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Project

Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand® Yarn Roving Wool Loom-Knit Cable Hat and Wristers

Introduction

INTERMEDIATE

SIZES
Hat About 18 inches (46 cm) circumference; will stretch to fit a range of sizes
Wristers About 8 inches (20 cm) circumference, about 9 inches (23 cm) long

MATERIALS

  • MARTHA STEWART CRAFTSTM/MC LION BRAND® YARN ROVING WOOL (Art. #5200) #549 Dolphin Gray 3 balls, or color of your choice
  • MARTHA STEWART CRAFTSTM/MC LION BRAND® YARN Knit & Weave Loom Kit

MATERIALS NOTE
If making Hat only, you will need 2 balls. For Wristers only, you will need 2 balls. To make both Hat and Wristers, you will need 3 balls.

GAUGE
11 stitches = about 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not essential for this project.

PATTERN STITCH
2-stitch Cable Twist

In the 2-stitch Cable, you switch the position of 2 loops as follows:

  1. With your left hand, lift the loop from the next peg and hold this loop in front of the knitting on your loom.
  2. With your right hand, lift the loop from the next peg and move it onto the empty peg from Step 1.
  3. Place the loop in your left hand onto the empty peg from Step 2.
  4. Knit off both pegs.

HAT
Loom Configuration

Use the following pieces:
(2) 28-hole semicircular pieces
(4) 12-hole pieces

Connect pieces to form an oval as follows:
28-hole semicircular piece > 12-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 28-hole semicircular piece > 12-hole piece > 12-hole piece.

Insert one large contrast color peg anywhere along loom set-up to mark beginning of round, skip one hole, then insert a large peg into the next hole. Continue placing large pegs into every other hole along each 28-hole semicircular piece and each 12-hole piece (52 working pegs placed).

NOTES

  1. Hat is knit in the round.
  2. The instructions provided in the loom manual for casting on are the same for both flat knitting and knitting in the round (when you make a tube). These instructions are listed under the heading of SINGLE KNITTING.
  3. Once you’ve cast on for the Hat, continue knitting in a clockwise direction around loom for single knitting in the round.
  4. A contrast color peg is used to mark the beginning of each round for the Hat.

Follow loom manual instructions for SINGLE KNITTING for how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off in the gathered method.

Beginning at contrast color peg, cast onto every peg.
Round 1: *Knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 1 until piece measures about 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm) from beginning. Next Round: Knit, to make cuff fold line.

Cable Pattern for HAT
Note

See Stitch Explanation at the beginning of this pattern for how to do a 2-st Cable Twist.

Rounds 1 and 2: *Purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 3: * Purl 2, 2-stitch Cable Twist; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 4: * Purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to end of round.

Beginning with Round 1, work Rounds 1-4 of Cable pattern for Hat until piece measures about 9 inches (23 cm) from cuff fold line.

Bind off in the gathered method. Pull yarn ends to gather top of Hat. Knot to secure.

FINISHING

Thread yarn end into yarn needle provided with loom and weave yarn ends into the inside of the Hat.

WRISTERS (make 2)
Loom Configuration

Use the following pieces:
(2) 36-hole pieces
(2) 6-hole pieces
(2) U-shaped pieces

Connect pieces to form a rectangle as follows:
36-hole piece > 6-hole piece > U-shaped piece > 36-hole piece > 6-hole piece > U-shaped piece.

Place 20 large pegs into every other hole along one 36-hole piece and 6-hole piece and a large contrast-color peg at each end (22 working pegs placed). Place a small peg in each connecting hole to hold loom together.

NOTES

  1. Wristers are knit as flat pieces and are then seamed.
  2. The instructions provided in the loom manual for casting on are the same for both flat knitting and knitting in the round (when you make a tube). These instructions are listed under the heading of SINGLE KNITTING.
  3. Once you’ve cast on for the Wristers, begin working back and forth for single knitting.
  4. Wristers are knit on only one side of the loom. The loom is configured into a rectangle to make the loom easier to hold.

Follow loom manual instructions for SINGLE KNITTING for how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

Beginning at contrast color peg, cast onto working pegs.

Cable Pattern for WRISTERS
Note

See Stitch Explanation at the beginning of this pattern for how to do a 2-st Cable Twist.

Rows 1 and 2: *Purl 2, knit 2; repeat from *to last 2 stitches, purl last 2 stitches. Row 3: * Purl 2, 2-stitch Cable Twist; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl last 2 stitches.

Row 4: * Purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl last 2 stitches. Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures about 9 in. (23 cm) from beginning. Bind off, leaving a long yarn tail for seaming.

FINISHING

Thread yarn tail into yarn needle provided with loom. Beginning at hand edge of Wrister, seam sides for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Leave 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) unseamed for thumb opening, then sew remainder of seam. Using same needle, weave yarn ends into the inside of the Wrister. Repeat to finish the other Wrister.

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.

©2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved.

Steps

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