Loom Knitting Primer by Isela Phelps is a good book for beginners and it also is a valuable reference for more advanced loom knitters. The Loom Knitting Primer starts with some advice on which type of loom you might want to buy.
The book is divided into parts, Part one talks about round Loom Knitting. The first section is about techniques, from casting on to binding off. Various techniques such as shaping, color work, I-cords, sock loom knitting, and creating flat panels are also covered in Loom Knitting Primer. Each technique is described and then a practice project follows to demonstrate the technique. The last section of part one is a great group of patterns.
Part two is about Board Knitting. It follows the same format, teaching a technique and then a practice project.
The third part of Loom Knitting Primer is all about Felting. It follows the same format.
Each section contains instructions and pictures of the techniques.
Loom Knitting Primer is a resource book all loom Knitters should have on their book shelf.
Patterns in Loom Knitting Primer are:
Simple Hat: Easy Start up project.
Garter Stitch Hat: Pair this with Garter Stitch Scarf to make a great set.
I-Cord Hot pad: Easy way to practice I-cords and make up some home décor items.
Trendy Scarf : Quick Knit.
Fish Pillow Learn shaping while you are making this project
Winter Hat: Great project that incorporates the “Fair Isle” technique.
Mock Cable Hat
Mock Cable Socks
Brocade Baby Sweater: Sweet little sweater, works up quickly.
Garter Stitch Scarf
Velvety Soft Blanket &Hat: This makes up quickly and would make a great baby gift.
Bliss Baby Blanket
Mock Cable Poncho
Ruana: Fashion accessory, match it to your favorite outfit.
Scarflet: Cute little fashion accessory.
Striped Scarf: Great for everyone, make in everyone’s favorite colors.
Yoga Mat Bag
Felted Accessories Clutch
Felted Laptop Cosy: A great way to personalize your laptop.
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