First Adventures in Loom Knitting
I would never have guessed that I was going to create a book on knitting, but after discovering looms and being given a pile of assorted wool, well, it just kinda happened. Over two years I have loom knitted just whatever took my fancy and want to share with you here the first part of my creative journey into a bloke’s take on ‘looming’.
Other loom knitting books can take a step-by-step approach with ‘knitting patterns’, using over-complex stitches more suited to knitting needles, that ignore the sheer speed of looming with basic weaves. This book builds on basic skills, moving progressively, for example from beanie hats to segmented hat weaves.
First Adventures in Loom Knitting has humourous tales woven-in as to how each knitted object came about and over 80 photos and illustrations showing the projects. Instructions on loom types, wool, weaves, row numbers and assembly are given in the text where appropriate.
With easy weaves, I show you how to make 24 unusual and unique, woven objects and gifts such as:
- drumstick bags for the absent-minded drummer
- Princess Leia’s headphones
- a woolly Ring-tail Lemur tail
- indestructible live-in socks for toasty winter toes
- legwarmers / bicycle clips
- a poncho bag that doubles as a pillow
- beautiful ipad and iphone bags
- decorative loom flower wall hangings
- a back-warming bolero
- a cycling arm purse
- acrylic garden dreamcatchers as plant climbers
- a unique sleep-aid and snore-stopper
- a small-change pocket purse
- extra-long scarfs
- winter breast warmers!
There is also a section on hats which progresses the basic knitted Beanie hat into a whole range of fun headgear described as: Benny hats, the dancing pompom hat, woolly flower hats, cake hats, burdock hats, segment hats, a Scrooge sleeping hat, and the amazing ‘scarfhat’ pixie hat (all of which you can see below) !
Although full instrructions are given, this isn’t a book for people who depend on step-by-step instructions, the emphasis is on fun, play and adaptation. With just 2 easy weaves these projects are just too straightforward to need knitting patterns. The emphasis here is on growing your own looming skills quickly and playfully, with fun projects that progress and get you quick results (and the admiration of your friends and family).
Not only is it great fun making clothes for yourself, loom knitting is a craft made for sharing. The unique and easy projects in this book make fabulous gifts for people for Christmas, birthdays or just as random tokens of love and affection. This book is brimming with enthusiasm for making your own stuff and gifting fun objects which people just adore.
I have included sample pictures from the book below so that you can see the projects before you buy. ‘First Adventures in Loom Knitting’ is available in print as an A5 paperback. Although the illustrations are in B&W – there is a link to a free, downloadable full-colour version in the book.
You can also purchase this book for your Kindle Reader and view on a machine of your choice.
Pictures from First Adventures in Loom Knitting (click to enlarge): You could make ALL THESE – really easily…
- Title: First Adventures in Loom Knitting
- Author: simonthescribe
- Format: Paperback with free colour pics online, also Kindle
- File Size: as PDF 1435 KB
- Print Length: 73 pages
- Images: 90 colour photos and illustrations in blocks (for colour products)
- Publisher: simonthescribe (8 January 2016)
- Language: English
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