Beginners Supply List for Loom Knitting

Everything You Need to Loom Knit for Under $25.00

Supply list for Loom knitting

Several of my followers have asked me to give them a supply list for loom knitting beginners. I having been answering these friends one by one. Since then I’ve come to the conclusion that even those that have knit for a bit might find this information useful.

Too many people start off with what I consider to be the wrong looms for beginners and even for advanced beginners. Below is a list of the top 5 tools you must have for under $25.00.

 Loom Knitters Supply List


NUMBER 1: Set of 4 Round Looms

Supply List

The set of 4 round mass-produced plastic looms is the best buy for a beginner. You can make just about everything you could think of wanting to knit. I suggest watching the video below. The long, square or rectangular looms have more limitations until you become a more advanced beginner. Not to mention that you will find a lot more patterns for the round looms.

Don’t get confused or overwhelmed by all the options. Any brand is fine, with the exception of the Boye brand which I do not like, they all have the same basic design.


NUMBER 2: A Hook:

I tend to prefer the Ergonomic Hook by KB Looms but in all honesty any hook will work just fine. Best of all every set of 4 looms includes a loom hook and a needle.

Some people complain about the hook being too thin, in that case I would suggest adding a grip. You can actually loom knit your own. To see the post and video: Click HERE


NUMBER 3: Inexpensive Worsted Weight Yarn

Contrary to the instructions and conventional thought you don’t need chunky yarn to knit on these looms. You can use one strand for light projects or two strands for heavier fabric. This is why I like the medium weight yarn because you can use the same skein for a spring hat or a winter slouchy.

Keep in mind that inexpensive does not mean cheap or ugly.


NUMBER 4: Sharp Scissors

You need scissors so while you’re going to need the tool anyway, you might as well get a nice sharp pair. I prefer the micro-tip type but any decent scissors will work well.


NUMBER 5: Counter or Notebook and Pencil

Supply List

You will need to keep count of your rows. There isn’t much wiggle room here. The question is only how will you keep the count. I prefer to use a tally counter.

The Grand Total for the Five Items: $24.80





Other items:

Measuring Tape

Stitch Markers: Bands – Bands with Charms

Patterns for Beginners

Needle: Yarn and Blunt


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Comments: 10

  1. Kathie June 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Hi Denise!! I have a question. What type of cast-on do you use for the u-stich? I want to try that stitch for baby hats that I am donating to our local hospital. I love your web sight. Keep up the good work!!!!

    • Denise Canela June 25, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Hi Kathie – First, THANK YOU ! Now, about your question – usually the stitch doesn’t really determine the cast-on – it’s usually the project. Non-the-less, here is a post to help explain better : Click HERE

      • Kathie June 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm

        Hi Denise!!! I’m back with another question. This time it’s about gauge. All I have are I guess what is large gauge. How do I get different gauge looms and how do I figure out what the gauge is once I get them? I still want to make baby hats but use just 1 strand of worsted weight yarn and “e” wrap so that I can make them faster! Patiently waiting for your answer.

        • Denise Canela June 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

          Hi Kathie- eWrap doesn’t work well with a large gauge loom and only one strand. To get a tight stitch you will have to switch to a different version of the knit stitch or have a higher peg count loom – best places to get them are ebay and amazon.
          The loom company that works best with customer is Cindwood – they mark gauges perfectly and have lots of patterns for purchase and a free one every month.

  2. Ollie Dunlap June 23, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Dear Denise, you always give great information for the Loom knitters. You are the reason that I have been able to make some pretty nice things. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Blessings to you always,
    Ollie Dunlap

    • Denise Canela June 25, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you Ollie – for your kind words my friend. They are GREATLY appreciated

  3. Peppy June 22, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Denise, WONDERFUL! So many times I have shared what you need to start looming and now I can refer them here!!!! And they MUST have your super knit Stich book too, wish there were more loom knitting books, there are so many about knitting and crocheting, I feel left out- hey there’s an idea for you😀 Thanks for this one chica!

    • Denise Canela June 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Peppy, first Thank YOU !. I soooo agree about the books. I will be going full time into loom knitting – well God willing in September – at that point I do plan on doing some books.

      • Samantha June 26, 2017 at 2:54 pm

        This is exciting news! All the best to you on your new adventure this fall, Denise! I love your site and videos. I feel like I’m visiting with a friend. 🙂 My husband gave me a loom set last Christmas and I haven’t been the same since! I can’t believe it’s taken me 35 years to discover the joy of loom knitting! God bless you!!

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