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DIY With Nicole: Learn To Knit (Without Needles!)

I can tell you that there’s no greater feeling than making a gift for someone with your own hands and seeing them enjoy it - especially when it’s minus 20 degrees Celsius and you made them a knitted good!

A few years ago while on Pinterest I saw a pin pop up that showed a knitting loom - a rectangular plastic object with prongs along each side and the end. Provoking my curiosity, I searched ‘knitting loom projects’ and couldn’t believe the variety of knitted goods you could make: Blankets, headbands, scarves, hats and much more.

I decided to give it a go, and my first project was a scarf. Learning a new craft is exciting, and it was so satisfying to create something, but it was also awful: lopsided, holes, and a few mistakes, but I felt so good and I learned a lot from that first scarf, and haven’t looked back since.

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Using tutorials online and videos on YouTube, I have taught myself how to use the loom, and create a variety of projects and patterns, and you can too!

As mentioned, you may not be entirely pleased with your first project but that’s okay - you’ll learn more as you progress.

 

There’s also another approach that uses even fewer tools (Yes, really!) and that is finger or arm knitting. So if you’re yearning for that expensive chunky knit throw for your bed, have a look at the tutorials, it may be easier than you think, and satisfying. Best part? You can make that Netflix binge productive by creating something beautiful while you get you to squeeze in some shows or a movie (no judgment on how much you watch!).

Get inspired

To get your inspiration started, simply search  ‘Knitting loom how to’, “Finger knitting” or ‘Arm knitting” so you can decide on the type of project you wish to complete (a scarf is a great beginner project).

Get your tools

Depending on the style of knitting and your project, you’ll need to select your yarn. If you want to try the loom, most loom kits include the loom itself and a hook. Some include a large plastic needle, which you’ll need to attach projects together (ie ends to make a headband) and tuck in the tail pieces. I also use a crochet hook to help take the piece off of the loom (there are videos to show you exactly how to do that). What’s really great about the videos is that you can rewind and pause as needed, ensuring that your tutorial goes at the pace you're comfortable with.

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These below freezing temperatures is a perfect time to pick up this cozy new hobby! If you successfully complete a project, feel free to send along a picture




Nicole Leblanc HeadshotAbout Nicole
Hi, I’m Nicole! My partner John and I have owned a Stone’s Prestige Home for over 3 and ½ years, and we love our space! With a passion for DIY, I’ve had so much fun personalizing and really making our space our own. I love to craft and get creative, and like all DIY’ers, I’ve had my fair share of fails. I’m excited to share ideas, inspiration, and projects, and a few tips along the way to help you along your DIY journey!

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September 28, 2022