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361  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My 1st human-sized hat - made with a DIY Adjustable Round Loom on: August 14, 2008 06:27:12 PM
I just perfected my adjustable round loom made from BIC stick pens, rubber bands, and beads.  Turned out pretty clever!  I going to add more pegs when I get more pens.  I love it 'cuz I can do round and flat knitting.  And, I can roll it up to stuff in my bag for trips.  Even with a project on it!

For more pics go to:  http://knitty-witty.blogspot.com/2008/08/adjustable-round-knitting-loom.html
362  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / doll hat/scarf on DIY round knitting loom on: August 14, 2008 08:15:40 AM
Not sure if this is the place to post loom knitting.  But, I'm just learning.

After trying finger weaving and "knit picking" (see:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=261765.0), I wanted to knit round, so I made a diy loom out of my daughters pencils.  We made 2 really quick hat and scarf sets for her dolls on 14 pencils.

I'm currently looking at making a bigger adjustable round loom out of BIC pens.  I also thought about tying combs together to make a round loom.  I will share the results if I am successful.
363  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: 1st finger knitting (weaving) projects using all ten fingers!! - scarves on: August 14, 2008 08:07:52 AM
Please post pics/links here if you do try finger weaving. 

I'm trying crochet, too.  Mine is currently too tight and uneven.  I can't seem to figure out where to add the second row to, either.  Keeps twisting and looks really messy.  Sad
364  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: pick knitting...knit picking?! on: August 14, 2008 08:00:17 AM
Has anyone else tried this, yet?  I've been experimenting with different techniques on my comb.  I really like the "e wrap".

e-wrap - this is really nice for thicker yarn with less stretch.  It's much looser.

alternating knit/purl rows - gives a wavey effect and is flatter than just knit only.

rib - alternating knit/purl stitches on each row is also flatter.  I tried "seed" as well which looks alot like just knit stitch.
365  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: 1st finger knitting (weaving) projects using all ten fingers!! - scarves on: August 07, 2008 07:42:32 AM
Eliea, like I mentioned above, we learned one-handed from the tute, played around with it for awhile and completed both 10-finger scarves in the same night.  One scarf probably took a couple hours cuz I just learned.  With practice, I could get it done in one hour easy.
366  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: pick knitting...knit picking?! on: August 07, 2008 06:59:31 AM
I know what you are describing.  Except we used wooden/styrofoam thread spools with 5 nails.  They called it "spool knitting".  We made many a bracelet with our spools!
367  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: 1st finger knitting (weaving) projects using all ten fingers!! - scarves on: August 07, 2008 06:55:13 AM
kimmy_sue05, I added the tutorial link I used to the top of this thread.  To do it with ten fingers, just keep weaving over to your other hand.  The yarn should be infront of one pinky and behind the other one.
368  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: 1st finger knitting (weaving) projects using all ten fingers!! - scarves on: August 07, 2008 06:15:13 AM
pinkricepudding, it was tricky at first, but if you weave really loose you can bend your hands together to pull them over with your thumb and pointer.  The pinky on my right seems to be the toughest one to reach.  I wiggle it around until I can reach it or use a closer finger. 

NyteRayn, those loops look fun.  However, my family complains when I buy more craft supplies.  So, I have to use up what I have, first.  Sad (Like that will ever happen.)  Most of my yarn came from a my great aunt who used to crochet.

Next Experiment:  I want to have someone stand beside me and knit even wider together.  But, my daughters hands are too small for mine.  Any volunteers?  Smiley
369  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: pick knitting...knit picking?! on: August 06, 2008 08:14:28 PM
keeperrox, I had the same problem when I started.  You really have to make it loose.  Especially on the ends where it wants to pull to the center after a few rows.  It will even out as you knit.  That is also why I skip teeth.  If it is still too tight, try skipping another tooth on each loop.  On the black comb, I used a sports weight. 
370  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / pick knitting...knit picking?! on: August 06, 2008 05:41:35 PM
Has anyone ever tried this before?  If you have I'd love to hear about it.  If not, maybe I'm just the only cheap weirdo who refuses to buy a knifty knitter.  Hehe. 

Yesterday, I was just curious if it would be possible to knit on a pick or comb.  So, I tried it.  It actually works really well for a small project!  Here are my very first attempts:

First, I tried a pick using all the teeth.  I kept weaving it too tight and couldn't get the yarn over the other.

Then, I tried a big fat comb.  Much better results.  I weaved in and out of every two teeth.  Much looser and easier to knit with.

Please post images if you give this a try.  I'd love to see them.

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This knitting is just like finger weaving or loom knitting.  There are many tuts for similar knitting online with pictures.

If you want to try what I did:

1.  You tie a slip knot over the first 2 teeth of the comb.
2.  Weave yarn in and out between every other tooth. (Be sure to keep it loose!)
    T T Y T T Y T T Y T T        T=tooth  Y=yarn
3.  Weave back the other way through the same gaps as before.
4.  Repeat steps 2 and 3 once more through same gaps.
5.  Get a toothpick or something and grab each lower loop and pull it up over the top one all the way across.
6.  Repeat steps 4-5 over and over til it's long enough.
7.  Cut the end of the yarn at least as long as the comb and thread through the last loops and tie off to secure.

Hope this helps.  If you need more guidance, let me know.  Good luck!

Here's an attempt at some pics.  Kinda hard to see, though.

NOTE:  After much experimenting, I must say what is called "e-wrapping" (twisted knit stitch) is much easier to do for a beginner at knitting looms.  You wrap the yarn around each tooth instead of wrapping inbetween.  With e-wrap you won't experience the tension problem you do with the regular knit stitch.
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