This is a simple knitting loom I created out of wire for making cord cozies. A cord cozy is used by some to keep small pets from chewing on cords. I just think they look neat.
Step 1: Materials
No pictures for this step!
What you need is:
- 2 needle nose pliers
- 16 gauge wire
- A ruler
To knit with it later you will need:
- Some yarn
- A small crochet hook
Step 2: Bending
I would suggest a length of 2 feet on the wire. The first step I guess would be to straighten out your wire as much as possible. It doesn't need to be perfect but it's easier to work with when it's straight. Start bending the first bend about an inch and a half in. It doesn't need to be exactly that length. But that's what I went with.
Next just keep bending back and forth to create a zig zag pattern. Try to keep it at even lengths as you bend.
Step 3: Create "Hook" Bends
Next you want to bend little "hooks" on one of the sides. Try to keep them uniform. This works better using both pliers.
Step 4: Make It Circular!
Okay, I apologize for not having a decent picture of how I did this. But it's really not that difficult. Just keep evenly bending each zig-zag in a little bit until it forms a circle. You can probably see by the pic, I also cut off some of the excess wire. When you get it all bent the way you like, cut the excess to line up with the bottom bends.
I first tried taping the two end pieces with some electrical tape, but when I started working with it the tape just got warm and wanted to slide off. It got sticky and gross, so I wouldn't recommend it.
Also, if you look at the last picture, it allows for cords to be shoved through without having to force open the loom you created.
Step 5: KNIT IT UP!
You're done! Now you just need to knit away!
This was made using the "e-wrap" stitch with a small gauge crochet hook and my very own knitting loom.
I didn't know how to do this 'til a couple weeks ago when I watched this video. So it's really not hard to do!
Here's my tutorial on how to use it: https://www.instructables.com/id/Using-PixelanteAnnies-Knitting-Loom/