The web has become a fantastic resource for crafter of all types to learn from one another. Blogs have really helped along the recent resurgence of loom or board knitting. Bloggers have been putting up their projects and questions, along with how to do new stitches and solve old problems. This sharing of information has literally taken loom knitting out of the Dark Ages and revived it into a modern craft with a variety of techniques and projects.
This article describes three blogs I feel or worth loom knitters taking the time to check out. Links to the blogs themselves are at the bottom of the article.
Loomknit.com Isela Phelps is one of the biggest names in loom knitting right now. Phelps created her blog in 2004 to put all of the resources she was finding on loom knitting in one place. She is the author of Loom Knitting Primer, one of the main reference books for loom knitting. Phelps blog contains numerous patterns to purchase and free patterns, tutorial and how to videos.
Knitting Board Chat Blog Users of any of the Authentic Knitting Boards will find a number of free patterns posted by users here at this blog. Many of the free patterns posted are from published loom knitting pattern authors such as Isela Phelps, Pat Novak or Kim Novak. There are patterns for hats, Christmas Stockings, and frilly skirts. The blog format allows readers to ask questions which may be answered by the pattern writer or another loom knitter.
Loom DudeGregory Huff, a fine artist living in New Jersey ascribes himself as a loom knitting addict. His blogs header says it is for men who loom knit and those who love them. The blog has various projects that Huff has worked on, many are original. These range from small toy type items to accessories and blankets. Projects each have photos and casually written instructions explaining how to make the project. While he does not write up his project how-tos using a pattern format, the readers should be abel to make the projects with the instructions he provides.
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Loom Dude - offsite link
Do you have a favorite loom or board knitting blog that is not listed here? Is there something really fantastic you learned from one of the blogs listed? Share with us in the knitting forum!