Loose stitches

by Helaine Lieberman
(Chatsworth, C A)

Well, I took the plunge and started using the plastic looms. I really like the fast pace a project can be completed. My question is how do I make the stitches tighter and not so loose. I would appreciate any and all answers since I am tired of ripping out the project.

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Oct 19, 2015
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if you might be with all the Knifty Knitter looms NEW
by: Anonymous

if you might be with all the Knifty Knitter looms or other plastic looms which are similar, ones plastic pegs are of around 3/4" apart, center to center. your size of an plastic pegs and also the distance between them determines your own gauge (stitches per inches IN ADDITION TO rows per inch) You\'ll achieve. It gauge requires bulky yarn (category 5). which you can use category 4 yarn (worsted The strain or perhaps Aran), but you need to hold two strands together to help make your own stitches. I read these tips on assignment writing help service if you want more tips then visit assignment land and read more interesting articles



Oct 15, 2015
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Feb 18, 2013
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loom stitches NEW
by: angela

hey i make my stitches to tight and so i want to know how i can make or keep them from geting too tight

Jul 12, 2012
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Flat Stitch NEW
by: www.2plus1at21.com

Flat Stitch is the tightest I have come up with for the knifty knitter looms. Flat stitch and lots of tension!

Dec 30, 2011
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Loose stitches NEW
by: jen

Check this out, and go to see kristen at GoodKnitKisses's loom vid library (link below) youtube - for a whole host of fixes and stitches and techniques! Jen

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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!

Here is Kristen at GoodKnitStitches (2) this is her blogspot, and below that her video channel

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This is Kristen's youtube channel. She makes amazing videos, most on the KKs, but also martha stewrat loom, etc. Tons of how toos, 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! -

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Dec 30, 2011
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stiches NEW
by: Anonymous

Which stich would be the best for this problem?

May 28, 2011
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finer gauge looms
by: Anonymous

Finer gauge looms can be found from dalooms.com, and I believe also Markman Farms make theirs with 1/2 inch spacing, which is still fairly wide but finer than the KK series.

Feb 28, 2011
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different guages and sizes round looms link
by: Jen

for a finer guage - (knifty knitters, which rock, are limited by the peg spacing)(although different yarns and stitches can help)

try this:

search/google: cindwoodcrafts.com

there are closer/finer, (and different peg amounts) for things - they have some great baby size looms too! They are in the round, and VERY worth knowing about!

Also, One can make their own looms (like the spool with nails from days of yore) if you can get a guy to cut you some plywood circles, and use finishing nails. If you love having the "groove" - just put 2 nails close together.
It's a bit tedious to hammer /set up, but really is cool when you are done!

I also made a round loom out of sculpy! All of a piece ('pegs' don't come out!) and put the groove in. so far it is holding up very well -
(you just really need to watch your tension!) LOL!

Also, using oven backed plastic clays for the base, (and you position the nails after) seems to be working also.

I needed a loom like knifty knitters but with 15 pegs - (I either had 12 or 24 - NOT! LOL!)

Good luck, hope this helps!

Feb 28, 2011
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loose stitches comment
by: Anonymous

I have seen you went to the bulkier yarns - that helps! also try the ones with the bobbles (slubs on them, that are kind of fuzzy.

I have found that getting into the STRECHIER yarns, (yes, there is a whole world of yarns that do different things!) - will close up more.
I am opting for a long loom, knit e wrap style in the round with loon clips.

In the end, It is the peg size that gives you the basic gauge. Wish they made narrower ones, but look around the web)

One other thing to learn are the different stitches! (Youtube and web blogs)Stocknette (knit stitch) is tighter and purl stitch fills in a lot!)

Jan 31, 2011
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Too Loose
by: Anonymous

I really like the round loom for making hats, but also find the stitches way tooo loose. Are there any looms where the pegs are closer together?

Jan 27, 2011
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loose stitches
by: Anonymous

I started with the plastic looms and am having the same problem. I think the pegs are simply too far apart for anything less than a 4-6 yarn. I doubled my yarn and that helped ALOT but now i have to purchase 2 skeins for a project. I haven't graduated past the Knifty Knitter hats but am getting really interested in all this.

Jan 19, 2011
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response to loose knitting
by: Helaine

I am new to loom knitting and it is just a basic stitch.

Jan 19, 2011
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tension
by: Hands

It all has to do with the tension you use throughout your project.
Also the bigger the gauge the looser the knit.
You don't say what stitch you are using. Let me know what that is and that might be part of your problem, too.

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