Free Patterns for Knitting Looms and Knitting Boards
Loom knitting allows novice knitters - or those who have never even tried to knit or crochet - to knit up fabulous hats, scarves, blankets, shawls and anything else you can imagine. Loom knitting basics are easy to learn and even if you never become an intermediate level loom knitter, the basic loom knitting stitches and techniques will allow you to create a vast array of loom knit projects to wear, give as gifts or use around the house.
Becoming a loom knitter is as easy as stopping by your local craft store and picking up some yarn, a loom and a loom knitting hook. A huge variety of knitting looms is available online and in stores and looms and knitting boards come in many sizes and gauges for different knitting projects. Knifty Knitter offers a good starter set that is easy to use and comes with a loom knitting hook and free project book. Knifty Knitter's loom sets are inexpensive and easy to use, giving you the opportunity to see if loom knitting is for you before making a larger investment.
Whether you are just starting out on your loom knitting journey, or have been knitting on looms or boards for years, you will always be on the lookout for new, fun loom knitting patterns and projects. There are several loom knitting pattern books available, but with so many free loom knitting patterns online, you might find enough to keep you busy without spending the extra money.
Here are some of my favorite sites when I am searching for free loom knitting patterns and project ideas online.
Knitting Pattern Central (www.knittingpatterncentral.com) - Knitting Pattern Central has an entire section dedicated to free loom knitting patterns for everything from loom knit baby items to ornaments to purses to afghans.
Provo Craft (www.provocraft.com) - Provo Craft has over 40 free loom knitting patterns and project ideas for every skill level. A variety of projects are offered that range from loom knit home décor to winter wearables and handbags.
Michaels (michaels.com) - Michaels craft stores are well known in the world of crafters. The Michaels website offers lots of crafty project ideas, including many loom knitting patterns and projects.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store (www.joann.com) - Another mainstay in the crafters community, the Jo-Ann's website has tons of creative ideas for all types of crafts, including a number of loom knitting patterns and projects.
Authentic Knitting Board (www.knittingboard.com) - The Authentic Knitting Board website has about 30 patterns for knitting boards ranging from fingerless gloves to slippers and purses. The patterns on this website are really quite exceptional for being offered at no charge.
Bev's Country Cottage (www.bevscountrycottage.com) - Bev's Country Cottage offers links to many loom knitting patterns, as well as some of Bev's personal loom knitting patterns.
Lion Brand Yarn (www.freeknittingpatterns.lionbrand.com) - Lion Brand's website offers a number of knitting and crochet patterns, including free patterns for loom knitting and knitting boards.