First, tie the end of the yarn to the peg board (original post I used twine which is harder to do than yarn-this post I used hemp, but I won't ever use that again too rough and not stretchy). The hemp is very heavy and sturdy, but it is hard to move over the pegs and not easy to learn this project. I would suggest you use yarn to learn the technique. If I had tried to learn with twine or hemp I would have given up immediately.
You are going to loop the yarn between peg 1 and 2. Wrap over peg 1 counter clockwise and up and over peg 4, clockwise. Repeat this for approximately 8 or 9 rows (determine the number of rows by holding the pegs up to the jar, wine bottle, your own neck for a scarf, etc).
Loop back down the pegs to the starting point. You will have one on each end that will only have one row of yarn and it will alternate each time. This is correct.
After you have two rows of zig zag yarn, you are going to loop the bottom yarn up over the top yarn with the hook as shown below. When you have both sides complete, push the row to the bottom of the pegs and start another row.
You will keep repeating the rows and the looping until you make the length you need. You will need the yarn to be able to stretch completely around the jar so you can stitch up the seam.
When you have enough rows, take side "A" and place the loops onto side "B". Bring the bottom row up over the top row.
Cut off enough of the yarn to loop up and back down the seam. Run the yarn through the beginning end loops and the ending loops to stitch them together.
Wrap it around the jar, adjust the tightness.
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