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    Default knifty knitter ??

    i have a 5 pack of these i got for a few dollars at a thrift - has anyone ever used them - do you think they would be easier/ faster to use than crocheting to make beanie type hats for my dd .

    i had a patient for work once who made hats that were sold and the money donated to charity - ther were really cute - sadly she waas rehospital;ized and passed away before i could ask her more questions about them .
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    I have never used one but I did a search after I saw your post and it came up with TONS of Youtube Video how to's. This is a REALLY COOL Device! Now I want one

    Here's a video to show you how but search Youtube they have everything from Beanie's to Blankets![ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRc5HfZ77T8&feature=channel]YouTube - Loom Knitting Basics Knifty Knitter[/ame]

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    thanks
    i will have to watch it and see if it will be harder on my fingers than reg crocheting .

    and i have to find them in my basement too LOL

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    I made a couple of hats with it. It seems to require some really thick yarn. Otherwise the stiches are really loose. The one I made out of regular yarn I will sometimes wear around the house when it is cold.

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    Here are some of the previous threads about knifty knitters and knitting looms. I'm sure there are more but these can help you get started.

    knifty knitter

    Any knifty knitters out there?

    Goodwin17 has provided a list of other websites that offer patterns and such. I've been to Provo Craft and they offer some free patterns as well.

    Have a great time and enjoy!

    Great loom knitting websites
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    What fun to see different ways to work with yarn!!
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    Interesting read.

    I see this advertised sometimes on TV...always wondered if they worked.

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    I have a small one - probably belonged to my grandmother when she was a child - with 4 pins to wrap the yarn around - as I remember it - you make long skinny tubes, but then I could never figure out what to do with the long skinny tubes!!
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    the little ones with the four pegs that had a long tube come out of the middle i think were called a few things including nancy knitters

    i use to do that when i was a kid and then spiral them around and make throw rugs for my doll house like one would a braided rug - can also make thick coasters or curve it when you sew it in a spiral to make doll hats

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    I have allot of them and I used them for awhile (before I could knit or crochet) and They were ok but they are hard on the hands in my opinion.... But they are fun once in awhile...

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    I have several sets here. One I bought new, and 2, I picked up at a thrift shop for the right price. I plan to resell the extra sets.

    I think they work okay, but it might depend on your fingers and how you hold it. That little hook tool can be rough. I have made completed hats with them, and the finished product is nice.

    I however like my old manual knitting machine, and hand knitting. I just recently did 3 hats for a order this way. I got the order friday morning, and the next day saturday at 9 am, I was delivering it to my friend to take to my buyer. Lady ordered 6 adult size hats, and I had 3 in her color already made. So under 24 hrs for a turn around. Everything else in the household went on the back burner. Could I have done this with a knifty knitter ? No.

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