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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

How to knit on a loom??

So my neighbor let me borrow a small knitting loom, and I'm addicted! I only know how to make hats right now, but I really want to learn how to make fingerless gloves! I probably can't do that on the loom, huh? I can't follow patterns.. I have no idea what any of the "stitches" are.

I know I'm not the only one who wants to learn how to knit, so I thought I'd kind of provide a mini-tutorial.

First picture.... the supplies. Also helpful would be a big plastic needle (I'm sure they have a name?) for tying off at the end.

First, you have the beginning. Make a knot (that you can untie) to keep the yarn anchored.

Next, you make "e" loops around the loom. The reason they are called "e" loops because you wrap the yarn around counter clockwise and it looks like a cursive "e" (so says Google).

After you have made an entire round of "e" loops, you will push those down a little on the peg, to make room for another set of "e" loops. Once your second set is completed (on top of the first set, leave a little space), you will take the hook (that comes with the loom) and wrap the bottom set over the top set. I think it's called... something... lol.

You will continue this, over and over (and over and over) until you get the length you want. I didn't count, I just guesstimated.

This is what it'll look like from underneath.

And this is the finished product! Ta-da!!

At the end, you will need to tie it all together. I just took the working yarn and cut it at about 8 inches after I was done with the knitting and got the length I wanted. I weaved it through each of the "e"s and at the end I just knotted it around a few pieces of yarn. I just winged it, really, but it looks good! You will have to experiment with the ending... it's a lot more complicated than the actual knitting on the loom.

I am not very good at explaining things, so I'm hoping these pictures helped. I made Gracelynn a hat, a matching tutu, and a matching outfit for her bear. She was ecstatic! The hat is a tad on the small side (I am going to try a bigger loom next time), but it's still adorable. You can use two pieces of yarn at once to make the hat not so... hole-y. Or you can just wrap it twice and then pull the one piece over the two pieces. Makes sense, right? :)

I also decided that since the rainbow tutu is SO stunning, I'm going to add it to the website. Click here to order one!! They are $19.99 for most sizes, and made with a satin ribbon waistband not the elastic that can stretch out and show the band.

Happy knitting!


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