Blue Nifty Knitter

United States
February 25, 2007 7:52am CST
Has anyone made anything on the small blue knifty knitter? I want to make wristbands as a gift for a friend, and I'm kinda pressed for time, so I thought this would be a good way to, rather than using needles. I'm just afraid the wristband will turn out too big, because I haven't made anything on the small loom yet. Any ideas on this or what else can be made on the blue loom? Please help!
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@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
25 Feb 07
My sister has a nifty knitter set. I have never used it, but I have looked at it in terms of what you could make on it. For wrist bands, I think even the smallest ring (assuming you have the same set as my sister), might be too big. It seems more suited to making baby hats. Do you know how to use double pointed needles? If you do you could probably crank out a set of wrist bands in an evening, easy. Double points are best for making smaller tube-like things, like socks, mittens, arm warmers, and wristbands. If you don't have double points you could just knit the wristbands flat and then sew them into a band, there would be a slight seam, but I don't think that's a big deal. Hope this helped a little.
• United States
26 Feb 07
I've tried using double pointed needles a few times before.. and also failed miserably each time. My original plan was to knit them flat and sew the seam if the loom ended up not working out, but maybe it's time I gave the DPNs another shot. Thanks for responding!
• United States
26 Feb 07
Double points are pretty confusing at first...and it kinda feels like you are trying to wrestle a porcupine rather than knit. But once you get the hang of them, they are great. If you have a knitting store near you, I would suggest stopping by and asking someone who works there it give you a quick double point crash course. That what I ended up doing when I was first learning double points. I learn much better by someone showing me, rather than reading for a book or website. Happy knitting :-)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Yeah, thanks! I made it my primary goal to learn how to use double points by the end of today. After reading various articles and tutorials online and a couple of videos, I successfully cast on and completed my first round. It got easier after the first few rounds, and even though there was a lot of fumbling, I produced a fairly nice little tube considering it was basically my first time using double pointed needles. It was a little crooked too, but after practicing all afternoon, I think I've finally got the hang of it!
• United States
11 Oct 11
i have not tried using the knifty knitter for any of my knitting projects yet but i would eventually like to buy one and try it out because i hear alot of good things from people on mylot talking about them i had never even heard of them until i saw a discussion on mylot about them and i checked a little more into them when i get some extra time on my hands i would like to learn to use a knifty knitter it may make knitting easier for me since i have some slight arthritis in my fingers and knuckles i have always just used straight needles and they work fine for me too
• United States
8 Mar 07
I have made some newborn hats on the blue one. I tried to make mittens and failed at that. I also thinks socks can be made on the blue one as well. Got to Provo craft website they have some patterns. Oh and you can make scarfs on it as well. I think I am going to get my son set up on it to make his first. He should be ready at the age of 6.