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Authentic Knitting Board - About (AKB)

About us...Knitting Board, LLC. Is a leader in premium quality Knitting Looms, Sock Looms, Knitting Kits & Knitting Accessories. In business for more than 10 years, KB has become a household name with the Beach Wood Knitting Looms and Boards, Original Plastic Looms and is now revolutionizing the knitting space with the launch of the all new “Zippy Loom” product line. KB's product line is developed directly in response to customer demand, wants and needs. KB's business began as a mother,and daughter team, Kim and Pat Novak, and has grown over the years to 10 employees and 6 KB designers. Everyday we all work to give you highest quality product and loom experience with education, patterns, and design.
Customer Service We strive to for excellence in response to questions and feedback about looms, patterns, and orders. If you have any questions, just email We would love to hear from you. Tell us what you like or what you what new loom you would like to see. We will do our best to make it happen!

Our mission at Authentic Knitting Board is to provide the best quality products, and to share and educate about the Knitting Board process. We work with other providers of, yarns, and patterns in order to offer our customers and friends the best knowledge available. We will continually strive to develop and promote new and innovative patterns from all dependable sources that will enhance our selections. 

We have been involved with the art of double knitting on the board since 1998 after many years of knitting with conventional needles.  We have decided to focus on teaching, sharing, and developing the resources to promote loom knitting. 

Our mission also involves assisting women's relief groups with knitting boards and personal instruction.  Our goal is to see these individuals grow in self belief that they, too, can create beautiful, useful, warm garments for themselves, their families, and as a means to supplement their family income. It is our goal to assist these groups with knitting boards, instruction, and support. Individual groups or organizations may apply for this program by contacting Pat Novak at
Our KB Warehouse Team...
We are busy carefully wrapping up your new looms and rushing them out to you! Meet our team...
Back row: Bruce, Peanut, Regina, Sue, Teri, and Pat.
Front row: Velma, Dana, and Bria.
Our Fulfillment Center - AKB occupies 10,000 square foot warehouse and offices in Fork Union, VA.  
Wholesale Sales - Contact Kim Novak,
Authentic Knitting Board is a Certified WBENC Woman Owned Enterprise;
Our company is a (National Woman's Business Enterprise). Authentic Knitting Board successfully meets all WBEC standards as a Woman's Business Enterprise (WBE). This seal affirms the business is woman-owned, operated and controlled.
Employment Opportunities

We are currently looking for experienced Knitting Board, loom knitters, freelance designers and pattern writers to work from home and assist in our design and development process. If you have the skills listed below please feel free to send us your details.


  • Must be experienced in knitting board knitting or be an experienced knitter willing to spend time and learn the knitting board
  • Have sufficient experience to work from a printed pattern, and be able to pick up minor errors in the pattern if they exist.
  • Payment based on yarn usage.
  • Must be able to work to deadlines.

Freelance Designers & Pattern writers

  • Must be aware of current trends and styling in hand knit & crochet design.
  • Must be able to provide accurate garment/item specification for pattern writing and or have the ability to also write patterns.
  • Have access to email.
  • Payment is based on complexity of design or concept.
  • Must be able to work to deadlines.
If interested, please send resume and samples of your work to Kim Novak