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Knifty Knitter Long Loom Series

Updated on November 22, 2010

Double Knitted Scarf

Long loom frustrations

Ever since I posted a Hub on how to use the circular knitting loom, I've been getting questions from people wanting to know how to make things on the long looms. So yesterday I decided I better teach myself how to use one. And I found the directions that come with the kit were not all that helpful. For one thing, the booklet looks like it would be big enough, but it actually contains instructions in 4 languages, so only about 1/4 of it is instructions on how to use the loom.

So I went to the Provo website recommended by the brochure, and they have virtually nothing on using the long looms.

So I went to http://www.youtube.com/ and found some, but alas, some of them use a technique entirely different from the one in the booklet, using more of a double lacing pattern.

The long looms can be used for circular knitting (just like the round loom only squished into an oval), or, you can do double knitting with it, or single knitting (by only using some of the pegs).

I will post photos of my project so far. Remember, I'm just like you, learning as I go. If we put our heads together we can figure this thing out.

One woman on youtube even displays a circular baby blanket made on the knitting loom and says anything is possible. Unfortunately she doesn't explain how she did it. So we are off like a herd of turtles.

Update: The Provo site just added instructions. About time I say! http://www.provocraft.com/products/index.products.php?cl=knifty%20knitter

Tutorial, flat panel, double knitting, long loom PART 1

Using two plies of worsted weight yarn as if they are one, form slip knot.
Using two plies of worsted weight yarn as if they are one, form slip knot.
Secure slipknot onto peg on end of loom.
Secure slipknot onto peg on end of loom.
Lay double strand of yarn between first two bottom pegs.
Lay double strand of yarn between first two bottom pegs.
Observe how yarn is wrapped around each peg.
Observe how yarn is wrapped around each peg.
Continue wrapping.
Continue wrapping.
Keep going until you get to the end of the loom.
Keep going until you get to the end of the loom.
Each peg will have one 'wrap' containing 2 strands.
Each peg will have one 'wrap' containing 2 strands.
Side view.
Side view.
When you get to the end, turn loom around, and wrap pegs as shown. Then pull yarn straight across and hold for a moment.
When you get to the end, turn loom around, and wrap pegs as shown. Then pull yarn straight across and hold for a moment.
Make sure you wrap both end pegs before going straight across.
Make sure you wrap both end pegs before going straight across.
Top view of each peg after one round of wrapping. Always keep slight pressure on the yarn so it doesn't unwind.
Top view of each peg after one round of wrapping. Always keep slight pressure on the yarn so it doesn't unwind.
Time to add the next layer of wraps. Snug first layer down to make room on top for next wrapping.
Time to add the next layer of wraps. Snug first layer down to make room on top for next wrapping.
Adding second layer of wraps.
Adding second layer of wraps.
Side view showing both wrapped layers (2 threads per layer).
Side view showing both wrapped layers (2 threads per layer).
Wrap both end pegs as before, draw yarn straight across and hold with finger.
Wrap both end pegs as before, draw yarn straight across and hold with finger.
Use hook to lift bottom set of threads over top set on both end pegs. That will secure it so you can let the end go.
Use hook to lift bottom set of threads over top set on both end pegs. That will secure it so you can let the end go.
After first loop is lifted over to center of loom.
After first loop is lifted over to center of loom.
Continue with each peg until all the bottom loops are lifted over the top loops.
Continue with each peg until all the bottom loops are lifted over the top loops.
Push loops down to make room for the next row. Fabric will come out of the bottom of the loom eventually.
Push loops down to make room for the next row. Fabric will come out of the bottom of the loom eventually.
Top view.
Top view.
Snugged down and ready for the next row.
Snugged down and ready for the next row.
Wrap end pegs again and pull yarn straight across.
Wrap end pegs again and pull yarn straight across.
Another view of end wrap.
Another view of end wrap.
Bottom view of fabric beginning to form.
Bottom view of fabric beginning to form.
Close up of bottom view.
Close up of bottom view.
After a few rows untie the slip knot...
After a few rows untie the slip knot...
and tuck it down through the middle of the loom and out the bottom. Otherwise when the fabric gets longer it won't feed down properly.
and tuck it down through the middle of the loom and out the bottom. Otherwise when the fabric gets longer it won't feed down properly.
The new fabric after a few rows.
The new fabric after a few rows.
Keep going until the panel is the length you need for your project. Join panels to make blankets, or rectangles for garments, purses or other projects. Coming soon...how to remove the fabric from the loom.
Keep going until the panel is the length you need for your project. Join panels to make blankets, or rectangles for garments, purses or other projects. Coming soon...how to remove the fabric from the loom.

Various loom projects

The diamond pattern I mentioned above.

Scarf

Circular Loom Tutorial

Vlogging about the Knifty Knitter

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      kate blasingame 9 years ago

      This was a great visual. Thanks for taking the time to put it together. Looking forward to other tips you may have in this series. REally appreciate it! Kate B

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      caspar 9 years ago from UK

      Nice clear instructions - thank you!

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      bluhevenly 9 years ago

      Thank you thank you thank you!!!! The instructions that came with my loom are horrible. I really appreciate this, now I can figure this thing out.

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      quiltlady46 9 years ago

      Just received a long loom and can't understand the booklet that came with it. What great instructions you have put together. Thank you.

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      angel793086 9 years ago

      I know how to do the double knit on the long loom, but I would like to know how to do the single stitch on the long pink loom.... do you know how to do that?? I've made several scarves using the double stitch, but I'm wanting to try the single knit... thanks!

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 9 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Hi Angel,

      Have you ever used the circular looms? If you can visualize the oval long loom as a pinched round loom, you use it exactly the same way. You go around the perimeter wrapping one peg at a time.  Then you go around again until 2 loops are on each peg. Then you lift the bottom yarn over the top yarn and off the peg.

      Wrap again. Lift bottom yarn over top yarn like before and repeat.

      Keep going until you have the length you want. Then, pull off a bit of yarn at the end, thread a yarn needle, pick up each stitch one by one, remove from peg and gather them all up. Tie knot to secure. Weave in ends.

      See photos here:

      https://hubpages.com/art/Gift_ideas_for_mothers...

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      bella 9 years ago

      Thanks for your visual. Very helpful. I tried it with only one strand of yarn, came out too loose. Stitches looked very messy. I guess two strands work better and give a tighter and better looking stitch. Will try it again.

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      SP 9 years ago

      Very helpful photos, thank you

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      luv2knit 9 years ago from michigan

      I started the loom knitting with the purple long loom..I am addicted and recently bought the round loom set. My question is where can I find the other long looms?

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 9 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      I got my long loom set at Joanne's Fabrics.

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 9 years ago from New Zealand

      I presume this is what the wooden cotton reel with 4 nails in the top developed into -its rather cool -Im wondering if I can buy one in Australia - do they come up in EBay and Amazon - because I would be happy to buy mail order hint hint!

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 9 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      That's a great question. Anyone here in Australia? I've seen other versions of knitting looms on some of the YouTube videos. A clever person could even make one out of wood.

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      Sylvia 9 years ago

      I've seen them on ebay. I also know that I bought the long loom set for my granddaughter at Michaels (and if you wait for the 50% off coupon it only costs $10! - what a deal!). I appreciate the wonderful step by step pics you did I too was frustrated with the directions.

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      Kristi 9 years ago

      I have a question about the ribbed knit stitch on the long loom. It's shown in the Kinfty Knitter III booklet that I bought at Wal-Mart, but I can't figure out how to turn around and go the back the other direction when I get to the other end. Do you have any advice?

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      Dezeree Bonebrake 9 years ago

      Thank you very much for your posting on the project!!!!!! It's helped me a lot. You were so right about the web site, it showed nothing about "How To" on it. So thanks to you I can now get started on my daughters and sons blankets.

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      Deb Groom 9 years ago

      Thank you, thank you. I bought the long looms and was so frustrated trying to follow the instructions. Your pictures and explanation were wonderful. It must have been a lot of work and I want you to know that it is really appreciated. Thanks.

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      J'anelle 9 years ago

      Thank you so much! I bought the looms today because I just couldn't crochet correctly, let alone knitting. The kit seemed easy yet I almost laughed at the instructions. I couldn't figure them out for the world. You've helped me tremendously! Thank you again =)

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      Mo 9 years ago

      Hi! My daughters and I worked on the round looms for awhile and became addicted...I bought the long looms last week and, you're right. The instructions are a JOKE. I followed them very closely but my stitches came out too loose, even when I tried with 2 strands! Any ideas?

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 9 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Recently I noticed new books hitting the craft stores on Loom Knitting. Next time you are in your favorite store, check their book section.

      Also, experiment with your strands MO. Too many strands and you struggle to lift the loops over the pegs. Too few and it looks took open. Try different combos until you find one that you like. I find a more slubby or texturned yarn like Homespun or Fun Fur fills in the gaps nicely.

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      jjlejmc 9 years ago

      Thank you so much for this. I have just got my loom and this helped A lot. But I dont know how to finish it. How the heck do you remove the knitting. Thanks for the help.

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      cheeryberry 9 years ago

      Hi, Thanks for the very organize project. I try using the instructions in the package. After 3 hours and nothing done, I decided to go to my computer. Now I will try again using your instructions and pictures, and will make a scraft.

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      debbie 9 years ago

      thank you so much that helps more than you know i really appreciate the help

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      sweetcheeks 8 years ago

      thank you for the instruction it was much easier just watching of youtube.com

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      buy absinthe 8 years ago

      great info thank you

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      Amber 8 years ago

      Wow you are a god send, I bought the same loom you did and the instructions were terrible, but your pictures really helped a lot... I'm not sure if I did it right but it looks nice, I just need to know how to finish it so i can get the yarn off the loom.... thanks again!

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      Sabrina 8 years ago

      The only thing i thought wasn't explained was the second set of wraps. one you pull it and 'hold for a moment'...then what? 'adding next set of wraps' didn't help much...wouldn't that leave the last peg without a top wrap? (that keeps happening when i try)

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 8 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      I will be making a video soon. That should make things easier Sabrina.

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      April 8 years ago

      Hi and thanks for the info it is very helpful. I still am having a problem understanding how to make a flat panel on the long looms. Every time I try the yarn is to tight and it won't work. I tried looking for the directions on the provocraft web page but could not find it. I can use the round looms but I can't seem to get the long looms. I'am really anxious to try them. Can you help?

      Thanks ,

      April Kegley

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 8 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      I picked up two pamplets for .99 each yesterday that may help a great deal. Knitting with the Knifty Knitter (A New Experience in Knitting) by Provocraft and Knitting with the Knifty Knitter 2. Version 2 covers the long loom. They also cover how to do ribbing and binding off.

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      Sabrina 8 years ago

      Good news! I figured it out...the answer is yes, you do leave a corner peg without a top wrap in that step...and I finished my scarf!! the ending isn't that hard...if you do it right, it makes little loops that you can pull the last strand through, then tie in a knot and done!

      I couldn't have done it without your tutorial, though...thanks! =D

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      Holly 8 years ago

      I appreciate your clear instructions, the company should hire you to do the booklet! I was wondering if you have any instructions on the other stitches the company mentioned on the back of their booklet.

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 8 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Thank you Holly. I am working on that right now. All the good stuff like increasing, decreasing, cables and so forth.

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      fairydust 8 years ago

      I, too, wanted to thank you. I am just hopeless when crafting... though I love it very much. I am making something now with the e wrap on pink oval loom.... my husband asked me what it was..... I was then stumped! I have no clue. I don't even know how to finish it off. and what exactly is knit one pearl two? HELP!!! lol Thank you!!

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      mandi999 8 years ago

      Its great instructions, but i just need to know how to finish, like u said u would be doing. but im sure ur a busy woman lol. get back to me soon. thanks again

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      yolanda 8 years ago

      THANKS SO MUCH IT WAS MUCH CLEARER TO SEE IT DONE, COULDN'T FIGURE OUT THE INSTRUCTION THAT CAME WITH THE LOOMS. HOWEVER I NEED HELP HOW DO YOU FINISH THE PRODUCT. IM DOING A SCARF BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO STOP AND TAKE IT OFF.

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      puzzled 8 years ago

      how to you bind off using the kniffty loom

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      Joan 8 years ago

      You are just wonderful for helping. Can't thank you enough!! I am sure I will have lots of questions.

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      beginner 8 years ago

      i'm trying to make a scarf. i only bought one skein of yarn and now realize i need more yarn. how do i attach the second skein to the loom to make the scarf longer?

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      Anna 8 years ago

      Could you help with turning when working with the ribbed stitching?

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      Fawn 8 years ago

      Thank you. now I am going to tackle a shawl.

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      Veronica 8 years ago

      Thank you so much for your pictures! They were a lot more helpful than some of the videos I saw on Youtube. The pictures were nice and clear! This is my first time knitting and I was having a hard time getting started. Thanks again!

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      cricket 8 years ago

      how do I know which looms makes what?

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 8 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Beginner asked how to attach a new strand of yarn. I loosely tie a new yarn to the old yarn temporarily, allow a few inches of slack, and continure on with the new yarn. After the piece is off the loom, I untie the knot, and weave both ends in.

      Cricket asks how to know which loom makes what. I know people that make everything on the round loom and never even need the long oval looms. You can make flat pieces on the round loom by not joining the ends together and working back and forth instead.

      The smallest round loom makes a baby hat, the next bigger one, a child's hat, then an adult hat and the biggest one of all makes an XL adult hat. If you think of the ring like a crown, and it almost fits over your head, that is the size hat you will need.

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      Kim 8 years ago

      There is a series of booklets published called knitting with the knitfy knitter by provocraft that I found in my local wal mart for 50 cents each. They look like pamphlets with about 8 or 9 projects each in them. Very helpful, and there is a lot of info on the long looms, plus a section in the front for different stitches. I just finished a basic toboggan from this book on my long looms, used as if it were a round loom as discussed above. Ilove these things!

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 8 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      I bought 3 books recently that are long and narrow, so I'm guessing they are the same ones, but I think I paid .99 each. They came out after this article was written. I haven't had time to do anything with them yet. I'm still trying to finish about 6 knifty knitter loom projects that I already have started. Here is a photo I took of two of them so you can see if it's the same ones you have. http://flickr.com/photos/almostfamous/2764808726/

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      CropMatPaste 8 years ago

      MoonMaiden~

      Please help. I have three projects going on three different looms.. because I can't figure out how to take the scarves off the darned looms! I don't crochet, so I can't figure out the instructions with the crochet hook. Please.. if you can.. can you explain this to me? Incidentally, your tutorials are phenominal! You should work for ProvoCraft!

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 8 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Thank you,

      You don't need to use a crochet hook. You can do the same thing with a yarn needle. Thread the needle with a long piece of yarn. Secure one end on your project, I can't go into detail without knowing the type of project. With the round loom, if you are making a hat, you go through each loop once and remove each loop from the peg and then gather them up as if on a giant drawstring. Then secure the end and weave at least 6" back into the project and cut off the excess.

      With a scarf, assuming you want the end to be flat, you'd have to catch each loop, probably taking one stitch on the right, then the left, then the right, thus weaving back and forth to secure each loop. Remove from loom, flatten out and secure. I know that's kind of vague, and you'll have to experiment to get the shape you want, but I hope it helps.

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      Toni  8 years ago

      I was going to try the mittens but the directions are confusing. They mention the e wrap so that from above it looks like series of lowercase eaCtms. This is the provo craft mitten pattern I got off the Provo Craft site. Thanks, Toni toniandlou@live.com

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      redhead83402 8 years ago

      oh THANK you!!! My dear lady, you are a GODsend! I was SO confused by the silly pamphlet included with the knift knitter, as well as the instructions they provided on the website. And I understand crocheting, too! I just never got the hang of knitting ~ so I thought, you know, those knitter doo-hickey's might just be the answer... but HAH ~ up till now I was STILL stumped! Dumb thing is, I even know how to weave... but the little booklet they included with the knitter was SO ... annoying! Your pictures made it perfectly clear, however! Again, THANK YOU!!!

      ~Red

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      Robin Volpicelli 8 years ago

      I am trying to make some scarves but find that one skein of yarn is far too short how can you add a skein to make a longer one?

      Justasoftbreeze@yahoo.com

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      Linda 8 years ago

      WEll finally . complete understandable instructions. Thank you so much.

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      geeeemm 8 years ago

      i still dont understand how to do the e wrap. No matter what I try, I'm still not sure what it is or that it's right. I really want to get this done and am feeling very frustrated. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Thanks!

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      Barbara 8 years ago

      Thank you Thankyou Thank you

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      wizzo49 8 years ago

      Hi, I was making a baby blanket with 4 medium size squares with the letters Individual letters in each square to spell out baby. Well, when I started my 1st square, it just narrowed into the center making it smaller with the shape of a 'backwards C' on each side and wasn't looking good. So, I gave up. How do you keep it from going inward using the blue long loom, when you want a straight edge and the same width on both sides? Any help on this? Thanks!

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      Sherry 8 years ago

      I was wondering if it is possible to convert standard knitting patterns to the looms. I have a Christmas Afghan pattern that is knitted in squares and then sewn together. Each block consists of a picture so there is a lot of color changes and I've never been able to master it. What do you think?

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      Renee 8 years ago

      As an FYI...there is a small woman-owned business that claims to have created the "long loom" design (in wood) only to be copied by "a...well-known craft company"...I'm not connected with them, but I came across their website as I was searching for information on knitting boards (and came across yours as well, and your instructions and photos are excellent!) Check out http://www.oldfashionedknittingboard.com and needless to say...you might want to re-reconsider who you buy from ;)

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      Cheryl Martin 8 years ago

      Thank you so much for this blog. Your directions are so clear and consise. I just purchased a purple long loom from Provocraft and was getting discouraged because the directions are so confusing.

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      Irene Hill 8 years ago

      How do you get tit of the loop. Please tell me ho to do it. Thant you , I' just learning ho to doing it

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      Kelly  7 years ago

      Hi, can you tell me where you got that grey and pink yarn and what Brand it is

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      Knottsdale 7 years ago

      Hi, Moonmaiden: Thank you for taking the time to document this perplexing little pastime. The instructions that came with my long loom set are not good. It might be that the different languages get in the way. It's enough to have to read my language, figure out what the loom wants from me. The burden falls on the reader to sort out the languages, which gets in the way of learning. As you mention, taking the knot off of the anchor peg is important. Thank you for working this out for me. Best wishes, Knottsdale.

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 7 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Hi Kelly,

      I believe the pink yarn may be Dazzleaire, but I bought it a long time ago so I have no idea if it's still out there.

      Thanks Knottsdale. More and more books are coming out so our learning can continue.

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      Kelly  7 years ago

      THANK YOU!! I have been looking all over for this yarn. I was thinking it might be red heart, but couldn't find anything. You've given me one more clue to search. BTW, you're instructions were SOOO helpful. I did my first scarf totally wrong, and after looking at your instructions scarf #2 is going MUCH better. I'm using black and white yarn.

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      Julie 7 years ago

      I'd love to make a baby blanket for my daughter. Any idea on an easy pattern with no crochet? TIA!

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 7 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Hi Kelly,

      You may not have made your first scarf wrong. There are a lot of different methods out there, and new ones show up on video tutorial sites all the time. But I'm glad you found my article useful.

      Hi Julie,

      Have you checked youtube and other sites for baby blanket tutorials? I'm sure some of the new books out must have such a thing as well.

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      Jennifer 7 years ago

      I cannot figure out how to decrease on my round looms. I am trying to make a hat and without decreasing, it's too bulky on top. Somebody please HELP!

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      lorimonninger 7 years ago

      I just started using the long loom to make a scarf. Your instructions are phenomenal! I am chomping at the bit to see the pictures of how to close the scarf. Although, I have read the instructions over and over they do not make any sense to me. In the meantime I'm starting another scarf. I'm trying to make Christmas presents. Thanks for your help.

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      Carla 7 years ago

      Can you upload how to do single knitting in long looms?

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      mike the knitter 7 years ago

      Thanks for your help. Has anyone figured out how to make the mittens shown on the P. Craft site? I don't get the e-loop thing.

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      gail 7 years ago

      my sister does the loom,but she having trouble on figure how to take them off of the looms

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      krystal 7 years ago

      thank you girls have just too knitters loom patterns

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      scamp 7 years ago

      can you show us how to do a single knit instead of a double because on the instructions for the knifty knitter it said that you'd find it at www.provocraft.com but i didn't PLEASE HELP

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 7 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Hi Scamp.

      You can use the long loom just like the circular loom if you just want to go around and around. Visualize the long loom as a squashed circle and you'll get the idea. Once you treat it like a circle, the directions for the round loom will do the trick.

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      mari 7 years ago

      Thank you! Daughter got a loom kit from Grandma. Grandma helped her make a hat on the round loom, but couldn't figure out the long loom (horrible directions). Then Gma went home & it was up to mom to figure it out. YEAH. now, i can. THank you.

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      Kimloomstichr 7 years ago

      I'm looking for flat panel single knitting instructions start to finish, from casting to knitting the single panel to casting off. Also, any patterns for scarves, hats, and any additional "stitches" would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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      Kristen 7 years ago

      This page and this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgLYwCgF63E I found extremely helpful!

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      Susan 7 years ago

      I want to make a hat with cute ear flaps.... can you tell me how?? or direct me to page?

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      Courtney 7 years ago

      I don't know how to finish the top of the hat.I am also using the knifty knitters one. From the instructions I can't understand it.

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      Josey B. 7 years ago

      I made my first scarf. Came out nice but can't figure out how to take it off the loom. Help. Thanks

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      DrDave 7 years ago

      It's great to see so many people using the Knifty Knitter. Is it as easy to use as they say? Leave a review at http://www.seenontvreviews.com/2010/02/04/knifty-k...

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      Donna Wilfong 7 years ago

      If anyone claims to have "invented" this knifty knitter loom they need to know that it has just been reinvented in modern material. I have a very, very old one that consists of two long hoops of wood with different size wooden pegs and have sketches of something called a "knitting rail" that is two 2by4's fastened together at the ends with rows of nails about l/4 inch apart on each 2by4. It was used to knit wool blankets. I remember my grandmother making knitting spools out of four small nails and a wooden spool. She used it to make pull string closures for draw string bags. Oh, yes love your photos!I am currently trying to cope with More Knitting Wheel Fashions by Kathy Norris. I am a bit confused...How do you knit and purl on this hoop? I never knitted with needles so that may be my problem.

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      sandy 7 years ago

      this visual really helped me out because I was having so much trouble understanding the book! THANKS! I hope to make lots more projects now!

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      kitty 7 years ago

      To decrease on both sides in double knit on the kk long loom:with one loop only on each peg,before you wind yarn over the pegs,pick up the first loop on the first peg and move it to the second peg,also move the last loop to the next to last peg.then work as usual picking up the two loops as one .this will form a triangle, 6 or 8 triangles sewn together will form a circle of sorts.

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      kitty 7 years ago

      a little correction on what I wrote yesterday. I meant the loops on the first pegs both top and bottom (or front and back),and the last top and bottom pegs. Four pegs in all.Also that to continue to decrease would make a triangle if you decrease to one loop.

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      Robin59 7 years ago

      When using the long looms, if you wrap skipping every other peg then turn and wrap the pegs you skipped you will find that your knitting will be two sided (not a front and a back). Blankets look far better with two front sides!!!!

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      Robin59 7 years ago

      KNIT STITCH

      There are two ways the "e-wrap stitch" and the "true knit stitch"

      (1) The "e-wrap stitch" is done by wraping yarn around the number of pegs you are going to use then wrap them again in reverse and lift the bottom yarn you wrapped first over top of the backward wrapping then wrap again.

      (2) The "true knit stitch" is done by wraping all the pegs you are going to use either on a peg wheel (round loom) or just one row of pegs on the straight peg Loom (straight wheel) then loosely lay the yarn over top og the out side of the pegs and lift the wrapped yarn over top of the one layed on top of pegs. Ten repeat by laying yarn on top of the pegs etc....

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      Robin59 7 years ago

      PURL STITCH

      Personally I have only tried the purl stitch once, maybe I'll try it again sometime????

      Step 1- Wrap the number of pegs you need on the circle loom of long loom (I have tried only one row of pegs).

      Step 2- Lay the yarn on the outside of the wheel, under the yarn you just wrapped on in step one.

      Step 3- Insert the knitting tool down between the loop, the yarn you lain over the pegs, and the wheel, Now turn the knitting tool anp pull the yarn that you laid over the pegs up through the loops forming new loop.

      Step 4- lift the origional loop off the peg and put the new loop you formed in it's place on the peg.

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      Robin59 7 years ago

      Taking finished knitting off your loom

      Round Looms and Long Looms if you are using only one row of pegs.

      I take yarn of a different color and using large yarn needle.

      Step 1- Go through each and every loop that is on the loom and very loosely and tie each end of the yarn so that the loops can not fall off.

      Step 2- Now using the loom tool take each and every loop off the loom.

      Step 3- Now you need,a crochet needle and a long piece of yarn the same color as the yarn you as the piece you took off the loom.

      Starting at one end putting the crochet needle in the loop and wrap one end of the long piece of yarn (leaving a tail) over the chrochet needle and pull it through the Loop and Chain one.

      Step 4- REPEAT STEP 3- Until you have crocheted through all the loops you removed from the loom.

      Step 5- cut the yarn you are working with and pull it through the last loop that is on your crochet hook Now pull out the yarn that is not the correct color.

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      Robin59 7 years ago

      Removal of your piece from a Long Loom when using both rows of pegs.

      BINDING OFF

      Step1- the loops off the front row and place them on the back row one-by-one and using the knitting tool take the bottom loops up over the top loops.

      Now look at my comment above follow all of the five steps.

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      Robin59 7 years ago

      Removing your work from a loom

      GATHERED METHOD OF REMOVING WORK

      (SUCH AS HATS ETC....)

      Take a yarn needle and yarn the same as your knitted piece and thread the needle.

      Step one- Go through every loop on the loom.

      Step2- Take the loops off the loom using the knitting tool.

      Step 3- Pull the Yarn to gather the knitted piece.

      Step 4- turn the knitted piece wrong side our and tie a knot in the yarn with the knitted piece as tight as you need it. (I personally recomenc tying the yarn three times so that in will not come out), now cut the yarn and turn your project right side out.

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      Rebecca G 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for the detailed instructions and pictures. I was so confused after reading the instrustions that came with the set. You really helped out!

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      Sian Froud 6 years ago

      Hi, I live in Western Australia, and started loom knitting about 2 and half years ago, after buying a round loom set at a big craft store. At first, i had no idea what to do, so I Googled it, and came up with some wonderful sites, including this one, that taught me. Books are hard to find here, but, I have made my own books of patterns and instructions for personal use, by downloading from the internet sites and putting them in files. I had no idea such a simple item can create so much - i am an addict!

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      lisa 6 years ago

      how do u finsh it

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      thea 6 years ago

      Just wanted to add another thanks! I thought I'd try the loom after carpal tunnel made holding needles too difficult, but was so confused by the booklet. Your tutorial is great. Thank you!

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      Jessy 6 years ago

      Hi, im 14 and i discovered this about 2 yrs ago. i love it but can never find any other patterns other than the snood (a ring round the neck) and the plain scarf for the rectangular loom. if anyone knows any sites it would be helpful!

      thanks

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      maggie 6 years ago

      i got the long loom a couple of years ago for christmas and even though the diresctions were a little hard to understand i figured it out fairly quickly after a couple of experimental tries its the remembering how to do it thats hard it took me a couple of tries to correctly remember and and im hoping to get all of the looms the long and short and the circular i wasn't sure i would know how to use them the circular i mean but the video posted on this site was a big help for if i ever gets my hands on the circular looms

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      jtorgler 6 years ago

      Thank you for taking the time to post photos and clearly stating the directions. This is a wonderful tutorial. Looking forward to more, if you are still loom knitting!

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 6 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      You are welcome jtorgler. You might also enjoy this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4behHG8Orgk

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      Bieber fan 6 years ago

      i wanted to know if you know how to make a baby hat out of the long loom not the round. i cannot find any instructions on how to make it while using the long loom only the round and it takes me an hour to do things with the long loom but weeks with the round, can you help me?

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 6 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Hi Beiber fan.

      I just made a tutorial for that very thing. One sec and I'll get it for you.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4behHG8Orgk

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      keelin 6 years ago

      Thanks for this :)

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      Andi 6 years ago

      Is it just me or do the stitches seem really loose on the knifty knitters? I have tried all shapes and sizes of looms and to no avail the stitches look incredibly loose and sloppy. Am I doing something wrong?

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      Bieber fan 6 years ago

      Thank you that was very helpful! i cant wait to go try it! and dont forget JUSTIN BIEBER ROCKS THE WORLD!! :D

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      Naomi 6 years ago

      How do you count the rows on a long loom? I started making a scarf and I got so excited I figured out how to do it, I forgot to count the rows! oops....any help?

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 6 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Hi Andi,

      You are correct. Because the pegs are so far apart, it makes a loose weave. Most knitters solve that problem by doubling or even tripling their yarn, using two or three strands as one.

      Or you can shop for a loom with smaller pegs. I'm about to get looms with smaller pegs so I can make some socks that are a finer stitch.

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 6 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Naomi,

      I'm thinking you can take another color of yarn, use a yarn needle and carefully weave it through the pegs of the existing project. Then knit two rows. Take a ruler and measure from the waste yarn to the top of the row. For example assume you you had 2 rows per inch. Then measure the whole length, and if it's 10 inches long, that would be 20 rows. After you've figured it out, you can pull out the spare yarn.

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      Michelle 6 years ago

      These are the most detailed and thorough instictions I've seen so far on using the looms. I'm just starting to use the round loom and my boyfriend got me some long looms which I can't use until Christmas ;) I will definitely bookmark this page and use it often. Thank you

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      Latisha 6 years ago

      I love this but could you give instructions on how to make other things?

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      Fabulousfall 6 years ago

      Any pictures on the single row of knitting on the long loom instead of the double where you cross cross? Also pictures of finishing off a scarf...hats are easy. Thanks!

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      Fabulousfall 6 years ago

      Any pictures on the single row of knitting on the long loom instead of the double where you cross cross? Also pictures of finishing off a scarf...hats are easy. Thanks!

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 6 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Fabulousfall, can you send me a photo of the project on the loom your are making so I can figure out how to cast it off for you? You can reach me at pigglewiggins@gmail.com

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      Cyndi 6 years ago

      Does anyone have a suggestion for numbering your pegs with something other than a Sharpie marker? The Sharpie rubs off too quickly. Thanks!

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      wizzo50 6 years ago

      How do you knit off double knitting on the long loom?

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      Dee Dee 6 years ago

      Problem is wrapping the second row of yarn in the same pattern as first...One end peg will only have one wrap if I go back with yarn in same direction. I've made lots of scarves, but cross the first wrap of yarn. What do I do at the ends...can't see this on your video. It is very good, but this point questionable.

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      Jan 5 years ago

      How do you knit a a single flat panel for a blanket? I am new to this...

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      Ellerbaker 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for the many pictures, it sure help me get started. Can't wait to try my looms.

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      sian 5 years ago

      wounder if u can help with a strange few questions.

      i was wondering in on the long loom when it says 27 peg does it mean on row a and b or just a. i cant decide if i have a 27 peg board or not. hope i dont sound silly but i cant find the answer.

      also is there a hook holder to keep my loom hook in and where can i get 1.

      finally 2 things

      im in the uk and i got my friends looming we would all like to learn some new stiches. basically im teaching them. the last time i knit with a loom i was 5. and im now 40. is there a magazine or easy book of stiches like u showed above.

      there are lots of knitting and crochet mags like the art of knitting and the art of crochet. but i cant find a magazine or book with clear enough pictures and instructions the internet has so many i dont no where to begin. hobbie craft

      dont sale knitting looms anymore.. so were stuck please help

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      mary preece 5 years ago

      can you please explain to me what a purl stich is and how you increase and decrease......someone HELP!

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      Val 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing these directions. Like you, I had trouble with the instructions in the booklet that came with my long loom set, and I can't find anything really helpful on Youtube, either.

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      kcgrannieannie 5 years ago

      What type of know do you use to add additional yarn for a longer project? Also if you want a wider piece how do you link two panels?

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      Jen Baldwin 5 years ago from Joplin, MO

      can you make socks actual socks not slipper socks with the long loom

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      KayLin 5 years ago

      What all can you create with long looms? I recently just bought mine and have made tons and tons of scarfs, can you make blankets, socks, slippers, and gloves on a long knitting loom?

      Thank you!

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      Becky 5 years ago

      How do you finish it?

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      Krystal 5 years ago

      The gauge on the knifty knitters is too large for regular socks. You can knit thick socks with an actual heel and toe on the blue circle or on the long loom with the adjustable pegs(there are videos on youtube).

      Other loom makers sell finer guage looms, with pegs set closer together for sock knitting.

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      Krystal 5 years ago

      There are great videos on youtube for both purl stitching and sewing panels together to create a larger project.

      The purl stitch: lay your yarn n across the front of the peg below the stitch already on the peg. Take hook behind the stitch and grab the yarn pulling it up through the stitch and easing the stitch off the peg, replacing it with the loop you just formed by grabbing the yarn with your hook. This is much easier to understand in a video and there is a great one on you tube.

      Sewing panels together is done with the plastic needle that came with your knitter, when searching the net for instructions, it is done the same way as sewing pieces made with needle knitting. you can simply whip stitch them together (stitching through the stitches) or try one of the fancier techniques on you tube that can make your seams invisible (blend in).

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      Kim 5 years ago

      I just got a long loom and am trying to make a scarf. These instructions are great but my stitches seem way too loose. Am I doing something wrong? I made one scarf with a thicker yarn and its pretty but very loose. I am starting one with a different type of yarn using two strands. Any input is appreciated.

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      ali 5 years ago

      yay! finally i figured out how to do this. the instructions in the box were terrible

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      Cheryl 5 years ago

      Just picked up a set of long looms today, and can't wait to get started -- even more so now, thanks to your clear instructions! I bought my first set of only a couple of days ago (the circular kind) and have already made three hats. Now, of course, I want matching scarves...and eventually will move on to shawls and throws.

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      Sandra Ramsey 5 years ago

      I am hyperventalating & I have COPD. The instructions in the "Provo Craft" are useless. Help me rightnow. Please. I want to make an accessory scarf for my 12 year old grandaughter's birthday, Jan. 20. I only know how to make dish cloths. K & P & I don't have much time or breath left to waste.

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      kiwi 5 years ago

      does anyone know how to add a new ball of yarn to the long loom? I'm knitting a scarf and the wool's about to run out before I can get to the length I want.

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 5 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Take the tail of the first yarn and the tail of the new yarn and tie them together using an overhand knot. Leave about 6" below the knot. Continue the project, but let the knot portion dangle outside the knitted fabric. After you are finished and the project is off the loom, carefully weave the ends into the fabric and trim off any excess.

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      Nomes 5 years ago

      Thankyou so much I love looming I am from Australia and found the round loom set of 4 from spotlight for $14.95 after looking at your you tube videos you are a great teacher. Now with my looms I will be looming for charities in Australia

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 5 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      What a great idea Nomes. These looms are great for hats and lap blankets and scarves.

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      julia roemhildt 5 years ago

      i love making hats, scarfs, and blinkets, i make them for kiids and they LOVE them!and my grandma loves them to! im only 11

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 5 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Julia, I'm so proud of you. Keep up the good work. If you can, get a 2nd loom so you can teach a friend and do it together.

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      helen in iowa 5 years ago

      I have almost given up on the round and long looms. In fact I took my long looms back. Horrible instruction book.

      I have tried making hats for kids and when I use 2 strands of yarn, it is too bulky, when I use one strand of a soft yarn, it has no stretch. I live in a small town so my choices are limited and buying online is hard as I can't visualize what the yarn feels like or how it will finish. I am trying to make hats that you make about 24 inches long, but the yarn has stretch to it, and when you are done, you take your first round and put the stiches on the last row, work one strand over the other, cut off a long strand, weave thru and take stitches off the loom. Wow, this has turned out to be pretty windy! lol Anyway, can you recommend a yarn that has "stretch" to it, that can be used? So when I take the hat off the loom, it will stretch to fit the head?

      thanks

      helen

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 5 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Helen, sorry to hear you are having difficulties. It would help so much if you could meet with other loom knitters in real life and compare results. Is that possible? Which loom diameter are you using? The hats I made are pretty stretchy and I've used all different sorts of yarns.

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      jmollett 5 years ago

      Need your help. I am a beginner at loom knitting and have just started a flat scarf. I have been working on it off and on this week and I noticed yesterday that my stitch has "flipped". Like I said beginner, so I am not sure if that makes sense. I thought that I would just keep going and when I got to the end I would just figure out how I flipped it and flip it back, but somehow I did it again. I am now confused and not sure what to do.

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      new2knit 5 years ago

      The visuals helped immensely, but I was wondering how to get a tighter knit? I've made a couple scarves, but the knit is very loose. Can someone help me?

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      Marion 4 years ago

      Those instructions that come with the looms are terrible. I cannot read them at all! So happy you were here to help.

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      Maro 4 years ago

      Moonmaiden, I have never used the Knifty Knitter loon before. If i have to choose one to get started which one should I pick. I want to make fingerless gloves.

      Thanks

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      Kim R 4 years ago

      Well, I am so glad that I've found you. I'm going to look more in depth when I get home from work. I bought my 11 year old daughter a set of 4 long looms of different sizes and we, for the life of me, couldn't figure out how to use it!

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      amy 3 months ago

      I just wanted to thank you so much for your clear and precise photos. I am more of a visual learner and love your page. I have learned more stitches by seeing your photos than any video I could watch. Keep up the great work.

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