This how-to guide provides everything you need to know to make a beautiful and cozy loom knit baby blanket.
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If you know how to knit or crochet, you can easily make a lovely baby blanket with a loom. It’s a great way to create a handmade gift that will be cherished for years to come. And, it’s not as difficult as you might think. In this article, we’ll show you how to make a loom knit baby blanket step-by-step.
What You Will Need
If you are new to loom knitting, you may be wondering what you will need to get started. Here is a list of the basic supplies you will need to loom knit a baby blanket.
-Loom: You will need a 24-peg loom for this project. The Knifty Knitter brand looms are very popular, but there are many other brands available as well.
-Yarn: You will need two skeins of worsted weight yarn in complementary colors. For this project, I used two skeins of Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn in the colors “Pink” and “Off White.”
-Knitting hook: This is a special hook that is used to help maneuver the yarn on the loom. It is not necessary, but it does make the process easier.
-Scissors: You will need scissors to cut the yarn when you are finished knitting.
With these supplies, you will be able to loom knit a baby blanket that is approximately 36 inches by 36 inches.
Making the Loom
To make a loom knit baby blanket, you will need a loom, yarn, and a crochet hook. You can use any type of yarn, but a thicker yarn will create a warmer blanket. Make sure to choose a yarn that is machine washable and dryable. You will also need a loom that is at least 24” wide and has at least 26 pegs. If you are using a rectangular loom, you will need to use two pieces of yarn to tie the ends together.
To start, tie one end of the yarn around the first peg on the loom. Wrap the yarn around each peg until you reach the end of the row. When you reach the last peg, wrap the yarn around it and then continue wrapping the yarn around each peg in the opposite direction. Continue wrapping until you have reached the beginning again. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and tie it off on the first peg.
There are several ways to cast on when loom knitting, but the long tail cast on is one of the most popular because it gives a nice, tight edge to your work. To do a long tail cast on, you will need to estimate the amount of yarn you will need to complete your project, then add about 10%.
To begin, make a slip knot and put it over the first peg on your loom. Wrap the yarn around the peg next to the one with the slip knot (in a clockwise direction if you are right-handed, counterclockwise if you are left-handed), then bring the yarn back under the next two pegs and over the top of the third peg. Now poke your crochet hook under the strand of yarn that is wrapped around peg three and scoop up the strand that is wrapped around peg four. Place this loop over peg three and off of your loom. Continue in this manner until you have cast on all of the pegs.
Knitting the Blanket
To make your loom knit baby blanket, you will need:
-A loom with at least 16 pegs
-Yarn in your choice of color (acrylic or wool yarn is best)
-A knitting needle or crochet hook
To begin, cast on all of your stitches using the e-wrap method. To do this, start by putting the yarn around the first peg, then bring it under and around the second peg (twice), and so on until all of your stitches are cast on. You should have a total of 16 stitches on your loom.
Next, it’s time to start knitting! The basic stitch for loom knitting is called the “e-wrap stitch”, and it’s really easy to do. To make this stitch, simply wrap the yarn around each peg (in a clockwise direction), making sure that the yarn goes over the top of the peg before going under it. When you get to the last peg, wrap the yarn around once more and then come back to the first peg and start again.
Once you have completed a few rows of e-wrap stitches, it’s time to start “casting off” your blanket. To do this, simply knit two stitches over each peg until you have only one stitch left on each peg. Then, cut your yarn, leaving a long tail (about 18 inches), and thread it through each stitch before pulling tight. You can now weave in any loose ends and admire your handiwork!
Binding off is the process of finishing your work so that it can be taken off the loom. You will need to bind off when you reach the end of a row or when you finish your project. There are a few different ways to bind off, but the most common method is to knit two stitches, then lift the first stitch over the second and off the needle. Repeat this until there is only one stitch left on the needle.
Finishing the Blanket
Once you have finished loom knitting your blanket, you will need to bind off the stitch to secure it. You can do this by taking the first two stitches off of the loom and passing the first stitch over the second stitch. Then, take the next stitch off of the loom and pass it over the previous stitch. Repeat this process until you only have one loop remaining on the loom. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and thread it through the remaining loop. Pull tight and knot off.
Next, you will need to weave in any loose ends from where you started and stopped your blanket. To do this, thread a tapestry needle with the tail end of your yarn and weave it in and out of the stitches along the edge of the blanket. Trim any excess yarn when you are finished.
Your blanket is now complete!
Tips and Tricks
If you are new to loom knitting, or even if you are an experienced knitter, you may be wondering how to make a loom knit baby blanket. While there are many different ways to make a loom knit blanket, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you create a beautiful and unique blanket that will be cherished for years to come.
One of the first things to consider when making a loom knit baby blanket is the type of yarn you will use. There are many different types of yarn available, and each has its own unique properties. For example, some yarns are softer than others and may be more appropriate for a baby blanket. Other yarns may be more durable and better suited for an adult or child’s blanket. You will also want to consider the weight of the yarn you select. Heavier yarns will result in a thicker blanket, while lighter yarns will create a thinner blanket.
Once you have selected the perfect yarn for your project, it is time to start thinking about the design of your blanket. One of the great things about loom knitting is that it allows you to create almost any design you can imagine. Whether you want to create a simple one-color blanket or something more complex with multiple colors and patterns, there is no limit to what you can create.
Once you have decided on the design of your blanket, it is time to start looms! If you are new to loom knitting, there are many different types of looms available. Selecting the right loom for your project is important, as different looms can create different sizes and shapes of blankets. Once you have selected the perfect loom for your project, it is time to get started!
Q: What size loom do I need?
A: For a baby blanket, you will need a 24-peg loom.
Q: What type of yarn do I need?
A: You can use any type of worsted weight yarn, such as acrylic, wool, or cotton.
Q: How much yarn do I need?
A: For a 24-peg loom, you will need approximately 600 yards of yarn.
Q: How do I cast on the blanket?
A: To cast on the blanket, you will need to use the e-wrap cast on method.
There are many different ways to make a loom knit baby blanket, but the basic process is always the same. First, you’ll need to select the right loom for your project. Smaller blankets can be made on a round loom, while larger ones will require a rectangular loom.
Next, you’ll need to choose your yarn. You’ll want to use a soft, lightweight yarn in a color that you love. Once you have your materials, it’s time to start knitting!
To make your blanket, you’ll first need to cast on all of your stitches. Once you have your stitches on the loom, you’ll begin the knit stitch by working from the bottom up. To do this, simply lift the bottom loop over the top loop and off of the peg. This will create one new stitch on the peg above it.
Continue working in this way until you’ve reached the end of your row. Then, turn your work and start knitting back down the other side. When you reach the end of your second row, turn your work again and continue knitting until your blanket is as long as you want it to be.
Finally, it’s time to bind off your stitches. To do this, simply lift the first two loops over each other and off of the peg. Continue working in this way until all of your stitches have been bound off and you’re left with one long tail of yarn. Cut this tail and weave in any loose ends before trimming them close to your work. Congratulations – you’ve just made a beautiful loom knit baby blanket!