that’s so cool! I want to make one! What kind of loom etc do you need to get started?
Yay! It’s super easy to learn! For this scarf you want a rectangular loom— I’m using a 12-peg one. Amazon and craft stores sell kits of the different looms for like $10-$20. There are also round ones for doing hats and things. The kits should also come with the little hook dealy you see on the left. You’ll also want 2 strands of worsted-weight yarn or one strand of a really bulky yarn.
For this scarf I found this tutorial the easiest to follow but there are bunches more on YouTube and once you get the hang of it, there are ones for adding stripes or cable knit and things. Let me know how it goes!
Finally! I have wanted to learn a yarny thing for ages like all the cool kids (at our friends’ stitch n bitch/craft gatherings, my contribution tends to be Finishing The Snacks), but was having a really hard time learning left-handed, getting the hang of gauge after years of cross-stitch/embroidery, and also being an impatient brat.
Today, though, my ridiculousy crafty girlfriend had me over to try loom knitting and it was so much better. Way easier, being a lefty doesn’t get in the way, and gauge is so much easier to control. I borrowed a loom and some yarn to play with so probably pics to follow when I am not making mistakes quite so hard and fast.
P.S. I will be keeping my duty as Finisher Of The Snacks
After having “fill boat with supplies and have everyone tied to it” shot down with “It’s October, they’d die of hypothermia in like 7 minutes”, she has upgraded to “Cut off everyone’s legs, tie them to the boat, and they’ll be able to be sewn on once you reach land ‘cause it’ll be like putting them on ice”
I brought up the possibility of sharks and she says it’s okay because sharks are dormant in October
When the zombie apocalypse comes, Megan is not allowed to call the shots
When I got to suggesting the legs could be used as oars, he shut the bedroom door on me.
Megan: Did you try taking less supplies Delcat: Howso? Megan: Like food and water and flashlights and ammo Delcat: I dunno if we’re even TAKING supplies Delcat: We don’t exactly Delcat: have any Megan: You know what makes a good weapon AND a good food source is legs, take everyone’s legs with you Megan: But now they’ll fit because people can hold them on their (now extremely short) laps