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A place for Loom Knitters to share their knowledge and creativity to benefit the children of South Africa.

Loom knitting has it's own pros and cons. Many special and unique methods of accomplishing what needle knitters do and so we need each other. I hope to meet many other loom knitters here but anyone is welcome.

 

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Website: http://www.loomahat.com/knit-squares
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Loom knit play balls

Started by Lucy Wallace. Last reply by Lucy Wallace Mar 20, 2015. 5 Replies

I made a ball after following the link on the LoomaHat (very good) website to http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/loomed-ball.html and I…Continue

Pattern for quick striped squares (round loom)

Started by Lucy Wallace. Last reply by P. Jeanne Haessler Feb 26, 2015. 1 Reply

As this month's theme is striped squares, here's a very quick way of doing them on a round loom.STRIPED 8 INCH SQUARES on a round loom[Note - re: finishing off the top and bottom edges, this pattern…Continue

Shipping Your Squares - US or S. Africa

Started by LoomaHat. Last reply by P. Jeanne Haessler Feb 26, 2015. 3 Replies

The cost of shipping within the US is not that much cheaper then shipping your squares directly to KAS in South Africa.But if you're not comfortable with international shipping, you live in the US…Continue

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Comment by LoomaHat on February 29, 2016 at 12:59pm

I wanted to welcome our newest member Sybilla Hedgewych ! Let me know if I can help with your loom knitting adventures.

denise

Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on August 17, 2015 at 11:39pm
Hi gals....sorry I haven't been here. Heat got to me, got heatstroke, again, took me weeks to sort that out. I want you to know I am not ignoring my knitting looms, far from it. Christine I love your two hats, particularly I'm fond of being able to do that fold over brim on the right one. So easy on a knitting loom!
Looma I must say that Bamboo stitch looks awesome. I'm saving it to my knitting folder. Right now I'm heading out of town for 10 days, a triangle trip down to Chicago for a film,game,fiction convention...Wizard World Con and then across to visit my daughter and grandson in South Dakota, so it's a big triangle for us. Today will be very busy packing etc, leaving dog at boarding kennels and so on. Sorry I haven't been here, I still enjoy looming very much, it's fast, my squares are lovely and thick and my hats turn out right not bowl shaped or weird as with other modes. Happy Hooking! See you around the start of September I think. ,I am taking knitting with me but not a loom, a tad too bulky...you wouldn't believe what we're fitting into our small car, including my walker, suitcases and my husband in a corner somewhere, LOL. Ciao for now! (in my thumbnail photo I'm holding a sign about our place being a dandelion farm, it had me laughing for ages)
Comment by LoomaHat on May 16, 2015 at 1:21am

Wilda - if you alternate the line so that some are higher then others - it looks even more like Bamboo... I tried to keep this stitch pattern as simple as possible so I didn't alternate the hight. 

Comment by Wilda on May 14, 2015 at 5:21am
Love that Bamboo stitch. I have some Bamboo in my back yard and love to look at the stalks ( if that's the right term or not )..I always wanted to recreate that look in yarn. So I was surprised to see you posted the Bamboo Stitch for the loom, Denise.
# ChristineDempster I just lovvve your two hats.. Did you use a chunky merino or did you use two strands of merino ? Nice job...one with a rolled edge and one with the folded up brim. I love making hats on the loom. Are they adult size or child's?
Don't mind me, everybody I'm a very inquisitive person.
Comment by LoomaHat on May 13, 2015 at 12:57pm

It's been quiet around here - Thought I would share a new stitch. Just finished converting the Bamboo stitch for the loom...

For the Pattern and Video Tutorial : Click HERE

Comment by LoomaHat on May 5, 2015 at 2:41pm

Very nice Christine !

Comment by Christine Dempster on May 5, 2015 at 6:14am

2 chunky warm merino wool hats

Comment by LoomaHat on April 2, 2015 at 12:12am

LET'S BE A PART OF IT ! KAS is asking that we help pay the rent for a day. Any little bit helps.

1.  Follow this link: Click HERE 

You will follow another link to Paypal

2. You will choose to send "Money to a Friend". You will need Ronda's email: Ronda@knit-a-square.com

3. It will ask Country of Residence: South Africa

4. You get a confirmation page: Best to choose to pay with a bank draft. Look on the top where it says: You Are Paying With.. 

NOTE: If you use your bank instead of a credit card - you pay a  $.25 fee. The option of the credit card was $2.25. I live in the US.

DONE !

Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on March 22, 2015 at 8:01am

Denise I just wanted to pop in to say a quick thanks for that tip on slipping the first stitch to get a less rolling edge. It's working beautifully!  I know knitters who routinely slip their first stitch then make up the lost stitch somewhere in the row but the joy of loom knitting for me is that I don't have to add stitches, the stitch slipped on the previous row is still there when I get to the end of the row and work it into that row. :)  Much less worry for me that I will forget to add the slipped stitches as you must do in hand knitting to avoid going narrower. Oh I also tightened up that loose edge on the scarf as in your video...works like a charm! Thanks so much!

Comment by LoomaHat on March 22, 2015 at 1:52am

Hi Wilda,

So let me make sure I'm understanding you correcting, the problem is the length and not the width? First, remember that all worsted weight is not created equal. Baby yarn is a very light worsted weight and can mess up a basic pattern that doesn't call for baby yarn. That said if you use say a Red Heart brand of #4 worsted weight - here is a formula that has worked for me every-time (give or that a row or  two) it's 3 pegs is 1 inch of width and 4 rows is 1 inch of length. But on the last 4 rows measure first before you knit - sometimes you only need 1 or 2 more rows instead of 4 because when you bind off you add another row. Not to mention that as you knit the tension can fluctuate and make your rows longer or shorter. 

I've made many on the Red KK loom with 23 pegs and on an average I knit 30 rows This includes the edges. Click here is to see a few examples where a different number of rows was used : Click HERE. Try a small swatch say 9 pegs and 12 rows that should give you a 3 inch square. If it doesn't, let me know what you got and we'll work out a formula for you. 

I am planing on updating the Square Video but time just refuses to low down for me. 

Hope the helps some,

denise

 
 
 

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