Cloth dolls are definitely my first love, but I love all handcrafts. Lately, I've been trying to use up as much stuff from my stash as humanly possible (it makes you feel so saintly to use up stash, doesn't it?). I had a bunch of yarn from back when I was knitting, but I had to quit knitting as it hurt my hands and wrists too much. Then I discovered loom knitting. With my new Knifty Knitter Looms , I am working away on using up my stash as planned, but what I hadn't counted on is how obsessed I would become with it.
I finished this cowl so quickly that it was ridiculous. I originally bought this Lion Brand Homespun yarn for doll hair after taking a course with Alison Marano (to see what this yarn looks like as doll hair, see this old post) but there was so much of it that I knew I wouldn't use it up. So a cowl it became.
Povocraft's website also has a large collection of free Knifty Knitter Loom patterns. Check them out here.
These ballerina style slippers are not for beginners, but they are just lovely. Hint, click the image to get the free pattern.
These fingerless gloves are pretty cool from Gettin' it Pegged.
This felted water bottle or can cover keeps your drinks cool, also from Gettin' It Pegged.
This Chunky Funky scarf from Povocraft is pretty cool.
This child's striped and chunky scarf looks easy.
This super funky scarf is made using a spool loom. Remember having one of those as a kid? I never thought of making something this funky with the acres of tubing that I made when I was little. If you need a spool loom, Knifty Knitter does one of those too. After seeing that scarf I made need to get one.
A lot of these pattern came from this list of free loom knitting patterns. There is so much there, from dog sweaters to Christmas stockings, so knock yourself out.
Despite all the great free patterns out there for loom knitting, I still feel like I need a book just to explain the basics. I've order the Loom Knitting Primer, but it hasn't arrived yet.
In the meantime, I might crack on with another cowl.