Knifty Knitter Loom Set with Slim Jim Review and RAFFLE

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Knifty Knitter Loom Set w Slim Jim

 

This is more than just a product review and RAFFLE of the Knifty Knitter Loom set with Slim Jim. It is also a review of a an unbelievable deal. It is already well-known that the Provo company has manufactured a solidly well made loom . The difference here is that instead of the usual all round. all long, or all rectangular set you have four distinctly different looms with unique uses. First, I think of all the set options available this is the best for a beginner that has NO loom. Secondly, to get this 6 piece set for $4.99 with no shipping charges is outrages. Note that I am NOT the seller. I bought this exact set on Amazon this year. My not-so clear screen shot receipt is below. I tried to make it look better to no avail.  It says “You purchased this item on May 14, 2014″. Now look at the price, $19.95. That is the same price or close to it, right now, today.

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To Purchase: Click Here

 

YOU CAN BUY IT RIGHT NOW FOR $5 OR YOU CAN WIN IT IN THE RAFFLE. Scroll down to enter NOW because it ends in 6 days at midnight from the start date, 09/22/2014.

******** Note that I can not be responsible if the price changes or the item is sold-out by the time you visit the seller because again – I AM NOT THE SELLER.

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Loom Knit Newborn Hat Pattern for a Boy – FREE

Free Loom Knit Newborn Hat Pattern for Baby Boys

Loom Knit Newborn HatAll newborns are babies but not all babies are newborns. Make sense? Well, I say that because this is a loom knit newborn hat pattern for a tiny baby that is less then a month old.  To be more exact I would say no more than a week or two depending on the baby. This is not going to fit the average 2 or 3 month old unless the baby is a preemie. So the purpose of this little hat is for the parents to bundle-up their new little man warmly to take him home from the hospital. To increase the size of the hat for a bigger baby use the medium 31-peg loom and use the size chart below.

I made this pattern specifically for a boy because I wanted to give it to The Period of Purple Crying. It’s an organization that is focused on helping to educate people on Shaken Baby Syndrome. According to their ClickforBabies.org website, which is their resource page for knitters they don’t get enough baby boy caps. By the way, this is true for most charities. We knitters prefer making girly stuff. So this is my small attempt at leveling the knitting field. To meet their guideline specifications you just need to change the color of the hat to purple and remove the button. There shouldn’t be any attachments on the hat. If you like the contrasting color in the middle of the cable you can also embroider a mock button in its place. A circular piece of felt is also an option.

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Knifty Knitter Instructions PDF for Round, Long and Rectangular Loom

Knifty Knitter Instructions PDF

Knifty Knitter Instructions PDF

If you’re as create-fully mess as I am you loose things. If one of those things is the instruction booklet for your looms don’t panic I have the Knifty Knitter Instructions PDF right here for you. With a simple click on your keyboard you can download the original little manual for the round, rectangular or long loom and keep it forever. Just remember to back-up when you update your computer

By the way,  the instructions will work for the Darice, Boye, or Loops &Threads or just about any commercially available loom. Most of these have very few variants. They all are just about the same size and have the same number of pegs. Give or take a peg.
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The Crocodile Stitch on a Knitting Loom

The Crocodile Stitch Also Known as the Scallop Stitch

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Scarlett Royal is an AMAZING loom knitter. I featured her free stuffed animal patterns and videos earlier this year and the response is still high. Personally, I get at a lost for words about her skill with the loom. When she puts her mind on a task and her hands on her tools she does things like crack the code to create a pattern for THE CROCODILE STITCH on a loom! I am super, uber happy. I have to think that you are too. Needle knitters have had this technique since the invention of dirt. Now so do loom knitters. To make the gift even way better there’s a video tutorial. I can already picture the edges on a poncho or shrug. The creative juices get going when you have such great stuff to work with.

You must see the gorgeous pictures at the bottom of this post of the Realistic Owl Hat she made using this textured stitch. Well… enjoy and please please tell me what you think.

Note: Image Credit: Scarlett Royal

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Yarn Giveaway September 2014 – Our BIGGEST

Yarn Giveaway September 2014

Yarn Giveaway September 2014

This months prize is Six Skeins of Yarn! Our biggest yarn give-away this year.  I want to make it memorable and I want to do that in more ways than one. By educating my readers and at the same time encouraging the winner to use the yarn for a great cause, Cancer Awareness.

The prize will include 6 skeins of yarn in various Cancer Awareness ribbon colors. It will be a mixed lot with different brands of soft yarn.

I hope you take part and have fun. Tell us your favorite charity and their website address for more raffle entries.  Remember to read the terms and conditions.

 

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Please Share this Link. This one is More Than Just a Give-away.

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VERY IMPORTANT: The winner Does Not have to use the yarn for Cancer or Any other charity.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter The Yarn Giveaway September 2014.

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How to Make a Grip for Your Hook Pencil or Tool – EASY

How to Make a Grip for Your Hook

How to Make a Grip for Your Hook - Pencil on a Loom Learn how to make a grip for your hook, pencil or straight tool using any size long knitting loom. two round looms attached or even a bracelet loom. Easy to follow text, picture and video tutorial.

The grip is especially great for knitters with carpal tunnel, arthritis or those that simply prefer a thicker handle. I wasn’t sure about adding volume to my small Knifty Knitter hook but after several months of knitting with my chubby hook I have to admit that I love the look and feel. Plus now I can make it what ever color I want or how many colors I want. It isn’t purple anymore. Even more important it was a fun project that I really enjoyed doing. Too Cool!

This is Beginner EASY. I would say that a child as young as 6 or 8 years old can handle the work with very little supervision because the steps are few and constant.

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My Recent ILLness and The Future of This Site

Come Loom with Me – AGAIN

Come Loom with MeIn June I had a diabetic seizure.  It was very scary. I had never been diagnosed with diabetes. What’s worst when I had my complete physical exam I found out that I had A LOT of other serious health issues. This surprised me beyond measure. It totally “freaked” me out and its taken me a long time to recover – more mentally than physically.

I apologize for my neglect of this site especially the monthly yarn give-away so many loyal readers were enjoying. I have grown to really appreciate so many of you. I must admit that I felt spoiled with all the compliments, kind words and awesome questions that kept me on my toes.

 

I am much better now thank God… time for you all to come loom with me – Again !

We’ve had a lot of fun. So ladies and gentlemen start your finger engines and  Please, please return on September 1, 2014 for our biggest yarn give-away yet. I’m working on putting together a bundle of at least 6 skeins. Different brands colors and textures. Perfect for the ending of the warm days and the beginning of the cool nights. If YOU win you can loom knit endless patterns til your heart’s content.

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Yarn Giveaway June 2014

Yarn Giveaway June 2014

Yarn Giveaway June 2014

 

A cool choice for Yarn Giveaway June 2014 is Premier Yarns, City Life Ladder Yarn. Perfect for a light weight project. There is no sign of winter in the air but every now a then you need a thin cover for a late night stroll or a quick movie with some friends or your loved ones.

List of Color Choices: Click Here

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Yarn Giveaway May 2014

Yarn Giveaway May 2014

Yarn Giveaway May 2014

 

Yarn Giveaway May 2014 is two skeins of Paton’s beautiful Silk Bamboo and the awesome book by Denise Layman, How to Knit Fashionable SCARVES on Circle Looms.

A book on scarves in the month of May when you live in Florida or any warm climate is a bit off I must admit. But for one thing many of you live in places where a scarf is not to much. Actually this gear is still in the front of your closet if only for a brisk night-time walk.

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Yarn Giveaway April 2014

Yarn Giveaway April 2014

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Yarn Giveaway April 2014 is a bit late this year. Hope you guys feel the yarn is worth the wait. These little guys are just in time for color-full Spring and Summer.

This is especially true if you plan to celebrate the season with kids and if you enjoy putting together Easter baskets.

Let me give you some details about the yarn and the contest.

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Loom Knit Stuffed Animals 10 Free Patterns and Videos

Loom Knit Stuffed Animals by Scarlett Royal

Loom Knit Stuff Animals

Beautiful loom knit stuffed animals by an extremely talented loom knitter. Scarlett Royal is a stay at home mom which that alone makes her close to perfect. To top that off she is a great artist who is not the least bit camera-shy which is great for us YouTube addicts.  I am a visual learner and can’t always follow extremely detailed patterns. Being able to watch a step by step tutorial makes the project doable.

I love every one of this little guys. In the little time she has available she has blessed followers with some really awesome projects made on looms.

I will update this post when ever Scarlett adds more critters.

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Three Step Stitch On a Round Loom Pic, Text and Video Tutorial

Three Step Stitch on a Round Loom

Three Step Stitch

The Three Step Stitch is the best looking loom knitting boo-boo I have ever seen. I first saw this stitch on Karen Aicken’s Pinterest board.  Zoe MacLean created this beauty when she got confused on how to knit the Mock Crochet stitch. I just love it when things like this happen, don’t you. Especially because some people think only perfection works wonders.

Yet some of this worlds best creations are a result of human (the best creation EVER) error.Like sticky notes and chocolate chips great creations stand alone as ingenious products. To the point that the average person never finds out the original intent of the creator.

Thanks Zoe, I wait anxiously to see your next wrong turn. And without further ado… lets break down the Three Step Stitch in Four Easy to Follow Steps.

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For a VIDEO TUTORIAL Scroll to the bottom of this page.

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Yarn Giveaway March 2014

Yarn Giveaway March 2014

Yarn Giveaway March 2014

This giveaway is all soft and filled with yarn in Your favorite colors. So how do I know what your favorite color is if I don’t know you or the winner?

Because these 3 Skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn will be made up of 1 color chosen by me, 1 color chosen by the winner and 1 color will be the Caron Simply Soft shade most mentioned in your comments.

 

 

 

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Chain Cast on – Picture, Text and Video Tutorial

Chain Cast On – The Favorite Method for my Round Loom

Chain-cast-on My favorite method to get my yarn on the loom and ready for knitting is with the chain cast on. This is a clean, less loopy, less of a loom knit look to your edges. Some people get it confused with the crochet cast on. That is understandable because it is done with a crochet hook but the technique is done differently and the result is different.  Here is a link to a YouTube video by Isela Phelps, one of my favorite loom knitting authors and teacher showing you how to do the crochet cast on: Click Here.

In this article I will go step by step on how to do this really cool and easy cast-on method using pictures, text and for those awesome people like me, I have a video tutorial. If you have never done this technique I suggest you start with the video at the bottom of this page.

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Darice Knitting Loom – A Product Review

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The Darice knitting loom is a Great low-cost alternative to the more widely known Knifty Knitter and more widely available Boye Brand. In all honesty right now I’m not a fan of the Boye Loom. I have issues with its design. If you want to know the specifics read my product review by Clicking Here.  The funny thing is that I told a person why I don’t like the Boye Loom and she told me that was the reason she liked them. So always read reviews because one girls bummer is another girls blossom.

As for myself I am a true believer of the Darice knitting loom. It is very similar to the others with just a few slight differences that make this choice the right one especially for first time loom knitters.

I am really impressed and want to tell you why even if you already have a set of Knifty Knitters or Boye these are worth spending the money. I’m still baffled by the lack of suppliers for this great tool.

Let me convince you that it is worth going on-line for them ….

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