From the authors workbench
Yarn Barn number 2 for 2018.
I promised a new version of a yarn barn and here I deliver it. This time I used an 80 peg small gauge loom and a small amount of yarn from 2 skeins. However, the differences to a 36 peg Knifty knitter loom is minimum. I added changes for the Knifty knitter in brackets .
E-wrap all the pegs and knit in the round for 8 rounds.
Round 9: Purl 1 round.
Knit 20 rounds. Attach 2nd color.
Round 30: Purl a round with color B.
Round 31: Knit 4, purl 1, around, until the last 6 stitches. Knit 5, purl 1.
Repeat round 31 for 5 rounds.
Round 36 knit 4, knit 5th stitch off, repeat around to end. [Knit 5, knit off last stitch.]
Round 37, knit around, e-wrapping all the empty pegs.
Rounds 38-39, knit around.
Round 40– knit all the stitches off. Cut long tail. Weave in all tails.
Place 5 stitches from round 30 (the purl round at the top) onto the loom. Knit 5 stitches for 75 rows. Knit off. Sew to 5 stitches across from where you started. (e.g. if you started with stitches 1-5 sew end to stitches 38-42) [17-21]
For bow tie, knit 1 peg 75 rows. Bind off, cut tail. Weave through spaces on round 28. Tie loosely with a bow tie.
I changed my yarn barn to a cleaning wipes bottle. They work well, though smaller than soda bottles. Also, the working yarn strings through the lid without having to cut the plastic. But make sure your container is completely dry before you use it. Wipe it out with a dry cloth and let it air dry as well. Otherwise your yarn will get moldy. Ick.
I like the tighter weave for this project. I didn’t have to double my bottom. There’s plenty of room for small balls of yarn and supplies I need to loom knit on the go. This really should help my 2018 knitting goals!
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