Large Gauge?….try Giganto!

I stumbled upon this very fascinating blog post about a gal (Laura of Nocturnal Knits, author of Picture Perfect Knits) who decided to knit a blanket using none other than  2 PVC pipes to whip up a cozy blanket!  She uses partially felted wool roving rounds and shows how she made the blanket in the video below.

I couldn’t resist posting her video, as it is just amazing what we fiber lovers out there can do when we set our minds to it (or get a bee in our bonnet, lol)!  I keep wondering how we as loom knitters can get in on some of this innovative crafty action… any ideas…a loom the size of my dining room table perhaps?  😉

Have a happy week!

Bethany~

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9 Responses to Large Gauge?….try Giganto!

  1. Karen says:

    Maybe we could use those cement guards you see outside of Walmart for a giant loom? I think this is the only way to make a speedy blanket. I can’t bring myself to knit one with regular needles! LOL

  2. Jolene Torgler says:

    This is freaking awesome! I had my 14 year old son watch the video, and he was speechless… later mentioned it was “pretty cool”. Don’t know about the spool loom… would have to use a PVC pipe with vacuum attachment for the hook! Hey… the start of a new way to “work out” while loom knitting!!!

  3. gettinitpegged says:

    heheheeee….my mind has been going crazy ever since I first saw this! It’s whirring with ideas on how to make this actually doable for loom knitters! 🙂

  4. Jodi says:

    Want large scale knitting? Here ya go! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSfnURZrKQE

  5. Jeannette Pirkle says:

    Jodi, I had seen that one with the flag but never how he knit it. That was neat. Bethany, you would need large broomsticks and cut them for pegs. Lynn Markman brought one to Texas that is made with the pegs from broomsticks and then uses large fabric strips to make rugs. We should make a super large one for a big hat, then put it on Big Tex at the Texas state fair instead of his cowboy hat LOL. Now that would get some press, Texas is all about the ‘cowboy’.

  6. gettinitpegged says:

    Wow! That’s really cool, Denise! I would have loved to be able to play with that in person…did you ever get to go on your road trip? 😉

  7. gettinitpegged says:

    Wow Jodi! That was very cool…I loved seeing that the knitters were guys dressed up like regular utility workmen. There’s just something about masculinity and knitting that intrigues me…probably more than it should, lol! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  8. gettinitpegged says:

    hehehe….Jeannette, that would be so fun to put the knitted hat on your Big Tex…it would be a big plug for Loom Knitting, lol! 😉 How fun you got to get together with Lynn and play with looms! I love the idea of cut broom sticks and fabric strips for rugs…I’m still rolling this “Big Loom” idea around in my noggin’…maybe something will come of it someday, lol!

    Bethany~

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