Hey everyone! A few years ago I received this round loom set from my boyfriend for Christmas. I’ve always wanted to try out loom knitting, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so. I hope you enjoy reading about my loom knitting experience. If you have a loom knitting experience to share, please leave me a comment below.
This set comes with four different looms: 5 ½”, 7 ½”, 9 ½” and 11 ½” loom. A hook, needle (which apparently I lost), and instructions are also included in the box. With this set you can make hats and scarves.
I decided to do a simple hat as my first project. Upon first working with this, I didn’t find the instructions and the process of loom knitting all that difficult. It does take some time to get used to, but I would imagine you will get faster with time. However, I did notice, and maybe this is just me, that you have to either double up on worsted weight yarn or use a bulky weight yarn achieve better results. I did my first hat using only one strand of worsted weight yarn and I just didn’t like the way it looked. My tension was good, but I felt like it had too many holes and wouldn’t hold up very well. My next couple of hats, I used two strands of worsted weight yarn. To finish, you sew the top together. I added a pom to each hat for fun.
This hat has a roll up brim:
This hat has a small brim on the bottom:
Overall, I enjoy loom knitting, but it’s not my first go-to project. I know I need to use this set more as I’ll get better at it and even get a little faster. However, my only issue with this is the start of it. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but it seems like the first peg or so makes the yarn stretch a little more leaving a big seam and wide gap in between stitches. (See picture below in between the two red arrows) Does anyone else have this problem? Am I doing something wrong? Please leave a comment and let me know if there’s a way to fix this! I’d appreciate the help. I’d like to get more into this and try it out again. With any sort of project, it is important to keep up with it and not see it as a problem but as a challenge.
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