Monday, November 2, 2015

Zippy Loom Corners & Christmas Tree Centerpiece Pattern

Exciting news!!  Knitting Board now has CORNERS for the Zippy looms!


Not only can a project be worked in the round now, the loom can made larger without it being straight. 


I love the new corners!  They open up a whole new Zippy world.  Even if working a flat panel, the loom will no longer be sticking out the window while working on a large project.

The new corners can be bought from Knitting Board or they can be found in stores soon.


To celebrate Zippy corners and celebrate the most wonderful time of year, I present a new pattern.

This Christmas Tree Centerpiece is worked in the round to start then worked in wedges that are seamed.

Embellish with beads or other other colors to fit any decor.  I have included instructions for the garland and the star.


Christmas Tree Centerpiece

Original design 
by Renita Harvey



Christmas Tree

Loom:  Zippy Loom, 6 straight looms and 4 corners for 28 pegs
Yarn:  Jumbo 7 weight yarn, Bernat Mega Bulky used in sample
  • ·         Color A:  Brown - 1 ball
  • ·         Color B:  Green - 2 balls

Notions:  Stuffing, 9“ diameter cardboard circle, loom pick, tapestry needle, fabric glue

Finished size:  approximately 17" x 9"

Abbreviations:
K:  Knit
P:  Purl
R:  Round
Rep:  Repeat
CO:  Cast On
BO:  Bind Off
CA:  Color A
CB:  Color B

Pattern notes:
Tree is worked in the round then worked in flat panel wedges that are seamed together.

Instructions:

With CA and using 2 strands together as 1, e-wrap CO all 28 pegs and prepare to work in the round

R1 – 5:  *K1, P1, rep from * around

End CA.  Join 1 strand of CB.

R6 – 10:  K all

Bring the first stitch of CB round onto the pegs like a hat brim and knit the bottom loop over the top.
Find first loop of new color
  
Pull loop up to peg.

Place loop onto peg.

Once there are 2 loops on each peg, bring the bottom loop over the top loop to knit off.

R11 – 13:  K all

Divide the loom knit 4 sets of 7 pegs.   Prepare to work wedges in flat panels.

Wedge 1
R1 – 2:  K7 – 7 stitches
R3:  K5, K2tog – 6 stitches
R4 – 5:  K all
R6:  K4, SSK – 5 stitches
R7 – 10:  K all
R11:  K3, K2tog – 4 stitches
R12 – 13:  K all
R14:  K2, SSK – 3 stitches
R15 – 18:  K all
R19:  K1, K2tog – 2 stitches
R20 – 21:  K all
R22: SSK - 1 stitch
R23:  K1

Cut working yarn, leaving a 12” tail for seaming.  BO by pulling yarn tail through last loop,

Join CB and repeat Wedge 1 three more times for a total of 4 wedges.

Using the long tails, seam the wedges together.

Weave in all ends except for cast on end.

Stuff the tree with stuffing.

Place the cardboard circle under the stuffing at the bottom of the tree.

Tighten the e-wrap cast on so that the cast on is “gathered” under the cardboard.

Secure ends.

Garland

Loom:  1 Zippy loom

Yarn:  metallic eyelash yarn, 1 ball Yarn Bee Gilt Eyelash in Star Ruby used in sample

Instructions:

Using only 2 pegs, make an i-cord approximately 84” long.

Attach 1 end at the bottom of the green. 

Wrap around the tree until the other end is at the top.

Secure the ends.

Star

Yarn:  metallic eyelash yarn, 1 ball Yarn Bee Gilt Eyelash in Sunspark used in sample

Using whatever method preferred, make a pom pom.

Attach on top with glue.


Looking for more Zippy patterns?

Loom Knit with Isela Phelps

Gettin' It Pegged!  with Bethany Daily

Knit Chat with Denise Layman

Knitting Board Blog





While items made from this pattern may be sold, this pattern is protected by copyright and may not copied, republished, or distributed without express permission of the designer.

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