Little Lace Shawl


Another Invisible Loom pattern I love. I hadn’t used this type of yarn or so much lace before, I learned a lot. It’s from the Shawl Books, 2. Lots of geat stuff in there. I used the CinDwood 66 peg 1/2″ loom and I love it. It’s turning into my most used loom! CinDwood does an amazing job with all the looms she makes, worth every cent and more.

Here are some pics. I didn’t block it, no tools, but it turned out nicely.

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A close up on the stitches

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Finished and laid out on the floor

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Front view

 

 

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Crappy back view pic. The cat that photobomped the pic is my kitten, Mittens, who likes to sit on me while I knit. She’s my little knitting companion!

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This is me working on the Afternoon Shawl (who needs a stand for their loom when it fits so nicely over my knees!) with Mittens the Kittens helping out. Isn’t she adorable? She’s almost 8 months old and is the most affectionate cat I’ve ever met!

Finished Afternoon Shawl


I finished my shawl today! I used the 66 peg Cindwood loom (with 1/2″ spacing between pegs) and I’m really happy with it. I have a huge blister on my thumb from purling! I love that CinDwood loom (the largest in the set of 4, I got that set for Christmas from my amazing mom), it’s amazing to work with. The pattern is from The Invisible Loom.

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The back, click to view larger

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The shawl, finished, laid out on my floor. There are small ruffles in it, so it doesn’t lay flat.

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The front view of the shawl. I used almost 3 skeins of Red Heart Valu yarn for this, a total cost in yarn being $12!

Afternoon Shawl is started


I started working on the Afternoon Shawl from The Invisible Loom (Shawls vol 2 book) I did the first section today. There is some lace in it, which I’m not that great with. I got the first section of 3 done on my CinDwood 66 peg large adult hat loom. 59 pegs are cast on. I love the CinDwood looms!

Here’s a pic of the first section

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Here’s a close up on the details.

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I’m planning on starting the second section tomorrow. I need to go to Michael’s and get an extra ball of yarn (the first section took almost the entire ball, and there are 3 sections)

Big, warm, loom knit hooded cowl


I wanted a hooded cowl, it gets cold up here. I found a pattern in The Big Book of Loom Knitting and followed it, my first time using this book. I did it all in one piece and then sewed it together. Here’s what it looked like just off the loom. I used the Boye 41 peg loom (used 40 pegs) and did it in garter stitch, using the trick I found to make it take half the time.

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Nothing too terribly special about that

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Here it is after sewing the seam together. You just fold the original in half and sew it (on the wrong side, but since its garter stitch, there is no wrong side) all the way on the long end. The book shows it with a button, but I decided to sew the front together because it is quite big, and I’m small.

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Here is the finished project! It will keep me warm on the cold days we’ve been having up here. I could also try doubling up on the cowl, as its rather loose on me. It’s warm and cozy. I like it. Very simple knit, it took me 2 days to do, knitting off and on.

 

Finished Dragon Tail scarf and in-progress framed Baktus


I finally finished my dragon tail scarf! I could have made it a bit longer, but it fits. It’s a great pattern.

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It is more purple than blue. I’m hapy with it!

Here is the framed baktus, an Invisible Loom pattern. I’m using yarn I’ve never used before, its really pretty.  I got it for sale at Michael’s on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas in Canada) or else I probably wouldn’t have bought it, it’s expensive. It’s coming along nicely!

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Finished mitten and partially done Dragon Tail Scarf


I’ve been working on the dragon tail scarf for a bit over a week now (off and on) and it’s turning out nicely. The pic kinda sucks, though.

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It’s a slow knit, but I’m getting there.

Next up is the first mitten I’m making for my mom out of Homespun yarn. It’s bulky and will definitely keep her hands warm this winter. It’s been cold so far, around -20C, which sucks. I haven’t been riding in a while because of the cold and snowstorms. Make this winter end!

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Small baktus and my new loom set


I made a small baktus with my own pattern (really easy) and here it is. I also got one of the best ever Christmas presents from my mom, the Cindwood 4pc large loom bundle. Here are some pics of everything. I started the Dragon Tail scarf on one of my new looms, in purple.

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The baktus in progress, on half of the All n’ One Loom (I lost some parts when I moved apartments) The yarn is mohair and lace weight. I hardly used any, too. The spacing on that loom is 3/8″ and it came out fairly lacey. I don’t mind. It’s super soft. It did take a lot of extra yarn, because of the weight.

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The baktus complete, with me wearing it. The pattern is simple:

Cast on 3.

Knit’s go to the left, purls go to the right.

Purl 1

Knit 1

Purl 1

Knit 1 (Increase by 1 until the desired number of pegs are on, then do a couple rows, and start decreasing)

Cast off any way.

 

 

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The best Christmas present for a loom knitter! Aren’t they pretty?