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Get Going on Your Holiday Gifts with the Martha Stewart Crafts™ Knit & Weave Loom Kit

October 28th, 2011

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If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking about making some holiday gifts this season. I love to make accessories in fun colors and textures for my friends and family, since it’s a nice way to change up a winter look. They’re my go-to gift items.

A great tool for cranking out gifts is our Martha Stewart CraftsTM Knit & Weave Loom Kit, which lets you knit, weave, and double-knit (as shown above), along with making rosettes, and knit in the round. The Kit is particularly fast in weaving and double-knitting, making those crafts perfect for making multiples–especially if, like me, you find yourself perpetually biting off more than you can chew when it comes to gift recipients.

If you’ve never woven before, it’s a great way to mix and match colors to create interesting plaids or striping designs. Check out the weaving patterns on LionBrand.com or click here for my blog post about picking yarns for weaving.

Wondering why you should try double-knitting? First off, it’s extra warm, allowing you to creates a double-thick layer of fabric. But more impressively, one project you’ll want to check out is our Loom Double Knit Duo Striped Scarf (right). Unlike in regular or loom single knitting (in which you would have yarn floats on the back-side of your work), loom double-knitting allows you to make vertical stripes with ease AND it’s completely reversible! I kid you not; double-knitting on the loom is seriously fast, seriously easy, and definitely worth trying.

Finally, for the crafter in your life, you may want to consider giving the Kit itself as a gift. Find out why loom-knitting might be a good option for both younger and older crafters by reading this interview with designer, Isela Phelps.

For the patterns shown above, simply click on the photos to access them on LionBrand.com.

  • pat

    Oh yes This Christmas some of my family are getting scarves and wristers.  The girl scarves are made out of Homespun, the guy scarves out of Vanna’s choice.  The wristers are Vanna’s choice and a wool yarn that just called my name. The pattern for the wristers is from Crochet Today.  My grandsons got vests made from Vanna’s choice, which was a far better choice than the handwash yarn called for (for toddlers).  Lion Brand I love you.

  • Rose Koslap

    I love all your ideas but I jsut bought the Martha Stewart Knit and Weave Loom Kit.  I am having trouble finding patterns on your blog and the Lion yarn site.  Is there a section on the site that pertains only to the Knit Weave Loom Kit??

    • Zontee

      Hi Rose, there are a few ways to find patterns for the loom. You can type “martha loom” into the search bar at LionBrand.com to see patterns that list the loom as a tool. You can also click on the “Patterns” tab at the top of LionBrand.com and then select either “loom-knit” or “woven” from the type of craft, in order to see patterns that are made in either of those ways. Those searches will also include some patterns made on other knitting looms or weaving looms, but will give you a good overview of projects done in those crafts. Hope that helps!

  • Jodi Harper

    I purchased the loom today and had so much fun making the rosettes!  I made about 20 of them this afternoon, and just love it!  I’m trying to get the loom ready to make a cowl, but I can not get the large pegs in tight on the circle pieces for the life of me.  Please tell me I’m not the only one with this problem, my boyfriend and I have been trying for nearly two hours now, and our fingers really are starting to hurt! :( 

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