5 Free, Simple Loom Knitting Scarf Patterns
Love to knit with a loom and need new patterns? Take a look at these lovely free patterns perfect for your loom
Life can be rough for a loom knitter.
I’ve seen and heard some knitters (not many, thankfully!) who fail to recognize loom knitting as “real” knitting. But I’ve heard from a lot more knitters who recognize the humble loom as the item that saved their knitting.
Loom knitting has many advantages over traditional “needle” knitting.
First, and perhaps most importantly, loom knitting is often far easier on the hands and wrists than needle knitting. This makes loom knitting a genuine godsend for knitters with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Secondly, loom knitting often produces much thicker fabric. I know a knitter who creates amazingly warm hats for homeless people in Alaska with her loom. I have no doubt that those individuals feel her love and caring in her cozy, loom-knitted hats!
Finally, loom knitting is fast! I’m amazed at how quickly the women in my knitting group turn out projects on their looms.
So I promise you that I will never look down on loom knitting! Though I don’t use a loom myself, I appreciate the knitters around the world who knit efficiently and effectively thanks to their looms.
So, given this, I thought those of you who love to use a loom would appreciate free scarf patterns!
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Free Loom Knit Scarf Patterns
Beginner Loom Knit Scarf & Hat: If you’re new to loom knitting, you’re in luck! Lion Brand designed this loom knitted scarf pattern especially for you. And as a bonus, you’ll get a hat pattern thrown in, too!
Chunky Funky Scarf This scarf is as much fun as its name. It’s an especially inspired choice for tweens and teens! Three giant pom-poms on the ends make this an eye-catching scarf. This pattern is rated for beginners, but if changing colors intimidates you, just use a variegated yarn to get the striped look.
Loom Knit Colorblock Scarf: This beautiful scarf uses simple knit and purl stitches on the loom to create its lovely texture. You’ll create the color blocks by knitting two strips individually on a rectangular loom, then sewing them together.
Loom Knit Mistake Rib Scarf: Maybe you’re past the “beginner” stage of loom knitting, and you’re looking for a meatier pattern. This gorgeous chunky scarf with its deep ridges may be exactly what you need!
Loom Double Knit Rib Scarf: Or, perhaps this scarf is more to your liking! Double knitting is such a fun way to create an incredibly warm scarf, and Lion Brand shows you how you can do so with a rectangular loom.
With a loom and one of these five patterns, you’ll be turning out beautiful, warm scarves in no time!