Monday, May 27, 2013

Loomy CD Coaster

My newest idea.  A loom knit coaster using a cd or dvd in the center so the moisture will not seep through.  I used variegated cotton, but use your imagination with any kind of color work.  Also included 2 versions - the one pictured and also one with spokes.  Any kind of stitch pattern should work fine.  Be creative!  Hope you enjoy.  Video links at the end.


Loomy CD Coaster



 

·         Small gauge loom with 3/8" peg spacing - AIO loom set to 32 pegs used in the sample or Martha Stewart loom set up using 2 u-shape and 2 - 6 hole straight pieces with small pegs in every hole for 32 holes

·         Worsted weight cotton yarn

·         Loom tool

·         Old CD or DVD - can be painted to cover label with spray paint for plastics

 



Version 1 - Plain (shown)
Drawstring cast on every other peg
Rounds 1 - 2 - knit cast on pegs carrying working yarn behind unused pegs
Round 3 - knit pegs with loops carrying working yarn in front of unused pegs
Round 4 - knit all 32 pegs (ones with loops and with yarn in front)
Rounds 5 – 11 - knit all
Rounds 12 – 14 - purl all
Rounds 15 – 22 - knit all
 Decrease by moving every other loop to next peg so only loops on every other peg, knit over so only 1 loop remains
Rounds 23 – 25 - knit pegs with loops
Bind off with gathered bind off method. 
 
Gather one end.  Place disc inside.  It will be tight.  Stretch the knit until the disc lays cross ways with the middle of the purl section is on the disc's edge.  Gather other end.  The gathers will line up with the hole in the disc.  Making sure both sides are pulled tight, pull yarn end from one side through the hole in the middle and double knot with the other yarn end.
 
Version 2 - Spokes (not shown)
Drawstring cast on every other peg
Rounds 1 - 2 - knit cast on pegs carrying working yarn behind unused pegs
Round 3 - knit pegs with loops carrying working yarn in front of unused pegs
Round 4 – *knit 1, purl 1*, repeat from * to * all 32 pegs (ones with loops and with yarn in front)
Rounds 5 – 11 - *knit 1, purl 1*, repeat from * to * all
Rounds 12 – 14 - purl all
Rounds 15 – 22 - *knit 1, purl 1*, repeat from * to * all
 Decrease by moving every other loop to next peg so only loops on every other peg, knit over so only 1 loop remains
Rounds 23 – 25 - knit pegs with loops
Bind off with gathered bind off method. 
 
Gather one end.  Place disc inside.  It will be tight.  Stretch the knit until the disc lays cross ways with the middle of the purl section is on the disc's edge.  Gather other end.  The gathers will line up with the hole in the disc.  Making sure both sides are pulled tight, pull yarn end from one side through the hole in the middle and double knot with the other yarn end.  Cut yarn ends.


Video Tutorials –



 

Let me know if you have any questions.  Enjoy!

 

Pattern designed and written by Renita Harvey

 

Written pattern is not to be reproduced in any manner without the express permission of the designer.  Items made from the pattern may be sold.

 




1 comment:

  1. So glad you started this blog. I tried to start a loom group for beginners, but I am having trouble with my FB website. I am working on Comfy Dolls for my sister's mission trip to Dominican Republic now. Love your blog and website. Keep up the good work.

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