- I recently purchased a rake loom from Provo craft-it had no
instructions. I also bought their round looms and can do the basic
hat but no idea on any other stitches. How to purl etc. HELP!
Please. I live 120 miles from a town so I have no resource to draw
from but you folk.
- purlingto do a regular knit stitch you wrap the new stitch on top of the one that is already wrappedthe old one will be on bottom the new one on topbut to purlscoot the stitch already wrapped on the peg upwrap the new stitch 'under' the one already wrapped , reach down through the old wrap stitchpull up a new loop, pull up a long one so it won't just come loose.now flick off the old stitch from the peg, and now rehang the brand new loop.do it one stitch at a time, this does not work real well if you try to wrap the whole row at one time.here is a link to stitch movies for about 6 stitches.you can also try different combinations of stitches.the one usually used is 1 strand over 1 strand.try wrapping 3 rows, now take bottom 1 over other 2, wrap 1 more row, again take bottom 1 over other 2.1 over 2,it makes a dense close knit fabric.
- Jean, thank you for these instructions and link to the videos. I've
been trying to find instructions on what the difference is between
purl and knit and this is what I needed. I can't view the videos here
at work, but will do so as soon as I get home.
Will these stitches work the same on round looms?
- yes same on round as straightto knit, you wrap an e stitch all the way around the loom, now wrap e all the way around again, flip bottom stitch over the top of the top, second wrap stitch and offto purl, you wrap one whole row or e stitches, but for the second row, wrap one stitch at a time, do not wrap this stitch on top of first stfor knitthe first stitch wrapped is closest to the loom not the end of the pegthe second stitch wrapped is closest to the end of the pegto purlthe first stitch is wrapped towards the tip of the pegthe second stitch is now wrapped closest to the loomreach down through the first stitch, pull up a loop, a long loop so you wont lose it, flick the first wrap off of the peg, now rehang the long loop and pull up extra end to tighten.the difference is that one goes over, one goes underi have some jpegs of the movies that shows the way to do it, if the movies don't show you write back and i will help more