Instructions for BOYE round KNITTING LOOMS
This type of knitting is so incredibly easy, but hard to say how to do it. Your best bet would be to go to the library and take out a book on loom knitting. It's not as hard as it seems. I'll try and tell you here, but a book might be better. First, put a couple of turns of yarn around that peg that sticks out the side. Leave a tail of about 6". Then go counter clockwise around the loom, wrapping the yarn once on each peg. When you get to where you started, go around again. Then, when you get to the beginning again, I use a small crochet needle, take the bottom wrapping and slip it over the peg to the inside. Do this again and again and again and again - yawn - until you get to the beginning. When you get about 3 or 4 wraps, take the tail you had at the beginning and tie or knit it into the knitted part. Then, do the wrap thing and start all over. When you get about 5 inches of knitting - yea! look at you! - and have one winding of yarn on the pegs, take the raw edge that's hanging down and put the wide space - hold it up, you'll see it - over the peg it corresponds to. Do this all the way around. Then, do the bottom over the top thing and look! you have a cuff! Now, keep on doing that dull around and around thing until you get the hat as tall as you want it. For a kid, about 8 or 9 inches. For an adult, maybe 14 inches. Make a few, you'll figure it out. Anyway, here's the tricky part - not really - when you are done knitting and are back at the start, cut a longish piece of yarn, about 10 inches, from the yarn ball. Then, one peg by one, put that long piece around the first peg and pull it through the one remaining wrap, towards you and slip just that one off of the loom. Do this all the way around. Be careful not to let the rest come off. When you get to the end, pull the long piece of yarn and - ta da! - you've made the top of the hat! You did so well!!! Now, using your crochet needle, pull the yarn through to the inside, then outside, then inside and tie it off. You should be done, but you can buy one of those pom pom makers and make pom poms. They are so cool and come in a lot of sizes! I hope this helped, if not, well, get the book:) The best of luck to you. I have looms of all sizes and made 82 preemie hats last Christmas for the premature babies:) I also make them for the school and my friends. It's so much fun and I also have a bag I made with a loom, yarn and everything I need in case I take a friend to the doctors or have to wait for something, I have something do do. You will be so happy you learned this and I hope I helped somewhat.
Nov 25, 2017 |