Friday, April 27, 2007

Virginia Tech Squares



Last night I was asked for help from a fellow KK Loomer for loom knit squares. Here are three squares I loomed on the 31 peg red KK. They are very basic patterns and only the numbers change because of the different thickness of the yarn. Both patterns are done in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row).

#1: The thicker off-white one is done with Lion Brand Thick & Quick.

31 Peg Red KK
Cast on 18 pegs, using standard e-wrap.

Row 1: Knit using e-wrap, making sure to knit all 18 pegs including the first peg. Pegs 18-1.
Row 2: Purl, making sure to purl all 18 pegs including the first peg. Pegs 1-18.
Keep going back and forth.
Repeat these two rows for approximately 40 rows. End with a knit row.
Use a 6.0 mm (US 10) crochet hook cast off with 1 chain in between.
Weave in ends.

#2: The pure white one is done using two strands of worsted weight held together as one.

31 Peg Red KK
Cast on 20 pegs, using standard e-wrap.

Row 1: Knit using e-wrap, making sure to knit all 20 pegs including the first peg. Pegs 20-1.
Row 2: Purl, making sure to purl all 20 pegs including the first peg. Pegs 1-20.
Keep going back and forth.
Repeat these two rows for approximately 44 rows. End with a knit row.
Cast off using a 6.00 mm (US 10) crochet hook with 1 chain in between.
Weave in ends.

Both squares are approximately 8x8 inches. You may have to adjust your tension/rows to get the same size as mine but these patterns will give you something to start with :)
For videos on the basics of flat panel knitting and more please visit Isela's site where she has excellent information!
For more information about the Virginia Tech Squares; colours, size, mailing address please visit: Mosaic Yarn Shop



UPDATED:


Striped

The striped one is done very much the same as #2 above. When you change colour don't cut your yarn, just carry it up the side with a bit of a twist, saves a lot of weaving!

Here is a picture of carrying the wool along the side:


MC=Main Colour
CC=Contrasting Colour
The colours/rows are:
Cast on with white (MC)
Rows 1-6: white
Rows 7-10: orange (CC)
Rows 11-16: white
Rows 17-20: orange
Rows 21-24: white
Rows 25-28: orange
Rows 29-34: white
Rows 35-38: orange
Rows 39-43: white
Row 44: white but use this row as your cast-off row.

Mini tutorial:
Click on picture below and print (a new window will open).



I have tried to be accurate but if you see an error please leave me a comment or email me.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

Thank you so very much for coming up with a pattern for us. About how long did it take you to make one square?

Thanks again!

Cindy

Kansas A. said...

Hi Cindy,
depending on how quickly you loom and barring no interruptions (not likely in my house) I'd say you can make one in under an hour.

Gina said...

You are wonderful... thank you for helping us!

jody said...

That is great! I had no idea you could make squares with the circle loom! The Hokie Nation is so grateful for your help and thanks for putting it up for others to see and do

tonya said...

thanks for the pattern. i have used color changes before using the cut and tie on method, but here you say to carry the yarn up the side and twist. do you have a picture of the back side of that stripped square so we can see how that looks?