Loom knitting: knitting on a knitting loom

Loom knitting is much easier and much faster compared to knitting with needles. You can knit anything you like on a knitting loom. The results of knitting on knitting loom are similar to knitting with needles.

In this article I will cover everything you need to know when you start loom knitting: what is a knitting loom, how to use a knitting loom, what tools and what yarn do you need for a knitting loom. I will also explain how to do the basic stitches on a knitting loom: knit and purl.

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Knitting looms and other tools

There are two types of knitting looms: round knitting looms and rectangular (or long) knitting looms.

You can have a small or a large loom. What loom you use depends on the project you are working on.

When you buy a knitting loom a knitting tool is usually included. This tool is essential for knitting on a knitting loom. The knitting tool can also be bought seperately.

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Knitting tool or knitting hook

Loom knitting: yarn

What yarn you use on a knitting loom depends on the size of the pegs and the distance between the pegs. If you are using a standard loom, you usually need a yarn for 8 mm needles. But it might take some trial and error before you find the right size of yarn for your loom.

Make sure you use a yarn that is suitable for knitting.

Loom knitting: knit and purl stitch

In knitting there are two basic stitches: the knit stitch and the purl stitch.

There are three ways to do the knit stitch on a knitting loom:

  • The e- wrap stitch
  • The u-stitch which is also called the flat stitch
  • The true knit stitch

There is only one way how to do the purl stitch on a knitting loom.

In this video I will explain everything you need to know when you start knitting on knitting loom and I will explain how to the three knit stitches and a purl stitch on a knitting loom.