Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Loom knit snowflakes, a lesson in I-cord bind off

When I posted Boo-Ella I promised to follow up on the new technique I developed for the ruffled edge of her skirt which I call the I-cord bind off. It is really very easy to do and creates a nice picot edge that could be used on baby items or any place you want a little added decoration.

Since I've had a number of folks email me asking for the snowflake pattern, I decided to design a snowflake that incorporates the I-cord bind off on the outer edge. I knitted Snowflakes on the Loom last year, but this snowflake design is very different from those. They were made using short row shaping and the new one is made completely in the round on the 12 peg Knifty Knitter flower loom. I never posted the instructions for those snowflakes, because they were actually a translation of a needle knitted design from a book, Knitted Snowflakes. The new snowflake is not only my original design, it is much quicker and easier to make; plus you have a mini-lesson, free pattern and a finished project all rolled into one. The pattern is located here and is posted under Pattern Box in the right sidebar. Hopefully, you will enjoy making and displaying these as much as I did designing them for you.

7 comments:

Dora Renee' Wilkerson said...

These look great!

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talented ideas. Your things are always inspiring! emory-lady

Jenny Stark said...

Brenda, those are beautiful. I am going to try making these next month! Thanks for sharing your wonderful patterns with us : )

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Thank you! I've got several more snowflake designs that I need to test. Hopefully, I will add at least one more later. Right now I've got a Thanksgiving project that needs to be completed.

BTW, I applied a minor correction to the original snowflake pattern this evening (11/9). I had left a step off on the row 3 sequence.

rndhud said...

I absolutely love your patterns! Thanks so much for your generousity. These look great!

craftycountrymomma said...

I just came across your blog and I love it, I am also a Loom Knitter and posted some of my work om my blog. I like the snowflakes and I wam going to try and make them I was woundering how hard is it to do?

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Craftycountrymomma - I'm so glad you like my blog. Nothing on my blog is difficult, but some things require knowledge of certain techniques. With the snow flakes, you'll need to be familiar with the drawstring cast on (directions in right sidebar), the I-cord bind off (described on my blog) and how to do a K2tog. Just email me directly if you run into problems. BTW - I love your blog.