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*KnitPixie* 02-16-2006 01:57 AM

Knifty Knitter
Hi, I was just wondering did anybody ever try the knifty knitter loom or other types of looms??? I already know how to knit and love it :heart: but I want to get a loom to see if I like it and was wondering if anyone has any personal experience with them.

DotMom61 02-16-2006 02:17 AM

One of my nieces got this for her birthday in November. To be honest, I don't think *I* would enjoy using one, but my niece (age 10), and my "niece-in-law" (age 22) had a great time with it!! Another niece borrowed one of the looms and made a circular scarf with it, and she was quite pleased with it.

Oh, and they work best with a fairly bulky yarn, and they do knit the items up fairly quickly. Basically, they are just huge spool knitters.

Jan in CA 02-16-2006 03:17 AM

I gave one to my 10 yr old niece for Christmas and she likes it. I don't think I would feel like cheating somehow. :roflhard:

AidanM 02-16-2006 03:58 AM

Once I realized that it was just a bigger version of a spool knitter, I felt REALLY GOOFY for spending the money to buy it when my mom or dad could make one.

Ronda 02-16-2006 09:19 AM

My daughter got one for Christmas. My mother got it for her. It comes with a pattern for a hat. My mom got her some worsted weight yarn - 4 skeins but all different colors. The hat pattern calls for 2 strands, so DD has not even tried it yet! I see there is a pattern book available that has about 50 projects for it. I think I will get that for DD.

VickiIL 02-16-2006 09:46 AM

I have some. I think they are great for kids. My kids enjoy them. But I wouldn't enjoy using them...I would rather just knit.

jodstr2 02-16-2006 11:40 AM

I made tons of hats on the Knifty Knitter but now would rather knit a hat.

Holly 02-16-2006 02:11 PM

:lol: a couple of ladies from work have been enjoying the looms, but I call them "cheater looms" !!

mintdee 02-16-2006 02:18 PM

I started with them and was not to excited about them. Harder to travel with than needles, bulky to work with that sort of thing. They are just something that I could not get into. The ones I bought were not a total waste of money though because my girls love using them. I think that knitting with thoes are more of a personal preference.

Jenelle 02-16-2006 02:36 PM

I bought it and I've had good luck with it. I can make really nice sized preemie hats on the smaller blue one that takes no time at all. And it's nice to have if your hands hurt after knitting for a while. :)

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