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Title: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Magister on May 25, 2008, 02:48:18 PM
Welcome to the RF.com Knitting Thread


This thread is for everyone to post their favorite patterns, instructions, questions, or discuss.  As usual, just a few rules to help keep everything straight.

Rules for Posting


1. This thread is for the topic of Knitting ONLY. Please do not post random comments in this thread - let's try to stay on topic. Off topic posts will be deleted.

2. Please be respectful of those that take the time to post their patterns, items, and experience.

3. Have Fun!

Mag
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Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: groomporter on May 25, 2008, 04:07:35 PM
Irena Turnau's book History of Knitting Before Mass Production is available as a PDF from Mara Riley. http://www.marariley.net/index.htm

http://www.marariley.net/patterns/I.%20Turnau%20-%20History%20of%20Knitting%20Before%20Mass-Production.pdf
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Donegan on May 25, 2008, 09:19:05 PM
For those who like doctor Who, here are two patterns for his famous scarves!
http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/pattern18.htm
http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/pattern16.htm
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Donegan on May 27, 2008, 11:39:22 AM
For those who knit with the round looms here is a website with all kinds of Projects!

http://www.robertscrafts.com/projects/projects.php?view=40&dsp=list&cat=Crafts&sub_cat=&sort=&prdindex=kniftyknitter
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Donegan on May 27, 2008, 06:58:31 PM
How to Loom Knit:

http://www.loomroom.com/loom-knitting-video-1.html
http://www.loomroom.com/loom-knitting-video-2.html
http://www.loomroom.com/loom-knitting-video-3.html
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Erynn on May 28, 2008, 07:38:31 PM
Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com) has a huge knitting and crochet pattern database, plus many other useful features. It isn't open to the public yet, but you can still get an account and use it. I think Casey said the wait time is only 1 day now. Once its open to the public you will be able to get to everything without an account, but you won't be able to post things (I think) or keep a note book.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Donegan on May 30, 2008, 05:42:05 PM
Knitting loom question:

when making a hat for an adult, when choosing your loom you pick green or yellow (according to the kniffty knitters set). Is the size also determined  by the length of the tube?  I find that even though I use the right size loom I stiil make my hats too small.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Magister on May 30, 2008, 06:58:58 PM
Lady Donegan:

  I can give you a "non-experts" opinion.  I don't know if I would say the "size" of the hat (circumference around the head) is determined by the depth of the bowl, but certainly the comfort, and style is.

  A hat that stretches to go around the head, but can only be pulled down a little ways wouldn't be very practical, and might be called "too small". 

  Have you tried making the bowl of a hat a little larger than you think necessary and seeing if that makes a difference? 

   I'd be interested in hearing from people more experienced with round looms on this too.

 
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Donegan on May 31, 2008, 10:05:35 AM
Lady Donegan:

  I can give you a "non-experts" opinion.  I don't know if I would say the "size" of the hat (circumference around the head) is determined by the depth of the bowl, but certainly the comfort, and style is.

  A hat that stretches to go around the head, but can only be pulled down a little ways wouldn't be very practical, and might be called "too small". 

  Have you tried making the bowl of a hat a little larger than you think necessary and seeing if that makes a difference? 

   I'd be interested in hearing from people more experienced with round looms on this too.

 
No I haven't,  I am asking before hand before I start.  I kinda figured thats how it worked, but I am not an expert either lol.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: cassietheig on June 08, 2008, 10:15:30 PM
Does anyone have a good snood pattern to suggest? I would love to make one for my outfit.

I found one on Ravelry that was pretty much a straight knit (fabulous site btw ...) but I would also like to find one that has more of a lace look to it.

Thanks!
Title: Tricorn Pirate Hat (Felted) Pattern
Post by: cassietheig on June 08, 2008, 11:07:53 PM
http://www.knitlikeapirate.com/projects/tricorn.shtml (http://www.knitlikeapirate.com/projects/tricorn.shtml)

I haven't made this yet, but it is on my list to do. It looks fairly easy, and the results are impressive.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Spinster on June 09, 2008, 09:07:43 AM
Does anyone have a good snood pattern to suggest? I would love to make one for my outfit.

I found one on Ravelry that was pretty much a straight knit (fabulous site btw ...) but I would also like to find one that has more of a lace look to it.

Thanks!
Crochet is better for snoods, since you can make longer chains of single stitches. Longer chains = bigger holes = better 'netting' look. Unfortunately, since I can't stand the things, I don't have a pattern handy.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Erynn on June 09, 2008, 01:08:06 PM
The only problem with crochet snoods is crochet isn't period, so some people will get on your case about it. Silly people. You can get the bigger hole look with knit, you just gotta hit up the yo's.  :p

Here are some snood patterns I've found on Ravelry:

Crochet
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/perky-snood
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mouse/black-snood-1
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chignon-net

Knit
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snood (looks like this one will have to be made bigger)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snood-2
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-snood
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snood-deux
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snowflake-snood (again, looks like it will have to be made bigger)
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/pinkerbell44/snood (has link to pattern)

ETA: I also spotted some beret/slouch style hats that might work.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: cassietheig on June 09, 2008, 08:43:59 PM
Thanks for both suggestions! I do not know how to crochet, so that leaves me with the knitting patterns. I am a pro at yo's so I shouldn't have any problems.

Thanks again for your help!!!
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Spinster on June 09, 2008, 10:02:24 PM
The only problem with crochet snoods is crochet isn't period, so some people will get on your case about it. Silly people. You can get the bigger hole look with knit, you just gotta hit up the yo's.  :p

Oh, I know full well you can get a big hole look by knitting fairly easily. I'm just lazy.  ;)

Another way, instead of using looser yo's, is using larger needles with thin thread. That's how the Orenburg shawls are made.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Arsinoe Selene on June 15, 2008, 07:27:47 PM
www.knitty.com

Free online magazine. Tons of free patterns. Forums (coffeeshop link at the top), I'm Arsinoe Selene there, too.

Let's see, how can I combine ren garb with knitting...

Pattern ideas? Difficulty is not a problem for me. I've done sweaters, socks, lace shawls...
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Erynn on June 17, 2008, 05:39:44 PM
Let's see, how can I combine ren garb with knitting...

Pattern ideas? Difficulty is not a problem for me. I've done sweaters, socks, lace shawls...

You can make stockings. I've been working on Cookie A's German Stockings (http://www.cookiea.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=3) for my Jester garb.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2582740940_c3b70d3d77.jpg)

I'm also working on a bag and have a bunch of stuff favorited on Ravelry I want to make.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Arsinoe Selene on June 18, 2008, 11:20:12 PM
Yeah, I don't do socks. I'm not afraid of turning the heel, working on DPN's, now, I don't care. I like a challange.

I have tried making socks, but I don't like them, and it takes me forever. My mom loves 'em, I hate them. I'm making a pair right now, and I'm on the second sock, and I started the first one... oh, a few months ago.

Oh, Ravelry! Is your id the same there as here?
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Erynn on June 18, 2008, 11:25:03 PM
I'm EvilCB on Ravelry. :)
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on June 23, 2008, 02:23:51 PM
Knitting loom question:

when making a hat for an adult, when choosing your loom you pick green or yellow (according to the kniffty knitters set). Is the size also determined  by the length of the tube?  I find that even though I use the right size loom I stiil make my hats too small.
i've  got the kniffty knitter looms I find the smallest two sizes are too small for adults my next largest is perfect circumfrance for adults if you make it too short though it won't fit an adult either. I've made several for adults and they all seem to fit ofcourse i use my head as a model if it will sit on your head comfortable then any adult should be able to wear it
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on June 23, 2008, 02:35:03 PM
now my turn to ask. I have purse i knitted i'm not talking bucket style I had to knit each pannel and then hand sew it together it looks really sharp but my biggest concern is that when i decide to use it i'm afraid i'm going to strech the handles all out of sorts any suggestions to keep them looking they way they do now
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Magister on June 23, 2008, 04:39:42 PM
Possibly weave in a non-stretchy material such as a decorative rope or ribbon?  Possibly as some type of accent edging? 

Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on June 23, 2008, 06:52:58 PM
good idea i'll let yall know how it does
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Spinster on July 04, 2008, 12:36:19 PM
I've been working on this shawl:
(http://lyndaillingsworth.com/Shawls/IMAG006.JPG)

In pretty bright colors!  ;D

I'm using the handspun yarn from the roving Mag brought me from his trip to Michigan. It has lots of reds, oranges, and blues in it. I'm about a quarter the way through the bottom edging (the first part to be worked) so it will take some amount of time.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: volans on July 08, 2008, 03:16:00 AM
I knit (knitted?) my first "item" today! My sister is pregnant so I started trying knitting little baby booties, And I did it! it doesn't exactly look like the picture on the pattern but it's SO small and sweet looking. Tomorrow I'll take a picture of it and put it on here. I'm so excited XD haha
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on July 08, 2008, 11:15:06 AM
I've been working on this shawl:
(http://lyndaillingsworth.com/Shawls/IMAG006.JPG)

In pretty bright colors!  ;D

I'm using the handspun yarn from the roving Mag brought me from his trip to Michigan. It has lots of reds, oranges, and blues in it. I'm about a quarter the way through the bottom edging (the first part to be worked) so it will take some amount of time.

spinster that looks like it's gonna look really cool when it's done
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Spinster on July 10, 2008, 12:30:19 AM
volans: Congratulations!! Booties are kind of tough for a first project. Right stinkin' on!! There's a simple pattern for a bias baby blanket on the web somewhere (can't find my printout of the pattern with the addy on it) that's good for beginners, too, since it's simple but is a bigger project. It also teaches you how to work a flat piece on circular needles. Very handy to be able to do. ;)

Lady C: Here's hoping! I love it so far, but... well... it's unusual, to say the least. (This opinion coming from the person who thinks the teal, raspberry and mauve lace socks with ruffled tops that Mag won't let me wear are absolutely wonderful.  ;D ) Problem being, at the rate I'm going, it will take a good couple of years to finish.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on July 10, 2008, 10:58:29 AM
spinster if it takes a few years to complete it still will be well worth the effort
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: volans on August 11, 2008, 12:50:07 AM
hey! Here's what I've knit so far. I knit a baby hat, but forgot to photograph it before I gave it away. I taught myself how to knit on YOUTUBE of all things, haha! I started knitting in May.

http://s262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/doodurgettin/knitting/
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on August 20, 2008, 10:44:12 AM
awesome booties volans
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on August 20, 2008, 02:25:18 PM
I've started the project I've been itching to do since last fall.
even before i learned to knit last fall I've wanted to make some really soft very fuzzy pants. I have a scarf that is so soft and i'm like they would be great pants. thus my fuzzy pants idea was born. well i've had the idea on the back burner until recently one of my co-workers gave me two skeins of yarn one green one pink well i thought hmmmm fuzzy pants so i started the first leg on my green knifty Knitter loom i went looking and couldn't find the green in the same yarn so i figured why not so i'm nearly done with the second pants leg and I've got one green leg and one pink and the top is going to be blue
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: MKDesigner on September 03, 2008, 03:37:26 PM
I found these patterns among my Grandmother's belongings, and they were written in her lovely, spidery handwriting. I have a few pieces of the linens she embellished with these edgings and I treasure them. Gran passed away when I was only a child (I'm 60 now) and Mom told me she did the edgings on the linens for her hope chest.  She was born in 1884 and was married in 1905.  ENJOY!

Pattern #1:
Starting at short end, cast on 6 st and knit across.
1st row: K2, YO, K2 tog, YO, K2 (7st)
2nd & all even rows: P across
3rd row: K2, YO, K2 tog, YO, K3 (8 st)
5th row: K2, YO, K2 tog, YO, K4 (9 st)
7th row: K2, YO, K2 tog, YO, K5 (10 st)
9th row: K2, YO, K2 tog, K3, K2 tog, K1 (9 st)
11th row: K2, YO, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, K1 (8 st)
13th row: K2, YO, K2 tog, K1, K2 tog, K1 (7st)
14th row: P across
Rows 3 thru 14 are one pattern, work in pattern for desired length.

Pattern #2:
Starting at end,, cast on 11 st and knit across.
1st row: K3, (YO, K 2 tog) 3 times, YO, K2 (12 st)
2nd and all even rows: P across
3rd row: K4, (YO, K2 tog) 3 times, YO, K2 (13 st)
5th row: K5, (YO, K2 tog) 3 times, YO, K2 (14 st)
7th row: K6, (YO, K2 tog) 3 times, YO, K2 (15 st)
9th row: K7, (YO, K2 tog) 3 times, YO, K2 (16 st)
11th row: K8, (YO, K2 tog) 3 times, YO, K2 (17 st)
13th row: K6, K2 tog, (YO, K2 tog) 4 times, K1 (16 st)
15th row: K5, K2 tog, (YO, K2 tog) 4 times, K1 (15 st)
17th row: K4, K2 tog, (YO, K2 tog) 4 times, K1 (14 st)
19th row: K3, K2 tog, (YO, K2 tog) 4 times, K1 (13 st)
21st row: K2, K2 tog, (YO, K2 tog) 4 times, K1 (12 st)
22nd row: P across

Rows 3 through 22 constitute one pattern. This one is especially lovely, I had trouble stopping, made 8 inches and it pressed up so pretty.

Pattern #3:
Starting at end, cast on 15 st and K across.
1st row: Sl 1, K1, K2 tog, YO, K2, YO, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, YO, K2 tog, K1 (14 st)
2nd row and all even rows, Knit across
3rd row: Sl 1, K2, YO, K2 tog, K4, K2 tog, YO, K2 tog, K1 (13 st)
5th row: Sl 1, K3, YO, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, YO, K2 tog, K1 (12 st)
7th row: Sl 1, K4, YO, (K2 tog) twice, YO, K2 tog, K1 (11 st)
9th row: Sl 1, K3, K2 tog, YO, K2, YO, K2 tog, incr in last st (12 st)
11th row: Sl 1, K2, K2 tog, YO, K4, YO, K2 tog, incr in last st (13 st)
13th row: Sl 1, K1, K2 tog, YO, K2, YO, K2 tog, K2, YO, K2 tog, incr in last st (14 st)
14th row: Knit across.

Rows 3 through 14 complete one pattern. I had the 'devil' of a time with this one, kept getting lost, but after about 4 false starts, it worked out. Quite nice looking.

Hope you enjoy these. I've already made plans to use them as embellishment on some of my machine knit sweaters in fine yarns. They are all straight edgings.

Marge
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: girlmacbeth on March 30, 2009, 04:34:11 PM
i'm having loom knitted snood catastrophe i'm a small vendor this year at the rt.66 ren faire formerly joplin renfaire and i'm makinh snoods and shaws and coasters,hotpads and the like possibly other things but my snoods are all coming all unraveldin the center and i'm not sure of how to repair them and most are not even on my KK looms any longer and i'mfrantic to repair them and prevent it happening to the others in the future.I have ideas but would like to bounce and exchange ideas with other loomers before I make abigger mess possibly.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Lady Donegan on April 08, 2009, 05:39:52 PM
Knitting loom question:

when making a hat for an adult, when choosing your loom you pick green or yellow (according to the kniffty knitters set). Is the size also determined  by the length of the tube?  I find that even though I use the right size loom I stiil make my hats too small.
  After many trials and errors and joining a loom knitter group on facebook  I found the answer.
Adult hat: Yellow loom

1.  You decide what  size brim 2inch or 3 inch.  For a 2 inch brim you knit 4 inches  for 3inch brim you knit 6 inches.

2.  you turn your work inside out and put your first loops back on the pegs all the way round.  then knit.

3  Keep knitting till you get to 10 inches, then cast off

Since I prefer the 2inch brim  I can tell you it takes 40 rounds to get 4 inches
then you knit another 40 rounds to get to 10inches.

Hope that helps anybody else trying to make a hat!
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Hausfrau Monica on August 30, 2009, 03:24:32 PM
I am going to try knitting shawls, stockings and tights over the winter to accessorize our garb for next season.  I hope to use real wool for the shawl/capelet for warmth.  Any pattern suggestions?  Also, does anyone have a pattern for adult size tights?  I think I can trial and error them though... I'll look at old patterns for children's tights and think bigger.
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: MKDesigner on September 29, 2011, 01:29:07 PM
Hello everyone,

I've been reading the rules for posting and have a question for this forum section on knitting.  I knit my Token / Trinket tuck stitch bags by hand, on a vintage TricoExpress wooden loom as well as my knitting machine.  Would it be acceptable to post a picture or two here to show the various designs I'm working on?  I'd like to get opinions on the sizing and possibly the designs that would be desirable for RenFaires.

Thanks in advance,
Marge
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Sitara on September 29, 2011, 05:56:36 PM
Pictures of people's work are always welcome! ;D
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: MKDesigner on September 29, 2011, 06:50:31 PM
Thanks Sitara.

I began making these bags in a much smaller version as men's belt pouches in a stonewash black cotton.  Then a couple of friends who attend a lot of SCA / Pagan / RenFaire events began asking for larger ones.  They pin their Tokens/Trinkets on the outside and have their tokens to share inside the bag, which can dangle from their wrist.  This is the latest pattern/design I've been using, a diagonal tuck stitch pattern.  Now let's see if I can get this picture to load in here.  They're a nice size, approximately 6" x 9".

(http://www.mkdesigner.com/knitting/TuckStitchWhatsitsAll-8-24-11-400.jpg)

Marge
Title: Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
Post by: Magister on September 29, 2011, 08:54:14 PM
Yes, Sitara has it right... photos of people's work is always welcome!  You have two choices for Knitted work, here and the Finished Projects thread where most people post their most recent projects.

  Welcome to the RF.com Crafting Section.

    - Mag
      Crafting Corner Moderator