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Double Knitting Afghan S loom

Double Knitting Afghan S loom
double knitting afghan s loom

Double knitting Afghan S loom?

Hello double knitting & Knitting Board enthusiasts!  Back in the summer of 2013 I tested double knitting on the new Knitting Board Super Afghan loom (11/16″ gauge and 198 pegs) and talked a little about it in my review. Many have asked how to set this up.  Here it is written out for set up for double knitting Afghan S loom. 

Double knitting Afghan S loom

I suggest marking skipped pegs with a piece of tape in front, use a small stitch marker, OR paint the top tip of the peg (some people use nail polish as it comes off when needed). On the inside curves you WILL NOT skip pegs. With this method you will get double knitting for 77 pegs wide.  The gap between is rather large for gauge so be sure to use multiple strands, a bulky or super bulky yarn. The stitches you use will also determine the size of your gauge as well as usual.

See notes below. Sk1 means skip 1 peg. K3 means you will work that number of pegs after setting up but still working from front board to back board. a set means you will repeat that pattern for listed amount of times:

double knitting afghan s loomSkip marked starter and 4 en
d pegs on right (total so 3 plus starter= see photo).

On outside edge k2 sk1 for 6 sets

Then k3 sk1
Then k2 sk1 4 sets
Then k3 sk 1
Then k2 sk 1 5 sets
Stop marking and go to opposite end. Mirror side 1 of S; after marking continue to wrap all pegs unless marked to skip. When wrapping you wrap the front peg and the one on the opposite board. No unmarked pegs should go empty. I suggest using a Bulky or Super Bulky weight only. For the Bulky it needs to be on the heavier side or you may need to double up on strands.
Below is a photo marking all the pegs with a black permanent marker.
 double knitting afghan s loom setup photo
I hope that helps you in your Double knitting Afghan S loom venture!

Happy Looming!
Kristen Mangus
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Double knitting on KnittingBoard Super Afghan S loom

Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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