Although loom knitting has been around for many years and for that matter, who does not remember as a child, in my case, many years ago, seeing the plastic round knitting looms at your favorite store? Many of you may have started your loom knitting skills with such a loom. As time has moved forward, so have the knitting looms. There are so many beautiful looms now to choose from including handmade looms, wooden looms and yes, the same plastic looms we so loved and still do. With loom knitting becoming so popular, we now have a variety of looms to choose from. Such as rectangle loom, adjustable looms and even looms that you can change the gauge by just adding or removing pegs. Until recent years, most of us were only making hats and scarves with our looms, but now how many of you have noticed all the wonderful patterns and designers we have? Even companies that only created patterns for needle knitting or crocheting are now including loom knitting patterns. Wow, how the times are changing.
But, what has not changed through the years are the tools we use to create our work of art. For many years we’ve had the same tool for creating knit or purl stitches. That is until now! Our exclusive design is now available for your looming needs.
As you can see that the Knit and Purl Tool has a design like no other. Unlike a standard loom knitting tool, which has just one hook, the Knit and Purl Tool has two hooks on the same end. What does this mean to the loom knitter? It means that you are now able to make purl stitches faster than before, it means that you are now able to use that sock loom you have, but stopped using it because of the difficulty of creating a stitch on the narrow end.
With the traditional loom knitting tool, you make stitches by turning your wrist in a sideways motion. This type of action limits your mobility in a tight area, such as with a rectangle loom. The new Knit and Purl Tool works by using an up and down motion of the wrist. With this type of wrist action, you are able to navigate the tight areas of a knitting loom.
Upon receiving your Knit and Purl Tool, you will noticed that the two hooks, although similar, have a slightly different angle and height. Hook 1, which is the slightly higher hook and straighter, is used for taking hold of the existing stitch. Hook 2, which is slightly lower and with a little more curve than Hook 1, is used for taking hold of the working yarn. Hook 2 than pulls the working yarn through the existing stich and off of the peg. The yarn is then replaced on the peg by Hook 2, which now has created a new stitch. This action has been achieved by using an up/down motion of the wrist. Of course with all tools, each individual will utilize what works best for them when creating a stitch.
HOW TO USE THE KNIT AND PURL TOOL
The photographs shown below demonstrates how to use the Knit and Purl Tool:
It’s that simple to do and you are now an expert at using the new Knit and Purl Tool. Tool works with almost any loom. For more information, please fill out our contact form.
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Loom used for demonstration photos is a CinDwood Loom.