*Winter Whimsy LAL Part I*

It’s that time!  We’re going to be starting this fun Loom Along, right here at the blog, so what you may want to do right now is take the time to subscribe to this particular post’s comments.

How do I do that, you ask??

Easy-Peasy!

Just go to the comments section of this exact post, type your comment that says you’re going to be a participant in the LAL fun, then find the box below the comment box that says: “Notify me of follow-up comments via email.” Put a check in that box before submitting your comment.  You can also check the box that says: “Notify me of new posts via email.” so that you’ll know right when the next bit of the pattern has been released.  😉  In doing these steps, you’ll know when there’s a new question asked and also my response to that question…so we’ll all be learning together and from each other!

Okay…heeeeeeerrrrrrreeeeeee weeeee gooooooo!

Winter Whimsy~

Winter Whimsy: Part I

Let’s talk about Options:

I’m always one for changing things up a bit, lol.  If something says one thing, I’m right there ready to suggest an alternative…and this project is no exception!  I’m going to leave the end result up to your own…well, yes…Whimsy! 😉

The original project is knit in double knit stockinette, which provides a nice thick and cozy layer of warmth and stability.  This is twice the thickness of a regular panel of single knit.  When the project is assembled, you will actually have 2 pieces of double knit back to back.  This feels good to me, and I tend to wear my scarves doubled up like this all the time, but you may wish to have the thickness toned down a bit.  Here are a few ideas on how you can accomplish this:

  1. Knit only one side double knit stockinette, and the other a regular single thickness panel knit, using the same number of pegs. (If you decide to do this, knit the single thickness panel first at 20″, then knit the double knit 2nd at 21″ and leave on the loom until the next portion of the pattern is published.)
  2. Knit 2 panels of regular single knit.  I’m not sure I really recommend this option fully, as it won’t have very much stability when being used as a bag…but if you really prefer the lighter version, or if you are using really bulky yarn, then this is a viable option for you.
  3. Knit one panel of double knit stockinette (which would be at 21″ and left on the loom). This panel can then be stitched together with a layer of fleece fabric as the 20″ layer.  I’m actually working on a version of this pattern that will most likely be finished in this manner.

**One more option: If you measure around your neck (or the neck of the recipient) and you find that 20″ is not a comfortable fit (it should be gently snug, but allow room for your hand to slip through easily), then by all means, adjust this number accordingly…just be sure to add one inch to the 2nd panel (or the 21″ panel described in pattern).

Okay, now that I’ve shared with you some ideas…let’s get to it!

  • Using your yarn (1 strand if using bulky, 2 strands held as one if using WW) Cast On to all 12 sets of pegs of your pink KK long loom, using the stockinette CO. (see diagram)

  • Once you have wrapped 2 x’s around the loom in this manner, knit the bottom loop over the top loop on each peg, then place a length of contrasting waste yarn across the knitted pegs as shown:

This contrast yarn should be long enough to tie end to end across the bottom of the loom and will serve to hold the loops that will be completely bound off later.

  • Using the Stockinette Stitch (the same method of wrapping the loom as shown in the above CO) create a length of knitting that measures 20″.
  • Bind Off and remove from loom:
  1. Beginning at the end opposite of your working yarn, move the 11th peg’s loop of the back row of pegs onto the last back row peg.  KO.
  2. Move this loop to the 12th peg on the front side of the loom.  KO.
  3. Move the 11th front side’s loop to the12th peg on the front side, KO.
  4. Move this loop to the 10th peg on the back side, KO.
  5. Move the 9th loop to the 10th back side peg, KO.
  6. Move this loop to the 10th front side peg, KO.
  7. Move the 9th front side peg onto the 10th front side peg, KO.
  8. repeat in this manner until you’ve reached the last loop, trim yarn and pull tail through loop to cinch and weave into your panel to secure.
  • Bind Off original Cast On stitches:
  1. Using your crochet hook and working toward your beginning yarn tail, insert into the first 2 loops on the waste yarn, pull the 2nd loop through the first.  Now you will have just one loop on your hook.
  2. Grab the next loop in line onto your hook, and then pull through the other loop on your hook.
  3. Continue in this way until all loops are bound off…pull yarn tail through last loop and weave in to secure.
  4. Remove waste yarn.
  • Make another panel… this one will be 21 inches in length… BUT DO NOT REMOVE FROM LOOM!  You may finish off the Cast On loops, but leave the panel ON the loom until the Winter Whimsy: Part II is revealed.  😉

Okay!  Off you go…just remember: Any and all questions or comments should be posted right here in this exact post (that we have all now subscribed to), so that everyone is on the same page for learning and encouraging. This is going to be so much fun!  😀

Happy looming!

Bethany~

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95 Responses to *Winter Whimsy LAL Part I*

  1. JackieA says:

    How exciting…another loom along, and it makes not only one thing but a possible THREE items! As usual Bethany has out done herself…LOL. I will probably hit and miss on working everyday with everyone, but will try. I plan on doing the double stockinette stitch with you. Haven’t quite decided which yarn to use…have to look through my “stash” again and figure it out.
    Happy Looming!

  2. Stacie says:

    I’m here for the LAL, just need to go to the cold garage to get my supplies:)

  3. this is going to be great…I have a project i should be done with today and thenn i can get busy oon this…thanks for doing this it looks fun.

  4. Kelly J says:

    Got my loom and got my yarn. I’m really excited. How many days is the loom along?

  5. Kelly J says:

    I also place my anchor yarn before the second wrap (before any knitting off)…hmmm….

  6. Jessica says:

    Picked up my yarn today for this project. I’m very excited to get it started!

  7. Angel Philipp says:

    This sounds like a fun LAL. Angel

  8. Sue says:

    I have my yarn and loom ready

  9. Carol Williams says:

    I am going to try and work on this…I have never done the double knit. I have an appointment in a couple of hours so may have to finish later….

  10. Carol Williams says:

    Quick question…..I always get confused. Stockinette stitch for loom knitting is knitting every row…yes?

  11. gettinitpegged says:

    Hi, Carol! Glad you’ll be joining us! 🙂 Yes, stockinette is knitting every row. In this case, it will be double knit stockinette, as described in the diagrams. 😉

  12. gettinitpegged says:

    Hi, Kelly! So happy you’re here! 🙂

    In answer to both your questions: The LAL will last through the end of January…so no real rush. 😉
    …and about the anchor yarn (waste yarn), you’re fine anchoring those pegs either way…before knitting off your first row, or after. I think it’s just a touch easier after, as your stitches are somewhat held in places by those “knit offs”. I’ve done it both ways, and it’s fine either way. 🙂

  13. gettinitpegged says:

    Hi everybody! So thrilled you’re here for the LAL…just have fun and loom your project at a relaxed pace…no need to rush through, as it’s going to be happening through the end of the month, so you have about 2 weeks to complete the project. 😀

    FYI: I hope that I didn’t interrupt your subscriptions to this post…Silly me! I added an “h” in Winter in the title, and so had to correct that little typo…hopefully it won’t mess things up for you! 😛 If you find you’ve been bumped off, please re-subscribe and I promise, I won’t do that again, lol! 😉

  14. June says:

    I’m here and ready to go! Thanx for the fun!

  15. Kelly J says:

    Carol and others,
    Just a tip on double knitting – when you knit off knit a few pegs off on each side then do the middle. This will move all your slack to the middle. If you don’t you’ll end up with one side looking a little longer than the other.

    Kelly

  16. Carol Williams says:

    Thanks Kelly….one side definitely was feeling looser….I will try this to see if it feels more “even”.

  17. gettinitpegged says:

    Thanks for the tip, Kelly!
    Another thing that I tend to do is, starting where the WY is anchored, knit off down one side, around the corner, then up the other side. This takes out any slack throughout the row and lets me tug any left over at the end with my WY before wrapping the next row. 🙂

  18. Carol Williams says:

    That is the way I was doing it Bethany, but my “backside” was WAY looser than my front side. Is that typical?

  19. gettinitpegged says:

    Carol, I think everybody’s individual knitting will differ a bit, as techniques vary significantly. I’m thinking that if you’re experiencing the entire back side of your knitting being looser than the front, then you might find that as your work comes away from the loom, and has a chance to relax, that all the tension will even out. The difference in tension that Kelly was talking about, I think, is from one knitted edge to the other edge…does this help a bit??

  20. Carol Williams says:

    Yes, and that seems to be exactly what is happening. It is looking quite even as it comes off. But I also decide to do something a bit different to see if it would help. One row, I do clockwise, the next counterclockwise. It seems to be working as when I do the clockwise my front is the loosest part. Not sure if that will make any difference in the finished project…as long as they are all knitted it is the same, right?

  21. gettinitpegged says:

    Oh good! Glad it’s becoming even as you knit. I don’t think it matters, really, which direction you go. You might take a close look at your ends just to be sure, and make sure that they still look like they should since you’ve changed your wrapping…do they look like a continuous chain?

  22. Carol Williams says:

    Oh, I am wrapping identical each time, I am just knitting off different each row.

  23. June says:

    Before I get started off on the wrong foot I have a couple of questions! LOL

    Do you use this particular cast on for a reason or is it just the one you like? I tend to go for the long tail cast on (only because once it’s done it’s done LOL)!

    Being a south-paw I usually end up going in the wrong direction! Since the second panel is left on the loom for us to continue from does it matter which end of the loom I’m on and therefore which end I start on?

  24. gettinitpegged says:

    Carol, I gotcha! 😉 You should have no difficulties in doing it your new way then. Whatever works best.

  25. gettinitpegged says:

    June, I know what you mean…being a lefty myself, lol! 😉 Remember, that there is really no “wrong direction” except in knitting cables, when the specific direction is absolutely essential for the process of making the cables themselves. Otherwise, as long as you “switch” the instructions so that you are following them, just going from the other way, it doesn’t matter in the slightest. I tend to do this with everything I knit, lol!

    Also, when I design patterns, I tend to not specify the knitting direction for this very reason (except in unusual cases where it actually does matter, but this is always noted in the pattern)…I want people to feel free to choose which direction is most comfortable for them…so whichever way is good for you, is good for me.

    As for the CO…I just like this one, because it is fairly easy to explain, and it looks identical to the called for BO. If you like the other CO better, then by all means, go for it! 🙂

  26. June says:

    I was pretty sure you were left-handed also Bethany! When I start a new pattern I usually read through it all first to see if it’s going to matter and cast on accordingly! I hate to work for a couple of hours then find some shaping or something and I’m on the wrong side! LOL Can’t do that this time though!

    Oh my! A cast on and bind off that matches identically! I’ll give this a try!

    Thanx for your assistance!

  27. Pam says:

    I’m here for the LAL, won’t be able to actually start until Sunday night, have grandson for weekend and he tells I have to help him make a Medieval Castle for a school project due on Tuesday, wish me luck, haven’t a clue where to start on this one! lol

  28. Jeannette Pirkle says:

    I’m working on another project right now but as soon as it is finished I’ll see what is on that pink loom. I saw it here somewhere the other day with an old project on it. This sounds like a fast project. I can do the long looms fast with that wrap being the same every row.
    I want to try this out too.

  29. Terry T says:

    This looks fun and I am going to start on it tomorrow. Thanks for this neat LAL!

  30. Brenda GA says:

    I’ve been playing with my knitting boards lately, so I’m so I’m going audit this class. Thanks for offering a new learning experience.

  31. Bethany says:

    It’s so good to hear from all of you! 🙂 I hope you’re enjoying the project so far…

    I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be out with my family this evening…it being Friday night & all. 😉 Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question, and either someone confident with the answer can speak up,or I’ll be checking here before we turn in for the night.

    Happy Looming All!!!
    Bethany~

  32. Scarlett says:

    I got mine started with a few rows done…This is the first time I’ve ever tackled this double knit wrap and stitch successfully on a knitting board. I’d been meaning to learn how to do it, but just never had…

  33. Scarlett says:

    BTW – If there are others out there that are visual learners like I am and didn’t know how to do this stitch on a knitting board, I found this young lady on YouTube this week that explains and shows how to loom on a board so well. She has 3 videos on this. – Casting On A Board – Knitting On A Board – Casting Off A Board or something like that. For some reason the way she explains it and demos it just made complete sense to me for once. Her emphasis on watching your wrapping going right and then going back to the left really helped me.

  34. Scarlett says:

    Oh gosh, this might be a different stitch on the board than Bethany uses for her pattern…Well, that’s how mine will look…lol

  35. Carol Williams says:

    Bethany-I cannot remember how we are to measure when the project is still on the loom. Is there a video or written tutorial that will demonstrate this??

  36. Kelly J says:

    Scarlet,
    That is actually the figure 8 stitch on the knitting board. Knitting Board has a pretty good video for their board http://www.knittingboard.com/Articles.asp?ID=133 Just remember you are wrapping every other peg down, then picking up the pegs you missed on the way back.

    Kelly

  37. Kelly J says:

    Carol,
    I always just (pardon the expression) shove a ruler up a little under the edge of the board and let the knitting hang down loose and look where it falls on the ruler. It will get you pretty close. Since it’s in a natural state of hanging you won’t be accidentally stretching it as you measure.

    Kelly

  38. Scarlett says:

    Thanks Kelly –

    I’ll add that video to my favs too.

    Like I said, this type of knitting is new to me even though I’ve got sev. wood boards to do it on. At least I now know 1 stitch and want to learn the one used for this pattern too. There’s just so many things I want to learn and not enough time… :o) Right now, I’m back to sewing this eve. and will pick this project back up tomorrow.

    I guess I’ll be making 2 Winter Whimsies unless I decide to frog what I’ve already knitted which is 10 rows…

    Scarlett

  39. Kelly J says:

    I wouldn’t worry about frogging it unless you want to. The figure 8 has a little more of a rib look to it and should still work fine for this project.

    Kelly

  40. Bethany says:

    Thank you Kelly, for your awesome input! 🙂

    Scarlett…you should be just fine proceeding with your stitch…it will just be a bit looser in gauge, as well as having a slight ribbed look, as Kelly said. It’s kind of like the difference between the knit stitch and e-wrapping in regular loom knitting gauge-wise. 🙂

  41. Bethany says:

    Hi, Carol…are you talking about the measuring trick I showed you at the local meeting? The one that helps give an accurate measurement on long loomed knitted pieces?

    If so, all I do is use a soft measuring tape, and measure from the very outside edge of the knitting attached to the loom, and down along the curve of the knitted piece. This helps make up for the fact that the knitting is all stretched and pulled up where it is attached to the loom. Hope this helps! 🙂

  42. Carol Williams says:

    Yup, that is the one!! Thanks…I just could not remember how you did it…..

    I have the first piece done. Using a beautiful raspberry homespun! SO soft!!

  43. Bethany says:

    Nice! Can’t wait to see pics of the finished Whimsy! 😀

  44. Scarlett says:

    Great! – Thanks Kelly and Bethany…

  45. Sandra says:

    I’m here for the LAL, just need to decide what color to do it in.
    Sandy B aka mamaduck37

  46. Maria Tovar says:

    Hi Bethany,

    I really love to join you in this beautiful pattern. Will it be ok if I start today?

    Hugs.

    Maria

  47. Bethany says:

    Maria, of course you can join us today! We’d love to have you! 😀

  48. LindaJ says:

    Hi,

    I’m here and will be doing this project. Will get the yarn this weekend and dig out my looms. All hobbies and crafts have been put away these past several months, if not most of the past year. Wasn’t a great year around here:)

    this will be a good project to get back into the KK world and also learn how to use a board. Yeah–I’ll be behind, but will get there eventually. Love this item, Beth!! Thank you!
    LindaJ

  49. JudyB says:

    Sign me up! Looks fun and easy!

  50. Pat says:

    Hi all,

    I’m here and have decided to add this to the projects I’m working on. Need to get yarn today, so I’ll grab a coupon and head over to Michaels in just a bit. I may not get it finished by the end of the month, but I will get it finished. Looks like something the adult and almost adult granddaughters might like.

  51. Kelly J says:

    20″ piece is done 🙂 I’m using Lion Brand Homespun Tudor color. It is so beautiful. If you haven’t seen this color you need to find it.

    Kelly

  52. Amy says:

    So excited. Starting a day late, but still here!

  53. Amy says:

    Forgot to subscribe. Sorry for the extra update.

  54. Brandy says:

    I would love to do this Loom along. Love this!!!

  55. Pat says:

    You said to measure our neck and if it measured more than 20″, a slightly relaxed measure, the length of the pieces should be lengthened. Are we to shorten the pieces if our neck measures less than 20″? Mine is about 15 1/2 inches.

  56. Bethany says:

    Hi, Pat! 🙂 You ask a very good question!

    I had to take a 2nd look at that one, lol…I ran and got my measuring tape to see what my own neck measures, and it’s at 16 inches with plenty of room to wiggle. So I’m sure you’re just fine sticking to the pattern as is.

    Now, if someone has a significantly larger or smaller neck than that, then adjustments would need to be made. If we stick to the 4 inches larger than a generous neck measurement, then I think the Whimsies will end up being just right! 😉

    Thanks for such a great question! 😀

  57. Pat says:

    Thanks, Bethany.

    Now for another question. Our Michaels is less than wonderful. Number 5 rated yarn is very scarce. In fact the whole yarn dept. was in a sad state. The skein I got shows 135 yards. Can I get away with it, or should I go back tomorrow and get a 2nd skein?

  58. Bethany says:

    Well…that’s a close call. The skein I used has 155 yrds on it, and I used just a bit of it for a small project before I made the Whimsy, and I used every bit of the rest of the skein for that. You could try with the one skein you have and see if it gets you through, or purchase one more just so that you would have it if you need it, and return it if you don’t.

    Sorry I couldn’t give you more of a definitive answer on that one… ;P

  59. JackieA says:

    I guess I didn’t get subscribed after all…so I’m redoing it. I’ve got a baby blanket I’m working on too, on the 30″ DALoom that’s adgustable. So I think I’ll go back & forth on the two projects for a little while. I’m afraid I may end up making a blanket for their second baby instead of their first! LOL

    Plus I need to double check through my stash and see if I have some #5 bulky yarn. Maybe I can start tomorrow. Thanks again Bethany for this fun project. Have a good weekend!
    Happy Looming!
    ja

  60. Marcie says:

    Hi Bethany,
    This looks like a wonderful project and you know I wouldn’t miss it.
    You have some great projects, thank you for sharing.
    Big Hugs
    Marcie

  61. Marcie says:

    Hi Bethany,
    How much yarn does it take for this project?
    Thanks
    Marcie

  62. Kelly J says:

    Approx. 140 yrds of #5 bulky yarn, or 280 yrds #4 ww yarn double stranded

  63. Marcie says:

    Hi Kelly,
    Are you responding to my question about the yarn?

    Bethany I keep getting a subscription notice everytime I leave a message is this normal?
    Thanks
    Marcie

  64. Bethany says:

    Hi, Marcie! So glad you’ll be joining us! 🙂

    Kelly is right about what yarn is needed…if you go to the blog post just before this one, all the needed supplies are listed.

    I’m not sure about the notice of the subscription…I think everything’s working fine on this end, and if you’re receiving email notifications when someone posts a comment, then it should be okay…right?

    I hope you enjoy this project! 🙂

  65. Marcie says:

    Hi Bethany,
    It is my pleasure and dummy me didn’t look farther than part one.
    I am glad Kelly knew I picked my yarn but won’t be able to start until Monday, I have my Grand-Daughter and she goes home tomorrow evening then I have to catch up on my group etc… Then I will get cracking on your loomy project.

    The subscriptions I recieve everytime I post and when someone replies??? I just keep getting them. LOL I will just delet anymore if I get them.
    Hugs
    Marcie

  66. Scarlett says:

    Well, I frogged and started over today.

    Since this is the first time I’ve ever knitted on a board this way my first 10 rows or so were loose and the next 12 or so were much tighter so it didn’t look right. Now, I’m doing the right stitch for the pattern at least and doing well so far. It’s amazing how thick the end product is using a board this way.

    Scarlett

  67. Bethany says:

    I agree, Scarlett…I love the plushiness of the double knit! I’m glad this has been a chance to learn a new skill…keep up the great job! 😀

  68. Sue says:

    I am going to give this a try. It has been over a year since I picked up a loom but am excited about starting over with loom knitting. I am a person that has to see what you are talking about. Sorry. Short memory problems. Thanks

  69. Carol Williams says:

    Bethany-
    Once again…it helps to re-read the instructions before you start. When I printed off the instructions last night to bind off my first piece I realized I had transposed the numbers. I made the first piece 21″ instead of 20. I don’t have another pink loom, so wondering if any of these are options.

    1-Use a different color loom just make sure to wrap the same number of pegs.

    2-Go ahead and bind off the first piece and make the 2nd piece one inch longer (22) so the sizes will still have the one inch difference to put together?

  70. Kelly J says:

    I’m done with my pieces! When will you post the next part of the pattern? I’m excited!!!

    Kelly

  71. Bethany says:

    Carol, judging by the one you received for the Package in the Post, do you like that length, or would you prefer it a bit longer? If so, then feel free to go ahead and make your 2nd piece at 22″. If you’d like to keep it the same as the original, then you can use your idea of knitting the 20″ piece on 12 pegs sets of another long loom that is the same gauge. 🙂

  72. Bethany says:

    Hehehe! I’m so glad you’re havin’ fun, Kelly! :). That’s what this is all about, right?

    I plan on releasing the next set of instructions on Wednesday. 😉 I think most folks will have time to finish their 2 pieces by then.

  73. Pam Sawyer says:

    Help grandson finish his medieval castle and have started on the LAL today and have the first piece almost finished. Haven’t been able to do much looming the past year, so I am going to enjoy being able to get back to it now that everything is hopefully somewhat settled down for the moment.

  74. Marcie says:

    Hi Bethany,
    I hope to get started tomorrow, I had to go to Dr today and then loafed with my daughter and the baby.
    I got all my stuff ready so I hope to be caught up by the time you post the second part.
    Hugs
    Marcie

  75. Ok I think I am over-thinking this but want to know I am right…the first piece is a 20″ done back and forth in the e-wrap as a flat panel and the 2nd is wrapped back and forth like a figure 8 to 21″ long but left on the loom…I amplanning to finally use some carmen in chocolate…it says its a #5 but I don’t think it is a #5 thickness so I am holding it with a brown WW yarn…this won’t be too thick will it?

  76. Maria Tovar says:

    Hi Bethany,

    I am having fun with this project!!! I am using Jiffy. It does not show what kind of a yarn it is, WW or the number, but it looks a bit bulky to me. Could you just mention the width you get? I frogged the first panel because I did not like the way the casting on looked so I started all over and casted on with the lont tail cast on and I liked it much better. I will post some pictures of it.

    Thank you for your time.

    Maria

  77. Maria Tovar says:

    Maybe the word width is not correct, what I meant is what is the measure you get from one side to the other. I got like a scarflette measure. Maybe I should do it with double strand?

    Maria

  78. gettinitpegged says:

    Karen, it sounds like you’re doing just fine. I think you’ll be able to tell how thick it is once you’ve knit a little bit. Imagine putting these two panels back to back and then wrapping them around your neck…do you think you’d like the thickness?? I think if you’re holding both of these strands, then to create one panel a single knit panel, and then the outside a double knit panel will be just the right thickness…but really, it’s completely up to you! 🙂

  79. gettinitpegged says:

    Maria, I’m so glad you’re having fun with this! 🙂 That’s what it’s all about!

    I’m estimating the width (from edge to edge) to be about 6″. I don’t have the original, as it was given as a gift, but I remember it being about this measurement. (Carol could tell us for sure, lol!) I think you’ll be fine using the Jiffy alone, but see my answer to Karen just before this comment, as use your best judgement as to how thick you’d like your finished piece to be. 😉 I think a scarflett width is just about right…

  80. Carol Williams says:

    The finished width is 5″ on the original….

  81. Bethany says:

    Hahaha! So glad you caught my hint, Carol, lol! 😉 I like keeping you on your toes!

    Thanks so much for measuring for us…:D

  82. Marcie says:

    Hi Bethany,
    I guess I have done something wrong so I won’t be able to do the loom along. I have used 100 yards of thick yarn and the panel is only 9″ so I won’t have enough yarn to make the project.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Marcie

  83. gettinitpegged says:

    I’m sorry, Marcie! :-O Can you tell me why you think the yarn is being used up faster? Are you using the same stitch as in the diagram in the pattern instructions, or are you using the figure eight style stitch?? This would use up more yarn, I think… When I made the project, I used Moda Dea Tweedle Dee yarn…the skein was used for just a small project beforehand, then I used up the rest of the skein to make the Whimsy…so I figured that a 140 yrds would be a good guesstimate… I admit I could have been mistaken…and maybe thicker yarns actually use up more yardage?? Although, I would think that the thicker yarns would actually grow quicker as well, due to the larger gauge… hmmmmmm….it’s definitely a puzzler! Please let me know if there’s anything I could help you with…

  84. gettinitpegged says:

    If you were wondering…here’s what I used the first part of the skein for: https://gettinitpegged.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/loom-knitted-duds.jpg Just a few bear duds… 😉

  85. Marcie says:

    Hi Bethany,
    I was using Yarn Bee (soft illusions) super bulky. It come in 100 yard skiens. I had two so I though it would be a good use for the yarn.

    I was using my authenic knitting board doing the figure 8 stitch.
    It was a nice thick piece but when the skien started running out I knew I didn’t have enough yarn to do two panels, so I took it off, but it was only 9 – 10 inches.
    140 yards will not do the project in a super bulky yarn.

    I will look through my stash and see what else I have that may work for this projcet.
    Hugs
    Marcie

  86. gettinitpegged says:

    Marcie…why don’t you just do 2 panels of regular knitting with just one side of pegs with that yarn? It seems like there would be enough for that. You might find that a scarflett of 2 double knit layers of super bulky yarn would be too thick to wear comfortably anyway…don’t you think??

    I hope we can get you going happily again! Hugs!
    Bethany~

  87. Marcie says:

    Hi Bethany,
    I found another yarn to use, and I am glad the other one didn’t work. I like this a lot better. The yarn says it is bulky #4 but to me it is not more than a ww yarn.

    I have knit less rows and have almost the same amount as I had in the other yarn that used a lot more rows.

    I told you wrong in the stitch I was using I am using the stockinette stitch like in the diagrahm.

    Hugs
    Marcie

  88. gettinitpegged says:

    Marcie, I’m so glad that you found a yarn that you like better, and that it’s working out for you this time. 😀 That makes me very happy!!!

  89. Jessica says:

    So I decided that both double knitted panels would be too thick for me so I frogged them both and I’m starting over. I have questions though.
    I want to do the first panel as a single panel and the second as the double. How should we cast on for the single and should we do the knit stitch or the e-wrap? Just curious. Thanks!

  90. gettinitpegged says:

    Hi, there Jessica! I’m so sorry that you ended up frogging…I think frogs are super cute, but I don’t like to visit the froggy pond, lol! 😉

    As for a single thickness panel, I would go with the crochet CO…it’s most like the Basic BO…let me know if you need a link for a refresher (you’ll find a great video tutorial link at Purlingsprite.com). Also, if you’re using thicker yarn (as in thicker than #5, or using 2 strands of #4 together), I would go ahead and ewrap, but if you’re using a #5, then it would probably be best to use the knit stitch. Try it and see how it looks and decide if you like the two panels together…
    Happy looming!

  91. LindaJ says:

    oops forgot to check the box!

  92. Marcie says:

    Hi Bethany,
    I almost have the first panel made had to stop to make some stuffs. I will get back on it as soon as I finish. Don’t count me out.
    I may have to ask for help after getting so behind.
    Hugs
    Marcie

  93. gettinitpegged says:

    Wahoo for those of you who are ready to move onto the final steps of the project…way to go! 🙂

    For those of you still plugging along…no worries AT ALL!!! 😀 This is a no pressure project…I don’t want you feeling stressed about completing this at a particular time. Just keep going one stitch at a time, and you’ll have it all done before you know it.

    I’m just getting to the point on my current Whimsy that I can apply myself to recording the final bits for the LAL instructions. So the next part will be released soon! 🙂 I’ll give a hollar when it’s all ready…until then…

    Happy Looming!

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