Make a Cute Coaster with Loom Knitting! | Holly J Cat | Skillshare

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Make a Cute Coaster with Loom Knitting!

teacher avatar Holly J Cat, Creative Craftsperson

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:46
    • 2. Supplies

      0:48
    • 3. Casting On

      1:51
    • 4. Knitting Phase 1: Rows 2-7

      4:33
    • 5. Knitting Phase 2: Rows 8-15

      4:43
    • 6. Casting Off

      3:38
    • 7. Final Thoughts

      0:39
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About This Class

I love loom knitting! You can knit anything from a small simple hat to a big cozy blanket. In this class, I'll show you my process for making a cute coaster using a small round knitting loom as well as a few other basic tools.

This step-by-step loom knitting class is aimed at beginner level students, but all are welcomed to take the course! We will go through supplies needed, casting on,  knitting phases 1 & 2, casting off, and finishing the coaster.

A Little Bit of Backstory: Several years ago when I was attending college, my roommate taught me the art of loom knitting. I remember having so much fun looming away while we watched episodes of shows (like Doctor Who) together whenever we decided to take a break from studying (which was often).

I've learned a lot since then about the ways of the loom, and I want to share my knowledge with you so that you can experience the joy of creating something for yourself (or a gift to a friend) and smile saying, "You see that cool thing? I made that."

By the end of this class, I hope you have discovered how delightful loom knitting can be as well as learned a new skill to add to your leisure list.

Happy Looming! ^-^

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1. Introduction: I'm Holly. In this class, I will show you how to make a cute little coaster with loom knitting. Knitting, you may be asking yourself, loom knitting is the artistry of using a loom instead of needles to make wonderfully knitted textile creations. Simply put, loom knitting is knitting without needles. Some popular examples include headscarves, blanket Charles socks, toys, and more. Making a coaster is a quick and easy project for beginners, so no prior knowledge about ruminating is required. You just need some supplies. Follow along with me as I walk you through the process step-by-step. What are you waiting for? Let's get started. 2. Supplies: Hello again. Before we get started first, we will need to gather our supplies. Supplies for this project include a 24 peg loom, approximately 12.2 yards of yarn. I am using a scan weight that's yarn thickness of forward medium, which is my go-to yarn thickness. If you're interested, I explained a little bit more about scheme weight in my sculpture class. Make an awesome hat with illuminating. You will also need a knitting hook, a yarn needle, a pair of scissors, some paper and a writing utensil. I'm using a pen and a sticky note. And let's get onto the cast on. 3. Casting On: For this project, your capstone is going to also serve as your first row. First, tie a slipknot, then secure the slipknot to the extra peg on your loan. We will begin with the Arab stitch. Take your yarn and rapid clockwise around the peg. Continue to do this to each peg for the rest of the row. Next, we will do the UF stitch, pushed down the yarn on the peg a little, then wrap your working yarn on the front half of the PEG to form a U-shaped and loop over the bottom yarn. Continued to do this to each peg for the rest of the row. When you finish this, you're cast on slash. First row is complete. B here you keep track of your rows. I like to use tally marks on a piece of paper. Next, we will enter knitting phase one. 4. Knitting Phase 1: Rows 2-7: Phase one will go through rose, two through seven. For row two, we will do the erupt stitch. Take your working yarn and rapid clockwise around each peg above the role of yarn already there. Do this for the entire row. Four, row three, we will do the pearl stitch. Take your working yarn and lay at below the row already there. Hook your loom, poke through the row of yarn on the pig coming in from above. Pull the yarn up slightly and push the loose yarn under and grab onto the loose yarn with your hook, pull it up and through to make a new loop. Pull the old loop off the peg and secure the new loop to the peg. Continue to do this for the rest of the row. For row four, we will again do the erupt step. Take your working yarn and rapid clockwise around each peg above the row of your Yan already there. Do this for the entire row. For row five, we will again do the pearl stitch, hook heirloom, poke through the row of yarn on the peg, pull the yarn up slightly close to Lucy on under and grab onto the loose yarn with your help, pull it up and make a new loop and put that new loop onto the peg. Continued to do this for the rest of the row. Four, row six, we will do our final row of the erupt stage. Take your working yarn and rapid clockwise around each peg above the row of your yarn already there. Do this for the entire row. Four, row seven. We will do our final row of the pearl stitch. Hook heirloom poke through the row of yarn on the peg, pull the yarn up slightly pushed to Lucy on under and grab onto the loose yarn with your hook, pull it up and through to make a new loop and put that new loop onto the peg. Continued to do this for the rest of the row. Now that knitting phase one is complete, Next we will enter a knitting Phase two. 5. Knitting Phase 2: Rows 8-15: For knitting, phase two, we will go through rows eight through 15. For rows eight through 15 that we will use the YouTube rep stitch. Wrap your working yarn on the front half of the PEG to form a U-shape and loop over the yon below it. This is the same Europe's ditch we just did in the cast on. I will show you at the beginning and the end of each row so that you can follow along with me. Well nine, the row 1112, row 13. Well, 1415. Continue onto the next video where I show you how to cast off. 6. Casting Off: Now it's time to cast off. First, take your yarn and wrap it all the way around the loom 1.5 times, and then cut off the excess yarn. Next, take your yarn and threaded through each peg with their LUMO. Ok. Take the yarn off the pegs and pull it together. You can now also take off the yarn from that extra peg coaster with your hands and leave a tiny gap in the center. Thread, your yarn through your yarn needle. So the yarn back and forth to close the gap. Cut off the excess yarn. Then we've in the extra bit of yon that's still left on the outer edge of the coaster and cut off the excess. And with that, you're coaster is complete. Continue onto him final thoughts for some confetti. 7. Final Thoughts: You couldn't grant. It's a sense of accomplishment be upon you. Now. Be sure to post a picture of your lovely illuminate coaster in the project section blue. I can't wait to see what you create. If you want to give another project a try, you can check out my other sculpture classes. So far I have two classes on how to illuminate to different styles of hats with more classes coming in the very near future. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them down below in the discussion section or message me on Instagram at colleague Jay cat. Thank you so much for watching and happy looming.