, with trivet in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to both pieces.


Materials

4 MEDIUM

• Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co. Peaches & Creme (worsted weight; 100% cotton; 98 yds/2 oz per ball): 1 ball desert bloom #188

• 20- (25-) inch length of scrap yarn

• Double-rake loom with at least 9 (18) peg pairs

• Hook tool

• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

• Scissors

• Tapestry needle


Gauge

10 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Double stockinette stitch.

Exact gauge is not critical to project.


Instructions

Cast on 9 (18) peg pairs. Lay scrap yarn.

Wrap loom 2 more times. Knit off, bringing bottom loop over the upper two loops.

Knit 13 (34) more rows.

Without wrapping loom again, knit off by bringing the bottom loop over the top loop and off the peg. One loop will be left on each peg.

Bring loops from one side of the loom to the other and bind off.

Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn.

Weave in tails.


Place Mat

Skill Level

* * EASY


Finished Size

12 x 18 inches


Materials

4 MEDIUM

• Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co. Peaches & Creme (worsted weight; 100% cotton; 98 yds/2 oz per ball): 3 balls desert bloom #188 (makes 1 place mat)

• 36-inch length of scrap yarn

• Double-rake loom with at least 30 peg pairs

• Hook tool

• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

• Scissors

• Tapestry needle


Gauge

10 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Double stockinette stitch.

Exact gauge is not critical to this project.


Pattern Stitches

Pattern A

Row 1: Knit off pegs 5 and 7 by bringing the bottom loop over the top loop and off the loom, leaving just one loop on each peg. Move remaining loops 5 to pegs 4 and loops 7 to pegs 6.

Row 2: Knit off pegs 24 and 26 by bringing the bottom loop over the top loop and off the loom, leaving just one loop on each peg. Move remaining loops 26 to pegs 27 and loops 24 to pegs 25.

Row 3: Wrap loom, including empty pegs and knit off all pegs with three or more loops. (Only pegs 5, 7, 24 and 26 will not be knit off.)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3.


Pattern B

Row 1: Knit off pegs 4, 6 and 8 by bringing the bottom loop over the top loop and off the loom, leaving just one loop on each peg. Move remaining loops 4 to pegs 3, loops 6 to pegs 5 and loops 8 to pegs 7.

Row 2: Knit off pegs 23, 25 and 27 by bringing the bottom loop over the top loop and off the loom, leaving just one loop on each peg. Move remaining loops 27 to pegs 28, loops 25 to pegs 26 and loops 23 to pegs 24.

Row 3: Wrap loom, including empty pegs, and knit off all pegs with three or more loops. (Only pegs 4, 6, 8, 23, 25 and 27 will not be knit off.)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3.


Pattern C

Row 1: Knit off pegs 14 and 16 by bringing the bottom loop over the top loop and off the loom, leaving just one loop on each peg. Move remaining loops 14 to pegs 15 and loops 16 to pegs 17.

Row 2: Wrap loom, including empty pegs and knit off all pegs with three or more loops. (Only pegs 14 and 16 will not be knit off.)

Row 3: Repeat Row 2.


Pattern D

Row 1: Knit off pegs 13, 15 and 17 by bringing the bottom loop over the top loop and off the loom, leaving just one loop on each peg. Move remaining loops 13 to pegs 14, loops 15 to pegs 16 and loops 17 to pegs 18.

Row 2: Wrap loom, including empty pegs and knit off all pegs with three or more loops. (Only pegs 13, 15 and 17 will not be knit off.)

Row 3: Repeat Row 2.


Instructions

Cast on 30 peg pairs, lay scrap yarn.

Wrap loom 2 more times. Knit off, bringing bottom one loop over the upper two loops.

Knit 4 rows.

Follow Pattern A.

Knit 2 rows.

Follow Pattern B.

Knit 2 rows.

Follow Pattern A.

Knit 29 rows.

Follow Pattern C.

Knit 2 rows.

Follow Pattern D.

Knit 2 rows.

Follow Pattern C.

Knit 29 rows.

Follow Pattern A.

Knit 2 rows.

Follow Pattern B.

Knit 2 rows.

Follow Pattern A.

Knit 4 rows.

Without wrapping loom again, knit off by bringing the bottom loop over the top loop and off the peg. One loop will be left on each peg.

Bring loops from one side of the loom to the other and bind off.

Finish cast-on edge. Remove scrap yarn.

Weave in tails.


Finishing

Block place mat by pinning to a towel. Spray with water. Open holes with fingertips. Allow to dry in place.


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author


Anne Bipes is an experienced stitch-pattern designer and the author of Learn New Stitches on Circle Looms. She lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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