Thursday, January 19, 2017

First time using a knitting loom

It's almost 3am right now so of course I'm up late playing with yarn.

I used a knitting loom for the first time and I made a pink beanie!

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I'm hoping that the next time I say something ridiculous to try to get a rise out of someone and I happen to be wearing this that they respond by saying, "Shut up Meg." <3

I used this video to help me learn how to use the loom:



It was pretty easy and quick to make. I used a loom with 36 pegs so it was the same as the one in the video. I made the brim on my hat by knitting 12 rows on the loom so when I folded it over it ended up being 6 rows which is about an inch and half of thickness for the rim.

And for future reference:
  • use worsted weight yarn
  • wrap the yarn around twice for each row
  • one inch = four rows of knitting
  • an adult hat should be about 8 inches, so 32 rows (but remember to factor in the brim being folded over if you include one!)
  • leave a long tail to finish gathering it up at the end
  • use the next loom up from the 36 peg loom to make large our slouchy style beanies