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Old 03-23-2006, 01:58 AM   #11
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One thing I'm curious about with the Knifty Knitter is that both times I've seen samples knit up on them at craft stores (hats, I think), they were in a rib, and the stitches were all twisted! Ugh! As in, when I pulled laterally on the piece, the knit columns just got tighter instead of opening up... Which really doesn't make for a pleasingly elastic piece of fabric.

Is that NORMAL for the KK? Or did some employee just bumble the sample a little?

But yes, to the person who said that their parents could make one... it seems like you could, doesn't it? With a doughnut shaped piece of wood, some nails, and a ruler...
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:23 PM   #12
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There is a book that teaches kids "corking," which is basically the same thing as spool knitting. It has instructions for making spools of different sizes, and it also has patterns for stuffed animals, slippers, and a few other things that I didn't realize you could make with a spool.

Here is a link to the book on Amazon.
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:38 PM   #13
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I have the nifty knitter and made a couple of hats with it...I think it serves it's purpose but I'd rather knit. I think it's great for kids.
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:39 AM   #14
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I have a full set of them. I actually enjoy switching from needles to them and back. That way I dont get bored. I've made a hat and a doggie sweater on them, and starting another dog sweater again soon.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:46 AM   #15
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I got a set for christmas before I started knitting and I enjoyed using them. I made a couple hats on them and it's instant gratification, 'cause they knit up so quickly. It was easy enough I could watch tv and use them too, though they are a pain to carry around.

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Old 03-27-2006, 02:40 PM   #16
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Mine are still in their packags. Actually, they are what re-awakened my knitting addiction. Haven't tried them yet. Was hoping to make dog sweaters on them, but decided to just knit them with needles. Would like to know how to do dog sweaters on them, suspect the results would be too large for my dogs. Don't know if I'll ever use them now except maybe for neck gaiters and hats.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:11 PM   #17
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I agree with the earlier posts that they are a fun break from the needles when your hands/arms get tired. They certainly won't replace needles because they definately do work best with chunky weight yarn since the diameter of the pegs is unchangeable.

I would disagree that it is cheating. I think it is just another tool that has its own limits (as does any other type of knitting tool).

I will say that the directions that come with them stink! Go ahead and spring an extra buck on one of the pattern booklets (you'll also get more ideas of things to do with the looms). The Provo-craft website http://www.provocraft.com/video/index.php# also has a great video that shows how to get started, but the book goes into a little more detail. I like the Volume II book from Provocraft; I thought it was a little more up to date.

Finally I paid more for mine from Joanne, I should've gotten my set from Michael's - they were about half the price in their store than than they were from Joanne.com (since I'd already used my 50%off coupon on something else!).
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My 11 yr old dd got the set for Christmas. I tried it, but it was too monotonous (sp?) for me. My ADD likes variety, lol. She tried to make a baby hat on the smaller one, but it turned into a cool coaster for her water bottle lol. She enjoys it though. She does use 2 strands of worsted on it. She is making a hat on the next larger now. I do think that it doesn't stretch very well either, although her stitches aren't twisted. They are very straight.
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Re: Knifty Knitter Looms
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I would disagree that it is cheating. I think it is just another tool that has its own limits (as does any other type of knitting tool).
I think I said this, but I mean it feels like cheating to me. I could not with a clear conscience tell anyone that I'd knitted something if I'd used Knifty Knitter. It isn't knitting regardless of how it looks IMO. However it's great for kids and I agree that it's just another tool.
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http://decoraccentsinc.com/knittingloommovies.html

Here are some videos related to loom (Knifty Knitter) knitting.
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