This month we sit down for a Q&A with loom knitting expert Isela Phelps, author of the bestselling Loom Knitting series, including Loom Knitting for Babies & Toddlers, Loom Knitting Socks, and new this month Loom Knitting Afghans. She is an active member of the online knitting community as well as the editor and publisher of Loom Knitters Circle, an online magazine for loomers. Find her blogging at PurlingSprite.com and giving tips and tricks on her YouTube channel.
1. What’s your craft? My craft is loom knitting; it is just like knitting, except using a knitting loom instead of needles.
2. What project would you consider an all-time best? An all-time best project would probably be the little dinosaurs I created for one of my books. They were so fun to make and they were actually something that I wanted to keep for myself.
3. What project would you consider an all-time worst? My all-time worst project was a felted purse. It turned out too wide and the colors looked terrible once felted.
4. What tool or material could you not live without? I always have on hand some Malabrigo worsted yarn. It is my go-to yarn.
5. What’s your hidden talent? My hidden talent, well, if I knew what it was, it wouldn’t be hidden, hahaha. I don’t believe I have a hidden talent.
Beautiful images from Loom Knitting Afghans
Whether you’re new to loom knitting or a serial afghan knitter looking for some new exciting projects, Loom Knitting Afghans has lots to delve into from blankets featuring a variety of stitches and textures to blankets showcasing intricate cables and lace patterns. The projects are arranged from beginner to advanced so that new loom knitters can progress through the designs while learning and mastering techniques as they go. Isela provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions and shares hints and tips for how to choose the right loom and yarn for a project.