Knitting Loom Tool

What is that thing?

A knitting loom tool, also called a pick, hook, or "hookie-thing" (by my kids) is a handheld type of stick with a curved, hook-like end. Any kind of hook with a handle can be used, but there are certain designs that are definitely more user-friendly.


knitting loom tool

The one you see in the picture above is one that my family made using a dental pick and some clear plastic tubing for cushion. It works great, but it's really sharp.



How do I use it?

how to use a knitting loom tool

It is used in loom knitting to slide behind the yarn (see picture), pick it up and pull it over the peg. You can see a video of the process in action here.



Where can I get them?

I've used many different styles of knitting loom hooks, including many variations of improvised ones like the tool shown above.

Some army supply-type stores carry bins of little hooks and tools similar to this, that can be used very easily as knitting loom hooks.

My favorite loom tool is this one this one made by Decor Accents.

Also, Knifty Knitter includes a tool with all of their looms.



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