5 Stitch Blanket is a scaled version of the 10 Stitch Blanket!
New Video is out!
How to Loom Knit 5 Stitch Blanket on the new Zippy loom from KB (Knitting Board). Have you tried the 10 Stitch blanket? This video will walk you through a 10 or 5 stitch blanket. Create a Bulky blanket or even a rug with the Zippy 5 Stitch Blanket. Uses Super Bulky # 6 yarn, Jumbo #7 or even t-shirt yarn!
Original pattern by Frankie Brown here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-blanket
Loom Conversion by Charity at http://simplyknit.com/designing-the-color-pattern-of-your-ten-stitch-blanket/ with color charts too. Change colors on corners or straight sections for different designs/looks.
Please take a look at Frankie’s charity close to her heart to honor her giving free patterns! The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. Knitters can donate by going to www.justgiving.com/frankiesknittedstuff. It’s a great cause and you can leave a note for Frankie on the page when you find out more. Thanks so much!
Zippy Loom Knit | 5 Stitch Blanket
Pattern is inspired via original Ten Stitch Pattern from Frankie Brown then converted to loom by Charity Windham (w/ permission). Adapted for the Zippy by Kristen Mangus. A few years ago I was given permission via Charity & Frankie to make a video but my archives had a mishap. Still working on a fix but was excited to try the new Zippy from KnittingBoard!
Zippy Loom by KB used in sample (https://goo.gl/1FOyVC)
Video Timestamps (I recommend watching it through the first time):
1:00 Putting together Zippy & Chain cast on 5
3:00 Row 1 (Sk, U-knit 3, HS) & Row 2 (SK, Purl 3, HS) and repeat till length of 9 ridges for a rectangle
5:12 Counting Garter Ridges
6:20 Corner Part 1 (wrapping and turning here)
9:27 Corner Part 2 (wrapping and turning here)
12:32 Repeat Corner Part 1 & Part 2. (only time you repeat 1& 2).
18:16 **Identify & Connecting the Edge stitches; “pick up side stitches” (I nicknamed it a “Straight-away”)**
20:30 Marking a corner with stitch marker; used in placing later & knowing which stitches to place.
24:02 Corner Part 1 & Part 2 (not a double)
29:29 Add yarn with color change (video instruct to continue straight away and then meet back for next corner using stitch marker.
30:50 **Make corner using stitch marker for corner. Use this as reference! Makes Corner Part 1 & Part 2.**
35:57 Best place to Bind Off. Bind-Off shown
Chain Cast on from stitches 5 toward 1. “Start” peg is called Peg 1 after the cast on. The “Start” peg for right-handed is on the far left, so count from the left over to the right to the 5th stitch and begin chain cast on toward peg 1 on the left. Opposite for left-handed. Purl stitches will be more comfortable!
2 Zippy Looms (need 5 pegs +1 for a holding peg on a PSSO
Jumbo #7, Super Bulky #6 or Bulky #5; at least 3-4 balls of ruffle yarn for an AG Doll blanket size; add for larger.
Loom hook, crochet hook (or use fingers for cast on), 1-4 large closable stitch markers
Jo-Anns https://goo.gl/pUlf4a (Currently found in some stores near end-caps)
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Paradise Fibers https://goo.gl/tIjJAT
C2C Loom Guage is 1 1/2″ (1.5 inches)
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ATTENTION 10 stitch blanket knitters! Kelly Highland- Einhorn, from our GKK Loom Knit Club on Facebook, has created a super helpful Checklist to use as you knit.
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