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This is the place to learn how to knit anything without using knitting needles!

Those who have given up needle knitting and crochet because of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other ailments now enjoy loom knitting instead.

 

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First project! It’s working up really fast! And no pain like I get from crochet!

1 Comment
2024/02/29
08:32 UTC

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How do y’all sit while looming?

Despite knitting since I was nine I still can’t figure out how to loom without getting extreme back pain pretty quickly. I was recently diagnosed with arthritis in my back and scoliosis so I’m trying to to be more conscious of my posture and how I’m sitting. Does anyone have any tips?

3 Comments
2024/02/29
05:27 UTC

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I just got into loom knitting

I'm honestly loving it. There's this yarn I inherited from my granny and one of the colors didn't look good with any crochet stitch I tried, but with the loom it looks amazing. It's also easier on my wrists, arms, hands, and fingers.

I want to get the infinity loom and was wondering how big of a blanket does it make? Would it be big enough to do the figure 8 wrapping method, or do you need to do it as one big flat panel? Can you do a flat panel?

4 Comments
2024/02/29
03:34 UTC

2

How did this happen?

I was knitting along yesterday and noticed that the right side of my blanket somehow got connected. I'm so confused. Help!

1 Comment
2024/02/28
19:47 UTC

24

Bored trucker first scarf

Tried to make bands towards the ends. Not perfect but it is warm and helped me wind down after work.

1 Comment
2024/02/28
17:00 UTC

1

Dog Snood Patterns

Does anyone have a solid dog snood pattern for the loom? I can’t seem to find one online and I wanted to ask before I try my hand at converting a pattern from a regular knitting pattern.

1 Comment
2024/02/28
16:08 UTC

2

Can someone help me make this into a pickle?

I also need to know how to close the top. I just took all the loops off.

2 Comments
2024/02/28
01:02 UTC

32

Blanket update!

I'm finally making real progress on my blanket after having to frog like 19 million times lol. I'm so thankful that I came across this little corner of the internet. I love it here!

7 Comments
2024/02/27
17:59 UTC

11

Hand pain with picking

I am a beginner and just started loom knitting a few days ago. I have autoimmune joint issues which prompted the switch from needle knitting.

I’m experiencing pain in the middle of the back of my hand, but closer to the wrist than the knuckles. I believe the picking motion is causing this, not the wrapping.

I’m working with as loose tension as will stay on the pegs, and e wrap stitch.

I’m taking a break, and looking into obtaining an ergonomic hook and compression gloves before I continue.

Does anyone have any more advice? Is this just a natural adjustment that will go away, or is there a proper picking technique I should be aware of?

I’ve attached a video of the technique I’m using. (I would normally stabilize the loom with the other hand but I was holding the camera)

Thanks!

https://reddit.com/link/1b0vqb6/video/mlq90gc8g0lc1/player

26 Comments
2024/02/26
23:01 UTC

4

Looking for Cardigan Patterns, Help!

Howdy! After finishing my last blanket, I'm looking into some different patterns for my next project. I really want to attempt to loom knit a cardigan but have not found any good patterns (and when I find one that says 'loom knitting' it always sends me to a crochet pattern or a standard knitting pattern. Any recommendation?

5 Comments
2024/02/26
16:51 UTC

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How in the world do you double knit with worsted weight yarn.

I got a gift card for Christmas and spent it buying the KB loom kit. It says that you need all the depends on for worsted weight yarn but for the life of me I can't get a decent knit going. Every time I can start and it's tight but it just keeps getting looser and looser to the point where I can't even get the loops over the pegs because they're so loose they just fall back onto the pegs. I've watched video after video and have no idea what's going on. I've tried ewrap urap and every other start I can find and it just keeps ending up way too loose. Is there a certain tension trick here or should I just quit the hobby??

33 Comments
2024/02/26
04:11 UTC

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I want to finish the yarn. This is my first project after taking a break for over 10 years.😂 can I make this into a pickle?

Do you think if I keep going I can stuff this with some thing and make it into a pickle? I just wanna keep going in a circle and finish the yarn. If not, what other ideas do you think I could do with this?

1 Comment
2024/02/25
06:06 UTC

7

Help!

I have been working on a blanket in bits and pieces for 3 years, the first and only project I’ve ever made for myself. Today I realized that it isn’t wide enough (Yes I considered keeping the width but since the end result will be more than double what it is going to look very funky about 3ft by 9 ft long) and I don’t have enough yarn to just double it and attach the ends. I am absolutely crushed. Does anyone have any tips for quickly getting back my progress if I restart? I’ve gone through about 600 yards of yarn. Additionally any tips on staying motivated to get back to my place on my blanket.

And just in case: Is there some miracle of a way I can save my work?

11 Comments
2024/02/24
08:21 UTC

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Loom knit Baphomet tutorial is up!

9 Comments
2024/02/23
10:04 UTC

13

I hate this yarn.

And I seriously think it’s just me. It’s making up nicely, and I think the finished blanket will be exactly what was requested. I. Just. Don’t. Like. It. Normally once I get started I’m in the zone, but with this one….I’m currently giving it side eye while I try and find an audiobook to take my mind off the fact that I’m not enjoying the process. Blech.

9 Comments
2024/02/23
08:32 UTC

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Bernat Blanket Pooling Yarn

Has anyone loom knitted this and actually got it to pool right other than the “loom knit planned pooling” page on facebook? She has been advertising her pattern since 2022 and still hasnt released it, nor has she been helpful or responsive any time I reached out. I have 9 skeins of this sitting in my stash and its just making me sad every time i look at it lol

11 Comments
2024/02/21
20:31 UTC

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Looking for suggestions

I’m making a baby blanket, simple e-wrap on a round loom, but I forgot to flip after the first few rows like I intended, (similar to putting a brim on a hat) so now I’ve got the loose stitches at the bottom- any idea on how to cast off in such a way to make the top look similar?? The only way I know to cast of results in a strait edge

I can crochet, so I know I can just crochet an edge all the way around if I have to, but I’d like to make it as easy as possible

3 Comments
2024/02/21
19:00 UTC

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For the prolific sock knitters, when making socks as a gift how do you decide what size to make/pegs to cast on?

I have finally made enough socks for myself and my kid and I feel ready to branch out to making socks for other family and friends. (For reference, I reached this point after making 7 pairs, plus a Christmas stocking, so 15 socks.) When making socks for others how do you know what size to make? Do you ask for their shoe size? Do you ask them to measure their foot in in/cm? Do you make a sort of bog standard women's or men's sock size? I don't necessarily want to tip people off that I'm planning to make socks for them (especially since it could take me ages to deliver on the gift), but I also don't want to put in all that work and have them not fit. Curious for any advice! :)

1 Comment
2024/02/21
18:59 UTC

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Update s loom blanket

After re starting two times.. This is my work in progress I need to add 3 more balls of yarn to it !!! I absolutely love the colours

4 Comments
2024/02/21
17:13 UTC

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