Introduction: How to Loom Knit

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Loom knitting is fun, easy, and faster than knitting with needles! You can make scarfs, hats, sleeves, leggings, and many other things with a knitting loom! In this instructable I will give you easy instructions for casting on, knitting, and casting off with a knitting loom.

Step 1: Supplies

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You will need yarn, a knitting loom and if you want, a knitting hook. I find it easier working without a hook so I don't use one, but some people thinks a hook helps. Knitting looms come in many sizes so pick a loom depending on how wide you want your knitting to be, not how long. You can knit two colors at once, if the two yarns you use aren't too thick. In this instructable I used 1 yarn.

Step 2: Casting On

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First make two loops at the end of the yarn with the left side of the loop on top, like the picture below. Then pull the right loop through the bottom of the left loop and put it on the hook on the side of the loom, and pull the the tail until it is tight on the peg. Wrap the long end in a clock-wise circle on the peg to the right of the one on the side like in the picture. Wrap around each peg once going clock-wise around the loom. Now wrap around each peg a second time, excluding the peg on the side. Wrap the yarn around the side peg a few times when you are done so the yarn doesn't unwind. Now pull the bottom loop over the top loop and off the peg. Repeat with every peg except the side peg going around the loom in a clock-wise circle. Congratulations you have just cast on!

Step 3: Knitting

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Wrap the yarn around each peg again so there are two loops on each peg, and wrap the yarn around the side peg a few times. Then pull the bottom loop over the top loop on each peg again. Keep doing this over and over again until your project is as long as you want.

Step 4: Casting Off

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In casting off the yarn is tighter and is a little harder to use. You should have one loop on each peg. Pull the loop off the second  peg and put it on the peg to the left of it. Pull the bottom loop over the top loop. Take the loop on that peg and put it on the empty peg. Repeat with the next pegs until the loom is empty. The finished project will look like the second to last picture below, and if you turn it inside-out, it will have a striped pattern like the last picture. Congratulations you have knitted on a loom!!!

Comments

SuzanneG32 (author)2017-02-18

The instructions are confusing

ariannaline12345 (author)2015-11-30

i dont really understand

I learned to knit following an excellent guide I found HERE.

krysteanuh (author)2011-03-13

Is this akin to spool knitting?
Just out of curiosity. I've done spool knitting before, but never loom knitting. :3

KristinM5 (author)krysteanuh2015-12-22

Yes and no. Yes because the process is basically the same. No because the different sizes and shapes of looms create a much wider array of projects that can be completed (chain vs socks, hats, scarves, sweaters, afghans, pot holders, you name it.)

In a way you are right. I had a spool knitter when I was young with four nails on it. The best ones have four pegs or wire loops for easier access lifting the yarn and then pulling the tail down into the hole. I am making a spool knitter at the bottom of my P knitter for making hat cords or for making projects. I loved it as it was the first knitting I ever did.

Lettucehead (author)krysteanuh2011-03-14

Yes it is! I love both! :) But in loom kniting you usually use thicker material like yarm, and in spool knitting thinner material.

Mauigerbil (author)2011-07-26

Love this!!! I loom knit, and have heard needle knitting hurts your hands! You can even do an amigurumi-esqe things with looms,too!! It Is VERY fun for small children too! Instead of the hook they provide, a latch hook works better and faster in my opinion .

Lettucehead (author)Mauigerbil2011-07-26

Thank you!!! :) I actually never use hooks, i use my fingers.

Mauigerbil (author)Lettucehead2011-07-29

Its also good if you loop it too tight

NaturalCrafter (author)2011-04-10

I love loom knitting too.. Recently I made a loom out of the letter D and added removable pins so I could work with sock weight wool. Please take a look if you could. Your instruction was very well done.

bryandhispup (author)2010-12-07

If you work the yarn towards the inside the tube will go down thru the ring and you wont have so much trouble with the anchor pin catching on your work AND It's easier to see your work that way. Use a Crochet hook with skinnier yarn so it is easier to work.

Lettucehead (author)bryandhispup2010-12-08

I've tried that before, and your right it does!

qwerty987 (author)2010-11-21

poor kitty

financy (author)2010-09-26

What a wonderful, beautiful and patient cat!

Lettucehead (author)financy2010-09-30

Ha ha thanks!

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