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Topic: Earmuff/Headband Question (Loom knitting related)  (Read 962 times)
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« on: October 22, 2006 08:24:54 PM »

So, I thought I could very easily make a headband-y type thing on my round loom, and I made it on the yellow loom. I thought that if i just turned it up as if i was making a brim and then just crochet it off it would work...only my row of crochet wound up tightening the top (or bottom, depending on how you look a it) and now if you do wear it, the bottom of it is nice and soft and loose, and the top with the crochet line is too tight! 

How can I take off  the "brim" and get it to stay without doing the crotchet off method?


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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006 06:00:16 AM »

I have the same problem. Even the tutorials I have found do not address this. I've thought of trying to run a seperate piece of yarn thru the loops (like you're closing up a hat), and then just tying it to the last loop. I don't know if that will work, but I will try and post my results.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006 08:00:52 PM »

Is this with a knifty knitter type of thing?

If you want to bind-off with crocheting, try using a bigger hook to loosen the stitches.

Here's how to bind-off without crocheting:

On the row you want to bind off take the very first stitch of that round and pull it up and over the second stitch.  You should have an empty peg. (if you went around clock wise, you would loop the stitch over the peg to the right--if you went clockwise, loop over the let peg)  Next take stitch #2 and pull that one over #3 like you did the first.  Continue (3 over 4, 4 over 5, etc.) until the last stitch.  Instead of taking it off, cut the yarn and pull on the last loop so that the end comes through your second to last stitch that you pulled over.  Weave in the end.  (see http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php Demo of a Small Project, but fast-forward to about halfway or 2/3 of the video to see how you end a project.

You're essentially doing http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/bind-off.php The Basic Knit Bind Off (first video) with all your stitches pre-made. Smiley

This way, the pegs will control the bind-off stitch spacing for you. Smiley

« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006 07:10:09 PM »

mom and I have been talking about this, this last week. will have to tell her about this post.

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