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Mexico City, Federal District, MX
2009
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I was just curious if it would be possible to knit on a pick or comb. So, I tried it. It actually works really well for a small project!

First, I tried a pick using all the teeth. I kept weaving it too tight and couldn't get the yarn over the other.

Then, I tried a big fat comb. Much better results. I weaved in and out of every two teeth. Much looser and easier to knit with.

Please post images if you give this a try. I'd love to see them.



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  • How to make a knit scarf / crochet scarf. Scarf Knit With Comb - Step 1
    Step 1

    This knitting is just like finger weaving or loom knitting.
    If you want to try what I did:

    1. You tie a slip knot over the first 2 teeth of the comb.

  • How to make a knit scarf / crochet scarf. Scarf Knit With Comb - Step 2
    Step 2

    2. Weave yarn in and out between every other tooth. (Be sure to keep it loose!)
    T T Y T T Y T T Y T T T=tooth Y=yarn
    3. Weave back the other way through the same gaps as before.

  • How to make a knit scarf / crochet scarf. Scarf Knit With Comb - Step 3
    Step 3

    4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 once more through same gaps.
    5. Get a toothpick or something and grab each lower loop and pull it up over the top one all the way across.

  • How to make a knit scarf / crochet scarf. Scarf Knit With Comb - Step 4
    Step 4

    6. Repeat steps 4-5 over and over til it's long enough.

  • How to make a knit scarf / crochet scarf. Scarf Knit With Comb - Step 5
    Step 5

    7. Cut the end of the yarn at least as long as the comb and thread through the last loops and tie off to secure.

    NOTE: After much experimenting, I must say what is called "e-wrapping" (twisted knit stitch) is much easier to do for a beginner at knitting looms. You wrap the yarn around each tooth instead of wrapping inbetween. With e-wrap you won't experience the tension problem you do with the regular knit stitch.

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Comments

Liza-Lu
Liza-Lu · Eugene, Oregon, US
What a great idea! My daughters love doing handwork and the simpler the better! My 6 year old will especially enjoy this trick ;).
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Karen R.
Karen R. · Saginaw, Michigan, US
This is really cute and fun.. Would of never thought of a comb.. When i was a kid we used to do finger knitting... kind of the same idea but with your hands..(never had to worry about loosing your comb or tool ) any way.. going to show this to my granddaughters they will love it ! Thanks for the great ideas!! so Creative and Crafty...
mary.coxgesiorski
mary.coxgesiorski · Chicago, Illinois, US
I am sorry, I have never heard of finger knitting, could you explain? I love learning new things. Thank you
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bwargo
bwargo
Used to do this all the time. Used up mom's wool and then I felted and made little purses. But using the floss stick is a new idea.
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Debbie P.
Debbie P. · Reading, England, GB
would using a crochet hook be easier - I'll have to try it out & let you know
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Jessica D.
Jessica D. · Kilsby, England, GB · 7 projects
great idea - im gonna try this!
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La roquerita
La roquerita · Dallas, Texas, US · 12 projects
haha this is GENIUS!!! and i was going to make a loom lol thnxs this is freaking great!!! why did i never thought of this having a million combs lol
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Michelle C.
Michelle C.
i dont understand step 5 can you explain it a different way please
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ficklephonebug ..
ficklephonebug .. · 60 projects
I saw your project on Pinterest! Way to go!! Happy
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ficklephonebug ..
ficklephonebug .. · 60 projects
OMG! I do this too! YOU ROCK!
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Dragoness
Dragoness · 28 projects
thats really different and interesting!
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