Round Knitting Loom Tips

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January 20, 2012

Round Knitting LoomsI have a set of round looms and am now knitting a project on them. I have long since misplaced the "stick" that comes with the kit and I have used several substitutes such as a piece of metal stick or a knitting needle. The other night we had kabobs and it occurred to me that the bamboo skewers might work as a knitting stick. So I washed them off and tried them. They "do" work, and they are flexible and fairly strong. The points may break off, but they are usable even then. Next time I see a set at the Dollar Store, I will stock up.


By pam munro from Los Angeles, CA


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December 23, 2008

I want to know the name of the round plastic knitting looms that are sold at Hobby Lobby. I was just there 2 days ago, but can't think of the name. Thanks.

Jean from NC


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December 23, 20080 found this helpful

Hi Jean. Are you talking about the Knifty Knitter round looms?

December 23, 20080 found this helpful

I found the name its Knitting Creations, they come in pastel colors. thanks all

December 24, 20080 found this helpful

I have found them, four of them, on the miles kimball website under hobbies/ arts & crafts. Flower looms, I think they are called.


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December 25, 20080 found this helpful

Yep, that is what they are called. They come in round sets and now ovals and elongated ones, too. You can find them at walmart and most craft shops, but WM is cheapest. Have fun!

January 5, 20090 found this helpful

Interesting to see this post as I just bought the knitting looms yesterday. It says only that you can make hats, but I am certain I can make more than just hats. Any ideas?



January 5, 20090 found this helpful

I've used the knifty knitters (by Provocraft) for a couple of years now. The ones at Hobby Lobby (pastels) are made by a different company. You can make many more things than just hats. I've made baby blankets, scratch mitts, booties, bonnets, gloves, scarves, muffs, magic scarves (for the head), fingerless gloves, mittens, etc. I have projects to do which include a sweater coat, a few sweaters, knitted toys. The groups have just gotten done with alot of xmas items. Any questions, please ask. I love to get others hooked on looms! Happy Looming

By Tami T. (Guest Post)
January 5, 20090 found this helpful

It possibly be the Knifty Knitter looms.I have them and they are great I've already made 2 hats. I've also got the long looms and am working on an afghan and made scarves also.


I recommend them very highly.

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March 8, 2017

Can you use thin fabric strips with round knitting looms? How, and to make what? Thank you.


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March 9, 20170 found this helpful

You are talking abut circular knitting. The Knifty Knitter is the brand name of a round knitting loom. I found this website with Knifty Knitter sock patterns:


I would assume you could use a round knitting loom for hats, ponchos, and other items that are seamless.

Hope this information helps you get started.


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March 9, 20170 found this helpful

You can try cutting strips from a t-shirt. Depending on the size of the loom you can know what size t-shirt. Look up Hula Hoop loom for ideas. :)


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March 10, 20170 found this helpful

This is probably the easiest way to knit but cutting strips of fabric can be tricky.
Your best source of information would be to Google knitting stores/classes with your zip code and find a local shop to visit. Generally the personnel are very happy to answer questions and also a good place to buy any supplies you need.


They can help you with what size fabric to cut as well as best type of material to use and how to finish ends.
There are lots of things you can make with a round loom but here is a link to show you some suggestions - all you have to do is substitute fabric for yarn:

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May 8, 2010

What is the average price for round looms?

By Lorena guevara from El Salvador


May 12, 20100 found this helpful

In the USA, Joann's Craft & Fabric Shop is a good place to buy or order knitting looms, here is the url

December 20, 20170 found this helpful

Michael"s has the knitty knitter 4 looms for about $ 14.99 plus tax or sometimes you can by a single green loom but I think there about $ 10.00 was about a month or so

January 3, 20210 found this helpful

I see them often at thrift stores too, much cheaper!

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February 11, 2016

When I start putting rounds on my loom, after two rolls it starts getting very tight. What am I doing wrong?


December 20, 20170 found this helpful

Get a style and wrap pegs loosely

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December 27, 2014

Why is it that it's getting harder (tighter) to loop the bottom yarn over the top yarn?

By Jen.K


December 27, 20140 found this helpful

You missed a row somewhere. Keep going, your rows will be tight and look good.

January 31, 20160 found this helpful

You're knitting too tight.

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November 3, 2014

I just bought the Boye extra large round Loom that has 40 pegs and is 11 1/2 inches in diameter. I was just wondering if anyone knows if I use all the pegs on it to knit a flat panel, how wide it would come out? I am curious to know so that I can decide on how to make a blanket with it. Thank you!

By Amy D.


November 4, 20141 found this helpful

You're not going to use all the pegs to make the flat panel, so the 40 inch would probably shrink to 36 or so, do a few rows and measure the bottom.

December 12, 20141 found this helpful

You just wind the loom to the very last loop, then go backward with it instead of forward. This won't join it and you can knit flat.

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February 17, 2005

I have a round knitting loom, I would like to make a prayer shawel. It uses a knit 3 purl three, to make a seed stitch. Could anyone tell me how to start it?



March 5, 20050 found this helpful

Does this help?

March 17, 20050 found this helpful

My mother who is an avid knitter told me that seed stitch consisted of knit one, purl one. As I understand it, the row is always started and ended with two knit stitches.


Are you doing a double seed stitch?

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July 9, 2008

Does anyone know how to do a yo (yarn over) ssk (slip slip knit) stitch on the round looms? Also, a k2tog (knit 2 together on the same loom?).

niftienitter from Shelton, WA


By Linda Kennedy (Guest Post)
July 9, 20080 found this helpful

There are a number of tutorials online.

This link seems to have the simplest navigation:

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