« Selway Limbsaver Recurve Bow Stringer Metal Earth 3D Metal Model – Empire State Building » 3 thoughts on “Boye Round Loom Set” 33 of 36 people found the following review helpful This is a great way for both knitters and non-crafty hobbiests to make many practical crafts!, February 4, 2012 By D. Fowler – This review is from: Boye Round Loom Set (Misc.) Many elderly women I know, women who never knew how to knit, have this Boye Round Loom Set. They truly have become Knifty Knitters and every time I see them in action I’m amazed. I’ve knit for years and have done everything from socks to sweaters, but liked the idea that I didn’t have to contend with dropped stitches or needles falling out of the yarn. One of the ladies, a 91 year old, claims that “If I can do it, anyone can.” She “knits” between ten and fifteen hats each month for the homeless and children in need. The instructions are minimalist at best, but if you go on the Internet, you can readily find Knifty Knitter patterns. The green loom, the smallest in the box, is more suited for making hats for dolls or preemies at the hat is quite small. The blue, orange, and pink looms make progressive size hats. One of the suggestions that we received from agencies was that they prefer darker colored hats for the homeless and that wider brims were welcome. When you are using the orange loom (the next to the largest) you can make a hat that will fit a 9 to 10 year old up to an adult because it will stretch if you use an acrylic. You can make a nice brim by knitting 5″. They you bring up the border to the loom and attach the stitches from the bottom row over the top instead of casting on more stitches. Just continue on as usual. Once you have 8″ from the bottom of the brim, then you can bind off and complete your hat. Make sure you have enough yarn to finish the last step and sew the top of your hat. The double brim covers the ears, making the hat nice and warm. This is a versatile loom set and lots of fun, especially for those who have never learned to knit. A couple of other recommended books would be the Loom Knitting Primer: A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting on a Loom, with over 30 Fun Projects and I Can’t Believe I’m Loom Knitting. This is a great loom set, very practical, and lots of fun! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 19 of 21 people found the following review helpful Cheap Piece of Garbage, November 26, 2012 By Ashlynn Hope – This review is from: Boye Round Loom Set (Misc.) This is not the actual Knifty Knitter brand of loom. This is the exact same product you can get at Walmart for less than $10 and it’s not even worth that! I made the mistake of buying this and one of the rings had 2 pegs that snapped off (not slid out, snapped and broke) after I only made one hat with it. One of the smaller sized rings did the same thing after I made 2 hats on it. I had the same brand of loom for making scarves, and it was broken before I even used it, so I returned it immediately. Since then I’ve gotten the actual Knifty Knitter brand of looms and they don’t break. Don’t waste your money on this lousy knockoff. For this price you can get the real Knifty Knitter and save yourself the frustration. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 12 of 13 people found the following review helpful The Slits on the Pegs Take Your Yarn Hostage, May 6, 2013 By Loomahat com “denise” (Florida) – This review is from: Boye Round Loom Set (Misc.) The loom set is in general like any other. The plastic however, is a bit more light weight. Like the other sets it includes the hook and the needle which is nice. That is the end of what can be considered good about this brand of looms. I teach basic loom knitting and I make it a point to tell beginners NOT to buy the Boye brand because I don’t want them to get discouraged. The biggest problem by far to me is the slits on the pegs. They take your yarn up and under the head of the peg making it very difficult to grab the loop of yarn with your hook. I have uploaded a picture in the hopes that it will give a clear understanding of my point. The Knifty Knitter Round Loom Set With Hook & Bag is a better option even if it can sometimes be a few dollars more. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.