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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Learning Loom Knitting with New Book

I’ve been flirting with the concept of learning loom knitting. I'm hoping that learning to knit with a loom rather than knitting needles just might work for me! The ladies at Leisure Arts are loaning me knitting looms and encouraging me, but I’ve been procrastinating…However, I think it may be possible that I will procrastinate no more thanks to the release of Kathy Norris’ new how-to book—Big Book of Loom Knitting: Learn to Loom Knit!

Check out the details:
Knitting looms are amazingly easy to use, and they're available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Look at the stylish knits you can create—without knitting needles! All the basic instructions are here in Big Book of Loom Knitting. You can make hats, wraps, and a cozy blanket with sleeves (inspired by those popular fleece cover-ups sold on TV!). There are slippers, scarves, a felted tote, and mitts that convert to handwarmers. Kids will go ape over the sock monkey earflap hat and pocket scarf! It’s a snap to find the information you need, because the projects include page references for the techniques you'll use. Dozens of photos show how simple it is to make all 18 of these exciting designs by Kathy Norris on round or straight looms!

If you think the idea of learning loom knitting sounds intriguing, check out Kathy’s designs:

Favorite Cowl

Hooded Wrap
Slouch Hat
Sideways Beanie
Comfort Shawl
Mitered Diamond Scarf
Comfy Slippers
Felted Striped Slippers
Felted Mitered Tote
Toggle Cardigan
Afghan with Sleeves
Wavy Leg Warmers
Little Wings Keyhole Scarf
Flip Top Mitts
Tassel Hat
Sock Monkey Earflap Hat & Pocket Scarf
Mitered Square Baby Quilt

Meet the Designer: Kathy Norris!
Kathy Norris says her passion for fiber arts began more than 30 years ago when she first started knitting with needles. In recent years, she taught herself to use a knitting wheel (loom) while teaching at an arts and craft store. Her first loom knit designs were created to use in her classes to teach others how to use the loom. Now her designs can be found in various publications. In addition to knitting, she is a bead and crochet artist.

Get your copy of Big Book of Loom Knitting today! Next thing you know, you’ll be learning loom knitting in no time. At least that’s the way I hope it happens for me.


  1. i have this book,but i don't know how to knitting comfy slipper on page 24
    can u help me?

    1. Hey there, I'm sorry to say that I probably couldn't loom knit to save my life. But Leisure Arts has made a YouTube playlist with loom knitting tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfQWm8xWTiQL8uCol-4dBH6vzwmx_KX52

      You'll probably have to copy and paste that into your browser, but it'll get you there and there are 15 videos. I'm hoping that helps with some of the techniques called for in the slipper pattern. It looks like a cute pattern, so good luck!


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