So the eBay fairy arrived again yesterday, this time bringing Classic Knit Knitting Looms. There were four looms, a loom pick and yarn needle included.
I decided I would make a hat with a brim. Now the person I was making the hat for has a very small head, so I went for a small loom (too small, but I’ll get to that).
I wrapped the yarn around each peg. Once I had gone around the loom, I went around it again this time I created a row above the original row.
Using the loom pick I lifted the bottom loop over the top of the peg and worked my way around the loom. I started on the peg just to the right of the outside peg where you fasten your yarn to begin with. Once I finished this I pushed every loop down and added another top row of loops and did the whole thing again.
I decided I was going to add a brim to my hat. Once I got to a length of about 4inches pushed my loops down and I lifted the loops from the bottom of the piece (so the very first row of loops I did) on to their corresponding pegs and knit over them (using them as the 2nd row of loops on the pegs).
I then carried on until the hat was about 8 inches long. I then wove together the top, and voila I had a hat!
Now even though I made this for a person with a really small head, I feel this is too small and will make another with a bigger loom. I think I’ll make a wool flower for the new hat as well…and maybe some fingerless mitts! Oh the possibilities! 🙂
I purchased these with a different plan in mind, but this was quite fun! It reminded me of this little knitting set I had when I was a kid. Good times!