Loom knitting is a fun and easy way to create beautiful and practical items such as placemats for your table setting. Here's a general guide to help you get started:Materials needed:
- Loom knitting kit (including loom, hook, and needle)
- Worsted weight yarn in your desired color
- Choose your loom and yarn: Choose a loom that is the appropriate size for your desired placemat, and worsted weight yarn that you like and corresponds to the size of your loom.
- Cast on stitches: To start your placemat, you'll need to cast on stitches. To do this, wrap the yarn around the first peg on the loom and then wrap it around the second peg. Then, use the hook to lift the bottom loop over the top loop and off the peg. Continue this process of wrapping and lifting until you have cast on the desired number of stitches.
- Knit in garter stitch: The garter stitch is a simple and beautiful stitch pattern that is perfect for placemats. To knit in garter stitch on a loom, simply wrap the yarn around each peg in the same direction, and then use the hook to lift the bottom loop over the top loop and off the peg. Continue this process of wrapping and lifting until you have completed a row. Then, wrap the yarn around each peg in the opposite direction and repeat the process to complete another row. Continue knitting in garter stitch until the placemat reaches the desired length.
- Bind off stitches: Once your placemat has reached the desired length, it's time to bind off stitches to finish your project. To bind off, wrap the yarn around the first peg and then the second peg. Use the hook to lift the bottom loop over the top loop and off the peg, and then wrap the yarn around the next peg and repeat the process. Continue wrapping and lifting until you have only one loop remaining on the loom. Cut the yarn leaving a tail of several inches, and use the needle to thread the tail through the last loop and pull tight to secure the end.
- Weave in ends: Use the needle to weave in the loose ends of yarn to finish off your project.