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« Reply #1020 on: January 05, 2011 09:40:55 PM »

I don't know if Galt (a company who generally produces educational toys and activity sets for kids) has a US distributor or not, so I'm afraid I can't help there. I did just have a quick look on their website, but they don't seem to ship outside of the UK, and apparently don't list this product anymore.

I figured that I should provide a photograph of the looms together, to show the size difference that I referred to;



That's my blue Darice loom on the right (am I correct in assuming that the blue Darice one is equivalent to the blue Knifty Knitter?), complete with my current work-in-progress still attached to it*, and the one from the Galt set on the left. The little cord-making loom is in the shot, as well - that one is about the size of a finger.

It doesn't show too well in the picture, but the pegs on the purple loom are smaller, and as noted before, are a bit closer together than they are on the blue Darice loom. The purple loom itself is just as well-built as the Darice ones (which surprised me a bit at first, seeing as the kit it came from was so low-priced - I was expecting something a lot flimsier!), although it doesn't have the notches on the base. The finger-sized loom is fairly thin, so I'd be a bit worried about putting too much pressure on the pegs.

*(I'll post about this project whenever it is that I get it finished. I'm working on it in between trying to finish off a long-delayed sewing project. Tongue)
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« Reply #1021 on: January 06, 2011 06:34:42 AM »

ha ha thanks to laughinglark and her loom obsession, I think I am now obsessed as well...I had a handmade loom made from a spool of thread that made small cords...I think that small one would be great for making ties (I am trying to design a knitted apron for a friend and I wanted the ties to be strong and knitted as well!)...
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« Reply #1022 on: February 27, 2011 07:05:11 PM »

I can't even begin to express how happy I am that this thread exists.

I've recently picked up the "Easter blanket" I started making for my mom for LAST Easter and have decided to get it done for this Easter instead. Last year I got distracted by beadwork and just never picked up my knitting looms again until now.

Pouring through this thread and getting excited about future projects will help keep me inspired and eager.
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« Reply #1023 on: September 06, 2011 02:47:57 PM »

Have you all seen the latest product from Lion Brand yarns?  It's by Martha Stewart and it's a completely customizable loom set.  It comes with different pieces that you can combine and it has different pegs so you can use thick or thinner yarns.

Here's a link to their intro video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GisJh98Z56k

And here's a link to the product page:  http://www.lionbrand.com/6030/PictPage/1922245718.html

I've gotten away from loom knitting, but this makes me tempted to pick it up again.  One negative I see is that it seems as though there is only one size of circular loom.   But I like the idea that you can use the thinner yarns with it.

Anyway, $45 is a little steep for me right now, but I thought I'd point it out!
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« Reply #1024 on: September 06, 2011 03:46:17 PM »

It looks like you can extend the round loom ends with those little straight pieces, to make an oval, I guess.

Pretty neat concept, anyway!
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« Reply #1025 on: September 06, 2011 05:48:26 PM »

Interesting product!  I love loom knitting...
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« Reply #1026 on: September 06, 2011 05:53:53 PM »

I saw that today, too.  Smiley I think I'll wait until after I see some reviews, and buy it once Joann's has them and I can buy it with a 50% off coupon. I hear it will be hitting the craft stores soon. I like the idea of making a smaller sett, that would be handy!
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« Reply #1027 on: December 06, 2011 04:50:44 AM »

I haven't had the time to try it yet, but this picot bind-off looks great for finishing cowls:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWkTu8T8KeM

She is using a Martha Stewart loom, but I thin it could work on any loom with even numbers of pegs.
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« Reply #1028 on: December 07, 2011 06:21:02 AM »

That is such a cool technique--perfect for a cowl!  I have not brought out my KK yet--but I am sure as the days get colder, I will be looking to make new things with it--so thanks for sharing laughinglark!
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« Reply #1029 on: December 28, 2011 08:16:26 PM »

just got the set of 4 rounds looms for christmas
you all make such awesome things! and to think i was so happy with simple little hats  Tongue
this discussion will dfinitely inspire me  Grin
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