How to Loom Knit Gloves

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How to Loom Knit Gloves
Use a knitting loom to make warm gloves. (Knitting image by Yuriy Rozanov from Fotolia.com)

Warm, hand-knit gloves are a wonderful accessory for winter, but knitting with them with traditional knitting needles can be difficult. Creating your own gloves with a knitting loom requires less experience, and produces almost exactly the same results. Use a loom to knit a pair of beginner appropriate, fingerless gloves that you'll want to wear all the time. Though not too difficult for beginners, it's best to become familiar with the basics of loom knitting and technical terms used before attempting to loom knit gloves.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Knitting board with 20 or more pegs
  • Ball of yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Crochet hook

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cast on for your gloves by wrapping your yarn around 20 loom pegs. Make sure that you are wrapping your yarn so you will be able to knit in a rib stitch.

  2. 2

    Knit these stitches. Wrap again and knit in the same fashion for 15 more rows.

  3. 3

    Wrap your pegs so that you may begin working in stockinet stitch. Knit these stitches. Knit and wrap for seven more rows.

  4. 4

    Begin working your thumb hole by decreasing one stitch on both sides of your knitting board for the next three rows. When you are finished with these three rows, you will have 14 stitches left on your pegs.

  5. 5

    Wrap and knit six more rows in stockinet stitch. Do not decrease these rows.

  6. 6

    Bind off using a crochet hook and looping adjacent loops over each other. Turn your glove inside out. Thread your needle and using a whip-stitch, sew up the open side seam. Remember to leave a hole for your thumb opening. The glove is now finished.

  7. 7

    Repeat the process to make your second glove.

Tips and warnings

  • Don't worry if you can't find a product marketed as a "knitting board"--a rectangular knitting loom and a knitting board are different names for the same kind of loom.
  • These gloves will fit a wide variety of wearers because of the stretchy nature of ribbing. If you would like to make them longer or shorter, just add or remove rows.

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