Sunday, February 21, 2010

the purple knifty knitter loom

I started a new project to learn how to double knit using the purple Knifty Knitter long loom.  I found an excellent free Classic Stripes Scarf pattern over at DA Looms that Isela so graciously donated.  It is perfect for learning how to knit on the long loom.  The pattern includes great photos and instructions on how to wrap the long loom for the stockinette stitch, how to change colors, how to finish the beginning edge, how to bind off, and how to add fringe.  This will be a good first long loom project, and I'm enjoying how fast you can wrap and knit on this loom.  I like that there is no wrong side on this scarf.  It's turning out wonderfully thick and soft.   

2 comments:

Nadja said...

I would like to thank you for actually posting a project for the rectangle (long) loom. I have been on so many sites looking for projects to do on the rectangular looms and all I seem to find is projects for the circular loom. If you should find more projects, I would be very much interested in them.
Again, thank you for the project suggestion and the tip about "DA Looms."

linda: off the loom said...

You're very welcome, Nadja. I believe Provo Craft has some long loom projects listed on their website.

There are several Yahoo Groups dedicated to long looms where there are patterns and loom-alongs. Here are a few you could join:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frame_knitting/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GettinItPegged/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Loom_Knitting_Newbie_Beginnings/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LKNB-Class/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rakeknitting/
There are free patterns listed here:
http://www.knittingboard.com/

Also, https://www.ravelry.com/
is a great knitting, crocheting, and loom knitting community you could join.