Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SugarPlum Dreams

Lexxy Knits presents:


an attempt at a tutorial
Knitting on the loom in the round

Wooo here is my first attempt at showing how to loom knit. I love loom knitting. A lot of people think it is an easy route- I say nay. Tension has to be just right in order to ensure that your wrists don't hurt. The loom is good time-wise. Once you get your mojo going you can complete a project faster than hand knitting. A plus if you ask me :) 

So here goes this hat/beanie is called SugarPlum dreams. I used Caron Simply soft in two colors. Plum Perfect & White. Use double yarn for each color. Begin your hat using the second to smallest loom. I have the knifty knitter- I use the red one- it is the best for tighter fitting beanies for teens and adults- it also works for toddlers and children- I usually make the adult beanies longer and the child beanies shorter. You can also use the second to largest or green round loom. 

When you first start out on the loom you will form a slip knot and place on peg that is the lone peg to hold yarn in place. Wrap once and push yarn down and then wrap again. Pull bottom loop over top with hook and the wrap and repeat- Here are some handy pics! 
wrap between first two pegs going around the peg to the right behind  

Wrap to front


Keep wrapping        
Insert hook

pull bottom loop over top

what your knitting should look like

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That is the basics for starting the hat making process on the round knitting loom. When you are done ( Eeek I forgot pics! Will post later) you will need to cut the yarns and then weave through going up through a loop and then down all the way around the loom until you are back to the starting pegs. Remove with hook and the gently pull yarn to gather hat in. Weave in the loose yarn. I tend to trim it after pulling the hat into shape and then weaving it in using a crochet hook.                                                         

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