When I think of loom knitting, I usually think of hats and tube scarves, because to me that’s what looms are for. You’re supposed to use all the pegs all the time, right?
The truth is you can use just a few of the pegs, or all of them, work back and forth in rows or in the round, even knit and purl to make different textures on the surface of your knitting project, all with the same tool.
Oval Loom Knit Collection by Kathy Norris shows some of the great variety of projects that can be done with a loom, including a baby blanket, bib and booties, a cowl, armwarmers, a hat, a pillow and a throw.
Most of the projects are pretty easy for people who are new to loom knitting, but the few bigger or more challenging projects make this book a nice choice for people with a few simple projects under their belts as well. Instructions for the basic stitches are included in the back of the book.
Loom knitting is a great way to make a knit fabric that’s easier for some people than knitting with needles, and even if you can knit with needles it’s still fun sometimes to explore other options.
Have you ever used an oval loom? I’d love to know what you made.
About the book: 32 pages, paperback, 8 patterns (3 beginner, 1 easy, 2 easy+, 2 intermediate). Published November 2016 by Leisure Arts. Retail price $11.99.