I am more of a crocheter than a knitter, but I love the look of knit things so much more. Knitting has always been something that was hard for me to pickup. I would start projects, but never finish them as I found it harder on my hands and wrists than crocheting. After looking through the Consumer Crafts website, I was so excited to try loom knitting. Before receiving the loom, I researched online to check out the basics of loom knitting. It seemed easy enough, as there was a seven year old girl who has a video tutorial on loom knitting. When I finally received the loom I was ecstatic, as it was so much easier and faster than regular knitting. I was able to complete this IPad cover in less than three hours.
- Darice Easy Knitting Loom Kit (Green sized loom)
- Caron Simply Soft Yarn (I used Ocean)
- Button (Optional)
The loom kit will come with four different sized looms, a yarn needle and a looming hook. The green or orange loom could be used for this iPad cover. If you knit tightly, then the orange loom is probably a better choice. I knit loosly (meaning I wrap my pegs on the looser side) so the green loom worked perfectly for me. The blue loom (smallest) is about the diameter of a wine bottle (unstretched). I first attempted to create the cover using the blue loom, but quickly figured out it was too small.
I used two strands of yarn for each stitch as the loom pegs are quite large and a single strand would create a very loose knit.
Loom knit until length is about one inch longer than the iPad. One thing to note is that the length of the item seems longer when on the loom, if it looks long enough, I would knit a few more rows to be safe.
To line the inside of the cover, sew a pouch the size of the iPad out of felt. Whip stitch the pouch onto the inside of the finished cover.
Whip stitch the bottom of the cover together using the yarn needle and the same colored yarn.