LOOM KNIT BUNNY & CARROT CANDY HOLDERS



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I have Easter fever this week and of course had to come up with a cute little gift for my nephews. My favorite thing about Easter, as a child, was the Easter egg hunts and the CANDY!!! Last night I took a couple of hours and came up with these cute loom knit candy holders. One is a carrot and I made it more like a bulb at the top so it would hold more candy. My nephews would definitely notice if one of them got less candy than the other. The carrot is meant to tie at the top. The other is a sweet little bunny and it ties just under its' little "cotton like" tail.

I've included the patterns just in case you would like to make these sweet little candy holders! Also, while I was at it, I made up a basket of loom knit washcloth bunnies. These are a great gift for mom! Also, I think they would be really sweet for a baby shower. Loom knit washcloths make great burp cloths for baby too! A pictorial is included at the end, if you want to make these.

Loom Knit Carrot Candy Holder Pattern and Chart



Thread a yarn needle with 2 strands green yarn (long enough to go around carrot and tie a bow); Stitch lightly around bottom of last green row and pull both ends gathering top of carrot and tie. Knot both ends to keep yarn from fraying. Stitch glossary below.

Loom Knit Bunny Candy Holder Pattern

Loom Knit Carrot (on left) Loom knit Bunny Candy holder (on right); Bunny holds candy in his body and it closes at tail.


Loom knit Bunny Candy Holder

·        Start body…
·        CO 27 pegs with 2 strands MC; join to work in the round
·        Rows 1-20:  ewk
·        Bind off using gather method.
·        Start Ears…(make 2)
·        CO 6 pegs with 2 strands CC.
·        Rows 1-15:  ewk
·        Row 16:  skip1, ewk2, ssk (move peg 5 to peg 4), ewk1.
·        Row 17:  skip1, ewk1, ssk (move peg 4 to peg 3), ewk1.
·        Row 18: Move peg 1 to peg 2, move peg 4 to peg 3; ewk2.
·        Bind off.
·        Assemble…
·        Make (2) 2 inch pom-poms for feet, (1) 1” pom-pom for tail and (1) 4” pom-pom for head.
·        Sew pom-poms to body (refer to picture for placement)
·        Glue eyes and nose onto face with hot glue.
·        Thread 2 strands yarn every 2 sts around base of body; tie ends and use to gather tail end after filling body with candy.

Stitch Glossary

bo
Bind off the specified number of stitches. Chain one BO.
co
Cast on the specified number of stitches. Chain one cast on.
ewk
E-wrap knit: Wrap working yarn completely around peg; pull bottom loop over top loop.
M1
Make 1. e-wrap peg once then u-knit this same peg; pull on yarn to tighten..
p
Purl. Push existing loop to the top of the peg; take working yarn and lay it beneath loop; reach down through top loop and grab working yarn forming a new loop; pull yarn off peg and replace with newly made loop.
SSK
Move peg 2 to peg 1; knit both loops over working yarn on peg 1; move all sts inward to fill the gap made by the move.

Basket of Loom knit Bunny Washcloths
Start with a square washcloth.
Roll in from opposite directions; meeting in the middle.

Fold in half and tie with a bow where my thumb is.
Patterns for these washcloths can be found on my Etsy Store here: Washcloth Patterns

THANK YOU FOR READING!

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New Loom Knit Character Hat Collection on Etsy!

Loom knit bunny hat, lamb hat, frog hat, pumpkin hat, puppy hat, aviator hat, owl hat, double pom-pom hat, baby chick hat...9 Patterns in all!

I have to admit...I LOVE Pinterest and I'm inspired by it every day!  My new pattern collection was very much born of seeing all the adorable hat patterns go by on a daily basis.  Almost all of these patterns are knit and crochet and I wanted to make them available for loom knitters.  I have also written these patterns so that they can be knit in all sizes from preemie to adult.  This is a 22 page PDF. I hope you have as much fun loom knitting these hats as I did...they are sure to bring a smile to your face!

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These patterns can be found here on our Etsy Store:  This Moment is Good on Etsy!
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CONVERTING LOOM KNITTING PATTERNS

Loom Comparison by Peg Number

I'm asked this question all the time...Can I make this pattern on a different loom? The answer is yes, but you need to do the math.  Immediate silence at the other end of the conversation. I agree, math takes all the fun out of looming. So I wanted to come up with an easy (ok, maybe not so easy) comparison of the different looms by peg number.  Thanks to my husband, we have come up with the chart below!  This chart will give you peg equivalents if the pegs were set perfectly.  This is usually not the case and you will see that when you get out your measuring tape.

I suggest you use the chart as a starting point for converting different loom knitting patterns to looms not called for in the pattern.  It is very important to remember that horizontal shrinkage changes depending on your stitch width so take that into consideration also when changing looms.  As a general rule, I find that the larger the peg distance the more shrinkage I get horizontally in my knitting but this can vary with stitch used. This must be factored in when deciding how many pegs to use for a project. You must also factor in stitch used and yarn and weather the pattern repeats will work.  I recommend knitting a few rows and checking to see whether your project is going to work with that loom before jumping into a project, it will save you from an aggravating visit to the dreaded frog pond.

Although we have gone over this chart many times, if any mathematicians are out there and find mistakes in our math please let us know and we will correct them.


LOOM COMPARISON By Peg #'s



Peg Spacing

Types of Looms

Number of Pegs


¾”
Knifty Knitter, Boye, Nicole,
Loops & Threads


1


2


3



4


5


6


7
5/8”
Knifty Knitter, CinDWood

1- 1/5

2-2/5

3-3/5

4-4/5

6

7-1/5

8-2/5
½”
CinDWood
1-1/2
3
4-1/2
6
7-1/2
9
10-1/2
7/16”
Authentic Knitting Board
1-5/7
3-3/7
5-1/7
6-6/7
8-4/7
10- 2/7
12


3/8”
All-in-One Loom, Martha Stewart, Cottage Looms


2


4


6


8


10


12


14
¼”
Cottage Looms
3
6
9
12
15
18
21



Inches




¾”



1 ½”



2 ¼”



3”



3 ¾”



4 ½”



5 ¼”

This chart is only for general comparison and in meant to be a guideline only.  It assumes all pegs are set perfectly and it is a mathematical comparison between peg spacing. Use it as a starting point when converting patterns to different looms, the chart does not take into consideration shrinkage, different yarns and stitches. The looms listed are examples only and not a complete list of looms available in each category.
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THANK YOU FOR READING,
HAPPY LOOM KNITTING!

LOOM KNIT FAIR ISLE COWL

 Free pattern for a loom knit fair isle cowl by This Moment is Good! Welcome in the change of seasons with this Cheerful Cowl. Yes, Fair Isle and complex color work can be done on the loom!
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Over the last few weeks I've been working on a Loom Knit Fair Isle Cowl for myself.  It has 6 colors in it and was knit with a soft Merino Wool by Cascade.  I wanted something for early spring that was cheerful. This cowl definitely says "hello spring" with its bottom row of yellow tulips.  I broke the rules of Fair Isle by having more than six stitches between color changes and sometimes carrying three colors in a row instead of two.  I have tweaked the pattern below by taking the eyelets off the chart as the floats show through the holes.  The tulip pattern is also off by one stitch but it is not noticeable in the finished cowl pattern. The 66 pegs did not allow for my tulip design to fit perfectly.  Sometimes this is the case with loom knitting in the round and I don't believe in limiting my designs with the need for perfection.  Also, this is a charted pattern only and I'm sorry to those who hate to read charts.

I have made a video about loom knitting fair isle on the loom and other stranded color work.  I would recommend watching this video before trying complex color work the first time.  You can find the video here: Fair Isle and Stranded Color work Video.  There are also other loom knitting videos on my YouTube Channel here: This Moment is Good on YouTube. Please subscribe and you'll get notified of new videos.

Although the above cowl may look complicated, it's really not with a little planning. At the end of each row make sure your colors have not become tangled and you should be fine as long as you take your time.  You can work this pattern in any direction you wish.

Notions:
  • 66 peg 1/2" peg spacing loom (CinDWood Loom used in sample)
  • Knitting Tool
  • Crochet hook-small
  • Merino wool or other soft wool recommended (6 Colors); Cascade 100% wool was used in sample. I am sensitive to wool and found that this wool does not prickle or make me itch!
Pattern: Work in any direction.  It is recommended to use wool or any type of "sticky" fiber to ensure better blending of colors. Use the regular knit stitch when doing fair isle...do not substitute other knit sts. If you are not familiar with this st. see above video channel for more help.
  • Chain cast on all pegs with 2 strands light green (or color of your choice); join to work in the round.
  • Rows 1-9:  *k3, p3, repeat from *.
  • Rows 10-37: Follow chart below.
  • Row 38:  knit all; using the same color as bottom border (this will prevent the dropped stitch you see in the above sample where the color change was made)
  • Rows 39-46:  *k3, p3, repeat from *.
  • Chain one bind off.
Key:
Blue = Dark Green
White = Orange
Purple = Purple or Rose
Yellow = Yellow
Grey = Cream

Thank you for reading! Happy Looming!

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