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August 17, 2018

How To Weave on a Triangle Loom

Do you guys remember making potholders using elastic loops when you were a kid?  I do and it was so much fun!  Weaving looms have come along way from those days. While you can set up some knitting looms to weave, I wanted to take a look at a loom designed just for weaving.  I recently learned how to weave on a triangle loom and I’m excited to share my experience and tips with you.

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How To Weave on a Triangle Loom

I’m using a 1 foot Kiss Looms triangle loom, but they have looms up to 5 feet wide.  That’s big enough to weave an entire triangle shawl in one piece.  The techniques I show in the video on a small loom are exactly the same no matter how big your loom is.  Check out all the loom sizes on the Kiss Looms website.  They also have weaving loom patterns for you to browse for ideas.

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How To Weave on a Triangle Loom

The fun of a triangle loom is that triangles make great building blocks.  Put two together to make a square.  In a small size that could be a coaster or trivet.  Keep piecing those squares together and you could make a woven quilt or a patchwork scarf.  The possibilities truly are endless!

Tool & Supplies

Weaving loom

Crochet hook (Tunsian crochet hooks work great for larger looms)

Wide-tooth comb/rake (optional)

Tapestry needle (for seaming and weaving in ends)

Yarn

How To Weave on a Triangle Loom

The Kiss weaving looms are designed to use a bulky/chunky weight yarn.  For the purposes of the video I used worsted weight (Red Heart Chic Sheep in colors Poolside and Green Tea – affiliate link) so you could see each strand clearly.  If you want to weave with worsted weight I recommend using two strands held together.  In the picture above you can see the difference.  On the left is two strands of worsted and the right is one strand of chunky (Bernat Softee Chunky in color Grass – affiliate link).

Techniques

How To Weave on a Triangle Loom

Weaving is a breeze!  Once you get the basics of how to move the yarn and in which direction this project goes quickly.  You can make a small triangle in just a few minutes.

How To Weave on a Triangle Loom

When you want to join two triangles to make a square I recommend making the second square on top of the first.  This keeps the edges are lined up and ready to join while the triangles are still on the loom.

How To Weave on a Triangle Loom

There are several ways to join the triangles, but I like a simple whip stitched edge.  It lies flat and makes a very smooth seam when you’re working in two colors.  Other options include a crochet join or even a basic bind off like you work on a knitting loom.

Be sure to check out the full tutorial below to learn how to weave on a triangle loom!

Need to see a video from a left-handers perspective?  I got ya!

Be sure to share your projects on social media with #goodknitkisses because I LOVE to see what your projects!

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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