It’s finally here. I know a few of you have been confused with the charts on our last 31 Days of Knitting Series because I had completely forgotten to get the master key up! This time, I’m prepared. We have a new 31 Days of Knitting Series starting August 1st, and I wanted to make sure to have the charts and keys ready before we started.
Yay! It’s the last post in our Loom Knitting 101 Series! Obviously, I had to do a bind off tutorial to end the basics series, or you’d just be left with a piece of fabric hanging off a wood or plastic board… not functional! I went with the Transfer Bind Off. It’s not my favorite bind-off – but it’s really easy to remember and works with pretty much any project for the most part.
The most difficult challenge for the beginner in loom knitting is definitely learning to create cables. There are hundreds of techniques on how to create cables on the loom, and you’ll find that it tends to vary with the size of the needle and the loom that you’re using. That being said, I have found a technique for creating cables that works well across all types of looms and als you to create very large cables without over stretching your yarn, or bending your loom.
The next part in our Loom Knitting 101 Series is How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch. This is also a very common stitch in knitting, and is important to know how to create. The stockinette stitch is simply a repeat of the knit stitch throughout the length of your project! [Read more…]
The next part in our Loom Knitting 101 Series is How to Knit the Garter Stitch. The Garter stitch is a really simple stitch that is used very often in knitting. It doesn’t curl around the edges like the Stockinette Stitch, and creates a simple flat panel. [Read more…]
The next part in our Loom Knitting 101 Series is How to Knit the Slipped Stitch. This tutorial has two parts, slipping a stitch with the yarn in back (WYIB) and slipping a stitch with the yarn in front (WYIF). It’s a really simple stitch to make, and is pretty self explanatory – but I wanted to make sure you have everything you need to fol any pattern (loom or needle) that you come across!) [Read more…]
Have you ever wondered about turning your work on the loom? I mean, you can just simply start knitting going the opposite direction, but is there more to it than that? Well, put simply, yes! This tutorial covers 2 different ways to turn your work on the loom, one of which creates a nice clean selvedge edge for flat panels!
The next part in our Loom Knitting 101 Series is How to Knit the Twisted Purl Stitch. This stitch is also sometimes referred to as “Purling Through the Back Loop” (PTBL) and is the back, or opposite of the twisted knit stitch. There’s a lot of confusion in loom knitting as to how to purl through the back loop, so hopefully this video will help clear things up a little bit! [Read more…]
The next part in our Loom Knitting 101 Series is How to Knit the Purl Stitch. The Purl Stitch is the reverse of the Knit Stitch we learned previously. It creates a pebble-looking pattern instead of a “v” shaped pattern on the front of your work. [Read more…]
The next part in our Loom Knitting 101 Series is How to Knit the Twisted Knit Stitch. This stitch is also sometimes referred to as Knitting Through the Back Loop” (KTBL) or the “E-wrap” stitch, or the “Y Stitch.” There’s a lot of confusion in loom knitting as to the difference between the twisted knit stitch and the traditional knit stitch. [Read more…]