Has anyone tried the Knifty Knitter? I have one and would like some ideas on projects to make with it. - Debra
Right now I am working on a scarf. I already made hats for my baby boy and for my daughter. You tube shows how to do some knifty knitter projects. There are some free project ideas on the web. You could make blankets, shawls or ponchos with the long looms or hats, socks or mittens on the round looms. It's quite addictive for me.
First of all, Provo Craft, located in Provo, Utah USA, is the manufacturer of the Knifty Knitter. Their webpage is www.provocraft.com. Robert's Crafts is an online and Utah USA based craftstore that sells Knifty Knitter looms, HOWEVER, they aren't the sole distributors of the Knifty Knitter. I would go to www.thefind.com and type in "Knifty Knitter" and it will bring up TONS of online merchants that sell the looms for competitive prices.
As far as projects go, the blogspot "Loom Lore" has links to more than ten handfulls of patterns/ideas for loom knitting and links, period. A lot of patterns utilize the Knifty Knitter but the round loom concept has been around for years. http://loomlady.blogspot.com/2006/1 ... -toppers-and-u-turn-flat-stitch.html
And last but not least, go to www.youtube.com, search for Knifty Knitter and you will be able to see first-hand videos on how to use the Knifty Knitter in all various ways. I hope this helps out.
PS Yahoo has forums or "groups" for all sorts of things including one specifically for the Knifty Knitter Looms. All you have to have is a yahoo email account (you can create one if you don't have one)and join. Here is the link! Hooray!
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Has anyone tried the Knifty Knitter? I have one and would like some ideas on projects to make with it.
My kids and I all have some. If you can't pull the stitches up and knit them in because it is getting too tight, you have to start a lot looser. The yarn doesn't have enough give, so you have to allow for it by knitting as loose as you can. I've used my large loom for afgans and shawls by just casting on all the way around, then knitting back and forth without connecting the first and last stitches, and so not making a circle. It works quite easily, and just falls open into a flat piece. Good luck to all you knitters out there. What I like best is being able to make it up as I go along, and this loom works really well for that. The Dutchess (05/14/2005)
By Quinn D.
If you want to keep your scarves made on the round looms from curling, you need to either add a few rows on purling on the sides, or intermix purl and knit stitches on each row. I'm making a scarf for my son right now on the round loom, alternating purl and knit stitches (one peg purl, the next knit, etc), and there's no curling, plus the pattern is really interesting. The purling is easy to do once you get the hang of it. I learned it from watching a mini-video on Isela's website. (10/20/2006)
By New Knitter
By New Knitter
Tip try searching for "loom knitting" patters and and instructions (02/15/2007)
By New Knitter