Known by different names like ring knitting, frame knitting, rake knitting, box knitting, spool knitting, reel knitting, French knitting and the like, loom knitting is an old art that is becoming increasingly popular these days. It is simpler than needle knitting and is therefore, useful for beginners who find it difficult to battle with the complexities of knitting needles. With the help of loom knitting, they can easily create a variety of knit fabrics, in different designs and patterns. Moreover, it is also a boon for people who have given up needle knitting due to ailments like arthritis. Go through these basic and easy-to-follow instructions on various loom knit patterns and designs.
Knitting Loom Patterns & Designs
- 44 pegs knitting loom, in fine gauge
- Knitting Tool
- Place the yarn on the loop of the peg and reach the stitch on the peg, from bottom up, with the help of the knitting tool.
- Form another loop with the yarn and hold it with your knitting tool. Now, replace this loop with the original loop on the peg.
- Carefully pull the yarn to tighten the stitch.
- Keep knitting and then move the stitch from peg to the right to peg to the left.
- Join both the stitches together, making sure to lift both the loops off the peg.
- Finally, yarn over and e-wrap the peg.
- 14 pegs knitting loom
- Rubber bands or Stitch markers
- First, place markers on pegs 1, 8 and 14. Start on peg 1 and cast on 14 pegs, with the help of cable cast on method, and knit one row of single stitch on all the 14 pegs. Make sure that the yarn is at peg 14.
- Follow by binding pegs 14-9 and wrap at peg 13 and knit over. Now, transfer the loop on peg 14, to peg 13.
- Repeat the above procedure till you reach peg 8 and knit two rows on peg 1 to peg 8.
- Next, cast on pegs 9-14, by the method of e-wrapping. Once you reach the last peg, return back to peg 1 and knit over.
- Knit one complete row. Bind pegs 14-9 and repeat from the second step all over again.
- Keep knitting, till the fabric attains the required length. Finally, bind off the stitches.
- Small hat loom, in fine gauge
- Crochet hook
- Large needle
- Large button
- Start by casting on 32 pegs. Knit 36 rows in a flat piece and cut yarn, leaving a length of 6 inches.
- Wrap the first 11 pegs and knit over. Transfer loop from peg 1 to peg 2 and knit over.
- Wrap pegs 2 to 11 and knit over.
- Now, transfer loop from peg 2 to peg 3 and knit over.
- Next, wrap pegs 3 to 11 and knit over. Decrease 1 stitch again by transferring loop from peg 3 to peg 4. Knit over.
- Wrap pegs 4 to 11 and knit over. Continue decreasing 1 stitch at every level, until you are left with only 6 stitches.
- Cut the yarn leaving a length of 6 inches.
- Now, repeat the procedure on the other side of the knitted fabric. Start by wrapping from peg 32 to peg 21.
- Continue decreasing one stitch at every level, just like before, till you are left with only 6 stitches.
- Cut the yarn, leaving a length of 6 inches.
- Now, remove the knitted fabric from the loom, with the help of the crochet hook.
- Next, knit a chain every time you remove one stitch from the loom i.e. crochet one chain for every chain you remove.
- Finally, add a crochet border to the fabric.
- For making the bib tie, wrap 6 pegs on the loom and start knitting as a flat piece.
- Knit one row and then purl one row. Continue till it is 6 inches long.
- Remove from the loom and sew it to the bib’s body with a needle.
- Sew a button on the other end to fasten the tie, and your baby bib is ready.