Crafts - Knitting for Beginners9:04 AM
|Loom knitting 101|
My adventures in knitting started when I found a wooden circle loom on sale at Goodwill. In the past year I've knitted maybe 8 hats so the loom has paid for itself!
For this project you will need:
Loom knitting hook
All of these items should come with the loom. It they didn't they're available separately at any craft store or Walmart/Target type store.
NOTE: These items are sometimes found in the craft section and sometimes found in the TOY section. Yes this is a children's project which means it's pretty doggone simple - don't judge me!
|Everything you need should come in the box!|
You'll also need 1 skein of yarn. #6 weight.
|Super Bulky #6 yard|
Now on to the knitting! Find the peg that is on the side of the loom (the anchor peg). Wrap the yarn around that peg 3-4 times. This will anchor your thread.
|wrap thread around the anchor thread|
|Wrap the thread around the first peg|
|wrap 3 times|
|wrap the second peg 2 times|
Remember to cast on, wrap each peg 2 times. pull the bottom thread over the top thread.
|first row cast on|
|wrap the first thread 1 time|
Continuing knitting around the circle by wrapping each peg with 1 loop of yarn. Then pull the bottom loop over the top loop and off the peg. For a little while it feels like nothing is happening, but before you know it, Kevin Spacey has killed a dog (sorry - house of cards reference) and you've got something that looks like knitting!
|Knitting is underway!|
|Bottom edge curl|
|Have I knit enough yet?|
Locate the first peg that you knit. (it's right near the anchor peg).
|Find the anchor peg|
|Move the second peg thread to the first peg|
|Pull the bottom thread over the top thread|
|Move the thread back to peg 2|
|Continue to bind off|
|leave a 4-5 in. tail|
|Done binding off!|
|Thread the needle with the tail|
|Snip end of tail if necessary|
|loosely stitch the bound edge|
|Pull the threads to gather the hat|
|Tie several tight knots|
Now turn the hat on the right side - you're all done!!!
|Loom knitting success|
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