LOOM KNITTING Coaster Mug Rug Any Loom with 19 pegs Round or Long

– Hi my Looma let me show you
how to make this super cute, super easy and quick to make mug rugs. They look great on both
sides have this Baha looking fringes, which I love
and you can make them in whatever color you like. I love these for gifts. You have a cool space for
your utensil or tea bag and your mug. For a complete list of
supplies and more information visit the website. All right, let’s get started. You’re going to need your 24
peg loom and approximately 26 yards of cotton yarn. We’re knitting with a single strand and I’m going to secure
mine to the anchor peg with a simple knot. You can do a slip knot if
you’re more comfortable, and then we’re going to wrap 19 pegs. (relaxing music) We are knitting flat so
when you get to peg 19, get ready to turn direction. Take the working yarn and
you’re going to place it above the existing loop on peg 19. And with your hook knit
off and it’s gonna do this funky little thing right here. Don’t worry about that. Take the working yarn
to the back and you see that it creates a knot and
you’re going to bring that Knot as close to the peg as you can and tighten the stitch, you see. And now we’re going to
take the yarn again, turn around turn direction,
put it above the existing loop, take the hook over the top, and knit off. And this is a flat
version of the knit stitch because the yarn is being
placed flat on the peg. This can be a tight stitch for some folks, if this is uncomfortable for
you, then feel free to use the Uwrap version of the knit stitch. For me, especially on this
first row, I find it best to use this flat version of the knit stitch. Again, you just place your yarn
flat over the existing loop and then knit off. (inspiring music) Here is an example of a Uwrap
you half wrap and knit off, and half wrap and knit off. (inspiring music) Once you’re finished
knitting those 19 pegs, you’re done with the cast on
and you’re ready for row one, where you’re basically
just going to knit the row. This time I’ll be using the Uwrap version of the knit stitch. Now I’m gonna turn around
’cause I’m turning direction and I’m going to half wrap and knit off. Because I’m using the Uwrap
version of the knit stitch. On this project like many others that I do I will use the Uwrap or
the flat interchangeably. It’s not a big deal. You can use either one, whatever
is more comfortable for you just don’t use the eWrap on this project. You can also use the true knit stitch. I’m not a fan, but you
can use that one too. (inspiring music) When you finish knitting
those 19 stitches, you’re then ready for row two. For that row, you’re
going to have borders. So you’re going to knit two purl 15 and end with two knit stitches. To help me remember that
I have to knit stitches at the beginning and the end,
I’ve added this rubber band right here and stretched
it at the beginning and at the end of the row. You don’t need to do this. It’s optional. And then you can remove the
knot off the anchor peg, you don’t need it anymore,
your yarn is now secure. And to leave this on
would be a big problem. So, take it off, and then we’re
ready to start with the row. So we’re going to do
two knit stitches here, and I’m using as you
can see a flat stitch, but you could do a Uwrap. Like I said, I use them interchangeably and it doesn’t really matter. When you’re done with that. Then you take the working
yarn and you put it under the existing loop and
take your hook from the top, scoop up that working
yarn and you’re gonna create a new loop. There it is. Okay, now you’re going
to take off the old loop that’s on the peg and sometimes
it needs a little help. So I’m going to use my hook
and then take the new loop. And you’re going to put
it where the old one was, and pull the working yarn
to tighten that loop. All right, let’s do it again. Because we need 15 purl stitches. So I scoop up and create my new loop. Take my old loop off, put
my new loop on, and I pull. And I keep going. Remember that you need 15 purl
stitches, and then you’ll end that row with your knit stitch. So continue to knit until
you’ve done 15 purl stitches. (inspiring music) End the roll with those two knit stitches. (inspiring music) Then rows three, four
and five are super easy. All you gonna do is knit those three rows. (upbeat music) After you’re done
knitting those three rows of knit stitches, you’re
done with row five, and you’re ready for six, which
is basically the same thing, you’re gonna knit a row, but
this time you have the option to change the color of
your yarn like I did. So pick your favorite
color, I picked yellow, and I’m going to go
ahead and get my scissors because I need to cut the existing color. And I’m left about two
inches worth of long tail. And then I got the
contrasting primary color and I’m going to do a slip knot. Now you can change colors,
using whatever technique works best for you. I’m gonna put this slip knot
it’s my new favorite method to change color and I
put it on that first peg and tighten it and then make a knot. I’m using a basic knot and I
make sure it’s nice and tight. And then I make a second not. Again, you don’t have to use this method. This is just my new favorite thing. Then go ahead and knit
off because we’re going to do a row of knit
stitches, tighten that up. And then when I’m getting
ready to do that second one, I’m gonna bring the old color
and put it over the new color. And I’m sorry, there’s not a big contrast. So again, you could
see where I overlapped. I put the new color over my
working yarn, my new color, and then I’m gonna go ahead
and knit off that second peg. And it’s only because I
want it to show up that way. Now, all I have to do is finish my row, I’ve done two remember
there’s 19 so 17 more stitches and my row is finished. And then you’re ready for
rows seven, and eight, which is basically one role
of knit and one row of purls with your knit stitch edges. And of course, you guys should know, that is a Garter Stitch right. One row of knit one row of purls. So you’re gonna continue
that Garter Stitch for rows nine through 30. You’re gonna do in that order
row seven, then row eight, 11 more times for a total of 30 rows. So row seven, then row
eight 11 more times. So I just want to emphasize
that your row of purls stitches includes two knit stitches
at the beginning and the end. So you’re gonna turn around,
do your two knit stitches, then start the purl, and
then you’re alternating a row of knit a row of purls. One direction knit one direction purl. Don’t forget your knit
stitch edges on the purl row. Once you’re done, you’re
ready for rows 31 through 33 Well all you gonna do is knit the row. But first, you can decide
if you want to change the color of your yarn again. I cut the working yarn
and get my secondary color and make a slip not. Remember you can use any color
changing method you prefer. This is the new one I like. So I make this slip not with my beige yarn and I put it on my peg that
I’m gonna knit on and I tighten both of those stitches right. And then I’m going to use a
simple knot to connect these to secure the two yarns and
once I know they’re nice and tight and close, I go
ahead and do a second knot and then I start the
process of knitting off. Now I should have brought the yellow yarn over the white one when I
went to do the second peg, but I didn’t. So I’m hoping you guys
remember to do that right? And then just go ahead and knit your row. Don’t forget that you
need to do three rows of the knit stitch. All right, so keep knitting. Row 34 is a purl stitch
row with your knit stitches on the borders. And then row 35 is just
a row of knit stitches. And you guys are experts. (inspiring music) Once you finish knitting
those last two rows, then you’re ready for the
bind-off and we’re gonna be doing a basic bind-off. We’re gonna start with
a very simple decrease. So go to the other end of the
project, take that loop off that last peg and put it
on the peg next to it. And then we’re going to knit off. And what this is gonna do
is it’s gonna keep both ends looking the same size. Otherwise, this envelope wider. Right now go back to that
last peg that you knit off right at the beginning of the row. And now you’re going to knit two pegs. The basic bind off is
worked over two pegs. So we start off on the first
shot, Knitting off two pegs one and two. That’s what we’re gonna
call them consistently. So you move the loop off peg
two, and you’re gonna take that loop and you’re gonna
move it over to peg one. And tighten so that you can work the loop. The one under it over it, and you’re going to knit off, peg two. And then you’re gonna take
that loop from peg two and you’re gonna move it over to peg one. Okay, and then take your working
yarn and tighten that loop. Now you have a new peg one and peg two. But this time you’re only
going to knit off peg two. So take your working yarn over to peg two, and you’re gonna knit off that peg. And then you’re gonna take
the loop off of peg two, and you’re gonna move it over to peg one. Tighten the loop so that
you can knit off easily. And go ahead and bring that
bottom loop over the top. If the top loop is too
loose just hold on it with your finger like I did. And then take the loop off
that peg and move it over. And now you have a new peg one and two. And you see that already
you have less two pegs less with stitches, right,
you’ve reduced two stitches. Now you’re gonna reduce another one. So you’re gonna knit off peg
two, and take a loop off of two and move it over to peg one. Tighten that loop so
you can knit off easily. And take that loop and knit off. And now you’re gonna take that loop and you’re gonna move it over
and you’re gonna continue this same technique. And you see how when I take the loop off, how I move it over. The way you move over that loop is going to make a difference. Okay, what you just saw me do
was just tighten the stitch a little better. So I’m gonna move it
over and then I want you to pay attention to how
I moved this stitch back to the empty peg. So I’m going to knit off
here and then the direction that you place it is
gonna make a difference in how it looks. So pay attention when you
move this stitch over. (upbeat music) Now when you reach the end of
the row, you’re missing one because you decreased so
you only have two left. You’re gonna knit it off
move the loop from peg two over to peg one knit off and then take that loop off the peg. Cut the working yarn and
you’re gonna take that tail and you’re gonna fit it
through that last loop. And then tighten to make that
knot and your cast on is done. And now you’re ready to
stretch your stitches. Don’t neglect doing this
because it’s very important. Your project will look mighty odd, if you don’t stretch your stitches. Is just not the same project so do that. Stretch your stitches. And then you’re going to go
to the end with the big loops, which is your cast-on. And you see where the cast-on tail is. That is not where you want to start. You wanna start on the other end, because the loops are loose
and you need to tighten them. So pull on the loops
and as you pull on one, you’ll see the next one
that needs to be pulled. Because it’ll start to tighten up. See how much better that
looks way, way better. Now I didn’t eWrap cast-on
and eWrap cast-ons allow you to tighten them. It does the very loose loops
and you can tighten them. If you have a different cast
on that you would prefer to use, you can do that. For me tightening up
the cast on is crucial to the look of the project. And the eWrap is the one
that allows you to do this. You can also do a super
stretchy, and it does also allow to tighten, but not as
easily as I am doing this eWrap cast on. I do recommend and if you’ve
never tried this before, practice first so you’re not super angry when it doesn’t work out
the way you want it to on this project. I also have a video for
this and I will put a link in the description. All right, once you get to the end. This one’s the one that’s
a little tricky for folks. Just pay attention and it’ll go well see, you’re watching me do it
as we speak that last one then you can take the tail,
fit it to the loop and tighten. And if you see any that
don’t look quite right, you can always go back like I did here and tighten them a little more
’cause sometimes some of them still after you’re done
look a little loose. So you can go back and tighten some more. And there you have it, see this cast-off, looks just like your-cast on. And the two ends look the same.
And that’s very important. It doesn’t always happen on luminating. But when you do this, it
does and there you go, you are done. Now you have the option
to add some fringes or to leave it this way. For me I wanted to add
a little more something. But first let’s weave in the ends. So get a crochet hook or you
can do this with a needle and feed those long
tails through your work on the back side, and I
will normally go through the little edge. And if anything looks a
little odd, I actually use these tales to help me to make
things look a little better. So to tighten, little spots up
if you know a little opening looks a little bigger than
the other that’s what I’ll do. I’ll use those tails when
I weave in to correct some of the project. So I’m gonna finish
weaving in all four ends and don’t forget once you’re
done weaving in your ends, whatever access there
is, get your scissors and cut that excess yarn. If you’re done with that
you’re ready for your fringes. So you’re gonna need to
enter single strands of yarn, and I create, I cut one
and then from that one, I cut all the other ones,
you’re going to fold it in half nice and even. And you’re going to get a crochet hook, go through those loops,
and you’re gonna feed it through those loops, and
then feed the two tails that you get what you’re gonna even up to, they’re the same size through that loop, and then tighten it, see. That’s how you add them and I like mine kind of tight so I’m going
to be putting a strand of, well, I’m gonna put a
fringe on each and every one of my loops, and that’s gonna
give me that nice, tight look. I don’t want gaps. But if you do you can that
you know you can place them as however you want. Then cut based on the smallest. Add your fringes to both sides. And by the way, here’s
a tip, if you wanna add more purl stitches, it’ll look like this, which is pretty cool. A little different from this one. That’s it guys. That’s your mug rug. So now all you need is your
mug and there you have it. Special thanks to Carol
from Promise Learning ATL, Claressa and Penny for covering the cost of closed captioning.

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