Any loom knitters?

my mother doesnt know how to knit or crochet and i have always wanted to learn.  i saw someone using the knifty knitter loom and it was easy.  i bought the circle looms and have started using them, but really want a book that has more insturctions on other projects i can do with the loom.  anyone know a good book.  i am looking for throws, different scrafs, shawls, and anything else.


also does anyone know a good book for beginners that really shows how to knit or crochet for someone that doesnt have a person to go to near by for answers?

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 9:44 am
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I think any book that says "learn how to" will be the ones you're looking for. 


However, an even better source might be the internet.  There are an amazing number of videos on YouTube for how to do this stuff and you can watch a real person doing it instead of a flat picture in a book.  Also, how far are you willing to travel?  Do you have Joann's, Michaels, Hobby Lobby or a yarn specialty store within easy driving distance?  I know the specialty stores will regularly have beginner classes so there's someone to teach you "live" though I don't know how much they will cost.  You can also look up the crocheters guild/knitters guild of America and see if you have a local chapter.  You can find where they meet and see if they hold classes.


For patterns, the internet has an enormous amount of free patterns available.  A lot of the yarn brands (Bernat, Red Heart, Caron, Lion Brand, etc.) have websites that offer free patterns.  You can download them to your computer or print them off to have a hard copy.


Another place to go is Ravelry.com.  It is a social community that is focused on the needlearts (knit, crochet, and I've seen felting).  Join the community and see if there's anyone in your area willing to teach you.

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 10:34 am
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I want to second youtube.com! I love Youtube for learning new skills. I learned to crochet in the mid-70s and knit in the early 80s, long before internet was available. I used books from the library plus those small how-to books you often see sold in the yarn section of stores.


Good luck! :)

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 12:49 am

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