How to Weave a Triangle on a Loom (Right Handed) plus join to weave square

How to Weave a Triangle on a Loom (Right Handed) plus join to weave square


– [Kristen] Today we’re
weaving on the Triangle Loom for a triangle, plus
connecting for a square, today on GoodKnit Kisses. Welcome to GoodKnit Kisses, we’re all about helping
you stitch your love and love your stitches. Today we’re working on
a 20 peg Triangle Loom, you can work on a larger one, this one is just for
demonstration purposes. We’ll be working with
one strand of yarn and I’m going to work with
two colors so that you can see how to make these and stack
them on top of each other when you get ready to connect. So you’re going
to want one strand of either a super
bulky weight #6 yarn and you can get this look here or you can use two
strands at a time and get this look right here. Now I’m just gonna be using one strand for
demonstration purposes so that you can see
it very clearly. You’re also going
to need your tool that’s used with your loom this one comes
with a crochet hook and I also recommend
getting a tapestry needle and of course your scissors and then also this particular
loom comes with a comb, you can use a wide-tooth comb and it helps you straighten
up your rows nice and even before you take it
off of the loom. All right, grab your
supplies, and let’s begin. All right, you wanna
set up your loom to where it is in this position where we have the two
equal sides at a diagonal and then the longest
straight side is going to be up at the top. I’m going to refer to
the pin or peg numbers as “1” being on the very ends and then working our way across I might refer to the second peg, third, fourth,
fifth as we go in, just so you know where
I’m talking about. If I say down, then it’s
the second peg down, it’ll be on these
equal sides here. So we’re gonna begin by just
tying a little overhand knot and putting it
loosely on the peg so that it doesn’t slip off but keep it loose enough so where you can get
back in there later on. Okay we’re going
to go down between the first and second peg here and underneath all
the ones across. And then we want to go between the second and first peg up top and around peg 1
and 2 on this side. Okay, you can put your
fingers there to guide so it doesn’t pop off. All right, so we’re
gonna go across, back over to the 2, so you’re lining up
between the 2 and the 3 this straight line
over to the other side between the 2 and the 3 and now we’re gonna
go around the 2 and go up to the 2 up here and this is where we’re going
to be pulling yarn down, okay? So before we start doing that you’ve got the yarn
between the 1 and 2 we’re not doing anything
with that yarn here. We want to take our crochet hook or whatever tool you’re using and we want to push down this
first line of string or yarn. So we go down, and
then we’re gonna go up underneath this next string. You wanna be between the
next two pins or pegs that you’re gonna pull through. So now we can grab our yarn here and pull it through
just like that. And then we’ve made a new loop we are going to put it on
top of our next pin or peg which is number three
for this first time. So if you’re laying
this down this way you can wrap your yarn
and pull it through, if you were on an
easel or something then you might have to be
holding it up here like this. All right, so we want to
drag this new line across this is our working yarn, we want to drag it
across to the other side so I’m just gonna lift up
my hand, drag it across, and we want to hook it on to
the third peg or pin down here. See how that’s now attached? And it’s made a vertical
line when we go up through the second and first peg,
see that right there? And now we wanna drag it
down just as we did before, we’re gonna go down
this direction. So what we do is place our hook and we go down, and under, and down, so, it’s over this line,
under, and over. Let me do that closer up. We’re gonna go
over, under, over, and then we wanna wrap our
yarn and pull it through. Okay and then we’re gonna place
it on to the next pin here and that’s pin number four. And now we’re gonna drag
across our working yarn all the way down here. The other side and it
goes on number four so we’re on number
four down here and then we complete
it with the 4 here and now we need to
begin a new row. Now of course you don’t need
to move yours back and forth I’m just doing that
for this video, so I’m gonna leave it laying
down from here on out. And we’ll do another close up when we get down
towards the end. So here we go, we’re gonna
go over, under, over, under, now I’m exaggerating, you don’t have to
pull ’em up that hard. So we’re going to wrap
our yarn around like this and pull it through. And make sure, if
you wrap it funny, you make sure you don’t want
it twisted like this, so, before you place it on your peg you wanna twist it around and make sure that it’s on there where you’re not
twisting up your strands you want the working
yarn to be on this side not trapped
underneath over here. All right so now
we’re just gonna drag it over to the other
side and complete that line. Just pop it right on,
that’s the easiest part. Go between the next
pins that you need to be and do it again, now we’re
gonna go a little faster, over, under, over,
under, over, wrap it, pull through, and place. Drag it across, place. Over, under, over,
under, over, under. And pull it through. And place. And you just keep repeating until you have all of it done and then I want you
to continue going so you pause your video
and continue going until you have two pins
that do not have it wrapped and I will see you in a moment. Now as you get further
along you’re going to notice that your crochet hook
is going to be too small to go through the whole thing now on this loom I can probably
do it, and I have done it, but I want you to know
that you can start anywhere and start doing the
“over, under” part, so, what you wanna
make sure and do is where you see it
going under, okay, so, this strand here
is going under here then you want to
go over next to it and then under,
over, under, over, and you can pull through
that direction, well, when it’s on that side, so, I’m going to do that over
here on this right side. And I’m gonna go see where
it’s going under here, I’m gonna go over,
under, over, under, over, and pull through, okay, and I’m gonna leave
a nice little loop
so that I can see it, I’m gonna come over here, see it’s going under,
let’s go down here, okay, so I’m gonna go over that
one, under, over, under, over, under, and it’s just over,
so we’re just gonna grab it, and guide it through,
leave another loop. And let’s go ahead and
come down to the end here, over, under, over, under,
over, under, grab that loop and pull it on
through and place it. And then we’re just gonna
drag that on over here and go to the other side. And now we’re ready
to make the completion so we’ve got two more passes that are gonna come through
here, this is towards the end, so, if you need to
continue, then do so, and meet me back up,
once we get to this line, you’ll see that we’re just
gonna pull it straight through. I do want to stop
and talk to you about using the comb method
before you go any further so if you have a wide-tooth
comb or you have one like this, if you got the
Kiss-Loom, you take this, and you can straighten
out your lines. Go ahead and take
this very first one and go all the way up to the
end getting rid of those loops. And then you can evenly
space out all your lines here to where your weaving
is nice and even, even these vertical ones, usually it’s the center where you’re gonna need
to straighten it up. And then of course
this will draw in now as a reminder, I’m not
doing double stranded on here, I’m just doing this for
demonstration purposes but the lighter the
weight yarn on here, it’s going to draw up more but also it’s going to have
more of an open weave effect if you use a light weight
yarn and it’s not thick enough so with a double strand
it looks like this so that means you’re
pulling two strands at once. You would have a strand
coming from your ball and then you could have a
little bobbin that you can make. If you’d like to see how to
make a little extra bobbin click on up here, or the description below for
a link on how to make a bobbin so you can pull two
strands at once. All right, pause your
video and continue when you’re ready to
make that final pass, see you in a moment. All right, so,
you’ve used the comb and straightened out everything and there’s one last pass here. I’m gonna go ahead and
pull this on through and show you how
to finish it off, so we’re gonna go
over, under, continue. And of course use that last
technique that I showed if it’s too long for your hook. All right, I’m gonna grab
that, pull it through. Okay, and then place it. And it’s not gonna
stay place for long because we are
gonna cut the strand so go ahead ahead and
just cut it up here ’cause that’s gonna be your tail and now you can just
pull that right on out and then straighten up
anything that you need to. Now you are finished
with your triangle and then you just
pull it off the loom it’s easy to pull it
off with the comb. I suggest starting on one end and pulling this side out here and then pulling out this side
so it’s nice and consistent and then just lift it
off of the other side. Now in order to connect it you can actually
connect one right on top and we’re going to
connect the next one which I’ll do another
color right on top of this. So we’re gonna be
working with this this is the front side here and then this is the second one and then the right side
or front side on this one will actually be the back
of the panel here, okay? So we want to go ahead and
push all these strands down making sure to comb
it how you want and once you have what you want you’re gonna begin
on the next color and just tie on your new strand just as you did before, just like that, and
then begin again, there’s nothing special and
different about this one other than it’s just
made right on top of it with the use of the
pegs that are existing, so we’re gonna go around,
around the one and two, around the two up here, go
around the two across, and down, and do the over
under pulling through just as you did before. I get this one started. And review that part of
the video if you need it. And then what I’m gonna do is I’m going to
make this one here and when I’m finished
I will show you how to stitch these two together. All right, go ahead and
make your second one, pause your video, and we’ll
meet back up for that, also, wanna make sure that you know that if you are
using double strands make sure that you
are going through both strands at the same time on my sample I
wanna point out that I missed a couple
strands on here and so I have this
extra little piece and I didn’t wanna correct it, I wanted you to see that
it had this part missing because I missed one
when I went through so that’s important to know so that you’re
happy with your work you can also check
it by turning it over to make sure that you
didn’t miss anything. All right, I will see you soon and we will connect
it to make a square, see you in a moment. All right so I’m at the end, I’ve gone ahead and
combed these, in fact, you can see that I
completely lined them up because, of course, I
haven’t double stranded it, but if I hold it like this
you can see that I do have, in fact, two different
colors on here, of course you can have
two of the same color this is just for
demonstration purposes but it would be really fun
to have a two colored… A bunch of squares like this and connect them in for
another big triangle so let’s continue on. So you’re going to want
to take these off now and this is the same
technique for taking these as if you’ve just
made a triangle. I like to use my comb and just pull them
off at the same time you can do the top one and
the bottom at the same time. Pause your video and
I’ll see you in a moment. All right, slowing down, and I just take
off that last pin, this is the second pin or peg do not take off the first one. All right, we’ll turn it
and do the other side. Okay, coming to the end, and
just take off that second peg. Don’t unhook it from the
second on the across part. All right so we’re
gonna turn it around and you don’t need
your comb anymore and we’re gonna be
going through these here so you’re going to need
your tapestry needle here and some scrap yarn and you can just pull across
maybe 1.5 times across here you don’t really need that much you’re just going to need
what’s going across here and then some for tails. Go ahead and slip that
through your tapestry needle and we’re going to go down
through this first loop and then we’ll leave
a tail sticking out, so pull it all the way
through and leave a nice tail. And then we’re gonna go
through the next loops so what I did is I went through
these first two loops here so top and bottom, if you
are using double strands, then you need to make
sure and go through two on the top and
two on the bottom now I find that just
going straight down and pushing on
the wood down here and pulling it apart then
you can use that as a guide to get it all the way
through the strands. This one here we’re just gonna
go through the next part, go down through the same two, so we’re just gonna
continue to go down this is a whipstitch seam, okay, that’s how we’re
finishing it off, and we go through the
next one the same way. A bent tapestry needle works
really well right here. And just make sure and don’t
loop around those pins or pegs. If you find it’s hard to do you can even pull back like this and you can see where
those lines were and really catch them that way. And there we are, so just
continue going through, making your whipstitch
all the way until the end, I’ll meet you at the last two
pegs, see you in a moment. All right, we’re on
the last two pegs and just keep
continuing as you were. Whoops. All right, so this very
last peg is the hardest one just because it had that
knot on there to begin with and I wanna go ahead and… Actually, let me straighten
out that little tail there. We’re gonna go
straight through that if you left it loose you’ll
be able to go through there. The first time I did
this, it was not as easy. I find it easier to go through
one at a time on this one so let’s go through that one. And you can actually go
ahead and take this off especially if it makes it
easier, I am all for easier. There we go, and then I’m
gonna go through the next one. I’m gonna pull back
on this knot here, sometimes that’s
easier to find it. There we go, just
wanna make sure I’m through all the strands, I’m not splitting
the yarn, all right, so now we are through and then you can pull
that straight off. And then now you can pull
out your tapestry needle and take this off of the loom and just by picking it up
and pulling it off like that. And I just kinda tip it
forward over those nail heads. Then we’re gonna open it up and you have your nice
whipstitch edge, and it’s flat, it’s not going anywhere. Now you can see how
loose this weave is because I had the one
strand, but, like I said, you’re gonna want to
use the two strands, you can do the one, but this
is what it’s gonna look like, it’s gonna be a really
loose open weave and you might want that
for your shawl or something but this would be the double and then this would
be if you have the super bulky 6 weight yarn so these are 4s,
two strands of a 4, one strand of a 4, and this
one is a super bulky 6. Now you see I have a
different edge here, this is a crochet edge and I
personally like this one here because it lays nice and flat. It’s especially nice if you
are doing the two tone effect like I have going on right here. All right, so, you would
also connect it on the sides if you wanted to do connecting
on the sides this way, so, it’s the same method either way. I’m so glad that you joined
us today for working on what was our Kiss-Loom today, but any of your triangle
looms will work in this way. Thanks for joining us today, where we help you stitch your
love, and love your stitches, see you again soon.

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