LOOM KNIT ROSE PATTERN

This pretty rose uses my new scallop/crocodile stitch...

     I've spent the last month trying to mimic the crochet crocodile stitch with varied success on the loom.  I've settled on a stitch that looks more scalloped than the pointed tips of the crochet version.  I'm hoping that some day I or some other pattern designer will be more successful with getting the stitch even closer to the original version of the stitch.  I'm pretty happy with it and am glad to have this stitch in my arsenal now!  I wanted to share it with you because I think it opens up more creative avenues for us loom knitters.  So far I've done two patterns using this stitch.  One pattern is a baby bootie and the other is a slipper sock.  I have been wearing my slipper socks every day since I made them.  They are really cute!  I've also made fingerless gloves using the stitch but have yet to get the pattern written.  Below is the pattern for the rose and you can find the other patterns by clicking on the mini Etsy Store link on the right hand side of this post.
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LOOM KNIT ROSE

SUPPLIES:
  • Any yarn (sample uses Vanna's Choice (4), Color:  Mint)
  • Any loom (sample uses 42 pegs and makes a large 4" rose, pegs must be in multiples of 3 to use this stitch)
  • Knitting tool
  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Button for center of rose (optional)
Key:  Scallop Stitch/Crocodile Stitch

Scallop Stitch (SS):  Worked over 3 pegs.  E-wrap knit peg (1) 6x's (unless otherwise noted in parenthesis after abbreviation for stitch, example; SS (7).  Move stitches from peg (1) to peg (3). e-wrap pegs (2) and (1).  EWK pegs 1, 2, and 3.  Now, lift the connecting stitch before peg (1) and place it on peg (1).  Right side of knitting will be inside loom (inside out).  Repeat on next 3 pegs.


  • Crochet/Chain Cast on 42 Pegs.  You can alter number of pegs for a smaller rose, just make sure to count in 3's.  This pattern makes a large 4" rose.
  • You will only knit one row using the scallop stitch above...
  • Row 1 (pegs 1-21):  SS (7)
  • Row 1 (pegs 22-42):  SS (5)
  • Row 2:  purl
  • Row 3:  knit
  • Chain one bind off.
Now thread a long piece of yarn through a yarn needle.  Start spiraling scallops into a circle pattern starting from the inside of your rose and sew to secure as you go. You can play with it and either leave it flat as in the sample or overlap it more.  You can leave your rose plain or place a button in the center as an accent.


Examples of things that can be made using this stitch...You can vary the color of yarn used for endless looks.

Thank You for Reading.  Happy Loom Knitting!

2014, Copyright, www.thismomentisgood blogspot.com, Nicole F. Cox, all rights reserved.  Patterns are for personal use only.  Do not copy or share these patterns.  It is okay to link to these patterns as long as the patterns are not copied.


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SLOW COOKER ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP RECIPE

An Easy, Healthy and Delicious Version of this Soup!

Today the blog hit 100,000 page views in just under six months time, Woo Hoo!  To celebrate I'm making a pot of Italian Wedding Soup.  This is a really easy version of this soup.  I can make it in under thirty minutes. I do not pre-cook my meatballs.  I let them cook in the broth all day on a low setting.  This makes the broth even tastier and the meatballs super tender.  If you prefer a crusty coating on your meatballs just bake in a 350 degree oven for thirty minutes prior to adding to the broth.  A Note about placing raw chicken into cold broth;  the broth will get a grainy appearance, which can be unattractive.  Heat your broth to boiling before placing in crock pot and this will lesson the graininess. You can add dill or parsley to the broth as seasoning for the soup.  I got the idea for dill from an episode of The Barefoot Contessa/Ina Garten.  Now I alternate my spices depending on my mood.  I don't put sausage in my meatballs to keep them a little healthier but you can if you wish.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
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SLOW COOKER ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP 
Easy, Healthy & Delicious

Make Meatballs...In a Medium Mixing Bowl add these ingredients:


  • 1 lb of ground chicken or turkey  (or half this and add 1/2 pound sausage)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • Panko bread crumbs (add enough to hold meat together)

Mix above together then roll into small meatballs (under 1/2 inch).  Place into slow cooker.  Meatballs do not shrink so make them the size you'd like them to be when fully cooked.

Add Vegetables and Broth...


  • 1/2 bag of baby spinach (save other half of bag and add to soup later)
  • 3 diced carrots
  • 2 large stalks of celery
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill or parsley
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • Chicken broth-low sodium or home-made (enough to fill up crock pot)
  • 2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes (low sodium, if you wish)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.

Twenty minutes before serving turn slow cooker to high, and add...


  • 3/4 cup small pasta
  • Baby spinach (remainder of bag)

Serve with a crusty bread! Enjoy!


THANK YOU FOR READING!

2014, copyright, thismomentisgood.blogspot.com, Nicole F. Cox, all rights reserved.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER...

Blog Update...

Last month on the Blog, I announced the free Etsy drawing and posted a cute Koala Hat Pattern for kids (easily converted to adult too).  I've updated the categories, in the hopes that topics will be easier to find.  I have also added a static page for loom knitters, called the Loom Knitting Glossary.  To help with following patterns on this blog.  Just look for the tab at the top of every page under the header picture.  To start this month out right, you'll find a free football themed beer cozy pattern at the bottom of this newsletter!

Last month I published several patterns on the Etsy store.  My latest patterns include an iPad/Tablet Cover/sleeve, Holiday Wine Bottle Covers (To give as a gift or to keep) and a new pocketbook pattern.  I hope to keep adding new patterns to the store each week so check back often.  To make it easier for you I've installed a mini Etsy Store button on the right of this blog post.  Please let me know by email if there is a special pattern you would like to see on the blog or in the store!


My Etsy Store Link:  ThisMomentisGood


RUSTIC FOOTBALL THEMED BEER COZY
PATTERN
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This cozy knits up quick and is a fun project for the next big game!

SUPPLIES:

  • 1 skein or less Caron Simply Soft Yarn (4); Color:  Chocolate
  • 1 skein or less Lamb's Pride (5); Color:  White Frost
  • Flower Loom - 12 pegs
  • Knitting Tool
  • Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
PATTERN:  Pattern works counter clockwise.  Use 2 strands of chocolate as one throughout pattern and 1 strand of white frost throughout pattern.  See glossary at the top of this page for any terms you are not familiar with.

  • Crochet cast on with chocolate all pegs.  Join to work in the round.
  • Rows 1, 3, 5:  knit (flat knit)
  • Rows 2, 4:  purl
  • Row 6:  EWK
  • Row 7:  knit
  • Change to white.
  • Row 8:  EWK
  • Row 9:  knit
  • Cut White.  Change to Chocolate.
  • Rows 10, 12, 14, 16, 18:  EWK
  • Rows 11, 13, 15, 17, 19:  knit
  • Change to white.
  • Row 20:  EWK
  • Row 21:  knit
  • Cut white. Change to chocolate.
  • Row 22:  EWK
  • Row 23:  knit
  • Rows 24, 26, 28:  knit
  • Rows 25, 27:  purl
  • Bind off.
  • Weave in all ends.
  • Sew laces on center of cozy.  See picture.
I hope you enjoyed this newsletter and the above pattern.
Thank You For Reading and Have a Great Day!!


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