This past spring/summer I had the opportunity to work on a pattern booklet for the All-n-One loom from the Authentic Knitting Board company. I was asked to submit 5 design proposals for loom knit patterns using the All-n-One. Of those, 3 would be chosen for the booklet.
An All-n-One loom arrived here in late April and a lot of loom knitting followed. Plus pattern writing, and pic clicking, etc. But enough about the nitty gritty details ;) All of that work, and the work of a few other very talented loom knit designers has come together inside the pages of this fabulous new booklet:
A few lucky recipients got their hands on advance copies of this booklet, Loom Knitting with the All-n-One Loom, at a loom knitting retreat in Texas at the end of October. Lucky ducks, right? But, not to worry – you can now purchase this booklet from the Authentic Knitting Board website. (Just click the link at the top of this paragraph)
Alright, just for kicks, let’s take a look at the projects I contributed to this book. First up, is Darby:
Darby is a textured, rectangular wrap knit in Bernat Mosaic. Mosaic has lovely, vibrant colorways and was the perfect yarn for this spirited accessory. It was fun watching the colors change as I worked through this project. I think this design would be beautiful if worked up in a solid color too.
Next up is Ashley:
Ashley is a delicate, feminine shawlette. It was knit with Sheep(ish) from Caron. I was aiming for something whisper soft with a wonderful drape. I am really pleased with how this shawlette turned out. It feels very luxurious and completely cuddly. I need to make at least two more just like it!
And last, but definitely not least, Hadley:
Hadley started out as a dress only. Specifically, a knitted vest with an attached fabric skirt. Somewhere along the line, I decided to modify the pattern to give the option for knitters to knit the vest as a stand alone piece, or to knit the vest and then add the fabric skirt. I think it made the design much more versatile.
Here is a look at the Hadley vest:
And one more of the Hadley dress:
So, now you have a closer look at three of the designs in the Loom Knitting with the All-n-One Loom book. But the loom knitting fun has only just begun. There are 8 additional projects in the book and they are all fantastic!
The Loom Knitting with the All-n-One Loom book is beautifully put together and well worth adding to your loom knitting library (if I do say so myself, haha). If you don’t already have a copy, maybe Santa will spoil you with it this Christmas…
Happy Loom Knitting!