PVC Pipe Knitting Loom Stands – with lengths for various looms

In 2013 when my sister introduced me to loom knitting, my main problem with the loom was the handling of an ongoing project. My wrists would ache and my work would bunch up underneath. It was so awkward for me. I thought I was going to have to quit before I even learned the skill.
Then I had an idea, a wonderfully helpful idea for an easy way to make reusable frames to fit any size knitting loom: pvc pipe, pvc joints and Ponytail Bobbles

The PVC Pipe is 3/4 inch.

I can make the legs any length I need. I use the stand like a lap tray.

When my knitting project starts getting long, I put a trash bag over the stand and secure it with tape to the frame.

I shared my pvc frame idea with my sister. She loved it and has been using it too ever since.
And there you have it, one more thing that helped make my loom knitting much more enjoyable.
I hope it helps some of you all too.

Happy crafting


It’s been brought to my attention, that some wonderful crafters have made loom stands going by my basic directions. I’m so happy that my design is helpful to hopefully make loom knitting more enjoyable.

However, I worked hard on making the loom stand designs and tutorial.
In exchange for using my designs, if you post a photo of your loom stand anywhere in a group, forum or online, and are asked about it’s construction or how to make it,  please post a link back to my blog.
https://joysofcreating.com/
or post a link directly to my blog post:
https://joysofcreating.com/2019/01/15/pvc-pipe-knitting-loom-stands/
Thanks so much! Happy Crafting!


edited in 2-10-2019:
I do not glue the stands together.
I don’t use adhesive on the pipes nor couplings.
The reason I don’t glue the pipes and couplings together is that I’m constantly using different size looms and can’t afford to dedicate one stand per each. Nor do I have the space to store them.
For my use, there’s enough suction, when the pipes are pushed securely in to the couplings, to hold them together.
I’ve not had a problem with the pipes/couplings coming apart when I use them.
The suction isn’t tight enough to hold them together forever.
From time-to-time, I check the joints and pipes to make sure they’re still snug, if they feel loose I push them back together.

If you want to dedicate a specific stand to a specific loom for all-time, then gluing it together may be something you might want to consider.


I use ‘Ponytail Bobbles’ to hold the looms on the stands.


 


Edited in: 9-23-2020
Sometimes I make the loom stand with shorted legs in front to make the loom stand slanted.
The slanted loom stand works well for me for one sided projects like scarves, dishcloths and flat pieces.
I use Chair Leg Caps on the bottom of the pipes because of the sharp or rough edges.


It’s been brought to my attention, that some wonderful crafters have made loom stands going by my basic directions. I’m so happy that my design is helpful to hopefully make loom knitting more enjoyable.

However, I worked hard on making the loom stand designs and tutorial.
In exchange for using my designs, if you post a photo of your loom stand anywhere in a group, forum or online, and are asked about it’s construction or how to make it,  please post a link back to my blog.
https://joysofcreating.com/
or post a link directly to my blog post:
https://joysofcreating.com/2019/01/15/pvc-pipe-knitting-loom-stands/
Thanks so much! Happy Crafting!


 

39 thoughts on “PVC Pipe Knitting Loom Stands – with lengths for various looms

    • Hello Brandy Bush
      Welcome to my blog.
      I posted this in hopes to help people enjoy loom knitting as comfortably as possible.
      If you have any questions, I’ll be glad to answer them, if I can.
      Thank you for visiting and leaving me a comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime soon.
      🙂

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    • Hello Cassie
      Welcome to my blog.
      I make the legs in several different lengths. 5 inches, 7 inches, 9 inches and so on. It depends on the project and which loom I’m using.
      You can make them any length thats’ comfortable for you.
      I hope this helps.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime soon.
      🙂

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      • This is really a clever idea. With so many crafters that have problems with their hands this should work for them. Thank you for your idea.

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        • Hello Marilyn,
          Welcome to my blog.
          I’m glad you like my idea. I hope it helps makes looming more enjoyable.
          Thanks so much for your great compliment.
          I hope you’ll visit again sometime soon.
          🙂

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    • Hello Barbara Fraser,
      Welcome to my blog.
      You’re very welcome. I hope it helps to make your crafting more enjoyable.
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a happy comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again some time soon.
      🙂

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    • Hello Miss Daisy,
      Welcome to my blog.
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a happy comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again some time.
      🙂

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  1. Omg… I’ve been looming for several years. Today come across your blog on pinterest. Currently looming a blanket on the KB 38″ loom with 20 peg extenders. I so need this. Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea. What worked best for you when cutting pvc pipe?

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    • Hello Cheryl Canada,
      Welcome to my blog.
      I use a hand-held PVC pipe cutter. It’s relatively inexpensive and it’s efficient.
      A PVC pipe cutter isn’t child safe and extra caution must to be taken to keep it out of their hands.
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a happy comment and question.
      I hope you’ll visit again soon.
      🙂

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      • Well I made one for my 38″ KB loom with 20 peg exrenders. Made legs to floor like a table stand. My office chair around it nicely. Thank again for the share.

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        • You’re very welcome Cheryl,
          Legs to the floor like a table would definitely be a big help with a loom as large as yours. It’s also helpful and handy to be able to use a office chair with it. Great idea.
          I’m happy to have been some help to make your loom knit project more enjoyable.
          Thanks so much for updating me on your stand.
          You gave me a big smile today. 🙂

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    • Hello Karine,
      Welcome to my blog.
      I use ‘Ponytail Bobbles’ to secure the looms on to my stands.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again some time. 🙂

      .

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  2. awesome idea!! although i don’t loom yet but bought looms…will definately give it a go!! tysm and don’t forget to smile to someone today!! 🙂

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    • Hello Gaetane Lauzon
      Welcome to my blog.
      Thanks so much for the compliment.
      I hope you have much enjoyment using your knitting looms.
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a happy comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again some time.
      🙂

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  3. I do make my own loom holders, but I use the 1/2 “ pvc because it’s easier for me to set on my lap, but there’s always people wanting to know how to make them, and you have a very nice layout on how to make them, so I’m wondering if I can post your link on to them.

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    • Hello K-Bon,
      Welcome to my blog.
      You’re welcome to post a link to my blog.
      Thanks so much for the kind compliments. I’m glad my loom stand design is helpful to make loom knitting more enjoyable to do. It’s great that you’ve made loom stands to fit in with your loom knitting style. I’m all for making loom knitting a more fun craft to do.
      Thanks for visiting & following my blog and contacting me.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
      🙂

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  4. I just love your idea PC idea. I am new to looming and just love it. I will try it on my kb S loom and 28 ” knitting board. I couldn’t quite see what you used to cover the wing nuts on your board. Can you tell me how you covered them? Thanks

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    • Hello Salni9im,
      Welcome to my blog.
      Being able to work on different sizes of looms.
      On my 28″ loom, what works for me is, I put a cotton ball over the wingnut and then I put a very tight fitting small balloon over the cotton ball. To secure it, I put masking tape around it.
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a happy comment and question.
      I hope you’ll visit again some time.
      🙂

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  5. I have kb round looms. They are 10 ” , 9 “, 8” in diameter. How long should the PVC pipes be? I couldn’t tell what size your yellow and green round looms were. What is the procedure you use to measure for the stands? Thank you for your help.

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    • Hello salni9im,
      My round looms are knifty knitter looms and their sizes are different than kb round looms. I don’t have a specific procedure to measure, it’s really trial and error. Since at this time, I don’t have any round kb looms, I’d be afraid to guess what size to cut pvc pipes for them. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help.

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  6. I love this idea! I’ve pretty much gave loom a rest since I’ve taken up crocheting lately. I think it would be best if it were tilted downward slant? Do you think that is possible with PVC pipes? It would be nice to sit in the recliner and not have to look from above. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Hi Shawnee Michael
      Welcome to my blog.
      Thanks so much. You’re very welcome.
      I often make the stand I’m using slanted. I put shorter pvc pipe for the legs in front.
      Slanting it helps when I make flat pieces like scarves and stuff.
      I use Chair Leg Caps on the bottom of the pipes because of the sharp or rough edges.
      I hope this helps.
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
      🙂

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  7. Hi –
    My husband and I put this together yesterday. It’s a great idea all around and I am anxious to try it out. The method I’ve been using is a tall kitchen trash can with the KB “S” loom attached to the top. Hubby put wheels on the bottom. I sit at kitchen chair and this works fantastic for most part HOWEVER, I have needed a softer seat and want to use my recliner I am hoping your method works. My thoughts – as we did the cutting and sanding of the pvc, we tested the parts to make sure everything fit. How do you get the parts to come apart without hurting the hands/wrists ? My issue is that once the parts are all together, they do not come apart easily at all which is the nature of the pvc. I understand the fit needs to be tight but if they are too tight, they don’t come apart without straining the hands/wrists. This is a concern. Do you use anything to help them come apart yet held in place as needed ?

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    • Hello Debbie Altman,

      I think using a trash can with wheels is a clever idea.

      I use my loom stands with shorter legs something like a lap food tray stand. The only issue with the lap stand method is in the turn at the ends is a bit awkward, but thankfully, it usually doesn’t take long to make the curve to the other side.

      Another method is to set the loom stand on a towel on a slick table top and use it like a lazy Suzy.

      It’s amazing what a tight grip the pvc joints/coupling and pipes make in just pushing them together.
      I usually use a rubber gripper pad to help give me more torque in twisting to pull them apart. I hold the pipe and the coupling and give it a twist and pull them apart.
      I ask my husband if there might be a helpful way to pull them apart easier. He says, it’s possible that a very small smear of Vaseline around the edge of the pipe before putting on the coupling might help to break the seal easier when trying to take them apart.

      Thanks so much for your comments and questions. I hope my response will be of some help.
      Again, I’m sorry I didn’t responded sooner.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
      🙂

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  8. I have built and worked with your invention and I would love it if you would actually respond to my previous questions and also to the one I am about to ask. As I mention, I have built and tried to use this set up with my KB “S” loom as you have pictured here. I’m not exactly sure HOW it’s suppose to be used. I appreciate your instruction here however there is no info on HOW it works. I’ve tried everything I can think of so far to figure out what the purpose is to solve any situation of helping with painful hands, arms, etc. It would be a great thing if you could post a video or photo’s showing how to actually work with the loom on the stand in sitting and standing positions. Video would be the best if at all possible. What do you think ? Please respond.

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    • Hello Debbie Altman,
      Welcome to my blog. I’m sorry I haven’t replied sooner, there’s an issue with my receiving notifications.
      I’m working on a thorough answer to your questions.
      Please forgive my slowness, I’ll post my updated reply soon.
      Thanks so much.
      🙂

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    • Hello Debbie Altman,

      I think using a trash can with wheels is a clever idea.

      I use my loom stands with shorter legs something like a lap food tray stand. The only issue with the lap stand method is in the turn at the ends is a bit awkward, but thankfully, it usually doesn’t take long to make the curve to the other side.

      Another method is to set the loom stand on a towel on a slick table top and use it like a lazy Suzy.

      It’s amazing what a tight grip the pvc joints/coupling and pipes make in just pushing them together.
      I usually use a rubber gripper pad to help give me more torque in twisting to pull them apart. I hold the pipe and the coupling and give it a twist and pull them apart.
      I ask my husband if there might be a helpful way to pull them apart easier. He says, it’s possible that a very small smear of Vaseline around the edge of the pipe before putting on the coupling might help to break the seal easier when trying to take them apart.

      Thanks so much for your comments and questions. I hope my response will be of some help.
      Again, I’m sorry I didn’t responded sooner.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
      🙂

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