The much awaited moment has finally arrived! It has been months in the making and designing of these corners. Coming up with different ideas that would fit and perform as desired. Was very lucky to be one of the team members who helped designed aka dream these corners. I have enjoyed playing with them over the past couple of months.
It allows us to make circular items in super bulky gauge, such as the in vogue-bulky knits that are hitting the runway right now.
It allows to create larger panels without having a 5 foot long knitting loom--dreaming up chunky blankets!
Being part of the designing team allowed me to give input on the ease of assembly. I wanted an item that I could assemble easily, without having to wrestle the knitting loom down on the ground to fit the pieces together. I also wanted to have markers that will allow me to clearly "see" how I needed to assemble them. I also imagined a corner that was sturdy enough that will hold its own, meaning, a piece that won't break by being only "1" peg.
Assembling the Zippy loom with corners has never been so simple! The corners are sturdy enough to maneuver without worrying about breaking, yet light weight to keep the knitting loom still a comfortable weight. Assembling is truly a matter of sliding and hearing it "pop" into place. Removing it is also that simple, slide it out of the groove the opposite way that it went in.
You can purchase your very own set of corners now at kblooms.com! Grab a set and let me know what you make with your circular Zippy!
And because I cannot tell you about a new loom without a pattern, here are two quick and easy patterns to try out on your new Zippy Corners! Slipped Purl Cowl & Chills Away Cowl.
Time to go Blog Hopping and check out the other fun patterns for the Zippy Corners!
Yarn: 80 yards of Super Bulky wool. Malabrigo Rasta, shown in Abril was used in sample (less than 1 skein).
Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle
Gauge: 5 sts x 7 rows= 4 inches
Slwyb=Slip with yarn back. Skip peg with yarn towards the back of the peg.
Set up knitting loom as shown on this picture: Use 1 connector to connect 2 zippy looms together, repeat with the other 2 Zippy looms. Place corners at each end of the two rails. Slide the remaining two Zippys at each end, connecting them to the rails with the corners.
Cast on 28 sts using the ewrap cast on.
Round 1: *p6, k1; rep from * to the end of rnd.
Round 2: *p6, sl1wyb; rep from * to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnd 1 and Rnd 2 until about 30 inches of yarn remain.