...to recreate those hooked tools used with knitting looms. I am frequently lending or giving mine away and consequently am finding the need to replenish my stash, (particularly since I now have several kindergarteners interested in using my knitting looms).
SO, I searched the net and did not find any simple ways to recreate these tools. I'm not saying that I invented this idea but I did not see it when I searched. So for any like-minded folks out there here is my tutorial for hand-made knitting loom tools.
US size 0 double point aluminum knitting needles, (can use size 1)
Sculpey, (polymer clay)
round jewelry pliers (preferred for best results but can use regular pliers)
Using round jewelry pliers and working about 1/3" from point, bend needle in slight angle as shown below. Please check the location and angle of the bend to your personal preferences before making additional tools. Aluminum needles do not hold up to a lot of bending and tweaking. Repeat bend to opposite end of needle. Each needle will yield TWO points which in turn will make two tools.
|Using (jewelry) pliers make slight bend in tip. Repeat for opposite side.|
|Using wire cutters carefully cut the needle in half, (don't forget to wear eye protection here).|