Mikey shows you how to start knitting on a ring shaped loom.
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This is an introduction for loom knitting on how to load your loom, so you’re just going to wrap the looms that you buy in the store. You’re going to have this knob that’s sticking it over the side, so you’re just going to wrap it around a few times. And then what we want to do is that we want to wrap this material around each one of these pegs. But what we want to do is come in to the inside of the circle and wrap around and then to the next one. And because the material as you can see in the background there is growing on the inside. You want where there joining together to be on the inside of the loom not the outside, so you see the thing.
So what you want to do is go all the way around your loom in this configuration and you don’t want make it seriously tight. You just loosely wrap it but not too loose that it’s going to fall off but just nice and tight. And you know what this takes a little bit of practice. I will say this is probably the fifth or sixth time I wrapped the loom and I'm getting the hang of it as I go along. So we’re going to go all the way around. So I'm going in a counterclockwise position to wrap this loom. That’s pretty good, I’ve only fallen off one of the pegs so far, so there you go.
So now what we want to do is we’re back to the starting as you can see, so what we want to do is go around again. So we want to move—so I want to hold it with my thumb. So hold it with your thumb and just you want to move this down. So go all the way around you can use of multiple fingers to push this down because the next row, you want to be on top, closest to the top of the peg. So let’s go all the way around again, so wrap.
Again the same configuration where they’re joining together is on the inside and meaning joining together is at the side, you know what I'm saying just like so. I don’t know how to say that. Okay and you notice I'm kind of holding that first one with my thumb as well, so move that down and out to your last one.
So now what you want to do is that now we’re going to work in a clockwise position only for this round. And what we’re going to be doing is grabbing your little— and you are going to move, so this is the one that’s joining. So you want to come to the one behind it, okay and you want to just grab this one and pull it over the peg completely just like so. And when you do the first one it’s going to make all the others loose for this particular round. And you want to go all the way around in a counter, sorry in a clockwise position.
And it’s good that when you do this, you should actually use your needle to actually pull this back down but in this first row, it doesn’t really matter too much but it’s a good practice that when you put it over it kind of push down, so then they come, it’s not really cooperating with me and that’s because I might wrapped it too tight. So you do get used to doing this for the tension. Oh that has been my biggest struggle so far is the tension. So just working our way around clockwise position, you don’t have to worry about this string because its kind of locked in the position with the very first one as you can see it right there, so you can just hold it and go over. And basically, how do you know where to stop and what when you’re ran out of the second ones below, right which should be at the starting point at where we left off.
Okay, this one is going to be little bit looser as you just see we pull it up like that and that’s because it’s coming from the surround and this is kind of unwrapped but it’s not too big of deal that’s going to happen. So this over and pull things tight and move the string to the inside, so you can just use your tool and just grab that, and bring that a straggler which I called loose ends to the inside. And you are ready to go.
So and what you all need to do now is you’re finished out here, so your next one is right above there. So you just lay it over the top and just work your way around, just like so. And as I said get a habit of when you pull it over to push it back down because you’ll be forever trying to remove those down with your hands. So if you can do it right on the spot, its just a lot easier.
So that’s an introduction to looming and there so many cool ideas that you can do. And in the background I am working on a baby’s hat right there and the other one is my authentic hat with many colors that I want in it, so that’s what I'm working on. And this is how you loom knit.