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What can you make with a knitting loom?

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A knitting loom can be used to make throws, fashion accessories and stuffed animals. Patterns for a knitting loom are available from Lion Brand, Martha Stewart and a variety of specialty loom knitting websites.

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Knitters can use a loom to weave toys for children, including stuffed animals, balls and baby blocks. Looms are also suitable for making throw blankets, baby sweaters and hats. Scarves, adult sweaters and vests are also possible on a knitting loom. Other fashion projects include legwarmers, wrist warmers, socks and slippers. Separate loom-knitted squares can be sewn together to make large afghans. A knitting loom can also be used to make different shapes to form a tote bag. For the home, knitters can use a loom to make dishcloths, washcloths and rugs.

Lion Brand, who manufactures yarn and the Martha Stewart loom kit, has a channel on YouTube with instructional videos. YouTube is also a good source with over 30,000 results for loom knitting projects on video. In addition to the Martha Stewart loom, the Knifty Knitter is another common brand of knitting loom.

Loom knitting is typically easier to learn than traditional needle knitting. The loom also takes stress off of the wrists and hands. With a loom, knitters are less likely to drop stitches because they are held on pegs.

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