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Old 07-14-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Is Loom Knitting Acceptable?
I recently started knitting again using the basic knitting needles...then I decided to purchase a set of knitting looms to try them out. I really enjoy the fact that hats/socks are so much easier to make. But does that defeat the purpose? It being easier? I still am knitting on my needles too, I just believe that using needles is a craft need not be forgotten.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by knittysweet5 View Post
I recently started knitting again using the basic knitting needles...then I decided to purchase a set of knitting looms to try them out. I really enjoy the fact that hats/socks are so much easier to make. But does that defeat the purpose? It being easier? I still am knitting on my needles too, I just believe that using needles is a craft need not be forgotten.

No matter what route we take to accomplish our goal, the different tools involved are only a means to an end. If you enjoy the looms and like the end product, then use them. I too have been looking at the wooden looms for making socks and considering buying one from Hobby Lobby and probably will if I can catch them on sale or buy them with a 40% coupon.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:23 PM   #5
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It is most certainly acceptable. Just think of your possibilities!
The socks, hats, double-knit scarfs and blankets (depending on the width of your loom).
You could combine "traditonal" sticks with the loom: how about a fine-gauge, soft yarn baby blanket---double knitted (the flattened tube) with a lacey border you've knitted around all four sides?

But what makes it most acceptable is if you enjoy it.
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I haven't used a loom but have considered it. I agree with everyone else, it's a means to an end, and if you enjoy it, go for it. If anyone says different, ignore them.
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Totally off topic.. I love your avatar. I have a pug named Rufus and a rescue dog that looks like.... well, a corgi, dachshund, coyote I guess. I always joke I'll knit him a tutu 'cause he looks like he's dancing when he stands on his stubby back legs. The pug, not so much. But the coyote weenie dog definitely needs a tutu.
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It's personal preference. If you like the loom it achieves the same end result ....... I guess, never done it myself. I would think needles would be faster, isn't it?
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Originally Posted by JLonier View Post
Totally off topic.. I love your avatar. I have a pug named Rufus and a rescue dog that looks like.... well, a corgi, dachshund, coyote I guess. I always joke I'll knit him a tutu 'cause he looks like he's dancing when he stands on his stubby back legs. The pug, not so much. But the coyote weenie dog definitely needs a tutu.
Thanks for rescuing. I'm a rescuer & foster mom too.
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