Category: Loom Knitting

Loom Knitting Basics Kit Review

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The Loom Knitting Basics Kit by Authentic Knitting Board is a must have whether you’ve loomed before or are wanting to pick up a new skill. This kit I’ve found to be a wonderful starter for those of all ages considering my six year old daughter recently learned how to knit on a loom. She has learned by experience and by watching me knit that there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to create items and gifts for friends, family, and those in need.

What’s included in this set?

  • A Full color reference guide, fully illustrated with photos and charts
  • (4) patterns to get you started
  • 32 peg loom with 7/16″ gauge ideal for worsted weight yarn
  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • darning needle
  • measure tape
  • Blue & Orange stitch markers
  • knit hook

P1160335I really like all the included items because I remember starting out a new craft and finding a pattern to work up only to realize half the items I needed I didn’t have on hand! This loom is small but you can do a lot of on it.

The patterns in the spiral bound reference guide are a hat, baby blanket, washcloth, and scarf! The hat and blanket you’ll obviously be knitting in pieces you’ll later have to stitch together but the scarf and the dishcloth come out just the right size! The pros of a small loom is how travel friendly that it is! I’ve taken this loom out with me when in the car, to the park, to knit with while in a waiting room, and so forth. I really like this loom for making scarves! The double knitting possibilities make creating scarves from start to finish so fast!

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The reference guide is really nice that comes with this set. It teaches the basics of single knitting, double knitting, and even sock knitting! Basic skills such as casting on, binding off, finishing, how to add a crochet border, working cables, increasing, decreasing, and my more. The written instructions as well as the full color illustrations & charts make learning a breeze. Though if learning from a guide isn’t your thing though it’s a good reference to keep on hand, the companies website is full of video tutorials of many of these techniques! Speaking of the companies website, you can also find many free patterns and helpful tips and information all about loom knitting.

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This loom is quite durable. It’s wooden yet it is light weight. It features nylon pegs that have grooves. The grooves are nice and make it easy to to lift the yarn over to create stitches. There’s no worry of yarn snagging in the least. The design is smooth and very well thought out, in my opinion.

P1160096I know some people might feel intimidated by wielding knitting needles or a crochet hook but I guarantee you that anyone can work a loom and make truly beautiful one of a kind items of all kinds!

The Authentic Knitting Board Loom Kniting Basics Kit Knitting Looms is priced at $19.99 and everything you need other than the yarn for whatever projects you’d like to make is included. You can purchase it on Amazon.com, The Authenitc Knitting Board website, as well as your local JoAnn fabric and craft store! Perhaps it would make a wonderful gift for yourself or someone you know!

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

Fingerless Gloves for my Husband


I finished a pair of fingerless gloves for my husband last week. This was my own pattern and to get accurate measurements before casting on, I had my husband trace his hand on a sheet of paper ( and crossed my fingers things would add up!). Overall results is that this will be a go to pattern for future fingerless gloves for any guy ( or girl).  The ribbed stitch pattern I used gave these gloves plenty of stretch yet they also fit snuggly. No one likes a pair of gloves that are too thick.

My husband can wear these quite often and I’m pleased that they’ll give warmth without over heating whether video gaming, board game playing, driving the car, going for walk,  strumming the guitar, texting ,or whatever else. Fingerless gloves are a quick knit and make for a great gift (especially with the Holidays sneaking up on us)!

I also sell knitted items over on Etsy. If you are interested in a pair of fingerless gloves for child, teen, woman, or guy, I sell them for $15.00 each. You can leave me a message as I also offer discounts for multiple pairs.

If you loom knit, you can purchase this pattern from my Etsy shop!

Photo Finish Friday : Ladies Ridged Lace Hat and Mobius Scarf


I guess I should be thankful that the Autumn weather hasn’t quite arrived just yet in Oregon (we literally had 90 degree weather a couple of days ago) . Due to this, I was able to finish for myself a hat and scarf to wear when out and about.  The pattern for the hat was in my opinion really easy to do, though this is coming from someone who has loom knitted for over a year now. The pattern is labeled as intermediate and can be found in the book I Can’t Believe I’m Loom Knitting. This particular book is well worth getting, there are many appealing projects inside such as hats, scarves, felted totes,  vests, gloves, and more for the beginner to the more advanced.

The scarf pattern I used can be found in Learn to Knit on Long Looms. This scarf went really quickly and looks great with the hat in my opinion. It will be a pattern I go back to again and again for quick knit infinity scarves! Again this book is must have if you have any sort of long looms and want to learn or expand on your skills.

I am almost never not knitting. If I have a moment of free time you’ll find me knitting away at projects. I plan on working up some toys for my kids for Christmas this year but not starting till October. Next weekend I plan on attending the Canby Oregon Fiber and Flock Festival. Can’t wait, it should be really fun. I feel I will enjoy it more this year compared to last because my knowledge of yarns, knitting, and other fiber arts has expanded quite a bit since I went last year.

I’m currently working on weaving some place mats for my dining room table and I also plan on casting on some mittens for my kids! So many things to knit and so little time! I wonder how many of my readers work with yarn in one way or another…..

Are you a knitter, crocheter, weaver, or other type of fiber artist? If so, feel free to friend me on Ravelry!  You can also find me on Etsy at Epic Yarns