Knotted Fringe Instructions and Video

How to Make Knotted Fringe

Knotted Fringe

Knotted Fringe gives your project a classier more upscale look. These are often added to shawls, purses and even blankets and bed spreads. In Indian culture  it’s called Kuchu or Kuchchu and you will often see them on Sarees, the traditional highly decorative dress.

I created this under 5 minute video to show you how to add the technique quickly and easily. For those of you that like written instructions, you will find them below.

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The Purple Loom Review and Giveaway

The Purple Loom Replacement by CinDwood

Purple loom

 

I have always loved the purple loom by Knifty Knitter. Of all the circular hat looms it was the perfect one. It was hard to find when Provo Craft was actually distributing the Knifty Knitter product. I must admit that finding it now is close to impossible. It pains me to the core considering the great design.

Thank God that CinDwood has created a replacement. I am in love. Let’s look at just three of the many reasons and give you a chance to win your own.

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Loom Knit Tiny Dolls Video

How to Make Tiny Dolls on a Circular Loom Video

Tiny Dolls

I wanted to make Waldorf inspired Tiny Dolls for a long time. I kept putting off sitting down to actually design the pattern and film the video. Well the time has arrived. This is the first in a series of dolls. It’s one of those projects that I really enjoy doing and I hope you guys enjoy making.

This particular written pattern is NOT being made available here on site for free but if you follow the step by step video below you will have enough information to complete your project.

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Mock Mesh Stitch Tutorial

Mock Mesh Stitch on a Knitting Loom

Mesh Stitch

The Mock Mesh Stitch pattern is an easy lace stitch that is simple enough for beginners. It can be a bit tricky at first but once you get the concept you’re on your way. As always this post includes text, pictures and a video tutorial.

During my research I came across a loom knit version by Suz from MemoirsYarnAholic.blogspot.com . She created her version of the stitch by starting the pattern like a mock crochet and then knitting every other stitch. I liked the idea but decided I would tweak the pattern and the name. ( Read More )…

Snag Free Stitch Markers

Snag Free Stitch Markers for Knitting Looms

Snag Free Stitch Markers

Snag Free Stitch Markers are a cool craft project that is useful, practical and great for gift giving. Super cheap and quick to construct. What makes these really awesome is that they hug the pegs so nicely so they work well for large or small gauge looms. They won’t move around and won’t mess with your yarn or your hook. Same if you choose to add them to needles.

Below are the instructions complete with text, pictures and a short video.

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Tiny Kitty Loom Knitting Video

Tiny Kitty on a Small Round Loom

Tiny Kitty

Cute Tiny Kitty cats. Little amigurumi kittens for you, your baby or a kitty for your kitty. Add a bell and turn them into rattles. The how to video gives you step by step instructions. This project is another great use for all that scrap yarn. If you’re like me you have tons of scrap yarn in all kinds of colors.

Note this project does not include a free pattern but the video does take you from the beginning to the end. If you follow each step you can complete your Tiny Kitty with or without the written instructions. If you still feel that you need the written pattern you can purchase a downloadable PDF : HERE or down below.

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Drawstring Cast-on Flat and in the Round

Drawstring Cast-on for the Loom

Drawstring Cast-on

Learn the Drawstring cast-on flat and round versions. This is a great technique for many projects. Seems a bit difficult when you first see someone one doing it but after the first try you will be an expert.

Below is a picture and text instructional with a step by step video tutorial.

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Open Weave Stitch Pattern and Video

Open Weave Stitch on a Knitting Loom

Open Weave Stitch on a Loom

The Open Weave Stitch is a mix between a basket weave and a lace. Great texture, perfect without being closed and dense. Ideal for the warmer spring and summer weather. Will work well as a scarf, throw or a blanket. I have a few ideas for it, hope to get the time to work the project soon. Stay tuned for that.

Like most of my favorite stitches this one is easy to knit and easily used for both men and women. The stitch is best knitters with a little experience. But not much is needed. Below is a step by step video tutorial to guide you through this really cool loom knit stitch pattern.

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Undo a Stitch – Remount a Loop

How to Undo a Stitch on a Knitting Loom

Undo a stitch

So you made a mistake and need to undo a stitch and remount the previous loom.  Here is a basic instructional easy enough for the beginner. Keep in mind that I’m explaining what I do on my looms. I prefer to knit on round looms or single rake which means only one side of the long loom. If you knit with a double rake loom this information may be helpful but this is not per-say your tutorial.

Although almost synonymous, the technique is not frogging (frogs say, “rip it, rip it”) where pull (rip) the stitches out. A better term for what is being demonstrated here is tink the word knit spelled backward. You work your way back un-knitting the stitches.

Let me show you how it’s done.

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Waffle Stitch Washcloth

Loom Knit Waffle Stitch Washcloth / Dishcloth Pattern

Waffle Stitch Washcloth / Dishcloth Pattern on the Loom

 

The waffle stitch washcloth has a nice texture perfect for scrubbing backs or pots. Use the stitch pattern for dishcloths, blankets other knitted wearable. Easy to do with just knits and purls. As always the pattern includes a step by step video tutorial. By the way, this stitch is also known as the Double Bump.

Now lets start on this really cool pattern.

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Waste Yarn Cast-on for Loom Knitters

Waste Yarn Cast on

Waste Yarn Cast on

You will find that some patterns ask for the Waste Yarn Cast on method. This is sometimes referred to as provisional cast-on and that is exactly what it is, it’s temporary. You mount the waste yarn first to make it the recipient of your loose loops so that you can remove it later and have your “good” yarn available for a cast-off that matches your other end. If you’re confused not to worry I will explain and demonstrate.

Google defines provisional: arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later. Well, no maybes. In this cast it is being changed for sure.

Below are the written instructions with pictures and step by step video.

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Hats for Mongolia

Let’s Make Hats for Mongolia

Hats for MongoliaKristy from CinDwood Looms is collecting Hats, Cowls/Scarves sets for needy kids in Mongolia from May1 to September 1. I’m hoping loom knitters will get some warm dark-colored acrylic yarn, their favorite loom and pattern get all worked up and hook those loops til your pooped. OK that was cheesy.

You guys know what I mean. Here is a chance to make something for someone in need. Let’s grab the opportunity with open hands and open hearts.

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Garter Stitch Checks – Nice Version of the Basketweave

Garter Stitch Checks on a Knitting Loom

Garter Stitch Checks

I love any version of the basket weave and the Garter Stitch Checks is on the top of that list. What can I say,  a few knits and purls has done it again. Super cool – super easy. Great for everybody, men, women and children. It is reversible so works for dishcloths, washcloths , scarves and blankets.

Always there is a pattern below and a short video tutorial.

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Triangle Shawl Pattern and Video

Loom Knit a Simple Triangle Shawl

Triangle Shawl

This is a VERY simple Triangle Shawl pattern that only appears to be complicated. I believe even a beginner can easily handle it. With so many uses it is definitely worth the try. To make things even nicer it’s a one day, one skein, one loom pattern completed in one piece with the option to customize with fringes, tassels, beads as I did or you can easily add some interesting charms.

Below is the pattern and the step by step video tutorial.

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Loom Knitting with Floss – Free Patterns & Videos

Knitting with Floss on a Loom

Knitting with Floss

 

I know it’s hard to imagine knitting with floss on looms but you can. I have a few ideas I believe you and your kids will enjoy tackling.  The patterns are easy and the technique I call Color Burst is super cool.

Get your looms and favorite embroidery floss colors and let’s go to work .

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