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Kpuppy
« on: December 18, 2006 02:53:57 PM »

I'm a hand knitter, but I was at the thrift store today and there was a 'Barbie Knit Hits Fashion Maker' for $1....so I picked it up. It is the coolest thing ever. I'm so excited about it. You can make narrow (but as long as you want) tubes and narrow panels as well. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, maybe long skinny tube scarves, but I'm excited nonetheless.



 Please keep THIS thread on the topic of discussing the actual machines, how they compare, etc., and discuss finished objects or objects in progress on the knitalong thread!
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006 03:01:30 PM »

that is really cool! i have a knitting jenny and it takes forever!! how does it work?
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006 03:15:38 PM »

wow! those things actually work? i thought they would just make cruddy tubes...
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006 05:55:18 PM »

It actually works quite well. All it does is make narrow tubes and panels, but the stitches are really nice and even and they hold together very well. I figured I didn't have much to lose, it was only $1, but I'm loving it. I'm already thinking about loooooooong skinny striped tube scarves!
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006 07:08:17 PM »

My daughter got something similar last Christmas.  We used it to make little gift bags.  You tighten up one end and then leave the other end of the shortish tube very loose.  Thread a ribbon or cord through as a drawstring.  They were cute for easter suprises at the time.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2006 07:35:38 PM »

cool find... I want one for dd.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006 07:42:46 PM »

OMG i had one of them Grin. My broke after a while. I think I made a really long (but ugly) scarf. And some barbie stuff, for when I actually liked barbies...
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2006 08:52:23 PM »

I have the older model that only does tubes. I've made a guinea pig stuffie with it. I also bought a bigger singer knitting machine recently and made an entire Gryphandor scarf with it. Smiley it does panels and tubes. And the tubes are big enough for armwarmers.
They're so much fun!
here's one of the links I found for it that shows some cool stuff you can make:
http://www.knitting-and.com/barbie-knitter/index.html

I can scan my singer's instructions if you'd like them. It's the same as the little knitting machine jsut with a few adjustments as the machine looks a bit different.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2006 07:57:03 AM »

I have the older model that only does tubes. I've made a guinea pig stuffie with it. I also bought a bigger singer knitting machine recently and made an entire Gryphandor scarf with it. Smiley it does panels and tubes. And the tubes are big enough for armwarmers.
They're so much fun!
here's one of the links I found for it that shows some cool stuff you can make:
http://www.knitting-and.com/barbie-knitter/index.html

I can scan my singer's instructions if you'd like them. It's the same as the little knitting machine jsut with a few adjustments as the machine looks a bit different.

AW, thanks! I appreciate the link. Right now, I'm making a loooooong tube scarf striped with black and hot pink for my boyfriend's little sister. As for the instructions, the machine actually had the instructions still with it, so I'm good there. Thank you so much for the offer, though...I'm always touched by the kindness of crafty strangers Smiley
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betchka
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2006 08:18:59 AM »

That looks so great--has anyone tried any of the other "toy" machines currently on the market? I was eyeing this:

http://www.amazon.com/Sew-Easy-07525-Knitting-Machine/dp/B0001RFCI2/sr=8-1/qid=1166544841/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-7872111-3478333?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games

I can't link to the one on mary maxim, but it's called the adult knitting machine:
http://www.marymaxim.com/Default.asp
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