New Obsession: Loom Knitting

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Mitten I made for my final =)

As it turns out, I’m obsessed with way too many things, and I’ve decided to share them with you! Each week I’ll post a new obsession of mine… Are you obsessed

So for one of my finals, the assignment was to knit a garment or accessory on a knitting loom. Now for the midterm in that same class we were asked to weave on a loom and it was, if I speak for all my classmates and myself, pretty disastrous. For those of you who are wondering, what exactly is the difference between knitting and weaving, here it is: Weaving is the interlacing of yarns while knitting is the inter looping of yarns. Woven fabrics have little stretch while knitted fabrics have a lot, and that’s the main difference between the two.

The most common form of knitting is on needles, which I’m sure most of you are familiar with. However, knitting looms are also making a come-back. After the weaving/loom incident, I was pretty bummed to hear we’d be knitting on looms as well, instead of needles, but once I tried it for myself, I was totally hooked! (Sorry again for the bad pun =P)

I had always wanted to learn how to knit because I’ve heard it’s relaxing, fun and very addicting! Now I know for myself… I can’t exactly explain what it is about it, but once I’m in the zone I can hardly stop. So here I am, encouraging all of you out there to find a loom, a hook, and some yarn at a local craft store and try it for yourself! It’s actually pretty easy and you can make some really cute things.

One website I found that really helped me learn how to start, finish, and shape my knitting will be posted below. I hope you enjoy this week’s obsession as much as I do! Come back next week for another obsession =)