Knitting Loom Instructions #2


On the Knitting Loom Instructions #1 page, you will have learned how to cast on your knitting on  your round knitting loom (don't worry, the instructions will also work for a long loom).  






Now that you have your knitting started on the loom, you are going to need to know how to form some basic knitting stitches.

© brookebecker   | CanstockPhoto.com  Knitting with a Round Loom

More Knitting Loom Instructions:

Forming Knit Stitches

To form a knit stitch, hold the yarn above the loop on the next peg.

Using the loom hook lift the bottom loop up and over the top loop, and allow it to slip over the peg to the back of the work to form the stitch.

Forming Twisted Knit Stitches

The method for doing twisted knit stitches is slightly different to normal knit stitches.

Holding the loom in your left hand, take the yarn behind and then around the second peg crossing the yarn at the back of the peg. Continue all the way around the loom twice so that you have two loops on each peg.

Fasten the yarn on the holding peg on the side of the loom.

Then using the hook tool, work your way around the loom lifting the bottom loop on the first peg up and over the top loop to form each knit stitch. Continue all the way around the loom.

Forming Purl Stitches

Purl stitches are different again.

Rather than holding the yarn above the loop on the peg, you hold it below the loop. Then using the loom tool you go under the top loop from above, hook the bottom loop and pull the yarn through.

To complete the stitch lift both the top loop and the new loop you have just made off the peg. Allow the top loop to slip down and lift the new loop back onto the peg to form your stitch.

Are You Looking for More Advanced Instructions?

Once you have mastered these basic knitting loom instructions you are probably going to be ready for something a little more challenging.

Although many people tend to think loom knitting is limited to stocking stitch, with a bit of imagination and experimentation you can use a knitting loom or frame to do any of the traditional knitting styles.  

One way to find out just what you can do with your knitting loom is to have a look through the book pictured on the right.   It is available from Amazon.com (click on the image to check it out) and you can get it in paperback or for your kindle.  

If it is not quite what you are looking for, take some time to check out the other books that are available at Amazon.  I am sure you will find one to suit your needs.

And don't forget that you can always move from using a round loom to a knitting board and give double knitting a try if you are looking for a challenge!

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