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June 15, 2015

5 Stitch Blanket | Loom Knit

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

NOTE!

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!

Loom:

2 Zippy Looms (need 5 pegs +1 for a holding peg on a PSSO

Yarn:

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.

Notions:

Loom hook, crochet hook (or use fingers for cast on), 1-4 large closable stitch markers

Looms at:
KnittingBoard https://goo.gl/1FOyVC
Michaels https://goo.gl/OZnV4k
Jo-Anns https://goo.gl/pUlf4a (Currently found in some stores near end-caps)
Hobby Lobby https://goo.gl/BTZP7n
Paradise Fibers https://goo.gl/tIjJAT

Loom info:

C2C Loom Guage is 1 1/2″ (1.5 inches)

NOTE: Affiliate links above with COUPONS.  This are for GKK fans to save and also helps my family, too! 🙂

FOR THE WRITTEN PATTERN CLICK HERE!

 

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.

Click here to DOWNLOAD your FREE 10 Stitch Blanket Checklist.

 

 

Thanks for reading, watching and supporting!

-Kristen

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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
4 Comments
  1. One more question. I’ve been picking up my chain stitches on peg 11, then PSSO on peg 10. I am getting a beautiful seam from doing this, but I’m wondering why I am not simply placing the chain stitch on peg 10, then knitting 3 over 1. Like with my question above, I’m guessing it has to do with the half stitch on 10. But I can’t see the technical reason for doing it your way.

    Other than these two technical questions, I love the pattern. Your version is definitely my favorite. The 10 stitch blanket was the very first pattern I saw on Ravelry when I started loom knitting. It was too complicated for me at the time, but now that I understand knitting a bit more, this is a wonderful, easy project. Thanks for so many great resources.

    • Hi Kris! You are welcome to try and test a swatch to see what works for you. This is simply the technique(s) used to achieve the result I got. The main thing is consistency in what you choose and if you like the result you get. If those work for you then go for it! 🙂

  2. I’m using the basics of this for my three stitch blanket. I like doing the half stitch on each row – thanks for the idea. But I was wondering, on the second part of the corner, when you have three wraps on peg 4 and two wraps on peg 5, why do you knit across instead of doing a W&T on peg 5? Is there a need to cut out that extra row? I’m assuming I’ll need to do this on pegs 9 and 10 of my blanket, but I’m unsure why.

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