Loom Knit Fascination Cape COMPLETE


I started this at the beginning of the month, and then held off until I got more yarn in the right colours. I used one ball of the blue-teal and 1 1/4 balls of the green. I had bought 3 balls of each. This took a while, and I had 60 pegs cast on on my CinDwood 66 peg 1/2″ (gauge) loom. I love this loom.

I have a lot of leftover yarn, but trust me, it’ll get used.

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A good shot of the back.

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Not the best pics of me wearing it, I’ll get some better ones later. I only have a digital SLR right now, and it’s hard to take pics of yourself with, especially from across the room. I need to get a battery for my point and shoot.

Cables, cables and more cables


I’ve been using The Invisible Loom’s Cozy Cable Collection a lot. First we have a pair of wrist warmers in variegated yarn.

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Next we have the same pattern, but in gray, made for my roommate.

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And finally, a hat with horizontal cables.

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Cabled Wristers and a Cabled Afghan Square


I had never worked with cables before this. I did the afghan square first. Pardon the pic, it’s not blocked yet (I need to get blocking tools) but it shows what it is. The pattern is from The Great Afghan e-book.  The yarn is from Mary Maxim.

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Click to see the details, the photo doesn’t do it justice, and my cast on sucks. It’s called the Bee’s Knees.

Next, I got the Cozy Cable Collection from The Invisible Loom and made some wristwarmers/fingerless gloves with a cable down the centre. I adapted it from the pattern which called for a 34 peg loom that can be worked in the round (which I don’t have) to the Blue 24 peg Knifty Knitter loom. I used Bernat Premium yarn, and did them in 2 days. Once I had the pattern down, it was really easy. I was scared of cables before, but I’m learning now. The e-book perfectly explains everything and made cables easy.

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Click each to view in more detail. The braid going down the centre is a 6 peg cable repeat.  I love these, and plan on making more! The hardest part was adapting the thumb section to the 24 peg loom. I did a decent job of that, but the left isn’t perfectly centered when worn. Oh well! They’re warm and soft.

40 Row Super Comfy Chunky Cowl


I made this cowl in about an hour using super chunky wool.

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It’s really easy. Here are step by step directions.

I did this on the 41 peg Boye loom. I used very chunky yarn, e-wrap and purl stitches. A large gauge works better for this project,

E-wrap Cast on 41 pegs, but don’t join in the round yet. Half is done in a flat panel.

Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Do this 10 times (20 rows total)

Join in the round
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Do this 10 times (20 rows total)

Bind off any way you choose. Add more rows if you aren’t using chunky yarn, or hold 2 strands as one.

What’s on and off my loom


I haven’t updated in a bit. Here are some of the projects I’m working on. One is for the Great Afghan Project on Ravelry. It’s an afghan square. The picture kinda sucks, and it needs to be blocked (I just pinned it because it was curling a bit). I used the 51 peg 1/2″ CinDwood round loom. It used 30 pegs. I like how it turned out, even though the pic kinda sucks.

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Next is a work in progress called Dandelion Shawlette. I’ve got the first section done (all pegs cast on) and am working the centre now. I’m using the 36 peg 1/2″ CinDwood loom and worsted weight yarn.

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And last is the Sweet on Ruffles shawl. I did this on the 51 Peg 1/2″ CinDwood loom. I used 24 pegs. It’s more of a scarf than a shawl, and it’s my second time making one.

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Now, what next? Do I work on the Dandelion Shawlette, or do I start another afghan square? We’ll see!

Starting the Fascination Cape


This is going to take me more yarn than I have, so I’ll have to go to Lens Mill to get more. It’s a pretty cape. I’m using the Shawls Vol II book from The Invisible Loom. The pattern is excellent. I finished part 1 (there are 5 parts) yesterday. It’s my first time working with 3 balls of yarn at once. Here’s a link to it on The Invisible Loom.

The pattern is easy, just time consuming. I have it on my 66 peg (using 60 pegs) CinDwood loom with the pegs spaced at 1/2″.  Here is the finished project, picture credit to The Invisible Loom.

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Here’s mine so far.

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I can’t wait to finish it!