Mikey shows you how to do a twisted knit stitch in loom stitching.
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This is the twisted knit stitch available that you can do here on the rectangular loom knitting, and this looms are provided by Wall mart but you have to determine that this pegs are really far part from each other and because of that its kind of like a saber tooth, kind of like a dinosaur, crocodile thing happening so what's happened is that if you wrap your material around you can see that it doesn’t really provide any bulkiness. So what I recommend is that when you’re using this, at least double up your wool so at least use two difference strings you can use the same colors if you wanted that or mixed up your colors you can use the different kind. This one here is a regular, a red material like this and then a fluffy material to make are really bulky and these things is yarn pegs big time.
So lets move that aside and lets load up your loom for the twisted knit stitch. So wrap it around your finger twice. Okay at the back over the forward and now push up their we go and now I'm right handed so I'm going to put it on the top right handed loop I don’t worry about using this knobs on the side, I find that the slip knot that I just did is more secure that wrapping it around that one. So let’s go and no matter how far you go, you going to I’ll just going to do a few, a little section of it but if you want to go longer, you just keep going longer. I'm going to show you how to reverse and go back to the other direction. So jumping directly across, okay were going to come up, up and over and now were going to come diagonally down, so up, so under-over, okay and now across, over-under diagonal under-over okay across under-over, across okay.
So I'm going to stop here but if I wanted to do all the rest I can do that. But what I need you to do now is that once—you can pause this video and do the rest of it if you want to or you can just push down at this point because were going to come back going in the other direction. Now always at the bottom of the peg, instead of coming, you can’t come out like this and over because what going to happen is that when you go up diagonally you see this one here it didn’t loop, and so then you got to problem. So what you need to do is when you come out of this one here, go directly across, okay so we just finished here remember, so we come directly across, so across, and now what we want to do is hit that peg again going over-under and now go up diagonally over-under, and across over-under and diagonal, and across diagonal, and across, diagonal, and across.
Okay so I always just hold it like so, well after I'm done so I'm holding it here so that it doesn’t stitch and were going to do the one that the last one I just wrap and were going to take the bottom and push it over the top of the peg. And why did I do that? Because now ladies and gentlemen I just let that go, it’s not a big deal. It won’t come undone now, it’s all pretty strong. So working down the same side, okay were just going to take the bottom over, and again if you did the whole rate then, you did the whole rate, it’s not a big deal. It’s the same either way. Turn it over and do the other side. And now what happens here is this side is so much looser, look at that, and the reason for it is that, see this here? This is the stitch that links these two together. And because you have pushed it over the top it allows slack, so then this side, once this side is been pushed over, this side are really loosey goosy because the slack is been kind of created and so that’s normal if you think its might be too loose.
So if you worked all your way down the rack, keep—continue and at the ends just push down. Now, see where you just finished off, you can just pull it and you can see where your finished off so always you’ll going to go straight across, okay and then over-under. My apologies, you’ll going to go under-over, under-over and were just going to work our way back. And now my string is on the wrong side so I'm just going to switch over and use my left hand like I have been along and so were creating the same—so trace in until you get to the bottom and you rack again. And so this is your last one here on the bottom so flip it, and what you’ll be noticing is that you’re always going to be flipping on the same side and what that does is it actually creates a two very—the sides are supposed to be identical but what happens is that because this is the first type that your tossing over, it always looks on the material. See this material here? It’s like it got really definite lines but if you look at the other side it’s more of a blend and the blend is this side here because it’s more—because when we toss it over its a lot more loosey goosy, just like so.
So what happens is, it doesn’t create the fine ridges that you see. So you get the two different, very different looking sides as a result of the technique here on the loom. So after you done that, push down, and then straight across like we did before so straight across or so it’s over-under and then back around that first peg again and then up diagonally, and then across diagonal, across, diagonal, across okay. And so then you’ll just going to hold it, take the bottom over the top now you got to let it go, it’s not a big deal now, it won’t come off and now were just going to continue.
And again this is the same technique no matter how big your loom is, this is the twisted nested and snitch—the twisted knit stitch and it’s doing twisting action at the actual things because it’s kind of crisscrossing each other as you can see. And at the end again just push down and you’ll see that your material is growing beautifully on the bottom.