Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Zippy Master Set by KB and Shades of Grey Pillow Pattern

Great news for fans of super fast, chunky knits!  Authentic Knitting Board has released a new Zippy Loom Master Set!  This set includes everything you need to make anything you want with super bulky and jumbo yarn in the round, flat panels, and even double knit!


  • 4 Zippy Looms
  • 4 corners with pegs - creates a 20 peg round loom
  • 4 L-shaped corner connectors - creates a 16 peg round loom
  • 2 straight connectors for double knit - creates a 16 peg long loom/rake
  • 4 connectors - connects the 4 looms for a 16 peg straight loom

If you already have some Zippy looms, you can just make a larger round loom or a longer double knit rake.

4 projects are included as well.  But don't worry...  You are not limited to just 4 patterns.  Lots of free patterns are on the KB Blog as well a freebie right here!

Shades of Grey Pillow

Shades of Grey Pillow is made with the pieces included in the Master Set.  One side is purls with 4 columns of knit.  The other side is seed stitch.  Works up quickly and makes a nice decor piece.

Loom:  Zippy Loom Master Set

Yarn:  126 yrds of jumbo yarn - 6 skeins of Loops & Threads Biggie in Dark Gray used in sample

Notions:  Loom tool, 20" pillow form

Size:  approx. 20" square

Gauge:  3.5 stitches x 6 rows = 4"


K:  Knit
P:  Purl
S:  Slip
Rep:  Repeat

Pattern Notes:

Slip - bring working yarn behind the peg to the next peg leaving that peg unworked.  Work next peg as instructed.

When working the knit stitch on the even rows of the Front Panel, be sure to keep that stitch loose so the stitch will be tall enough for 2 rows.


Set up loom for the 20 peg square configuration using 4 looms and 4 corners.

Front Panel

Cast on 19 pegs using e-wrap cast on.

Row 1:  *P3, S1, rep from * 3 times, P3
Row 2:  *P3, S1, rep from * 3 times, P3

Rep rows 1 - 2 until piece is approximately 21" long

Bind off  using the basic bind off method.  Weave in ends.

*see below for alternate instructions for Front Panel for those who don't like so many purls...

Back Panel

Cast on 19 pegs using e-wrap cast on.

Row 1:  *K1, P1, rep from * until last stitch, K1
Row 2:  *P1, K1, rep from * until last stitch, P1

Rep rows 1 - 2 until piece is same length as front panel

Bind off using the basic bind off method.  Weave in ends.


Place both panels together with right sides facing each other.

Seam the 2 together leaving approximately 10" gap on one edge.

Turn inside out so right sides are now on the outside.

Place pillow form inside.

Seam the opening.

*Don't like so many purls?

Alternate instructions for Front Panel

These instructions are for working the wrong side facing forward and the right side facing away from the knitter.

S1 WYF:  slip 1 working yarn in front is done by lifting the loop off the peg, bring the working yarn between the stitch and peg, and placing the loop back on the peg so that the working yarn is in front of the stitch but still behind the peg.  Work next stitch as directed.

Row 1:  *K3, S1 WYF, rep from * 3 times, K3
Row 2:  *K3, P1, rep from * 3 times, K3

Continue instructions for Front Panel.

Pattern written by Renita Harvey.  Pattern may not be reproduced in any manner without express permission of the designer.