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Old 02-16-2006, 01:57 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:17 AM   #2
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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.
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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.

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Old 02-16-2006, 03:58 AM   #4
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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.
I'm a boy, by the way.

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Old 02-16-2006, 09:19 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:46 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:40 AM   #7
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I made tons of hats on the Knifty Knitter but now would rather knit a hat.

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Noro Striped Scarf
Lacy Ribbed Socks
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:11 PM   #8
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a couple of ladies from work have been enjoying the looms, but I call them "cheater looms" !!
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:18 PM   #9
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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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Old 02-16-2006, 02:36 PM   #10
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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.
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