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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!

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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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If you are a loom knitter, you’ve probably already heard that the Loom Knitter’s Circle web based magazine has re-launched.  The latest issue, Winter 2012, has 9 new patterns, an article about cast on methods, some product reviews, and a fun new addition called Side Stitch.  Hop over there and check it out, if you haven’t already had the chance.

Since LKC has re-launched, the Winter 2010 Issue migrated into the Past Issues category.  And that means that this pattern has moved into the LKC archives as well:

This weekend, I took a bit of time to create a pdf for the 25th Street pattern.  I’ve also added a few little details to the pattern – no major changes, just a few little enhancements.  You can click the link above to find the pdf, and I’ve also added a link on my Free Patterns page.

We’ll be working on this pattern in the Loom Knitter’s Circle Magazine group on Ravelry, if you’d like to come join in on the fun.  Hope to see you there.

Happy Loom Knitting!

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