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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LoomAneks Character Hats

LoomAneks Character Hats are Amazing

LoomAneks Character hats

Have you seen LoomAneks Character Hats made on regular large gauge circular looms? Well they’re really cool. I am big time impressed with this fellow loom knitting designer. Her hats are a must see. Fun and colorful with characters you will quickly recognize and others that are very unique to her.

LoomAnek is Anna, and Anna is truly talented. See her work below and click the link at the bottom of the post for the free pattern of her hamburger hat. Way cool !

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Double e-Wrap Knit Stitch

Double e-Wrap Knit Stitch on a Loom Pattern and Video

Double e-Wrap Knit Stitch

This version of the e-Wrap is the lace stitch from heaven. The double e-wrap knit stitch is super easy to do and the result is beautiful. My plan is to use if for a nice breezy triangle shawl. Perfect for the spring and summer season. This stitch has many possibilities from a light vest to a quick market bag.

Below are the instructions for the Double e-Wrap Knit Stitch and a quick 4 minute video to show you step by step how to do the stitch and a little extra information that will come in handy.

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Farrow Rib Stitch Scarf Loom Knit Pattern and Video

Farrow Rib Stitch Scarf

Farrow Rib Stitch Scarf

The loom knit Farrow Rib Stitch Scarf pattern is great for both men and women, whether 5 years of age or 50. It’s classy and casual with a great reversible stitch which happens to be one of my favorites among the variations of the original rib stitch. Made up of the usual favorites. You know the ever-present knits and purls.

The easy pattern is below and not to worry if you’re still concern about following a written pattern because you’re a beginner scroll down the post to find an easy to follow step by step video tutorial.

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Farrow Stitch Hat Pattern and Video

Loom Knit Farrow Stitch Hat Pattern

Farrow Stitch Hat
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This farrow stitch hat has rich texture and warmth. Perfect for a casual upscale look. The pattern appears complex but it is far from it. I designed it for the fans of the stitch pattern I published a few months ago and who had problems using it for their projects. Well here is the hat, stay tuned for the scarf pattern which will be coming shortly.

I hope the farrow stitch hat pattern works well for my friends Jo, Fey, Crystal, Laura, Kim and Linda. See, that I am truly listening ladies. A big hug for the inspiration

Note that I’ve used chunky yarn so everyone can see the stitch done with a variation. For those new to the site, look below for a picture of the original pattern. To get the written version and to watch a video : Click HERE
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Loom Knit Sock Boots – Pattern and Video

Easy Loom Knit Sock Boots

Sock Boots

Turn any shoe into a nice warm boot with the help of your small loom and chunky wool blend yarn to make yourself a pair of sock boots. This design is thinner in the foot area to fit into your basic shoe and chunkier around the legs to keep you nice and toasty.

The pattern below is meant to work more as a guide then an actual pattern. To make it perfectly custom sized for you or your loved one you will need to do some VERY simple math. The formula is below in the pattern notes. Other then that this is an easy project especially because you can follow the step by step instructions on the video tutorial.

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Loom Knit Hat Has Holes

 

Hat has holes

Does Your Loom Knit Hat Have Holes?

Sherri from our Facebook page asked why her loom knit hat has holes. This is a common question so I figured it would be best to answer it for all who have the same question but have not asked.

Hat has holes

Here is One solution….

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Very Simple Spiral Hat Pattern with Video Tutorial

Spiral Hat on a Circular Loom

Spiral Hat

The spiral hat is super easy to do. Never-the-less, because beginners are always on my mind I have a written pattern and a step by step video tutorial. Even if you have made a spiral hat in the past take a quick look at the video. It’s under 9 minutes and you might learn something, like a cool trick I learned from Karen Aiken.

More importantly, this is a great project for gift giving. You can start and finish the hat effortlessly in just a few hours. Share your pictures !

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Three Step Stitch Baby Hat Pattern

Three Step Stitch Baby Hat

Three Step Stitch Baby Hat

 

There are some stitches that deserve to be used more than once. This is especially true when you have a really cool adult hat and you want a baby hat to match it. That is why I designed the Three Step Stitch Baby Hat. If you have not seen the adult version Click HERE for a pattern and a step by step video tutorial. I did write on post just for the stitch. If you prefer to start at the very beginning, Click HERE.

This little hat was actually the test pattern for the adult version. It came out so tiny that I decide to turn it into a baby hat. I made it almost a year ago and it was supposed to go in one of my Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes for a girl 2 – 4-year-old.  I didn’t make enough shoe boxes to include it – but next year for sure.

Now let’s get to the pattern.

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Brioche Paper Bag Hat for Baby Free Pattern with Video Tutorial

Loom Knit Brioche Paper Bag Hat

Brioche Paper Bag Hat

I saw a video a few years ago by Maria Eugenia Tovar for the Brioche stitch in two colors. Wow what a beautiful stitch. I knew I wanted to design a Brioche Paper Bag Hat for a baby because I was certain it would be super cute. I did and I love it. This little beanie works great for girls and boys.

Although a bit difficult for a beginner I’ve recorded a video tutorial to make the pattern doable for anyone wanting to try it. PLEASE be sure to watch the video completely before starting your project. I promise that it will make this awesome stitch so much easier to do.

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Liam’s Gift – My New Loom Knitting Book for Kids

Liams Gift – A Short Love Story with a Simple Pattern

Liams Gift

I started loom knitting because I wanted to knit for charity. Then I learned how to make videos because I wanted to teach other’s how to loom knit. Now I wrote a book because I want to inspire children, their parents, friends and family to loom knit for charity. Liam’s Gift is the first in a series called Loving with Looms. The series is name after my yearly Award to those that share love and compassion to others by knitting gifts with their looms.

I hope you guys will consider reading and sharing this little e-Book. It is a short story about little guy with a really big heart. At the end of the story there is a simple pattern with a link to the video tutorial for beginners. Watch the short intro – let me know what you think.

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Bernat Viva in Rust The Perfect Thanksgiving Yarn Option

Bernat Viva in Rust is Warm and Beautiful

Bernat Viva in Rust

While on a dangerous trip through the yarn aisle in Walmart I found the perfect yarn for an EASY Thanksgiving slouchy hat. I picked it for the colors only to find out all the other awesome features of this yarn. The Bernat Viva in Rust is lovely.

Then I figured that as long as I tell you about the yarn I should give you the easy slouchy pattern. But lets start with the yarn.

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Finish the Hat with an Easy Decreased Crown Method

How to Finish the Hat with a Flat Top

Finish the Hat

Some patterns shouldn’t have wrinkles or bumps when you finish the hat. There is a simple way to decrease the hat that gives you a nice crown with a flat top. The Flat Drawstring Cast-off is another great method but I find it a bit complicated for some people. Especially at the end when you pull you strings and sometimes they don’t pull correctly. I believe that anyone can manage this technique even true beginners.

Finish the Hat

The first time I did this cast-off was 2013 for my Loom Knit Striped Slouchy. It isn’t right for all your hats – just when you have a certain look in mind. For a free pattern of that hat click the picture.

Below is a text and video tutorial for the Decreased Crown technique.

 

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