The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Any Loom, Any Hat, Anytime Loom Knitting Book

Ready on Amazon and Kindle in Paperback and Digital!!!  

The Book is Ready!!!!

Right now I am in the process of testing out my theories on different hat styles and how to make them on virtually any loom you may possess. It will be using basic math skills to figure out how to go about making some basic styles of hats, like...... cloche, beanie, slouch, earflap, newsboy, ski mask, hood, cap, and beret.

So far I have the cloche, earflap, newsboy, slouch, and beret written up and videoed. I still need to go in and refine my ski mask, hood, and cap.

Hoping to have the book ready in a couple of months.

This will be a wonderful book to add to a reference collection that can help you go about making your own patterns using different stitches, and stitch patterns. So be keeping an eye out for this book.

Here are a few images of the hats I have been working on.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Loom Knit Fine Gauge Drawstring Bind Off

The purpose of the 6 rows is to slowly decrease the crown, then drawstring off. The use of flat knit is when those spaces between the decrease are filled in once the hat is taken off the loom and the crown is stretched to set the flat knit. If you don't do the slow decrease this is what the crown ends up looking like. 

 You will notice the center is smooth yet the area around the center is wavy. So by the process of doing the 6 rows before the draw string, and stretching the stitches out after taking off the loom gets you a very smooth result when placed on the head. 
Now if you have stitches in the 90 or more range I would suggest adding an extra row, meaning instead of 2 knit rows after the decrease do 3 or 4 in each section after the decrease. You won't notice the smoothness until you place the hat on the head. Take a look at the video for more clear instructions.
If you would like written instructions please see those below. Also will be adding photo instructions later on.
FGDSBO: Fine Gauge Drawstring Bind Off: It consists of 6 rows.
Row 1: K1 D-> toss bottom loop over, K2 Repeat all the way around ( this means every 4 peg should be empty.)
Row 2 and 3: K only pegs with stitches
Row 4: K1, K1 D-> toss bottom loop over, K1 Repeat all the way around (this means every other peg will be empty
Row 5 and 6: K only pegs with stitches
Now to drawstring, send the tail through every other stitch in round 1 all the way around, then in the next round send the tail through the stitch left. Drawstring together starting to tug on the inner circle 1st then the outer.