Tuesday, May 31, 2016
If you're looking for a quick on-the-go project that is both fun to make and very useful, the little 4 inch diameter Scrubadubby is the project for you. It is made using one strand of Red Heart Scrubby yarn and one strand of 100% cotton yarn of your choice on a 5/8 inch gauge 20 peg CinDWood Loom. The pattern includes a chart for adapting the scrubby for anything from 12 to 24 pegs.
When used alone the RH Scrubby is not absorbent, but adding a strand of cotton yarn results in a scrubbing pad that is both absorbent and has scrubbing power. Also, using variegated cotton with a matching color of Scrubby always results in a surprising and colorful outcome. One of the Ravelry Loom Knitter's group members described the Scrubadubby as looking like an exotic cactus.
The Scrubadubby has become my go to project to make, stash and give as little gifts to friends and family. Quick, mindless and addictive!! I’ll bet you can’t make just one.
The pattern is offered as a free download on Ravelry: Scrubadubby.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I'm always playing with new techniques and one of my recent ones is a loom knit translation of a needle knit cast on called, Italian Tubular Cast On. This cast on is excellent for single ribbing (k1/p1) on hats, mittens, socks or sweaters. It produces a stretchy edge that has a "rolled" appearance with an indiscernible beginning. Below are photos of the finished cast on. Also, a complete tutorial may be found here: Italian Tubular Cast On for the Round Loom.