I was reading through one of the Knifty Knitter Loom groups' messages where someone had asked about recreating a needle-knitted trim, labeled Garter Stitch Loops, on the Lion Brand's website.
It sounded interesting, so I gave the pattern a try on my KK loom. First off, I'm very new to loom knitting. In fact, I'm new to knitting in general. So, it was difficult to translate what was going on in the knitting. But, I managed to recreate it very similar, though not exact. You also have to keep in mind that this is a large gauge loom and I'm using one strand of worsted yarn. On my pick-up stick loom, this knit would be much tighter.
My first attempt using bind offs to make the loops:
The loops are a bit lop-sided. :)
My second attempt just knitting the same peg off several times to create the loops:
Much more balanced. I think it would make a lovely edge to a scarf.
I'm glad I gave it a try. I'd never made a trim before. I think it will come in handy for future projects.
Here is the instructions:
cast on 4 pegs,
while on peg #4, knit stitch only #4 peg 6-7 times,
* purl peg #3 back left to the #1,
knit to the right to peg #3,
repeat from * 1-2 times stopping on peg #3,
****** repeat the pattern after caston*****
That should give you what I have in the second pic.
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