Friday, January 6, 2012

Looming for the New Year

 I'm not sure how it happened, but my looms are full, so first on my to-do list will be to finish these projects. The first photo shows a shawl made from Beaverslide wool in a fingering weight. It is a rustic feeling and looking shawl, with a purl eyelet detail. It is off the loom and blocking, so almost done.
 The second shawl is a little change for me, made from Jojoland Rhythm worsted weight yarn. I'm on the third skein, and still enjoying new color combinations. The shawl itself is a loose variation of textural stitches, including the wave stitch and linen stitch. I'm about 1/3  of the way through this project.
This third photo shows a needle design I converted for the loom so I could be part of a knit-a-long in the Small Shawls Group in Ravelry. I'm using a 90 peg 1/2 inch gauge loom with a pretty variegated fingering yarn from Shibui.
There are also some great January group knits happening. The Loom-a-long group at Ravelry is working on the "Bee Bopper Bag", a cute tote bag. The Loom Class at yahoo groups is making a darling sweater for an 18 inch doll. And the Markman Looms group at yahoo groups has its annual beginning loomers course, a great class for learning stitches and reviewing basics.
Loom Knit Shawls: From Simple to Sublime $12.00 ebook, 5 patterns with variations 
Copyright 2012 by Invisible Loom and Craft, Renee Van Hoy. All Rights Reserved.

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your blog! You always inspire me to get back to my looms and create more items for others :) I am thankful that you mention the yarn that you use, as I have found that yarn makes a HUGE difference in what is being created, along with gauge! Thank you, again for your fabulous creativity, and hope your looms stay happy :)


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