If you have fond memories of spool knitting (a round wooden spool with a central hole surrounded by four small nails) when you were a child then you know how easy it was to create yards and yards of knitted tubes. Today"˜s loom are just as easy and fun to use!
Widely available in craft stores, looms come in a variety of shapes and sizes, some are circular, others rectangular, some tiny and some large. The size of the loom dictates the size of the knitted piece although you can easily join smaller panels together to make larger items.
This book is designed as a hands on project resource as well as an essential reference for the growing band of loom knitters. Clear step by step illustrations throughout show how to cast-on, bind-off and knit a wide range of stitches on both round looms and knitting boards. Practice projects are provided for each technique, and there are more then 30 attractive patterns to get the crafter started. - the first book to provide patterns for an increasingly popular tool - comprehensive techniques and information provide the essential back-up manual to supplement the minimal instructions that come with the looms - over 30 quick and easy patterns for sweaters and accessories - written by an expert in the field
Book covers all the basics and some intermediate level instructions. Learn to loom knit with this book--fully illustrated instructions on all the basics: cast on/bind off, shaping (decrease/increase), short-rows (for creating sock heels), color changes, knitting board instructions, felting instructions.
Book contains 30 patterns for knitting in the round, rake knitting, knitting board, and felted patterns. Pattern List:
Garter Stitch Hat Earflap Hat (2 versions--striped and solid) Fingerless Mitts Shrug (with a stitch pattern) Colour-Stranded Hat Baby Set of Hat and Blanket Scarves--Keyhole scarf, garter stitch, and various others done on a knitting board. Felted projects: laptop bag, purse, accessories pouch, slippers, yoga bag. Socks (with heel): 2 patterns for the Knifty Knitter loom, 1 for an extra fine gauge knitting loom and a set of leg warmers. Poncho (with measurements to adapt to larger sizes) Baby blankets: 2 baby blankets. Ruana and much more.. After each section, the book has a practice project to practice the new skills learned. At the back of the book, you will find all the patterns.
Softcover, 160pp, Size: 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 Includes color photos throughout
SKU : 40099955058
Manufacturer Number : 13 978-0-312-3661-2
ISBN : 9780312366612
Condition : New
Manufacturer : St. Martin's Press