This week is Wool Week, a celebration of the versatility, sustainability and beauty of wool. So for this week's Freebie Friday links I'm going to be sharing some free loom knitting tutorials. Although I can do traditional knitting, I find loom knitting easier on my hands and more relaxing.
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If you've never loom knit before, you may not realise that there are many different brands of loom, plus different types (round and long looms for example). I've organised these freebies by type of loom.
Take advantage of wool's amazing ability to felt by making this free pattern for a loom knit and felted Soho Bag as featured on the Lion Brand website, loom knit with an Authentic Knitting Board.
Keep your tootsies toastie with this free Willowbee boots loom knitting pattern made on the 28" knitting board as featured on the Authentic Knitting Board site. Just click the link and click the photo of the boots to see the free PDF pattern.
At the same link you'll find some other great accessories including this lovely cowl made on the All in One Loom from Authentic Knitting Boards.
Download a free pattern to make two different loom knit skullcaps designed and shared by Brenda Myers, otherwise known as the Loom Lady. The longer skull cap sort of looks like a cloche hat to me.
Get the very simple instructions to knit a beret on a Knifty Knitter loom as shared by Elizabeth Hamel.
Click the link to see a free pattern to make a felted wool bag knitting with a Knifty Knitter Long Loom and a Spool Loom.
Loom knit and then felt some beautiful wool roses on a Knifty Knitter long loom with a free pattern from Brenda Myers, otherwise known as the Loom Lady.
Make this lovely loom knit chunky scarf using a free pattern found on the Lion Brand site, using the Martha Stewart Loom.
Click the link to visit the Lion Brand site to get the free pattern to make this loom knit and felted bag created on the Martha Stewart loom.
Whip up a chunky loom knit cowl with a free pattern using the Martha Stewart branded knitting looms featured on the Lion Brand website.
Download numerable different free loom knitting patterns including ponchos, cowls, scarves and a shrug with this free PDF loom knitting pattern collection from Panduro Hobby. The instructions are in several languauges, just refer to the "UK" section for English.
There are lots of free loom knitting patterns out there. You can check out this "post from the past" on the Magic Bean for more free loom knitting patterns.
And there's some more free loom knitting patterns along with other wooly and wonderful free tutorials on last year's Freebie Friday Wool Week post.
Keep warm and wear wool!