Apologies for not updating this that often. I might have a new loom knitter joining me, I asked if she wants to post here, so I’m crossing my fingers she says yes!
I started the loom knit Pi circle sweater. It’s a LOT of knitting and frustration with the pattern. Not an easy pattern to read! I’ll show you the original finished project, and then where I am in it. It’s a gorgeous project, and will be my “big project” for now.
The original loom knit Pi sweater.
It’s basically a circle sweater, but knit on a loom. I started mine and it’s not as big, so I made it in large size. I’m using the Cindwood 1/2″ loom. It won’t be as spectacular as that, and I only have one wedge done, but I’m making progress. As I said, the pattern isn’t an easy read, and it’s a high intermediate pattern. The book I got it from is this one: Loom Knitting Pattern Book: 38 Easy, No-Needle Designs for All Loom Knitters. I had to hunt around to get it at a decent price and shipped to Canada.
Here’s mine so far. I estimate I’ll need about 6-8 balls of wool, which I bought from Lens Mills in Hamilton. I plan on entering it in one of their contests when its finished. So far, its just a triangle. A lot of short rows, not much purling, its pretty much all e-wrap. The Cindwood loom has wrecked my poor fingers, but I love that damn loom.
It’s a pretty repetitive pattern. That’s a wedge that goes for 60 pegs. Size 4 worsted yarn. I love the colours and how they’re coming around. I have another wedge to do, and the armholes. It’s my “big project” for now. I love it. It should come down past my waist. I can’t WAIT to wear it. The good weather is coming though! If I successfully pull this off, I’ll make more for craft shows.
Now, for free patterns
My mom sent me a couple links.
All Free Knitting: This site has some loom patterns including hats, socks, scarves, random stuff for around the house and some gorgeous wraps, all 100% free. You have to sign up with your email address, they aren’t spammy. I haven’t tried any patterns yet since I have so much on the go, but there are plenty I want to try. All for free!
Free Knifty Knitter Patterns on Pinterest: This has a lot of interesting patterns for free, from all over the web. They’re constantly being added to, and you can even submit your own. They’re all free, so you can check them out.
Ravelry: (duh) If you use the advanced pattern searcher, you can find free patterns in loom knitting, and there are oodles. I started off never buying a pattern there, and now I buy the ones that I’m super interested in. I don’t usually spend more than $3 on one pattern, but I have a huge collection now that I keep backed up on several different drives, and they back it up on Ravelry as well. Super awesome site. You can find me there as sandorfalot. Don’t be shy. Add me as a friend!
Next up.. if i get off my lazy ass.. a review of the knitting books I own!