The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to Loom Knit a Cabled Santa Hat







Cabled Santa Hat

Items Needed:
40 or 41 peg loom
looming hook
crafters needle
stitch holder

Terms:
CO: Cast On
EW: E-Wrap
P: Purl
4LCC: 4 Loop Left Cable Cross
D: Decrease
CC: Change Color Yarn
LT: Light Tan
R: Red


Circular: 40 or 41 peg loom: LT Yarn
EW CO 40 or 41 pegs
Row 1-20: EW40 or 41 pegs
Fold your cast on loops back onto the pegs to create a brim.
Row 21: CC R EW40 or 41 pegs
Row 22-24: P1, EW4, P1, EW2, P1, EW4, P1, EW2, P1, EW4, P1, EW2, P1, EW4, P1, EW2, P1, EW4, P1, (EW2 if you are working 40 pegs, EW3 if working 41 pegs.)
Row 25: P1, 4LCC, P1, EW2, P1, 4LCC, P1, EW2, P1, 4LCC, P1, EW2, P1, 4LCC, P1, EW2, P1, 4LCC, P1, (EW2 if you are working 40 pegs, EW3 if you are working 41 pegs)
Row 26-29: Repeat Row 22, 4 times.
Row 30: Repeat row 25
Row 31-34: Repeat row 22, 4times
Row 35: Repeat row 25
Row 36-39: Repeat row 22, 4times
Row 40: Repeat row 25
Row 41-44: Repeat row 22, 4times
Row 45: Repeat row 25
Row 46-49: Repeat row 22, 4times
Row 50: Repeat row 25
Row 51-54: Repeat row 22, 4times

Decrease by every other peg and draw string cast off all the pegs. Make a pom pom or tassel and attach to the top of the hat. Also if your yarn came in on the red and it was thinner than expected simply start after the brim and knit however many rows and line the hat lightly sewing in as a lining.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How To Loom Knit a Lion Pattern



This is an advanced pattern due to the techniques like the crocodile stitch on the looms, double e-wrap, and changing colors.

For $3 you get the pattern e-mailed to you as a PDF file, plus on the PDF is the private link to the youtube video tutorials on how to make the lion.

I used Lions Brand Thick and Quick yarn for this project. You will need 2 skeins of Tan, and 1 skein of Brown yarn. I used the Knifty Knitter 24 peg loom, but you can use any 24 peg loom to create this project, the size will vary depending on the gauge of the loom.

Plus feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the patten.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How to Loom Knit a Beard




Beard

Items:
24 peg loom
looming hook
crochet hook
crafters needle
1 skein of Lions Brand Homespun Yarn

Terms:
CO: Cast On
EW: E-Wrap
WT: Wrap and Turn
COF: Cast Off

24 peg loom: Flat
EW CO24 pegs
Row 1-3: EW24
Row 4: EW9, COF6, EW9
Row 5: EW9, CO6, EW9
Row 6: EW24
Row 7: EW17, WT, EW10, WT, EW9, WT, EW8, WT, EW7, WT, EW6, WT, EW17
Row 8: EW24
Row 9: EW24
COF
Tighten cast on so that the beard fits snug around the upper part of the face. This should fit  a woman and a mans face. If you do need a longer face area, simple go up to the 31 peg loom and use 28 pegs and do the same amount of rows, row 7 will just be EW19, WT, EW10 and so forth then at the end of the row EW19. This pattern allows you a base to also go about making a dwarf beard if you want. Simply cut long strips and fold them into the spaces and then style the strands.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

How to Loom Knit Adult Booties 2 types






Type 1 Adult Bootie
24 peg loom: Circular
DSCO 24 pegs
Row 1: EW24
Row 2: K12, P12
Row 3: K24
Row 4-26: Repeat rows 2-3 for larger size add more rows
Row 27: K12, P12
Row 28: (Working Heel) WT, K12, WT, P11, WT, K10. WT, P9, WT, K8, WT, P7, WT, K6, WT, P6, K7, K8, K9, K10, K11, K12, K13, K13.
Row 29-37: K24 (knit more rows if you are making a larger size.
At this point you can cast off, or do a nice stitch to create a cuff. After that you can sew up the toe and your done. 





Type 2 Adult Bootie

Boot:
DSCO 41 pegs
Row 1-6: EW
Row 7-9: P
Row 10-13: K
Row 14-21: D by 1 on each end K down to 25 or 24 pegs
At this point you can cast off, or do a nice stitch to create a cuff, or use 2 stitch holders and place your loops onto a 24 peg loom, if you have 25 pegs place an extra loop on one peg. Then you can go back to working circular and knit a nice cuff. After that you sew up the front of the boot and the bottom of the boot.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Drawing everyday for 90 days

For a write up on what this blog post is about, for several years at this point I have quite drawing, and if anyone has known me my entire life, it was a huge part of my life. So to have quit is never a good thing. I have chosen that I will not do any more commission drawings for anyone, no more trying to make my drawings a career, and start drawing for myself again. The reason being is I spent too much time trying to please others with my skill, and the disappointment and rejection that I got killed the love for me. I want to find the love again for my art. My challenge for the next 90 days is even if it is for only a couple of minutes, I am going to draw everyday for 90 days. In that 90 days I will post each day what I have achieved for the day. For the next 90 days this post will be added to everyday. My goal remove the anger and hatred in art and bring back the love and soul for me in it. Wish me luck!!! This evening I will post my first day.

November 6th Day 1:

Start off drawing my son for the 1st time. It was done in ball point pen. Had quite a bit of anxiety drawing, and also cried through the middle of it. Mostly because I haven't drawn my son til now and so many times from when he was born I wanted to draw him but never did until now.

November 7 Day 2:

Didn't really feel up to drawing, because yesterday was busy busy,  but decided add color to the 1st drawing of my son. I used Prismacolor colored pencil.

November 8 Day 3:

It seems I can never get to pumpkin carving til after Halloween, but this is the drawing for today. This carving feels better than last years and the year before last. Then again I am into owls right now pretty good.

November 9th Day 4:
 November 10th Day 5:


So far I have just been drawing straight out, no draw and oval then draw the lines where the features go, just drawing. Pen and ink yesterday and today. Want to start getting back into some color at some point. Also trying to work on less is more.

November 11th and 12th Day 6 and 7:
Rule of thumb, now that I have a child put away the drawings till you are working on them. The face was done on the 11th, and the wings were added on the 12th. I was going for a creepy owl woman illusion, but it just isn't flowing, since my son decided to put some purple stipple to it, I am going to call this idea a fail.

November 13th Day 8:
 So inspiration is getting hard right now for me. This was a dragon I was working with, it is actually a good dragon from working from my head. Normally not too good but this one came out. Will go back and work on adding color to it.

Inspiration used to be Pin-Ups but not really feeling the sexy in my soul anymore. Still love looking at pin-ups. Mermaids, Fairies, and Fantasy creatures used to be an inspiration when I was a teenager. But not really feeling the subject right now. Interests as of late for me are belly dancing, owls, dragons, and stuffed animals, no interest really in drawing belly dancers, I find that photos really do them justice. While I enjoy making stuffed animals don't know the point in drawing them. I like owls and think they are more of an inspiration, and while I love dragons they don't visually in my head come naturally to me. I will on the other hand probably try to play with working on dragons, as it will be a good challenge and work for me brain.

November 14th Day 9:

No drawing to show, I took my son to the doctor but drew a tree with crayons while we waited on the doctor to show.

November 15th  Day10:



Played with some drawing apps yesterday a lot. Figured why not try drawing on a tablet. It doesn't have the same feel as a pencil to paper for sure. Crazy thing is I do better drawing on the table with my right hand better than my left. I typically draw with my left. Not really inspiring on the tablet will probably go back to a more traditional method of drawing.

November 16th Day 11:
 This was me still playing with a drawing app, but working from a photo this time. Haven't gone through my super fancy program to do some more cool stuff with it but might get there at some point.


November 17th and 18th Day 12-13:


 So decided to spend a couple of days just shading in this dragon, working with images from my head instead of photos. I prefer it this way because I don't feel as though I am copying anything or anyone. Can't say I stole it if it came right out of my head. The dragon turned out really good for me, normally I am not very good at drawing dragons.

November 19th Day14:
Well the most I could do today was sketch a quick tree on paper with a crayon to encourage my son to draw on the fresh paper I taped onto the coffee table.

November 20th: Day15:
Really struggling to draw, just not inspired, having a hard time. The best I could do is work on a color works design of music notes and stuff for a loom knitting project

November 21st: Day 16:
Absolutely nothing so day 16 will have to be carried over to the next day. :-(

November 22nd Day16:

Decided to buy a new larger sketch pad with thick paper today, as well as decide that my inspiration will be owls for now and allow the flow to go from there. I have really resisted drawing lately, struggling, and going deeper inside myself to find out why I just don't want to. Honestly have been struggling with myself and my likes, dislikes, and personal feelings about myself. Used to believe that my soul and myself was very connected to my art when it was my choice to draw what I wanted. Sadly that sounds so stupid, but am beginning to wonder about how true that is. Art for me was always therapy, got what was inside out of me. So is it me? Is it my soul on paper? Maybe... I have been having troubles with soul searching and loving myself lately. But I will say I am obsessed with owls, not the silly pictures but the owls themselves. There is a certain wonder and soul to the expression in the eyes in them. Beautiful textures and fascinating essence. If I can capture that maybe I can recapture myself, flow from owls back to other things. Lets me how this goes. It certainly more internal work than I would have expected.

November 23rd Day 17:
Decided to sketch out my next drawing and am planning on adding color rather than just drawing in black and white.

November 24th Day 18:
 Here is the owl completed in marker, it has been so long since I have colored in marker that my fiance has never seen me draw in marker. For so long I have been sticking to black and white, feeling rather black and white, but I know me to be more colorful than that, it is time to add some color back to my soul. Time to find the vibrancy again.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

How to Loom Knit a Giraffe Pattern

Here is the link for the pattern on Ravelry. You can download the PDF immediately and on the PDF is the link to the private video. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/giraffe-30 

If you do not have a Ravelry Account here is a PayPal  link to get the pattern. When the purchase is finished it should take you automatically to the YouTube tutorial. You will receive the PDF later through e-mail.








Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to Loom Knit a Toddler/ Baby Sweater




Toddler Sweater
Size 18-24months

Items:
24 and 36 peg loom
looming hook
stitch holder
crafters needle
2 skeins of 4 ply yarn, in 2 contrasting colors

Terms:
CO: Cast On
EW: E-Wrap
K: Knit
P: Purl
D: Decrease
CC: Change Color
LC: Light Color
DC: Dark Color
LCOF: Loose Cast Off

Front and Back: Flat: 36 pegs
EW CO 36 pegs LC
Row 1: K36
Row 2: K1, P1, 18 times
Row 3: P1, K1, 18 times
Row 4-9: Repeat row 2 and 3
Row 10-18: CC DC, K36
Row 19-27: CC LC, K36
Row 28-43: Repeat rows 10-27
Row 44: CC DC, K
Row 45: D by 1 on each end, K all pegs
Row 46-51: Repeat row 44-45
Row 52: CC LC, K
Row 53: D by 1 each end, K all pegs
Row 54-59: Repeat row 52-53
Row 60-68: Repeat row 44-45
Put the loops on a stitch holder and repeat this again but you can leave the loops on the pegs and then after completing your sleeves you will add all the loops back to this loom. Move on to doing the sleeves next on the 24 peg loom.

Sleeves: Circular: 24 pegs
EW CO 24 pegs LC
Row 1: K
Row 2-9: K1 P1, 12 times
Row 10-18: CC DC, K
Row 19-26: CC LC, K
Row 27-34: Repeat rows 10-18
Row 35-42: Repeat rows 19-26
Row 43: CC DC start knitting flat: K24
Row 44: D by 1 on each end, K
Row 45-50: Repeat rows 43-44
Row 51: CC LC, K
Row 52: D by 1 on each end, K
Row 53-58: Repeat rows 51-52
Row 59-66: CC DC K
Place the 1st sleeve on a stitch holder, and repeat to maker the other sleeve.
Now lets put the front panel and sleeves onto the 36 peg loom. Start with putting a sleeve on by over lapping the 1st loop with the very end loop of the back panel. Then put the front panel loops on by over lapping the 1st peg with the end loop of the sleeve. Then put the other sleeve loops on making sure the 1st and last peg over lap by 1.
Now start the neck area of the sweater
Neck: Circular: 36 pegs
Row 1-15: DC K
Row 16-17: CC LC K
LCOF
Tighten all your cast ons, then sew up your sides and sleeves making sure your stripes line up evenly. Add an applique to the center if you would like. Your done!!!!

Note: If you would like the make a larger size for a 3T or 4T add 2 rows to each section of stripes to each size increase. Trick when you decrease that you only decrease the same amount of times as above.  If you want smaller, switch to the 31 peg loom for the body, keep the 24 peg loom. Also remove 2 rows for each stripe section, then calculate how many times you would need to decrease for all 4 sections to fit onto a 31 peg loom.