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#795150 - 12/03/12 09:37 PM Loom Knitting Advantages
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This article tells about the advantages (and disadvantages) of using a knitting loom or knitting board. Knitting on looms has exploded in popularity in the last few years. Have you tried loom or board knitting? Did you ever use a knitting spool? Share your experiences and thoughts!

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#795157 - 12/03/12 10:10 PM Re: Loom Knitting Advantages [Re: AKLisa- Knitting Editor]
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I have several knitting looms including a sock loom. I enjoy using the round looms for hats. I have made tie-backs for my curtains with my knitting spool. I am very proficient with needles but have found that a basic hat is faster with the knitting looms.

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#795164 - 12/03/12 10:27 PM Re: Loom Knitting Advantages [Re: AKLisa- Knitting Editor]
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Which looms are your favorites? Do you prefer a certain brand or style?
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#795176 - 12/04/12 02:50 AM Re: Loom Knitting Advantages [Re: AKLisa- Knitting Editor]
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I prefer the ones with removeable pegs. I have a set of Hobby Lobby's brand of circular looms that have removeable pegs as well as a Knifty Knitter spool knitter that is double ended (one end has 5 pegs and the other has 8) and both ends have removeable pegs. I also have a Knifty Knitter flower loom. While I have a sock loom which is wood with metal pegs, I have found it is a lot more difficult for me to use. I have not used the long looms but have been hinting to my husband for a Christmas or birthday gift.


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#795249 - 12/05/12 08:34 AM Re: Loom Knitting Advantages [Re: AKLisa- Knitting Editor]
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I didn't realize Knifty Knitters had any models with removable pegs, I will have to take another look at them.
Is the sock loom the one made by Authentic Kntting Board? I just pick done up and i am very much looking forward to trying it out.
Let us know after the holidays if you get a long loom...
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#800110 - 01/11/13 10:22 AM Re: Loom Knitting Advantages [Re: AKLisa- Knitting Editor]
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I have knifty knitter looms in pretty much every size out there. I love making scarves with them. I use lots of fringy type yarn for a fuzzy scarf. Great for making quick gifts.

I even made a slouch hat on one of my looms.
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#800826 - 01/15/13 10:09 PM Re: Loom Knitting Advantages [Re: AKLisa- Knitting Editor]
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Do you have any additional challenges using fuzzy yarn on a loom?
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#841363 - 10/07/13 12:09 AM Re: Loom Knitting Advantages [Re: AKLisa- Knitting Editor]
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I have about 150 knitting looms of various gauges and sizes, including single rakes & double rakes, round, oval, and even one double round. Knitting looms are faster for some things and slower for others. They are a great way to use the types of yarns that are hard to knit or crochet with. A hat can be completed quite fast once you know how to knit on the loom.

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#841966 - 10/10/13 10:53 PM Re: Loom Knitting Advantages [Re: AKLisa- Knitting Editor]
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#842092 - 10/11/13 05:28 PM Re: Loom Knitting Advantages [Re: AKLisa- Knitting Editor]
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Me, too! I hope to get to explore knitting looms further at some point. How did you get so many looms? Have you used all of them?
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