Inside: Learn to loom knit in the round in Lesson 7 of the How to Loom Knit video series from GoodKnit Kisses.
Lesson 7 – Learn to Loom Knit in the Round
You may have already loom knit in the round without even realizing it. If you got hooked on loom knitting by making a hat on a round plastic loom, you’ve already done it.
But you should still watch this lesson. I’ve prepared so much more than just the basics in here. This lesson is part project tutorial, part class, and part me just doing what I love.
If you need a look at the other lessons in the How to Loom Knit for Beginners series check out these posts:
Lesson 1: 13 Questions for Beginner Loom Knitters
Lessons 2-5: How to Loom Knit Basics
Lesson 6: How to Loom Knit Stitch Patterns
Since the hats and looms go hand in hand I created the Loom Knit Basic Beanie pattern to not only help you learn to loom knit in the round, but to show how all the individual lesson you’ve already learned are combined to create a project. (Click the link above to get the free pattern!)
Included in the video at the end of this post I teach you:
- Longtail cast on
- How to connect your first and last stitch in the round for a smooth edge
- How to knit ribbing to create a hat brim and measure the correct length of your brim
- Loom knit the stockinette stitch (all knit stitches) and measure the full length of your hat
- 2 bind off methods: Gathered Bind Off and Modified Gathered Bind Off
- Draw the top of the hat closed and weave in tail
- Connect the beginning tail in the round and weave into ribbing
Plus Bonus Tips!
After the full tutorial, I get into all the extras. But, honestly, they’re not extras. In my world these are essential tips that help you succeed in every project you start.
- How to use the Hat Sizes Chart to determine the size you should make
- Yarn weight comparison to show that not all yarns within the same weight category are the same size. That can change the entire outcome of your project!
- Comparison of U Knit/True Knit stitch with Ewrap Knit stitch in a finished project.
- How to avoid the dreaded “ladder” at the end of each round
- Basics of pattern reading
Use this free pattern to practice loom knitting in the round.
Loom Knit Basic Beanie Pattern – This is the best basic hat pattern for beginners!
I love crafting and I love helping people learn. I hope this How to Loom Knit for Beginners series is a help to you as you learn to loom knit. If you need a refresher on any of the skills in the previous lessons see the links below.
Learn to Loom Knit in the Round
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Now you’re ready to start shaping your loom knits with Lessons 8 and 9: Increases and Decreases.