Zoom Loom Project: Infinity Squared

No, you don’t have to weave an infinity of squares to make this project! Just weave 20-22 squares in Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, taking advantage of the slow color changes in this yarn to create a scarf with beautiful color gradations, finished with a delightful crocheted picot edging. If you need a little help with […]

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Part 16: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

We’re finding our fingers itching to zoom with all of these exciting yarns. The possibilities are mind boggling. Below: The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze  Peppino (merino wool), fingering weight. As with most of the variegated yarns with quick color changes, this yarn makes a really fun plaid effect. Great colors! Below: Universal Yarn Rozetti Polaris […]

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Part 15: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Here are some more fabulous samples from our TNNA yarn partners: Below: Koigu Wool Designs KPM (left) and KPPPM (right), both merino wool sock yarn. We love the self-plaiding of the KPPPM swatch. Imagine putting a bunch of these squares together for a scarf? Wow! Below: Ancient Arts Superwash Bluefaced Leicester 4-ply sock yarn, and […]

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Part 14: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Below,  Interlacements Yarn Irish Jig, (40% Flax, 31% Cotton, 29% Rayon, strand of metallic thread) sport weight. The Submarine color changes make a beautiful random plaid with a hint of sparkle. Below, starting at the left is Cabled Cotton, a DK weight 100% mercerized cotton. Next is a square made from Fun Flats yarn.  It […]

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Part 12: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Yes, we have still more squares for you to look at (and drool over!). Tahki Stacy Charles yarns, left to right: Diamante, color 12 Sapphire, 63% wool/32% nylon/5% polyester metallic; Tara Tweed, color 16 Cherry tweed, 80% wool/20% nylon; Gioiello, color 68 Fuchsia, 30% kid mohair/30% extrafine wool/20% polyamide. Diamante weaves up into a nice […]

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Part 11: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy wool, 100% wool, color 3272, a variegated red/pink/purple. It’s always fun to see how the different colors in variegated yarns weave.  We used this yarn in a different colorway as the last layer  in squares for our tablet case (click on the link for the Spring 2013 newsletter). Artyarns Rhapsody […]

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Part 7: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

We’re still having a lot of fun trying out a lot of yummy yarns. From Frog Tree we’re showing Pediboo sock yarn (80% washable merino wool/20% bamboo) in color 1150 (purple) and Picoboo (60% pima cotton/40% bamboo), color 1026 (dark pink).We’ve woven both solid purple and red squares, and then tried blends, one with purple […]

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Part 6: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

From Mango Moon, we have Wooly, a 100% lambswool hand-spun and hand-dyed in Nepal, in color Grape. As a single ply, this yarn felts wonderfully and would be great for any project needing a sturdier fabric. As with most variegated yarns, Wooly makes some fun plaid-like patterns when crossed with itself. Also from Mango Moon, […]

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Part 5: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

  Below are two swatches from Kraemer Yarns. Perfection, a worsted weight yarn in color Butterfly (pink) is a merino/acrylic blend that creates a sturdy yet flexible fabric that would make a great bag or pillow. The second swatch, Tatamy, a DK weight cotton/acrylic blend has a bit of halo effect when woven. The color is Sea Blue. Both yarns weave […]

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Zoom Loom Pixie Hat

John Mullarkey of Malarky Crafts has designed this incredibly cute hat. Made with two colors of Regia Hand-Dye Effect yarn, it takes just 16 squares plus 3 for the decoration on the crown. Though you’ll need to be alert when you sew this hat together, the weaving is quick and the results are adorable! Our sales […]

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Praise for the Zoom Loom

We just read an article in the Grand Rapids Press by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood (of Craft Sanity) about her enthusiasm for the Zoom Loom. It is exciting to see the enthusiasm growing for the Zoom Loom. Check out this article that also includes a bit of the history of how the Zoom Loom came to be.

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Part 2: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Here’s another installment of our Zoom Loom yarn explorations. First, some squares made with Zealana Rimu, (distributed by The YarnSisters Inc. in the U.S.) a double knit weight blend of 60% fine New Zealand merino and 40% brushtail possum. (If you want to learn more about the brushtail possum, click here.) The colors are brilliant, […]

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