« New Archery Products Apache Arrow Rest Right Hand (Black) Rope King MT-1000 Mason Twine Twisted Polyester 1,000 feet » 3 thoughts on “Loom Knitting Primer: A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting on a Loom, with Over 30 Fun Projects (No-Needle Knits)” 203 of 205 people found the following review helpful Must-have book for Loom Knitters!!, March 22, 2007 By Mavella22 (Michigan, USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Loom Knitting Primer: A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting on a Loom, with Over 30 Fun Projects (No-Needle Knits) (Paperback) This book has everything. It educates the reader on the various looms available and what you can make with them, discusses the different kinds of yarn you can use, and introduces knitting terms and equipment needed for loom knitting. For the beginning loomer it assumes no previous knowledge, and explains step-by-step how to use your loom, from casting on to binding off and everything in-between, with clear illustrations throughout. For the more advanced loomer, how to do stitches other than the e-stitch are explained, and then used in projects from simple to advanced. If you can only buy one book on loom knitting, make it this one!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 240 of 254 people found the following review helpful Much needed resource, but could be better, August 1, 2007 By Jennifer L. Berger “malleron” (Issaquah, WA) – This review is from: Loom Knitting Primer: A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting on a Loom, with Over 30 Fun Projects (No-Needle Knits) (Paperback) Like most of the other reviewers, I was super glad when this book came out. I’m a complete knitting moron and I was really struggling with the loom I’d gotten last Thanksgiving. Isela has been a great teacher for me through her web site articles and so I was excited that perhaps this book would collect stuff idiot n00bs like me should know, all in one place. Well, there is a lot of good info in the book. But for me, it was a bit hard to use. Some of the topics are not grouped logically so I found it hard to understand why they appeared where they did. For example, in the Round Loom Knitting chapter, the book talks about making a slipknot, casting on, some basic stitches, and finishing. Ok so far. Then the book goes into left field for a moment with explaining gauge, and then makes a U-turn back to other cast-ons, knit/purl combos, and binding off after sticking in a couple of practice patterns. Now, before anyone crucifies me for nit-picking, I should say I write technical books for a living. I know topic organization (as well as editing) and unfortunately, this book needs some…badly. The book isn’t doing me any favors when it tries to make me practice the “simple hat” pattern after it inexplicably talks about gauge and before it talks about “more cast ons.” Such mixing of conceptual and procedural material is at once confusing and rather off-putting, especially for anyone like me who’s never knitted before. It makes me think that either knitters are a scatter-brained lot who can actually follow these meanderings (which I know is not true) or that I’m just stupid for not getting it (which I also know is not true). That said, once I got past the crappy sequence of info, I started having fun learning the basic stitches and making something. I particularly like the diagrams — they do a very good job of depicting what’s happening when, especially with increases and decreases. There’s a lot of new terminology in knitting and the book explains it all. I think the key to really getting the most out of this book is to use it as a reference. If you’re looking only for patterns, buy a different book. The patterns in this book are for practicing, not for actually showing off your mad knitting skillz. Personally, I have no call to knit my own hats and socks, but I probably will knit some so I can practice the stitches and techniques. However, I will refer to this book many times as I get more comfortable with knitting. If the book was organized more logically, I probably would give it another star. Still, there is a ton of good info here and, organization aside, I’m a lot less frustrated because of this book. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (11) Reply 106 of 109 people found the following review helpful All kinds of information in one place, April 7, 2007 By Amy E. Hendershot “Silly girl! :-)” (NC-United States) – This review is from: Loom Knitting Primer: A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting on a Loom, with Over 30 Fun Projects (No-Needle Knits) (Paperback) I found myself buying the Knifty Knitter rectangular loom on a whim while at a craft store. I had tried to learn to knit with my grandmother a few years ago but just ended up with a bit of a mess because I couldn’t keep my stitches even and often found myself losing count. So I thought the loom might be a good way to try again. The simple pattern that came with the Knifty Knitter just wasn’t enough, so I set out to find whatever other information I could find online..and there was a lot! But in the end, I really wanted a book to use a reference and for ideas. The Primer was definately the way to go. It was one of the few that I found that discussed the rectangular loom (as well as the round looms) and included several choices in patterns. It also has a chapter about felting, which helped explained the process and its uses. I’m very happpy with the purchase, and I recommend it to others getting starting in using a loom knitter. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.