Sunday, April 26, 2020

Comforting Friend Mystery Loom-a-long

The Comforting Friend Shawl was designed based on a poll taken in the Ravelry loom knitters group. That means it will have a little something for everyone, a few surprises along the way, and variations to make it a little easier or a little more interesting, depending on your preference.
The MLAL price of $1 will end after the first week of the loom-a-long, on May 2, 2020.
The loom-a-long will be hosted in the Loom Knitters group. The pattern page is found here
Two shawl sizes (actually two patterns) will be available. Both are written for a ½ inch gauge loom. You can also use a 7/16 inch gauge loom or Kiss regular gauge loom, set for ½ inch gauge.
The smaller size will need at least 59 pegs flat knit.
The larger size will need at least 88 pegs flat knit.
Yarn: The pattern offers several options for yarn and color. One uses a single yarn with a second contrast yarn, and the other will combine four yarns. 
The pattern clues will be released once a week on Sunday:
Clue 1: April 26th
Clue 2: May 3rd
Clue 3: May 10th
Clue 4: May 17th
Catch up week: May 24th
Why does the pattern cost $1?
Ravelry has pattern updates only for paid patterns. A small charge allows me to easily deliver the clues to you each week. You will also receive the final pattern put altogether and any future updates.
More questions? Come visit the Ravelry Loom Knitters group and ask there.
My patterns are low vision and screen reader accessible. The text is black, Arial and large print 24 point font. All of the directions are fully written out and no charts are relied on to complete the patterns. No italics are used. They are screen reader and tablet friendly. If you have any questions, please send me a message.
Copyright 2020 by Renee Van Hoy, all rights reserved.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Great Loom Knitting Gift Project

I am very happy to announce that pre-orders are now being taken for The Great Loom Knitting Gift Project e-book.
All proceeds from sales of the e-book will be donated to Doctors without Borders. To see the patterns, please visit Ravelry.

To read more about the e-book, please visit The Great Loom Knitting Gift Project blog.

To order the book, please use this link: 
  $24.00 US All sales are final.

I have four patterns in the e-book:

Pre-orders and purchases through July 31, 2019 will receive a coupon from CinDwood Looms and be entered into a drawing for a CinDwood Loom.

Pre-order purchases during June, 2019 will also be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Prancing Pony Pottery.

Thank you for supporting this fundraiser for Doctors without Borders.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Dragon Oolong Loom-a-long

"Dragon Oolong" is the September - October Loom-a-long project for the Ravelry Loom-a-long group.  This is one of the patterns from my Small Shawls & Tea Parties e-book.

Scarf or wrap, you will enjoy
the free form nature of Dragon
Oolong. You may choose a solid 
color yarn or a patterned yarn, 
and knit until your yarn, or pegs, 
run out. This is a great “one skein” 
project to use up that very colorful 
skein of yarn that never seems to 
be right for anything else - the 
Dragon will tame those colors. 
There are a few guidelines for 
making the Dragon, but it really
 is a simple and fun knit that 
uses e-wrap knit and purl stitches.
Loom Options
3/4 inch - about 42 pegs 
5/8 inch - about 64 pegs 
1/2 inch - about 72 pegs 
3/8 inch small - about 90 pegs 
3/8 inch fine - about 100 pegs
Dragon Oolong is from 
the e-book “Small Shawls
 and Tea Parties: Seven 
shawls to make small, or
 large, and the recipes they inspired”.  $14.00 US
The e-book comes with two 
files, a large print 24 point 
font plain text version with 
100 pages, and a 12 point 
font paper-saver version 
with 45 pages. A photo gallery,
schematics, and recipes for a 
tea party are included. Files 
are tablet and e-reader friendly.

Copyright 2018 by Renee 

Van Hoy, all rights reserved.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

A Mystery Loom-a-long

Hello Summer! Time to sit back and relax by the fishing hole. Put your feet up and come enjoy a mystery loom-a-long.

The Ravelry Loom Knitter's group is hosting my mystery loom-a-long, "Gone Fishing". The preview is available now and discussion thread is open. The first of three clues will be released on July 8th, 2018.

The pattern is $1, which will give you all of the updates in the future, as well as all three clues. I hope you will join in the fun. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jack Be Nimble Baby Blanket Loom-a-long

The April and May Ravelry loom-a-long is my Jack Be Nimble Baby Blanket pattern. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, all sales of the pattern through May, 2018 will be donated to the Autism Research Center in San Diego.

Jack is a fun pattern with lots of texture, very simple color stripes, and flexible sizing. You may make it on a variety of looms, from small to large gauge. 

Please come join the loom-a-long! 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time for a sale!

It's that time again. The annual Turkey Weekend Pattern Sale. All of my e-books and patterns on Ravelry are 20% off. No coupon needed, the discount is automatic. The sale runs through Tuesday, November 27th. Happy shopping and happy knitting!