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Contests & Prizes : A Few Knit and Woven Projects...and a Loom Kit Giveaway! (CLOSED)

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Today we're giving away one of our new Knit & Weave Loom Kits and an assortment of yarn from our line with Lion Brand Yarn Company. The Loom Kit is perfect for beginner and intermediate crafters who want to knit, crochet, or learn other woven techniques. It is adjustable, portable, and designed to suit different yarn gauges and stitch styles. To win, please leave a comment below before 6 pm on Friday, September 9. Click here for giveaway terms and conditions.

Instructions for the cute loom-knit bird, pictured above, are at the bottom of this post. More projects, and pictures of the items in the giveaway, are in the gallery below. Visit lionbrand.com to find instructions for these projects and lots more free patterns!

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The Knit & Weave Loom Kit, which includes three project patterns.

1 The Knit & Weave Loom Kit, which includes three project patterns.

An assortment of yarn is part of the giveaway!

2 An assortment of yarn is part of the giveaway!

Loom garter knit patchwork baby throw.

3 Loom garter knit patchwork baby throw.

Loom woven houndstooth check scarf

4 Loom woven houndstooth check scarf

Loom double-knit rib scarf.

5 Loom double-knit rib scarf.

Loom woven tonal pillow.

6 Loom woven tonal pillow.

Loom knit baby blocks.

7 Loom knit baby blocks.

Loom woven baby cardigan with loom knit trim.

8 Loom woven baby cardigan with loom knit trim.

Loom woven pretty pink baby throw.

9 Loom woven pretty pink baby throw.

Loom knit pig.

10 Loom knit pig.

SIZE
About 5 in. (12.5 cm)
MATERIALS
MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS TM/MC LION BRAND® YARN EXTRA SOFT WOOL BLEND (Art.# 5400)
- #507 Winter Sky 1 ball (A)
- #557 Lemon Chiffon 1 ball (B)
or colors of your choice
MARTHA STEWART CRAFTSTM/MC LION BRAND® YARN Knit & Weave Loom Kit
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Fiberfill stuffing
2 black safety eyes, 9 mm
GAUGE
EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT.
NOTES
1. Follow loom manual instructions for SINGLE KNITTING for how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.
2. For Body, Feet, Beak and Wings, the loom is configured into a rectangle for stability. All work will be done on one long side only.
3. Loom can be configured into a variety of shapes to suit your preference. If desired, use additional loom pieces to configure loom into any shape, then knit back and forth in rows on just one side of loom.
LOOM CONFIGURATION
Use the following pieces: (2) 36-hole pieces, (2) U-shaped pieces
Connect the pieces as follows: 36-hole piece > U-shaped piece > 36-hole piece >
U-shaped piece
STITCH EXPLANATIONS
Knit 2 stitches together
Note: The following explanation only applies when knitting 2 stitches together at the end of a row.
Move yarn loop from the last working peg to the next to last working peg above existing loop – 2 loops on peg. Knit both loops together to decrease 1 stitch.
BODY (make 2)
Set Up
Insert 28 small pegs into center 28 holes on 36-hole piece – 28 working pegs placed. Insert contrast color pegs into connecting holes to hold loom together.
With A, cast on to all working pegs.
Knit 21 rows.
Next Row: Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together.
Repeat last row until 16 stitches remain.
Bind off.
FEET (make 2)
Set Up
Insert 12 small pegs into center 12 holes on 36-hole piece – 12 working pegs placed.
With B, cast onto all working pegs.
Knit 2 rows.
Next Row: Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together.
Repeat last row once more.
Bind off as follows: cut working yarn, leaving an 8 in. (20.5 cm) yarn tail. Thread tail into yarn needle provided with loom. Slide needle through yarn loop on peg from bottom to top of loop. Repeat along loom until all loops are threaded. Gently remove knitting from loom. Pull end of yarn to gather stitches, add a small amount of stuffing, then use remainder of tail to sew seam.
BEAK (make 2)
Set Up
Insert 8 small pegs into center 8 holes of 36-hole piece – 8 working pegs placed.
With B, cast onto all working pegs.
Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together.
Repeat last row once more.
Bind off.
WINGS (make 2)
Set Up
Insert 8 small pegs into center 8 holes of 36-hole piece – 8 working pegs placed.
With A, cast onto all working pegs.
Purl 1 row.
Knit 1 row.
Repeat last 2 rows until 9 rows have been completed, ending with a purl row.
Next Row: Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together.
Repeat last row once more.
Bind off.
FINISHING
With bound-off edge at top, follow package instructions to attach safety eyes to front of one Body piece. Seam Body pieces together, stuffing as you go. Sew Feet to bottom of Body. Sew sides of Beak together, stuffing as you go. Sew Wings and Beak to Body.
Thread yarn ends into yarn needle provided with loom and weave in ends.

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.

Comments (182)

  • Does one comment to enter the giveaway?

  • I love that knit bird! So cute.

  • I've often thought about trying my hand at knitting but have never pulled the trigger or knitting needles so to speak. This kit could be just the thing to get me going. Thanks for a chance to win.
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

  • Awesome! I have always wanted a loom!

  • I would love to win this! I've always wanted to try loom knitting and the Martha Stewart Yarn Line! Your yarn looks dreamy!

  • This would be way better for my wrists than regular knitting or crocheting. I would love to make a mess of little black birds for Halloween.

  • Oh wow! I haven't knit anything in a while, but this looks fun enough to get back into the craft!

  • Really want to try loom knitting.

  • Cute projects, can't wait to get my hands on one. Are they at Micheal's yet?

  • That looks easy to use!

  • Oh, my daughter absolutely adores her small knitting spool; this would be VERY welcome in our home!

  • I would love to win the loom kit!

  • This is adorable! Would love to win!

  • This loom kit looks amazing. I saw the video about it yesterday and it's really cool. I love how you can weave with it.

  • Ahhh, so cute!

  • I have tried (many times) to teach myself how to knit. However with two small boys who think knitting needles make neat swords it has all been tucked away until they are older and less dangerous. This however looks like something I could do even with two wild boys!

  • Looming Lovely. All that potential for some new and fantastic items.

  • I would love to win! I started knitting several years ago, but I haven't made it past the scarf stage.

  • These projects look like a lot of fun! I would love to win!

  • Love this! And so would my kiddo!

  • Ooooh, I would pack this straight away and give it to my little sister if I won! But I'd insist she make me one of those amazing houndstooth scarves!

  • The colors are yummy! I'd love to make the animals with my daughter! Very fun.

  • This would be a really fun thing to do with my kids and their teeny fingers!
    Sarah M

  • I've always wanted to learn to knit... my few attempts haven't been very successful yet though!

  • This looks like a great tool for crafting with kids!

  • I think this loom kit would be a good alternative to crochet or knitting with needles. Thanks.

  • I love the bird!

  • I didn't realize you could do so much on a knitting loom!

  • Cute project! My kids would love this.

  • that's so great that Martha has collaborated with Lion Brand yarn with her own line of yarn. I trust and value both so much, I know I'm going to love the yarn. Thanks for these project ideas, just in time for knitting weather!

  • Wow, I had no idea that so many things could be made on a knitting loom. I had always thought it was scarves and blankets only. I love the houndstooth woven scarf!

  • 2 years ago Martha made the cutest pom pom Turkeys for Thanksgiving. I ran out and bought the pom pom maker and yarn with grandiose plans to make one for each place setting. Turns out I had no time to do it. Had to sew a table cloth the night before Thanksgiving because I did not have one long enough for 2 leaves in a table. Maybe I can win this and make those birds in less time!!!

  • I'm completely in love with the houndstooth project, how fun!!

  • I'm trying hard to teach myself how to crochet so I can teach my daughter too. This would be fabulous to have and share with her. thanks for a chance on this prize!

  • I had no idea you could make such beautiful things with such a simple loom. I'm so excited to try it out

  • Love this! The blanket would be fabulous and my mom has been wanting some knit potholders, but this would be faster than knitting!

  • I would love it if this were sold in stores. I like the idea of combining weaving with knitting.

  • Reminds me of when I was a little girl...My grandmother fashioned a similar loom for me, on a much smaller scale, using an empty, thread spool made of wood. I would sit for hours 'knitting' and sewing the coils together to make hot pads and pot holders! Great memories and fun skills to past on!

  • Cute! I've always wondered about knitting with a loom. Lion's Brand is my favorite yarn.

  • love the houndstooth scarf!

  • How very fun! Thanks!

  • What an amazing concept with the adjustable pegs. We love yarn crafts and would love to add this to our repertoire. Thanks for putting together this give away!

  • I would love to use one of these loom. A friend has one that is similiar and she makes the most beautiful scarves

  • I would love to do this with my daughter -- she got interested in weaving this summer.

  • Pick me! Pick me! haha. Wow. I just love everything you guys put together. You make crafting my love. Thank you for all you do. Really! I am addicted.For sure.

  • Just love these projects...and the loom kit. Love that you can configure it any size, and technique. It's great for the very young wanting to learn a new craft.

  • This would be sooo much fun to do! :-)

  • I would love this! So many cute projects for my kids and nephew-to-be.

  • So adorable! I hope I may Win, never used loom Be nice to aquire a fun new skill. :) (sorry about typo above lol)

  • I love this kit - would love to try some of the projects. I hope in the future you will consider allowing your Canadian readers and fans to enter these giveaways!

  • This loom is very much cool.

  • Looks cool!

  • Always looking for ways to be the "cool" (did I mention young?)grandmother, teaching my "peeps" how to knit would be way cool. So, p-p-p-please pick me! :o )

  • My son would love to make this!

  • We purchased one of the Knit and Weave Loom kits when Martha was on HSN. This is truly a next generation loom. The best I have ever seen.... This allows me to knit and weave on the same tool and best is the flexability to make any shape or size. WAY TO GO MARTHA and LION BRAND !

  • I am so excited by this kit. I've been hesitant to buy all the individual looms other brands have. The flexibility is what has sold me on it. So if I don't win, I will purchase it as soon as I can. Luck to all of us!!

  • I love knitting and I adore making stuffed animals. I would really enjoy learning how to make some new things for my baby.

  • I tried the loom on my vacation and it was fun. I think it would be relaxing on a cozy winter night to make a warm hat!

  • what a good way for me to learn how to knit :)

  • I tried this on vacation and think I would like to try to make something warm, like a hat or throw.

  • This looks like lots of fun!

  • This looks like the most versatile and useful looming kit ever! So want to try it!

  • Oh, what fun! Loom knitting seems super neat.

  • The bird is adorable.

  • I would love to have this! That little knit bird is adorable!

  • Really want to make knit items and this looks like a great way to get started!

  • What a cute, fun kit!

  • I would love to try this loom set. I have a church group that makes slippers, scarves, hats and mittens for homeless seniors. Most of them have mental health issues.

  • The loom looks fun, and I'm looking forward to trying out the yarn, in all those lovely colors.

  • Such a cute product! I've always wanted to knit, and this would be a great way to do just that!

  • I love these projects! Knitting and crocheting are becoming some of my favorite projects! Thanks for the chance to win! I've never used a loom before...

  • have always wanted to try one of these!

  • That kit looks like so much fun. I would love it! thanks for the giveaway.

  • Super cute! Would love to have this loom!

  • I love these projects, especially the baby throws! What a clever new product.

  • Looks like fun.

  • What a cute little kit!

  • that bird is so cute!

  • I never knew loom knitting could make such amazing projects!

  • I love these!The blocks are adorable!

  • I've been so looking forward to the loom coming out. It looks like it could be used for so many really fun and useful projects.

  • Wow! That loom is awesome.

  • What an adorable bird! My 8 yr old has been asking to learn to knit, so this loom would be an AWESOME intro to it!

  • How fun! I a novice knitter and am always looking for fun projects to do. Not to mention, I've always wanted a loom :)

  • Aww, that's so adorable! My mom has always been a weaver and knitter...maybe I should finally take the time to learn. That little birdie would make a perfect gift for my little nephew :)

  • I have tried to knit and just can't do it! I think the loom kit is just what I need!Has so much from knitting to weaving in the kit. Looks well made too. Great Fun!! Thanks to two of my favorites - MARTHA & LION BRAND!

  • I'm having a cute attack...what a lovely bird! Ho I do want to make it!

  • Love this! So cute!

  • I would really enjoy this! (:

  • This would be a great project to share with my readers!

  • thank you for this chance! It's so cute I would love to learn how to crochete!

  • Lovely colors! and cute little bird! I would love to learn how to knit!

  • Love this little creature! Love the loom idea! Generous prize

  • Fingers crossed hoping my name will be the lucky one to win the loom kit..

  • Would LOVE to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ooooh this looks too fun! I would love to learn how to knit using this. Beautiful yarns too!

  • The one crafty thing I have not yet learned. I would love to win this kit!

  • I have never seen a more beautiful baby blanket! Oh how I hope I win!

  • Looks fun, practical, and well-done!

  • I would love to try this! I made the straw flowers on a loom with raffia with great success. I know how to knit but would love to learn how to use the loom too!

  • I am an avid knitter and I also love Martha Stewart craft items! I am so glad she has these now! I can't wait to try this new loom!

  • I've seen knitting looms before, but could never figure out what to do with them, other than make a 30 ft long knit tube. For what? I don't know. These projects are great.

  • That little bird is the absolute cutest. It would make the perfect baby gift for my best friend! I love Martha's products!

  • I would love to try this!

  • My aunt taught me how to knit, but moved out-of-state before she could teach me to finish! I've tried (unsuccessfully) to teach myself how to finish, but just can't catch the knack without instruction. Ever since, I've wanted one of these looms! Needle crafts are awesome!

  • I would love to win this loom kit!

  • I knit with circular needles for everything (even my straight projects, I like the ease of 'one' needle), and I'm always looking for something different. This would be awesome to try out!

  • A soft and cuddly bluebird of happiness.
    If I win, my granddaughter and I will be making a flock!

  • Very Fun

  • So cute...my daughter would be so thrilled to have this since she just re-learned how to knit with her Grandma.

  • What a cute project! I would love to have a loom!

  • I would love to give this a try!

  • Pick me! :O

  • What fun projects. I'd love to try them all.

  • This looks wonderful! Would love to learn to knit. I love Martha!

  • Looks like fun.

  • I love the cute little bird! Looks like a fun project :)

  • I would LOVE to win this kit!

  • I would love to win this-cannot knit with regular needles due to neurologic problems with my hands-they go to sleep when holding knitting needles. But this would allow me to knit again.

  • I love what this loom and weave kit can make! Can't wait till it is available in stores!

  • I'm always ready to try a new craft!

  • HELLO!

    Loving Hands at Home?
    Me, You bet!

    ;0)

  • I love the flexibility of the loom! What a great way to knit even for those of us with arthritis that limits our ability to knit.

  • I have a lot of baby gifts to make this year! This would go a long way to help - both ideas and in execution!

  • I would love to win this and learn how to knit and do other projects with it. I didn't know Martha Stewart offered yarns.

  • do u think i could actually knit using this :) )) would love to try!

  • Oh, fun! My daughter is interested in knitting, but gets frustrated wielding the needles. This would be a perfect treat for the both of us.

    Thanks!

  • Such a cute bird!! I would love to try and make it. I think my 12 month old daughter would love to have one to carry around and hug! Thanks for the pattern! :)

  • This is sooo cool ! I would love to win this ! Saturday is my wedding day (9-10-11) and what a 'topper' this would be !!

  • I love this idea. Everything Martha promotes is a great product. I would love to start making things right away on this great portable loom. My daugther who is nine years old, would love this loom. Lion Brand is a wonderful company as well. Thank you for the easy to follow directions.

  • Owls are such a hoot! Thanks for the pattern. Your loom looks like it makes a more precise stitch, definitely would like that! Thanks for all the ideas and instructions!

  • Really cute.I would like to make this for my newborn granddaughter.

  • Thank you for this opportunity!

  • I saw this loom kit on the Lion Brand website and wanted to learn more about it, so I came to this site. What a wonderful surprise that I may have a chance to win the kit!! I have always loved learning new ways of crafting. I have been sewing, knitting, crocheting, leather tooling, wood box carving and doing bead crafts for years and look forward to learning something new.

  • I'm thrilled about this new loom kit! It condenses an entire set of individual looms sold by competitors into one compact, money-saving price. What an ingenious idea! Thank you, Martha Stewart Crafts and Lion Brand Yarn.

  • I'm thrilled about this new loom kit! It condenses an entire set of individual looms sold by competitors into one compact box at an affordable price. What an ingenious idea! Thank you, Martha Stewart Crafts and Lion Brand Yarn.

  • It's time to start making Christmas gifts again, this would be a perfect way to create something unique to give to friends and family.

  • I would love to win this one. It will be perfect for my kid who wants to learn knitting.

  • Very cute project! I began knitting when I was 7. My mother taught me...I would love to pass this art onto my daughter but she was frustrated. This might be the perfect thing for her. Can't wait to show her this project...she will LOVE the little bird. Thanks for the chance to win! This is fun!

  • Very cute!!! Would love to make this for my daughter!

  • What a lovely kit! Always wanted to take up knitting. Would really love to win this kit!

  • This may be the cleverest thing yet from Martha Stewart crafts. The adaptability of the loom is fantastic!

  • If this loom is of the same quality as all of the other Martha Stewart products then I will be hooked!

  • I didn't even know MS had looms until I saw them at Joann's the other day! Now, I really would love to have them!
    Would love to win!
    Thanks!

  • What an awesome new idea! I would love to try this out! Thanks again Martha Stewart!

  • This is at the top of my wishlist!

  • What a cool way to make things for your loved ones. Grandbabies would love this. Thanks for change to win something cool and keep us crafting!!!

  • I'd love to give it a try.

  • I love this kit!

  • I have a baby grand daughter who would love to cuddle this sweet toy and I would love to make it for her to enjoy. Your wonderful ideas are such an inspiration. Thank you Martha.

  • How long has there been Martha Stewart yarn? I feel like Rip Van Winkle. I'm so happy she is marketing knitting and crocheting. Love the blue bird. This is a very nice giveaway.

  • I just pinned this on my I need this board over on Pinterest.

    I love all the Martha craft products (expept my craft knife the blade does not stay in)

  • I have been watching for this in my local craft stores since I saw it on the Lion Brand website about ten days ago. Looks like there are so many possibilites of projects. I kit hats and scarves on looms now to donate to charity, this would expand the posibilities!

  • This looks like it might increase my knitting abilities and be something I might be able to use with some of my students for Service Projects that we do in our community.

  • I would love to have one of these looms! I have been making crochet hats for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan for a while and have always wanted to try knitting, but haven't been able to teach myself to knit. I'd be able to make more hats this way!

  • love everything! i've just been introduced to the MS line of yarn and as a knitter i'm so excited to try it out!

  • Those stuffed animals are so cute! They would be fun gifts for the kids to make.

  • I would very much love to win the Martha Stewart Knit and Weave Loom Kit. Now that it is more difficult for me to get around, This would be a wonderful way to make beautiful items for my family and myself. I'll keep a positive wish for this to come true. Thanks Martha!!!

  • I would love to win this! It would be a great way to introduce my daughter & her Montessori school classmates to knitting (1st & 2nd graders)!

  • I know several babies/toddlers that I can that for!

  • would love to make the blocks for my baby!

  • These are so adorable! I can't wait to try out the yarn!

  • So cute!

  • I love the knitting loom. I'd like my daughter to start knitting and I bet she could start on the loom without much trouble.

  • I know how to knit, but would love to learn more about weaving and this loom seems the most amazingly fun way to do so!

  • I have never used anything like this... it looks neat. I love crafty things- I have a little one on the way and I am always looking for new things to do/try

  • I would love to win this. I could learn how to make great things for my first Grand Daughter.

  • Looks like a fun, new craft for me to try

  • So cute!@ I would love to try this again. I haven't tried my hand at this since childhood.

  • This is so cute. I love bird patterns and prints!

  • [...] Knitted Pig by Martha [...]

  • I have neuropathy, and most crafts I can no longer do. But I know I could still do this, and make some lovely things for my generations new grandchildren. I have a very old similar loom and can still do that, but it is much too small for things like baby afghans.

  • I would really love to win this set and have something I can still do with my old hands!

  • What a delightful little critter. WE make scarves, shawls, hats for needy people in our community. THis would make a great baby item to add to our stash! Thanks for sharing!

  • OH WOW! I would love to win. The wonderful gifts I could make.

  • When does this contest end? I'd love to win if it hasn't.

  • soooo cute! want to try the loom knitting :)

  • I have been looking all over for one of these. My sister told me all about how she read about them and I want to get her one for Christmas! So glad I found your blog!! Thank you.

  • I'm 60 with 5 granddaughters. I would love to knit for all of us. Always wanted to but ever learned how to knit. I think I can do this. We love scarves.

  • I love to teach ppl...men, women. and children...crafts. Knitting, crocheting, and loom knitting. Please pick me. The looms will stay in constant use, until I can't no more.

  • I would love to win this! I have just started loom knitting again and am waiting until I can afford this set. I have taught myself to make sweaters on the loom I have. I am enjoying it so much. I would put this set to good use!

  • I just bought the knit and weave loom. I think I will enjoy it very much. I understand how to knit on it but haven't got the purl technique down yet. Hopefully I will figure tha out soon so I can make more wonderful items. Thanks so much.

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