I am trying something new!
Confession- I can NOT knit.
I have tried, really. The needles and I do not share the same love-affair that the crochet hooks and I do. Actually…we really don’t get along.
I was browsing around Daiso a while back and saw these on a stand in the yarn isle and of course out of curiosity I took a closer look. While I couldn’t read the package, I did make out by the illustration that you could produce a piece of knitting on this so…I bought them.
I looked around on YouTube and found tutorials on loom knitting. I had no idea that these could only produce very small items. But I did manage to make a sample item namely this-except I didn’t do a good job with the thumb-hole.
It was just a quick “I wonder how this will turn out” project. I didn’t even make the other pair.
But, it did get me interested in loom knitting and after some looking around I managed to order a set of looms.
I had a loom knitting party with two other ladies who were interested in learning about using looms.
A photo of the chaos we created….
It was fun, the tea and cookies were yummy and the ladies had a great time.
I found a fairly good YouTuber “Loomahat” and started to create a couple of hats for our niece’s children.
Her daughter wanted blue and her son wanted black and green.
I like the black and green one better. I added a few rows to it. With the blue one I followed the pattern.
They are fairly easy to make but I had to look around at various tutorials because there were different ways of casting off and some were just confusing.
In a way I feel like this is “cheater knitting”. I have a really hard time crocheting in the round. My hats always have a weird seam running up them that I hate. The loom totally eliminated that issue for me. These are actually the first nice hats I have made!
There are actually a variety of items that you can make on these looms. I was happy to learn that because really-how many hats can you make for people?
There are various patterns you can follow. I saw a tutorial for a basket-weave that I want to try. It is actually super easy to use these-and fast! I made the black hat in a few hours.
Have you ever tried loom knitting?