I decided to use the Rainbow Loom for my upcycling, and start weaving with it. The outcome was better than the normal weaving technique I've used as it produced a knit / fish-tail look.
So here's how it's done.
Update 19/1/2014 - I almost snapped the plastic hook that comes with Rainbow Loom, so I changed to a metal one that's used for crochet. Step 1
Get your t-shirt yarn (see tutorial), Rainbow Loom and hook ready. Remove 2 rows of the Rainbow Loom.
Decide how many pegs you are going to use. I used 7 pegs.
Tie a loop in the yarn and hook onto one of the pegs.
I noticed that it got harder to unhook the yarn as it was made from t-shirt material and it was tense in comparison to say, wool. If you're worried about snapping the Rainbow Loom hook, you can use a metal crochet hook instead.
Repeat Step 6 and 7 until your weave is of the desired length. Then cut your weaving yarn away from your yarn ball; I left a length of about 7 pegs as I was weaving on 7 pegs. Unhook the peg and thread the yarn into it, continue doing this until you reach the end.
So now I have a square patch, and I'm planning to get more done to make a big blanket!! If you're not good at knitting, I think this is an alternative method. No Rainbow Loom? Why not just use your fingers or make your own ? :-)
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