Learn to Knit on Circle Looms Book Review

Learn to Knit on Circle Looms an Honest Book Review

Learn to Knit on Circle Looms
The cover says 10 Easy Projects. Based on the average cost of the book that adds up to $1.00 per project. But you have to factor in the statement Learn to Knit on Circle Looms. So the idea is that with this book you will learn to knit on round looms and as a bonus you actually get to make lots of useful items.

I thought about a few questions as I reviewed this loom knitting book. Is it worth your $10.00 if you’re a true beginner? Can you learn with just this book or will you need other resources? If you already know how to loom knit on circle loom are the patterns still worth the expense ? Is it readily available? Can I get it on my tablet?

Basic Information about Learn to Knit on Circle Looms

Published by Annie’s Catalog .

ISBN: 978-1-59012-158-0

  • Written by Denise Layman
  • 28 pages
  • 10 projects. Please note that “Project ” is not the same as “Pattern”. You will only find 8 patterns: 3 Beginner, 4 Easy and 1 Intermediate which I find should be reclassified as Easy.
  • General Knitting Directions which include big, bright pictures and text.
  • Chart on Metrics and Yarn Weight

 

Supplies Used:

Learn to knit on circle looms

Looms: Knifty Knitter 24-peg, 36-peg and 41-peg

Yarn: Large array of different yarns  were used in this book

Knitting Hook and Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Other Notions: Safety pins, Purse handles

 

Beginner Friendly?

Learn to knit on circle looms Book Review

Let me start by saying that I believe large gauge Circular Looms are the best option for true beginners But the real question here is, is this book good for beginners – yes but not entirely on its own. Although you do find pictures and text to describe the skills and stitches you will need for the patterns, they just aren’t enough if you have NO idea what you’re doing. You will do much better if you use videos along with the book for some basic techniques. If fact I would recommend that you first learn how to knit and purl before considering the purchase of this book.

The best thing here for beginners is that the once you have learned the knit and purl the patterns included in this book show you the simplicity in projects that look complex. You CAN do this! When you don’t know how to make anything most things look like you need a PHD to make them when the truth is that you only really need some basic skills.

 

The Patterns are GREAT

Learn to Knit on Circle Looms Book Review of Patterns

Designs include – Pleasing Ponchette, At-Home-Comfort Socks, Bangle Bags, Make-it-Soft Hat, Make-it-Soft Scarf, Striped Squares Baby Blanket, Tubular Scarf, Keep-Warm Hat and Relaxing Afghan. These items are everyday usable wear. Sometimes pattern books are full of stuff you’re never going to use. That is not the case here.

I found that the patterns are easy to follow and they alone make the book worth the cost.

 

Where Can I Buy It?

I buy most of my books on Amazon, Joanns but only if I have a Coupon, or eBay . You can find this book at all three and at Barnes and Nobel. You can always just do a quick online search.

 

Does it Come in an e-Book Format ?

I researched on-line for an e-Book version of the print book and currently I have not found it available. Personally, when it comes to patterns either format works fine for me. They both have pros and cons.

 

Conclusion of My Review of Learn to KNIT on Circle Looms

Learn to knit on Circle Looms

Is it worth the money? – Yes. The patterns alone are worth the expense. Again, I like the way this book shows the simplicity in projects that look complex, like afghans and socks. But I hesitate to say that it is good for what I call the TRUE beginner. If you don’t know at least how to knit and purl or how to knit with two strands as one then hold off on this purchase. But if you have at least that much under your belt – this book is a Great Buy.

The only reason why I don’t give it 5 stars is because I believe a beginner needs more detailed instructions.

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Comments: 22

  1. karin c. December 3, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I received the book today. Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway. I can’t wait to make something from the book.

  2. carol fox November 16, 2014 at 7:29 am

    hi I see a lot of crochet projects I would like to do on a loom I do not know how to crochet how do you interchange the crochet pattern on a loom I want to make baby booties, ballet shoes etc thank you

    • Denise Canela November 18, 2014 at 5:58 am

      Hi Carol, sometimes very easily with just knits and purls – mostly it takes a lot of experience and a lot of testing. No simple answer. depends on the pattern.
      denise

  3. claudia November 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Ive got almost all the different brands of loom knitting except for the sock set and Martha’s. love my Knifty Knitter sets. love making the basic hats, learning to loom knit the ruffle scarf in class. I love your photos, clear and good angles so we can understand. thanks.

  4. Melissa Sea November 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Love the review, It was very informative!

  5. Lisa November 7, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I have a lot of books on loom knitting but I would love to have this book also. I am always learning new things, I feel you can never have to many books.

  6. Ellen Gaynor November 7, 2014 at 12:29 am

    I would love to do more with my round looms!

  7. Bobbi Kingen November 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    As a newbie at looming this book would be a great addition to my beginning library.

  8. Betsy November 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I have not used a book on loom knitting other than what came with my KK looms years ago. I love the videos on YouTube as I am more of a visual learner.

  9. Debbie November 6, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    This looks like a fun book. I’m interested in a couple of the patterns

  10. jodie antle November 6, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Nice looking book

  11. Debi Waldron November 6, 2014 at 9:42 am

    This looks like a great book that will show you how to do more than just a hats. Would be awesome to learn to different things.

  12. Christina November 6, 2014 at 9:16 am

    That looks like an awesome book!!!!

  13. Leticia November 6, 2014 at 8:42 am

    This looks like a book that I might actually buy. I’d love to make the ponchette.

  14. Jeannette Booher November 6, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Well, all I have tried on my looms are hats and bags. Looks like a book that could help me start expanding what I can do.

  15. Deborah Lary November 6, 2014 at 8:18 am

    This looks like a book I might buy. I think I am ready to try something other than basic hats now.

  16. Krystin Torres November 6, 2014 at 6:20 am

    I really don’t use any loom books at the moment, but this one looks interesting and I would love to try the projects!

  17. Debby Triplett November 6, 2014 at 5:58 am

    This looks like a book I will buy.

  18. Selena November 6, 2014 at 2:15 am

    I haven’t bought a book on loom knitting yet! I’ve been learning from videos first haha

  19. Selena November 6, 2014 at 2:11 am

    I haven’t bought a book on loom knitting yet because I havent found one that I think suits me 🙂

  20. Alyna Waters November 6, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Great review! I like the idea of the ponchette pattern. I’m not a beginner but I have some friends who are and I may suggest this book for them. They both can do easy patterns so this might be a great next step.

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