Oct. 3rd, 2012

[identity profile] redheadedrebel.livejournal.com
Ok, so I've been really wanting to pick up a craft to practice and at the beginning of the year I picked up a knifty knitter roun loom set because I wanted a easy way to make beanies!
I knew that I'd get horribly frustrated trying to teach myself to knit and I don't have any friends/family locally that could teach me how to knit, so the round loom seemed pretty easy.

It has been super easy and I loved the first couple of beanies I made for my brothers.
I've come to a sorta roadblock with yarns. I liked the results I got from using a Red Heart SUper Savor #4 cheapo yarn with a softer(to the touch) yarn like Vanna's Choice #4...I don't know if it was pure luck or what, but the beanie that resulted from that combo was amazing! I just can't seem to get the same result again, so I sit aside everything aside and forgot about it over summer.

Now cooler weather is coming and I want to try it again. So any suggestions on yarns to use for round loom knitting that have given you good results? Someone suggested yarns with a bit of stretch to them, but I tried googling for days before giving up and just purchased the Red Heart to start with.

I've got a gorgeous #6 yarn that I want to try out, but I think I'll either need to purchase another #6(since I prefer beanies with at least 2 strands of yarn) or save it for when I get the loom to make scarves or learn how to knit properly because it definitely doesn't seem to work well with any of the yarns I already have.

Or if anyone has suggestions on a better place to ask, I'll take those too!

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