Re: E-Wrap is not really Knitting!
- I like your explaination, and if I may, I'd like to copy it to use in
Thank you for taking the time for discovery and posting the results.
--- In ROUNDLOOMS@yahoogroups.com, "meilynne" <meilynne@y...> wrote:
> By posting this same message in a Knifty Knitter group, I got
> blasted by got a huge wave of anger from members who thought I was
> demeaning the art of looming. I do not think that looming is fake,
> and I give it as much artistic crediblity as any other method of
> turning yarn into fabric.
> My post was simply meant to be a technical explanation about my
> little discovery. Maybe not all my ideas are good, but please
> pelt me with insults. I joined this group to share, because I love
> to loom!
> --- In ROUNDLOOMS@yahoogroups.com, "meilynne" <meilynne@y...> wrote:
> > I finally figured out why my loom projects don't quite look like
> > equivalent of needle knitting, even when diligently following the
> > same stitch patterns.
> > The standard E-wrap is actually a TWISTED knit stitch! Stretch out
> > a loom project that's E-wraped every row, and you'll can see the
> > braids make little cursive E's. Stretch out a piece of "real"
> > knitting in the equivalent stockingnette stitch, and you'll see
> > it's more like interlocking horseshoes.
> > I took a pair of needles, and wrapped the yarn backwards before
> > knit stitch, and guess what? I got the same pattern as the E-wrap,
> > a twisted knit stitch!
> > So I tried the flat-stitch, and THAT is actually a real knit
> > stitch. That's why it lies flat. And the Purl that we've been
> > doing all along is actually correct. Whew!
- I am a "newbie" taking knitting classes and I love it. I just
discovered looming this week. Yesterday, in one of my two classes, I
asked if that is "cheating." Grand you, it looks like it will be
much easier and I did buy TWO different loom sets. ha ha ha
I want to do the magic scarf that can be used as a neck scarf draped
around the neck in the usual manner and 3 to 4 other styles. This
is why I bought the loom because someone told me this is how to make