Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Need a few more pegs?

Here's how you can "add a few pegs" to the loom when knitting a flat piece.

Say you need an extra 5 pegs on the 41 peg yellow loom. You'll be using pegs 1-5 twice, once for each end.

Cast on to pegs 1-41, then cast on to pegs 1-5 again. Turn around and wrap pegs 5-1 and 41-35. Knit off pegs 5-1, and pegs 41-35, bringing the middle loop over the top loop for pegs 5-1. Move the top loops on pegs 5-1 to a stitch holder. Finish the rest of the row, pegs 34-1.

For the next rows, wrap and knit off pegs 1-41 as normal. Put the 5 loops on the stitch holder onto pegs 1-5. Wrap pegs 1-5, and knit off the middle loop over the top loop. Now go back, wrapping pegs 5-1 and 41 - 35 and knitting them off (for pegs 5-1, knit the middle loop over the top loop). Put the top loops on pegs 5-1 back onto the stitch holder.

You're making pegs 1-5 do double duty, and moving the loops off the pegs to knit one side edge of the piece, then putting the loops back on the pegs to knit the other side edge of the piece. It's a bit cumbersome, but it does work!


Blogger Looming Looney said...

Hi Anne, where you speaking French or is it just too early for me to comprehend the English language? LOL. What are you making?

11/08/2006 9:26 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

There was a discussion on one of the Yahoo groups to which I belong where someone had a sweater pattern that used all the pegs on the yellow loom, but the sweater was too small. This technique shows how to add width when you need just a few more pegs.

Generally, if one person asks a question, there are 19 other people who have the same question but didn't say anything. This piece of knitting was created purely for the illustration purposes. :)

11/09/2006 11:23 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I can't wait to try this. Thanks so much.

11/10/2006 9:33 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I can't wait to try this. Thanks so much.

11/10/2006 9:33 AM  
Blogger Pam's World said...


It's me... Pam from the Loom Knitter's Classroom!!
I think this is a great technique to teach to the class.
Do you think you could teach this technique of adding pegs to a loom? It doesn't need to be an actual pattern, nor have to be on the yellow loom. It could be on the smallest loom if you wanted.
Contact me :o) and I'll see if I can talk you in to teaching this.


4/27/2008 9:30 AM  

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