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Monday, February 29th, 2016
8:42 pm
Accidental basket weaving
X-posted to craftgrrl

So this is funny...I knew it was possible to weave in a circle with a knitting loom but I dressed it wrong so that the gaps on the outside of the circle had a bigger gap than the inside. When I realized this, I popped it off the loom and it just made itself into a basket like that :-) This may take a few tries to get right :-D

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
10:00 pm
More On Loom Knitting With Scales
I figured out an alternative method which takes longer but the scales sit better. My post about it is here if you're interested.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
6:21 pm
Round Looms puzzle
I'd done all my knitting previously on straight looms (and one rectangular sock loom). I recently bought my first set of round looms from EBay. They just arrived yesterday. I got them out... and here comes the puzzle.

There are four round looms, sure, and they have different numbers of pegs, sure, but they also have different gauges!

I measured the distance between the pegs for each loom, and it was as follows:
24-peg loom: 8mm
31-peg loom: 10mm
36-peg loom: 12mm
41-peg loom: 13mm

At least the pegs themselves are all the same size (7mm in diameter).

Is this normal? I mean, I obviously bought a cheap imitation of the "real thing", but do real official knifty-knitter round looms also display this difference in gauge between looms? Because all my straight looms have the same gauge (5mm pegs, with 12.5mm between each peg), unlike these ones, so I assumed that was standard. However, if having different gauges as well as number of pegs for round looms is standard, then I'll just have to live with it.

Current Mood: puzzled
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
9:04 pm
Loom Knitting with Scales
So, I figured out how to loom-knit with (metal) scales. Some of you might be interested, yes?
2:44 pm
Newbie Question
Hello everyone! I just found this community... I hope it's not dead...

I discovered loom knitting relatively recently, I've made scarves mostly. Now I'd like to make myself an arm-warmer which goes up to my elbow, but I don't want to have to add in elastic to make it stay there. So, two questions:

1) What's the most springy/elastic kind of yarn?
My preliminary research indicates that wool or a blend with nylon are the best. I'm also wondering about the difference between singles and plyed yarn -- I think plyed is bouncier? Unless of course the yarn is plyed with something very not-bouncy, such as a yarn that has one strand of wool and the other strand of polycotton.

2) What's the most springy/elastic kind of stitch?
Rib? Stockinette? A mix? What size rib?
Friday, August 2nd, 2013
8:24 am
Loom Community on Google+
Hi peeps, just wanted to share that Loom Knitting on G+ exists :-)
Friday, December 30th, 2011
11:32 pm
Loom Knitted Super Mario Blanket

This is the Super Mario Blanket I've been loom knitting for Joseph started on March 22nd finished December 22nd.

My teenage daughter Angelica did all the seaming which was difficult and took ages but she got there in the end.

Joseph loves this thank goodness! now Lionel wants a Luigi one too :)

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
1:54 pm
The Boule Character Toy is finished
Named The Boule because his body is based on a ball and "Ouvrier" which means Handyman in French and is also the word Harvey calls the Hoover :)

30 inches tall made exclusively in stocking stitch ( stockinette for our US friends ) on a 1/2 inch in gauge knitting loom

I feel so proud and Harvey loves him which is the main thing.

Boule can hold things in his hands too like any of his tools, pencil or notepad, stands with the help of his hanging loop or sits unaided.

So if you have been wondering where I have been all week, now you know, I have been avidly working on this character in between all the piles of laundry our family of eight produces, drying it all without a dryer and cooking, then working on this in between and even in my sleep with eyelids propped open :)

Was well worth all the effort, stress and worry that it might not turn out like my drawings but am so chuffed to pieces that it is *exactly* what I had in mind when I started making him.

I am myheartexposed on ravelry if you want to look me up :)

Thursday, January 21st, 2010
4:20 pm
hiawatha loom questions...
...not sure if anyone can help.

being a 'knifty-knitter', i was drawn to this little gadget i found at my local thrift store, unsure what it was exactly, but very intrigued all-the-same:

mine is the 60's blue color, has the bottom lid, these little gadgets have 4 rows of removable pegs, and mine has *all* the pegs, which is very rare, i have discovered.

also, i bought it for a song; a real steal, apparently, considering the prices i've seen them going for while researching it on the net! yay, me!

now the problem is, finding an instruction manual, or someone who perhaps knows how to use it who is willing to impart such info (or who knows a website with easy-to-follow instructions, for i have failed in my search!)

i'm especially interested in trying to make 'star' shapes with it, as i understand can be done, as opposed to the traditional 'flower' shapes.

anyone have any suggestions?

Current Mood: curious
Monday, January 11th, 2010
7:50 pm
Loom Knitted Sweater for Agniss
Before he could even talk properly a few months ago Harvey was in the corner of the lounge talking away in baby speak making all sorts of noises and suddenly came running over with this teddy bear and pointed at it pronouncing "Agniss" with the emphasis on the 'iss' part of the word. It was so cute and ever since then I have been meaning to knit Agniss a red jumper so to have finally done it, I feel an enormous sense of achievement :)

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
1:04 am
Matress Stitch Seaming Tutorial
Someone asked me the other day how I sew my toys and toy limbs or hats and various other projects together. I learnt from this tutorial by *** Anna from Mochimochiland.com *** Its very good and covers just about everything you need to know about seaming invisible seams using the mattress stitch.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
1:45 am
Sweet November Loom Knitted Lacy Scarf

Really pleased with this lacy scarf, it is nice and lightweight so not clumsy around my neck. I finally finished knitting it at 23:41 tonight all ready to go collect our new car straight out of the factory in the morning. Cant wait, it is very exciting. Colour of the scarf is a deep purple not royal blue which was pretty difficult to photograph in artificial light. Pattern is a free download now on Ravelry (user ID : myheartexposed or my Loom Knitting Group

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
9:20 pm
easy summertime projects?
i know this community get very little traffic, but i figured i'd try... :)

i was busy making (and selling a few!) rollbrim caps during the winter, but now it's summer, i'm sitting on a *ton* of yarn (both cotton and acrylic), have had my hours cut at *both* my jobs and trying to think of something simple, cute, and clever i could loom-knit and sell to supplement my income. i'm still pretty much a beginner (don't understand much past making rollbrims!) and have the 4-size knifty knitter round loom set. i tried googling and found next to nothing, or *very* complicated items. :(

i can't be alone in this, especially in this economy! :-x

any suggestions?

thanks in advance... :)

Current Mood: confused
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
1:51 pm
Checker board patterns
Is it possible to do them on looms? Like, not just a basket weave or ribbed stitching. I'm talking about doing one square one color, then the next one a different color. Also, without having to do just one row of squares, then another one and then stitching them together or whatever.

I've looked and looked online for a way to do them but I've had no luck.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
9:25 pm
Absolute beginner, with an absolute beginner question...
Hey there, I just recently got ahold of a Knifty Knitter-type circular loom, and I'd like to get started on making, well.. anything - but I can't even figure out how to arrange the yarn so that there are two strands. It seems like it should be really simple but I honestly have no concept of how this would work. Am I supposed to have two full skeins/balls of yarn to work with, or is it possible to do this with just one? I tried already by just guessing at a length of yarn that would work for making a flat panel, but it ended up that I ran out of one strand, so there was only one left to wrap around the loom. Any clarification you can give me would be really amazing. Thank you! :)

Current Mood: muddled
Monday, May 4th, 2009
6:26 pm
Help figuring something out..
So yeah...I'm trying to use up a bunch of my yarn and I'd just love to try something out but I'm not even sure if it's doable on the loom (at least easily). So I'm here to see if you guys have any ideas on it..

I'm wanting to do a hat like this;

Is it possible? If so, anyone have any ideas on HOW to go about doing it? Got a pattern I can look at?

Also, I'm thinking about starting a knitting blog out of boredom and to keep track of stuff I do. Any ideas for a name of said blog? Haha, my brain is so running out of juice. D:
Thursday, April 9th, 2009
5:51 pm
My new site
Hey, y'all - I thought you might like to check out my new site http://laynesyarnbin.blogspot.com/!  I will be discussing loom knitting, patterns I have made, showing off some of my creations, and selling some of my excess yarn and recycled yarn.

I'm just getting started with it, but I will try to post something every day if I can.  Please feel free to leave me comments (here or there) and let me know what you think.

Have a lovely day!


Monday, March 16th, 2009
9:24 pm
Hello everyone. I have a quick question...

I recently got into loom knitting and LOVE it. I am looking into making some mitten and fingerless gloves (which finding a pattern that is simple to read is proving to be HARD!) I was thinking on buying the 'In the Attic' mitten set. But is it worth it? I don't really know what size mittens they make so I don't want to get them and they be too small for my 13 year old nieces hands. Any advice would be greatly appreciated1
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
11:13 am
I am playing with my skills and learning to loom a scarf using two different yarns. Now, for everybody else that is easy. For me, it is still a challenge. It is so much fun though. And it is turning out great!
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
3:13 pm
making chores fun
I have been completing my looming project by making ten rows each time I complete a task. It has been making chores more fun to do. I like this...it is like a game for me now.
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