eBook: The Loom Knit Shawls Vol. II - Colorwork, Shapes, and Lace
Loom Knit Shawls Vol. II is a multi-part .pdf ebook, that includes seven patterns in a 24 point large print text file (90 pages), a 12 point paper-saver file (36 pages), cover, 6 pages of photos, and two pages of diagrams. The files are kindle, tablet and screen reader friendly.
Waves of Lace:
There are two separate patterns for this shawl in Loom Knit Shawls Vol. II. The first includes wide bands of lace work, contrasted with a simple bands of lacy garter stitch, and framed with a short ruffle. The second version omits the lace work, but keeps the basic framework of the shawl, so those not wanting the challenge of lace may still enjoy looming this shawl. The contrast of a lace mohair yarn with a fingering weight wool make this shawl very interesting to look at, and a light but warm piece to wear. Despite the size, Waves of Lace is made on only 60 pegs, in one single piece. The sample shown was made on a 1/2 inch gauge loom, but other gauges may also be used.
Country Day Shawl:
Country Day Shawl is a medium sized triangle shawl, made in a worsted weight wool. This shawl is all about texture. Three contrasting stitch patterns, as well as bobbles, work to create a striking design reminiscent of a Fisherman's Sweater. Country Day Shawl is made all in one piece on a 58 peg loom, either 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch gauge. There is also an option for a 68 peg version.
This is the shawl you will want to wrap up in late in the day, not too heavy, but still warm in fi ngering weight wool. This shawl may be easily adjusted to make a small shawl or shawlette, or a very large shawl. Afternoon Shawl may be made in either 1/2 inch gauge or 3/8 inch gauge. (And 3/4 will work, too.) The edge of the shawl has a very subtle deep ruffle that may also be blocked into scallops.
Soft Shadows Wrap:
This wrap takes on a striking appearance from the contrasting color and texture of the yarns, as well a s its rather unusual shape. Wide bands of fluffy yarn are alternated with a long color stripe yarn. Shaping is all done by increasing and decreasing. The yarns are carried along the edges, so there are not a lot of ends to weave in. At about 100 inches long, the wrap can be worn many different ways, and is quite fun to play with. Best of all, any gauge loom and yarn weight may be used. The pattern has variations for 3/4, 1/2, and 3/8 inch gauge looms. The sample shown is made wit h fingering weight yarn on a 1/2 inch gauge loom.
This fun wrap, scarf or shawlette is a great way to try out your inner artist. The little gemstones can be as colorful or simple as you like. Try a two color version, or use a textured yarn with a smooth yarn. The version shown here is made on a 1/2 inch gauge loom using only 54 pegs. The wrap is fully adjustable in size, gauge, and yarn weight, so you may use your favorite loom and yarns for this fun pattern.
This pattern is for a lovely colorwork cape with an art deco influence. The Fascination Cape is worked entirely in garter stitch, using a faroese shawl shape. This shape creates a lovely drape in the front of the cape, but keeps the back of the shawl even, without a center point. The pattern is written row by row, to make it less overwhelming. The cape is worked on a 1/2 inch gauge hat loom in one piece- no seaming at all. In fact, there are only 3 balls of yarn used throughout the pattern, so there are not a lot of ends to weave in. Color changes are marked with peg markers, to make it clear where they occur. Worsted weight yarn makes this a cozy, but not overly heavy cape. An optional single button is used at the neck in the front of the cape, but a shawl pin or brooch will work as well to keep the cape in place.