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« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2005 08:25:07 AM »

I bought the Knifty Knitter set sometime last month. They're a lot of fun. I've made a bunch of hats and knitted dishcloths, and Sunday I made a Hogwarts scarf, all except adding the fringe; if I'd gotten on my bottom and gotten looming earlier I would have had two scarves ready for our trip to see the GoF movie yesterday, but I didn't.

I reviewed the Knifty Knitters on my blog already (http://auntiesuzanne.blogspot.com/2005/11/knifty-knitters.html), and all I would add to that is that I found it helpful to add a dot of white enamel paint to the top of the first peg on each loom.

Oh, and because I had to get out my crochet hook to take flat panels off, they've inspired me to learn or relearn some crochet stitches.
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« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2005 08:28:19 PM »

wifeofbath, I love all your links!  So very helpful!

Hooray for Black Friday!  Michaels had the set of round looms on sale, so I got that and then grabbed the purple rectangular one too.  I also got the little pattern booklet, but only because I liked the fact that the instructional pictures were in color adn the writing was a bit bigger.  I already have half a scarf done (on the purple one), have finished a hat on the green one -- which was way too small for my enormous head  Tongue so I gave it to my friend, and I'm almost done with a newborn hat.

About that newborn hat...could anyone help me with the number of rounds I should do?  I'm up to 18 now.

Oooo!  I'm so excited now! Cheesy

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« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2005 08:19:41 AM »

i love my knifty knitters!

for newborn, i don't go by the number of rows, i measure for length, about 5"-6" is PLENTY.  that gives room to grow.

i don't make the turned brims for newborns either, i make rolled brims because that also gives room to grow.  while i was in labor my midwife knitted the most beautiful hat for my baby, it had a rolled brim and was beaded and it fit from birth until she was almost one year old.  yes, i made my poor child wear her hat when it was far too warm because, a) i was a new mom and was worried she'd freeze to death;  and b) it was a very cute hat and i wanted to make sure she wore it as much as possible.  Smiley

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« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2005 05:51:33 PM »

i love my knifty knitters!

for newborn, i don't go by the number of rows, i measure for length, about 5"-6" is PLENTY.  that gives room to grow.

i don't make the turned brims for newborns either, i make rolled brims because that also gives room to grow.  while i was in labor my midwife knitted the most beautiful hat for my baby, it had a rolled brim and was beaded and it fit from birth until she was almost one year old.  yes, i made my poor child wear her hat when it was far too warm because, a) i was a new mom and was worried she'd freeze to death;  and b) it was a very cute hat and i wanted to make sure she wore it as much as possible.  Smiley



Thanks.  After the 20th row, I just decided to measure it, added a couple more rows, and bound off.  I used the rolled brim too.  I was thinking that a baby would rather not have a tight-fitting brim...  I just need to know more people with babies now!
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« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2005 02:54:57 AM »

If anyone's looking for a good deal on the KK's, I found the set of 4 for $1, $5, and $9 on ebay...or $20 if you buy it now.

I'm not sure about in the States, but here (Can) Lewiscraft is selling the KK's individually for $10 per hoop!

I bought one with someone...long story, and needless to say I have yet to use it but she's someone who doesnt knit and she's churning out legwarmers like NO tomorrow.

Also, the KK style of knitting reminds me of Hot Loops.

....anyone remember hot loops?   Undecided  They were wicked fun!
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« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2005 10:39:04 PM »

My husband got himself a Nifty Knitter at Michaeal's, the whole set for $9, and he's been churning out hats and scarves like mad. His stitches are kind of slanted to the left though. Is that normal or is he doing something wrong?
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« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2005 05:39:40 PM »

In the Jan. 06 issue of Creative Knitting, there is a pattern for the blue loom called "tote whatever" and it's a little bag to hold small things like your cell phone or your ipod. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like a fun thing to make especially with scrap yarn
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« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2005 06:37:03 PM »

If anyone's looking for a good deal on the KK's, I found the set of 4 for $1, $5, and $9 on ebay...or $20 if you buy it now.

I'm not sure about in the States, but here (Can) Lewiscraft is selling the KK's individually for $10 per hoop!

I bought one with someone...long story, and needless to say I have yet to use it but she's someone who doesnt knit and she's churning out legwarmers like NO tomorrow.

Also, the KK style of knitting reminds me of Hot Loops.

....anyone remember hot loops?   Undecided  They were wicked fun!

I just bought a set of round ones at Michaels for $10...I think they're normally $15 for the set. 

And Hot Loops?!  Did I read that correctly?  Man, I loved those! Cheesy
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« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2005 10:30:55 AM »

My husband got himself a Nifty Knitter at Michaeal's, the whole set for $9, and he's been churning out hats and scarves like mad. His stitches are kind of slanted to the left though. Is that normal or is he doing something wrong?

that's right, loom knitting using the e-wrap makes a twisted knit stitch.  you can make a regular knit stitch by not wrapping the pegs, just lay the yarn flat and knit off but you have to do this one peg at a time because of the tightness of the stitch.  to purl, you pull the bottom loop up THRU the top loop, then take the top loop off, leaving the bottom loop on.

you can do all sorts of neat stitches on a loom, and i'm developping new patterns for things every day.  i became addicted to these things in just a few daysl.
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« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2005 01:36:08 PM »

Thanks for your invaluable info! I will pass it on. Hubby is down to making toilet paper cozies, so if you have any interesting patterns to share, please please do.
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