Flat knitting

by Becky Merlini
(Texas)

I am trying to flat knit on the round loom, and the directions say to e-wrap cast-on, which I did, and at the last peg, to wrap that peg twice to turn and wrap back to the beginning. The directions say to knit that last turning peg as all the other pegs. However, when I knit off that peg, I have one huge loose loop. Is there any way to not have that big loose loop?


Thanks!

Becky

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Jun 29, 2013
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my idea NEW
by: Anonymous

Hmmm, here's how I do the end to reverse direction. When going one direction I'm wrapping the peg with a clockwise wrap. Then knit the bottom over the top loop on the peg. Once at the end I'll go the other direction this time wrapping the peg counter clockwise. The loops on the edges of my knits tend to be tighter than the rest doing it this way, but I like the more defined edge. Maybe that approach will work for you too.

Mar 25, 2013
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Thank you!!! NEW
by: Becky

Thanks for your help! The directions say to wrap each peg twice and then knit off of each peg. Since on the turning peg, both loops are wrapped in the same direction, I get just one big loop. I will look up the YouTube videos now and try to sort it out.

I am guessing "FB" is Facebook, and although I appreciate your kind invitation, I am not a fan of social media.

Mar 23, 2013
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Flat/ knitting lose stitches help NEW
by: Jen Tavernier

3/23/13
Hey Becky!

Right away, I am going to refer you to Kristen at good knit kisses. Both her awesome vid channel and group are listed. All these links are great! I have not ever run into this, but if you are waraooing twice, are you knitting each loop seperately? - it might be you are ending up with a "drop" stitch thing - which leaves an extra long loop.

To explain it better, and see some vids on it, check this out, and come join us on FB! jen (we are in all the groups! lol)

This is Kristen's loomknit club.Totally amazing! very interactive, 24 hours, lots of help and great people from total beginners to masters - very cozy and fun!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoomKnitClub/

http://www.youtube.com/user/GoodKnitKisses
This is Kristen's youtube channel. She makes amazing videos, most on the KKs, but also Martha Stewart loom, etc. Tons of how-tos, and she has an amazing stitch (vid) directory, Starts at the beginning KKs round and longloom, and then goes way beyond, all in full color!It is loomilicious! Tons of patterns also! - Excellant explanetary and seeable vids - makes it a point to go slow, and in depth.

http://gettinitpegged.com/
this site belongs to Bethany Dailey - tons of free patterns and all things loomy! She also has a yahoo group that has some amazing things in it! Please check it out. She is on the FB loom group all the time, and responds quickly!

This is the famous Mikey Selick of youtube loom/yarn/fiber fame - he has his own totally cool thing going on. Great friends with Kristen
It is a facebook group join)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crochet-Crowd/116482731742088

And Here is Virginia - Simply Intertwined - homey, makes great vids,
http://www.simplyintertwined.webs.com/
If you plug in Simply Intertwined on youtube search, there is a host of videos.

This is last a great and friendly one. There are a whole lot of loom groups/yarn, on FB. This is one of the originals, and still going strong! They are all splendid, so find the right one for you!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kniftyknitter/



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