Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Loom Knits Hats and Scarves from Leisure Arts

Last week, I mentioned that I had just started playing with my new loom. Well, now I am feeling a little more adventurous and ready to try some new patterns. What I really wanted was to make some hats that are slightly fancier than a basic beanie but not too hard for a beginner, like myself. I will give you two guesses who had the books I needed? Exactly! I bet you only needed one guess... Leisure Arts! They always have the perfect pattern book, no matter what I am in the mood for.

This week I had the great chance to read and explore Loom Knits Hats and Scarves. In this book you will find ten patterns for hats, scarves and cowls that range from easy to intermediate, with most being easy. That makes it a perfect starter book for a new loomer like myself.

I was really excited to see a cabled set and can't wait to try that. Of course, those are the intermediate ones so I may need to work a few more easy ones before I move on to those. I love that they have a ruffle pattern because I grabbed some ruffle type yarn on sale and had no idea what to do with that!

As with all the books at Leisure Arts I have read, this one is easy to follow and has great pictures. An extra bonus here is the little camera image which you will find in various places. What that means is, for that technique, you will be able to watch a video of how it is done! For a visual learner like me that is so helpful, I love the new feature.

Have you loomed yet? What type of things have you made?

Take some time to browse Leisure Arts' great selection and make sure you also connect with Leisure Arts on Facebook and Twitter so that you never miss a special or new pattern! Also, if you sign up for their knitting or crochet newsletters, you get a free pattern on Fridays!

Disclosure: I may receive products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. 


  1. I've been hearing so much about this but I don't know if I could actually do it. I'm afraid I'll get mad if I can't seem to do it right lol.

    1. I also bought a loom and haven't even had a chance to try it yet but am very hopeful I will make nice items with it!

  2. I bought this book quite some time ago and have not made any of the patterns. !! I've been Loom Knitting other projects and haven't had the time to start any projects from here just yet !!