To make your own knitting loom, you need a pen or pencil that can leave marks on ring material. You also need a ring, rubber and tape.Continue Reading
For a ring, you can use a wooden circle, a packing tube or even a needlepoint hoop. Make sure that the ring material is durable because this is what can make your loom durable as well.
Use a measuring tape to measure the peg placement. The number of pegs can determine the size of your finished project. This is why if you need to knit a larger item, you have to use more pegs. With a pen or pencil, mark the place where you wish to place each peg.
Make sure that you secure the pegs to the ring. For this task, you need a hammer or duct tape. For a wooden ring, you can use the hammer. For cardboard or plastic materials, you need tape.
Before beginning your project, test the strength of your knitting loom. You can do this by knitting a small piece of material. Check if the pegs are staying in place.
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Instructables.com, Wikihow.com and KnittingBoard.com all have instructions for using a knitting loom. Instructables and Wikihow have basic instructions for casting on, single knitting and casting off. KnittingBoard also has tutorials for different stitches, including double knitting and ribbing, as well as increasing and decreasing techniques.Full Answer >
Once you have finished a potholder, you need to create a crocheted edge as you take it off the loom. You can use the hook tool that comes with the kit, but a crochet hook usually works better. Either way, taking your finished potholder off of the loom is a fairly easy process.Full Answer >