Review of Knock-off Knifty Knitter on eBay

Knifty Knitter on eBay

Knifty Knitter on eBayIs it a good idea to buy a knock-off Knifty Knitter on eBay? Last year I bought a brand new 5 piece loom set for $5.00 and FREE shipping. Yes, it really was the original Knifty Knitter. I was so excited about this that I wrote a post and begged my readers so aggressively to take advantage of this deal that some folks thought I was the one selling the looms. But no, I just wanted to share some AWESOME news about an opportunity we may never see again. Just a few months later you probably can’t find anyone selling an original set for less the $25.00, In fact right now as I write this post, the purple 48-peg hat along with a yellow and green loom is selling for $90.00.

But never-the-less there are still some incredible deals that can be found. The price game is constantly changing which is why I want to give you a choice that is not a fluke but instead a constant. A “type” or “alternative” that I have seen for the last few years and have now tested that I think is well worth considering.

Like always, when I bring you a great eBay deal I want to remind you that I am NOT the seller. If you have a question about the product you must contact the seller directly.

Now let me tell you and show you a great deal on an alternative to the Knifty Knitter on eBay.

Your Search Method is Key

Knifty Knitter on eBayLet’s start with your key word search. What do you write in the eBay search box in order to find what you’re actually looking for?

For The Original Knifty Knitter on eBay

If you’re looking for the Original Knifty Knitter made in China and distributed by Provo Craft you may want to search for those exact words, ( Provo Craft Knifty Knitter ) and look for sellers in North America.  This will help you avoid generic looms that look like the Knifty Knitter and even have those words in the product description but are actually knock-offs. You know, like the fake designer purses that almost look like the real thing but are not.

By the way, if you need the Instructions I=included in the Original Loom Package : Click HERE

 

For The Generic (knock-off) Knifty Knitter on eBay

Knifty knitter on eBay

So I’m not a fan of buying fakes or knock-offs anything for so many reasons it’s not even funny. But In this particularly unique case I don’t have a problem with the knock-offs because the product is out of circulation through the original distributor. Provo Craft no longer sells the Knifty Knitter and so the seller of the alternative loom is not taking their sells.

If you are comfortable with buying a product that looks and feels almost identical to the original for a substantially lower price then let me give you your key word search. It would be,( Classical Knitter Knifty Knitting Knit Loom ) and look for worldwide sellers. Yes, this does mean that you will have to wait a VERY long time to get your purchase but for me it was worth the extra wait. So shop early.

I know that some of you think there is no difference in the four words above and these new five words. But if you’re not a believer just click the word links and you will see how different the results and the prices will be. Then I ask you to come back next month and check them out again. You will be shocked by the fluctuation in price with one search as opposed to the other.

Three weeks before I published this post –  I PAID $3.85 WITH FREE SHIPPING for my 24-peg loom. I had the option of the 31-peg for 4.65, the 36-peg for $5.65 and the 41-peg was 6.65.

 Pros and Cons of the Knock-offs

* Package Includes: Carry Bag, 1 loom, hook, needle, instructions

* Same colors for peg count: Example 24-peg loom is blue

* Plastic is more light-weight

* Pegs are glued-in

* Pegs are thinner

* Peg tips are smaller

 

To Purchase the Knock-of of the Long Looms : Click HERE

 

To Buy These Knock-Off Looms: Click HERE

 

A Truly Great Alternative – REALLY

4.5 stars

I can almost guarantee that other then say a garage sale your best bet on getting a really good price is to buy your Knifty Knitter on eBay. To get a crazy, crazy, out of this world good price buy a generic knock-off of the Knifty Knitter on eBay.These two are almost identical. I didn’t do 5 stars only because there is a tiny difference in the quality of the plastic and the size of the peg tips. I actually prefer the knock-off loom peg design. Also the pegs do not come off the base. For some of you this is good news. Now you don’t have to glue the base.

There are many Great alternatives to the original Knifty Knitter, such as the looms made by Darice and the Michael’s store brand, Loops and Threads. If you have followed me for a while you know that I don’t like Boye Looms. And thank God I bought mine with a 50% coupon from Joann’s. I know that they work great for some folks, if they work for you don’t send me nasty emails – we just have a difference of opinion. You might hate the color yellow which would make us even . Now back to the Knifty Knitter on eBay.

 

The Best Thing is : YOU CAN BUY EACH SIZE SEPARATELY

The fact that you can buy just one loom at a time is awesome. Other then this knock-off I believe your option is limited to the Boye brand of looms. I will repeat that I am NOT a fan of this brand. Poor quality and bad design.  This knock Knifty Knitter on eBay is actually a way better product for about 1/2 the price.

 

Video of My Side by Side Review of the Original KK Loom and the Knock-off Knifty Knitter Loom on eBay

 

Please remember that I am NOT the Seller for the Looms. If you have any questions or comments about a past or future purchase those should be director to whom ever you bought the Knifty Knitter on eBay.

I will be more then happy to answer any question about my opinions and welcome any of your own opinions or comments.

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Enter the Giveaway

Like most of my Product Reviews this one includes a give-away during the first week. I am using Rafflecapter to choose a random winner and because they add some fun options the game. If you have never used this module and you need instructions that include a video tutorial: Click HERE

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

  Good Luck with the Raffle. Remember that in some of the options on the Rafflecopter module you can enter the give-away multiple times

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Comments: 28

  1. Kat Pritchett September 6, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I have never been able to knit or crochet. I’ve had lots of people try to teach me. I began loom knitting about a year ago and your website and videos have been a very effective teacher. Last Christmas all my family members received hats, scarfs and slippers for this Christmas I have been knitting comfort dolls for OCC. It has been so much fun designing each doll. My daughter keeps telling me that they won’t go to the same place so it does not matter if they look alike. I know that but I want each child receiving one to have something made just for them with lots of love. l would have sent you a photo but could not figure out how. Thanks for sharing how to loom knit. I have found a ministry I can effectively participate in while being home bound.

    • Denise Canela September 6, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Kat – THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU my Sister for taking of your precious time to leave this comment. You have no idea how you have blessed me. You and folks like you make me love doing this. I ADORE GIVERS and when I know I have somehow helped it gives me great joy.
      A Giant Hug for You 🙂

  2. Stacie July 4, 2015 at 7:52 am

    I have been buying the knock offs to use at work.

  3. Stacie July 4, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Once I read the directions veru easy peasy. Ty

  4. Barbarajean Williams July 2, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Thank you for having sharing all that you do.

  5. peggy hadley July 2, 2015 at 3:33 am

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  6. Brenda July 1, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful videos and great instructions.

  7. Joy June 30, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Thank you for this information Denise. I’m going to try to get one on eBay. What do your think about the Martha Stewart Loom set?

    • Denise Canela June 30, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Can you believe I’ve had it for like – 3 years – never tried it !

  8. Joy June 30, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Thank you for this information Denise. I’m going to try to get one on eBay. What do your think about the Martha Stewar Loom set?

  9. Anonymous June 30, 2015 at 12:48 am

    thank you!!!

  10. Maddy June 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks Denise, your information and the time you spend posting videos is greatly appreciated.

    • Denise Canela June 29, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks for the Thanks Maddy !

  11. Shannon June 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I am a crocheter and would love to try loom knitting. I’d like to teach my 6 year old daughter as well!

  12. Pamela B June 29, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I’ve been borrowing a loom from a friend to see if it is something I’d like to try. Definitely wouldn’t mind having one of my own!

  13. Jodi June 28, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you for the review of the knock off versus the orginal KK set which I’ve been trying to find – will definitely be checking these out on E-Bay

    • Denise Canela June 29, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks for the Thank You !

  14. Marci Ellsworth June 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you for another informative article! I love loom knitting and you are an excellent source of help! Keep up the good work. Thanks again!

  15. Lynne Nisbet June 28, 2015 at 8:47 am

    As a novice, I would not mind experimenting with an alternative. I appreciate your comments since it make choosing one easier. Thank you.

    • Denise Canela June 29, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you for the Thank You Lynne

  16. wendy June 28, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Thanks for the great info as always. Of course i would try a knock off loom especially now it’s hard to get an original, tho I do love my knifty knitters & hope they never break. Fingers crossed on the raffle.

    • Denise Canela June 29, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks for the Thanks Wendy !

  17. Margaret June 28, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Yes, I would be willing to try a knock-off since the expensive alternatives like Cindiwood are way out of my budget. Actually, I could buy them, but then I wouldn’t be able to buy yarn to use with them. ?;o) Thank you for the giveaway!

    • Denise Canela June 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks for the Thank you Margaret – Good luck with the giveaway !

  18. Lisa June 28, 2015 at 12:21 am

    I have often thought of ordering the knock offs but the pics they use never gave me enough information. Thank you for showing a comparison and I would most definitely try them.
    P.s I absolutely love your blog and YouTube

  19. Letha Adams-Mayer June 27, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I love all the helpful tips and advice from this page. I have made some really neat things for my family because of this site.

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