Posts tagged ‘martha stewart’

Basic Shawl

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I couldn’t find a loom pattern for the type of shawl I wanted, so I’m just winging it. I’m making a basic rectangle shawl. I may or may not add pockets to it when I’m done. Not sure at this point. How I’m doing it is… I have my Martha Stewart loom set to large gauge (the pink pegs) 64 pegs. Using one strand of Bernat Soft Boucle Knitting flat. e-wrap cast on. purl one row. e-wrap stitch the next row. repeat those two rows until desired length. Warning! If you use this yarn, because of the way this yarn is made, you need to knit very loosely or your yarn WILL break.

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Martha Stewart Loom

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I recently sold a stuffed animal I crocheted and used the money I made from it to buy my daughter and I each a Martha Stewart Knit and Weave Loom. I’m loving all the different looms I can make with it. It feels sturdy in my hands when I use it. I also really like that I can use large gauge or small gauge pegs. I always hated the fact that I couldn’t use a single strand of worsted weight yarn with my Knifty Knitters. I CAN do that with the Martha Stewart loom. So far the only thing I’ve found about this loom that is a bit bothersome is that when I’m using my small gauge pegs some of them want to wiggle loose. On the up side though I figured out a little trick to help with that. At the bottom of the peg. The end that inserts into the loom… the pegs have a gap in the center… If I use something (coin or back side of a butter knife) to widen the gap a little  on the ones that are doing that, it has been taking care of the problem. Other than that, it’s been a nice loom to use and I’ve really been enjoying it.