Knitting Loom Tip: Use 2 (or more) strands with wider guage looms
- Hi. I keep reading in different on-line groups, about
the same problem I had when I first started loom
knitting: too loose stitches, even like a "net", when
using only one strand of worsted weight (like regular
Red Heart) yarn on the medium to large guage knitting
looms and knitting boards.
So I just want to share this tip with you to help your
loom knitting go well:
With the medium to large guage (this meaning the pegs
are spaced widely apart) looms and boards, *ALWAYS*
use two or more strands of worsted weight (or thinner
weight) yarn. Or you can use one strand of chunky or
bulky weight yarns on the large and medium guages, but
I find that I need to add a worsted weight strand
along with the bulky/chunky strands on those looms.
The peg spacing determines the guage (how thick or how
thin/loose or tight stitches) of your knitting
stitches. I love to knit this way and I have been
trying pretty color combinations!
Another tip: when you wrap the pegs, be sure to not
wrap them too tightly or it will be very difficult to
lift the yarn loops over the pegs. I always put the
thumb of my other hand (the hand holding the
loom/board) in the *inside* of each peg (to hold the
yarn so I won't wrap too tightly) as I wrap each peg.
Your loom should come with instructions on how to wrap
the pegs. If not, please go (scroll down below, in my
signature line on this e-mail, and click on the link
to my page) to my "Iris' Knitting Loom and Knitting
Board Hobby" page for great and informative LINKS
(just click on them) all about this type of knitting.
Keep up the great work, Everyone!
Take Care & Stay Safe, Iris
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