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Old 02-04-2010, 04:28 PM   #11
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This is the one I got my daughter with a 40% off coupon at Jo-Ann's it was only about $15. There was also a larger "grown-up" version of this too with more "needles". There's also the tiny Embellish Knit that makes I-cord.
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I love the looms... My son started using them when he was 6. He has made 2 hats for his stuffed friends and started a scarf, but he only got about 4 inches into it and I think he's forgotten about it.

I have used them to make several hats - they are so simple to use and you don't really have to think to much about what you are doing. I have the longer panel looms as well, but haven't been inspired to make anything with them yet.

As a crochet girl, it has helped me make start to understand the language of knitting,... still don't get the needles but at least it's a start!
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I have a few knifty knitter looms, but I'm hoping to buy (or get as a gift... hehe) a nice wooden loom. I made a car seat cover sized blanket for my baby girl while we were camping one weekend... pretty easy. I have a book called Knitting Board Basics that has a lot of great info on doing various knit stitches on looms.

If you look for mikeyssmail on youtube, he has a ton of great loom tutorial videos. He also suggests using an empty pen tube/body to run your yarn though and then use it to wrap the yarn around the loom pegs. Makes wrapping go REALLY fast!!

For all you crocheters wanting to learn to knit, I have a tip. I have crocheted for decades but could never get the hang of knitting. Well, I was trying English style, with the yarn in my right hand... that's the only way I was aware you could do it. I think it's the "normal" or standard way to hold the yarn. Well, I stumbled onto Continental/American knitting... which means the yarn is in your left hand! HUGE difference if you are an experienced crocheter. There are videos using this method on youtube, but I basically hold the yarn the same way I do for crocheting (wrapped around my pinky and I use my 1st finger to control it and hold the work/needle with my other fingers in the case of knitting).
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