have any of you crafters tried the new Knifty Knitter?

United States
November 26, 2006 6:36pm CST
I just got one today..it's so easy to use (thanks to my sister who showed me what she had figured out about it) and it's actually kind of habit forming, though my hands are hurting from using it from so many hours today...but i made a hat for one of my grandchildren, and it turned out so cute that i'm making one for several people...
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
27 Nov 06
They have several things like this out. I glanced at them at the store but thought it would take me longer to figure out the loom than it would to knit a hat the regular way. How long did it take you to make the hat?
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• United States
28 Nov 06
well, it was my first one, and took about 3 hours...of course i was slow, cause i was just learning...i love this thing...very easy and all kinds of ways you can make things
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I might just have to make sure Santa brings one of those!
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• United States
30 Nov 06
My friend bought one of those. It looks a little intimidating. I think she hasn't gotten to try it yet. I want to make hats but I'll have to see how hard it takes me to get used to.
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• United States
1 Dec 06
it's not hard at all...a child can learn how...it's so super easy, and one of the things i like best is that it's a craft that i can do without having to have my glasses on! please try it, you'll be amazed!
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@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Yes I love it!! They also have the ones for making afghans. They are super easy to use. And yes they are habit forming!!
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• United States
1 Dec 06
too much so! I'm sitting here thinking i've got a hat over there that has to get finished, and i'm itching to get to it!...lol...thanks for sharing
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@suscan (1957)
• United States
30 Nov 06
They are great. I taught my sister,I was so excited about them. It is habit forming. I have made shrugs, hats,scarves. I have two sets of round looms and the purple rectangular and the oval ones. If you go to Joann with the coupons and sometimes they are on sale. The one set I got was only $7.50. My niece made a hat in one evening,she wanted a quick gift for her nephew. She knits and she was thought it was much quicker.
• United States
1 Dec 06
definitely quicker...we've known about a winter storm coming for a few days, and last night i realized i hadn't dug out my knit cap yet, so i just made a new one! Best inventions in a while!
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@suscan (1957)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Purple Knifty Knittter  - Knifty knitter board
They are habit forming. I started with the round set,now I have two sets or round ones,the purple long one,the oval ones and the flower looms. I have made shrugs,hats,flowers,christmas bells, scarves,purses. They are so fast. I taught my sister,she loved it.My nieces saw her working on it and now they are learning.
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@vipul20044 (5799)
• India
30 Nov 06
Siriously this sounds much like, my mom's business as she is so so good at knitting I just prefer wearing them out
• United States
1 Dec 06
lol....sounds like my kids...i make em, they wear em out!...thanks, that is cute
• United States
8 Dec 06
i picked mine up at walmart for under $12. well worth the money!...good luck!
• United States
8 Dec 06
You can also sign up online to recieve Michael's and JoAnn's flyers in the mail they come with the coupons. Also you can use JoAnn's coupons at Michael's they are owned by the same company. Hope this helps.
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@craftwave (1338)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I just bought my looms a couple of weeks ago and have already taught my sister-ini-law and my one daughter how to use them. I have knitted hats and neck scarves for all my grand babies even nthe new born one. it is awesome and My two grandsons love doing them as well.
• United States
9 Dec 06
How great! I love them and I'm even thinking of getting them for my granddaughter for Christmas...thanks for sharing, and happy looming!
@craftwave (1338)
• United States
9 Dec 06
They have a rectangular set out also. i saw it at A Craft Store called Pat Catan's in Ohio. I think they might have a web site. You might want to check out this site http//decoraccentsinc.com They have video clips that are a lot of help in figuring out the stitches. Also have some free patterns and things. I found it very helpful.
• United States
9 Dec 06
thanks! i'll check that out!
@Lillith (775)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I have actually never heard of this. Could you tell me a bit more about it and how it works? Do you have to know how to knit before you are able to use it? Thanks in advance.:)
• United States
28 Nov 06
oh gosh no, you don't have to know how to knit...it's so easy, it's awesome...you can pick up the whole 4 loom kit at walmart for just under $12, and a little book for about $1..the written instructions are hard to understand at first, but with trial and error we eventually got it...it comes with everything you need but the yarn...you use 2 strands of yarn for each one so you can use the same color for both, or use 2 different colors and it looks great!..i'm really thrilled with it...the 4 looms are in sizes from infant to adult, and you can even make shawls with the big one...i haven't tried that yet, but that's next...you really ought to try it...and if you do, i'll be glad to help any way i can while you're figuring it out...
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@Esmy27 (47)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I've seen them, but have not tried them yet. Do you think it would be easier for children to learn than traditional crochet or knitting?
• United States
1 Dec 06
absolutely! It's just a matter of wrapping yarn on the loom basically...I would highly recommend it
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• United States
18 Dec 06
I just took five minutes to learn how to use the Knifty Knitter. I'm already bored with the repetitive motion. So I looked up some more patterns on this page: http://www.provocraft.com/projects/projects.php?view=40&dsp=list&cat=Crafts&sub_cat=&sort=&prdindex=kniftyknitter I may make the hooded scarf. Has anyone tried it yet?
• United States
18 Dec 06
I'm always looking for new patterns .....I tried going to both of these sites, but couldn't find what you were talking about...could you give me a direct link to 1 page maybe that will get me to the site you're talking about? Thanks!
@lcsamano (200)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I love the knifty knitter. I have the looms and just recently purchased the rectangle. The rectangle seems alittle bit harder to use thought. I have made plenty of hats and scarfs.
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
27 Nov 06
The stores have several things like this. I glanced at them at the store but thought it would take me longer to figure out the loom than it would to knit a hat the regular way. How long did it take you to make the hat?