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Loom knitting

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kittylester Fri 20-Apr-18 07:27:06

A friend has just started loom knitting and it looks as though it is something even I could manage.

Does anyone have any experience, opinions or comments?

DanniRae Fri 20-Apr-18 08:05:58

I have never heard of loom knitting kitty - I am going to look into it and get back to you. But it sounds very interesting!

Situpstraight Fri 20-Apr-18 08:44:58

Well, I’ve just googled it and it looks like a huge ‘French knitting’ thingy that we did when children with an old Cotton reel! I wonder why we never tried it with anything bigger. Looks easy though and lots of how to videos

hildajenniJ Fri 20-Apr-18 11:42:13

We were just talking about these at Knit and Natter this week. One lady is just learning to knit and has mastered the knit stitch. She was wondering if she should invest in a knitting look and wanted our input. We all said go for it, then bring it with you to show us.?

kittylester Fri 20-Apr-18 11:44:44

It does look simple and easy to get lost in. My friend is much more capable at craft type things than I but I think I could maybe cope!

Anniebach Fri 20-Apr-18 13:57:06

Wonder if squares can be knitted, I should think so

kittylester Fri 20-Apr-18 14:26:52

I would think so Annie. I think you'd just stop and cast off or whatever but what the heck do I know really. My friend is doing a scarf to begin with.

Mabel2 Thu 30-Aug-18 20:08:15

I'm halfway through the second sock of a pair of socks for my husband. I love loom knitting! I find it hard to keep tension when doing crochet now due to arthritis, but I can loom knit without a problem

Anniebach Thu 30-Aug-18 20:16:44

Mabel, I looked at several and they are in differences sizes,

May I ask if socks and scarves can by knitted on the same frame?

Jalima1108 Thu 30-Aug-18 20:47:01

Not like the looms we used at primary school then?
I made myself a scarf on one.

Anniebach Thu 30-Aug-18 20:52:23

I looked at them when this thread started Jalima, not like the looms we used in school , on Amazon and Hobbycraft , demonstrations on uTube , need socks and scarf ready for scooter riding !

Jalima1108 Thu 30-Aug-18 21:03:30

I will take a look!

Mabel2 Wed 07-Nov-18 16:04:28

So sorry not have responded Anniebach, personally I'd use different size looms.

Anniebach Wed 07-Nov-18 16:08:31

Thank you Mabe12

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Anniebach Sat 17-Nov-18 08:39:35

I have looked on uTube, seems chunky wool is used , I don’t like thicker than DK.