Knit, Crochet, and Looming patterns

Knitting, crochet, machine, and looming patterns.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Convertible Mitten Pattern

This is my latest pattern for the Knifty Knitter or In The Attic knitting looms. This convertible mitten was made on the small blue Knifty Knitter loom. It has an attached top that lets you uncover your fingers to make it easier to do things that you couldn't normally do with a regular mitten, and then the top flips back over to keep those fingers warm again.

As always, the price for this pattern is only $1.99 and I accept PayPal as payments. Email me at for info and I will get it out to you.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Crocheted Reusable Swiffer Cloth

This pattern is for a crocheted reusable Swiffer Cloth. Why keep spending all that money on them when they can be made very easily and cheaply and reused over and over? It's thickness, ribs, and the stitch used make it really hold onto that dirt/hair/dust/etc better than the throwaway things they charge you unreal amounts for. :-) It can be used wet or dry, and can even be adapted to use on the WetJet.

The pattern is $1.99 and will be delivered by email as a PDF file. I will accept Paypal and money orders for this pattern. For more information, email me at .

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Frustrated by the Singer Deluxe Knitting Machine?

I've seen alot of people complaining online about the Singer Deluxe Knitting Machine not working at all and being a piece of junk, etc etc etc. So...being the inquisitive person that I am, I had to get one and see what all the trouble was. :-) Of course I didn't pay full price for it (Gotta love those Joann coupons!), and since it also has claw weights that can be used on my Ultimate Sweater Machine, I thought of that as a cool bonus, w00t!

I figured out how to work this machine and even remembered to take a few pics to help things along. It's really simple once you've tried it, and it may just retrieve that machine out of the garbage.
First, do NOT thread the yarn through the tension thingy on the side of the machine. Only thread it through the top wire as shown in this picture.

Then thread the yarn through the bottom hole of the carriage, and place the 2 levers as shown...left one up, right one down.

Now follow the directions in the booklet on attaching the "hem" and weights, which is to put every other needle in front working position and the remaining needles in non-working position with all latches open. Knit one row and hang the little plastic hem and weights on this. Also, instead of tying the yarn to the weight, simply hook a clothespin on it, which will weigh down the end enough to make the next row smoothly. Make sure to always have enough yarn taken out of the skein to go across the row, and let the yarn slide through your fingers. Do not put tension on the yarn, just kinda guide it.

Once this is done, place all needles into the working position as shown in this picture. The tops of the needles should match up with the little row of embossed dots on the machine bed.
Keep knitting back and forth and eventually you'll have something that looks like this. Ok, it may not look exactly like this since I tried getting a little fancy on a few places in this sample. ;-)

Remove from the machine using a crochet cast off or remove as instructed in the book.

Main things to remember:
Do not use the tension on the side of the carriage, only use your fingers, the top metal hole in the wire, and the bottom hole on the carriage.

Line up top of needles with the embossed dots on the machine after the cast-on row.

Weight is important. You may wish to add a little more if you can.

Knit slowly and not try to knit overly fast with this machine.

Have fun!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

First 2 Patterns

Here are the first 2 patterns for the Knifty Knitter or In The Attic knitting looms. The first is for a pair of socks that actually look and feel like socks and not slippers! As you know, the KK/ITA looms are a larger gauge, which makes it difficult to make things with a single strand of yarn. This pattern proves that it can be done. This pattern is $1.99. The sample was made with Red Heart Strata Self-Striping yarn.

The second is for a towel topper/dishcloth set in a honeycomb pattern. It is very pretty and useful and quick to do. This pattern set includes 2 patterns and is $1.99.

I accept Paypal as payment for these patterns. Email me at for more info on how to obtain these patterns.