« Learning Resources Doublesix Dominoes In Bucket LARGE HO / RR Scale Train Hot wheels Display Case Cabinet Shadow Box-Mahogany Finish (HW05B-MA) » 3 thoughts on “Genuine Knifty Knitter Round Loom Set with 4 Looms, Hook & Bag” 151 of 152 people found the following review helpful Be a Knifty Knitter, January 11, 2005 By Bookratt “bookratt” – Welcome to the fabulous world of loom knitting (aka rake knitting, peg knitting, amish loom knitting or frame knitting)! Pick up a skein of yarn, give yourself an hour or so to pick up this amazing (and easy) craft and off you go. You simply wrap the pegs according to the pattern, use the tool to bring one set of loops over or under another and you’re knitting. REALLY, that’s just about all there is to it. It’s fantastic. Various companies make these (I have both these and the ones from In the Attic aka ITA). These are hard plastic, the ITA ones are a flexible molded rubber type of material, with some “give” to it as you work with them. I have not used the wooden ones, but hear they are beautiful and easy to work with. Note this set of four looms comes with only one loom tool or pick, but I think the carry bag is nice. Hats, scarves, booties, socks, mittens and sweaters, plus afghans and shawls–and the ever popular poncho–can all be done on these looms. You can do single or double knit, multiple color knitting, flat pieces or circular tubes–it’s up to you. Use furry yarn, sparkle yarns, worsted weight, baby weight etc—it all works with these looms! Most items require that you use two strands of yarn held together to make a tight enough knit stitch but the chunky yarns don’t and since you use less of the chunky as a result it saves money. There are lots of free patterns out there (try websites of loom makers such as Provo Craft, Decor Accents, Red Oak, In The Attic, etc, for starters). Some book titles for the loom are: Learn to Knit on Circle Looms, various pamphlets put out by Provo Craft, etc. Note that this set of four looms comes with only one basic hat pattern with one edging variation (you can make it in various sizes made on the different size looms) to get you started. You supply your own yarn. There are frame, rake and knifty knitter loom knitting groups on yahoo and elsewhere where you will get invaluable help, see some member photos of completed projects and get free patterns. Get an inexpensive machine knitting weight (or maybe use a metal fishing bob) and a plastic clothes pin, pin the clothespin to the non working yarn (the one that is usually called a tail, which is anchored to or tied to the knob on the side of the loom) and hang the weight from the hole in the center of the clothespin. Voila–less trouble with slipping yarn! Note that the In The Attic looms have a push pin that you can either wind tightly around and push in on the side of their soft rubber looms, or on other brands of looms you can slip the yarn into a knob, or in a slit or notch on the side to hold it. There is also a purple-colored, long, rake loom in the shape of a rectangle that Knifty Knitter makes, which is usually referred to as a rake or scarf board used for flat knitting that makes a double-thick reversible knitting fabric, if both rows of pegs are used, and a single thick fabric if one row of pegs (one side) is used. I have that, too! Get them all! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 80 of 81 people found the following review helpful No-talent hack makes scarf in one weekend!, October 4, 2005 By Bigdumptruck “bigdumptruckdotcom” (Leominster, MA USA) – I cannot knit or crochet – I mess up terribly or get bored with lack of progress. I bought one of these sets at Michael’s over the weekend and by Sunday night, I had a scarf that was easy to make at looked REALLY REALLY GOOD! We went and bought another set for my step-daughter and an extra hook, and even my 7 year old son has been able to do this. I am completely hooked! Note: I have to order that extra book of instructions. The instructions that come in the bag border on useless, and only cover making a hat. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 52 of 54 people found the following review helpful SUPER!!!, February 11, 2006 A Kid’s Review im 11 years old and really, really enjoy this product! My mom and I made so much with this, for maybe even less than a day you can make a hat!!! this item is really fun 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment 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.