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« on: November 20, 2006 02:26:30 PM »

**I'm a crocheter, so, bear with me here.**

I want to make a Ravenclaw scarf for a friend for the holidays. All of the crocheted ones that I've seen, frankly, look no that great. I would love to knit one, I think that they look alot nicer. However, there is no way I'm going to be able to learn how to knit, and make a scarf before then. So, I was curious about the Nifty Knitter, and other similar products. Are they easy to use? Are they fast? How close to knitting does it appear? Thanks in advance for your help.
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2006 02:56:36 PM »

They are really easy to use, and they are knitting, so the finished product looks like knitting. A potential problem is that the Knifty Knitter and most of the more readily available looms are a large gauge--kind of like knitting on big needles--so you may not always get the look you want. But you can make a HP scarf on them.

The Decor Accents site has good videos and instructions on how to use the looms. They also sell a variety of looms, boards, and rakes in different gauges.

ETA: You might be interested in this post I made. It has "learn from my mistakes" sections, so your Knifty Knitter HP scarf can be better than mine. The only thing I might add to it is that you might want to try a bulky yarn.
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"An old cloak makes a new jerkin..." (Wm Shakespeare, recycling and DIY enthusiast)
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006 09:17:34 AM »

Thank you!
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