Knitting machines can be expensive and depending on what you are willing to spend. I got some looms at Wal-mart and they are round or long looms and they do a wonderful job with making hats and scarves and rugs or even table runners and socks. You can get them there or on ebay depending on where your located. They use regular yarn and even come with a pick to move the yarn. I hope this helps.
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