I call these looms Long Looms. I’m sure there is a technical term or proper noun out there for them somewhere but I quite like the alliteration of Long Loom!
As opposed to the circular round looms.
I have bought a set of 4 from Hobbycraft for about 8 quid so they won’t exactly break the bank. They are so quick and easy to use, I don’t know why Primary School teachers don’t teach this in textiles.
I decided to do a trial run and bought some bright wool which has now been made into a kids scarf and then I found some gorgeous wool in my LYS and that is in the process of being made into an autumn scarf for me.
The wool in the pic above is James C Brett Party Time (chunky) shade PT1. And I used two balls at the same time so that the scarf was thicker. So, four balls altogether.
As you can probably see, the wool did decide to go out of synch suddenly when too much yellow appeared out of nowhere and ruined the gradual fading in and out of the different colours, but on the whole bright and cheery.
The scarf below is made from King Cole Corona, shade 2271, Carmine. It is probably the nicest, softest, squishiest wool I have ever used. It’s going to be soft and gorgeous and lovely!
Forget ‘get a life’ – I say ‘get a loom!’. Really, have a look in your local hobby or crafty shop and you’ll pick it up in no time! 🙂