First Adventures in Loom Knitting

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’.

First Adventures in Loom KnittingIn ‘First Adventures in Loom Knitting’, I found the main advantage with loom knitting is its speed in making simple clothes and fun objects with just two basic weaves. Easy Peasy.

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.

First Adventures in Loom KnittingBuy in Paperback – £6.99

Buy for Kindle – £5.52


 Pictures from First Adventures in Loom Knitting (click to enlarge): You could make ALL THESE – really easily…

loom knitted arm purse
Yes, here it is, your very own knitted arm-purse for carrying stuff when you don’t want bags or pockets!
flower loom tapestry
a beautiful flower loom tapestry to hang on your wall
small change pocket purse
really useful small-change pocket purse
loom knitted bolero
If you, or someone you know, suffers with cold shoulders in the winter, then this thick and warm Bolero is a great knitting project.
loom knitted nature hats
Nature lovers everywhere adore this loom knitted hat covered with beautiful seedpods from the wild.
segment735
Take your ‘beanie’ to a whole new level with segmented hat loom weaves!
loom knitted pompom hat
Hours of fun for anyone – the dancing pompom hat is a must knit…
loom knitted eyepad
This eyepad is such a useful object. It blocks out the light for sleeping and snoozing, cushions the back of the head and with a tiny modification can also be used to stop snoring…
Princess Leia's headphone buns loom knitting
Princess Leia’s headphones. Need I say more Jabba?
breast warmers
keep all sorts of things warm with wool…
loom knitted festival poncho bag
A really useful festival poncho bag that doubles as a comfortable camping pillow
loom knitted Ring Tailed Lemur Tail
Not everyone wants to knit themselves a ring-tailed lemur tail, but I did! Could you wear a tail? What would yours be?
loom knityted winter socks
Really thick and incredibly warm winter socks that are almost indestructable…
home made knitting looms
You can even make your own looms…
Loom weaved dreamcatchers
These beautiful garden dreamcatchers are made using a home made loom and a standard large loom.
loom knitted field of flowers
‘The Field of Dreams’ a gift I knitted for my beloved
Loom knitted Pixie Hat
Is it a scarf? Is it a hat? Whatever it is you are not going to lose one of them ! A FAB loom knitted Pixie hat !
double pompom slouchy beanie
amaze your friends with a double pompom slouchy beanie

First Adventures in Loom Knitting

Buy in Paperback – £6.99

Buy for Kindle – £5.52


I pad bag loom knitted
The really useful ipad bag can carry a selection of portable technology!
I phone bag loom knitting
Like so, the iphone bag which finds all sorts of uses for carrying small, flat things!
multicoloured iphone bag
all sorts of pretty bags
knitted iphone bags
for phones or music players, purses or personal use
flowery waistcoat
feast your eyes on this amazing flowery waistcoat
loom knitted scrooge hat
The perfect scrooge hat for winter nights. Make a miserable old man really happy with a warm head!
loom knitted hats
In fact – go nuts with hats!
extra long scarf
treat yourself to an extra long scarf to wrap up warm

First Adventures in Loom Knitting

Buy in Paperback – £6.99

Buy for Kindle – £5.52


Book Specifications:

  • 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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