Saturday, June 20, 2015

New pattern, sale, and summer looming!

I'm very happy to introduce a new pattern called "Leafing". Part cowl, part shawl, and all fun. Leafing is scarf that likes to be worn in different ways. Lace it up, add beads, pin it together – there is no wrong way to wear Leafing. This pattern uses a 1/2 inch gauge loom with at least 90 pegs. 
$4.50 US  

The Ravelry Loom Knitter's group is hosting their bi-annual "Looms in Bloom" event (more about that below). As a tie in, the Loom-a-long group is hosting my Travel by Rail Shawl as the July loom-a-long pattern. 

Through July, 2015, I'm offering the Travel by Rail pattern collection for $7.50. This includes the Travel by Rail Beret and Travel by Rail Cuffs as well as the Travel by Rail Shawl.

To get the special collection price, simply add all three patterns to your shopping cart on Ravelry, and the discount will be applied. It also includes prior pattern purchases, so if you already some of the patterns, you can get the others at the discount price.

Looms in Bloom will be starting in just a few days. We've already begun the previews, and it looks to be a wonderful trip. We are traveling by "virtual" rail all over the globe with our looms and yarn, challenging ourselves to make projects. It is all in fun, but what fun it is! There will also be a great Traveler's Bazaar on July 3rd and 4th, as well as a daily tea to relax and visit with your friends. Please come join us on for this wonderful event

Loom Knit Shawls III: Romance $12.00 US e-book 6 patterns  
Leafing $4.50 US  
Copyright 2015 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All Rights Reserved. Do not copy or distribute.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Loom Knit Shawls III: Romance

Loom Knit Shawls III: Romance e-book
$12.00 US  

...Shawls... 
I love them. I love to knit them, I love to give them as gifts, I love to wear them, but most of all, I love to design them. The shawls in this collection have a romantic feel to them – a little lace here, a soft ruffle there, a new shape, a different texture. I’ve added some different lace styles to give you a feeling of Shetland, Estonian and other traditional lace styles. The pattern names are a tribute to Georgette Heyer, an author to whose romantic comedies I have spent many enjoyable hours listening while loom knitting.

This sweet little shawl has a rather unique “square back” shape. The neckline curves nicely to hug your shoulders and stay in place. The pattern is written for 64 pegs, but you may make this any size you like. The photo shows the shawl made on a 3/8 inch gauge loom, but larger gauges may be used. The shape is particularly well suited for graduate dyed yarns that are done with matching ends – where the color repeats are 1 2 3 4 3 2 1. You may see these skeins sold for making matching pairs of socks, sometimes as two skeins, or one large skein. There is an option for adding beads to the center lace column.

The edges of Bath Cotillion treat you two different types of lace work side by side. Together they make a striking complement to a simple garter stitch shawl.
Bath Cotillion is particularly nice when two yarns are combined – one in a solid neutral color, and one in a variegated pattern. The neutral yarn helps tone down the variegated pattern, making a softer combination perfect for a romantic shawl. Bath Cotillion is made on a 3/8 inch gauge loom with 78 pegs, but a 1/2 inch gauge may be substituted.

Cousin Kate is fun little shawlette with a bit of a difference. The shaping is not the usual triangle, but a square backed shawl that hugs your shoulders, framed by a soft, romantic ruffle. Want a larger shawl? No trouble, just add yarn. Want a wider shawl? Just add rows where the pattern tells you. Have a gradient dyed yarn? This is the perfect pattern. Try a larger gauge loom, a heavier weight yarn – Cousin Kate will love it all. The photos show the pattern made on a 1/2 inch gauge loom with 45 pegs.

This sweet crescent shawl has a border of pretty lace medallions. The crescent shape dips low on the back with a gently rounded center.  I've written the lace steps by step, line by line. Leonie is made on a 1/2 inch gauge loom using 55 pegs.

This elegant wrap takes its influence from Shetland Lace designs. One of the joys of this type of lace is that you may make the pattern in yarns from lace weight to worsted. Traditional Shetland Lace is made with the lightest possible yarn. The pattern uses a 3/8 inch gauge loom with 62 pegs, but you may increase to a 1/2 inch gauge for a lighter, more traditional Shetland shawl.

This large circular cape features a wide collar and beautiful panel inset in the back. The shape combines the best of a half-pi shawl with Faroese shaping. While Venetia is beautiful when made in two colors, it is also easily made in just one. Venetia is made on a 1/2 inch gauge loom using 74 pegs.

Loom Knit Shawls III: Romance” e-book comes with two .pdf files, a large print (24 point font) version, and a paper-saver (12 point font) version. It is screen reader and tablet friendly. Also included are diagrams of all six patterns, and a full photo gallery.

 Loom Knit Shawls III: Romance e-book  $12.00 US  

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

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Coming Soon...

Coming soon...
"Loom Knit Shawls III - Romance"

A collection of six 
patterns celebrating 
the romance of shawls

Previews in a few days.

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Looming

The April & May 2015 loom-a-long will be all of the patterns from "Little Scarves". Please come and join the fun, and make a little scarf or two, or three. You'll find us all here

The Great Loom Knitting Afghan Project is starting the fourth square this month, Kathy Norris' "Three Wishes". There is still lots of time to join this year long loom-a-long, and help support our fundraiser for Doctor's Without Borders. 

On and off my loom, lots of shawls. I'm working on the patterns for "Loom Knit Shawls III". It is such fun to be back to shawls after a year without them. While I've enjoyed the other projects very much, I have missed my shawls. 

What's on your pegs? 


 
 The Loom Knitter's Stitch Dictionary and The     Stitch Sampler Pattern Collection  e-book $24.00 US  

The Cozy Cable Collection e-book  $12.00 US   
Copyright 2015 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Winter to Spring Pattern Sale

Today through March 21, 2015 I have a little promotion to help us finish Winter and welcome Spring. Purchase $24.00 in patterns or ebooks, and receive one of three pattern collections free: 
Cheetahs for the Loom
Artists Palette Shawl
Wingspan e-book for Loom Knitters
Prior sales do not apply.

Just add $24.00 in patterns to your cart, and add the free pattern. The free pattern will automatically be credited. To use the shopping cart, go to my Ravelry Shop or any of the pattern links above. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Cozy Cable Pattern Collection

A new e-book, six new patterns, The Cozy Cable Collection for Loom Knitters. $12.00 US  


Cables that are easy on your hands, 
easy on your looms.
 The Cozy Cable Collection, an e-book containing six coordinating patterns. The e-book contains both a large print (24 point font) and paper-saver (12 point font) file, as well as a full photo gallery and a section on variations for your patterns. The patterns are tablet and screen reader friendly. 
$12.00 US  

Copyright 2015 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All Rights Reserved. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cheetahs! New patterns


I'm so happy to tell you about my newest pattern collection, Cheetahs.  $6.50 US
Fast, fun and fabulous. 

A collection of eight patterns that let you make your Cheetahs just the way you want them to look.

Choose from 5/8, 1/2 or 3/8 inch gauge looms.
Use bulky, aran, worsted or dk weight yarn.
Select a wide lace up or a narrow lace up.
Choose a short, standard, or long length.
Not enough options? See the variations for more ways to customize you Cheetahs. They are so fun, fast, and fabulous, you’ll want to keep making them over and over.
The pattern collection has a section planning your Cheetahs using all of the options. There are eight separate patterns, each with 3 length options. A photo tutorial is provided to show you how to lace up your Cheetahs, and a full photo gallery shows you the way the different options will look.
The 36 page pdf file is in large print (24 point) font, tablet friendly, and complete with bookmarks for easy navigation.
The original Cheetahs were designed by the talented needle knit designer Maylin Tan. As she has generously done before with her pattern for Wingspan, Maylin told me to take her design and develop it for loom knitters. “Go and promote loom knitting” she said, and thus we have these fast, fun and fabulous patterns. Thank you Maylin!
Copyright 2015 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom, All rights reserved. Do not copy or distribute.