Friday, June 10, 2011

Pattern: Loom Knit Granny Round

Hello friends! Are you ready to make a Granny Round?!

I'll be making a tutorial on this later but...
If you'd like to try the project here is the pattern

Granny Round by Kristen at GoodKnit Kisses
For Green Round loom or Knifty Knitter 36 peg
Skill Level: Beginner, level up

Uses: Stitch circles together for a funky blanket, use as a base to a cylinder bag, large coaster for large mugs or small plant or a potholder. Many uses! MAKES 1 Solid Circle 6 ½” wide in 3 strands #4 Medium Worsted

You will need:
*3 balls of color (any) med worsted weight if using for potholder use cotton (great for scrap yarn!) OR 1 strand of Super Bulky #6 yarn.
*loom knitting hook
*crochet hook (J or K)
*round 36 peg loom (I used the Knifty Knitter or KK in green for adults)

We will use the E-wrap or Twisted Knit Stitch (also called TBL through the back loop) for all stitches plus 1 row of purl. Feel free to change the stitches and make it your own. I’m keeping it basic but adding the banding for fun and non-curl.
SPECIAL NOTE: Keep your stitches loose.  When wrapping before decrease be loose with your stitches especially if using more than one strand, as it can become to tight to pick off the peg and move.


(Watch http://www.youtube.com/goodknitkisses for video tutorials on this circle design)



Abbreviations: KO = Knit off EW = E-wrap P = Purl

CAST ON:
1. Cast on to KK with all 3 strands in the E-wrap method or crochet cast on. Place your slipknot on peg 1 and let the tail fall inside the loom. (Weave this in last to edge of circle. Cast on wraps all pegs one time all the way around the loom and then wrap around again. Knit off (KO) which is lifting the bottom 3 loops over the top 3 loops (the 3 strands together at one time over the newly wrapped 3 together or 1 over 1 if using the super bulky yarn). Your cast on row is round 1 or row 1.

MAIN CIRCLE BODY:
2. Row 2: P
3. Rows 3-5: EW

DECREASE & CAST OFF:
4. We are going to divide our loom visually into 6 sections (6 pegs in each section for a 36 peg loom). In round 1 of this section we will move the 2nd peg loop over to the 1st peg. Do not KO at this time. Move to the next section and do this again. Repeat 5 more times. Now KO. Wrap all remaining pegs again & KO. This completes hat Row 6. (You should have 30 pegs remaining).
5. Now take peg 4 over to peg 3 and wait to KO. Repeat for all sections. KO all 6 pegs. Wrap all remaining pegs & KO. This complete Row 7. (You should have 24 pegs remaining).
6. Now take peg 6 over to peg 5 and wait to KO. Repeat for all sections. KO all 6 pegs. Wrap all remaining pegs & KO. This complete Row 8. (You should have 18 pegs remaining).
7. CAST OFF with draw string method. I don’t use a tapestry needle here but you can. Leave the balls of yarn attached & wrap the loom 2 times all the way around. Cut off the strands from the balls of yarn.
8. Start to the left of the peg where the working yarn is coming out of; Leaving the yarn attached take your working yarn under the loop on the peg & with your loom tool reach under the loop & scoop out the working yarns (like a purl) continue pulling all the extra yarn through the loop. LEAVE the loop on the peg. WEAVING IN THE LOOSE YARNS TO MAKE A DRAWSTRING.
9. Move to the next loop to the left and pull the working yarns through again and leave loop on the peg. Continue until ALL pegs have the working strands woven through, including the beginning loom the strands came out of.
10. Take all loops off of the loom & pull the drawstring. Feed the extra through the top & turn your circle upside down. Using a crochet hook loop the extra through a few spots tying off to secure. Weave the excess.
11. Weave in all loose strands from end (or any color changes made).


©2011 GoodKnit Kisses.

11 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this! I love to learn new and different things to make with my knitting looms. This is super nifty. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. this is vabulous - enjoy this a lot - thank you so much

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  3. This is great!! Thanks for such a clear YouTube video. I think I will actually be able to
    do this now.

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  4. I am having so much fun with the round! I now have 50 or so completed for an afghan for my fourth grade daughter. I have solid pink, solid brown, and multi-color pink and brown rounds. The brand is Loops & Threads Charisma for all colors. THANK YOU for sharing! Because of you, I am passing on a beautiful keepsake for my daughter! She can't wait to cuddle up with her new blanket on her reading chair and get into a good book. THANK YOU again!

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  5. I love these! Do you have a tutorial showing how to connect these to make the afghan?

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  6. very interesting.

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  7. I would like to change colors somewhere in the middle for a turtle shell. Is there a better way then creating a knot and trying to hide it?

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  8. I just recently purchased my looms and love them,and your video has also shown me a new design.Thank you for being so clear about how you do this.

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  9. I watched the video and this is so easy to make. I am thinking about making afghan for my twin brother, who is ill and bed ridden.

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  10. Thank you for this! I'm a beginner, and have two questions:

    1) Would using one strand of medium/worsted instead of three strands work? Or would this give the finished piece a web-like look?

    2) Is this pattern adaptable for a 12-peg loom?

    Thank you for a great site and videos.

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  11. Is there any way to get a video how to connect these. My daughter has tons thrown in my box. And was thinking of suprising her with an afghan of all the rounds she has done. Can't seem to find a tutorial of sewing them together as I don't know ho to knit or crochet.

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My name is Kristen. I live in North Texas. I’m an Interior Designer by day, YouTube Tutorial filmaker & Video Host for crafts, LOOM Knitting and more by night.

My Loom Knitting tutorials are great for Knitters (or any crafter) who wanna try their hand and want to know how to convert their stitches over to the loom. Many do it to ease their hands/carpel tunnel or work faster. It’s definitely a growing trend for traditional knitters to take up or people who love crafting with yarn! My site is GoodKnitKisses or YOUTUBE. 

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