Thursday, August 4, 2016

Team Loominescent and a Sale

It is time once again for Team Loominescent to gather together for the biennial Ravellenic Games. If you haven't joined, please come visit the team and enjoy this fun challenge. We've been training hard and having a lot of fun for the past few weeks as we've "traveled" down to Rio. The cast on will be tomorrow (August 5th) evening. Choose a project you want to make and join in the fun. It is that easy! 

In honor of Team Loominescent, I'm having a sale starting today, through August 21st, 2016, when the games end. All of my books and patterns are 25% off. Just use the code "TEAMLOOM" when you check out. 

Copyright 2016 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All Rights Reserved.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Jack Be Nimble Baby Blanket

 “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick”, this blanket lives up to its name sake by being quick and simple to make. The textured stitch pattern of knit and purl stitches creates a beautiful fabric that any baby will love to be wrapped in. The pattern is easily adjusted to a larger size. This is a good beginner pattern, but has plenty of interest for a more advanced loom knitter.
 Loom: 5/8 inch gauge loom with 74 pegs flat knit (1/2 inch loom may be substituted) 
Yarn: 560 yards of bulky weight washable yarn divided as follows: 
Color 1 – 420 yards (sample used Knit Pick’s Billow in Whisker) 
Color 2 – 90 yards (sample used Knit Pick’s Billow in Spearmint) 
Color 3 – 45 yards (sample used Knit Pick’s Billow in Cadet 
Notions: 
Loom Tool 
Crochet hook 
14 stationary peg markers or scrap yarn 
Embroidery needle

Pattern is written in 24 point large print font and is screen reader, tablet and e-reader friendly. 

I've also included a chart of the stitch pattern in addition to fully written directions.
Jack Be Nimble Baby Blanket e-pattern
$4.00 US  


    



Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary Volume Two: 100 more stitch patterns
$24.00 US e-book 

Copyright 2016 by Renee Van Hoy, all rights reserved. Do not copy or distribute.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary Volume Two

The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary Volume Two: One Hundred More Single Rake Stitch Patterns for Loom Knitters is now available.
$24.00 US
If you already own Volume One, or if you buy both volumes, you will receive an automatic $3.00 discount on Volume Two.

The 190 page book also includes a separate 30 page file with the All Stitched Up Wrap and DIY All Stitched Up Wrap. Scroll down for details and lots of photos.


The wrap is worked in three colors. It is an elegant but simple wrap that buttons up into at least a dozen shapes. If you can knit and purl, you can make this lovely wrap. In addition to the full wrap pattern, there is a lengthy step-by-step tutorial for your own DIY All Stitched Up Wrap, using the stitch pattern, loom and yarn of your choice.
Loom: ½ inch gauge loom with 48 pegs flat knit
Yarn: 800 yards of worsted weight wool or wool blend divided between three colors: 
Color 1: 300 yards 
Color 2: 300 yards 
Color 3: 250 yards 
Sample made in Stonehedge Fiber Mill Worsted Wool, colors Mint, Ivy and Great Lakes. This is a particularly soft and smooth 100% wool that works very nicely for the pattern.
Notions
Loom tool 
Crochet hook 
10 stationary stitch markers or scrap yarn 
21 one inch buttons 
Embroidery needle 
Blocking tools
The pattern is written in 24 point large print font that is screen reader, e-reader and tablet friendly. The Stitch Dictionary is written in 20 point large print font, fully illustrated and charted with step-by-step directions for all of the patterns.









Sunday, May 8, 2016

Stitch Dictionary Two - Preview

In just a few days The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary Volume Two will be published. Here is a preview of the book:

From the introduction to Volume Two:
"This volume has many new stitch patterns. There are chapters for cables, twisted stitches, mosaic and textured patterns, as well more brioche, ribbings, lace and slip stitch patterns. As before, all patterns are written with step-by-step directions using loom knitting terminology, for both flat panel and in the round loom knitting.
       In addition to the written directions and photos, Volume Two includes pattern charts for all of the new stitch patterns. The charts are large images, each one with its own individual stitch key, using loom knitting terms.
       Volume Two also includes the Basic Stitch Pattern chapter from the original dictionary, so it will stand alone as well as a companion to Volume One.
       Finally, two new full patterns are included. The All Stitched Up Wrap, a wonderfully textured wrap that buttons into a number of different designs, and DIY All Stitched Up Wrap, a step-by-step guide for designing your own wrap using the patterns in this book."

Volume Two is 191 pages, using a 20 point large print font. The All Stitched Up Wrap and DIY All Stitched Up Wrap are in a separate file with 29 pages in 24 point large print wrap. As always, the book and pattern are screen reader, e-reader and tablet friendly. 

Chapters:
1. Basic Stitch Patterns (reprinted from Volume One)
2. Knit and Purl Stitch Patterns
3. Cable Stitch Patterns
4. Twisted Stitch Patterns
5. Lace & Eyelet Stitch Patterns
6. Mosaic Stitch Patterns
7. Slip Stitch Patterns
8. Ribbing Stitch Patterns
9. Textured Stitch Patterns
10. Brioche Stitch Patterns

Special Price  
Purchase both The Loom Knitter’s Stitch Dictionary Volume Two and Volume One and receive a $3.00 discount. If you already have Volume One, you will automatically received the discount when you purchase Volume Two (this applies to purchases through my Ravelry links only).

Come back tomorrow for a preview of The All Stitched Up Wrap.

Copyright 2016 by Renee Van Hoy, All Rights Reserved. Do not distribute or copy.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Coming soon....

The Loom Knitter's 
Stitch Dictionary 
Volume Two
Over one hundred more single rake patterns for loom knitters
By Renee Van Hoy

Copyright 2016 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom, all rights reserved. Do not copy or distribute.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New patterns - Winter Washcloths 2


Winter Washcloths 2: Four winter themed washcloth patterns written for three loom gauges: 1/4 inch fine, 3/8 inch fine, and 3/8 inch small. The patterns use 33 or 34 pegs flat knit. All gauges use worsted weight cotton yarn. A soft cotton like Comfy works very nicely for the patterns. Standard kitchen cotton may also be used.
 Ice Skate
Poinsettia
In addition to step by step, row by row directions, a color-coded chart is also included with a customized loom knitter’s key.
Mitten 
Winter Hat
The patterns are written in 24 point large print text and are screen reader, tablet and e-reader friendly.
You may purchase both the Winter Washcloths and Winter Washcloths 2 collection at a reduced price of $10.00 in my Ravelry shop. If you have already purchased the first Winter Washcloths collection, you will receive a discount of $2.00 when you purchase Winter Washcloths 2. Single e-book price is $6.00. Use the "add to cart" option to get your discount.
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                                                    Winter Washcloths first collection: Gift, Candy Cane, Wreath and Cocoa $6.00, discount with purchase of Winter Washcloths 2. Use "add to cart" option to receive your discount. $10.00 for both.

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Copyright 2016 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All Rights Reserved. Do not copy or distribute.

Monday, December 21, 2015

New pattern - Swirl Away

 Swirl Away is a fun little hat that has a hidden twist. The pattern includes several tips for how to easily keep track of your ribbing and how to read your knitting using either your eyes or your fingers. Knits, purls, and a few stitch markers are all you need. Then you just swirl away.
Looms: 
¼ inch fine gauge - 120 pegs 
3/8 fine gauge - 80 pegs 
3/8 small gauge - 72 pegs 
½ inch medium gauge – 60 pegs
Yarn: 
¼ inch: 140 yards DK weight wool 
3/8 fine: 120 yards worsted weight wool 
3/8 small: 120 yards worsted weight wool 
½ medium: 100 yards chunky weight wool 
Samples made with Shepherds Pride Worsted in Cantaloupe and Madelinetosh Chunky in Button Jar Blue.
Notions: 
Loom tool 
Crochet hook 
4 moveable peg markers 
Embroidery needle
Sample made on 3/8 fine 80 peg loom

Sample made on 1/2 inch 60 peg loom
Swirl Away $4.50 

Triple Z - Z hat, Z neck and Z ears $4.50 US  
Winter Washcloths - 4 patterns $6.00 US 


Copyright 2015 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All Rights Reserved. Do not copy or distribute.