Friday, September 21, 2012

Loom Knit Decorative Ball or Ornament for the Holiday

Hi friends!

I have a fun & quick Holiday project to start, loom knit with jingle bell balls inside for you!!!

Use your scrap funky yarn for this and start churning them out!! :-) My idea for these fun decorative balls were to use them as ornaments, in a cluster hanging from a door knob or wreath in a bowl in holiday or non holiday colors, or any other cool idea you can come up with!

Watch the VIDEO below,  Here are your supplies pictured below:
  • Knifty Knitter or Boye 12 peg bloom loom or other 12 peg large gauge loom.
  • scrap yarn with sparkle or other funky or special yarn you like
  • 2 1/2" syrofoam ball or plain ornament ball about 2 1/2 "- 3"
  • jingle bells (optional)
  • felt or scrap contrasting color fabric to your yarn choice (covers ball inside)
  • scissors & something blunt to poke & scoop the styrofoam (can just use kid safety scissors)
  • loom knitting tool & crochet hook

Use a 12 peg bloom loom. Give as gifts or tie to a wrapped packages as well.  Instead of styrofoam balls that I show with jingle bells inside, you can put these around your plain existing ornament balls as well.  As a bonus i included my gift bow tutorial below it if you'd like to add a bow at the base of these balls or in a cluster on a door.  (Learn How to Make a Bow)  Have fun!....Here is the LOOM ALONG Video!

Need MORE?  Watch how to Wrap a Package!..yup I'm whipping these out!  LOL!  Have fun everyone.

Kristen Mangus
GoodKnitKisses (JOIN US and Post your Pictures! :-)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Loom Knitting Picks Side by Side Comparison

The photo above illustrates some of the most popular loom knitting picks or hooks on the market for your tool box. Some of these are included in kits found in local crafts stores or bought online only from reputable companies. I've laid them out side by side and set level at the bottom to illustrate height as well as the grips in better detail. Below, and in the photo, are the names of the companies with the name of the product. This blog is for illustration purposes only. It does not reflect my opinion or view. This is just to be used for reference. Thanks for checking it out. Feel free to pin this, share on FB or link to your own blog. Links are found by clicking the name of the company. This is not a complete list as it is ever growing. Feel free to comment if you have one I should add to the list. Again, some of these are NOT sold separate from the kits at this time.

A. Authentic Knitting Board - large ergonomic knit hook with comfort grip (sold exclusively at Jo-Ann's in stores only at this time)

B. CinDWood Crafts - pick, dental shape tool; plastic sleeve & comfort grip

C. Lion Brand Yarns Martha Stewart - loom pick, soft grip but short metal

D. Boye Knifty Knitter - loom hook

E. Authentic Knitting Board - cushioned sock loom hook

F. Authentic Knitting Board - knit hook

G. Markman Farm - loom knitting tool

H. Boye - loom hook with flat thumb grip

Happy Looming!!
Kristen at GoodKnit Kisses.

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