Loom Knit Santa Cocoon and Santa Hat for Newborn!

New pattern announcement for loom knitters!
Just listed, an adorable swaddler for the Holiday baby. This is a fun and quick loom knitting pattern set for newborn. It's extra special as it was designed for my grandbaby, who is due in December 2017. I can't wait to snuggle him in his new Santa suit. All details are listed below and you can find this pattern at thismomentisgood.com, Etsy or Ravelry-Nicole



Pattern Description
Adorable tweed Santa Cocoon and Elf Hat pattern for Newborn. This is a quick loom knit and would make a great gift for new parents expecting a baby before the holiday. This pattern is suitable for the confident beginner and above loom knitter who understands simple decreasing and pattern reading.

Loom Needed
Large gauge Looms with 3/4" peg spacing (plastic style like Knifty Knitter), 40/41 peg for cocoon and 30/31 peg for hat.

Level
Confident Beginner. Loomer must understand pattern reading and will be doing simple decreasing (all directions enclosed).

Thank you for Reading!-Nicole

How To Personalize Your Loom Knits With Duplicate Stitch...

Have you wanted to personalize your loom knitting but always wondered how?
You can add lettering and pictures to stockinette with a method called duplicate stitch. Duplicate stitch does exactly what its' name describes, it duplicates the v's made by the knit stitch. It does take a little planning before you begin your loom knitting project. You'll want to make sure your project has an area of stockinette stitch (knit stitch). Do not use the twisted stockinette stitch (e-wrap knit). There are many free charts available online for lettering and little motifs. Get creative, it's fun!


How to duplicate stitch

1. Thread a tapestry needle with a long length of yarn.

2. Entering from back of knitting to front, bring your needle up through the bottom of the V. Then go up 1 stitch and bring your needle behind that stitch.

3. Pull the yarn completely through. You now have half of your V duplicated.

4.  Take your needle down through the bottom of the V (this is where you started).

You have now completed your duplicate stitch!

Things to remember about Duplicate Stitch!
  • Like all embroidery, it will stiffen the fabric up as it makes it double thick in those areas.
  • It is used on Stockinette Stitch, in loom knitting you may use the u-knit, flat knit or regular knit stitch.
  • Try to keep the back of your knitting as neat as possible if it will be seen (blankets, etc.)
  •  It's easy to accidentally split your yarn in the back of the knitting by taking your yarn through itself, try to avoid this as it will make it impossible to tighten your stitches and leave loops on the back.
  • You can do lettering or motifs, you can even incorporate cross stitch patterns, just use the duplicate stitch instead of x's in those blocks.
Thank you for reading, happy loom knitting!-Nicole

LOOM KNIT PET STOCKING PATTERN

We are offering this Loom Knit Pet Stocking Pattern Free for a limited time to kick off the fall loom knitting season. It is being hosted on our sister site thismomentisgood.com. Read below for a description of this delightful loom knitting pattern and to find the link.
Loom Knit Pet Stocking Pattern
Free for a limited time Loom Knitting Pattern for a Paw Print Pet Stocking.  Once complete this pattern will make an adorable stocking for your favorite pet or a large bag for a child’s favorite things.  It would also make a great holiday sales item for your Christmas Craft Show.  This generously sized Stocking/Bag measures 18“ from top to bottom with another 4” for the handle.  It is  12“ wide at its widest point.  This PATTERN does require increasing/decreasing so it is best suited for the intermediate to advanced loom knitter.  
Happy Loom Knitting and, As Always, Thank You For Visiting!-Nicole

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