Monday, March 19, 2007

Loom knitting

I want to thank Emma for showing me this style of knitting. It is a different technique to knitting. It was a little hard moving the yard around the pegs but after a few tries I was able to pick up pace.
Loom knitting is an old art, recently become popular again. Looms come in a variety of shapes, including round, oval, and rectangular. Some have a single row of pegs, called single rakes; some have two rows of pegs, called double rakes. The size of the loom is a factor in how large a knit piece can be made on it. The gauge of the loom, or how far apart the pegs are from each other and how large they are, contributes to the size of the knit stitches and the thickness of yarn that works best on it.

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