Do you think it isn’t “real” knitting or only for kids? I used to think that way. After helping a friend review some loom knitting sets and books, I have a new appreciation for it. It’s quick, fun and can be mindless work or you can create intricate lace patterns on the looms.
Leisure Arts has a very nice selection of books on various techniques and patterns for sale. I was able to review their book, Loom Knit Stitch Dictionary by Kathy Norris. I was so impressed with the illustrated tutorials and 60 (SIXTY!) stitches shown in the book. This book is also available on Amazon. If you decide to give loom knitting a try, I recommend taking a look at this book. You could create so many projects from the stitches shown here.
Do your hands sometimes get achy from using your knitting needles? Give the loom style a try. You use an entirely different set of motions & muscles to knit on the loom. I found that switching between the two nearly eliminated my fatigue. You know you want a chance to start another project. What knitter doesn’t? You just might be surprised by what you can do with one of these small loom sets.
A charity knitters dream!
This is a group of ponytail hats I made for Christmas. If you need a quick gift, a loom knit hat is the way to go. An adult hat can be made in as little as an hour. Do you knit for charity? Think of all the preemie hats you can make while watching your favorite television show. What a worthwhile project!
Knitting looms and patterns have come a long way in recent years. There are social media groups that share their love of all things loom knit. I have been very impressed with some of the work coming off of knitting looms. You should give them a look over with new eyes, you might be surprised.
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