Introduction: Cardboard Knitting Loom
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Lately I discovered the world of French knitting and after seeing a couple of videos about it I thought it was easy enough for me to try! I have never knitted before so this was something completely new to me.
I had the yarn but I didn't have any knitting loom so I decided to make them with cardboard!
This is the big round one but you can make any loom you need this way.
It's very quick to do, consider that I was able to make this loom and knit a whole hat in less than a day!
Take a compass and draw a circle with a radius of 14cm (5.51 inches) on a cardboard then draw a smaller circle inside with a radius of about 12cm (4.72 inches).
Cut the cardboard following the lines you have just traced and keep the round strip.
Now take a page from a newspaper and starting from one of the shortest sides, roll it as tight as possible until you reach the opposite side and secure with glue. I used a big sewing needle as a help to start rolling the page.
You will probably need 2 or 3 cones so make more than one.
Cut your newspaper cones in many smaller cones of about 2/3cm (1.18 inches).
You will need 41.
Once you are done cutting them, glue each cone on the round cardboard strip separated by a distance of about 1cm (0.39 inches) using hot glue.
Now you can either paint it or leave it the way it is, your knitting loom is ready to be used!
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