Anyone use the Knifty Knitter Looms?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. My 7 year old daughter just bought herself the Long Loom Series of the Knifty Knitter Looms with her saved Birthday money. Late last year I started teaching her to knit on regular needles and she was doing okay but lacks some of the coordination needed still for holding two needles and yarn, I had to help her more often than not and she would get so frustrated.
    So I went to buy some yarn yesterday for making more dishcloths and she saw the looms and really wanted to try it out. We went with the long looms because her main interest is scarves and blankets.
    She picked out some pretty funky multi colored yarn for her first scarf and we took them home.
    I spent about 5 minutes teaching her how to use the loom after I learned myself from the instructions and a website in about the same amount of time, it's so easy!
    She now has about 14" of her scarf done and is so proud of herself [​IMG] Trying to find other patterns online doesn't seem to be so easy. The Provo website (the company that makes Knifty Knitter) has some but they aren't great.
    I figured I would ask here if anyone else uses these looms and where you get your patterns?
    I think I'm going to buy her the round loom set this weekend when I go back to the craft store.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2009
  2. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used these an my kids tried them out too. they are fairly neat but my kids want to do it like I do.
     
  3. beektoria

    beektoria Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the Nifty Knitter is kinda fun. My daughter has a class at a nursing home in N.D. where she teaches the NK to folks who have a hard time doing the more traditional type of yarnwork. I'll ask her if she has any patterns. I've never seen any, I've just played around and figured stuff out. It's great for kids who struggle or don't have the patience for needles till their a bit older.
     
  4. beektoria

    beektoria Out Of The Brooder

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    Talked to my daughter last PM. She said they make hats for newborns and cancer patients, that's all they do. She thought there was a book at Walmart that had KN patterns but I'd just Google it and see what pops up.
     
  5. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

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