Thursday, June 30, 2011

Loom Knit: Round Super Scrubby - Large and in charge of your Bath or Shower


IDEA! Make a SUPER SCRUBBER or Scrubby! Use my granny round tutorial, add tulle ribbon and have a larger scrubber for your bath or shower! 



Don't make a wimpy wedge or small round...for larger gals like me I say have a larger scrubby for  larger luxurious legs like mine! :-) Hahaha!  Have fun!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pattern and Video Tutorial: Loom Knit Mesh Bag


Loom Knit Mesh Bag by Kristen at GoodKnit Kisses



41 peg (or new 40 peg in pink) Knifty Knitter Extra Large Round Loom - Yellow

3 pegs of Spool Loom

Skill Level: Beginner, level up

Uses: Personal size Mesh bag for the beach or shopping.  Fits 6 foot rolled up towel, swimsuit, sandals, water & sunscreen.

Yarn:   1 ball nylon crochet thread 90-100 yards

            1 ball cotton 90-100 yards

*or 2 balls of cotton

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

Abbreviations:             EW = E-wrap                         P = Purl


Flat Panel-
1.     Using both strands of yarn E-wrap Cast on 14 stitches to round 41 peg Knifty Knitter loom (or new 40 peg loom). Counter-clockwise to the starter peg, work as a flat panel in ew 30 rows making sure your working yarn is back to the starter peg for the next row.

Building Base bag –
2.     Leaving the panel on the loom, stretch the panel across the loom to the opposite side and place on pegs across. Now take the side stitches and place 2 stitch loops at a time on adjacent pegs to stretch flat panel to fit on all pegs of the loom. Make sure to pick up ALL side stitches so your bag will not have an open hole. This is the bottom base of the bag. Wrap all pegs ew in a full circle and knit over leaving only 1 set of two strands (the two color choices). For example the side stitches had 3 sets of two before knitting over.

Main body of the Bag –
3.     P 1 row.
4.     EW 1 row.
5.     P 1 row.
6.     EW 8 rows.
7.     P 1 row.
8.     EW 5 rows.
9.     P 1 row.
10. EW 5 rows.
11. P 1 row.
12. EW 5 rows.
13. P 1 row.
14. EW 2 rows.
15. Basic bind off loosely as to not over tighten opening of bag.

Handle for mesh Bag –
Spool loom. 2 strands 1.5 times diameter of yellow loom or 52.5-54.5" long depending on material.










Weave the icord into the top of the bag between the knit stitch columns. Row to start the weaving. Look at the top of the bag. Weave between the two top purl rows. I started mine just above the bottom purl row (it's the 2nd to last purl row you completed). Connect the ends by tying together and weaving in the rest. Feed access handle material equally on opposite sides to pull outward, making it look like two handles. See picture. Pull both handles to drawstring close and look like a purse or pull all of one handle to make as a shoulder strap! Weave in all loose strands.

©2011 GoodKnit Kisses

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.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Infinity Loom II Giveaway!

Hi all!  I wanted to let you know that there will be a giveaway next week for one of the new Infinity II Looms from DA Looms June 9, 2011.  You can even get multiple entries as well if you post on Facebook or blog!!  Check out this link for details as they come on the giveaway by AllFreeKnitting.com

For my blog, review and video review see the link below or click the video.  Thanks and Happy Looming...GOOD LUCK!!!! :-)  ...and let me know if you get it!



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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