I inherited a new old tool from my mother’s estate called a Weave-It. I spent a large portion of today playing with it.
Before I show you my work, check out this website for how the experts do it:
Okay. Here is the first swatch I did. I couldn’t get the edges to lock, so it’s not stable; but I like the look. It’s Lion Brand Homespun in a colorway I don’t recall from a couple years ago. The weaving came out a lot flatter than the knitted version looks.
This next one is done on the smaller loom, 2×2. I had the same problem with the edgings.
So after looking at the website, I realized I wasn’t catching the edge threads properly. It does come with an instruction book, but I have a very difficult time going from 2-D to 3-D, and that really was the case here. The website was extremely helpful, and I was able to do this:
So I got out some scrap cotton yarn and…
Moral of that story, use better yarn. I was only an inch from the end!
Not even an inch! But my tension was REALLY tight, which is something the instructions tell you to watch out for – and boy, they ain’t kiddin!
But I had fun. I think if I got faster, I’d be tempted to play more, but if today is any indication, it’s slow going. I’m much faster knitting (which, to be fair, I am no novice at), and even crochet (which, to be fair, I’m quite the novice at).