The Ashford loom company has some wonderful how-to videos on warping a multi-harness table loom. There are three sections: one on winding the warp, the second on transfering it to the loom and using a raddle, and the third on sleying and tying on. I picked up a ton of great tips by watching them.
So, the question is, why would I be watching tutorials on multi-harness table looms? Hmmmm…
Stay tuned for the answer! (And if you're trying to guess, the answer is not an Ashford… )
In the meantime, enjoy these videos:
- Winding the Warp: http://www.ashford.co.nz/newsite/tutorials/video-tutorial-winding-a-warp
- How to Put a Warp on Your Table Loom, Part 1: http://www.ashford.co.nz/newsite/site-pages/video-tutorial-how-to-put-a-warp-on-your-table-loom
- How to Put a Warp on Your Table Loom, Part 2: http://www.ashford.co.nz/newsite/site-pages/video-tutorial-how-to-put-a-warp-on-your-table-loom-part-2
The Weave-It Rug Loom is one of my favorite little looms. Awhile back, I was lucky enough to find this one at an antique store along with a plastic 4" Weave-It. The Rug Loom is a little bigger at 5" square and it has fewer pegs, but you wrap it exactly the same as the smaller loom. It was meant for using bulky, or a "rug" weight of yarn, and most of the patterns I've seen from the old booklets are for afghans or stuffed toys.
I like my Weave-It Rug Loom so much that I had to make a video. Hope you enjoy it!
I spotted this nice picture-based tutorial on peg loom weaving, or stick loom weaving, as it's also called.
I still would like to put one together for rugs.
I just spotted this new tutorial on making flowers with ribbon on the Knifty Knitter Flower Loom:
Here's another neat idea–embelish your cool crocheted purse with a flower:
I found a great small loom at a thrift shop–the Wonder Weave! It came with instructions, two books of patterns (copyright 1964), a needle, and a finished square someone attempted, maybe 40 years ago. The Wonder Weave makes 4″ squares or 2″x4″ oblongs. I’ve had it two days, and I’m only three squares shy of making that hat I wrote about last time.
I was so happy with my $6 find that my husband helped me make a video tutorial:
There were a few people on the Yahoo groups who wanted to know how many rows I had to knit when I made the mittens (below) with the flat stitch. Here’s my conversion from the One Loom Mitten. Please follow her pattern and just use these numbers in exchange if you want to try the flat stitch. This makes a medium-sized mitten:
Cuff: Cast on. Knit 16 Rows, bring bottom row up and put original stitches on pegs. Knit off. (This is just like making a brim on a hat.)
Bottom section of the body: Knit 12 Rows.
Thumb: Using 6 pegs, knit back and forth for a total of 29 Rows.
Top section of the body: Knit 18 Rows.
Decrease (Note: I leave the loops on the pegs when I decrease this way):
- Using the first peg of your thumb (let’s say it’s Peg 1), knit to Peg 12.
- Knit from Peg 11 to Peg 1.
- Knit from Peg 2 to Peg 11.
- Knit from Peg 10 to Peg 3.
- Knit from Peg 4 to Peg 10.
- Knit from Peg 9 to Peg 5.
- Knit from Peg 6 to Peg 8.
Now, you need to knit Peg 8 to Peg 12 and start the decreases on the opposite side of the mitten. Do the same decreases as above by change the numbers to 13-24.
NOTE: My decreases were a little choppy. If you find a smoother way to do decreases, please let me know. You can always follow the gathering method from the original pattern.
Bind off: I used a flat panel removal method to take off the mitten. Turn it inside out and stitch it. Also, stitch the sides of the thumb.
Now, knit the second mitten!