Candy Cane Stitch

Candy Cane Stitch Pattern for Any Loom

Candy Cane Stitch

She done did it again ! Bethany Dailey, author of “Loom Knitting for Little People ” one of my Top 10 Favorite books,  has created a super cute stitch. This one is right on time for the Christmas holiday. They’re Candy Canes line dancing on your knitted gear.

The complete Candy Cane Stitch pattern on the KnittingBoardChat.com blog  results in an 8X8 square great for afghans, blankets, dishcloths or washcloths. But you can isolate the Candy Cane Stitch pattern and use it for any project. I’ve already made a list of all the cute stuff that is in desperate need of some spunky candy canes like hats, scarves, mittens, a sweater, knitted gift bag or even a great table runner. Looking for some Bling ?  Add a gold bead or a tiny bow to each one. Sky’s the limit on what you can work these little guys into.

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Yarn Giveaway December 2014

Yarn Giveaway December 2014

Yarn Giveaway December 2014LoomaHat.com is giving away 3 Skeins of a very, very special version of Premier Yarns Ever Soft for Yarn Giveaway December 2014. I’m excited about this one. It’s Yarn on a Mission !

Premier Yarns has partnered with one of the worlds largest humanitarian organizations to help collect 100,000 handmade items. According to the Premier Yarn Website :A portion of each purchase of Premier Ever Soft yarn goes to benefit Knit For Kids and their mission to provide warmth, hope, and joy to children living in poverty across the world . I thought buying and giving away 3 skeins of this very special yarn was one way of participating in this awesome campaign.

What else could I do? I could buy more yarn to add to the mountain I already have, knit a cute hat and Tell you about their efforts and how You Too can give to this worthy cause while you enter to win same cool yarn. And don’t forget to share this link with your friends.

Note: I purchased the give-away yarn at my local AC Moore .

Winner Does Not Have to Use the Yarn for ANY Charity
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2014 Loving with Looms Winner

Our 2014 Loving with Looms Winner is …

2014 Loving with Looms Winner

Nancy Lambert inspired her friends and family with her selfless giving through the group Knitting Together in Charlottesville. They united to nominate her for this humble award.  Read what they wrote and join us in congratulating this wonderful lady with lots of kudos and words of encouragement for her ongoing mission.

People like Nancy are the reason I love to work on this website. Loom knitting and charity work are my passion. Finding ways to encourage and supply those that share my devotion for this endeavor is very important and rewarding to me. I don’t personally know Nancy but she and those that love her have become very precious me. I am extremely happy to be able to give a little something to her ongoing work. She soooo defines this award.

Continue reading to learn more about Knitting Together and Nancy Lambert.

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Added the Raffle to the Review

 

Yarn Sleeves Review and Raffle

Yarn SleeveI had the Yarn Sleeves review setup to publish automatically and it was sent without the raffle. SORRY ! I fixed it. To make up for that slip there will be five winners.

Yarn Sleeves are really cool and I would love for you guys to try them out at home for FREE. As always I’ll be using Rafflecopter. If you don’t know how to use the widget – Click HERE

To enter to win just Click the Picture above for a link to the Review and the Raffle Widget.

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Yarn Sleeve – 3 Brand Product Review

Yarn Sleeve also known as a Yarn Bra or Tender

Yarn Sleeve

 

I had never heard of a yarn sleeve until a few weeks ago now every one of my skeins is sporting a new bra. The K1C2 brand package says, “Prevent unruly tangles and keep slippery yarns under control.” I so totally agree, that is exactly what this product does.

It’s funny that they seem them more like little girdles then sleeves or a bras. Maybe its the little curve that forms in the middle of your yarn. What ever the case it’s settled that I can no longer live without God,  a cell phone, a computer, my adult sippy cup or a yarn sleeve , but not necessarily in that order except for God, he’s always first.

There are several brands on the market. I chose three to try. They are listed in order of preference, with my very, very favorite being last. This is a strategic layout to make sure you make it to the end of my post. I don’t want you to miss anything. I only do that to people I love.

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Textured Stripes Square FREE Pattern for the Loom

Textured Stripes Square

Textured Stripes Square on a Loom

This textured stripes square Free Pattern is for an  8×8 inch or 20×20 cm square.  It is perfect for a dishcloth, washcloth, blanket,  lapghan or afghan. Put enough of them together and you can make yourself a very nice bedspread. Below the post is chart to help with sizes and number of squares for your project.  A short video tutorial coming soon will make it even easier to learn.

It is made up of two simple stitches a knit and a purl. Make note of the fact that it is a Rib Stitch pattern and so it has an elastic quality.

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The Loom Knitters Stitch Dictionary

100 Loom Knit Stitch Patterns in One Book

The Loom Knitters Dictionary

Can you even conceive 100 stitch patterns at your finger tips, readily available to you where ever you go. Pick up any computer or any device anywhere in the world and your looms and you are on your way to some awesome knitting adventure. The Loom Knitters Stitch Dictionary is the perpetual life line of stitch patterns. But as the announcers love to say, But Wait There’s More….

Three stitch sampler patterns are included to help you get started on a closet full of beautiful knitted gear for winter, spring, summer or fall.

It’s not perfect. But it’s darn close. Here are the Pros and Cons…

All Image Credit: Renee Van Hoy

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Help Choose the Award Winner

Time to Choose the Loving with Looms Award Winner

Loving with Looms 2014 Prize Winners

 

Let’s congratulate Theresa Jones, Faith Alkire and Nancy Lambert for winning the Loving with Looms Prize Raffle. Now it’s time for level 2 where the Judges will pick an award winner. Help them choose a winner by leaving a comment below this post by 11/22/2014.

Read the stories our judges will read to pick their winner. Tell them what you think about the 3 finalist and who you think should win the award.

These 3 beautiful ladies all use their looms to show their love for those less fortunate. I am so happy to be shipping out their prizes this week. They include a 6 Piece Loom Set, 2 Skeins of Yarn, 2 Yarn Sleeves and a Knitting Book of Loom Pattern. But there is still one more step left the Award and the $50.00 Amazon Gift Certificate.

Here are the Stories ….

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Celtic Knot Stitch for the Loom

Celtic Knot Stitch for the Loom

Celtic Knot stitch

The Celtic Knot has a very spiritual meaning even for some people today. The understanding is that there is no beginning or end it goes on eternally like nature.  For me it’s not that serious I just see something beautiful. I am so happy that I basically bumped into this stitch and that  I have a venue where I can share it.

It is a very easy stitch to do. The only stitch skill necessary are the knit and purl. No worries if you don’t know how to loom knit these stitches because there is a video tutorial below this post that will show you within the first two minutes .

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Loom Knitting Hat for Beginners

Loom Knitting Hat for Beginners

Loom Knitting Hats for Beginners

 

If you can wrap yarn around a stick and pull one yarn loop over another you can knit a hat. May sound over simplistic but really that is all it takes.This Loom Knitting Hat for Beginners tutorial will show you how to easily and quickly create nice warm stylish hats without a lot of complicated terms or techniques.

Finding the right size loom is one stumbling block for a lot of folks so we will address that issue. The next one is, well now that I know how to loom knit, how many rows do I need for my 20-year-old brothers hat, my 4-year-old daughters hat and my 16 year-old neighbor. There is a simple, painless way to figure this out.

We start by choosing the right size loom

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Puff Stitch Pattern for the Knitting Loom

Puff Stitch Pattern

 

Puff Stitch Pattern

Bethany Daily author of Loom Knitting for Little People, one of my Top Ten favorite books of patterns has written a Puff Stitch Pattern for the loom complete with stitch chart and a free pattern for an 8×8 square perfect for your next blanket.

This is the second stitch in a series the Knittingboardchat.com blog calls Stitchlogy. I love the look you get with this technique. I can’t help but think of two words Fun and Happy. I’ve had my eye on some winter gear that screamed for some puff. The designer truly came through with this one.

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What Size Loom for Your Hat – Video

What Size Loom for All Your Hats Newborn to Adult

What Size Loom

I am often asked about What Size Loom for baby hats, or certain brands. Here is a short 5 minute video to explain which loom to use for your Barbie to your American Girl Hat or your Newborn to Adults.

This information is good for any large gauge loom like the Knifty Knitter, Boye, Darice or the Loops and Threads.

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Learn to Knit on Circle Looms Book Review

Learn to Knit on Circle Looms an Honest Book Review

Learn to Knit on Circle Looms
The cover says 10 Easy Projects. Based on the average cost of the book that adds up to $1.00 per project. But you have to factor in the statement Learn to Knit on Circle Looms. So the idea is that with this book you will learn to knit on round looms and as a bonus you actually get to make lots of useful items.

I thought about a few questions as I reviewed this loom knitting book. Is it worth your $10.00 if you’re a true beginner? Can you learn with just this book or will you need other resources? If you already know how to loom knit on circle loom are the patterns still worth the expense ? Is it readily available? Can I get it on my tablet?

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Tiny Heart Stitch Hat – FREE Pattern Child and Adults

Tiny Heart Stitch Hat

Tiny Heart Stitch Hat

This Beanie style loom knit hat is a Free pattern for children and adults. Perfect as chemo cap because the stitch is dense, warm and comfy. I created this little hat to display the stitch when I wrote a post about it. I have been asked several times on this page and YouTube for the pattern. I love giving my readers what they ask for when it’s possible. This was a simple request that I fill with gladness. Hope you guys like it and send me pictures to include on this page and with the Facebook family

Pare Español : Haz Clic Aquí 

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Handmade Sock Loom – Adjustable and Easy to Make

Handmade Sock Loom

HandMade Sock Loom

This one is way to cool. Right now there are many sock looms in the market, you may even find a handmade sock loom on eBay, Etsy or Amazon but how about making your own for just pennies with things you may already have at home.

To make this project even better the designer made it adjustable. You’re able to make your loom large or small gauged by adding and removing pegs.  I love it.

Designed By Natural Crafter

Now like always when I feature a project I have a few things I need to share….

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