Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Coming Soon


Previews coming...

Copyright 2014 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All rights to text and photographic material reserved. Do not copy or distribute in any form.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Almost September Looming

September will be an exciting month for me. The Geranium Petal Shawl will be the Ravelry Loom-a-long group project. In anticipation of the loom-a-long, I've updated the pattern and added a second version of the Geranium - a full sized shawl. 

I'm also nearly finished with a new e-book pattern collection. The book is called "Little Scarves: Baktus and Karius for the Loom". It will contain 8 patterns based on the triangle scarves known as Baktus and Karius.
 To celebrate the loom-a-long and the new e-book, I'll be having a drawings. The prizes will include lots of yarn and a very cute knitting tote. All September purchases $8.00 and up will be entered in the drawings.
 In addition, all purchasers (past and future) of the Geranium Petal Shawl pattern will receive a coupon for $2.00 off the Little Scarves collection, and all purchasers of the Little Scarves collection will receive a coupon for 20% off the Kitten's Lost Mittens pattern collection.
I hope you will join in the loom-a-long, and watch for the previews of the Little Scarves patterns next week.
The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary
$24.00 US ebook, including the Stitch Sampler Pattern Collection 
The Geranium Petal Shawl: Two Sizes
$4.00 US  


Copyright 2014 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All rights to text and photos reserved. Do not copy or distribute in any form.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July Looming

 I wanted to share some recent projects with you. The first photo is my loomed version of the "B-4" felted bag. This was such fun to make, and was my main project for the Looms in Bloom Challenge in the Ravelry Loom Knitters group. The four "b"s are baubles, bumps, buttons and beads. The bag was made on a 90 peg CinDwood loom in 1/2 inch gauge.
 The second photo is a summer weight Mostly Harmless Scarf. I made this from crochet cotton in a light fingering weight on a 3/8 inch gauge loom. There are pink glass beads added at each point and along the long cast off edge.
Another Looms in Bloom project, in the third photo, a pair of Little Kitten Mitts with the addition of a small ruffle on the wrist. These were made from a cotton-alpaca blend yarn.
This fourth photo shows a prototype for a lace jacket panel pattern I'm working on. This first one is a small, rough version done in kitchen cotton. The pattern will adjust to fit different sized jacket panels. 

There are some great Loom-a-longs happening this month. Continuing from June, the Silky Shawl Theme loom-a-long. Come and see all the beautiful shawls, even if you aren't going to join the loom-a-long. The yarn, patterns and colors are all beautiful. This is a choose you own pattern loom-a-long. I'm working on a Rosebud Lace shawl in a pink alpaca silk yarn. 
The July loom-a-long is a lovely Waffle Stitch baby afghan. The pattern is not difficult, and everyone is enjoying making a little afghan. I hope you'll be able to join a loom-a-long.

Kitten's Lost Mittens e-book: three mitt and mitten patterns
$8.00 US   


The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary: over 100 single rake stitch patterns just for loom knitters, and including the Stitch Sampler Pattern Collection
digital e-book $24.00 US

Copyright 2014 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom, All rights to content, text, pattern and images reserved. Do not distribute or copy in any form.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Looms in Bloom

Today is the start of Looms in Bloom, the summer loom knitting event taking place over the next three weeks. Please come and join us over in the Loom Knitters group on Ravelry for this floral themed event. Choose your own project, find a category, and be part of this great big loom-a-long. Everyone is welcome, and you may join anytime during the event. 

Happening concurrently with Looms in Bloom is the "Silky Shawl" loom-a-long. Many people are using their shawl project as their Looms in Bloom project, too. What is the silky shawl loom-a-long? The idea was to use one of those pretty yarns we buy and save for "something special". Everyone is choosing their own pattern and yarn. This loom-a-long will continue through July, so there is plenty of time to join in. 

The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary and Stitch Sampler Pattern Collection, a digital book  $24.00 US  

Copyright 2014 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom, all rights reserved.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stitch Dictionary Prize Winner

Congratulations to Carrie, bluestones1! She has won the drawing for a Land's End Medium Canvas Tote. Thank you so much to everyone who bought The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary and Stitch Pattern Sampler Collection in May.  I cannot wait to see what you design with your new stitch patterns!


Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary Drawing

To celebrate the publication of "The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary", everyone who purchases a copy of the dictionary during May, 2014 will be entered into a drawing for a Land's End Medium Canvas Tote (winner to choose the color) project bag. If you have already purchased the book, you have been entered in the drawing. The drawing will take place on June 1st, 2014, and the winner will have one week to claim their prize. Good luck everyone!
The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary
and Stitch Sampler Pattern Collection digital
 e-book   $24.00   
Copyright 2014 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary and The Stitch Sampler Pattern Collection

 
I am thrilled to announce the publication of "The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary: Over 100 Single Rake Stitch Patterns Just for Loom Knitters", and including the "Stitch Sampler Pattern Collection. Below is a full preview of the Dictionary and Pattern Collection.

The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary includes over 100 single rake stitch patterns, written for both flat panel and in the round use. The book is arranged by stitch pattern type, with the following chapters:
- Basic Stitch Patterns (Stockinettes, Other Basics and Ribbings)
- Knit and Purl Stitch Patterns
- Lace Stitch Patterns
- Slip Stitch Patterns
- Specialty Stitches
There are color photos of each type of stitch pattern, and a full Table of Contents and Alphabetical Index, with hyperlinks and bookmarks to make navigation within the dictionary easier.
The stitch patterns have clear, step-by-step directions in terms just for loom knitters. You won't find a "ssk" or "psso" in this dictionary.
The Dictionary has an introductory section with suggestions to start you using the stitch patterns in basic designs. The Dictionary is written in large print, 20 point font, and may be read as a pdf or printed, however you prefer. It is tablet and screen reader friendly.
Accompanying the Dictionary is a trio of patterns, to help show you how stitch patterns may be combined to make larger projects. This pattern e-book includes a four page photo gallery and is written in large print, 24 point font.
The Stitch Sampler Shawl is a full size lace shawl made from one skein of sock yarn on a 1/2 inch gauge loom with 55 pegs. The shawl is made from three different stitch patterns.

The second pattern of the collection is the "Just The Way You Like It Cowl". This pattern is written in two parts. The first part shows you how to use different stitch patterns from the dictionary to make the cowl. The second part shows you how to make the cowl. The pattern calls for a 3/8 inch gauge loom, but any loom gauge may be used. The pattern is not difficult, but it has a lot of fun possibilities. It may be worn as a long cowl, a neck wrap, a "V" neck cowl, or a scarf. 

The last pattern of the collection is the Stitch Sampler Hat. This pattern is designed to give you an idea of how to combine stitch patterns when working in the round. The hat is made on a 3/8 inch gauge loom with 72 pegs. The hat also has some interesting shaping techniques, as well as two different options for making the top of the hat - a round top and a longer pointed top. 

I hope you will enjoy these two collections, and that the dictionary will be a nice reference book for loom knitters. The Dictionary and Stitch Sampler Collection are sold together at the single price of $24.00 US through my Ravelry Pattern Store. 
   The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary and The Stitch Sampler Pattern Collection  $24. US