Follow this step by step loom knitting tutorial to create a quick scarf part 2/2.
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How to Knit a Scarf on with a Loom Part 2/2
I’m just finishing my scarf here, and then I’m going to show you how to cast off. And some tutorials tell you to cut the string already, but do not cut it until we start getting further into this project. What you want to do is you want to finish off at the end of your row, like you have all these like it’s blank because I didn’t need it because of the riff. You can see that the shrinkage is not very severe. So really, that’s how you can judge and this thing is just absolutely gorgeous. So what you want to do is finish off on the end. So what we need to do is that we need just to pull off the far one. So we’re going to pull that off like so. And it’s easier to get a crochet hook and I’m using a size K crochet hook and this hook has been provided by FirestormCreations.com.
What we’re going to do now is just using your finger, just grab the next one that’s over like so and you got to put it on to your hook. Now using your finger, you’re going to pull the first one off and you can use your hook to pull the other one through. So our next one then is down here. So we’re going to be working in a zigzag. So turn your hook, grab it, put it onto the hook, and now grab the first one, pull through.
So let’s go on to the next one, so the next one is over here. Okay, now let’s go to the next one down, pull it up, put it on the hook, grab the first one, pull through. Okay, the next one is over here, pull through. And the next one is over here. So you have to go correctly because certainly, what you’re doing is braiding the end, and dropping one of these suckers can be very detrimental. So you want to make sure you’re taking your time in getting each one perfectly. So they don’t really provide it too well for you to get it off so easily because that electrode just doesn’t grab it properly like a crochet hook would. So if you had a crochet hook, that’s even better. It’s just a little more of a challenge if you use the actual tool that it comes with which is right there because it doesn’t really have a grabbing mechanism to hold it onto your hook.
I just realized an accident. See this thing here? In other tutorials, they tell you to leave it on the other side and then weave it through, but you know what, I was able to put it in between the two stitches like so and that’s probably sealing it in. So that’s kind of like an accident. So what we want to do now is that we want to use your scissors, and don’t be gentsy with it just in case, so maybe about eight or nine inches. So now, just grab your material and pull through that loop, the last loop and pull it tight, but not too tight. So now, we can take the apparatus off. So now, what we want to do is we want to stretch this puppy now because we’re going to be permanently sealing these lots of pieces in. So what we want to do is just stick your hook into the seam areas, and this is called weaving. So you’re just grabbing your material and pulling it through. Because this material that I’m using is so thick, it’s just easier to use your fingers because it doesn’t really slide in the hook very good. But while we’re doing this, we don’t want to pull too tight to the front where it’s pull the material in. So I’m just wrapping it around my hook and pulling it through. And again, just moving my weave down the seam and pulling it through the other side, and then stretching it.
So you didn’t see me tie any knots because you don’t need to. But if you have like a rough and tumble kid and you want to tie a knot because it makes you feel better, then go right ahead. But for me, it’s just for my own use. I know that I’m not going to be that rough on it.
So I’m almost back to the other side, and so I’m just going to pull it through one more time. And what I’m going to do, just stretch into the maximum that I can and I’m just going to trim it. I guess there’s a little bit left over, but see how it just blends and all. And that is how you cast off. In the other side, what we need to do, grabbing your hook, we want to weave this back into the seam on the other side. Because we strung back with the slipknot, we’re not too worried about this one row because it’s already like they’re not going to follow it at all. I’m just going to go one more and then trim and I will call it quits.