The Knifty Knitter I just got one.

@jillhill (37383)
United States
October 7, 2009 8:02am CST
This past weekend I went to a friends and we went shopping....my youngest granddaughter always wants to learn to crochet but she is just too little so I bought the knifty knitter with hopes that she can make a few things for herself and learn something new. Have any of you used this? Do you like it? I did try it at my daughters in New York.....so hope she will have an interest in using it....
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@irishidid (8714)
• United States
7 Oct 09
My daughter has a set and I bought a set for my granddaughter. I've crocheted and knitted for years but couldn't get the hang of the things. LOL Years ago the four prong ones were known as a "knitting knobby". Does anyone else remember that?
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I don't remember them but do you remember those frame things we used to make pot holders? Same theory I think.
@irishidid (8714)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I do remember those.
@Orea15 (281)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I remember them. We called them a spool knitter. I guess you could make one with a spool and a few nails.
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Kids are never too young to learn. When my granddaughter was about 4, she would watch me crochet. She wanted to learn so I showed her the single crochet, then the double crochet. Often she would take my work from my hands, do a couple of stitches then hand it back. She is 12 now, she isn't interested enough to start her own project, she prefers to do a few stitches on my work but eventually she will want to start. The knifty knitter is nice to work with, I'm currently using mine with "plarn", plastic bags cut into strips and joined to make plastic yarn.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Cool..I just got a hat started but I got some yarn that has no give so it's tough for her to pull it over so I am getting some regular yarn so she can give it a whirl.
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
10 Oct 09
You have to watch your tension with the knitter, keep it rather loose and you'll have no problem pulling the yarn over the nail thingy.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Oct 09
No I certainly haven't as I have never really had the Interest in anything like that My Mum is a brilliant Knitter The things she used to knit where great
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I bet they were.......there is nothing like handmade
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I bet they were.......there is nothing like handmade
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
Nope I've never heard of it. My mom tried to teach me to knit, but she gave up in frustration...
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I can crochet.....but knitting escapes me....so this will help both of us.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
I can't do either...
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
7 Oct 09
what a great idea! it is good to show kids that they can make things and feel proud of their accomplishments too. my daughter has one and she loves to use it and makes all sorts of things.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Oct 09
My granddaughter that is 10 loves hers...that's where I got the idea from....Ali is four.....so we'll have to see what she can come up with!
• United States
7 Oct 09
my 4 yr. old loves hers though it is a knitting spool that has only 4 prongs and is large so that it is easier for her to hold. She loves making barbie tube dresses with it, our barbies have a large amount of them at the moment...lol
@SallyAnna (143)
• United States
20 Oct 09
Hi Jillhill, I have a Knifty Knitter but, I've never actually used it. I like to crochet and would love to learn to knit. It seems like so much fun, I would love to knit a pair of socks.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
20 Oct 09
I started one project and haven't finished it yet....hopefully I'll get to it soon.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
10 Oct 09
my daughter of seven years loves such things but i have not tried the knifty knitter on them,i will surely try it out the next time when i go to market,thanks for the suggestion.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
10 Oct 09
It's fun and easy!
@Trensue (5253)
• United States
8 Oct 09
I have one and I love it. I can crochet almost anything, but knitting has not been easy for me. I can whip up a hat and scarf in no time on these. Last year three of us gather for an hour a day for three weeks and donated over 300 hats and scarves to our local shelters. I hope that she enjoys it as much as I do - and I am old!!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I think we will enjoy it.....and she loves doing anything arsty or crafty....I used to crochet mittens for Christmas for the Salvation army...if this goes quick enough I might get some done for this Christmas.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 Oct 09
This is wonderful and I am sure that you are going to have such fun together. when I started school at five years old we were taught to knot and I made a duster for the chalk board! We were also taught arts and crafts the whole way through school and beginning High School at 11 year sold we were taught how to use a sewing machine and the first thing we all made were pillow cases! We also were taught to cook up to the age of 15 and then we chose whether to do sewing or cooking. I chose sewing and I was glad that I did as I made my own wedding dress and some suits and lots of clothes for myself. I do not have a sewing machine now but maybe if I eve retire then I will get one and start again. I do not know, but hope that these life skills are still taught in the U.K.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Oct 09
They used to teach that here to but I am not sure if they do anymore...
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
7 Oct 09
Hats off to you. I so wish I had someone in my life as a child who took an interest in me the way you do for your Granddaughter. I think it's important to teach them young. I can read and write and also knit and crochet but not able to do anything from a book. I have never heard of a Knifty Knitter so I looked it up to see what it was. I am wondering if this link will help. Good luck to your Granddaughter. http://www.bing.com/search?q=knifty+knitter+directions&FORM=MSNH11&qs=AS
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Oct 09
THank you sweetie!
• United States
7 Oct 09
I love the kniffty knitter, round looms have been around for centuries actually and they are great for kids to use. My 8 yr. old is now in fact making a baby hat for a very soon to be new cousin (some time today!). I also enjoy using it when I need something to do that doesn't involve me counting. I have also created pattern stitches of my own design because I got bored with the only stitch they "have". I sell them in a booklet in my etsy store which you can find the link to on my page if you are interested. The knitter is great fun, enjoy!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Oct 09
THanks so much! I think she will enjoy it and so will I!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
7 Oct 09
GOOD MORNING JILL, It sounds really nifty, lol. I hope your grandaughter enjoys it. I haven't heard of them . I use to do alot of handwork but haven't done any in years, crocheting was the hardest thing i think i ever learned to do & never did get too far w/it. U are very smart to do all u do.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Thanks! Hope you day is going great!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I think it's a good idea to introduce crafts to kids when they are young. Maybe not too young since they may lose interest. I have heard of the Knifty Knitter but have no idea how it works. Hope it works out well for your granddaughter and she enjoys making things for herself.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Me too.......I can't knit either! LOL