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It’s time to talk about the loom along activities happening in August!

 

 

In the Loom Along group,  we’ll be working on the beautiful Wavy Feather Lace Stole by Helen Jacobs Grant for one more month:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/loom-a-long/2202356/1-25#1

Grab a pick and get going on this one because we’ll be moving on to another pattern at the end of this month.

 

 

Also in the Loom Along group, we just started working on a fun neckwarmer with an interesting texture – Luxurious Loom-Knit Neckwarmer by Lisa Clarke:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/loom-a-long/2239663/1-25

This one is available for free on the blog, or you can purchase a pdf copy of the pattern for just 99 cents.  This loom along will run through August and September.

 

 

And, in the Loom Knitter’s Circle group, I’ve started up a new loom along where we’ll be following the Looming with Beads tutorial written by Bethany Dailey:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/loom-knitters-circle-magazine/topics/2239965#1

This loom along will run through the month of August.  Come make something pretty with us!

 

 

Alright, pick a loom along, or come play along in all of them!  Have fun!

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A new month has breezed on in and that means new loom alongs, too!

In the Loom Along group on Ravelry, for the main loom along, we’ve started working on the Drop Stitch Scarf pattern by Isela Phelps. We’ll be working on this pattern through May and June, so you’ll have plenty of time to make a drawer full of these pretties.

Also in the Loom Along group, for the Purchased Pattern LAL, we’re still working on the Pinwheel Baby Blanket pattern by Denise Layman.  This one runs until the end of May, so come on over and join in on the fun.

In the Loom Knitter’s Circle group on Ravelry, we’re taking advantage of the newly published issue of Loom Knitter’s Circle.  We’re working on Bethany Dailey‘s lovely Chain Lace Cowl from the Spring 2012 issue.  I’ve also set this one up as an event in the LKC group on facebook so pick your favorite place to play and come loom along.

In the Loomin’ Socks group, they’ve moved on from mini socks and are making full sized socks.  Diana has lined up some great resources for loom knitting socks, so be sure to check it out.  And the Loom Class group on yahoo has some neat projects lined up for this month.  Hop on over there and check them out.  And that wraps up all of the current loom alongs that I happen to know about 😉

Happy Loom Knitting!

 

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Hi there!  It’s time to talk about the loom alongs that started this month 🙂

In the Loom Along group on Ravelry, for the basic loom along, we’ll still be working on Loom Knit Kitties and Loom Knit Bunnies.  The bunny and kitty are cute, little soft toys and would make fun gifts for Easter or a special little someone’s birthday.

Also in the Loom Along group, we just started up a new Purchased Pattern LAL.  During the months of April and May, we’ll be working on the Pinwheel Baby Blanket pattern by Denise Layman.  Denise’s pattern teaches you how to make the pinwheel blanket and also includes a fun sawtooth edging to accentuate the pinwheel center.

In the Loom Knitter’s Circle group on Ravelry, we started up a new Loomin’ in the Archives LAL.  This month, we’ll be working on the Market Tote by Norma Cooper from the Summer 2007 issue of Loom Knitter’s Circle magazine.  ‘Go Green’ with this project and cut down on your reliance on plastic bags.  Perfect timing with this project since Earth Day is just around the corner 😉  ETA:  I’ve also set this one up as an event in the LKC group on facebook so pick your favorite place to play and come loom along.

Last, but definitely not least, an exciting chance to learn how to loom knit socks.  Our fabulous moderator in the Loomin’ Socks group has been putting together a SAL (Sock Along) to help loom knitters learn to make socks on their knitting looms.  They are beginning with a mini sock, then will progress to a pair of full size socks.  If you’ve ever wanted to loom knit socks, hop on over to the Loomin’ Socks group and join in on the fun.

And that wraps up all of the Loom Alongs that I happen to know about.  Pick a project (or two, or three) and get ready to have a great time.  Happy Loom Knitting!

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Here it is mid-March and I’m just popping in to let you know about the current loom alongs.  So sorry.

In the Loom Along group, we started working on two fun projects for the basic loom along – Loom Knitting Kitty and Loom Knitting Bunny.  We’ll be working on those through the end of April, so I hope you can hop on over and join in on the fun.

Also, in the Loom Along group, the Purchased Pattern loom along for Renee’s Sweet on Ruffles Shawlette is still in progress.  This one wraps up at the end of March, so finish up those shawls and share your wonderful pics with us.

In the Loomin’ Socks group, our wonderful moderator, greengirl7, has been cooking up some Sock Along fun.  Right now, we’re in the planning stages, but it’s looking like we’ll be working on the basics of loom knitting socks starting in April.  Pop in to the planning thread if you’d like to get in on the sock knitting fun.

We held off starting a new loom along in the Loom Knitter’s Circle group.  You are more than welcome to drop in on the 25th Street Stole thread and whip up a quick scarf or wrap.  Or, you can wait until April, when we’ll have another archives loom along and we’ll plan a loom along from one of the patterns in the Spring Issue of LKC.

Speaking of the Loom Knitter’s Circle webzine – if you are a designer, today is the day to submit patterns for the Spring 2012 issue!  You can send your submissions to lkcmag@gmail.com.  Be sure to visit the submissions page to check the current guidelines.  I can’t wait to see what crops up in the next issue 🙂

Happy Knitting!

 

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We’re already a week into February!  It’s time to talk about all of the wonderful loom alongs we’ve got going on this month.

In the Loom Along group, we are finishing up on the Loom Knit Bee Bopper Bags that we started in January.  Hopefully you’re a little farther along than I am.  I have half of a bag so far, haha.

In the Loom Knitter’s Circle Magazine group, our archive pick for February is the 25th Street Stole pattern from the Winter 2010 issue of Loom Knitter’s Circle.  Since that issue has moved to the archives, I’ve made this pattern available as a free Ravelry download.  Super spiffy, right?

And we’re having twice the fun in the LKC group because of the magazine re-launch.  We’re making Bethany Dailey’s adorable penguin, Mr. Wobbles!  Come create a sweet little penguin of your very own.

Last, but definitely not least, during February and March we’re making Renee Van Hoy’s lovely shawlette, Sweet on Ruffles.  This pattern is available in Renee’s Loom Knit Shawls pattern booklet, and she’s also made it available for sale individually for the duration of the loom along.

These loom alongs are all happening in the groups on Ravelry.  If you aren’t a member yet, join up and come play with us!  Also, the Mr. Wobbles loom along is happening in the LKC group on facebook and in Bethany’s group on yahoo.  We’d love for you to visit the LKC facebook group and chat with us about your projects if you are making Mr. Wobbles or a 25th Street scarf or stole.

Happy Knitting!

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A few days ago, I finished up my Lacey Scarflet for the Loom Knitter’s Circle loom along at Ravelry.  I worked mine up in a single strand of Berroco Pleasure and decided to use purchased buttons for closing the scarflet, rather than knitting them.

When I was finished, I had almost a full ball of yarn left so I decided to make a hat to match the Lacey Scarflet.  I thought I’d post my notes on the hat here for anyone that might want to make one like it to match their Lacey Scarflet.

Lacey Mock Crochet Hat

Created to match the Lacey Scarflet by Brenda Myers.

Materials used

Large gauge round loom with 48 pegs.  The purple round Knifty Knitter was used for the sample project.

Knitting tool

Tapestry Needle

Yarn:  130 yards of an Aran weight yarn.  Berroco Pleasure was used in the sample project.

Instructions

Cast on 48 pegs.  Prepare to work in the round.

Brim:  Rounds 1-12 – k2, p2 to the end of the round.  (The brim in the sample project measures 1.25″)

Prepare for the next round by knitting the first peg once more.

Next Round – Work the Mock Crochet Stitch, in the round, as follows:

The working yarn should be resting at peg 1.  Bring the working yarn back around peg 48 and lay it across peg 48, peg 1, and peg 2.  Knit peg 2, then peg 1, then peg 48.

The working yarn will now be resting at peg 2.  Peg 2 is now the middle peg for the next wrap.  Bring the working yarn back around peg 1 and lay it across pegs 1-3.  Knit peg 3, then peg 2, then peg 1.

The working yarn will now be resting at peg 3.  Peg 3 is now the middle peg for the next wrap.  Bring the working yarn back around peg 2 and lay it across pegs 2-4.  Knit peg 4, then peg 3, then peg 2.

Continue wrapping and knitting 3 pegs at a time, treating the peg where the working yarn is located as the middle peg, until you reach the end of the round and the last 3-peg group has been worked (this will be peg 47, peg 48, and peg 1).

Repeat this round until the hat reaches the desired length.  18 Mock Crochet rounds were worked for the sample project.  This gives the hat a bit of extra room at the top so the hat is more relaxed and the lace work doesn’t get pulled open too far.

Finishing: Remove the hat from the loom using the gather removal method.  Cinch the top of the hat closed and weave in all ends.  Embellish with buttons, if desired.

The mock crochet stitch creates a pretty, open, lace fabric and works up pretty quickly.  I’d like to point out a couple of good tutorials that I came across on the mock crochet stitch while working on this project.  First up is a seven page picture-based tutorial found at loomknittinghelp.com:

http://loomknittinghelp.com/looms/rlr/stitches/stitches/spatterns_files/mockcrochetstitch.pdf

The second tutorial is a video clip of the mock crochet stitch being worked on a Kiss Loom by Graciela Worth.

(The Kiss Loom is a bit different than many manufactured looms because it has pegs and pins.  If you have a Kiss Loom, follow the video – if you are working with a loom that doesn’t have the pins, just skip that part of the process).

Good luck learning this fun lace stitch.

Have a great day!

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For some time now, I’ve been updating a conversation thread on Ravelry with the current loom alongs.  At least the ones that I happen to know about 😉  And I very nearly forgot that I was going to start posting them here as well.  To quote one of my kiddos, “I’m a forgetter.”

My memory took a little jog this afternoon, so here I am to let you know about the first few loom alongs of 2012:

In the Loom Along group, we are working on the Loom Knit Bee Bopper Bag from the Lion Brand website.  This loom along will run through the end of February, so there is plenty of time for you to mosey over and get in on the fun.  Check out this BeeBopper at Made by Telaine for a bit of inspiration on this project.  Now you definitely want to make one, don’t you? 🙂

In the Loom Knitter’s Circle Magazine group, we are working through the LKC archives this year.  For the month of January, we’re working on the Lacey Scarflet pattern by Brenda from Loom Lore.

And that is it for now.  In February, we’ll be starting up a loom along featuring one of Renee Van Hoy’s pretty shawls from her Loom Knit Shawls pattern booklet, so stayed tuned for more info on that one.

These loom alongs are all happening in the groups on Ravelry.  If you aren’t a member yet, join up and come play with us!

 

Have fun!

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