Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Double knitting on KnittingBoard Super Afghan S loom

Hello double knitting & Knitting Board enthusiasts!  Back in the summer of 2013 I tested double knitting on the new Knitting Board Super Afghan loom (11/16" gauge and 198 pegs) and talked a little about it in my review. Many have asked how to set this up.  Here it is written out for set up. 

I suggest marking skipped pegs with a piece of tape in front, use a small stitch marker, OR paint the top tip of the peg (some people use nail polish as it comes off when needed). On the inside curves you WILL NOT skip pegs. With this method you will get double knitting for 77 pegs wide.  The gap between is rather large for gauge so be sure to use multiple strands, a bulky or super bulky yarn. The stitches you use will also determine the size of your gauge as well as usual.

See notes below. Sk1 means skip 1 peg. K3 means you will work that number of pegs after setting up but still working from front board to back board. a set means you will repeat that pattern for listed amount of times:


Skip marked starter and 4 end pegs on right (total so 3 plus starter= see photo). 
On outside edge k2 sk1 for 6 sets
Then k3 sk1
Then k2 sk1 4 sets
Then k3 sk 1
Then k2 sk 1 5 sets

Stop marking and go to opposite end. Mirror side 1 of S; after marking continue to wrap all pegs unless marked to skip. When wrapping you wrap the front peg and the one on the opposite board. No unmarked pegs should go empty. I suggest using a Bulky or Super Bulky weight only. For the Bulky it needs to be on the heavier side or you may need to double up on strands. 

Below is a photo marking all the pegs with a black permanent marker. 



I hope that helps you in your double knitting venture!

Happy Looming!
Kristen Mangus
GoodKnit Kisses

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Patterns for sale:
Cowl-lick Knitwear a miniponcho Triangle Cowl http://etsy.me/127HQh9
Chic Retreat Cowl http://t.co/D05voukj
Striped Afghan on S loom http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/striped-loom-knit-afghan
Slouchy Newsboy Hat (with alternate for no slouch) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slouchy-newsboy-hat-with-short-brim-visor
Twisted Keyhole Scarflette or Scarf Double Knit (unisex all ages) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twisted-keyhole-scarflette
Mossy Earflap Hat (specify for infant or toddler) http://ow.ly/fQxjN
Ribbed Banded Beanie with 4 point flower top (EASY) http://ow.ly/fQxGA

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Easy Crochet Along Cowl with your Hand or Finger

Make a super quick cowl with your hand & fabulous yarn in less than 20 minutes! Red Heart Boutique has a new yarn called Dash. It is a knit tube (also called an I-cord).  Save time for a quick handmade gift for you or a friend with this gorgeous yarn.



Yarn in video: 1 hank 3929 Mountain (the earth tones)
Yarn in photo: 1 hank 3944 Meadow (the green tones)
Yarn on my mom: 1 hank 3939 Twilight (blues/purples - Makes me think of Twilight Sparkle, LOL)


http://thecrochetcrowdblog.com/2013/06/29/redheart-dash-yarn/

OR make your own finger knit tube out of a Red Heart Yarn, like Treasure, and you'll have something stunning! Here is my video on how to finger knit http://youtu.be/NulgNzKp1LY

http://www.redheart.com/yarn/boutique-treasure

The pattern is inside the label of Red Heart Boutique Dash or follow along from start to finish with this video tutorial.  (Or this link here http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/hand-crochet-cowl-0) Let's crochet!

I'm more of a beginner crochet person, in this video, and can do this easily.  The foundation row is a bit funny when starting, but once you get the hang of it you will be flying!  Have fun.




http://youtu.be/lvN-ToRT5tw

 Happy Crafting!!
Kristen Mangus
Copyright 2014 GoodKnit Kisses





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How to Finger Knit by Kristen Mangus






Patterns for sale:
Cowl-lick Knitwear a miniponcho Triangle Cowl http://etsy.me/127HQh9
Chic Retreat Cowl http://t.co/D05voukj
Striped Afghan on S loom http://ow.ly/fQveA
Slouchy Newsboy Hat (with alternate for no slouch) http://ow.ly/fQwgj
Twisted Keyhole Scarflette or Scarf Double Knit (unisex all ages) http://ow.ly/fQwNB
Mossy Earflap Hat (specify for infant or toddler) http://ow.ly/fQxjN
Ribbed Banded Beanie with 4 point flower top (EASY) http://ow.ly/fQxGA


Our other Red Heart Boutique yarn video for making a rope scarf is all the rage, try it now!



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Friday, January 17, 2014

Yarn Class 101 Yarn Lingo & estimate yardage



Yarn Slang explained (skein, ball, hank, cake), How to use a Yarn Swift and Ball Winder, and How to  calculate yards used on a knit or crochet project.

What is a skein of yarn?
What is a center pull ball?
What is an LYS?
What is a hank?
What is a yarn cake?
What is a Yarn Swift and how do I use one?
What is a Yarn Ball Winder and how to I use one?
How to figure out how much yarn I need or know how many yards are left?
How can I use a gram or postal scale to determine yards of yarn?
http://youtu.be/H8GCve7Vm8Q

All these questions compacted into this class less than 15 minutes.  Sit back, watch and share.  If you like what you see please subscribe!

Happy Crafting!!

Kristen Mangus
Copyright 2014 GoodKnit Kisses











Website                    Http://www.goodknitkisses.com
GKK YouTube            Http://www.youtube.com/GoodknitKisses
Blog                          Http://goodknitkisses.blogspot.com
Http://www.facebook.com/groups/LoomKnitClub

Patterns for sale:
Cowl-lick Knitwear a miniponcho Triangle Cowl http://etsy.me/127HQh9
Chic Retreat Cowl http://t.co/D05voukj
Striped Afghan on S loom http://ow.ly/fQveA
Slouchy Newsboy Hat (with alternate for no slouch) http://ow.ly/fQwgj
Twisted Keyhole Scarflette or Scarf Double Knit (unisex all ages) http://ow.ly/fQwNB
Mossy Earflap Hat (specify for infant or toddler) http://ow.ly/fQxjN
Ribbed Banded Beanie with 4 point flower top (EASY) http://ow.ly/fQxGA

Thank you for subscribing & watching!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Beginner Loom Knitting (playlist)

Beginner Loom Knitting (playlist)

Here is a playlist with tons of videos to take you through techniques, tips, stitches and even projects as you learn.  Bookmark and share. Be sure to subscribe and stay in stitches! :-)

Kristen
GoodKnitKisses

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How to Loom Knit a Hat - Beginner (baby beanie)

Loom Knit - Baby Cocoon loom along

Loom Knit: Looms, Tools & Basic info Part 1 of 2 with CC

Yarn Class 101 Yarn Lingo & estimate yardage

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

How to Loom Knit: Purl (p) Stitch

Show & Tell Stitches: Loom Knit vs Needle Knit Talk (knit, u, flat, enwrap)

Loom Knitting: How to Basic Bind Off

Loom Knit Stitch Patterns: Garter (k & p)

Loom Knit Hat Brim that doesn't roll in Garter Stitch

Loom Knit: Roll Free Edge Rib Stitch for hat brim or blanket

Loom Knit Basics: Weave in extra yarn tail

Loom Knit Finish off Beginning Loose End of Panel

Finish and Weave in drawstring of hat

How to Drawstring Cast on a round loom Loom Knit

Loom Along: Soap Mesh Bag with Drawstring

Loom Knit: i Cord on a Spool Loom

Loom Knitting: Figure 8, Fishnet or Diamond Lace Stitch

Crafts: How to Make an easy PomPom

Loom Knit: Granny Round

Loom Knit: Stretchy Bind Off no crochet or needle

Easy Loom Knit Mesh Bag

Kids Korner: How to Finger Knit

Loom Knitting: How to Decrease Bind Off

Loom Knit: Seed Stitch

Loom Knit: Moss Stitch

Loom Knit: Picot Edge Bind off or Cast off Martha Stewart Loom

Loom Knit: Easy Stretchy Bind Off or Cast off

Loom Knitting: Increase Figure 8 Stitch

Loom Knitting: Decrease Figure 8 Stitch

Loom Along: How to Loom Knit a Lacy Infinity Scarf on Martha Stewart Loom

Stitch or Sew: Loom Knit Panels Together Invisible Seam for Blanket or scarf

Cowl Loom Along: Ridged Cowl by Lion Brand Yarns on Martha Stewart Loom

VLOG Loom Formulas Ear flaps, Visor Brims & Decreased crowns

How to Loom Knit: Visor for Newsboy Hat 48 peg loom

Loom Knit: P2tog or Purl 2 Together and YO or Yarn Over

Loom Knit: Triangle for Shawl or accent

Loom Knit: Earflaps Part 1 Start Earflaps

Loom Knit: Earflaps Part 2 Join Earflaps to hat

Loom Knit: Easy Bobble or Popcorn Stitch

Loom Knit: Kitchener Stitch or invisible stitch (socks, panel, headband)

Infant Hat Loom Decrease Crown 24 Peg Round Loom

Youth Hat Loom Decrease Crown 30 or 31 Peg Round Loom or Child beanie

Adult Hat Loom Decrease Crown 36 Peg Round Loom with CC

PART 1 Decrease Crown 48 Peg Round Purple Knifty Knitter loom sm gauge Adult

PART 2 Transfer 48 peg Decrease Crown to 24 peg Round Knifty Knitter Loom

Loom Knit - Baby Cocoon loom along

Loom Knit: How to Change Colors

Loom Knit: Easy Chain Cast On with crochet hook was crochet cast on by error

Loom Knit Stitches: Crossed Stockinette (ew & k)

Dew Drop Shawl loom along pattern on the AllnOne

Loom Knit: Quick Half Hitch Cast on

Fast Way to Finish yarn tails Weaving ends with Latch hook

Loom Along Hexagon Blanket by Charity Windham




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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