When you want to take a break from crochet or when you want to use yarn to make a project you can combine with crochet, loom knitting might be for you. It’s really pretty easy, turns out a nicely stitched project, and is cost effective. This new book Loom knitting for Babies and Toddlers by Isela Phelps contains all the instructions you need AND 30 charming projects you can make. Many of the projects lend themselves to being embellished or finished off with crochet. Add a simple edging to a cap or add a prissy, lavish edging to a babyghan for a little princess.
Two projects that I think are well suited to loom knitting are caps and socks. It’s also pretty amazing to learn that you can use a round loom to work either a cylinder, like a hat, or a flat piece for a scarf or afghan. In this book, you can also learn how to work entire sweaters, toys, and puppets among other things. If you like to crochet for babies and toddlers, you’ll enjoy branching out into loom knitting. There are all sorts of looms available, from the Provo Craft round ones that you can purchase inexpensively at mass marketers (like HL and Michael’s) to hand crafted wooden looms purchased from specialty weaving shops and websites. Start off slow and move on up if you enjoy this yarn craft.
Loom Knitting for Babies and Toddlers, More than 30 easy no-needle designs by Isela Phelps.
St. Martin’s Press, February, 2013
144 Page Paperback with over 300 photos