Hi! I'm new to the wonderful world of knitting. I registered a while ago but had a small issue with getting my registration email so it took me a while to actually be able to post but here I am!
I bought knitting needles a few months ago but quickly became frustrated and bought a loom instead. I have made four hats so far (!) and I guess they came out okay, but I now I want to make a baby blanket for my friend who is due sometime in June. Her baby shower is in about a month...I'm hoping I can do it in that time. However, I have encountered a few issues. The pattern tells me to cast on 27 pegs (although the whole loom is 41 pegs). Am I supposed to go around the loom back to my original peg I cast on, or am I supposed to cut through the middle of the loom? Also, since I'm not going all the way around I'm struggling to understand if I am to go one way (knit all 27) and then go back in the opposite direction and purl? (My pattern says knit one row then purl one row) but like I said since I can't go all the way around I'm a little confused.
I don't even know if anyone on this site uses a loom. Sorry for the long post...I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and eventually being able to help others