Loom Knit Techniques, Tips & Formulas
Below you will find videos for loom knitting techniques from GoodKnitKisses. Be sure to scroll through the entire playlist to find the right loom knit technique for you. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all the videos and tutorials that Kristen has done, but it’s a list of special techniques and tips unique to loom knitting.
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Table of Contents
Loom Knitting Basics
Types of Projects
Yarn & Project Calculators
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1.1 Intro to Loom Knitting
Let’s start at the very beginning! These two videos are an introduction designed for those that have never loom knit before. They answer some of the basic loom knitting questions.
1.2 Knit Stitches
In loom knitting, unlike needle knitting, we have many ways to work a knit stitch. This video teaches the difference between the stitches and how to knit each one.
1.3 Beginner Loom Knitting Playlist
This playlist contains some basic cast ons, bind offs, stitches and easy projects for beginner loom knitters.1/6How to Loom Knit a Hat – Beginner (baby beanie) with Closed Captions CCLoom Knit – Baby Cocoon loom alongLoom Knit: Looms, Tools & Basic info Part 1 of 2 (Closed Captions CC)Loom Knit: Looms, Yarn & Basic info Part 2 of 2 with (Closed Captions CC)Yarn Class 101 Yarn Lingo & estimate yardageHow to Loom Knit: Beginner E wrap (ew) Stitch now with CCHow to Loom Knit: Purl (p) Stitch (Closed Captions CC)Loom Knit vs Needle Knit Talk (knit, u, flat, ewrap) REFERENCELoom Knitting: How to Basic Bind OffLoom Knit Stitch Patterns: Garter (k & p)Loom Knit Hat Brim that doesn't roll in Garter StitchLoom Knit: Ribbing – Roll Free Edge for hat or blanketLoom Knit Basics: Weave in extra yarn tailLoom Knit Finish off Beginning Loose End of PanelFinish and Weave in drawstring of hat1/6
1.4 All About Yarn1/1How to Make Plastic Yarn (Plarn) FUN Funky FeathersHow to Make Plastic Yarn (Plarn) 2 plyPlarn How to Make Plastic Yarn 1 plyYarn Class 101 Yarn Lingo & estimate yardageHow to Arm Crochet Cowl – Red Heart Boutique Dash easyYarn – Make 3 strands from 1 ball Navajo technique (CC)How to Make T-Shirt Yarn – Tips & Tricks1/1
1.5 How to fix a loose cast on edge
1.6 How to change colors1/1Loom Knit: Change Color and Carry Yarn Along Edge (CC)Loom Knit: How to Change ColorsHow to Change Colors on Loom Knit Ten Stitch Blanket (CC)How to Change Colors in Double Knit on the Loom (CC)Loom Knit Two Color Baby Booties | 3 sizes (Left Handed)Loom Knit Two Color Baby Booties | 3 sizes (Right Handed)Loom Knit Rattle Ball Baby Toy | Left Handed1/1
1.7 Slipped stitch edge
2.1 Weave in Ends1/1Weave in Ends: Garter Stitch (CC)Weave in Tails: Seed Stitch (CC)Weave in Yarn Tails: Ribbing (stretchy)Loom Knit Basics: Weave in extra yarn tailFinish and Weave in drawstring of hatWeave Tail as You Knit (CC)1/1
2.2 Seaming1/1Seaming Seed Stitch Panels (CC)Seaming a Flat Panel Hat in 2 colors (CC)Seam Ribbed Panels | Triple Rib (3×3 ribbing) weave in tailsStitch or Sew: Loom Knit Panels Together Invisible Seam for Blanket or scarfBickford Seam | Seam or Sew Squares or Panels together (CC)1/1
2.3 Kitchener Stitch
There are dozens of blanket patterns available for the loom. These are just a few to give you some ideas.1/2Easiest Ten Stitch – Short Rows and German Short Rows – Loom Knit Right Handed (CC)Loom Knit Diagonal Baby Throw by Lion Brand | Blanket or Washcloth (CC Closed Captions)Loom Along Hexagon Blanket by Charity WindhamEasy Double Knit Blanket – 28" KB Loom – knit in one pieceStitch or Sew: Loom Knit Panels Together Invisible Seam for Blanket or scarfStretchy Bind Off | Triple Rib Stitch or the Double Rib StitchLoom Knit | Triple Rib StitchSeam Ribbed Panels | Triple Rib (3×3 ribbing) weave in tailsZippy 5 Stitch Blanket Loom Along (with Closed Captions CC)Color Fun on Ten Stitch – Charts and Where to Start (CC)How to Change Colors on Loom Knit Ten Stitch Blanket (CC)Bernat Blanket Stitch Along Clue #3 Loom Demo Slipped Stitch TweedBernat Blanket Stitch Along Clue #2 Loom Demo Textured RibBernat Blanket Stitch Along Clue #1 Loom Demo Seed Stitch and Garter Stitch (CC)Yardage Calculator for Ten Stitch Blanket (CC)1/2
3.2 Hat Crowns
The video collection shows a few ways to finish off a hat. Decreasing your stitch count for a few rows before you bind off reduces the bulkiness on the top of the hat and makes it easier to close.1/1Adult Hat Loom Decrease Crown 36 Peg Round Loom with CCModified Gathered Bind Off or Drawstring Cast off | Loom Knit a HatYouth Hat Loom Decrease Crown 30 or 31 Peg Round Loom or Child beaniePART 1 Decrease Crown 48 Peg Round Purple Knifty Knitter loom sm gauge AdultPART 2 Transfer 48 peg Decrease Crown to 24 peg Round Knifty Knitter LoomInfant Hat Loom Decrease Crown 24 Peg Round LoomPart 3: Banded Beanie with Decreased CrownVLOG | explaining new less bulky hat easy bind off (Modified Gathered Bind Off)Loom Along Class | Fair Isle Hats (5 sizes – Toddler, Child, Sm, Med, Lg)1/1
3.3 Earflap Hats
Many people love the look of earflaps for photo props, for fashion or simply to keep ears warm. Learn how to calculate that formula and apply it to the loom you need.
Take loom that knits in the round (a circle or rectangle or square all work) peg count.
Divide # of pegs by 3 & round up = front of hat # of pegs to leave empty. Remaining pegs divide by 3 for ear flap peg # of stitches. 1/3 will leave empty in the back (opposite of front.) 1/3 is the right earflap final stitch count & 1/3 is the left earflap final stitch count. Either start earflap with all stitches and knit as same width or increase evenly from 1-3 pegs starting to that 1/3 number. https://youtu.be/CW_1BZILnIQ?t=4m3s (video jumps to explanation and shows loom examples)1/1Loom Knit: Earflaps Part 1 Start EarflapsLoom Knit: Earflaps Part 2 Join Earflaps to hatEarflap Talk on Knitting Loom: 24 peg blue circle loom Knifty KnitterFormulas Ear flaps, Visor Brims & Decreased crowns on knitting loomLoom Knit: Half Stitch technique or Cleaner garter edge on purl rowsIncrease by 1 and Half Stitch or Cleaner garter edge purlLoom Knit: Increase by 2 (YO increase by two – not HH)1/1
Flowers make great embellishments for hats, blankets, headbands and more. I hope you enjoy this collection of loom knit flowers.1/1Flower Loom 4 Center Darning Techniques (CC)How to Loom Knit a Flower | Five Petal Flower pattern by Denice JohnsonLoom Knitting: Picot Petals – 12 point flowerLoom Knitting: Picot Star – 6 pointed flowerEasy Loom Knit Flower Earrings – Beginner (CC)How to Loom Knit a Quick Knit Flower | Loom AlongFlower Loom – Square Flower (CC)Flower Loom – 3 Layered Flower (CC)Flower Loom – Bow Flower | Tie on a package or in Hair (CC)Flower Loom – Colorful Center Flower (CC)1/1
3.5 Pom Poms
Pom poms are traditional hat toppers, but you can use them for so much more!
4.1 S Looms
S looms allow loom knitters to work on a large project that requires lots of pegs. This playlist shows you a few different ways to use your S loom.1/1Double Knit setup: KnittingBoard Super Afghan S loom (with Closed Captions CC)S Loom Chain Cast on: S loom with crochet hookLoom Knit: How to Change ColorsLoom Review KB Super Afghan Loom S loom (with Closed Captions CC)S Loom Review 48" Universal S Loom from CinDWoodProduct Review D A Looms Infinity Loom II1/1
4.2 Spool Looms
Spool looms are the classic small looms that many of us learned to use as kids. These little looms are great for making cording.1/1Loom Knit: i-Cord on the Spool LoomLoom Knit: Easy Chain Cast On w/ crochet hook (crochet cast error)Part 3 of 4 Loom Knit Mesh Bag – icord spool loomFinger Knit Blanket (or wide scarf) How to connect (with Closed Captions CC)1/1
5.1 Cast On, Row Count and Yardage
It’s math time! When you need to know how many stitches to cast on or how many rows to knit GKK has your back! And the classic question of how much yarn you need to complete a project is right here.
5.2 Sock Calculator
For a perfect fit on your next pair of socks I suggest you let us do the math for you…
5.3 Ten Stitch Blanket Calculators
The Ten Stitch Blanket pattern is a classic for loom knitters because unlike other blankets that require lots of stitches you never need more than 10! The calculators below will help you figure out how big your blanket will be and how much yarn it will take.