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easy-to-make small knitting loom
I wanted to have a Strickliesel (that's a German small knitting loom), but couldn't find a cheap one.
So I made this and it actually works :)

Have fun!

// Tinker-Tinka //

Posted by Tinker-Tinka from Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany • Published See Tinker-Tinka's 5 projects »
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  • How to make a knitting loom. Diy  Strickliesel (Knitting Loom) - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you need U- staples.

  • How to make a knitting loom. Diy  Strickliesel (Knitting Loom) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the pliers to bend the U- staples as you can see on the picture.

  • How to make a knitting loom. Diy  Strickliesel (Knitting Loom) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Voila!

  • How to make a knitting loom. Diy  Strickliesel (Knitting Loom) - Step 4
    Step 4

    I missed to take pictures of disassemling the ballpoint pen.
    Actually you only have to get a loom/tube which has at least 1/4" diameter and is realtively strong.

    Add hot glue on the end of the tube to fix the prepared U-staples.

  • How to make a knitting loom. Diy  Strickliesel (Knitting Loom) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Attach the staples in a similar distance from each other.

  • How to make a knitting loom. Diy  Strickliesel (Knitting Loom) - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now wrap a bit of lace around the glue. This is for fixing the staples and just to hide the glue ;)

  • How to make a knitting loom. Diy  Strickliesel (Knitting Loom) - Step 7
    Step 7

    Finished :)

    Now let's try it out...

  • How to make a knitting loom. Diy  Strickliesel (Knitting Loom) - Step 8
    Step 8

    This is how to start.

    Pull the yarn through the tube to the downside, hold it tight there.
    Sling the yarn around the staples (see on photo).

  • How to make a knitting loom. Diy  Strickliesel (Knitting Loom) - Step 9
    Step 9

    Go on like this clockwise.
    If you have two knits on a staple, pull the lower one over the upper one and pull the yard on the downside to set the knit tight.
    (Damn, is that even actual English? ^^
    Sorry, if it's hard to understand)

  • How to make a knitting loom. Diy  Strickliesel (Knitting Loom) - Step 10
    Step 10

    I'm sure you get the clue after a while.

    To finish the cord just cut the thread and pull it through the knits, knot the end like in a crochet or knit piece.

    Hope this is all understandable.
    If you have questions or suggestions for a more proper description, please feel free to post them.

    Love,

    // Tinker-Tinka //

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Chelsie M.
Chelsie M.
THANK YOU!!!

I have a hemp jewelry business and found one of these in Michael's, except it was all plastic, including the 4 pegs.

I've bought two and broke a peg on both of them within the first try of making something because the plastic pegs are so thin and flimsy so my boyfriend and I were trying to figure out a way to make a more sturdy reliable one. We were thinking of gluing small wooden pegs onto something but were worried the glue would come undone and we'd be right back at square one.

This seems sturdy and easy to make so I'm going to get right on making one and get back to making some bracelets and key fobs out of this awesome pattern.

Thanks again for posting this!
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Maz C.
Maz C. · Roma, Queensland, AU
Hi, this is great!
There are many names - knitting Nancy, punniken, tricotin, french knitter, corker, strickliesel, spool knitter, etc. You can find the full list on my blog - http://spoolknitter.blogspot.com - I have a collection.
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Mooky
Mooky · Plaistow, New Hampshire, US · 2 projects
this is cool. i will be sure to try it. :3
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Tinker-Tinka
Tinker-Tinka · Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE · 5 projects
@ Arty KitKat: Thanks for letting me know.
I searched for a translation or an equipollent... "knitting nancy" *notes* Happy

btw: "Strickliesel" means "knitting liesel" (German old-fashioned girls name)
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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
I remember having one of these when I was little. It was called knitting nancy Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Great, so you can make difference sizes by you self! thanks!
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Tinker-Tinka
Tinker-Tinka · Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE · 5 projects
Thankies Happy

@ Amy S.: Have you tried step 8 to 10?
If it's still unclear I'll see what I can do.
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
wow very impressive!!!! Happy
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CO + K User

I have one of these but I don't know how to use it. Any way you could post a tutorial on how to use it?
Thank you!
-Amy
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
ooh I like this, I may try it
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