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« Reply #660 on: April 16, 2008 02:41:58 PM »

I would assume it can't be much harder than making a flat pannel in general.
How many stitches would the widest part be? you will need a loom with at least that many pegs.
If I were crocheting one I would either work from the center out, which is pretty near impossible unless you have an adjustable loom, Or I would work from the smallest side to the other. Almost like making a diamond but more round.
I think that makes sense. think of it like a squared circle.
Take some graph paper and draw a circle on it and then fill in the squares around the circle and count each square as a peg.
Does that make sense?
I hope so if not I can probably make you a graph when I get home.

That's what I was thinking too. I was trying to think of a way to make it easy to do.

And you're right - crochet wise this would be very simple to do, but I want to try and expand my horizons loomically (loomically? I just made up my own word - hahaha!)

What I had been thinking this morning was that it might be as easy as doing something like a flower - stay with one peg, and keep doing row after row until it twirls back on itself so I can seam it together. Or that I could do it via increases and decreases (though they can be a pain in the butt to design properly).
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« Reply #661 on: April 16, 2008 03:06:28 PM »

I would assume it can't be much harder than making a flat pannel in general.
How many stitches would the widest part be? you will need a loom with at least that many pegs.
If I were crocheting one I would either work from the center out, which is pretty near impossible unless you have an adjustable loom, Or I would work from the smallest side to the other. Almost like making a diamond but more round.
I think that makes sense. think of it like a squared circle.
Take some graph paper and draw a circle on it and then fill in the squares around the circle and count each square as a peg.
Does that make sense?
I hope so if not I can probably make you a graph when I get home.

That's what I was thinking too. I was trying to think of a way to make it easy to do.

And you're right - crochet wise this would be very simple to do, but I want to try and expand my horizons loomically (loomically? I just made up my own word - hahaha!)

What I had been thinking this morning was that it might be as easy as doing something like a flower - stay with one peg, and keep doing row after row until it twirls back on itself so I can seam it together. Or that I could do it via increases and decreases (though they can be a pain in the butt to design properly).

You could do that. It would be similar to knitting an I-cord and sewing it into a spiral?
I'll see if I can make you a graph if you think that might help. Smiley
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« Reply #662 on: April 16, 2008 03:10:15 PM »

Has anyone been able to do a circular flat panel on the looms? I saw a blog entry once that said they did, but haven't been able to find instructions anywhere. I have a great idea but one of the shapes involved is a flat circle!

Short rows? You'd need enough pegs to cover the radius of your finished circle. If you cast on provisionally you can graft the first and last rows so you won't have a seam. I don't know the math to figure out how long and how many short rows you'd need but I'm sure there has to be someone that's blogged about it, though probably on 2 needles rather than a loom.
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« Reply #663 on: April 17, 2008 05:22:42 AM »

hey cfbandit---

are you on the kniftyknitter yahoo group?  they have a link to making a flat circle in the forums today!

A lady named Joann has come up with a pattern for making any size circle. she calls it the Magic Formula for Circles.  It's on her blog found here: http://www.joannsknittingbasket.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #664 on: April 17, 2008 07:06:01 AM »

hey cfbandit---

are you on the kniftyknitter yahoo group?  they have a link to making a flat circle in the forums today!

A lady named Joann has come up with a pattern for making any size circle. she calls it the Magic Formula for Circles.  It's on her blog found here: http://www.joannsknittingbasket.blogspot.com/
I saw that and thought cfbandit had posted the orginal question! lol.
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« Reply #665 on: April 17, 2008 07:09:30 AM »

hey cfbandit---

are you on the kniftyknitter yahoo group?  they have a link to making a flat circle in the forums today!

A lady named Joann has come up with a pattern for making any size circle. she calls it the Magic Formula for Circles.  It's on her blog found here: http://www.joannsknittingbasket.blogspot.com/

I am - and totally missed that!  Embarrassed

Now that's interesting. She uses a bit of math to figure out how many stitches and rows to short roll. What a great concept!
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« Reply #666 on: April 17, 2008 07:10:20 AM »

hey cfbandit---

are you on the kniftyknitter yahoo group?  they have a link to making a flat circle in the forums today!

A lady named Joann has come up with a pattern for making any size circle. she calls it the Magic Formula for Circles.  It's on her blog found here: http://www.joannsknittingbasket.blogspot.com/
I saw that and thought cfbandit had posted the orginal question! lol.

Haha - nope, I wasn't the original poster. But we must have came around to a similar idea at the same time! It looked like the original group post was about making tree skirts.  Grin
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« Reply #667 on: April 17, 2008 07:23:02 AM »

hey cfbandit---

are you on the kniftyknitter yahoo group?  they have a link to making a flat circle in the forums today!

A lady named Joann has come up with a pattern for making any size circle. she calls it the Magic Formula for Circles.  It's on her blog found here: http://www.joannsknittingbasket.blogspot.com/
I saw that and thought cfbandit had posted the orginal question! lol.

Haha - nope, I wasn't the original poster. But we must have came around to a similar idea at the same time! It looked like the original group post was about making tree skirts.  Grin
I figured once I read down further, but it cracked me up none the less.
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« Reply #668 on: April 17, 2008 11:32:35 AM »

On the topic of fun resources, someone on Ravelry re-found this one and I'm not sure its ever been posted on craftster.

http://tearmanual.plugin.com.br/index.html

Its a Brazilian knitting loom site. If you click "Pontos" it comes up with several unique and different ways to wrap/stitch a knitting board.
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« Reply #669 on: May 02, 2008 07:59:25 AM »

I don't know if this has been asked before, but can anyone tell me if this could be used one handed?  My mom had a stroke last year, and her left hand really doesn't function well.  I was thinking of getting this for her as something she might use to get a little function back into her hand (she won't do the exercises because she thinks they're stupid).  I was hoping this would appeal to her since she used to knit sporadically.  However, if it's just going to sit in a corner because she can't use it, it's not much help.  Undecided
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