18" adjustable Markman RG rake in this size gauge. It's a great size gauge for looming shawls, scarves, and afghans.
Looming dishcloths is a great way to practice new stitches. I know at this stage in my looming experience I should know how to slip a stitch at the the ends of a flat panel, but I never tried it and wanted to practice and perfect the technique. I think I just didn't understand the math behind it. Do you cast on an extra stitch in the pattern so you can slip or what? No, you just cast on the number of stitches the pattern calls for. The stitch is still counted even though it is slipped. The slip creates a beautiful neat appearance on the edges. Now that this makes sense, I have to say I love the way the edges turn out, and I'll be using this technique from now on. I never liked that "knobby" look you get on the sides of the flat panels without using the slip stitch.
Thank goodness for the loom knitting instructional videos. They are an incredible resource! I used Isela's, "Create a Flat Panel on Knitting Loom," instructional video. Thank you Isela! Your looming videos have taught me so much. I appreciate very much the time you have taken to create these videos.
Looming Through the Psalms:
"May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God."
Fishy Sachet-Soap Sack
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