Thursday, February 24, 2011

Garters: Ain't just for holdin' stockings!

Garter Belt? Garter stitch!

Yes, it is the Garter Stitch.  The tried and true.  The classic knit sequence stitch pattern of running a row of knit stitches and then a row of purl and back to knit. Start your project & finish in this stitch on your panel, scarf, or hat won't curl on you like a stockinette.  Below is the video for the Garter Stitch.  If you need to slow down for a tutorial on the knit & the purl stitches I've placed them in this blog as well.  As always please subscribe to my channel and 2nd click on it to email you when I upload so you'll get the latest.  Stay tuned for the Seed and moss stitches.

Happy Looming!   ©2011 GoodKnit Kisses

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Up in Stitches!!

Getting started on the loom? START HERE for your first cast on and stitch technique.

First Loom Stitch: E wrap or Single Stitch

When you first pick up a loom, the instruction book usually teaches you ONE stitch.  It is called the Ewrap or in regular knitting also called the single stitch. These stitches are abbreviated as ew or ss respectively.  The Ewrap makes a stockinette type stitch.  This type usually curls on you. Lets say you make a hat. If you don't make a brim from the instructions (or pattern) then the end of the hat will curl.  You can solve this by learning new stitches to start a project in and then continue in the ewrap for the remainder.  Many times I will start with a garter stitch as my brim and then ewrap.  BTW a hat is the quickest beginner project.  It works up fast and tells you you're doing well.  Be sure to pick up a Bulky #5 yarn for your first project or 2 skeins of worsted yarn in a #3 or #4 to use together at the same time.

The ewrap simply wraps the peg in a lower case "e" fashion where it crosses on the inside of the loom.  Check out this beginners tutorial below to see it and hear some tips along the way.  As always..I'm a goof.

(Stay tuned fairly quickly for I will show you both the knit (k) and purl (p) stitches to make the garter stitch pattern.)

Have fun! Be sure to come back and tell me what you've made and your progress! Happy Looming!!

How to Loom Knit: Beginner E wrap (ew) Stitch

© 2011 GoodKnit Kisses

Friday, February 18, 2011

AllFreeKnitting

Hi everyone!!
I have a few exciting announcements and TWO great tutorial videos are below:

I'm super pleased to announce I am now working along side of AllFreeKnitting.com to bring you the latest in Loom Knitting Tutorials on my YouTube Site and on AllFreeKnitting's site as well! A very big thanks to Mikey at mikeyssmail & The Crochet Crowd for hooking me up!

I am also happy to announce I have purchased my website but until I can get enough funding, through partnering with YouTube it will be delayed getting up and running.  WILL YOU HELP ME??? Please subscribe to my channel at goodknitkisses and pass the word to your friends.  You can opt to get an email every time I make a video or leave the box blank.  MY GOAL IS 800 SUBSCRIBERS!  Please help me get there :-)  For my videos to remain free, this will really go a long way. Thanks inadvance for your help.

My Publisher has approved of the following videos.  These are the first in the line and I have decided to start at the basics for beginners or traditional knitters who want to try their hand at learning.  Check out Part 1 for an introduction on looms and Part 2 for yarn selections and project ideas. Again, loom knitting is fun even for grade-schoolers.  SO grab a loom and get started today! Happy Looming!


DID THIS HELP YOU? Please comment below.  I'd love to hear from YOU!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Loom Knit: NEW Triple Rib Stitch Revealed

OMG I'm soooo excited! I did a totally original loom video!!! My YouTube - Please subscribe!

This stitch is usually done on needles only and I've never seen it on a loom...until Now! Yay!  



Have fun, Thanks for watching and Happy Looming!!
©2011 GoodKnit Kisses

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rectangle Loom: Casting Off & Finish Loose Beginning End of Panel

Hi loom fans!

Today I've uploaded two new videos to my YouTube Site!

One video shows casting off the rectangular loom from a Twisted Knit Stitch or Single Rib Stitch.

The next video does something I've never found by using Google or searching videos on YouTube.  When I first learned to loom knit I figured out how to cast off or bind off my project from the loom but the starting end or side (beginning part you first cast on) always loosed "looser" than the final side.  If you crochet then it doesn't bother you.  You are probably finishing that end or adding a crochet border around he whole piece.  I didn't know how to make this EASIER so I made up my own.  The benefit was no extra yarn was needed!!  This is great if you ran out of that yarn after making a long scarf or panel.  It's also very quick!  I hope this helps you on your next project.  PLEASE come back and comment or let me know on my YouTube channel.  I'd love to hear from you.  Here is the video...thanks for tuning in and Happy Looming!! ©2011 GoodKnit Kisses



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My name is Kristen. I’m an Interior Designer & knitwear designer as well as a YouTube Tutorial filmmaker & Video Host for crafts, knitting and more. 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. I also write and sell my own loom patterns on my ETSY shop and on Vivaloom.com  I look forward to meeting new people and sharing the love of fiber arts :-) -Kristen