View Full Version : knitting boards

07-20-2009, 05:56 PM
lion brand yarn is advertising this:


and it intrigues me

has anyone used a knitting board?

pros? cons?

i wouldn't use it instead of knitting, more as a separate craft itself

anyone know how to make your own? doesnt seem hard

07-20-2009, 07:43 PM
Many, many years ago I used something similar as a kid. then is was simply a board with small finishing nails. The finishing nails were driven in to the board near the edge and spaced so that when yarn was wrapped around side by side nails it just about touched.

The length of the board(s) is a little longer than the largest project you want to work on. If you use two boards, held together at each end with a bolt and wing nuts and separated by washers, you can knit in the round.

Use a crochet hook to lift the yarn off the peg and wrap around the next stitch.

07-21-2009, 11:42 AM
Isn't that called a knitting loom or loom knitting?

In fact, I found www.loomknitting.com/ to be very clear and descriptive. The Lion Brand knitting board is a double rake and can be used to create double knit fabric (as well as single knit if using only one rake (row of pins/pegs).

And I think you can use a double rake, like the board shown on Lion Brand, to knit in the round. Keeping the stitches tight at the ends could be dodgy.

07-21-2009, 12:00 PM
Isn't that called a knitting loom or loom knitting?

That is one name. Knitting boards (http://www.knittingboard.com/) is another. Most of the looms I have seen at the big box craft stores are of plastic and the distance between the posts would result in big stitches.

07-21-2009, 07:01 PM
I have knitting looms and they are different sizes and therefore not holey. I should say I haven't used them yet as they were my mother's and she did have patterns for them. Oh to have lots of time to do what I want.:X: