CONVERTING KNITTING PATTERNS TO THE LOOM...

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Although I rarely work off of patterns that are not mine, I found it helpful to do research on reading patterns and understanding how regular knitting is converted to the loom.  Here are just a few of my notes on converting regular knitting...
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When converting flat panels only:
When a pattern says...Multiples of 6 + 1:  Your rows must be in multiples of 6, plus one ending stitch.
     Example:  6 + 1 = 7
                     6 x 2 = 12 + 1 =13
                     6 x 3 = 18 + 1 =19
     You need to cast on a number of pegs divisible by 6 and then add 1.

When converting patterns in circular knitting:
     Only knit the multiple and omit the number after the plus + sign.

*When knitting...Needle knitters flip the knitting each row, loomers do not.  You must do the following when converting a pattern:

Typically the 1st row is the RIGHT SIDE row...if this is the case do this:

  1. Leave all odd rows as they are.
  2. Change all the even number rows to the opposite stitch.  (if they have knits change them to purls, etc.)
However if the pattern starts with with the WRONG SIDE row... do this:

  1. Change all the odd side rows (if they have knits change them to purls, etc.)
  2. Leave all the even rows as they are.
Flat Panels

  • Chart starts at the bottom right of the first row.  Second row starts at the bottom left.
  • Odd rows start right to left.
  • Even rows start left to right.
Circular Knitting:

  • Read the chart from bottom right
  • All other rows start at the right side (clockwise)
I hope my fellow loomers find this helpful.  There are much more indepth information on this topic but I have always found the rules above to be very useful in understanding how needle knitting differs from Loom Knitting.  It's great in a pinch, if you find that knitting pattern you just HAVE TO knit!

HAPPY LOOMING!  THANK YOU FOR READING!

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