How to Loom Knit a Blanket

This is a step-by-step guide on how to loom knit a blanket. It includes a list of materials needed and detailed instructions on how to complete the project.

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Introduction to loom knitting

Loom knitting is a type of knitting that uses a loom instead of needles. It is a great alternative to traditional knitting for people who find needles difficult to use or who are looking for a faster way to knit. Loom knitting can be used to create a variety of items, including blankets. In this guide, we will show you how to loom knit a blanket using the most basic stitches.

Materials needed for loom knitting a blanket

Beside a loom and some yarn, you will also need a crochet hook, a yarn needle, and a pair of scissors.

The blanket stitch

The blanket stitch is a very popular way to loom knit a blanket. It’s easy to do and it gives the blanket a nice, finished look. Here’s how to do it:

1. Cast on your stitches using the e-wrap method.

2. knit 2, purl 2 across the blanket until you reach the end of the row.

3. Turn your work and repeat step 2 until the blanket is the desired length.

4. To finish, bind off your stitches using the basic bind off method.

The knit stitch

The knit stitch is the most fundamental stitch in loom knitting, and once you have mastered this stitch, you will be able to complete any number of different projects. The knit stitch is created by moving the working yarn from the back of the loom to the front, then bringing the needle under and over the next two pegs. Continue working your way around the loom until you have reached the end of the row.

The purl stitch

The purl stitch is stitch number two in the basic knit stitch series. If you can knit and purl, you can make almost any type of fabric. The purl stitch is the back side of a knit stitch and looks like a tiny bead. Sometimes it is also called a “bump” stitch. You work the purl stitch by inserting your needle into the fabric from the back to the front and then wrapping your yarn around the needle from front to back before drawing the needle through the fabric to create a loop.

Increasing and decreasing stitches

Assuming you already know how to cast on and knit, you can start making a blanket by following these simple steps. To make your blanket wider, you will need to increase the number of stitches (sts) on your loom. You can do this by knitting two sts into one st, or by adding an extra st with a crochet hook. To make your blanket narrower, you will need to decrease the number of sts on your loom. You can do this by passing two sts over one st, or by removing an extra st with a crochet hook.

When you have reached the desired width for your blanket, you can start decrease the sts until you have only one st remaining on your loom. Once you have only one st remaining, cut your yarn and pull it through the last st to secure it. Weave in any loose ends and enjoy your new blanket!

Casting on and binding off

There are two key actions when loom knitting a blanket: casting on and binding off. Casting on is the process of creating the first row of loops on your loom, and binding off is how you remove those loops from the loom once you’ve finished your project.

To cast on, start by tying a slip knot in your yarn and placing it over one of the pegs at the end of your loom. Then, use your knitting tool to wrap the yarn around each consecutive peg until you’ve reached the other end of the loom. Finally, press the wraps down so they’re snug against the pegs, and cut the yarn, leaving a long tail.

To bind off, start by knitting two stitches from the bottom row onto your knitting tool. Then, lift the first stitch over the second and off of your tool. Next, knit one stitch from the bottom row onto your tool, and then lift the previous stitch over this new one and off of your tool. Repeat this process until you’ve bound off all of your stitches. Finally, cut the yarn and weave in any loose ends.

Finishing your blanket

Assuming you have already followed the instructions for creating and loom knitting your blanket, you will now need to finish it off. This simply involves binding off the blanket so that the stitches do not unravel.

To bind off, start by loom knitting two stitches onto the first peg. Then, take the peg with the first stitch on it and lift it over the second stitch and off of the peg. You will now have only one stitch remaining on that peg.

Loom knit one additional stitch onto each peg until you have only one stitch remaining on the loom. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and thread it through this last stitch. Pull tight and knot to secure. Now your blanket is finished!

Troubleshooting

If you’re loom knitting a blanket and you run into trouble, here are a few tips that might help. First, make sure that your stitches are not too tight. If they are, the blanket will be difficult to stretch out and work with. Second, if you’re finding that your blanket is curling up at the edges, try working with a larger loom or using fewer stitches per row. Finally, if you’re having trouble keeping your rows even, count your stitches regularly to make sure that you’re on track.

FAQs

How long will it take to loom knit a blanket?
The average person can knit a square blanket in about 4 hours using a 24-peg loom. For a more experienced knitter, it would take closer to 3 hours.

Can I loom knit a baby blanket?
Yes, you can! In fact, many people prefer to loom knit baby blankets because they are quicker and easier to make than traditional knit blankets. You can use any size loom and yarn to make a baby blanket, but we recommend using a 24-peg loom and worsted weight yarn for the best results.

Can I use any type of yarn for my blanket?
Yes! You can use any type of yarn – from wool to acrylic – as long as it is the correct gauge for your loom. We recommend using worsted weight yarn for the best results.

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