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As an update to my last post, here’s the finished ear warmer. I’m so happy with how it turned out. I went and bought an armful of different colours so I’m good for a little while on projects now! 😂🙋🏻♀️
Can anyone recommend resources (websites/books) that SHOW how to cast on for toe-up socks on a loom using illustrations or photos in addition to instructions?
Literally all I'm finding on that topic is YouTube, and I hate trying to learn this type of skill from a video.
So I got a free set of old school circle looms from my partner's grandma, and I thought this was the perfect excuse to learn how to make beanies on it. I'm using homespun yarn that I also got from her, and my stiches seem to be so loose. The loom I'm using is 11.5in. Is this a tension thing? Or a yarn size thing? Do I need to hold the yarn double or are there different stiches to accommodate smaller yarn? Any help is appreciated I really want to figure out working on a loom. I'm currently following an article I found online that teaches you how to make a beanie with a brim on the loom. Thanks!
Does anyone have a pattern for chase from paw patrol? I've been looking and looking and can't find a knitting pattern. I'm still very new.
This was my first time working with color changes, and the hat was really kicking my butt lol. I had to restart it three times. Might add a pom pom, not sure yet. The colors in the picture looks really bad and are much more vibrant irl, but I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
New-ish knitter here, Trying to do a loom knit ear warmer. I want to know how many rows I’ve done so far and I keep getting confused as to where / how. Any help appreciated! 🏼
Hi everyone! I just have a quick question about looms/peg sizes? So I have a set of regular round looms that are 5/8 gauge and the baby looms that are 3/8 gauge. What are the differences between the two? Is it just that the 3/8 gauge is better for thinner yarn? I wasn’t sure if there were other reasons for choosing one over the other.
The chunky rib scarf was frustrating at times, so I took breaks and worked on something different.
This one is basically a stretchy tube, one skein of yarn on a 36 pegs loom using figure eight stitch.
I'm not great at taking selfies so here it's modelled by a box: can be worn as a cowl, pulled up as a hood, or worn as a skinny scarf (the box is wider than a neck so it ends up a bit longer and nicer, on a human :)
I like that it's airy but still it makes for a nice warm layer
Hey everyone! I'm new to loom knitting and especially new to the flexee loom. I'm having a hard time finding a pattern for a two colored beanie. My husband's head is calling for 80 pegs and I have no idea how many rows to make for the brim and thereafter. Can someone help or maybe direct me to a pattern? Thank you!
I'm so excited to make a bucket hat. I don't see many patterns but the ones I see are all 41 pegs. How do I copy it.?
I have posted the same problem before on this subreddit but I can’t gracefully place all of my stitches back onto my loom with out loosing any or even making a worse mistake…. I need this done by in two weeks….
After learning to loom knit and making my first scarf sticking to the basics, I immediately went and tried to incorporate as many new things as I could in this one 😅
It certainly was a learning experience! I was frustrated by the first scarf rolling onto itself (blocking made it nice and flat but as soon as it's worn it rolls onto itself), and stockinette feels like it takes forever, so I bought a set of long knitting looms and went for a rib.
Mistake number one: not enough yarn. I found the beautiful turquoise variegated yarn and fell in love hard. I still have no idea how to calculate how much yarn I need, and this yarn is chunky, and rib uses up quite a lot. It couldn't be helped anyway because the market stall where I bought it only had two, so I ended up using different colours and adding rows in grey, white, and forest green, and that's where quite a few smaller mistakes were made. I fixed the worse ones and left a few but hopefully it won't affect the wearability.
The other mistake was trying to make a honeycomb structure, and it's there, however the variegated yarn hides the effect. However when the scarf is laid flat, it affects the shape and the sides don't look as straight as the rest of the scarf. Hopefully it won't be noticeable when worn.
I added a bunny button because it's a gift for a friend, the season is totally wrong for it right now but I finally saw my friend and gave it to her.
I recently made Loomahat's triangle shawl and am keen to make a triangle shawl for a friend as a gift. I like the loomahat pattern and it was a great way to learn increases and decreases, but find that the edges are rolling; plus I'd like to build my skills a bit (but not too much!) with a more difficult pattern.
Can you please share any and all links to your favorite triangle shawl patterns that are doable for a confident beginner / early intermediate loom knitter? Thank you so much!
So, I’m making a beanie for my dad and I’m not sure I like how this one turned out. It’s Eagles colors but I feel like maybe the silver border is too big? Also it’s my first time using multiple colors and I can’t figure out how to transition smoothly if anyone could give some tips on that.
The medium blue looks a little gray in this picture, looks better in person. The yarn is all Caron Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue, Light Country Blue, Robin's Egg, and Harvest Red. Gonna make a matching hat when the scarf is done 🙂
Hello all! I’ve recently taught my wife how to knit (finger knitting). And she’s interested in loom knitting. She wants to make a blanket and she got this size 7 maison chenille yarn. I’ve never worked with this type of yarn before, but as she was working with it she was having some issues and I suggested she could learn either to knit with needles or knit on a loom.
She went with the loom idea, and now I’m wondering what loom would be best for this size and type of yarn..
Hello, I’m a complete beginner. Crocheted a baby blanket once as a teen, but had someone helping me the whole way. I really want to try to make a scarf, just something basic and relatively easy. Could someone please tell me what I should buy? Loom size? Yarn size? Peg numbers? Other tools? I just want to be steered in the right direction. I prefer the look of chunky type knits.
Hi, hoping to collect some community wisdom about working with cotton yarn. I’m allergic to wool, and my older daughter finds most acrylic to be itchy. so I’m hoping to do projects with cotton. I tried Carom cotton cakes (60/40 cotton/acrylic size 4 yarn) on a 7/16 gauge loom in various stitches, and it’s very hole-y/loose. I don’t really want to go to a smaller loom because progress already feels slow on 7/16 gauge.
Played with my long loom, and did a small test run of a scarf. Had a friend ask about making a hat, and scarf to match. So tested the waters.
I made a baby blanket using two different types of yarns (it was my first big project and I didn't realize it was gonna be a problem until I was too far into it to turn back) and now I'm wondering how I should launder it.
One of the yarn labels says to flat dry, and the other says to tumble dry. I can assume it'd be a bad idea to tumble dry a yarn that says to flat dry, but will it be a problem vice versa? Or should I be able to flat dry it without issue?
Yarns are Yarn Bee's Tender Touch (tumble dry) and Soft & Sleek Chunky Low - Pill Fiber (flat dry)