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Basic Tips and Technique Videos

Welcome to our Basic Tips and Techniques video section.  These videos feature various Kiss Looms.  The techniques are not specific to the loom shown and can be done on any loom.  If there is another technique you would like to see please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

While all of our looms work in the same way we are dividing the videos up into the style of loom used so that you can easily find and see the information you are looking for.  Please be sure to check out the other loom videos on the loom specific video pages.

Click on the heading below to go to that section of videos or written materials.

Basics Videos
Casting On and Knitting Row 1 for First Time Kissers
Drawstring Cast On
Purling
Comparing fabrics made on the F0 and F1 Kiss Looms
Frogging – Ripping out stitches
Tips: The Fabric Doesn't Flow Down/Caught Pins
Working with a Kiss Loom - Some Basics
Double Knitting Setup

Stitches & Technique Videos

Cables
Wanderlust Cables
Crossing 1x1 Cables
Fixing a Cable Mistake without ripping the whole thing out
3 Stitch Cables
Twisted Rope Cables

Increases
Yarn Over Increase
Knitting in the Front and Back of the Stitch Increase
Make One Increase
Lifted Increase

Decreases
Full Fashioned Decrease
Simple Decrease

Ribbing
Tuck Ribbing
Mock Ribbing

Socks
Anniversary Socks
Loom Knitters Sockumentaries – knitting socks with cotton elastic yarn
Loom Knitters Sockumentaries – working the toe on a toe up sock
Getting a True Pair of Socks using Self Patterning Yarn

Other Stitches & Techniques
Double Knitting Stockinette Stitch
Double Knitting Figure 8 Stitch
Irish Mesh
Heart Lace
Long Tail Cast On Cables & Lace Cardigan
Making Lace Eyelets
Fairisle
Mitten Thumb
Placing Hand Knitted Ribbing on a Kiss Loom
Segmented Crown
3, 6 and 9 Peg I-cords

Written Instructions

 

Basics

Casting On and Knitting Row 1 for First Time Kissers

Drawstring Cast On

Purling

 


Comparing fabrics made on the F0 and F1 Kiss Looms -


Frogging – Ripping out stitches - Sometimes mistakes happen and you need to remove some rows from your project.  You can "tink" back or unknit a few rows to correct your mistakes. 

 

The Fabric Doesn't Flow Down - Yarn sometimes gets caught on pins and if you know why you can avoid it.  This videos shows you some common reasons this happens.

 

Working with a Kiss Loom - Some Basics

 

Double Knitting Setup on the Small Gauge Looom

 

 


 

Stitches & Techniques

Cables
Wanderlust Cables

 

Crossing 1x1 Cables

 

Fixing a Cable Mistake without ripping the whole thing out

 

3 Stitch Cables

 

Twisted Rope Cables

 

Increases
Yarn Over Increase

 

Knitting in the Front and Back of the Stitch Increase

 

Make One Increase

 

Lifted Increase

 

Decreases

Full Fashioned Decrease

 

Simple Decrease

 

Ribbing
Tuck Ribbing

 

Mock Ribbing

 

Socks

Anniversary Socks

 

Loom Knitters Sockumentaries – knitting socks with cotton elastic yarn

 

Loom Knitters Sockumentaries – working the toe on a toe up sock

 

Getting a True Pair of Socks using Self Patterning Yarn

 

Other Stitches & Techniques

Double Knit Stockinette Stitch - See the setup video above in basics for how to set up your loom.  The stockinette stitch will give you a knit fabric on both the front and back in double knitting.

 

Double Knit Figure 8 Stitch - See the setup video above in basics for how to set up your loom.  This stitch resembles ribbing when knit and is a stretchy fabric.

 

Irish Mesh

 

Heart Lace

 

Long Tail Cast On Cables & Lace Cardigan

 

Making Lace Eyelets

 

Fairisle

 

Mitten Thumb

 

Placing Hand Knitted Ribbing on a Kiss Loom

 

Segmented Crown

 

3, 6 and 9 Peg I-cords

 


 

Written Instructions

Basic Setup Instructions
Kiss Loom Manual
How to use the Kiss Loom
How to Assemble Kiss Modular looms and Double Knit Setup Instructions
Getting to Know your Modular Loom Settings

Cast On's and Stitches
How to Cast on and E-wrap your Loom
Non-Loopy/Double E-wrap Cast On
Purl Stitch Instructions

Techniques
How to do Bobbles on Kiss
Cables on the Kiss
SSK and K2tog
yo, ssk and k2tog alternate method when slant doesn't matter
Bar Increase/KFB Increase
Skipped Peg Short Rows
Sock Loom Instructions
Sock Loom Worksheet with Negative Ease

Bind Off's
Simple Bind Off on the Kiss Loom