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Feb 22, 2012 10:50:09   #
Klockie
 
Just received these and already I feel leary about their value. Using the smallest loom to make a baby's hat, I can't believe the large size of the weave makes a usable item. Anyone have experience with these looms? What do you do about it? I forgot to mention I am using two worsted wool yarns together.
 
Feb 23, 2012 07:34:19   #
Debi713
 
People use them all the time for baby hats. There are tons of videos on uTube and several web-sites that have info and how-to's. Also if you go to the Home heading at the top of this forum's page, you will find an section entirely dedicated to loom knitting.

Klockie wrote:
Just received these and already I feel leary about their value. Using the smallest loom to make a baby's hat, I can't believe the large size of the weave makes a usable item. Anyone have experience with these looms? What do you do about it? I forgot to mention I am using two worsted wool yarns together.
Feb 23, 2012 07:41:35   #
Karen M1
 
The weave tightens up as it relaxes. Also you can wrap your pegs 3 times to start(with one strand) knit off the bottom stitch over the 2 top ones. When you are ready for the 2nd row you just have to add 1 stitch per peg, continue knitting off this way. You can also do 4 wraps and knit off 2 over 2. This makes a tighter weave... hope this helps.







Klockie wrote:
Just received these and already I feel leary about their value. Using the smallest loom to make a baby's hat, I can't believe the large size of the weave makes a usable item. Anyone have experience with these looms? What do you do about it? I forgot to mention I am using two worsted wool yarns together.
Feb 23, 2012 12:04:38   #
Ronie (a regular here)
 
Go to 'My Profile' (yours not mine..lol) and scroll down to the 'Sections' part.. click here You can see the list of all sections on the board and subscribe/unsubscribe here.

and we now have a brand new section just for looms.. you can subscribe and visit and talk to everyone.. I am sure you will find your answers and possibly be of help to others... its new now so its not in the newsletter.. I hope it shows up in my news letter soon.. I forget to go in there. I hope this helps...
Feb 23, 2012 16:35:56   #
Hippie Chick
 
I have some posted here for Knifty Knitter looms, maybe they will help:
http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-62204-1.html

Klockie wrote:
Just received these and already I feel leary about their value. Using the smallest loom to make a baby's hat, I can't believe the large size of the weave makes a usable item. Anyone have experience with these looms? What do you do about it? I forgot to mention I am using two worsted wool yarns together.


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Feb 23, 2012 17:56:56   #
realsilvergirl
 
I made lots on them. Use two strands. Made my dogs sweater on it!
 
Feb 23, 2012 23:43:23   #
Marilyn K.
 
I've used two strasnds of baby yarn. It works for me!
Feb 24, 2012 08:21:05   #
Klockie
 
Thank you for your help, ladies. I'm using all info sent and hope education on the subject will make me less sceptical of looming.
Feb 24, 2012 10:49:17   #
Hippie Chick
 
We did some lovely ones with Homespun last year, you could try mixing it with your wool for fluffiness, or baby cloud. Good Luck Florence :)
 
          
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