Christmas in July with Shelby~

Hello, all! 😀  I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve updated here at the blog, and I do have some things I’d like to share soon… the first being this adorable version of Shelby the Shelf Elf, worked up by Karen Jarkovics!

I met Karen through the Gettin’ it Pegged! Facebook Page.  She didn’t have the looms available in Australia that were used in making the original Shelby, so she adapted the pattern to be made using a classic 24 peg loom, and a 12 peg flower loom.  Didn’t her Shelby turn out so sweet?  I just love how creativity can be used to make the same design look so different, with its own personality, don’t you?   See the photos below for the process she used to adapt the original design to suit the looms available to her (click on the thumbnails to enter a larger slideshow):

The moral of the story? Don’t be afraid to make a design your own by free-stylin’ a bit!  It won’t hurt to deviate from the pattern a smidge, if it results in your particular vision of the project.  Or, if you don’t have a specific vision in mind…don’t be afraid to play around a little and see where it takes you.  If it turns out something doesn’t meet your approval, feel free to rip it out to that spot and try again.  After all…it’s only yarn! 😉

If you have created a Shelby the Shelf Elf of your own, or you intend to, make sure to link yours to the project page in Ravelry so everyone can see all the elf creations in one place…let’s share inspiration with one another.  Happy Looming to you all!

Bethany~

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New Zippy Master Set + Free Pattern! :)

Hello all! 🙂  I’m baaa-aaaaack! I am venturing back into my happy blog home to share with you the fun of this new loom set…the Zippy Master Set.  It’s the same Zippy that you and I both love, but now it has new buddies to help it  assemble into all the ways you look for in a loom!  Watch this “Video Un-Boxing”  and demonstration that I’ve put together for you below:

As promised in the video above, I have included a brand new pattern below for you to be able to try out one of the new attachments in a unique way. 🙂  Here’s the video tutorial demonstrating how to do that, along with the actual written pattern below…

No-Twist Drop Stitch Chunky Scarf

By Bethany A Dailey with GettinitPegged.com, ©August 2016

This lovely open stitch scarf is perfect for those days that are just cool enough to want a little extra warmth or just some added coziness in the form of delicious wool draped around your neck…mmmm, so soft! The way these drop stitches are formed creates sumptuous strands of  beautiful color that drip down without any twists to interrupt the flow.  Worn as a pop of color, or as a cool weather accessory, you can’t go wrong with this fun and elegant style.

Knitting Loom: Zippy Loom: 16 pegs and 2 double knitting attachments used (all of which can be found in the Zippy Master Set).

 Yarn: Sample used approx 90 yards of super bulky yarn (Malabrigo Rasta, 1 skein in Iris, 90 yds/82 m, 100% merino wool).  Depending on the yarn chosen and length of scarf desired, more or less yarn may be needed.

 Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, row counter.

 Gauge: not absolutely necessary for this project

Skills Needed: Knit/U-stitch, Purl, Half Hitch CO, Chain CO, and Basic BO.

No-Twist Drop Stitch, 2 wrap angle, smAbbreviations:
CO: cast onRep: repeat
K: knit stitch/U-stitch
P: purl stitch
EW: ewrap
KO: knit off
HHCO: half hitch cast on
S1: slip one/skip one
BO: bind off
rep: repeat

Pattern Notes:

This pattern uses 1 strand of yarn held throughout.

For the sample, all knit stitches were made using the U-stitch, except where otherwise noted.

Half Hitch CO tutorial (but technique is also included in project tutorial above).

Instructions

Set Zippy loom to the double knit configuration using 8 peg pairs.

CO from left to right onto the front 8 pegs only (the back pegs will be left alone for now). Peg 1 will be at the right end.

No-Twist Drop Stitch, cu, smRows 1-6:  Rep the following 2 row pattern:

Row A: s1, k7.

Row B: s1, p6, k1.

Row 7:

  • Peg 1: s1,
  • Peg 2: *BBO peg 2 (k pegs 2 & 3, move loop from peg 3 to peg 2, KO, move loop back to peg 3),
  • Peg 3: k1, but do not KO old loop. Pull new loop over top of peg 3 and over to the other side of the loom to back peg 3 to hold.  Pull out any extra slack,
  • rep steps for Pegs 2 & 3 to last peg,
  • Peg 8: k1, EW 2 times, also on peg 8.

Row 8:

  • Peg 8: s1,
  • Peg 7: KO loop on front peg and tuck into middle of the loom.  Bring held loop on back peg 7 to front peg 7.  Purl this loop,
  • Peg 6: HHCO,
  • No-Twist Drop Stitch, 2 wrap 1, smrep steps for Pegs 7 & 6 to last peg,
  • Peg 1: k1, EW 2 times, also on peg 1.

Rep Rows 1-8 to length of scarf desired, minus 6 rows.

Finishing Rows:  Rep Rows 1-6. 

BBO loosely.  Secure and weave in all ends.

Block lightly if desired.

Enjoy!  🙂

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Another day (or is it year, lol), another pattern :)

Hi there!  I bet you’ve been wondering if I was ever going to get back here, right?  Well, the thing is that I feel like I have been staying extremely active in the blogging and loom knitting world, as I’ve been regularly writing patterns and posts for Authentic Knitting Board.  Besides the odd post on the Gettin’ it Pegged! facebook page, it’s been kind of all encompassing.  But, since it’s been a while for me to have posted here, I thought I’d catch you all up on what’s been happening recently, just in case you haven’t been following along in those other venues. 🙂

Well, first of all, I’ve been keeping up with a new stitch every month with the Stitchology Column.  You can find a new post every first Monday of the month. The last time I caught you all up was last March, so we’ve got an entire year’s worth of stitches to log:

April: Tulip Fields Stitch       May: Popcorn Stitch      June: Waffle Stitch

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July: Flag Stitch   AugustBroken Rib  2×2 Stitch  September:  Zig Zag Eyelet Rib

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October: Corn Stalk Stitch   November: Raised Circles Stitch   December: Evergreen Stitch

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2016
January: Triple Slip Rib         February: Kisses & Hugs         March: Irish Moss

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I’ve also been doing some other projects, both on the KB Blog, and the KB website:

Zoey’s Toesies                                   Button-Up Romeos                 Pumpkin Patch Placemats

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Zippy Pumpkin Slouch          Amethyst Falls Hooded Cowl       Shelby the Shelf Elf (so fun!)

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Zippy Foot Pouf                                 Zippy Pillow Pouf

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 Very Berry Bonnet  (Love!!!)

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Double Take Cowl                                 Kitty Cat Mat  (Isn’t our Stormy adorable??)

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And that concludes the Free Patterns that have been listed at the above links. 🙂

There were also two booklets that included some of my designs:

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Color Ridge Slouch Cap

Color Ridge Cowl 

(Both featured on the cover! 😀 )

And…the ever so cute:

 

 

 

Bear Hat and Booties Set

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Booklet Number Two:

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Beaded Snowflake Double Knit Scarf        (and my fave)  Faux Cabled Cowl

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I have also been keeping up with my posts and projects on Ravelry (I’ve got 74 designs listed there so far, can you believe it?? 😀 ). If you have created ANY of the above projects or Stitchology squares, I would absolutely love it if you could link to the main project page so that we can all see your beautiful work and oooh and aaaah over it!  It also helps to write down any of your ideas, impressions, thoughts and tips for those loomers coming after you in creating the items who may be looking for just that kind of extra helpful information.  Thank you so much! ❤

So, as you can see…I really have been super-d-duper busy with my little looms and didn’t want to hold out any longer on documenting them all here… the place where it all began, lol! I hope you’ve been having a wonderful winter and beginning of spring wherever you may be… and that you’ve been keeping those fingers whirring around those pegs, whipping up fantastic and amazing fibery goodies~ Loom on! 😀

Bethany~

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