Monday, February 13, 2012

On and Off the Loom

 We finally have Winter here in Northern California, which means dreary rainy days. I am craving color, and my loom reflects it. I have decided to put together another e-book of patterns, this one to be focused on texture and color. The first photo shows a large shawl pattern for the new e-book, called "American Paris."
 In the second photo, the "Steamer Shawl" pattern is shown. I finished this some time ago, but had to go through quite a few ribbons before deciding on a simple, wide satin ribbon to contrast with the somewhat rustic yarn. The yarn is Beaverslide fingering, a wool and mohair blend, in "Chokecherry Heather." The photographs do not do the  rich purple - red color justice.
 The third photo shows my "Sweet on Ruffles", unblocked, made for the Ravelry Loom-a-long. I used Wool of the Andes worsted weight in "Nevermore", on the purple KK hat loom. The loom-a-long is running through March, so please come and join in.
 On my loom, the fourth photo shows a Deco themed colorwork cape, for the new e-book. This has been a lot of fun to work on ... after the first 5 tries. Now that the pattern is settled, I am enjoying it very much.
 The fifth photo shows my 90 peg baby afghan loom with a little asymmetrical lace shawlette called "Venetian Lace." The yarn is a fingering weight Zauerball in a perfect-for-February color combination of pink, white and mint green.
What is on your loom?

Loom Knit Shawls: From Simple to Sublime
$12.00 e-book with 5 patterns, and variations. 
Copyright 2012 by Invisible Loom, Renee Van Hoy. All Rights Reserved.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wingspan for Loom Knitters

 A few weeks ago, designer maylin debuted on Ravelry with a stunning needle knit pattern called "Wingspan". She has been gracious enough to encourage alternate versions of her pattern, so I have written "Wingspan for Loom Knitterns" for you to enjoy.
The photo shows Wingspan on a 1/2 inch gauge 90 peg loom, using worsted weight yarn. If you want to use a large gauge loom, you may increase your yarn to bulky, or stay with worsted. The garter stitch is very forgiving, and you will love the clever shaping of this scarf. If you have more pegs on your loom, you may make a large size scarf, or even a shawlette. Please let me know how you like this pattern. Wingspan for Loom knitters
Wingspan has been updated to the new e-book, including the Wingspan in Lace, and instructions for making Wingspan on different looms. Wingspan e-book $8.00  

Remember to come and join the "Sweet on Ruffles" loom-a-long on Ravelry, too. (See prior post.)
Copyright 2012 by Invisible Loom, Renee Van Hoy. All Rights Reserved.