Love for Looms: Beginner Loom Knitting (7-11 Yo)
Lizzie Casey (ThD, TESOL)
In this one-time, small-group class, we will learn everything we need to know about the basics of loom knitting and why it's easier for beginners than needle knitting.
In this lesson, students will be learning the very basics of loom knitting; a fun, wholesome, artistic, and suprprisingly easy hobby for hands of nearly any age. Young knitters will be amazed watching their simple yarn turn into a piece of fabric made by their own, two hands. This is the first in a short series of fun and relaxed, small-group classes to teach learners everything they need to know about loom knitting, so they can feel confident setting out on their own or working from a...
Students will improve their fine motor skills as they learn and practice various ways to hold their loom and hook and manipulate their yarn. They will also have a chance to improve their social skills as they interact with other, young loom knitters.
I have been loom knitting since 2011 and have been in love with it ever since. I have written many of my own patterns, converted patterns over from needle knitting, and have even taught several of my friends how to loom knit (including my crocheting mom). I look forward to seeing your learners grow their confidence in this new and underrated skill.
1 file available upon enrollmentStudents will need: • A knitting loom (Any size or shape will do, but small, round looms are easier for beginners. Bigger ones or ones that you "can shape to your liking" are difficult to handle even for experts.) [Usually around $7-$25, depending on quality, where you buy it, and how many looms are in the set. I recommend this flower loom for smaller hands https://www.joann.com/boye-bloom-loom-set-/8373300.html] • A loom knitting hook (Usually comes with a knitting loom) • At least one color of yarn (Any size or material will work) • A pair of scissors • A yarn needle (Not a sewing needle, this will be bigger with a much larger eye. A plastic one usually comes with a knitting loom)
Students will be using scissors to cut yarn. Younger students and students with difficulties that could make this a danger to them should have an adult closeby for assistance. (Please remember that Outschool policy requires parents and guardians to stay out of view of the camera.) Students will also have the option to work with a yarn needle, but yarn needles are much bigger than sewing needles and the tip is blunt, so it doesn't split the yarn. Also, most loom knitting kits come with a plastic yarn needle, to make it safer.
Meet the teacher
Hi, my name is Lizzie Casey. I love teaching reading, literature, knitting, crafts, and social club classes. I have a Doctorate in Biblical Theology from Carolina College of Theology, a 120-Hour TESOL Certificate, and training in teaching science...
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Completed by 6 learners
Live video meetings
1-6 learners per class