Long loom question

by Tammy
(Bellevue, NE)

When using a 24 peg long loom using the stockingnette stitch even though I am keeping the tension loose the space between the two rows of pegs narrows. What am I doing wrong?

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Dec 08, 2016
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solution to long loom getiing narrow in the centre NEW
by: Anonymous

I have found that NOT wrapping the whole loom before hooking prevents the plastic squeezing together in the middle. wrapping and hooking one stitch at a time keeps the knitting very even, although it does slow down the process a bit. You can do this to recover the board to its original width but it does make a visible line and the knitting gets noticeably narrower and tighter before loosening and widening out. (not necessarily a bad thing if you want to create a nipped in waist for example)

The wooden authentic knitting boards do not have this problem (I have the all in one 18 inch and 28 inch looms)

Feb 28, 2016
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tight knitting NEW
by: Anonymous

I do the same. I tend to knit too tight.

What helps me is to either thread the yarn through a straw, which inherently makes you knit looser, and I also wrap a long piece of yarn around the back of my torso so I have space between where I'm knitting and where I'm pulling from.

Having loose yarn helps some too. When I knit pretty much right off the skein it gets too tight.

Dec 20, 2015
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Long Loom narrowing in center NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I have seen others on this site ask the same question (long ago). Answer from others has always been you are wrapping and knitting too tight! I realize you said you are knitting without problem and stitches are "going over" o.k. But, I think as you would continue, you would find your project harder and harder to knit. I have used long looms for a number of different projects and have not had this happen to me but I do know others have and answer has always been tension (wrapping and knitting is to tight). But, maybe others will have another hint for you, any ideas from others??

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