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Loom knitting has gained popularity over the past few years. It provides a way to create knitted fabric without the use of knitting needles. The dexterity needed for using a knitting loom is minimal, making them the perfect tool to learn to knit for both children and adults. Next time you are at your local craft store, pick up a set of knitting looms and a skein of yarn and take a couple of hours to create a hand knit heirloom.

The patterns in this website have been created over a period of time using some of the most popular knitting looms on the market, such as Provo Craft’s Knifty Knitters and Decor Accents, Inc. The designs were created by Isela Phelps, author of Loom Knitting Primer: a Beginner’s Guide to Loom Knitting.

Happy Looming!

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Standard Stitches

We all have seen it on patterns, stuff like Garter Stitch,
Stockinette, Ribbing, double Ribbing, but what does it all mean? If you
are new to the world of loom knitting or knitting in general, these
terms are unknown to you and as such may make a pattern that is really
simple into something quite confusing. Let's take a closer look at what
they all mean and how to get them done on a loom, shall we?

Garter
stitch:
Garter stitch has one of the best characteristics out
there, it creates reversible fabric that has a horizontal ridge. Also,
Garter Stitch fabric lays flat–meaning, it doesn't curl on itself.

How
to loom it: it is done the same in the round (a circular item such as a hat or sock) as in a flat panel (such as a scarf or blanket)

Row/Round 1: Knit

Row/Round 2: Purl

Repeat
Row/Round 1 and 2 until you have reached the desired length

The two rows/rounds make one
Garter Stitch Ridge. Some patterns may tell you to make 20 Garter Stitch
ridges which in turn will mean to work 40 rows/rounds.

Stockinette:
nice and fancy name, it must mean something quite difficult, actually,
you are probably already doing it each time you loom a hat. Stockinette
refers to the smooth side of the fabric, the one that has all the little
v's. Watch out, fabric done completely in stockinette stitch will curl
at the edges.

How to loom it:

As loom
knitters, we are very lucky as we don't need to do go through the
trouble of purling on the wrong side rows to make the smooth fabric. To
create stockinette on a loom, it is the same if you are working in the
round or a flat panel.

Row 1/Round 1: knit
Row 2/Round 2: knit

Repeat
Row/Round 1 and 2 until you have reached the desired length.

Reverse
Stockinette:
Simply refers to the opposite of stockinette, instead
of the nice smooth side, we want the bumpy side to be on the right side
of the fabric. As in stockinette, Reverse Stockinette also curls on
itself, so plan for it.

Looming it: To create reverse stockinette
on a loom, it is the same if you are
working in the round or a flat panel.

Row 1/Round 1: purl
Row 2/Round 2: purl

Repeat Row/Round 1 and 2 until you have
reached the desired length.

Lastly, let's look at
ribbing. What exactly is ribbing and no it is not going to the local rib
joint and eating until your tummy explodes.

Ribbing: Elastic and reversible fabric with vertical ridges,
mostly seen on cuffs or hems of sweaters. There are various types of
ribbing, the most common single and double.  Single involves 2 stitches,
double 4 stitches. 

Looming it:

Single:
Involves 2 stitches:

Row/Round 1: *k1, p1; rep from *. What does
it mean? Knit 1 peg, purl 1 peg, repeat from * to the end of the
row/round.

Repeat Row/Round 1 until you have reached the desired
length.

Double: Involves 4 stitches:

Row/Round 1:
*k2, p2; rep from *. What does it mean? Knit 2
pegs, purl 2 pegs, repeat from * to the end of the row/round.

Repeat Row/Round 1 until you have reached the desired length.

Now
that we have deciphered what the terms mean, go and loom something with
them and come back and share with me your pictures and your loomy
discoveries.

Keep on looming!

Welcome

Loom knitting has gained popularity over the past few years. It
provides a way to create knitted fabric without the use of knitting
needles. The dexterity needed for using a knitting loom is minimal,
making them the perfect tool to learn to knit for both children and
adults. Next time you are at your local craft store, pick up a set of
knitting looms and a skein of yarn and take a couple of hours to create
a hand knit heirloom.

The patterns in this website have been
created over a period of time using some of the most popular knitting
looms on the market, such as Provo Craft’s Knifty Knitters and Decor
Accents, Inc. The designs were created by Isela Phelps, author of Loom
Knitting Primer: a Beginner’s Guide to Loom Knitting.

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Happy Looming!

Little Petals Hat


Little Petals a simple lace hat designed with beginner level lace knitting techniques. The hat also introduces you to a new style of a loom knitted brim: the Picot edge brim/cuff. The Picot edge brim gives the hat a feminine whimsical touch. The project is perfect for a first time lace project. I recommend choosing a smaller gauge loom to show the delicate stitch detail.

Lace pattern is charted and each row of the chart is written with detailed step-by-step instructions.

Pattern Information

Materials:

Knitting Loom: Knitting loom with a peg multiple of 8. A Décor Accents, Child size small gauge knitting loom with 56 pegs was used in sample.

Yarn: 65 yards of heavy worsted wool. Belleza Collection Tesoro was used in sample. Note: You will need more yarn if you are making a bigger hat than the size provided here.

Other: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 7 stitch/peg markers (or the number the chart will be repeated on your knitting loom)

Skills Knowledge: Single Stitch, Knit stitch.

Level: Intermediate

You will learn: knit 2 together (k2tog), Yarn over (YO)

Size: Pattern is easily adaptable to any knitting loom with a peg multiple of 8.

7” diameter and 6.5 inches depth (from cast on edge to top of hat). Recommended for Babies and Toddlers up to 24 months.

Adapt the pattern to a larger hat by simply knitting more pattern repeats. Be sure to keep in mind the stitch multiple when adapting the pattern.

Price: $2.99

Snowflakes Hat

The Snowflake Hat uses color-stranded knitting techniques. The motif is a classic Snowflake fair-isle pattern.

The motif is a 20 stitch pattern repeat, for this reason, the knitting loom used must have a peg multiple of 20.

The sample was knitted on a Regular Gauge adult hat knitting loom, however, the stitch pattern can be knitted on any knitting loom that has the necessary peg multiple.

Choose a smaller gauge, such as fine gauge or extra fine gauge for the stitch pattern to show off at its best.

Pattern Information

Materials:

Knitting Loom: Any with a peg multiple of 20. Recommend to knit this design on a small or fine gauge knitting loom.

Yarn: 215 yards of Main Color, 60 yards of contrasting color. Ultra Alpaca yarn was used in sample.

Skills knowledge: Knit Stitch, Purl Stitch, Gather Bind Off, Colourwork

Level: Intermediate

Price: $1.99

Buttoned Up

The Buttoned Up hat is a simple hat that is made spectacular with a
simply button on one of the sides. The brim/cuff is knit as a flat panel
and then this flat panel is secured with a decorative button. The crown
is worked in flat panels to create a non-bulky top.

Materials

Price: $3.99

Hourglass hat


 

Warm and cozy! The Hourglass hat was created with chunky yarn for a super quick knit. The crossing of stitches creates an interesting hourglass design throughout the hat.

Pattern Information

Materials

Loom: 48 peg large gauge loom. Purple Round Knifty Knitter Loom was used in sample. Any other knitting loom with a peg multiple of 8 will work too.

Yarn: 100 yards of Super Bulky Acyrlic-Wool blend; Weight Category 6. Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Raspberry was used in sample. 106yds/97mts (6oz/170g); 80% acrylic, 20% wool.

Size: Fits adults (Circumference of up to 21 inches)

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle

Skills knowledge: knit stitch, purl stitch.

Price: $1.99

Pretty in Pink


Pattern Information

Materials

Knitting Loom: Round knitting loom with a peg multiple of 12 (motif is a multiple of 12sts).

Samples were knitted on:
Sample 1: Fine Gauge with 96 pegs by Décor Accents was used in sample.
Sample 2: Regular Gauge with 60 pegs by Décor Accents was used in sample.  

Yarn: 200 yards of Main Color (MC); 50 yards Contrasting color (CC). Berroco Ultra Alpaca was used in sample.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 3 stitch/peg markers (8 stitch/peg markers), optional: row counter

Size: Adult (fits head up to 21 inches in circumference)

Price: $1.99

 

Christmas-Tree

As I browsed through the decor area of one of my favorite stores, I came upon a beautiful little felted Christmas Tree. I fell in love automatically. The tree was made of out felt material just stitched together and decorated with little bells all around. I went home with the idea of the little felted tree. I am terrible with the sewing machine so I kept the idea in the back burner for a future use. Later as I was doing things around the house, it occurred to me that I could just knit myself a little tree of my own. It wouldn’t be sewn like the one I saw but it would still be a little tree. Off to work I went and thus my little ornament was born.

Pattern Information

Materials:

Knitting Loom: 15 peg knitting loom with pegs spaced at 1/2″ from center to center. Sample used a baby hat loom from Decor Accents, Inc. May substitute with Long Loom from Provo Craft.

Yarn: Bits of left over wool yarn in both brown and green. Lion Brand Wool in Lemongrass and Cocoa.

Other:
•    3 yards of clear elastic bead cord, size .5mm.
•    10 round beads silver plated, size 4mm.
•    Poly-fill to stuff the little tree.
•    Tapestry needle
Size of panels before seaming: 6 inches x 4.5 inches

Price: $1.99

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