Mikey shows you how to make the deep wave pattern in the material you are creating.
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How to Knit a Wavy Pattern on a Loom
Loom Knitting just doesn’t have to be about two or doing flat paneling that you see on this beautiful scarf that I whipped up yesterday. And as you can see, it’s very flat. If you pull it apart, you can see the ridges but they’re not very severe at all. It still remains flat looking and this is perfect for what I wanted it for. But you know, some people want a little more styling in that. And for the sake of argument, this particular sample, I would use a lot thicker wool that you see here than just this cheap string. And in this particular design, you can see that there are really deep grooves. And if you look at it from head down, you can see it’s like a zigzag pattern and it’s all depending on the way that we stitch. Now, I have not cast it out properly that’s why you see all these loops and stuff but I want to show you how to route that in order to create that very large ridging, kind of away from effect.
So we’re going to grab your strings. Now, I used two at one time to create the thickness. This is even two at one time to create the thickness that you want because if you only use one string, it’s going to be loosey-goosey and not very practical.
So let’s wrap it around our finger twice, take the back over the front, take this one now and push up with your finger, and now you have the perfect slipknot. I’m right-handed so I’m going to put it on the actual tag on the top right hand side, if you’re left, you might do it the opposite direction. And what I would do is, don’t worry about that knob at the end.
So we’re going to be using all the pegs, you go as long as you need to. I’m only going to do a portion of it in order to show you how to do this properly. So the point being is that, in the old way that we did it, we just crisscrossed. But now, what we’re going to be doing is we’re not going to be doing it this way. We’re going to be doing it so that it is going to be missing sections in between in order to cause the ripple effect. So what we need to do is start off just like you did before coming down underneath the left-hand peg, coming up. And instead of jumping across to the next one over here, you’re going to have to stay on the left hand side. Okay, coming down underneath the second on. And now, what we need to do is we have to make sure that the strings are crisscrossing every time they’re crossing each other. What I couldn’t do is just go like this because there, it’s not crisscrossing in that peg. So we come across underneath and then over and then down to the next peg on the inside and then wrapping around. And now, we’re going to go back over the other side, to the right hand side. And what we’re going to do is come underneath that peg. And so, we’re going to go up.
And now, coming down to the next peg here. So we’re coming on the inside, back onto the out, and then what we’re going to do is jump over to the other side. And so, we come up underneath the other side. So we jump over again, we come underneath of it so we can push up and wrap it. So the strings are always wrapping around each other. Okay, now coming back to the other side.
So do you see it there at the pattern here? What we’re doing is we’re attaching it in between these two but it’s not attached there. And this gap here is what is going to be creating your ridging effect. So if you wanted to stop here at this particular point, all we need to do is just wrap underneath and back around. So what we need to do is just use your fingers and just push these about halfway down the loom so that we can begin your second round. So we’re casting on this particular row.
So what we have to do next and I have to keep stop saying that, but we have to come back to the right hand side going around. My apologies, you come back to the right hand side and you stay on top so you just made a direct line all the way across. And now, we’re going to come back to those peg, because every peg has to have two on there. We come on the over side and back down. And now, we’re going to jump immediately to this peg here. But we have to make sure that it’s wrapped properly so it causes that to crisscross. See, so it crisscrossed it. And now, all you need is, just for the rest of this until the end, you just follow the same configuration of what you just did. So for this entire project, this will be how you’re wrapping each and every time no matter what direction you’re going in.
So at the very end on, we’re going to go straight across and then down in and fold. Now, you’re going to flip it up, and I’m still holding it down here. You’re going to flip it up and take the bottom section and push it over the peg just like so. And now, you can let it go, it will not fall off. It’s all now tight on there. So we’re just going to work our way down this particular configuration just like you did with all the rest. So from this angle, this particular wrapping looks no different because every peg is used. It’s just how you’re wrapping it which makes the actual effect that you want. So now flipping up to the other side, the bottom over the top. And now side, it’s going to be very loosey-goosey because just like the other one, as soon as you take one side off, the other side gets very easy to remove.
So now, we look at it where we finished off. Okay, and what we’re going to do is straight across, coming back around the first peg that you just started from, so up and over. And now, we’re going to jump to this one down here. So on the ends, this is the only place that you’re going to see a regular crisscrossing going in a different kind of effect and we need to do that in order to continue with the rest of the pattern. So we come back across, and now we’re just going to follow the configuration that’s already set. You might want to use your fingers and push this down. So wherever you see the looping, you just follow it again.
Okay, so we’re back around to the other side again. So I’m holding it and then just going to flip up. So now that you just did the first one, it will all stay into place now so you just work your way down the edges again. Okay, flipping to the other side. Now casting off is exactly identical to the casting off with another regular stitch that you would do. It’s no different doing it that way. It all looks the same at the very end. So what we just got to do is keep pushing down and in the bottom, you’ll be able to see this patterning coming out just like so. So if you want to stick with me a little bit longer, that’s how you do it but you can just follow that again if you want to. So just straight across up and over, and now to this one. Now, we just follow the rest of where we went before. So you can see, it’s actually really simple because you’re just following your old configuration.
Again, just following the same configuration, so straight across, up and back around and now to the next one down. So we do that just for this sags only, and now we just follow the configuration that’s already set for you. So it’s very, very simple.
Again, just straight across up over the top, and now to the next one just on the side only, and now just following the next of the configuration. So you can really start seeing it taking shape.
Okay, so there you go. So you actually can start seeing it coming out of the bottom and this is perfect. So use a really thick wool for this and watch it happen.