Hi, everyone! I’m a relatively new knitter, having picked up the needles in October of last year. Before that I had become proficient at loom-knitting.
I’m writing up a brief tutorial for my blog, but I’m having trouble describing a technique I know from loom-knitting into needle-speak. I’m hoping maybe one of you will recognize what I’m trying to say?
When you loom-knit a hat, you can create a brim after about 4 or 5 inches, by taking the cast-on edge, and putting the stitches back on the loom, on top of the current live stitches. Then, you knit the live stitches over the old cast-on stitches on each peg, giving you a double-thick brim. After that, you can continue loom-knitting the traditional way until your hat is complete.
Is there a name for this technique?
I can picture how you’d accomplish the same thing with needles, but explaining it seems complicated. I’m hoping this is a well-known technique and I don’t have to re-invent describing how it’s done.!
Thank you for your help!