Friday, December 24, 2010

Amish Loom Afghan

Should you have asked Santa for an Amish Loom to try your hand at loomed knitting (weaving), here is a great pattern to get you started. Have a happy and safe holiday!
SIZE: One Size
About 32 x 35 in. (81.5 x 89 cm), not including fringe

• 790-395 Lion Brand Homespun Yarn: Meadow 1 Ball (A)
• 790-312 Lion Brand Homespun Yarn: Edwardian 1 Ball (B)
• Amish Loom
• Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (for casting off and fringe)
• Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

5 1/2 single wraps = 4 in. (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the
gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials
specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4
in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a
larger size hook or needles.

Follow instructions provided in the Loom manual for how to cast on, join new color
and cast off.

With A and using all pegs, cast on. Following loom manual directions for Single Wrap method, work 16 rows with A.
Change to B. Continuing to work Single Wrap, work 6 rows with B.
Change to A and work 18 rows.
Change to B and work 9 rows.
Change to A and work 18 rows.
Change to B and work 4 rows.
Change to A and work 22 rows.
Cast off loosely.

Cut 2 strands of yarn about 27 in. (68.5 cm) long. Hold strands together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of piece, forming a loop. Pull ends of fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten. Make 46 fringe along each end of Afghan. Knot end of each fringe. Weave in ends.

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