Loom Knit Stitch Dictionary by Kathy Norris is divided into six sections:
- Knit and Purl Stitches
- Twisted Stitches
- Rib Patterns
- Color Work
When a stitch involves a specific technique, there are clear illustrations. Under General Instructions, there are expertly drafted tutorials of basic loom knitting stitches and techniques. There are a total of 60 stitches covered in this delightful little book.
Kathy Norris has been publishing her loom knitting patterns since 2005. She is the author of several Leisure arts books and e-books on loom knitting.
Loom Knit Stitch Dictionary–My Review
Leisure Arts provided this book for my review. When I flipped through the book, I was struck by how explicit each stitch was explained. Techniques are illustrated with great pictures and instructions.
One stitch caught my eye-The Bargello Stitch. In my late 20’s, I was a big fan of needlepoint and the bargello stitch. I had to give it a loom knitting try.
Loom Knit Stitch Dictionary–My Project
- Project: Reading Glasses Case using Bargello Stitch
- Yarn: Leftovers of 3 worsted weight #4 yarns.
- Loom: Blue oval loom from Leisure Arts Ultimate Oval Knitting Loom Set. (Read my review of this set here.)
- Knitting: After deciding on how wide the case needed to be, I cast on 17 stitches because the Bargello Stitch Pattern requires a multiple of 4+1. Following the steps of the pattern, I knit until I reached the length I needed for the case.
Below are pictures of the the work in progress.
Loom Knit Stitch Dictionary Closing Thoughts
Loom Knit Stitch Dictionary is just a treasure chest of beautiful patterns and expert instructions and tutorials.
On page 5 of Loom Knit Stitch Dictionary, there is a very useful guide to looms and weights of yarn that can be used with them.
Therefore, I think that anyone who wants to advance their loom knitting techniques should purchase this book. Kathy Norris has done the hard work. Just pick your stitch pattern and plug it into your knitting. I know I will be trying more pattern stitches.
What is your favorite loom knitting Stitch?