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« on: July 13, 2004 06:55:16 PM »

ever wanted a pillow knit to feel like shag carpeting?  no?  never mind then.  but i made one when i learned the loop stitch on vacation two weeks ago and i think it's the funnest thing ever.  the back is just a diagonally knit increase/decrease square.
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to make the loop stitch:
cast on any number of stitches.
row 1: knit.
row 2: k1, *insert needle through next stitch, yo, then wrap the yarn around two(or more) fingers of your left hand.  pull the two loops made through the stitch onto the righthand needle.  transfer them back to the lefthand needle and k2tog.*
repeat rows one and two for pattern.
i don't recommend knitting continental style with this pattern because of the need to use the left hand as the loop holder, though i'm sure it can be done.  i tried the version of the loop stitch that appeared in SnB, but i found this one in an old book and it tends to be much firmer and easy to execute.  be sure and overestimate the amount of yarn for your project as well 'cause this sucker ate a pretty chunk out of my junk acrylic collection, which i was happy about.
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2004 06:45:27 AM »

what a COOL looking pillow! It is gorgeous! It looks like the most comfortable thing ever, too!

What size needles did you use? I am always worried that the stuffing will come out of my pillows so i dont make knitted ones. But you have inspired me!

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2004 08:18:37 AM »

ooh, so soft and cushy looking!  cute cute cute! 

thanks for the pattern too, i might have to give that a try...
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2004 12:43:10 PM »

i used a size 8 needle, but i also used a pillow form inside of it.  i believe it's 10"x10".  i had a spare one hanging around which is why i made the pillow in the first place.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2004 09:41:42 AM »

I love the loopies! 

I am a continental knitter, and I'm kind of set in my ways.  What was the problem with the loop stitch in SnB?
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2004 08:24:13 AM »

the loop stitch in SnB takes one row to make loops and two to firm it up.  with this stitch you could really do the loop row and get loops on both sides and still retain the integrity of the fabric.  i guess it's just a personal preference.
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