If you have a flower loom that only has one round of pegs, or a spoke style loom such as the KnitWit, you can still make several sizes of flowers using a simple winding technique.
In the picture above you can see the regular size flower made on my loom on the left, and an extra large flower made on the same loom on the right.
|All of the flowers I made for this tutorial were made on a Suzie’s loom, a cheap copy of the Knit-Wit loom available from Spotlight shops in Australia.
You can use this technique to make extra large flowers on any type of round loom.
|Start by taking your yarn from the bottom spoke of your loom to the top as you would if winding normally.|
|Take your yarn behind the first spoke and wind around the next spoke on the right.|
|Take the yarn back behind the first spoke and back to the centre of your loom|
|down to the bottom spoke|
|around the spoke on the left of the bottom spoke and back behind the bottom spoke|
|and back to the centre. Hold the yarn with your thumb|
|and wind behind the second spoke, around the third spoke|
|back behind the second spoke and down to the bottom of the loom.|
|Continue winding in this manner|
|until you have gone all the way around the loom as many times as you want.|
|Finish your flower with a centre and edging of your choice.|
|To make an even larger flower wind each petal behind two spokes instead of one.|
|This technique works with round looms but not as well with square ones.
The corner petals turn out a little too short and it makes them look somewhat shapeless.
Copyright Sarah Bradberry, February 6th 2011. All rights reserved.