Loom Knit An Easy Blanket

Loom knitting a blanket is a project most loom knitters eventually want to learn to do. If you are looking for a good loom knitting video showing you how to make knitting a blanket using a loom easy then this video by Galligsgirl (Virgina Galligan) is a good video to learn from. The video is good for both those new to loom knitting and also those with a little more experience.  Virgina’s videos are usually a little longer than the standard loom knitting tutorial and almost always includes at least one good tip that can be used by new or pro knitters. The video is full of detail from the type of yarn used to how to switch colors when loom knitting your blanket.

In the video she is using the simple and standard  e-wrap. Most knitters know that the e-wrap will alow your project to do some curling but as Virginia makes the point some of this curling will diminish with washing and stretching. She also gives the knitter some other stitches you can use to eliminate the curling. In the tutorial only one strand of yarn is used but you will want to use at least two strands or at least a good weight yarn to get a thicker blanket. The blanket in the loom knitting tutorial is done with several colors so you also are shown how to change colors in your loom knitting project.

The video is a good video to watch even if you are not trying to use your looms to knit a blanket because of the tips and details you pick up while watching Virginia’s videos. Check out some of her other videos at Simply Intertwined.

12 Comments

  1. Ashley Perry says:

    I have a question. I just started doing the knit loom a few days ago and finished my first scarf for my husband. My question is, can you knit loom a blanket the same way you do a scarf? I’m pretty new at this and have no clue on what I’m doing. Any help is appreciated. Thank You.

  2. Ashley Adams says:

    I want to start a blanket. I just don’t know how much yarn to buy. What do you suggest for a good blanket?

    • admin says:

      It depends on the size you are planning on knitting but for a large size you probably want at least 80 oz. If possible buy more than you need and buy it all at the same time to avoid having to try to find a match later.

  3. TARA GALLAGHER says:

    do you have a video on looming a nine patch throw and how to put it together

    • admin says:

      I have not seen one yet for the loom but if I find a quality one I will be sure to include it.

  4. Tinker says:

    Can I use the scarf method to make a blanket

    • admin says:

      Sure you can. You can also check out some of the videos specifically made to help you learn to use your loom to knit a blanket.

  5. Susan Drury says:

    I came across this site searching for an answer to my question and I’m sure you will be able to answer it. I am knitting a scarf on 18 peg loom. I am using a medium weight acrylic type yarn and am working with just one side of the loom. What is happening is that as it drops, it curls inward. Will this correct when it is off the loom, or am I doing this wrong? I tried working with both sides of the loom, but the end piece came out a lot heavier that I wanted. Thanks,

    • admin says:

      I want to be sure you get the best answer to your question so I’ll give you a link to a loom knitting expert on subjects such as this. I suggest watching the loom knitting video from Karen Mangus of AllFreeknitting.com in which the garter stitch is used to prevent rolling or curling when loom knitting. The link to the video is http://youtu.be/Ow_y24YB0lE.

  6. Jessica says:

    How big is that loom? How many pegs?

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