How to make a Loom Knit Bathmat – T-Shirt Yarn (CC Closed Captions)


– [Kristen] Today we’re
making a loom knit bathmat out of T-shirt yarn
here on GoodKnit Kisses. (soft piano music) Welcome to GoodKnit Kisses, we’re all about helping
you stitch your love and love your stitches. Today we’re making a loom knit
bathmat out of T-shirt yarn. You can outsource
it ourself online or you can make it yourself. Be sure and click on the
link in the description below in order to make it yourself
or to get the pattern with all the details
on supplies you need. So 195 yards is what you’ll
need for this project. It’s about a 14 inch by
22 inch size bathmat. It’s nice and squishy and thick and it’s really great
to sink your toes into after the shower, it’s like a
little massage on your feet. For the loom, you’re
just gonna need one. I’m showing a variety here. We’ve got a Boye
62 peg long loom and you need the front
and back rails like this. You can also use the Knifty
Knitter or old Provocraft. Also Loops & Threads and
the Hobby Lobby looms would work, as well, as
long they are 11/16″ spacing on the front. And you will need
your loom pick. You’re gonna want
a nice strong one because a T-shirt yarn
is nice and strong. If you do have a loom that
the pegs come out easily, you’ll want to make sure
that those are secure before you begin. Because the T-shirt yarn
can be a bit strong on it. You can cut a bit of T-shirt
yarn and put it in the hole and then push down on it and it will friction fit
it together really well. All right, let’s
begin on casting on. We will do the stitch,
also the stretchy bind-off to match the edges and
weave in the tails. All right, pause your
video, get your materials and I’ll see you soon. We’re gonna begin by
making a slip knot. Make it however you like,
I wrap mine over my finger. Put the back loop
over the front loop and do it one more time up and
over the tip of your finger. And place the tail on the
inside and we’re going to put on this very first
peg right here. I’m gonna Double E-Wrap Cast
on by wrapping peg two twice. So one, two and lift up and over to get that secured on there. And then we’re gonna do
that on the next two pegs. Okay. And after we have
these first four done, we’re gonna go back
to the third peg in, so skip the first two pegs and we’re going to E-Wrap
Cast on these three pegs here. So we’re gonna do these two
twice, or this peg twice. Pull it tight. It’s a little odd for
that first one across. Double E-Wrap the next one. And Double E-Wrap
this last one here. And then we’re gonna work
our way to the front rail, so we just did the back rail. We’re gonna go to
the next stitch here, so we’re creating a pattern, we’re gonna be going back
and forth in sets of three. So the beginning is going to
have four, as well as the end. So you’re just gonna
keep going down wrapping. Now, the way that we’re doing
it here is the exact way that you’re going to
repeat it on your way back, except we won’t be Double
E-Wrapping on the way back, we’ll just be wrapping it one
time and lifting up and over with the loop that’s
already on the peg. All right, so after we do
this three, you got it, you’re gonna go right
back to the back here and Double E-Wrap and continue. So in my pattern, I’m
doing 56 pegs casting on, which means that the last four
pegs where we’re gonna end are gonna be all the
way down at the end. These last four
pegs are going to be worked just how these ones are in order to get the
design the way I have it. There are some extra notes
if you wanna make something wider or something more
narrow and have it to where it doesn’t have this
little slipped edge on it. This little slipped edge
allows you to make two panels and then stitching
together to make it wider. Otherwise, you can
get this look here by making the four pegs on
just the front rail only, so whenever you
finished down here, you’re gonna have
four pegs here, go back and forth, back and
forth and then you’ll end with four pegs here instead
of going to the back and making four pegs here. You’ll see in just a moment
where I’m ending this one but it’ll be back here
to do the one that I made just like this one. All right, I think it looks
really pretty like that and I don’t mind this extra
little braided detail edge. All right, pause your video
and I’ll see you back up at the end to show you
how to finish wrapping, See you in a moment. Once you finished
out your pattern, you have the four
pegs at the end and our panel will
be a slipped panel, it’ll be a slip
stitch flat panel, so that means that the first
stitch will always get slipped. That means you don’t work it. So all you do is simply
start with the second peg and wrap it one time and
then go on to the next peg and E-Wrap one time
and continue on all the way down the line. And then when you’re ready,
you will knit them all ofF, so you’re gonna take the
bottom loop over the top loop and knit them off that way
and lock in the new stitch and you just continue
going back and forth until you’ve reached
the desired length. We’re going to speed up
and go onto the next step where you can see all the
knitting as it comes across, and you’ll see what
this looks like. All right, pause your
video, work on your project and I’ll see you in a moment. And this is what that pattern
looks like when it is all knit up into the
length that we want. You can see I’ve kind of
doubled that over here. And you can see it’s nice and
stretched out at the loom here but the true width is going
to be down at the beginning and it’s got that nice
stretchy cast on we had and you want to bind off
with the stretchy bind off. So you want to pause your
video and continue knitting just so you know
about how much I used, I did about 72 rows
which is about 22 inches and you can stop when you’ve
got about five yards left. If you don’t have
a measuring tape, eyeball the length
that you want to knit, stop when you have
about five yards left which is wrapping
around these pegs just like you did
back and then forth, so wrapping them twice so that you can get
enough length here. All right, so we’re gonna
begin on the next part with the stretchy bind-off. Pause your video and continue
knitting until you’re ready. See you in a moment. For the stretchy bind off
on this particular panel, it will have the same
repeat throughout except on the very end
we are going to treat these last few
stitches different than you may have seen before. So stay tuned for that part. So let’s begin on our bind
off by knitting the second peg so you just E-Wrap
that and knit off. And move the second peg to the
first peg and knit that off. And then you’re gonna
want to E-Wrap peg one and knit off. And now you can move
that to the empty peg. And you bound off one peg. We’re gonna repeat that
on the remaining ones on this little set here. So E-Wrap peg two, knit it off, move it over to the left, knit it off, work this
stitch one more time and that gives it the stretch. So E-Wrap again and then move it. And repeating. E-Wrap peg two. Knit that off. Move it over. Knit it off and then E-Wrap again. And that way that peg each
stitch gets worked twice and that’s what builds the
stretch into your panel. You can see that the width
of this is still gonna be the width of one of these
triple rib stitch areas here. And now we want to move across. Now, you don’t have
to move this over, it’s redundant, you don’t
need to actually move it to this empty peg here ’cause
it’s right across the way. So we want to E-Wrap that
next peg on the back side because it’s in the
same sequential order. We’re still going in
order as we did before so we’re just gonna work that, knit it off. You’re still moving
the two to the one ’cause your numbers just
keep shrinking down here, so we’re just gonna keep
calling ’em a two and a one or a one and a two. So knit it off, work the stitch
again with an E-Wrap, and now you can move this
one over to the other side to make it easier, okay? And then now we still work with
working our next stitch over we work the two. Move it to the one. And I think you get the idea. Knit that off. Okay. And E-Wrap again. And move the stitch over. Okay. So it’s going to make
it nice and stretchy, it will follow the
same pattern as here. I want you to go ahead and
work all your stitches down until you get to the
last three stitches. Pause your video and
I’ll see you soon. All right, I’m on the
last four stitches really it’s the last
three we’re worried about but I wanted you see that
I’m doing the last four in this set that finishes
up that last rib stitch with the slip
stitch on the back. And I want to go our two peg and knit that off. So we E-Wrap and move it just as we normally do. And knit this one off. And go ahead and
E-Wrap knit again and then we move it. And before we do anything else, I want you to pick up
this middle peg here, so we have three left, pick up the middle peg, all right, and I’ll pick
up the end peg and move it to where you just
lifted off that stitch. And now replace the
stitch on there, so we have two over one and we’re just going to knit
the bottom over the top. Now we only have two pegs left. And now you’re gonna work
this peg here as your two peg just as you did before. E-Wrap, knit it off, pick it up and move it over, knit that off. And now we wanna
E-Wrap that again. That’s the last time. Okay. And now, this loop
here that’s left, you just pull it out a bit, give yourself enough for a tail, take your scissors
and trim it off and pull that loop
all the way through and you can now take
it fully off the loom. And you’ve got a tail
that needs to be woven in. Let’s weave that in together. Okay, we’re going to
use a tapestry needle to weave in our tails. You can use a crochet hook but
I prefer the tapestry needle. So we’re gonna tread that on,
make sure it’s a nice wide eye that you can get
your strand through and you see where my knot was, I’m just gonna go ahead and
make sure that’s nice and tight and I’m going to go where this, you see, where this is kinda
bumped out a little bit, this is where my last knot is and I’m gonna go into this
first slip stitch here and pull down and then that’s
gonna pull my tail in nicely and it finishes off
that edge detail. And then I can come up through
one of these loops here, come around and
follow the pattern. Oops. And then pull that on through and then pull that through. Okay, and so we’re just gonna go and follow these stitches
up and around here. So we’re just gonna pick a spot, make sure I’m all the way
through that loop and come down. I wanna try and get it
all the way up to here. Okay. All right, now when
I’m up to this area where this purl section is, I can start following
the purls down and so I want to go
around where we have these what we call like an umbrella
and then this is a smile here. So I wanna go down and follow
this little smile here. So I wanna go down
underneath this loop here. And then follow this around,
this little smile and go up. And what it does is it
follows the pattern, I need to make sure I’m
getting a full loop. The harder part with
weaving in the tails on this T-shirt yarn is
’cause we wanna make sure we go through the entire loop, so we may have to kind of
mess that stitch a bit. There we go, I found it. There we go. Now, when I go around it, you see how it laps
over that other stitch and you really can’t see it? So you wanna kinda
play around with this, this is a good one to do
if you’re at a craft meetup or something and then
you can do all your tails while you just sit there instead of doing something
a little more difficult. So I just like to go and
find those little smiles and umbrellas and find my
way around the yarn here and get it stitched in nicely. Then you’re just going to, once you’ve got a few inches in, then you’re just gonna clip
that off with your scissors and do that on the other side. This is 100% machine washable. It’s going to be really durable. You can have a separate rug hold that goes underneath it. And then you can
just remove that. They’re separate but it keeps
it together really well, so you wanna remove
it before you wash. You can cut it back
about an inch around, so an inch smaller on all sides and then that way you won’t
see it from the top side. There’s also spray adhesive
and things like that you can use for rug holds,
but I don’t like that because I don’t think
they’re as washable for as an extended period
of time, like this one is. I hope you enjoy
making your bathmat with a nice squishy edges and getting your
toes all in there. I really enjoyed making
mine, I can’t wait to use it. And if you enjoyed this video, be sure and click on
the comments below and let us know what
you liked about it, did you make your own T-shirt
yarn or did you buy some? Let us know where you go it, I’m sure it would help your
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and happy knitting and crochet. Bye-bye!

14 thoughts on “How to make a Loom Knit Bathmat – T-Shirt Yarn (CC Closed Captions)

  • ¡¡Buenas tardes desde España!!
    Hace poco te encontré en YouTube y desde entonces he visto con admiración tus proyectos. ¡¡Me encantan!!
    Lástima que no entienda tu idioma, porque me encantaría hacer alguno de tus preciosos trabajos.
    Tal vez ¿sería posible subtitular en parte tus videos?
    Ojalá! Gracias por compartir tu talento.
    Saludos afectuosos desde España.

  • For more instruction on the triple rib stitch with slower tutorial step by step visit the tutorial here https://youtu.be/cG-m9kimxiM

  • To make T-shirt yarn try this video! Measure to 1 1/4” – 1 1/2” widths before cutting. https://youtu.be/RALBCAGmYKQ

  • How would you make this with two colors? Like one side is blue and flipped over the jumps are pink?

  • Why would do only a few and then skip all the way to the end with it finished. I have no idea what you did and it just left me hanging. Why bother to do a video that people like me can't follow.

  • Timestamps below (click to jump):
    1:45 Cast-On; get yarn on loom
    5:15 Row instructions (same each row just repeat each row. Same in both directions)
    7:17 Start bind off; get yarn off loom
    10:26 Last 4 stitches; how to finish

  • Make a wider rug! Just make as many panels you want in the same length. Then sew together using this seaming technique video https://youtu.be/ii-8OZF5tKU

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