Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Knifty Knitter

The Knifty Kniter is a peg loom that makes knitting easier. The looms come in various sizes and shapes. We have used the large circular looms to create hats. Kids as young as five or six can create hats on these looms with a little guidance.

We used two strands of yarn held together as one to make the knitting go a little faster and create a thick hat.

First the yarn was tied onto a peg on the front of the loom. Then it was wrapped around each peg.

The yarn was wrapped around each peg a second time.

This special pointy tool was used to take the bottom loop off the peg by bringing it over the top loop. Fingers work almost as well as the tool. Then the yarn was wrapped around the pegs again and the process was repeated.


When the hat was about eight inches tall the yarn was threaded through the remaining loops, pulled tight and then woven into the underside of the hat to secure it and prevent unraveling.

Last year my six year old created leg warmers using a smaller peg loom. The smaller looms also create nice scarves. The scarves are tubes, but worn folded flat into long rectangles.





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6 comments:

  1. I have never seen this before! I love how much concentration this job requires! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  2. I bought this kit for our granddaughter's art gift this year. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a lovely Sunday and a very Merry Christmas♥

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    1. You should get it. It's almost Christmas and it's fun for adults too.

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  4. I am still trying to get a handle on crocheting, but have wondered about these looms for knitting. Knitting is more intimidating. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas on The HomeAcre!

    Please join us again Thursday for The HomeAcre Hop:
    http://summersacres.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-homeacre-hop-51.html

    ~Ann

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  5. Loom knitting is a great yarn craft for kids. Fail-proof method of making a world of cool stuff. Here is my listing of 100 round loom knitting free patterns
    http://www.loomahat.com/round-loom/
    denise

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