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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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I made this possum family, keychain

8 Comments
2024/07/10
20:27 UTC

28

Finished Afghan

Sorry it’s not a very good photo. But I finished my first afghan. I definitely plan to work on another once I get settled at my new job.

5 Comments
2024/07/10
01:34 UTC

23

My first project

I learned to loom knit and I'm working on a scarf

10 Comments
2024/07/08
18:26 UTC

3

Can someone please give me a link to a pattern, preferably free, that doesn't involve using double pointed needles at all?

I can't get the hang of double pointed and just want to try and use the loom. Please and thank you.

12 Comments
2024/07/08
18:12 UTC

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I know nothing about loom knitting and tried it for the first time; help please?

I don’t know what I did. I have never done loom knitting before. I am trying to make a hat.

12 Comments
2024/07/07
18:35 UTC

2

What has been everyone's favorite project/pattern that you completed?

7 Comments
2024/07/06
17:53 UTC

2

Broken stitch :(

Recently picked up loom crocheting and I've noticed that the thicker yarn has a tendency to break at very specific moments/tensions. Obviously I'm trying to keep the stitch as tight as I can have it without splitting the stitch but I've kept breaking stitches. I'm just wondering if there is a way to fix it or is it just start over and be more careful?

Thanks for any help

4 Comments
2024/07/04
21:44 UTC

1

Golf head cover

Does anybody have any experience making golf head covers on the loom? I was looking for a video tutorial (I’m a visual learner) but couldn’t find anything. I thought about just making a tube sock but not sure it would look right. Any advice would be appreciated!

1 Comment
2024/07/04
15:59 UTC

2

What is this?

Hi, so I was given this at the weekend. I believe it could be some kind of loom? I have a addi already and crochet.. but never seen 1 like this before. It's 33x23 inch so it's pretty big. I've only ever made small things on my addi so wouldn't know where to start with something this big! What yarn would be required... Any ideas appreciated 👍

6 Comments
2024/07/04
14:39 UTC

3

Best and softest 4 weight yarn for a blanket? I usually use Caron Simply Soft but it’s scratchy. I’m willing to buy more expensive yarn for a soft, light blanket.

4 Comments
2024/07/04
09:29 UTC

3

Where is the insteap

Hey y'all I'm trying to knit a sequence on the front part of the sock and not the instep but I can't figure out which part of the loom is the instep part and which part is the front. Sock is being knit toe up

5 Comments
2024/07/03
19:10 UTC

8

Bought a “teach yourself” loom knit kit but the instructions aren’t written for noobs at all. What does “knit off” mean?

I don’t know the first thing about knitting, but I want to get into it, so I bought a little kit that I thought might teach me to knit. Immediately it’s using terms without teach what they mean, E-wrap and knit off being the big two from the first page. I figured out what E-wrap is from pictures, but I cannot wrap my head around “knit off”. I have tried to look up tutorials and such online, but I’m not finding sources to “knit off” that are on a loom (only on needles) and I seem to have a severe issue with spatial thinking so I’m struggling immensely with translating the instructions to use on a loom, so I’m just getting frustrated.

Can anyone point me in the direction of some good resources for loom knitting for total newbies? Even better if the instructions consider accessibility issues

Edit: I think I figured out what “knit off” means from the pictures of another instruction set for a double knit stickinette. It seems to mean to take the bottom loop and pull it above the loop above it? Not sure how to do it with a flat panel yet

11 Comments
2024/07/03
17:41 UTC

3

S loom recommendations

I'm looking to make a large blanket and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on a good s loom? I'm ideally after a 5/8" gauge one but need to be able to buy it in the UK, or have it shipped here for a reasonable price.

I really like the looks of the cindwood ones but their website says they will only ship to the UK if the order value is over $300 and I've not been able to find anywhere closer to home that sells them.

KnitUK also had one on their website but it looks like they've delisted it.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Edit: Thanks for all the suggestions. I've decided to pick up a couple of the flexi-loom kits from readicut.co.uk and see how I get on. Turns out that the 5/8" version currently has 35% off so worked out relatively cheap too!

7 Comments
2024/07/02
18:58 UTC

3

Insoles

I am looking to make flat insoles for inside my families shoes and also winter boot liners. Our kids get theirs wet often in a day, so having extras would be nice. I have bought circle loom kit, rectangle loom kit and an adjustable sock loom too. Can anyone point me to where I can find how to do this?

4 Comments
2024/07/02
01:59 UTC

3

How much should I charge for a finished project?

How much should I charge for a finished product? I’m trying to sell my projects and I don’t know how much I should charge for them.

5 Comments
2024/07/01
21:08 UTC

17

Baby hurdle stitch hat

2 Comments
2024/07/01
04:36 UTC

4

What's the best looming kit for socks?

Everyone said avoid amszin so nos I'm stuck

13 Comments
2024/06/30
21:42 UTC

2

Kitchener close up alternatives?

Just completed my second Kitchener Close, and it got pretty scary towards the end there! Are their any easier alternatives? Would it work to just sew the toe seam?

My next pair are going to be a lovely fluffy merino, and I don’t want to accidentally felt the close up.

I promise I went really slowly.

7 Comments
2024/06/30
10:48 UTC

1

What's the best cheapest looming kit?

I saw one for socks on Amazon that looks good. What's your opinion?

5 Comments
2024/06/30
07:00 UTC

5

First time ever knitting or using a loom and I found a mistake. What to do?

This is the first time I've ever knit with or without a loom and it's been an experience. I've learned a lot as I've been making my way through this blanket for my young son but as the blanket get longer, I find more mistakes 🤣.

I have no idea if these two loose pieces of yarn are because my yarn came off the loom and I corrected it incorrectly (yes, lots of times), because two skeins weren't knotted tightly enough and came apart from one another (don't think so...), or if the yarn maybe snapped because at one point my tension on the loom was sooooo tight (yay straw trick!).

What can I do with these two loose ends to stop things from unraveling?

2 Comments
2024/06/29
21:37 UTC

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I stepped out of my comfort zone and made a series of videos showing how to make these socks. I only have my cell phone, so they are unedited and not the best you'll find, but hopefully still helpful. Heel Tab Sneaker Socks - no pattern used Flexee Bitty loom 60 pegs- cuff down

10 Comments
2024/06/28
23:11 UTC

13

Payday sale

I’ve just ordered my birthday present. I wanted to get the KnitUk long loom, but they are having a payday sale today so I ordered the combo pack of 8 looms.

I think I might be spoilt.

10 Comments
2024/06/28
13:59 UTC

34

First attempt at fingerless gloves.

I’m having so much fun working on this set! Also my first post ever on Reddit so I’m really excited to learn and see over projects and processes others have.

14 Comments
2024/06/28
03:40 UTC

17

Short socks

I finally finished these blue short socks after working on them for over a month! I lost my mom a month ago and have had a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I also started a second job, so haven’t had a lot of free time. These were made with leftover Knit Picks Stroll Tweed from a pair I made for my sister in April. It was too lovely and soft to let it go to waste and there was just enough left for these. I used Annabelle sock yarn in dark blue for the heels, toes, and cuffs. I used my Cindwood oval sock loom and made these toe-up with German short row heels and toes. I haven’t decided if they’re for me or if I’ll use them as a gift. Originally I planned to keep them since I just used scraps, but they turned out really nice so one of my nieces might get them.

6 Comments
2024/06/27
20:30 UTC

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