freja4003

by Freja
(Connecticut)

I have a quick (maybe) question and was hoping someone could help me. I just started loom knitting this week and have really been enjoying myself! I didn't know that I was the "crafty" type, so this has come as a bit of a surprise. However, I am trying to find information on how/why you leave one peg with only one loop on each pass. I have tried to make that work, but I can't seem to figure out how. I have visited quite a few youtube videos and it appears that some people leave one peg with one loop, while others wrap all the pegs, so that didn't help me to figure it out. Right now, I am doing two loops on each peg, but I am guessing that I am doing the "eight" stitch wrong. The loom I have was a basic rake loom from Walmart and the instructions are no help at all. Can anyone provide any advice. If I am going to continue, I'd really like to know if I am doing it right or picking up a bad habit! I am new to this, so if this seems confusing, please let me know and I will try to clarify. Thanks in advance!

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Feb 20, 2015
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New and doing something wrong with E-Wrap? NEW
by: Barbara

I am having the same question/problem. I must be doing something wrong the left side of my scarfs I have made turn and look like a c but the right side is mostly straight. I do not think this is correct. Still trying to work this out.

Oct 05, 2013
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by: Freja4003

Hi there. Thanks so much for all the wonderful info and links. That's a huge help. I can't wait to carve out some time this weekend and take a look at all the pages. I've got a couple of questions as I'm very new, so this will be amazing. I really appreciate it!

Oct 04, 2013
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Poss turning peg, and live people to help! NEW
by: Jenny Tavernier

Hi Freja!

Also, check these out for real people, interactive, and tons more loomy good times, from all levels! Jen Come join us!

9/16/13 - Here's some very cool links -
First off, this is a 24 hour a day (and night) interactive looming crazy site, free, with photos, patterns docs, tutorials, videos, and over 1000+ crazy loomers who love to share and help! We talk back and forth all the time - same page -(facebook group below)

This is Kristen's goodknitkisses/ loomknit club.Totally amazing! very interactive, 24 hours, lots of help and great people from total beginners to masters - very cozy and fun!
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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. from kks to the newest Knitting board looms. 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.

And Virginia's - All Great Vids/youtube (and there is a directory, also) Easy to usehttp://www.youtube.com/galligsgirl
or - Simply Intertwined - homey, makes great vids,
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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/

Facebook: Loomalong group - September 13
You will need to request to join, but currently we are doing EZ fingerless mitts, and next month, 10/13, a totally amazing hooded cowl!
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THis is new, and a MUST GET! (Free!) ...For all you new folks who might not know about this, Kristen Mangus from
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Oct 03, 2013
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by: Freja4003

Thanks so much for your comment. The videos I've seen the skipped stitch done are on a double sided rake loom so I don't think we're talking about the same thing. Several how to videos indicate skipping an end peg but I can't figure out why (or how). Anyway, I appreciate the guidance!

Oct 03, 2013
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Turning Peg NEW
by: ChristinaRae

I think you're talking about a "turning peg". Knitting flat and using only one side of a rake loom, some stitches need a turning peg at the end of one pass down the loom in order to be able to turn around and go the other direction.

I'm new-ish myself, so I'm sure someone can explain it better than I am. Look up turning peg on Youtube, and Pam Loomer has a good explanation.

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