Loom Knitting Workshop Announcement!

My current works in progress are all about elegant party items! It's the holiday season and everyone has office parties, family get togethers and New Year's celebrations to attend. This always puts me in the mood for something sparkly. I hope all my loom knitting friends are enjoying this season as much as I am.

It's easy to get in a rut with our loom knitting and forget to learn new skills and try new things. Check out our patterns for new ideas and loom knitting inspiration here:  Loom Knitting Website!

Workshop Announcement!

For those in New Jersey, we will be having an Introduction to Loom Knitting Workshop on February 18th at Woolbearers in Mount Holly, NJ. More info and Sign Up Here! This workshop will be taught by me, Nicole F. Cox, author of Round Loom Knitting in 10 Easy Lessons. I hope you can attend and look forward to meeting you!

Happy Loom Knitting to All!-Nicole

Quick and Healthy Meals!

The holidays are a busy time and most of the time our diets become hit or miss. As a professional loom knitter, I spend a lot of time sitting on the couch, not burning calories. This year I was determined to keep my diet on track and plan easy, flash in the pan meals. I bought simple prepared ingredients like eggs, frozen fish, and freshly prepared salsas. Both of these meals took less than 5 minutes to prepare and were super delish. Both recipe ideas can be made for multiple people, just add more ingredients. Hope these ideas help to keep your diet on track this year so that those party platters don't wreak too much havoc on your waistline!


Ingredients: Parmesan cheese, Freshly prepared salsa, baby asparagus, salt and pepper to taste.
Cooking directions:  Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray, Cook asparagus until bright green and slightly tender, push to the side, place a half cup of salsa in the pan and crack an egg in the pan, cook until whites are just cooked leaving egg yolk runny. Sprinkle asparagus with parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Place asparagus on plate and place egg on top of asparagus, place salsa on the side. Enjoy!


Ingredients:  1 TB of butter or substitute, Mango Salsa, Salmon filet (fresh or frozen), baby asparagus, half a lemon, garlic and salt to taste.
Cooking directions:  Place butter in the pan until melted, place asparagus and salmon in the pan, cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side. During this time add garlic (do not overcook) Add 1/2 cup salsa to the pan just to heat. Sprinkle pan ingredients with salt and lemon juice (to taste). Remove from pan and transfer to plate, enjoy!

Play with the above ingredients and make your own flash in the pan meals!
Happy Holidays to All!-Nicole

1 Million Visitors To Our Blog-Happy Dance!

All the hard work has paid off and I just want to personally thank all of my readers and fellow loom knitters for making this blog a success. I hope to continue to bring you new and innovative patterns for the loom and the occasional craft and recipe too for many years to come!
Thank you again-Nicole


Cyber Monday Loom Knitting Pattern Sale!

It's Cyber Monday and we are running a 15% sale on all of our sites. No minimum pattern purchase. Coupon codes are available on Etsy (front page, under announcements), Ravelry and at www.thismomentisgood.com. As always we have spend more, save more deals so you can get up to 20% off. Happy Holidays to All!


Loom Knit Bootie Pattern Now Available!

These loom knit booties were designed for a very special person in my life who is expecting her first child. They are an easy loom knit and suitable for beginners. For more information, click the pattern link below!

Coupon codes are available on Etsy, Ravelry and at on our website!

Thank you for supporting our pattern store, happy loom knitting!-Nicole


Loom Knit Headband Pattern (free)

Are you looking for a quick handmade gift idea this holiday season?
Winter is coming and a loom knit headband makes a great gift for the woman, teen, child in your life. It's not a big time investment, but it will really show you cared. This new, free pattern is available on my sister site www.thismomentisgood.com. It's stylish and practical, as it is thick enough to keep the ears warm but you won't feel that it is so heavy you have to rip it off when inside, messing up that hair. I hope you enjoy this pattern and the upcoming holidays. Oh, and don't forget to make one for yourself. The pattern link is below.
Happy looming to all!-Nicole

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New Loom Knitting Patterns!

Hello loom knitters, I'm glad to announce that we have many new loom knitting patterns available for late fall 2016. Please check them out and let us know what you think. We now sell on 3 sites, Etsy, Ravelry and at www.thismomentisgood.com. Keep up with our latest wips on Facebook and Instagram too! If you're working on our patterns, please share them with us on our Facebook page.









LOOM KNIT HOT PAD-TRIVET PATTERN

It's November and the holidays are quickly approaching. This means busy days and lots of entertaining! With that in mind, I decided to make a fun and easy free loom knitting pattern for the dinner table. This version is what I like to refer to as "farmhouse chic", a little rustic and full of home-made goodness. Loom knit this hot pad in 2 colors as shown or in one color. It's an easy pattern that you can adapt to any holiday or every day decor!


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Loom Knit Trivet/Hot Pad Pattern

Level:  Beginner
Measurements:  7 1/4" x 5 1/2". Larger and smaller trivets can be made by shortening or lengthening i-cords.

Supplies
  • Yarn:  Lion Brand,Wool Ease Thick and Quick; any colors.
  • Loom:  3/4" peg spacing loom, large gauge (knifty knitter style).
  • Knitting tool
  • Yarn needle
Make i-cord
  • Cast on 3 pegs.
  • Row 1:  Knit peg 1, knit peg 3, knit peg 2.
  • Repeat row 1 until i-cord measures desired length.
  • Bind off; leaving tail long enough for sewing trivet together.
Directions:
  • For 2 color i-cord; knit 3 separate i-cords. (1) measuring 32", this will be your outside color, (2) measuring 14", these should be in 2 separate colors.
  • For single color i-cord knit (1) single i-cord measuring 60 inches.
  • Wind i-cord as shown in the photos above, sewing as you go along. Take needle through center of i-cord hiding it within knitting. This will leave no seam making the hot pad reversible.



Thank you for reading and Happy Loom Knitting-Nicole

Loom Knitting Stitch: Broken Rib Stitch

Hello loom knitters, this loom knitting stitch is reversible, lies flat and is great for hats, scarves and edgings. Use it in place of the regular rib stitch to add interest. It's called the Broken Rib Stitch! It's what I like to call a handsome stitch, very tailored and suitable for men as well as women. 


Broken Rib Stitch for the Loom
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BROKEN RIB STITCH

For the Loom

Broken Rib

Multiple of 2 sts + 1

Flat knitting...
Row 1:  Knit
Row 2:  K1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Knitting in the round...
Row 1:  Knit
Row 2:  *p1, k1, rep from * to end of round.
Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Note:  Use the regular knit stitch, u-knit or flat knit. Do not use the e-wrap knit.


Thanks for Reading, Happy Looming!



2016, copyright, This Moment is Good, Nicole F. Cox, all rights reserved.


FREE LOOM KNIT SOAP SACK PATTERN

Wool soap sacks are an easy and useful loom knitting project! 



I have to admit, my husband makes a mess in the bathroom with all of his little soap chips. He absolutely refuses to use them, despite my protests.  To my surprisehe was actually excited that I was making him one of these. Score one for the long suffering wife! These little soap holders will felt as they are used and hold in all of those annoying pieces.  Make them up for your home or in a bath set as a gift, include a homemade washcloth to make it extra special.

The free pattern can be found here on our website:  Free loom knit soap sack pattern and includes 2 versions!


Thank you for reading-Nicole


ROUND LOOM KNITTING IN 10 EASY LESSONS...


Our book, Round Loom Knitting in 10 Easy Lessons, has been released! It should be rolling out to all within a couple of weeks. As with all books of this type we are expecting some level of typos/mistakes and have set up a Pattern Correction page on our website here: Pattern Correction Page. Please check out this page if you think there might be a typo/mistake in your pattern! Thank you and we are sorry for any ut-oh's that you may find! Buy the book here!

Please email us at thismomentisgood@comcast.net if you find a mistake and we will add it to our page!

Thank You For Reading and Happy Looming!

LOOM KNIT EYE MASK PATTERN (FREE)

Mothers Day is close and if you're looking for a handcrafted gift to make Mom, consider this easy Loom Knit Eye Mask Pattern.


Make your mask extra special by stitching words on the front such as dream, sleep, etc! This also makes a sweet gift for anyone who appreciates spa items, specialty soaps and a little pampering.

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Let Mom know you appreciate her by knitting her this pretty loom knit eye mask and while your at it make her a couple of pretty spa wash clothes in a matching cotton with our Loom Knit Wash Cloth Pattern Collection Here: Click Here

Supplies
  • Loom:  1/2" peg spacing loom with at least 16 pegs. (CinDWood)
  • Knitting tool
  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • 24 inches of washable ribbon (for ties)
  • Yarn:  Any cotton, worsted weight yarn (organic preferable); 2 strands used as one.
Videos are available on our YouTube Channel for the sts used in this pattern here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmxMjIq7uUsTIa2JxDtygxQ
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Note:  The u-knit stitch is used where it says k.

PATTERN

Foundation row:  True cable cast on 16 stitches using 2 strands cotton as one.
Row 1:  *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2:  *P1, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 3:  *K1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4:  (K1, p1) twice, k8, (k1, p1) twice.
Repeat row 4 (12 Times)

Begin ruching- This is done by dramatically decreasing then increasing your sts.
Move the stitch on peg 8 to peg 9 and the stitch on peg 11 to peg 10. Move all stitches inward to fill in the gaps (14 sts).
Row 1:  (K1, p1) twice, k6, (k1, p1) twice.
*Move the stitch from peg 6 to peg 7 and the stitch from peg 9 to peg 8. Move all the stitches inward to fill in the gaps (12 sts).
Row 2:  (K1, p1) Twice, k4, (k1, p1) Twice.
*Move the center sts in exactly as above, decreasing 2 sts again in the center of the row.
Row 3:  (K1, p1) Twice, k2, (k1, p1) Twice (10 sts)

Begin Increasing
For the next 3 rows increase 1 stitch at the beginning and end of the row by casting on the sts using the true cable cast on method. Knit those sts as you would any other stitch in the row.
Rows 1-3:  (K1, p1) twice, *k1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, (K1, p1) twice. (increasing 2 sts each row)
You should now have 16 sts on the loom.

2nd side of Mask
Row 1:   (K1, p1) twice, k8, (k1, p1) twice.
Repeat row 1 (12 times).
Chain One Bind Off.
Weave in Ends and Attach a Washable Ribbon to each end for tying around head.

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LOOM KNITTING PATTERNS!

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LOOM KNIT HEAD WRAP/BANDANNA

Just in time for summer, a pretty loom knit headwrap/scarf pattern. Make this loom knit bandanna with 100% cotton or a cotton blend for extra coolness and comfort. 

The colors you can make this in are unlimited. Teens, adults and older children will find this pretty and useful.


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NEW LOOM KNITTING VIDEO TUTORIALS (FREE)...

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I've been working hard this year to complete my goal of having a video for all of the stitches and techniques used in my loom knitting patterns.  Many people comment that they are more "visual" learners, so I'm using these videos to supplement the patterns for those who prefer this method.  They are not loom-alongs or complete patterns but you will be able to access a video for everything in the glossary and keys within the patterns! Most of them are already complete and I've finalized and uploaded at least 10 videos in the last week.

Access my channel here:

The easiest way to navigate my YouTube Channel is to click on the button called "Playlists". It is circled in the above screenshot. On that screen you will be able to easily navigate the different topics!

NOTES:
  • I have changed the formatting of my videos; less talking, more pictures and written instruction. If the video moves too fast for you, just press pause on each screen.
  • If I have missed a topic, let me know in the comment section below this post and I will add it as soon as possible.
  • I get daily requests to do full patterns on my channel and I'm sorry to say I will not be doing these. I'm a strong believer in learning to read a pattern, not to mention they are just entirely too time consuming.
  • The videos will cover most of the topics in my new book coming out this year for those who are thinking of buying it.
  • I'm open to suggestions, so let me know how I can make learning to loom knit easier for you!


Here's a sample of the new video format!

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Happy Looming and Thank You For Reading!-Nicole

2016, copyright, This Moment is Good, all rights reserved.


FIBER ARTS STUDIO TOUR!

Today I'm excited to give you a tour of my new fiber arts studio. My husband and I worked hard to make a design space perfect for my loom knitting business. Hopefully, you'll find something inspiring for your own creative space.

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     One of the challenges was to make separate areas for all the things that go along with a fiber arts business. Believe it or not, I spend the majority of my time at my computer, answering questions, designing/writing new patterns and charting, so an office area was a must. Other things needed are a large work table, yarn and other craft storage, a photography area and of course, a comfy sofa for the many hours spent knitting samples.

     After we thought out the practical elements, I spent a lot of time thinking about the way I wanted the studio to look and feel.  A great atmosphere was very important to me.  I'm very open to many design styles and I tried to incorporate industrial, vintage and shabby chic elements to my new space. None of the pieces match which gives the studio a lived in, vintage appeal.

The work table measures a generous 5.8' x 3.5' and can easily get 10 stools around it for looming classes and group get-togethers.

The office area above has a reclaimed wood desk, memo board made from an old shuttered window, my computer and winding station.  I filled the desk with things that inspire me, pics of my husband and children, my colored pencils,sketch book and old books from my Nana.

Storage (and lots of it) was a necessity! I found a couple of vintage looking pieces to hold yarn, blocking mats, looms and more.

Reclaimed pallet wood makes the backdrop for my new photography area. My husband did a great job of incorporating a flat screen tv out of the way of the lens.  Trunks hold raw wool and roving along with loom knit samples. A home-made apron from burlap and linen hold knitting tools, scissors and reading glasses while I work.

The lighting in my new studio is wonderful and changes throughout the day.  The sun sets right outside of the window I'm sitting next to in the picture above. There are 3 large windows and all the lights were put on dimmers so I have full control.


I hoped you enjoyed this behind the scenes tour of This Moment is Good Fiber Arts Studio. Thank you for reading!
Copyright, 2016, Nicole F. Cox, This Moment is Good, all rights reserved.

LOOM KNIT WEDDING RING HANDKERCHIEF

Here is a loom knit lace handkerchief pattern that I've been testing out for awhile. I was trying to finish it before my daughters wedding last August, wanting her to have a keepsake. I thought I would share it now for those who have upcoming weddings.

My first attempt using pima cotton turned out too thick but it is a wonderful doily. For this version, I used silk. I'll admit, this one is very lacy and is more useful to dab tears then use as a true handkerchief. I do love how lacy it is and I think it gives it an old fashioned heirloom look. I think it will be a nice keepsake for the bride and could later be used as a doily in her home or turned into a baby bonnet for a christening.

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The handkerchief has a wedding ring in the center!
The stitch key/glossary is at the end of this pattern.

Level:  Intermediate
Finished Dimensions:  11-1/2" x 11-1/2" after blocking.
Designer: Nicole F. Cox

Supplies
  • Loom:  KB all in one loom
  • Knitting Tool
  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn:  100% Silk, Lace weight, any brand. Color: Ivory or white. (less than 1 cone)
Pattern
Foundation row:  Chain Cast on 38 pegs with 2 strands silk.

Row 1: Sk1, k37.
Row 2: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] 12 times, k.
Row 3: Sk1, k37.
Row 4: Sk1, k 37 times.
Row 5: Sk1, p37.
Rows 6-9: Repeat rows 2-5.
Row 10: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] 12 times, k.
Row 11: Sk1, k37.
Row 12: Sk1, k 6 times, p 24 times, k 7 times.
Row 13: Sk1, p6, k24, p7.
Row 14: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, p 24 times, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, k.
Row 15: Sk1, k37.
Row 16: Sk1, k 6 times, p 9 times, ew-k2tog 3 times, p 9 times, k 7 times.
Row 17: Sk1, p6, k1, [k6, ew-k2tog] twice, k7, p7.
Row 18: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, [p 6 times, ew-k2tog, p 3 times] twice, p twice, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, k.
Row 19: Sk1, k2, [k9, ew-k2tog] twice, k13.
Row 20: Sk1, k 6 times, p 4 times, ew-k2tog, p 12 times, ew-k2tog, p 4 times, k 7 times.
Row 21: Sk1, p6, k4, ew-k2tog, k12, ew-k2tog, k4, p7.
Row 22: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, p 4 times, ew-k2tog, p 12 times, ew-k2tog, p 4 times, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, k.
Row 23: Sk1, [k10, ew-k2tog, k2] twice, k9.
Row 24: Sk1, k 6 times, p 4 times, ew-k2tog, p 12 times, ew-k2tog, p 4 times, k 7 times.
Row 25: Sk1, p6, k4, ew-k2tog, k12, ew-k2tog, k4, p7.
Row 26: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, p 4 times, ew-k2tog, p 12 times, ew-k2tog, p 4 times, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, k.
Row 27: Sk1, [k9, ew-k2tog, k5] twice, k5.
Row 28: Sk1, k 6 times, p 3 times, ew-k2tog, p 14 times, ew-k2tog, p 3 times, k 7 times.
Row 29: Sk1, p6, k3, ew-k2tog, k14, ew-k2tog, k3, p7.
Row 30: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, p 3 times, ew-k2tog, p 14 times, ew-k2tog, p 3 times, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, k.
Rows 31-34: Repeat rows 27-30.
Row 35: Sk1, [k9, ew-k2tog, k5] twice, k5.
Row 36: Sk1, k 6 times, p 4 times, ew-k2tog, p 12 times, ew-k2tog, p 4 times, k 7 times.
Row 37: Sk1, p6, k4, ew-k2tog, k12, ew-k2tog, k4, p7.
Row 38: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, p 4 times, ew-k2tog, p 12 times, ew-k2tog, p 4 times, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, k.
Row 39: Sk1, [k10, ew-k2tog, k2] twice, k9.
Row 40: Sk1, k 6 times, p 4 times, ew-k2tog, p 12 times, ew-k2tog, p 4 times, k 7 times.
Row 41: Sk1, p6, [k5, ew-k2tog, k5] twice, p7.
Row 42: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, [p 5 times, ew-k2tog, p 5 times] twice, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, k.
Row 43: Sk1, k1, [k10, ew-k2tog] twice, k12.
Row 44: Sk1, k 6 times, p, [p 6 times, ew-k2tog] twice, p 7 times, k 7 times.
Row 45: Sk1, p6, k1, [k6, ew-k2tog] twice, k7, p7.
Row 46: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, p 4 times, [p 4 times, ew-k2tog] twice, p 7 times, [p, yo-k2tog] twice, k twice.
Row 47: Sk1, k15, ew-k2tog 3 times, k16.
Row 48: Sk1, k 6 times, p 24 times, k 7 times.
Row 49: Sk1, p6, k24, p7.
Row 50: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, p 24 times, [yo-k2tog, k] twice, k.
Row 51: Sk1, k37.
Row 52: Sk1, k 6 times, p 24 times, k 7 times.
Row 53: Sk1, p6, k24, p7.
Row 54: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] 12 times, k.
Row 55: Sk1, k37.
Row 56: Sk1, k 37 times.
Row 57: Sk1, p37.
Rows 58-61: Repeat rows 54-57.
Row 62: Sk1, [yo-k2tog, k] 12 times, k.
Row 63: Sk1, k37.
Bind Off:  Chain One Bind off all pegs.
Finish:  Weave in ends and Block handkerchief.






Stitch Glossary

k
Regular knit stitch:  Lay working yarn above existing loop on peg. Reach up through bottom loop grabbing working yarn and forming a new loop; pull yarn off of peg and put newly formed loop back on peg. Opposite of purl stitch.

ew-k2tog
E-wrap, knit 2 together. Takes place over 2 pegs. Move the stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Now e-wrap peg 1 (do not knit). Knit both loops on peg 2 (as one).

p

Purl. Push existing loop on peg to the top of peg; lay working yarn below top loop; Reach through top loop grabbing working yarn and forming a new loop; pull yarn off of peg and place newly formed loop back on peg.

sk1
Skip 1. Take working yarn behind peg (skipping this peg) and move on to the next peg.

yo-k2tog
Yarn over, Knit 2 together. Takes place over 2 pegs. Move the stitch on peg 1 to peg 2. Lay your working yarn over peg 1. Knit loops on peg 2 as one.

THANK YOU FOR READING! I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS PATTERN!

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