Into every yarn worker’s life some time periods occur where we just can’t or don’t get much done. This week was such a time for me. I started a beautiful hat for my blessing bags project but had to frog it. So I made a headband instead. I started a dog jacket on a hat loom but it’s not done yet.
This year I am testing different looms. The knifty knitter set is probably always going to be my favorite. But I am finding lots of good reasons to try others. They come in an variety shapes, sizes, and gauges. The opportunities are incredible.
As I said, this week was not a good loom knitting week for me. It was just too full of other things to get done. But I wanted to make something, so I made a headband on my Martha Steward loom. This is a wonderful set that can be put together in many ways. I used a basic rectangle in a hat configuration. I also used the small pegs for a tighter gauge. It turned out well.
To make a headband on this loom you need a loom hook and small amount of yarn. I used the e-wrap, which takes less yarn, but small gauge pegs. It still took less than half a skein. I plan to try the other half on a different loom next week.
I double e-wrapped all 62 pegs and knit around. Then I knit 13 rounds, purled 1 round, knit 14 more rounds, brought the first round of stitches onto the pegs and knit all stitches off.
I used the long tails from the beginning and end and wrapped them around the sides to create the bow. Finally, I trimmed the edges. It isn’t much but it’s pretty, and it warms my ears. That is the goal.
I plan to do much more with my Martha Stewart loom set this year. It is versatile and easy to work with. The oval shape threw me off stride for a while, but I am getting more comfortable with it now. It is a nice set to work with.
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