Rake looms: knitting for beginners/the lazy


I’ve been making all sorts of crafty confessions lately. Here’s another: I knit on a rake loom. It’s not that I can’t use knitting needles, I’ve done it that way too, it’s just that for a standard double or single knit stitch, rake looms are so much easier.

While Mom and I do have a set of the Knifty Knitters above, for lace weight alpaca yarn and for particularly warm hats we use a loom that has pegs that are closer together. It makes a tighter stitch.

Looms make knitting in the round super easy. You wrap the yarn around the pegs, starting by going around the circle twice (so there are two yarn wraps around each peg). Then, using a pointy tool, you “yarn over”, pulling the bottom strand over the top strand and the peg.

I don’t have the patience for anything more complicated than that, so Aunt Geri does those orders with her needles. Mom uses the same rake loom concept on a long, not round loom to make light and airy scarves.

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Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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