Monday, July 2, 2012
Loom Knitting for Little People
While books and leaflets are regularly published for traditional knitting and crochet, less has been published for loom knitting. I have not always been thrilled by the patterns available. Since there are few books available the prices are not always inexpensive. I was thrilled to find the library had Loom Knitting for Little People: Filled with over 30 fun & engaging no-needle projects to knit for the kids in your life! to preview before purchasing. I wanted to post this review last week, but for some reason I have been having challenges with Amazon's html coding. I had to rewrite the coding for this book to show up.
This book is designed to be used with the knifty knitter styled looms. Basic directions are provided in the back, but the author is clear that her main focus is not to teach, but to provide patterns for those who already know how to use the knitters.
For ease of use, the author has created pattern sections. These include wearables, accessories, and play things. As with many loom books there are a variety of hat styles. Some are practical and some like the jester hat fun and whimsy.
This is one of the first books/leaflets that I have seen with a focus on toys. There are pacifier pals, stuffed animal clothes, cat, snake, and a caterpillar.
There are adorable shoes, a pillow that looks appropriate for a ring bearer, a pretty baby blanket and a few bags.
This book made my birthday list along with Loom Knitting Scarves, Hats, Bags & More: 40 Simple and Snuggly No-Needle Designs for All Loom Knitters which I will be reviewing later.
I am glad to see looming is alive and well in the publishing industry. While it has not achieved the popularity of other crafts, it is wonderful to know that if we buy it they will publish it.
If you arrived here looking for free loom knitting patterns they can be found on the Loom Knitting Blog page here.
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