Well, it’s been a little while since I originally converted the Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown to a loom knitting pattern. In that time, I have gotten better at loom knitting and learned to needle knit.
This has resulted in my being able to improve on the conversion to make it more like the original. Without any further ado… here is the updated version.
Ten Stitch Blanket for Loom Knitters
This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. There is no sewing together needed. All joining together is done as you go.
Ten Stitch Blanket
This pattern can be made on any gauge loom (with a minimum of 11 pegs) which is appropriate for your yarn. The pattern is written for 10 stitches at a time. This pattern can become a dishcloth, or a King Size Afghan. You can carefully plan out every color of every row, or you can let it all come together as you work it. This is your project and it can be anything you want it to be.
I contacted Frankie Brown and requested permission to convert her amazing pattern to a loom knit version. She agreed! Thank you Frankie Brown! As stated on the original needle knit pattern – patterns are for personal use only and should not be used to knit items for sale. The original pattern can be found HERE.
K = u-wrap stitches
SK= skip (do not work this peg)
HS= half stitch: The yarn is brought around the back of the peg to the front of the peg above the existing loop. The wrap stops in front, half-way around the peg, so it is now ready to start the next row.
W&T = Wrap and Turn: lift existing loop(s) off of peg, wrap the working yarn around the back of the peg to the front. Place existing loop(s) back on peg on top of the loop you just created. When you come to a peg that has been wrapped and it is time to knit it over, you will knit all 3 stitches over 1.
SL= Slip Stitch (in this pattern we will simply skip this stitch by running yarn behind the peg.
Pick Up and Knit 1 = Place both loops of edge stitch on peg 11 and knit over. This is always done between a SL and PSSO in this pattern.
PSSO = Place loop from picked up stitch on peg 10. Knit existing loop (skipped stitch) over new loop.
Chain Cast on 10 pegs (from peg 10 to peg 1 so that your working yarn is between peg 1 and 2)
Row 1: SK peg 1, K pegs 2 – 9, HS peg 10
Row 2: P pegs 9 – 2, HS peg 1
Rows 2 – 18, repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have completed 9 garter ridges
Now work a double corner (meaning you will work the entire corner section two times) see Row By Row Corner Instructions below.
That was the hardest part! From now on, you only work the corner section one time at each turn.
Now, work back along the side of the original 9 garter ridges attaching your strip as you go, by following this simple two row pattern:
Row 1: SK peg 1, K pegs 2 – 9 , SL peg 10, Pick up and Knit 1 stitch (on peg 11)from the side of the knitting (there should be a side stitch there already), PSSO
Pick Up Stitch
Place Picked Up Stitch on Peg 11, Place working yarn behind peg peg and in front of peg 11.
Knit off Picked Up Stitch
Place new loop on Peg 10 and knit bottom loop over the top loop (PSSO)
Row 2: P pegs 9 – 2, HS peg 1
When you reach the next corner, work a single corner (corner part 1 and corner part 2 worked one time each) and carry on along the next side.
That’s it! Now just keep going until you are bored or run out of yarn. When you are ready to end, just do a basic bind off. Depending on where you decide to stop, the finished blanket will be a square, a rectangle, or neither of the above with a sticky-out bit on one side. This is nice and easy knitting with an occasional corner to keep you interested so have fun with it.
Row by Row Instructions for the Corner
Corner Part 1:
Row 1: Skip peg 1, knit pegs 2 – 9, wrap & turn peg 10
Row 2: P pegs 9 – 2, hs peg 1
Row 3: Knit pegs 2 – 8, wrap & turn peg 9
Row 4: Purl pegs 8 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 5: Knit pegs 2 – 7, wrap & turn peg 8
Row 6: Purl pegs 7 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 7: Knit pegs 2 – 6, wrap & turn peg 7
Row 8: Purl pegs 6 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 9: Knit pegs 2 – 5, wrap & turn peg 6
Row 10: Purl pegs 5 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 11: Knit pegs 2 – 4, wrap & turn peg 5
Row 12: Purl pegs 4 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 13: Knit pegs 2 – 3, wrap & turn peg 4
Row 14: Purl pegs 3 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 15: Knit peg 2, wrap & turn peg 3
Row 16: Purl peg 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 17: wrap & turn peg 2, half stitch peg 1
Complete Corner Part 1
Corner Part 2:
Row 18: wrap & turn peg 2 (peg 2 will now have 3 loops on it), half stitch peg 1
Wrap Peg 2
Row 19: knit peg 2 (lift all 3 loops over as one), wrap & turn peg 3
Knit over all loops on peg 2
Row 20: purl peg 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 21: knit pegs 2 – 3, wrap & turn peg 4
Row 22: purl pegs 3 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 23: knit pegs 2 – 4, wrap & turn peg 5
Row 24: purl pegs 4 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 25: knit pegs 2 – 5, wrap & turn peg 6
Row 26: purl pegs 5 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 27: knit pegs 2 – 6, wrap & turn peg 7
Row 28: purl pegs 6 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 29: knit pegs 2 – 7, wrap and turn peg 8
Row 30: purl pegs 7 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 31: knit pegs 2 – 8, wrap and turn peg 9
Row 32: purl pegs 8 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Row 33: knit pegs 2 – 10 (Yes, knit peg 9 with 3 loops and peg 10 with 2 loops)
Row 34: purl pegs 9 – 2, half stitch peg 1
Now for the BIG surprise. I hope this helps … http://youtu.be/LxaVYGf-jxU
For help with color patterns and planning out the appearance of you Ten Stitch Blanket – see this post.
Amanda Pratt also made a video on the 10 Stitch Blanket done on the loom. She made a slightly different variation that many have enjoyed. You can find her version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg_Pp278EKQ