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Discovery Kit Guides

Descriptions and resources for available kits to check out through PPLD

About this kit

Round looms are a fast, easy way to learn how to knit. Create hats, scarves, and more using this kit, which contains 4 round looms, a looming tool, and a plastic needle. A pamphlet with instructions for knitting a hat is included, along with information on where to find other loom knitting guides and projects.


*Yarn is not included in this kit. 


How to check out this kit

Discovery Kits can be reserved in the catalog for pickup at any PPLD location. They check out for seven days but can be renewed as long as there are no holds.

Due to the size of the kits, all Discovery Kits must be returned to library staff at the main desk during regular business hours. Please do not return this item to a book drop.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the sample project in this kit, patrons will be able to:

  • List the supplies needed for loom knitting.
  • Cast on to a round loom.
  • Perform basic stitches while knitting in the round.
  • Remove a project from a round loom.

Getting Started

· First—find the project or tutorial you want to start with. Instructions for a simple hat are provided, but you may wish to choose another project or tutorial from the resources provided.

· Lay the kit out on a flat surface.

· Familiarize yourself with the parts.

· You will need to provide the yarn for the project you choose to complete. Once you have yarn, go through one of the tutorials or test out one of the projects!


Read instructions on knitting a simple hat here.

Check out loom knitting books from our eBook and print collections.

Watch tutorials on YouTube to see loom knitting in action here or here.

Read general instructions on the basics of loom knitting here.

Inventory Disclaimer

  • This kit contains 4 round looms, a looming tool, a plastic needle, and a pamphlet with instructions on knitting a hat in English, French, and Spanish. 
  • If any pieces are broken or missing from your kit, please notify staff.