How To’s Day: How to Make 2 Beautiful Afghans on a Knitting Board!

If you hadn’t seen it, Authentic Knitting Board had an afghan contest!

The winning afghans were beautiful.. as I am sure were all the entries!

Aj's baby blanket

AJ’s Baby Blanket by Connie Mauger

Connie.. you can come on over and put in a pattern at Loom Knitters Circle any day! Woosh this one blows me away! BEA-U-TI-FUL!

There was a tie for second place:

Kitty Afghan for Knitting Board

Kitty Afghan by Annette Roa

This one is so super cute! I could see it as a nice stash buster too, a different color for each cat!!! Lovely!!

Stripes Afghan for knitting board

Stripes Afghan by Ella Roby

I love the striping design on this, it reminds me of a Native American blanket. Very very nice!

The awesome thing about these is since they are double knit on the knitting board they will look just as good on the back as they do on the front! That is so nice!!!

I have linked to the PDF patterns of these afghans so you can go see how to make them! So just click on the name of the pattern and it will take you there!

Next week some fancy slip stitching designs!

How To’s Day: Mitered Squares on a Knitting Loom

There has been a lot of talk about modular knitting and mitered squares on the KWON forums this last week. It made me realize that I had neglected to post my Mitered Square Tutorial here! It was first published in the Summer Issue of Loom Knitters Circle this year and I hope you all enjoy it!

 How to Make Mitered Squares on a Knitting Loom!

I have had some fun with the mitered squares.. most notably my star travel pillow!

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It is made on the Mini Wonderloom in extra small gauge from Décor Accents, which turns out to be just right for making mitered squares.

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(The kids have played a little rough with it and it sprung a hole! I need to reseam it!!)

The new Loom Clips from Provo Craft are really excellent as well, as you only have to move the clip, slip the center stitches over them and keep working. No shifting of stitches involved!

So enjoy and as always if you have any questions… let me know!

How To’s Day: How to Totally Distract Me..

  • Make me open the Knitters Book of Yarn for some totally unrelated reason.
  • That will get me turning pages.. just cause it’s a page turner…
  • Then  I will realize that I have enough yarn left over from my vest to make a set of Maine Morning Mitts.

Maine Morning Mitts

  • So I will cast on, and totally forget anything else I was working on…
  • I sure hope that it stays warm down there in North Carolina..

Shepherd-feed

Sorry Shephard.. I did it, I set down your little sweater again! I just can’t help myself! You’re as forgiving as you are cute right?