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Latchet Lucet – Working with different thickness of yarns

People have been asking about working with both thin yarns, threads and cords as well as thicker yarns on the Latchet Lucet.

This video shows the stitch wiggle trick that draws up the excess thread when working with fine cords, threads or yarns. As for thicker yarns, no problem- working with roving yarns makes very effective lucet cords.

Lucets are not like crochet hooks or knitting needles that have to be specific to the yarn.

You can work with a huge range of yarn thicknesses, types and weights of yarn on lucets. The one trick to be aware of with the Latchet Lucet is to keep the yarn that goes across the latchets at a very light tension, and then tighten the stitches up AFTER they are formed.

To buy a Latchet Lucet, please go to:
https://www.dewberryridge.com/products/latchet-lucet#

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A tiny pair of woven pants for Rosie Recycle doll

Yesterday, a lady who had just bought my Rosie Recycle doll book (link)

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asked me a very good question. (I love good questions!) 🙂

She said that she always wears pants to work, and would like to be able to make pants for her Rosie Recycle doll, too, and how could she do that?

Using regular fabric to sew them would be a real pain, so how to do this?

Like I said: Great question!

Here’s one answer: Weave a tiny pair of pants on a 2 inch square loom.

I used a vintage Weave It loom to weave two 2 inch squares with embroidery floss:

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Stitch the 2 squares together for 1 inch to make the first body seam:

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Fold one of the squares over, and stitch the leg seam.

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Fold the other square over and stitch the second leg and the remaining body seam. Weave in the ends.

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Thread a strand of embroidery floss through the waistband, pull up to gather and tie a bow.

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And, there you have it! A pair of pants for Rosie Recycle.

Actually, they are a touch short, so for the next pair, I would either make her legs a little shorter, or crochet cuffs onto the pants.

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Vintage Weave It looms can be hard to come by (they are really pricey on eBay), but luckily, there are loom makers who are building lovely little 2 inch square looms (and other sizes, too). The one in this pic came from Dewberry Ridge looms

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I love it when people ask questions….. 😀   (Well, not ALL questions, but you know what I mean!) 😀

 

 

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