The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How to Loom Knit a Bat






The Bat
Items Needed:
12 and 24 peg loom
looming hook
crafters needle
crochet hook
polyfil
2 eyes
1 black pipe cleaner
black yarn

Terms:
CO: Cast On
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
DEW:  Double E-Wrap (this is a technique to assist in making the knit tighter for firmer stuffing, you EW your pegs 3 times to start, then toss bottom loop over top 2 loops keeping 2 loops on the peg) Please check out my Eeyore video to view this technique.
EW: E-Wrap
P: Purl
D: Decrease
WT: Wrap and Turn
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off

Head: Flat: 24 Peg
DSCO 18 pegs
Row 1-3: DEW18
Row 4: DEW4 (Ear: DEW4 pegs 4 rows, DEW2 pegs 3rows, DEW4 pegs 4rows) DEW2, Repeat ear section, DEW4
Row 5-10: DEW18
Row 11: EW18 (note throw both bottom loops over top loop to leave 1 loop on the peg, this is to prep for the ID.)
Row 12: ID from 18 to 9 pegs
Row 13-17: DEW9
Row 18: EW9 (repeating the same thing  as row 11 to prepare for COF)
DSCOF
Sew up snout, ears, and close back of head. Stuff

Body: Circular: 12 Peg
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-3: DEW12
Row 4: (FOOT: DEW4 4rows, DEW2 3rows, DEW4 4rows)Repeat for other foot on next 4 pegs. DEW4
Row 5-8: DEW12
Row 9: (Belly area) 1: DEW8 WT9 2: DEW7 WT8 3: DEW6 WT7 4: DEW5 WT6 5: DEW4 WT5 6: DEW3 WT4 7: DEW4 (toss 2loops over the WT peg) 8: DEW5 9: DEW 6 10: DEW7 11: DEW8 12: DEW12 (Note: Works like a sock heel)
Row 10-16: DEW12
Toss loops down to one and COF
Sew up feet and stuff.

Wings: Flat: 24 Peg
EW CO 24 pegs
Row 1: EW 24
Row 2-6: EW2 P1 EW5 P1 EW6 P1 EW5 P1 EW2
Row 7: EW2 P1, D1 EW1, EW1, D1 EW1, P1, D1 EW1, D1 EW1, D1 EW1, P1, D1 EW1, EW1, D1 EW1, P1 EW2 (bring all your loops together and tighten your loops) (11)
Row 8-10: EW2 P1 EW3 P1 EW3 P1 EW3 P1 EW2
Row 11: D1 EW1, P1 EW3 P1 EW3 P1 EW3 P1, D1 EW1
Row 12: D1 P1, EW3 P1 EW3 P1 EW3, D1 P1
DSCOF
Make two, sew to the back center of the bat starting with one end of the wing and sew from bottom to top of the body. I show to put the EW side faceing away from me when looking at the bat. It is only preference. After this take your pipe cleaner fold in half and send through the wings starting at the DSCOF and into the body all the way to the other DSCOF. This gives support for the wings to stay up and not flop over completely. 

4 comments:

  1. How do you do a dsco for a flat panel?

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    1. Doing a draw string cast on flat is not real different, when you get to the last peg you need wrap and go back the direction you came tossing every other loop over. Several of my earlier animal videos show this technique.

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  2. Could you tell me the general measurement of the completed wings please?

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  3. Wing span about 12" but 1 wing is about 6"

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