Loom Knitting is a fun and great craft for knitting novices. I am a knitting novice, I have learned to use needles but for some mysterious reason I can not purl with knitting needles. Why? I have no idea, but I tell you I watched the technique done in slow motion to figure out how to do the purl stitch with those needles — no. It’s ok, to you out there who are awesome knitters with needles, I salute you. I even love you but I am not you. I am a loomer.
The reality of learning to loom knit is you will acquire more looms than you ever anticipated in your life. Every time you tell yourself you have enough looms something creeps out of the amazon or etsy dark and you’re spun. Clicking on view cart and before you know it you have 4 looms on the way . Why does this happen? I’ll tell you why. You need the looms. You didn’t think you needed more looms but after seeing that last video and reading over the pattern you want to try you realized you needed a particular size loom with a particular gauge to work well with the new yarn you just hid away. This is our life so let’s not pretend we have self control let’s just make great pieces and then make them again even better.
I’m happy to have this blog so I can really track the details I need as I complete projects. I always have a loom knit project on me. I knit on the bus, during down time at work, in bed, whenever I can. I really enjoy it and still have so much to learn yet. When I see what some of the knitters in my craft group make I note it and file it away for the next project to start. The ideas are always progressing and some of us (me) tend to start three projects at one time, a good thing as you will not be bored with just a focus on one thing. A bad thing because it takes us longer to complete. The photos I’m going to share are from last week and a couple of years ago.
The following photos are shoulder wraps/small shawl that can also be worn as scarves. Done on a round loom 42 pegs, simple ewrap stitch and the pattern can be found on the goodknitkisses.com web site. Measures 50 inches in width and 16 inches in length. I enjoy making these, because they are versatile and easy to knit up.
Below are some more scarves: The next photo is Charlie’s scarf. Burgundy tweed yarn like the turban above. Charlie asked me to make him a warm burgundy scarf, not too long but enough to cover his chest. We, Shawn and I, met Charlie at a Flea market in NJ called Columbus Flea Market- known to be one of the busiest flea markets around. Except the day we go to set up. It happened the town over was having a harvest festival and Saturdays are not their busy days. Thursday and Sundays are their days to be jammed. So with that, we had a rough day but met a nice man named Charlie. I knitted his scarf and sent it to him not expecting a dime for it, I didn’t care because I just didn’t. I felt like Charlie could give me what he think it’s worth and I’m ok with it, he gave me $30.00. He sent me a letter thanking me and I’m grateful and thankful he liked his scarf.