**Image courtesy of Home Shopping Network**
The country loom here at the convent is about the same length as this model, but looks a lot more streamlined than this one.(The wooden part is not so bulky) The way you use it is to wrap the yarn around the pegs in a figure-8 pattern(twice), then when at the end of a row you use the hook to pull the bottom strand over the top one. There are a few pictures here. Hope this helps.(and inspires someone to try out the country loom 🙂 )
P.S.- This post was inspired by a comment left on a previous post.(here) Thanks Nuria!