ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not a secret that I like crafting. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve tried a ton of different projects over the years and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m actually the guide to Origami at About.com. But, knitting the traditional way is something IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never been able to master. Luckily, with the Knifty Knitter looms I can make cute knitted hats without having to know any of the actual knitting stitches.
Knifty Knitter looms are very easy to use. You simply wrap the yarn around the pegs, then use the hook that is included to move each loop over the one before it to create the rows of stitches for your project.
There are a bunch of different loom sets you can buy, but most people choose the round looms to start with. The blue loom makes hats for a babyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head, the red loom makes hats for a childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head, and the green loom makes hats for an adultÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head. I like to use the yellow loom to make large knitted bags.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve made several hats for my son and myself using the Knifty Knitter looms. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve also made some scarves using the round spool loom and some of the faux fur eyelash yarn found at craft stores like Hobby Lobby and MichaelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Crafts.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a relaxing project to do while youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re watching TV and especially good for keeping your hands busy if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re tempted to overindulge in snacks while you watch your favorite programs.
I suspect loom knitting with the Knifty Knitter would also be a fun project for older girls who like crafting. It reminds me of the hook and loop pot holders I used to make with my mom when I was around 10 or so.
photo credit: Provo Craft