My current obsession is finding new loom knitting stitches. If you’re a beginner to intermediate knitter, you might be wondering what other stitches are out there to try and where to find them. So I’ve put together some online and printed resources where you can find stitch patterns for your loom.
Isela Phelps Blog – Isela writes books on loom knitting and she also creates patterns for KB (Authentic Knitting Board). She has two loom knitting guides that will show you how to do stitches such as garter stitch, 2×2 rib stitch, basketweave, moss stitch, a diagonal herringbone, slip stitches and more.
Loomahat – You can find a lot of stitches on both the blog and the YouTube channel, as well as buy downloadable stitch booklets, which are sold on Amazon and Etsy. Denise’s blog and videos are VERY beginner-friendly. Pretty much all of the stitch tutorials that she makes also have a video, so you can follow along step-by-step. Examples of stitches include: bamboo, Andalusian, basketweave, double moss, farrow, linen, tiny heart, open weave, waffle, and more.
KB Looms Blog – on the Authentic Knitting Board website, they have some stitch patterns (as well as beginner tutorials) available. This link will take you to the Stitchology page which has 39 stitch patterns, including eyelets and cable knits. They offer instructions for knitting an 8×8 inch square in each pattern.
Keep in mind that the instructions for the squares are designed for a small gauge loom, so if you have a Knifty Knitter, Boye, Darice, Loops & Threads or other large gauge loom, your finished product would be much bigger than 8×8 inches.
Loom Knit Central – They have tutorials for double knitting (also called double rake knitting). Examples of stitches include the stockinette (knit), rib, box, ladder, honeycomb, star, brioche and even a cable stitch.
Loom Knit Stitch Dictionary – This book gives you 90 stitches that can be made on the loom, including basic knit and purl stitches to eyelets and cables. It gives you instructions for flat knitting and knitting in the round. It’s a handy go-to book for practicing new loom knitting stitches. I’d recommend this for the intermediate to advanced knitter or a beginner who is comfortable reading knit patterns without a step-by-step tutorial.
Loom Knitting Primer – This book by Isela Phelps is basically a bible for loom knitting. It has instructions for just about everything a beginner needs to know to get started with loom knitting. It includes project patterns and there is a list of stitch patterns in the back. This is the book I’d recommend for a beginning loom knitter. Intermediate knitters can skip to the back to see a list of stitches, which includes knitting charts.
Loom Knitting Stitches: My Top 10 Volume 1 – This book is written by Denise Canela from Loomahat. The book includes written instructions for the bamboo stitch, celtic knot stitch, basketweave, and several other stitches. It is similar to what is on her blog, but is handy if you want to have the stitch instructions in one place. She gives you instructions for flat knitting and knitting in the round.
If you get lost while trying out the pattern, Denise does include links to her Youtube Tutorials. This book is also available as a PDF from Etsy.
The Easier Way To Knit: A Guide to Double Rake Loom Knitting for All Skill Levels – I haven’t tried this book yet (as of Jan 2019) but it’s been on my list of books to try. It is a tutorial for double knitting, which you can do on a long loom (the rectangular looms). The back of the book has a stitch guide.
The Knitting Bible – Okay, so it’s technically not a loom knitting book, but if you can read a knitting chart (or if you know how to convert a pattern), you’ll find a lot of stitches in here. I’d recommend this for the intermediate to advanced loom knitter. Every stitch has a picture of the stitch, instructions and a knitting chart.