Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Preview Week - The Shapely Loom

"The Shapely Loom" e-book is almost completed, and I thought I would give you a preview over the next few days. This collection is based on three basic shapes, the triangle, circle and square. The book is different from my previous collections. For starters, it is much larger, and it contains pattern formulas I'm calling "Loom Knit Basics".  Basics are the building blocks of many patterns, and with these formulas, you will be able to make many beautiful items, on any loom, in any gauge. In fact, all of the patterns will work on any gauge loom. 
In addition to the "basics", there are patterns that build on them, so for example, once you have mastered a circle, you have patterns for making a one piece circle with a ruffle or lace edging. And once you have mastered these, you have a lovely floral lace shawl pattern. Because the patterns are flexible, you may make them in any size, any yarn, on any loom.  
I've included lots of new things - an "Un-Mitered" square, with no loops to shift; a one piece four square blanket with a lace edging - and (almost) no seaming. I've avoided seams. There are only two tiny seams in the book, even though the patterns look as if you seamed many pieces together. The second photo shows the "Maxed Out Squares Blanket" pattern while still on the loom, to give you an idea. 
I will be posting more about the patterns over the next few days. I hope you will be inspired by "The Shapely Loom"!
Copyright 2012 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All rights reserved.


  1. Oooohhhh! I want one! When will it be available to purchase? Will it be Kindle compatible?

    1. I'm hoping to have it for sale October 1st. The ebook will be in pdf files, which should be fine for your kindle. I will check it on my kindle for pc, but my other ebooks have worked fine with kindle. So glad you like it!

  2. This one sounds like a "must-have" for all loom knitters. I can hardly wait, Renee!

  3. This book sounds wonderful, Renee! I'm excited to see it! :)

  4. You cease to amaze me with all your patterns and dedications to promote patterns for the looming community.Yet another fantastic book, cant wait
    Kathy in WI


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