Top Ten Books for Loom Knitting

Top Ten Books for Loom Knitting

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Here is my list of Top Ten Books. Great for all loom knitters from beginners to advanced, kids and adults. Note that These Books are not in order of preference. I like them for different reasons and have put them in alphabetical order by Author. All have 4 – 5 out of 5 star Amazon Ratings at the time of this article.

Learn to Knit on Long Looms by Anne Bipes

Top Ten BooksTop Ten BooksA picture is worth a thousand words. That’s not just a saying, it’s truth that is most appreciated when you’re trying to learn something new.  This book has good clear instructions with lots of nice good size pictures. Ms. Bipes has done a great job with her written tutorials. The projects are ones that are easy enough for beginners and practical. Things you can actually use immediately and pretty enough to make great gifts. The techniques included in the book will be useful way beyond the 17 projects.

Number Pages: 48 Pages

Number of Projects: 17 Projects

Average Amazon Customer Rating: **** 4 Stars out of 5

Heads-up : It’s best to use the exact weight stated in the book when trying a new stitch. Unless you use the same loom and yarn some of the projects can look Very different and you would find yourself upset and frustrated.

Why I like This Book: The only book (at the time of this post) focused on the long loom knitting projects, 17 in total. The projects are nice and doable even by beginners.

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Learn New Stitches on Circle Looms by Anne Bipes

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Top Ten BooksThis is a good book for learning basic stitches and a few really cool and unique stitch patterns. You may have heard of them before but the presentation here is excellent. The instructions are well written. The pictures are clear and nice sized.

Number of Pages: 34 Pages

Number of Projects: 9 Projects

Average Amazon Customer Rating: **** 4 1/2 Stars out of 5

Heads-up: A couple of the stitches are pretty complex and can be frustrating for beginners. Remember that practice makes perfect and the stitches are well worth the extra effort.

Why I Like This Book: I like ALL the stitches in the book, big time. They are very stylish and versatile. Can be used to create many of your favorite wearable.

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 Loom Knitting for Little People  by Bethany A. Dailey

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Top Ten BooksToys and cloths for your little one. Two words come to mind when thinking about this book: whimsical and fun. With 30 adorable projects to choose from I’m certain you will find plenty to keep you happily busy.

Heads up on this book: There are some things that can be done by a beginner but a lot of the projects are best for intermediate or advanced loom knitters. But remember that you can always Youtube any unfamiliar stitch or technique.

Number Pages: 114 Pages

Number of Projects: 30 Projects

Average Amazon Customer Rating: **** 4 1/2 Stars out of 5

Heads-up: A couple of the patterns are pretty complex and can be frustrating for beginners. But remember that practice makes perfect and the projects are well worth the extra effort.

Why I like this book: The projects are different then the ones found in most of the loom knitting books. Plus not just patterns but also techniques that will help you customize any of the projects and help you create some of your own. I also like that it focuses on making things for children. Nice gift for a new mom. Put a loom, baby yarn and the book in a pretty pink or blue gift basket for an awesome baby shower gift.

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 Big Book of Loom Knitting by Kathy Norris

Top Ten BooksThe reason I like this book is mostly because of the fun projects. Here is an example; I’m a big fan of the Sock Monkey and Kathy created a very unique version of that project by attaching little faces to the scarf. She takes a blanket and adds arms and puts a cap on gloves to make them finger-less when desired and mittens when you want. The ordinary made special.

Number Pages: 100 Pages

Number of Projects: 18 Projects

Average Amazon Customer Rating: **** 4 1/2 Stars out of 5

Heads-up: The “Big” Book is not that big, only 100 pages and 18 projects

Why I like this book: Ms. Norris takes a lot of ordinary and widely available projects and makes them very special. Sometimes just a bit of a corky twist to the basics makes blah – wow.

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Loom Knit Hats & Scarves by Kathy Norris

Top Ten BooksThis little book is really cool. Here is the Amazon description which I believe sums-up the book nicely;  Long Ruffled Scarf and Ruffled Cowl. Other designs include Newsboy Slouch Hat, Garter Stitch Infinity Scarf, Button-Up Slouch Hat and Cowl; Knit Cable Hat and Scarf, Broken Rib Hat, and child’s Duo Color Hat. Our free on-line video library will help guide you to sure success.

Number Pages: 48 Pages

Number of Projects: 10 Projects

Average Amazon Customer Rating: **** 4 Stars out of 5

Heads-up: This is a Tiny book. It’s short and thin.

Why I like this book: What is wrong with this book for some folks is for me what is right about the book; it is small.  It’s about half the number of pages and about half the height of your average book. The projects are really cool and being able to easily carry the little book is great.

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Learn to Knit Cables on Looms by Isela Phelps

Top Ten BooksTop Ten BooksCables are just flat-out beautiful. Whether a hat, scarf, glove or sweater cables take your project up a notch. Here is a book that focuses on the great stitch pattern. The author is the Queen of Loom Knitting as far as I am concern. A genius.

Number Pages: 34 Pages

Number of Projects: 9 Projects

Average Amazon Customer Rating: **** 4 1/2 Stars out of 5

Heads-up: It’s a small book. A couple of the patterns are pretty complex and can be frustrating for beginners. But remember that practice makes perfect and the projects are well worth the extra effort. Consider Youtubeing the basic cable stitches. Isela herself has plenty of on-line videos that will help you learn the basic skills needed to complete these awesome projects.

Why I like this book: It’s a book about CABLES ! : ) Written by Isela Phelps – One of My Favorite Loom Knitters.

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 Loom Knitting Socks: A Beginner’s Guide..  by Isela Phelps

Top Ten BooksTop Ten BooksI had done a review of this book you can read : Click Here

This is a big book with a great variety of sock projects. Socks I had never heard of but are just to cool like pedi-socks and special sock just for yoga. The pictures are bright and beautiful and the instructions include stitch charts which are Awesome.

Number Pages: 144 Pages

Number of Projects: 50 Projects

Average Amazon Customer Rating: **** 4 1/2 Stars out of 5

Heads-up: A couple of the patterns are very complex and can be frustrating for beginners. But remember that practice makes perfect and the projects are well worth the extra effort.

Why I so love this book: The variety of stitches is AWESOME and the reason I sooooooo love this book. I use them not to make sock but to make hats.

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I Can’t Believe I’m Loom Knitting by Kathy Norris

 Top Ten BooksTop Ten BooksGreat book for beginners willing to move forward. The project patterns alone are worth the money than add pictures to the text tutorial to make it a complete book of great loom knitting instructions.

The Lattice Pillow on the cover was what attracted me to this book. What a unique piece of art.

Number Pages: 68 Pages

Number of Projects: 18 Projects

Average Amazon Customer Rating: **** 4 1/2 Stars out of 5

Heads-up: Few projects. Some of the projects are very complicated and can be frustrating. But remember that practice makes perfect and the projects are well worth the extra effort.

Why I like this book: Some of the projects are just plain AWESOME. Love, Love, Love the hooded scarf. From simple to complex the pattern instructions are well written.

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Loom Knitting Primer by Isela Phelps

Top Ten Books Top Ten BooksMy all time FAVORITE ! ! ! and A BEST SELLER. This book is Loom Knitting 101 and way beyond. Explains from the most elementary technique to some of the most complex. A lot of resource information, definitions, and picture tutorials. Well worth the price.

Number Pages: 144

Number of Projects: 30

Average Amazon Customer Rating: **** 4 1/2 Stars out of 5 (note that this book has over 120 reviews)

Heads-up: Some of the projects are very complicated and can be frustrating. Please give it a try. YouTube the stitches and techniques if you have to. Remember that practice makes perfect and the projects in this book are well worth the extra effort.

Why I like this book: Hello 30 Projects! A lot I mean huge amounts of reference information. You will return to this book over and over again. I promise.

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Corking (Kids Can Do It) by Judy Ann Sadler

Top Ten Books Spool knitting is so easy and so much fun. It’s the perfect form of loom knitting for kids.

Number Pages: 32

Average Amazon Customer Rating: **** 4 1/2 Stars out of 5

Heads-up: You need a spool loom to make the projects

Why I like this book: Shows kids how to make the cute little spool loom and then shows you how to make cool projects.

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If there is a book that you don’t see here but you think is a great Loom Knitting book leave your suggestion in the comment section for us. You are welcome to contact me directly at denise@loomahat.com

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: 2

  1. Melisa March 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    This is a great blog post! I haven’t looked at most of these books, but it must have taken you loads of time to flip through them!

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