How to Make a Serenity Knitting Loom

By Gabrielle Black ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Plywood
  • Wooden craft pegs
  • Wood glue
  • Electric drill
  • Drill bits
  • Jigsaw
  • Sandpaper
  • Pencil
  • Flexible measuring tape
  • Rubber mallet
Knitting with a loom allows you to create patterns without using knitting needles.

The Serenity Loom is an "S" shaped loom with two rows of continuous pegs running the length of it. This shape of loom is unlike any other type of loom, as most are circular, rectangular, or rake-style with just two parallel rows of pegs. One unique characteristic of the Serenity Loom is that you can create a very large knitting pattern, approximately 10-feet wide, if you use the whole loom, but the loom doesn't take up as much space as a 10 foot circular loom does. Creating your own Serenity Loom requires basic wood working skills.

Draw a large "S" on the plywood using a pencil. Make the width of the letter stroke 2 to 3 inches wide. The letter should be about 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide.

Draw a border on the "S" shape, 1/2 inch inset from the outside edge of the letter. This inner border should run all the way around the letter. If this is done correctly, it should appear as if you have one "S" drawn inside the other.

Drill a hole through the plywood inside the inner "S" shape, using an electric drill. Use a drill bit large enough to accommodate a jigsaw blade width. Saw out the inner "S" using a jigsaw.

Saw out the outer "S" using the jigsaw. You should have a hollowed out "S" if this has been done correctly. Draw a line around the length of the "S" 1/4-inch from the outside. Measure every 3/8 inch along the line, using a flexible measuring tape and mark location with small Xs.

Drill a hole through the plywood at each marked "X" using the electric drill. The drill bit for these holes should be the same size as the diameter of the wooden craft pegs. Drill a hole partway into the inside edge of the plywood at the start and end of the "S." These will be used as tie-off anchor points for the loom.

Apply wood glue to the end of the wooden peg that does not have the knob. Tap the peg into a hole on the "S" using the rubber mallet. The peg should be tapped in, so it is flush with the bottom. Repeat with other pegs until all drilled holes have a peg glued and tapped into them. Allow glue to dry for 24 hours. Sand any rough edges of the plywood using sandpaper.

Warning

Use all recommended safety precautions when using power tools.

About the Author

Gabrielle Black has been a professional writer, artist and designer since 2002. Her theatrical designs, puppet design and construction have been featured in "Theatre Design & Technology" magazine and she has written numerous articles for various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Luther College and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho, both in stage design and painting.