Kiss Your Kids Pullover
This pattern accompanies a free video series. All of the necessary techniques are included in the videos so the pattern does not include elaborate technique descriptions. The pattern gives you the numbers for all sizes.
FINISHED CHEST SIZES: 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34"
TO FIT: 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs, 8 yrs, 10 yrs
Ages are approximate! We all know that kids grow at different rates. It is best to check the child's current chest measurement. Add 2" minimum to that measurement, increasing to 4" for the larger kids to get an ideal fit.
The instructions are presented with the multiple sizes like this: numbers for finished chest 20[20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34] will appear in that order, bracketed as shown.
YARN & GAUGE: 4 stitches/inch., using worsted weight [#4] yarn. This may be achieved on either the regular Kiss loom, usually with no washers or the small gauge using 2-4 washers. We all knit differently so don't take my word for it! Swatch, let the fabric rest and measure carefully. Your stitch gauge is critical to fit. Row gauge will probably be 5-6 per inch but is not so critical because we can adjust our row count easily for the body of the sweater. Adjusting the design for row gauge is included in the pattern.7 pages, $5
STEP IT UP SOCKS
Up your sock game with fairisle, intarsia and German short rows. Pattern is $5 and 8 pages.
In making these socks, you will step up your sock knitting skills to include fairisle and intarsia. Neither is difficult and they add so much to the project! This pattern is designed for use on the Kiss fg2 loom, though other looms that can match gauge and stitch count may be used. Top includes ribbing and fairisle. Foot includes intarsia and a small amount of ribbing to perfect fit. Detailed technique instructions are included. 4 possible fairisle designs are included.German short rows are recommended and fully described. Stitch count for small, medium, large, X-large circumference is 48(52, 56, 60). DK or sport weight yarn may be used. Fabric will be denser and thicker in sport weight yarn. Wool or wool blend yarn is preferred.
The yarn used was custom dyed by Serenity Yarns. Be certain your choices are colorfast. The main color for the sock top and foot top will be about two thirds of the yarn used, the heel and foot color about one third. Only a small amount of the color used for the fairisle in the sock top is needed
FIRST KISSABLE CABLED HAT
Designed especially for new Kiss loomers & a great first cable pattern
Pattern is $2.00 and will be delivered by Ravelry
Other suitable looms may be used. The loom is suitable if it has 48 pegs and can match one of the gauges given. The worsted weight version relies on 3.5 stitches/inch and the bulky version on 2.5 stitches/inch in stockinette. The dragon loom should work for the bulky version but I have not tested it
KISS LOOMERS: The samples were both made on a modular regular gauge with 48 pegs. Any regular or small gauge Kiss with a 48 peg circumference may be used. For regular gauge looms, use NO washers for the worsted weight [#4 yarn] version and about 5 for the bulky weight [#5 yarn] version. For small gauge looms, add about 3 washers to those numbers. In all cases, adjust your washer count to match the stitch gauge. SIZES: The worsted weight version finishes to a relaxed circumference of 14”, the bulky version to 18”. They are very stretchy so the smaller one will fit babies to children 8-10 years old. The larger one will fit big kids and adults. Assorted lengths are given so the hat will fit properly whether stretched or relaxed and to be variable to personal taste. A turned up brim is an option.
TOUCH OF TUNISIAN
WITH CABLES OF LOVE
Pattern is $5 and 8 pages and includes the Tunisian Cast on, German Short Rows and Cables
This pattern includes full instructions for cabling, German short rows and my own invention: The Tunisian Cast On which creates a lovely top edge. This pattern is designed for use on the Kiss fg2 loom, though other looms that can match gauge and stitch count may be used. Top includes ribbing and cables. Foot includes a small amount of ribbing to perfect fit. Detailed technique instructions are included. German short rows are recommended and fully described. Stitch count for small, medium, large, X-large circumference is 48(52, 56, 60). DK or sport weight yarn may be used. Fabric will be denser and thicker in sport weight yarn. Wool or wool blend yarn is preferred. The pattern is 8 pages long but don't assume that means it's difficult. It's not, just very detailed and fully illustrated.
Cable chart for Kiss sampler scarf. This pattern is presented in the free video series "Kiss Sampler Scarf Knit-along". The link is on the Kiss video index page.