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Loom Knitting Primer: A Beginner's Guide to Knitting on a Loom, with Over 30 Fun Projectsby Isela Phelps
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Knitting looms are flying off the shelves in craft stores because loom-knitting is such an easy craft to take up—it can be learned by both children and adults alike in just a few hours. If you have fond memories of spool knitting (a round wooden spool with a central hole surrounded by four small nails) when you were a child then you know how easy it was to create yards and yards of knitted tubes. Today‘s loom are just as easy and fun to use!
Widely available in craft stores, looms come in a variety of shapes and sizes, some are circular, others rectangular, some tiny and some large. The size of the loom dictates the size of the knitted piece although you can easily join smaller panels together to make larger items.
This book is designed as a hands on project resource as well as an essential reference for the growing band of loom knitters. Clear step by step illustrations throughout show how to cast-on, bind-off and knit a wide range of stitches on both round looms and knitting boards. Practice projects are provided for each technique, and there are more then 30 attractive patterns to get the crafter started.
- the first book to provide patterns for an increasingly popular tool
- comprehensive techniques and information provide the essential back-up manual to supplement the minimal instructions that come with the looms
- over 30 quick and easy patterns for sweaters and accessories
- written by an expert in the field
An Alternate Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club
About the Author
ISELA PHELPS is the author the bestseller Loom Knitting Primer, and other titles in the popular series, including Loom Knitting Pattern Book and Loom Knitting Socks. She is an active member of the online knitting community, where she promotes looms as an alternative to needle knitting. Isela is also the editor and publisher of Loom Knitters Circle, an online magazine for loomers.
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