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A Beginner's Guide to Knitting on a Loom (New Edition)
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 05 October 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214786
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 100
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £10.99
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A Beginner's Guide to Knitting on a Loom (New Edition)


How to knit over 35 fun beginner projects on a loom by Isela Phelps (Author)

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Book Description

For those who have struggled in the past to knit with needles, loom knitting is an easy craft to master which children and adults alike can learn in a few hours.

Loom knitting is a revolutionary way of knitting that uses a circular or rectangular loom, or knitting board, consisting of a frame with pegs. Looms are easy and fun to use, even without conventional knitting experience. An individual can create almost anything, from knitted tubes for hats or socks to flat panels for scarves, shawls and sweaters.

This new and updated book is designed as an essential reference and a hands-on project resource for the loom knitter. The first part of the book provides loom-knitting techniques for both round and rectangular looms, and knitting boards. An inspiring design section presents more than 35 patterns to get the new loom-knitter started. Also included are a handy stitch pattern section and a glossary of techniques.

About the Author

About Isela Phelps

Isela Phelps is a graduate of Utah State University where she received a degree in business administration. She is part of the Décor Accents, Inc. team, a manufacturer of knitting looms. Isela also teaches knitting loom classes at Yarn Today, a Utah yarn store, and owns and moderates two knitting loom online community groups. Isela has been loom knitting for five years, during which time she has created instructions, patterns and visual aids to teach others her art. She also maintains a loom-knitting website. She lives in Cache Valley, Utah with her husband and two children.


Caroline Bourne

Great book! It's very well explained and really does treat you like a beginner. I love the simple instructions and that it has pictures which help show each stage. It has some really cute projects which would make lovely handmade presents for family and friends. It's also good that it has pictures for each project so you know what you're aiming for!

Shelagh Bird

 I am completely new to Loom Knitting although I can knit the traditional way! I'm now inspired to go and purchase a loom - I never realised the looms were so versatile - I thought all that could be made were hats! Also amazed that you can do several different stitches. The pictures are clear and seem very easy to follow. My first project will be the beautiful cowl!

Colleen Allison

I've looked at the book, as a beginner, and can't believe how detailed it is. I am awaiting arrival of a loom, but am looking forward to trying at during the holidays. It looks like it will be getting a lot of use between me & the kids. A joy to read

Denise Bonham

I have never tried this before but this is a fantastic book with clear and precise instructions

Lynne Hart

another new hobby for me to learn the book is clear and easy to understand covers all the things you need to start
plus patterns /projects 

Cherry Edwards

I received a free copy of this book from Search Press. The book itself is a good manageable size. I love the cover design and all the colour pictures within, they really help to make it feel uplifting and inspiring.
The information within is set out in easy to read sections with lots of pictures to help. The topics covered are comprehensive and the patterns are for adults and children, and all really wearable items. I think this is a great book for anyone wanting to start out with their loom.

Julie Dawn

Even though i can knit and crochet it is nice to be able to learn something a bit different , i find the book clear to understand with loads of patterns that i can't wait to get started on, it even tells you what tools you need very precise ,suitable for beginners and poeple like me that already have skills , great book

Kathy Downing

Loom knitting is a craft I haven't tried yet and have wanted to try making a sock with a loom, The book explains about all the different Looms there are,the stitches, and also felting.
The instructions are so easy to follow specially as there are pictures as well. The patterns are all things I would try, usually I find that books have things in it I would never dream of making.
Defintely recommend this book.

Heather Haig

I'd never heard of knitting on a loom before so I definitely needed a book for beginners. This fits the bill perfectly. It starts with advice on what equipment there is and how to decide what to buy which is really helpful. Advice on yarn is helpful and means the book would be suitable even if you're not experienced in normal knitting. The techniques are explained with clear pictures in a logical sequence. And of course you then want to crack on and make something so there is a good selection of patterns. Most of these are quite small items so look like they would be satisfying to complete. I find hats and socks quite tricky on normal knitting needles so am looking forward to getting myself a some equipment to try those.

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