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 but I want to get a loom to see if I like it and was wondering if anyone has any personal experience with them.
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.
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.
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.
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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.