I recently bought a mitten loom set from In the Attic. I bought mine from an ebay seller and recieved free shipping. I highly reccomend these looms and that seller. I am hoping to buy the loom knitting book from them in the next couple months. I love my loom set! I have made two pairs of mittens so far. I am making them for each of my children, but haven’t made them all yet.
Here is what I have made so far:
The blue ones are for my youngest. And the black ones are for me. I used the same loom for both pairs. The little blue ones, I folded the cuff forward and inserted elastic in the middle to make it snug on my girlies wrists. The ones that I made for myself are very warm so I’m sure that the blue ones are too. I knitted doing 1 over 3 for the body of the mitten to make a tighter knit. The cuffs I knitted in rib stitch using two strands.
I used the pattern that came with the loom pretty much for the black pair, except I did a ribbed cuff and thumb. For the blue pair I adapted the one loom mitten pattern from Amy Kay. I found that doing a basic plain e-wrap makes for a holey mitten. So, I prefer to 1 over 3. But I guess if I were using a bulkier yarn a plain e-wrap would work great. The one loom mitten pattern is WONDERFUL! It is very easy to make.
Now, I need to quit playing and finish up my Christmas crafting, lol.