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All About Loom Knitting

Congratulations!  Welcome to the world of loom knitting!  We have so many types of knitting on our Needlepointers.com website, and loom knitting is another way to knit without using needles! 

Loom knitting is so easy, even the kiddos can do it.  But don’t let that fool you into thinking the finished project looks like a child made it!  Loom knitting creates beautiful knitted fabric!

What Is Loom Knitting?

Loom knitting is the craft technique of using a loom instead of needles to create beautiful knitted fabric, which can be made into beautiful home items, clothing, and cozy accessories. While using a loom might look intimidating, loom knitting is surprisingly easy when you know how! 

When you are loom knitting you will be working yarn or other string materials onto the pegs of a loom. The knitting loom holds your work while you create a beautiful knitted fabric. You can use round looms, straight looms, sock looms, and flower looms, also known as the triangle loom! 

There are various loom weaving stitches that are used to create a variety of textures to your finished fabric.  Don’t worry; loom knitting is not complicated, even with the many loom weaving stitches! 

Loom knitting for beginners is something we focus on, so don’t be intimidated.  Browse this page to get started!  If you find that you like loom knitting, you should take a look at our spool knitting page!

Why Loom Knitting?

Loom knitting makes a nice, even knit fabric.  The fabric looks just as beautiful as that made with needles.   

Another advantage of loom knitting is that those with tired fingers and wrists will find this type of knitting much more comfortable than knitting with needles!  Loom knitting is easy on the hands.

Loom knitting can be faster than knitting with needles, especially with double knitting.  You will be able to see your stitches much easier and be better able to keep track of your knitting.

Types of Knitting Looms

Like knitting needles, knitting looms come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and you choose the loom based on the item you are making.

Flower looms are difficult to find, but they are simple to make.  We have several tutorials here to show you how to make your own flower looms, which are also called triangle looms.

You will find that these flower looms can easily be made from plastic canvas or even something as simple as the lid to an ice cream carton!  Scroll down for more on the flower loom.

Circle looms are very popular and can easily be found in hobby or craft stores.  The smaller circle looms are great for making things like scarves, hats, slippers or other such projects.

If you want to make something larger, the circle looms come in a variety of sizes. Large gauge looms with large pegs make it easier to see your stitches, and they make knitting a lot faster.  This is a great place to start for loom knitting beginners.

Rake looms, also known as long looms or knitting boards, are perfect for making larger projects like sweaters, blankets or shawls.  Most of these looms are adjustable; you can add or move pegs according to the items you are making.

Sock looms are used to knit various sizes of socks or other small projects.

What Can You Make With A Knitting Loom?

There are so many exciting things to create with a knitting loom:

  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Scarves
  • Slippers
  • Blankets
  • Shawls
  • Cowls
  • Headbands
  • Flowers
  • T-shirt Rug
  • Purses
  • Caps and Slouchy hats
  • Much, much more!

Loom Knitting Stitches

There are many stitches that can be used with loom knitting.  We have great tutorials on most of the stitches you’ll be using.

When you begin your loom weaving, you’ll need to cast on the yarn to your loom.  You can use a cable cast-on or a crochet cast-on stitch.  They are very similar and simple to learn.  

Another cast-on stitch is the cast-on drawstring.  It is used to cinch shut one end of your project like the top of a knitted hat or the toe of a pair of socks. Scroll down to find loom knitting cast on stitch tutorials!

On this page, you can find wonderful tutorials for many other loom weaving stitches such as the Celtic knot stitch, Andalusian stitch, diagonal stitch, farrow rib stitch, and so many, many more!

You can use these stitches in the projects that we have for you on our loom knitting projects page.

Scroll down to see what we have for you in the realm of loom knitting. It is more than you can imagine!

All About Loom Knitting

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 Knitting Wheel Fashions

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Let a knitting wheel (round loom)hold your work while you create hats, belts, scarves, handbags, and so much more. by Charlene G. Finiello - Paperback - Published 2005 Affiliate Link to Amazon

 Learn to Knit on Long Looms

Learn to Knit on Long Looms #ad

Learning to create knit garments without needles is the focus of this stitch-pattern collection and instructional reference. by Anne Bipes - Paperback - Published 2010 Affiliate Link to Amazon

 Loom Knitting Primer

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A Beginner's Guide to Knitting on a Loom, with over 30 Fun Projects by Isela Phelps - Paperback - Published 2007 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Andalusian Stitch on a Knitting Loom

The Andalusian stitch is easy enough for beginners yet with its subtle bumps has a nice textured, complicated look. Loom A Hat

Bamboo Stitch

The bamboo stitch is simple yet classy. Learn how to make the bamboo stitch on a knitting loom. Loom A Hat

Basket Weave Stitch Pattern

Learn how to knit the basket weave stitch on a loom. Loom A Hat

Beehive Waffle Stitch

The Beehive Waffle stitch may look complicated but even a beginner loomer can master it quickly. Good Knit Kisses

Cable Cast On

Step-by-step instructions plus photos on how to cast on to the knitting loom with the cable cast on. Loom Knitting Blog

Cast On - Knifty Knitter Drawstring Cast On

Instructions and photos for drawstring cast on. Squidoo

Cast On Instructional PDF

In this instructional, you will learn different ways of cast on for knitting on a round knitting loom or on a single sided rake. Isela Phelps

Celtic Knot Pattern

The Celtic Knot loom knitting pattern is a beautiful stitch pattern. Learn how to make it. Good Knit Kisses

Celtic Knot Stitch

To make the Celtic knot stitch on a knitting loom the only stitch skill necessary is the knit and purl. Loom A Hat

Diagonal Stitch On a Loom

Learn how to knit the diagonal stitch with this written tutorial and step-by-step video tutorial. Loom A Hat

Diamond Lace Stitch

With the e-wrap and the figure 8, learn how to create the diamond lace stitch on a knitting loom. Loom A Hat

Double Basket Stitch Pattyern

Here you will find a free pattern version and a step-by-step video tutorial for the Double Basket Stitch for a knitting loom. Loom A Hat

Double Moss Stitch

The only loom knitting skills needed to make the double moss stitch are knit and purl. This stitch can be knitted on all types of knitting looms. Loom A Hat

E-Wrap Stitch

Step-by-step instructions and pictures on the basic E-Wrap for a round loom Bev's Country Cottage

Farrow Rib Stitch

The Farrow Rib Stitch will work with many designs from a hat, a shawl or even a pair of socks. Loom A Hat

Figure 8 Stitch

Watch the video in addition to the step-by-step instructions is all you need to learn about this loom knitting stitch. Loom A Hat

Flat Stitch

The flat stitch is also similar to the knit stitch in loom knitting, except it is the shortest and tightest stitch. Knitting Board

Flower Loom (Triangle) - How to make a loom

How to make a triangular flower loom from plastic ice cream lid. Knitting and.com

Flower Loom - How to make a loom

How to make a flower loom from plastic canvas. Knitting and.com

Flower Loom - How to make a loom

Make you own flower loom from plastic ice cream container lid. Knitting and.com

Herringbone Stitch

Learn how to loom knit the Herringbone stitch with this tutorial. Good Knit Kisses

How to Knit Fashionable Scarves on Circle Looms

How to Knit Fashionable Scarves on Circle Looms #ad

New techniques for knitting 12 stylish designs. by Denise Layman - Paperback - Published 2011

How to Loom Knit

Basic instructions with pictures for using a round loom. In addition the site has links to a lot of round loom projects. Bev's Country Cottage

Knit and Purl Stitch

The loom knitting duo. Learn how to make these two simple knit stitches on a knitting loom with this text picture and video tutorial. Loom A Hat

Knit Stitch

Learn how to do the knit stitch on a knitting loom. This stitch looks identical to the knit stitch created on knitting needles. Knitting Board

Knit Stitch

Instructions and pictures for the knit stitch for a round loom. Bev's Country Cottage

Knitting Loom Tutorials

Learn how to:
- How to cast on your knitting loom using the E-wrap method
- How to create a Twisted Knit Stitch
- How to Purl on a knitting loom
- How to work back and forth on a round loom
Yarn Designers Boutique

Loom Knitting Basics

This video explains the basics of loom knitting: knit stitch, purl stitch, twisted knit stitch (aka e-wrap), and basic bind off. You Tube

Loom Knitting Basics - Knitting in the Round PDF

This instructional guide is a step-by-step tutorial through the beginning steps of loom knitting. Isela Phelps

Loom Knitting How To's

Need a refresher on a loom knitting stitch or technique? Here find tutorials on single, double and sock loom knitting featuring cast on/bind off techniques, stitches and other techniques. Knitting Board

Projects - Loom Knitting

Free loom knitting projects. Needlepointers.com

Purl Stitch

Learn how to do the purl stitch with a knitting loom. The purl stitch is the reverse of the knit stitch. Knitting Board

Removal Method - Gathered

Step-by-step instruction and picture for the gathered removal method from a round loom. Bev's Country Cottage

Textured Strips Square Tutorial

The free pattern is for an 8" x 8" loom knitted square. It's the perfect pattern for dishcloths, washcloths, blankets, afghans and lapghans. Loom A Hat





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