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Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit (and weave now, too!) but I seem to take more photos of my toddler than my crafts these days. She has that cute factor going for her. Because of this, I have started a tumblr called Tiny Taughts of our home lessons, crafts and projects. Please visit me there and I promise to come back here soon!


Friday, January 30, 2009

Rip-it, Rip-it

When it comes to the knitting world, "frog" is one of my new favorite words. Frogging is when you rip out the knitting because it didn't go as planned, you made a mistake or you find a Goodwill sweater made of yarn that you must have. Rip it, rip it ... ribbit, ribbit ... get it?

Bad washcloth

This was the fate of my first washcloth. The yarn was wonderful but the pattern and resulting width just did not work out. It was an experiment from the beginning because when you work with a knitting loom, it's difficult to determine the finished size. Well, unless you make a gauge swatch and I just don't have the patience for those (which resulted in mitten disaster '09 but that's another story).

Washcloth

Back to the washcloth. I used 36 pegs on the yellow Knifty Knitter long loom. With double-knitting, I did 10 rows of ribbing, knit in stockinette for awhile and then switched back to ribbing. The ribbing was barely noticeable and the washcloth was just too skinny.

I let it go for awhile and went back to it recently. Check out my resulting pattern!

Rib-it washcloth
Tools: Knifty Knitter green long loom (54 pegs, large gauge), 1 skein bulky cotton yarn (or 2 strands of worsted; Araucania Patagonia Nature Cotton was used in the sample), loom tool and crochet hook
You need to know how to ... cast on/bind off on knitting boards, double-knitting and ribbed stitch

Free pattern PDF download

Ribbit washcloth

Happy long-looming!

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