Are you interested in learning how to knit on a loom? Perhaps you’ve struggled to learn to knit with 2 needles, and you’ve heard that loom knitting is easier. (It is!) Perhaps you have issues with dexterity caused by arthritis, repetitive stress injuries or some other ailment; if you do, knitting with 2 needles can be difficult, but many knitters in these situations find loom knitting to be totally doable. Perhaps you have kids who don’t yet have the patience or dexterity for knitting with 2 needles, but they really want to succeed with knitting. Perhaps you’re looking for a way to speed up your knitting. Some people swear that loom knitting is faster, and you’d like to test that claim for yourself to see if it’s true.
Whatever your reason for wanting to learn how to knit on a loom, there’s a book that will be extremely helpful to you on your journey. It’s called Round Loom Knitting in 10 Easy Lessons + 30 Stylish Projects. Nicole F. Cox is the author of the book. This is exactly the book you need if you’re interested in making products using round knitting looms of varying sizes. The projects in the book range from baby sized to adult sized. In addition to the projects, you get helpful lessons that will guide you into learning the basic skills you need to know to succeed with round loom knitting.
What You Need to Know About This Loom Knitting Knitting Book:
Author: Nicole F. Cox
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Copyright Date: 2016
ISBN 13: 978-0811716499
ISBN 10: 081171649X
This book is available in the following format(s):
Number of Pages: 134
Skill Level: Beginner-level lessons and patterns are the main focus of the book; however, there are also some intermediate-level patterns included in the later lessons. These will teach you more complex skills like cable knitting on the loom.
The Focus of This Book:
This is both a project book and a technique book. By working your way through this book, you’ll learn how to make a broad variety of different projects on the knitting loom. The focus of the book is teaching beginners how to knit on a loom, so the majority of the projects are easy enough that a new loom knitter could succeed with them using the included tutorials.
You might be pleasantly surprised to see what an amazing variety of patterns you can knit on a round loom. You’re surely expecting to see a bunch of hat patterns in the book, and there are a few of those — but you’ll learn how to knit bunches of other projects, too.
Loom Knitting Projects Included in This Book:
The following pictures give you a glimpse at a few of the loom knitting projects you’ll find included in Round Loom Knitting in 10 Easy Lessons:
Other projects include cowls, a GORGEOUS pair of slipper socks, an adorable football-themed baby cocoon and matching hat, and many others.
The Best Things About This Book
The projects in this book are all excellent! It can be a challenge to design beginner-level projects that are also stylish, wearable and appealing — yet the author, Nicole, delivers these types of projects beyond all expectations. These are projects you’re likely to be excited to wear or gift after you’ve finished making them.
The instructions in this book are clear, approachable and understandable. They’re totally usable and straightforward. Anyone — for example YOU! — could learn to loom knit using these instructions.
The photographs included in this book are amazing! They are both beautiful and useful, as they show off precisely the details you’d want to see as you are learning how to loom knit.
The book is organized in a logical and well-planned way. Each lesson in the book is accompanied by patterns that will help you practice the concepts you’ve learned. By the time you’ve worked your way through the book, you won’t be a beginner at loom knitting any more — and you’ll have learned to make some really cool (and gift worthy!) projects in the process.
Things to Be Aware of Before You Buy This Book
Overall, my experience with this book has been nothing but positive, and I think it’s an exceptional book. However, there is one major frustration that I experienced when working from this book — and that is probably more of a frustration with loom knitting itself than it is with this book specifically.
My biggest frustration was that the projects in the book require a bunch of different loom sizes. Thus, if this book is your step-by-step guide into the world of loom knitting, you’ll need to make an investment of time and money in finding and buying looms in the right size. For total beginners who are using this book, it is not easy to skip around, or to pick and choose the projects you want to make from the book. This is because the lessons in the book are chronological, and they build on each other. So, for example, it doesn’t work to just buy one loom and then work all the projects for that specific loom size; you do actually have to make an investment in multiple looms if you want to work your way through the projects in the book in the intended order.
Luckily, the author has been forthright in recommending the specific brands of looms she prefers to use in her projects — so you have an excellent starting point for finding them.
I’m delighted to recommend this book to other knitting enthusiasts, particularly aspiring and beginning-level loom knitters are are eager to get started with the craft. I think the book is also a good buy for intermediate and advanced level loom knitters who are in search of easy yet sophisticated patterns. This book is a really good value for its asking price (and I’ve linked below to retailers who are discounting this title, which makes it an even better value).
Where to Buy This Book:
For the last 3 years running, I’ve included this book on our list of best gifts for knitting and crochet enthusiasts. I haven’t yet found a better book to recommend in its place.
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This page was last updated on 2/20/2019.