knitting loom

Loom Knitting

 

What Are Knitting Looms?

Knitting looms dates back as early as 16th century. Today there use is rapidly increasing and they're considerably popular. It's obvious there simplicity to learn and use is the key factor. Like everything else, they are in various shapes like round, oval and rectangular. The size of the fabric determines the size of the loom to use. Basically, various names are used for loom knitting such as fame knitting, ring knitting, box knitting, spool knitting and so on.

 

In a way, loom knitting is similar to needle knitting since stitches are made by interconnecting loops which becomes a fabric. Here, pegs are needles. They hold one loop that becomes a stitch and the yarn surrounds the pegs. The knitter then wraps each peg and lifts the bottom loop over and off so that the loop is dropped to the inside of the loom. A stitch will be created when the loop is lifted over and off. They combine purl and knit stitch and in fact, lace patterns and cable designs can be knitted today. Popular sizes in knitting looms also known as loom gauge are influenced by factors such as knitting loom gauge, yarn, knitting tension and diameter of the peg shaft.

knitting looms comes in three types i.e. single-sided rakes, rounds and knitting boards. Notably, round come in various sizes and shapes. They're used in creating tubes for the baby socks and larger tubes for adults hats. In fact, they've stitches similar to needle knitting.

Knitting looms which in fact include knitting boards, Have doubled pegs which face each other and allow knitting to pass through. They're commonly known as knitting frames or double-sided rakes. Interestingly, a fabric is created with double side and therefore no wrong side.

 

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