Loom Knitting Primer: A Beginner's Guide to Knitting on a Loom, with 30 Fun Projects

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Knitting looms are flying off the shelves in craft stores because loom-knitting is such an easy craft to take up—it can be learned by both children and adults alike in just a few hours. 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!
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Overview

Knitting looms are flying off the shelves in craft stores because loom-knitting is such an easy craft to take up—it can be learned by both children and adults alike in just a few hours. 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
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312366612
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/20/2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 121,025
  • Product dimensions: 7.45 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

ISELA PHELPS is the author the bestseller Loom Knitting Primer, and other titles in the popular series, including Loom Knitting Pattern Book and Loom Knitting Socks. She is an active member of the online knitting community, where she promotes looms as an alternative to needle knitting. Isela is also the editor and publisher of Loom Knitters Circle, an online magazine for loomers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2010

    Loom knitting must have

    This is the most informative book I have found on loom knitting. Easy to follow. A must have for anyone just learning to loom knit.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2009

    A Keeper!

    Just great. I purchased for myself a year or so ago and had to get a copy for a friend.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2007

    An excellent reference and learning tool

    I'm not a particularly crafty person - I'll be honest - but I literally inherited a bunch of yarn and a handful of knitting needles and crochet hooks that I simply could not get the hang of. Rather than let the yarn go to waste, I bought a Knifty Knitter purple long loom, and I was hooked. This primer was one of the first books I bought, along with the rest of the Knifty loom set. The projects are nicely spaced throughout the book and can be tailored for a variety of styles. The author teaches a skill - such as some simple cast-ons and stitches - then provides a few projects using those before teaching trickier skills. She makes it easy to either follow her exactly or experiment. I've completed hats, mittens, slippers, the fish, and a few swatches in a very short time. All the patterns I've tried went off without a hitch. As for the explanations, nine out of ten of them are awesome, and the tenth works - I just had to read it out loud and actually try it before it made sense. While it did help to have a basic knitting book at hand once or twice, I think this book can stand alone. I wish there would be a sequel!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

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    Looming is very relaxing

    It is much easier that using knitting needles.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2009

    Book filled with creativity

    I really enjoyed the patterns in this book. The directions were very easy to follow. Can't wait to tackle my next project.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2009

    Loom Knitting

    I am glad I purchased this book at Barnes & Noble. It is very informative and gives me other things I can make with my looms. I cannot hardly wait to get the rest of the looms so I can make gifts for next year. Thank you for providing such informational books as these.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Great book for beginners as well as reference for more experienc

    Great book for beginners as well as reference for more experienced loom knitters. The absolutely only thing I did not like about this book is that most of her patterns are shown as flat knitted, where I expected them to be done in the round. Why would I want to knit a round hat in a flat pattern, then sew or weave together, when many/most looms are round? Still a keeper reference book. Illustrations are done very well and easy to follow.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Lots of patterns and ideas.

    Very good presentation of knitting with looms and lots of patterns. Also good hints for casting on and off the loom. Have really enjoyed it.

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