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!
Finalist in the
Crafting Speed Challenge