Below is some info for knitting nitwits like me who either want to explore Knifty Knitting on a round loom or for those who know absolutely nothing about knitting, but want to learn.
I had a friend introduce me to the Knifty Knitter looms and accessories and decided to give it a try for myself. This is how my first attempt went….
I purchased the set of 4 round looms, which came with a plastic needle and a hook tool (bought at Michaels if you’re wondering). I wasn’t exactly sure what to do with it all since my friend didn’t say much about how it all works, and the instructions in the loom bag didn’t mention what to do with any of it either.
So, being the web-surfer that I am, I went searching for some instructions on how to use the thing. I’ll share my findings and links to other websites with you.
I came across this website, Decor Accents, Inc., which has a lot of advice and help for your “looming” questions (pun intended). If you follow the link supplied here and scroll down to the Loom Knitting Basics, the link for it has some detailed instruction on how to get your first loom work started.
Being a newbie at knitting, I didn’t understand a thing I was doing at the store when I purchased my yarn (I believe it’s called yarn, lol). I bought some stuff on sale and took it home to try to make a hat and maybe a scarf. I still haven’t found a site that properly explains how to knit a scarf on a round loom yet, but that’ll be for another post if I find it.
*If you’re considering a purchase of the Knifty Knitter kit, be sure to get some yarn that says on the package that it recommends size 11 to 17 knitting needles (8 to 12mm). I didn’t know this beforehand and bought yarn that recommended 4 1/2 to 5 mm knitting needle yarn. Smaller yarn, or thinner, seems to make too many gaps when you’re knitting on these looms since the looms have wide spaces between each of the pegs (perhaps if I get more experienced, I’ll figure out how to fix this problem, but for now, I’d rather work with more bulky yarn).
And, when it comes to what type of stitches to work with, that link above, Decor Accents, Inc., does a great job at showing and explaining exactly how to knit on the looms. Personally, I’m finding the Knit Stitch to be the most enjoyable to start with, but I didn’t really explore the other options much.
Well, that’s it for now on my first post. I hope your first attempts at knitting on the loom will be aided by the info supplied here, and if not, please comment on what you’d like to know and I’ll do my best at getting the answers for you.
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