I'll be back.

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!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Loom-a-long for a lazy day

Cotton, quick and not at all cumbersome. That sounds like perfect summer loom-knitting to me.

Lacey ribbed washcloth

I'm hosting the July loom-a-long on the Ravelry boards and you can still join us. We're knitting up the Loom Rib-It washcloth. Using a simple ribbing technique, you can have a 9x11" washcloth after a day or night of knitting.

Lacey ribbed washcloth
Ribbing technique on the long loom

Or you can knit longer to make a hand/kitchen towel. If you haven't yet learned how to knit on long looms (also called knitting boards), this is a nice introduction.

Lacey ribbed washcloth
Knit with worsted yarn for an airy cloth

All you need is at least a partial skein of cotton yarn (worsted to bulky weight) and the green Knifty Knitter long loom (54 pegs, large gauge). The Loom Knitting Primer by Isela Phelps is a good reference but not required.

Rib-It Washcloth

If you're not a member of Ravelry but you'd still like to give this pattern a go, you can download it for free from my blog. Let's loom knit!

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