Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Shapely Loom Preview Day 3

Today I'd like to share with you the patterns from the section on Squares. Building on the basics in the triangle section, this part of "The Shapely Loom" starts out with a pattern formula for an "Un"Mitered square. Why "Un"? Well, they do look just like a mitered square, but in this pattern, you do not have to move any loops or work any decreases. You will be able to make the squares in any size, on any loom, that you wish. You may even make a huge square (I'm thinking of all of you with TWO Martha Stewart sets) and have an afghan.
The second pattern, seen in the second photo, is for a two color "Un"Mitered square, with a self edging. This pattern shows you how to carry yarn along an edge, and avoid having to change colors. You will have a one piece square, with no seams. Since this is a loom knit basic, you may make it in any size, any gauge, on any single rake loom. A little receiving blanket is shown in the photo.
The third pattern is the "Stacked Up Squares Washcloth". Now the un-mitered square is really showing off, in a one piece checkerboard. There is only one small seam at the cast on and cast off edges. The entire washcloth is worked in one piece, without having to cut and tie your yarn. 
The washcloth looks just as if you have stitched four squares together and edged them. Once again, any loom, any gauge, any size you like.
The last of the squares patterns, "Maxed Out Squares Blanket" takes the other three patterns one step further, by adding a lovely lace edging to the stacked up squares. The edging is loomed at the same time as the center, so there is only one small seam at the cast on and cast off edges. The pattern gives you three sizes, a baby blanket, throw (shown in the first and fifth photo) or afghan, as well as variations for different loom gauges. You may make this in a single color, or up to nine different colors. 
I hope you will come back tomorrow to see the patterns from the circle section.
Copyright 2012 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All Rights Reserved.


  1. Hi Renee,

    I have several looms which I haven't picked up yet because the patterns provided were largely uninspiring. I love your book (above with the red and green scarves). I work better from a paper pattern, because I make pencil notes. If I purchase it can I print it or can you mail me a copy for an extra charge?

    Angi Simon - screen name on Ravelry, Selyasa

    1. Hi Angie, The files are all fully printable, and make a nice book when printed out. You have both a large print and small print option.

  2. How can I get a copy of the pattern for the Maxed out Squares blanket? I love it and want to make it for my daughter.

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    1. Hi Tammy, If you look on the right side of the blog, there is a page for "The Shapely Loom" ebook, which has the pattern you want. There is a link to purchase on that page.


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