Loom knitting is fun, easy, and faster than knitting with needles! You can make scarfs, hats, sleeves, leggings, and many other things with a knitting loom! In this instructable I will give you easy instructions for casting on, knitting, and casting off with a knitting loom.
Step 1: Supplies
You will need yarn, a knitting loom and if you want, a knitting hook. I find it easier working without a hook so I don't use one, but some people thinks a hook helps. Knitting looms come in many sizes so pick a loom depending on how wide you want your knitting to be, not how long. You can knit two colors at once, if the two yarns you use aren't too thick. In this instructable I used 1 yarn.
Step 2: Casting On
First make two loops at the end of the yarn with the left side of the loop on top, like the picture below. Then pull the right loop through the bottom of the left loop and put it on the hook on the side of the loom, and pull the the tail until it is tight on the peg. Wrap the long end in a clock-wise circle on the peg to the right of the one on the side like in the picture. Wrap around each peg once going clock-wise around the loom. Now wrap around each peg a second time, excluding the peg on the side. Wrap the yarn around the side peg a few times when you are done so the yarn doesn't unwind. Now pull the bottom loop over the top loop and off the peg. Repeat with every peg except the side peg going around the loom in a clock-wise circle. Congratulations you have just cast on!
Step 3: Knitting
Wrap the yarn around each peg again so there are two loops on each peg, and wrap the yarn around the side peg a few times. Then pull the bottom loop over the top loop on each peg again. Keep doing this over and over again until your project is as long as you want.
Step 4: Casting Off
In casting off the yarn is tighter and is a little harder to use. You should have one loop on each peg. Pull the loop off the second peg and put it on the peg to the left of it. Pull the bottom loop over the top loop. Take the loop on that peg and put it on the empty peg. Repeat with the next pegs until the loom is empty. The finished project will look like the second to last picture below, and if you turn it inside-out, it will have a striped pattern like the last picture. Congratulations you have knitted on a loom!!!