For Fun, Knit

Fun Projects – Knitting Looms

I have had very little time this week to devote to crafting, or anything else really, work has been keeping me busy day and night . Of course, that hasn’t stopped me from thinking of new projects I would like to try when I do finally have some time!

I have a couple of sets of knitting looms here, that I’ve had for a few years now. I’ve made a couple of hats with one of the round looms, but I haven’t done much else because I felt like the stitches were really limited and kind of boring. I’m happy to say that I could not have been more wrong! I recently joined a looming group on Facebook, and the members there are creating some amazing things with looms and it has renewed my interest. Imagine my excitement then, when I was browsing around on Amazon and came across this book on loom stitches!

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Loom Knit Stitch Dictionary by Kathy Norris and Mini Loom by Loops & Threads
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Flower Loom by Clover

The book is approximately 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, so it’s small enough to take along with you if you like to loom on the go, and covers everything from basic knit and purl stitches, to rib patterns, colour patterns, lace patterns, and even cables! I can’t wait to try it out!

I picked up the mini loom at Michael’s one day when I was out and about, thinking that I might find some simple, small projects to try out on it. At the same time, I picked up this cute flower loom which looks like it could be used to make some interesting projects.

Now all I need to do is find the time to try these out! These aren’t the only things I want to try, but I’ll save the others for future blog posts.

What have you been up to lately? Do you have plans to learn a new skill, or pick up one you have set aside for a while to try it again? I would love to hear about any projects you’re working on, or planning to work on!

9 thoughts on “Fun Projects – Knitting Looms”

  1. I do not know yet how to knit, hope to learn this in the near future. Last year I learned crocheting and till now I was able to make some bags, baskets, bathroom accessories, and baby shoes for my friends. My next project will be a baby mermaid tail blanket – hope to find a nice pattern. I am still amazed of how rewarding can handwork be. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. That’s great! I crocheted for years, and finally learned to knit about 10 years ago. I still crochet more than I knit but I like knowing that I’m not limited to one or the other.

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  2. I can’t wait to see what you make with the looms Kate! I’ve eyeballed them but like you, I thought they were kind of limited with what could be made. After I see your experience with it I may buy one and give it a go. That book does make me a little more interested. ๐Ÿ™‚

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