Friday, February 6, 2009

Knitted Lace Edging (with pattern)

I was reading through one of the Knifty Knitter Loom groups' messages where someone had asked about recreating a needle-knitted trim, labeled Garter Stitch Loops, on the Lion Brand's website.



It sounded interesting, so I gave the pattern a try on my KK loom. First off, I'm very new to loom knitting. In fact, I'm new to knitting in general. So, it was difficult to translate what was going on in the knitting. But, I managed to recreate it very similar, though not exact. You also have to keep in mind that this is a large gauge loom and I'm using one strand of worsted yarn. On my pick-up stick loom, this knit would be much tighter.

My first attempt using bind offs to make the loops:
edging
The loops are a bit lop-sided. :)

My second attempt just knitting the same peg off several times to create the loops:
edging 2
Much more balanced. I think it would make a lovely edge to a scarf.

I'm glad I gave it a try. I'd never made a trim before. I think it will come in handy for future projects.

Here is the instructions:

cast on 4 pegs,

******start pattern**************************

while on peg #4, knit stitch only #4 peg 6-7 times,
* purl peg #3 back left to the #1,
knit to the right to peg #3,
repeat from * 1-2 times stopping on peg #3,

****** repeat the pattern after caston*****

bind off

That should give you what I have in the second pic.

19 comments:

  1. Hi! I am new to knitting too and only have done it on looms. I love the way some of the things turned out but always thought they would look much better with a trim of some sort. Thank you sooooo much for this tutorial. I never would have thought of doing it that way. I was trying to figure out how to do it going around the loom and just couldn't get it to look right so I gave up until now. Thanks so much. Thanks to you my projects are going to look a lot nicer!!!

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  2. Thanks, Anon. I'm glad the instructions were useful for you. So many crafty internet users have shared their clever techniques for looming that I'm happy I can give back once and awhile. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a nice comment. Keep on looming!

    Mieljolie

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  3. This is remarkable! Never knew such a pretty border could be achieved on a loom! Am going to add it to some pretties that I'll be making :) Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  4. Your very welcome, Jolene. Hope it turns out wonderful in whatever you make! Thanks for commenting.

    Mieljolie

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  5. Does anyone know how to make a neck warmer on a circle loom

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    1. Use a loom the same size you wouuld use for the hat, e-wrap cast on, knit in garter stitch for 2 inches and cast off very loosely.

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  7. Awesome work. Thanks for sharing. Giving a link from my loom knitting website to yours.

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  8. So glad to have found this!!! I am currently making a baby blanket and wanted a pretty edge but was unsure how I was going to achieve this on a loom! Thank you for sharing!!!!!

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  9. Amazing what you can do with the Looms!

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  10. How do you attach this to the blanket? Sew it with yarn would be my guess

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    1. Yes, sewing it with yarn would work. Or, you could knit it right into the edge of the piece while making it...or even knit it onto the edge after the blanket is finished.

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    2. I don't understand how you would do that? Love the stitch

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    3. I don't understand how you would do that? Love the stitch

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  11. Thank you, for sharing this tutorial as it would make a lovely edging for one of my projects. :)

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  12. You lost me at " cast on 4 pegs " . LOL I wish I understood it , I would love to do this, but having never knitted before, I have no idea how to even start.

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  13. Thank you for sharing its going to look so cute on a baby blanket for the trim all away around. Since I'm only good using a loom. I can crochet a little but love the looms

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    1. I bet it will be adorable. I;'e yet to master crochet, myself. :)

      Thanks for commenting.

      Mieljolie

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  14. If you have troubles with trim, there is an updated version of this with better instructions and images here: http://knitty-witty.blogspot.com/2009/02/knitted-lace-edging-tutorial.html

    Mieljolie

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