Ultimate Oval Loom Product Review and Patron Giveaway

Ultimate Oval Loom Knitting Set

Ultimate Oval Loom

I received the Ultimate Oval Loom from Leisure Arts for a product review. When I opened the box and spent some time researching not only what I had in hand but what others were saying. I was shocked and surprised. There is so much more to the Ultimate Oval Loom Knitting Set then meets the eye. Not even the manufacturer was focusing on any of the best qualities I immediately noticed.

I believe loom knitters are totally underestimating this knitting set. Scroll down to see the VIDEO below.

Included in The Ultimate Oval Loom Knitting Set

Ultimate Oval Loom

2 Looms: A Large Loom with 70-pegs 15 1/2 x 9 3/8 and a Small Loom with 54-pegs 11 3/4 x 5 1/2

1 Book: Oval Loom Knitting Beginners Guide with 7 Patterns

Hook: A Very Basic Loom Hook

Heads-up No Needle Included – Unlike most loom sets this one does not include a yarn needle.

 

Hat Size of Basic Beanie with Oval Loom

Large:  Adult 23 1/2  inches in circumference

Small:  Child 18 inches in circumference

 

PROS

Design: The elongated oval design makes it easy to handle and great for storage and transport. I like the shape of the pegs. The head is wide enough to keep the yarn on the peg – as long as you’re not a wild knitter. They are narrow enough to make removing a loop an easy task.

It is a small gauge loom so your fabric will have a really nice tight stitch.

The Hook is ergonomically fit – with a nice rubber handle. They could have sharpen the edge better.

Construction: It is made with a sturdy light weight plastic.

Price: On an average between $14 and $19. A really amazing prize for 2 looms and a great book.

Availability: You can find this loom easily. In some local craft stores and department stores including Walmart and most online stores including Amazon and eBay.

Book Included: The Beginners Guide is an extremely good book. It alone is worth the money. There are 7 patterns by designer Kathy Norris author of so many books including; The Big Book of Loom Knitting and I Can’t Believe I’m Loom Knitting.

The projects are so pretty and practical, see the pictures above.  The book allows you to see what a diverse line-up of patterns a loom (in general) can produce.  After knitting the socks and the mittens you will better understand that the shape does not limit you in the least.

Here is a great bonus, the patterns come in several sizes from Child to Adult

 

CONS

Patterns: Other than the ones included in the book I have not found any designers creating patterns for this specific loom. Not that there needs to be patterns for the Ultimate Oval Loom specifically since in reality you can substitute this loom for any other small or large loom if you know what you’re doing. The problem is that many loom knitters cannot make that leap.

Confusion for BeginnersBeginners see an oval loom and don’t understand that you can knit any shape on this loom. The fact that the product on the front of the box is oval doesn’t help at all. I believe small thumbnails of the other projects somewhere on the box and the cover of the book would have served them better.

High Peg CountA high peg count is great for the look of the fabric but it also means you have to do more knitting to get the finished product. This is not a problem for some knitters, especially those with some experience. However, I’m not a fan of high peg counts for beginners or kids.

 

CONCLUSION:

Ultimate Oval Loom

I really like this product. It’s well designed, well constructed, priced affordably and readily available. The book is an incredible bonus. The concept of knitting mittens and socks flat was genius. Gave the loom more diverse uses.

 

To BUY THE LOOM : Click HERE

 

Patron’s Loom Giveaway

If you are a Patreon Patron current or past, you can enter to win this awesome loom.

PLEASE ONLY ENTER IF YOU ARE A Past or Current PATREON PATRON

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Comments: 52

  1. Amber Nickens February 1, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I am just coming back to loom knitting (I did a lot 10+ years ago with only knowing the e-stitch.) This site has been invaluable to me. Since I have the ginormous gauge Knifty Knitters I have been looking at smaller gauge options. This is cheaper than the 1/2″ gauge CinDWood ones I think I saw you recommend elsewhere–would you recommend it as a next step? Or hold out for the CinDWood ones? I’m also wanting to collect a few sock looms (Knitting Board seems to be the most available option for those) or other finer gauge looms–I’d love your recommendations for those (Especially as my niece is begging for sweater dresses for her dolls–Barbie needs a fine gauge 😉 )

    Also, do you have any posts on the techniques you use when starting a project or in edging one? I find that is my greatest challenge right now. I am looking elsewhere, but so far have found your explanations to be the most clear.

    • Amber February 1, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      Had to come back and say thanks–I did find a few cast on tips (I just needed to keep going further back.)

    • Denise Canela February 2, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Hi Amber – there is a cast-on and bind-off I use A LOT : Click HERE

      Also – here is a Barbie Dress I did a hundred years ago: Click HERE

      And – CinDlooms are sooooo worth the money they are AWESOME – but the Oval loom is a GREAT purchase for under $20

      For my fav Cast-on and Bind-off: Click HERE

  2. Lynn January 29, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I was so glad to see your review! I just got an Amazon gift card for my birthday, so those have gone right into my cart!! ?

  3. Karen January 27, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Was wondering, do you have any patterns or suggestions for a large dog sweater on the knitting loom?

    • Denise Canela January 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks for asking – but I don’t

  4. Karen January 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I think this would be perfect to make a large doggie sweater for my dogie. Hoping the luck is with me. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Aloha,

    Karen

    • Denise Canela January 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Yes it would be good – but I don’t have a pattern yet

  5. Denise January 26, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Am excited about the giveaway!

  6. Lynn January 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you for the review, I might have to pick these up. Thank you for all your generosity in everything you share, I love your site.

  7. Mary Yoder January 18, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Like most other commenters, I had seen these looms and had dismissed them due to their oval shape. I am use to knitting in the round on my trusted Knifty Knitter looms. Thanks to Denise and your wonderful and enthusiastic review on YouTube I decided to take the plunge and purchase these looms. If you are purchasing at Wal-Mart, I would suggest you order on Wal-Mart.com and select the Free Store Pickup because the online price is $14.39 which is lower than the price if I walked in the store and purchased off the shelf ($17.99). The online savings is about the price of a skein of yarn. 🙂

  8. deborah January 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Looks interesrting. Can’t wait to get my new loom.

  9. Amy Donato January 17, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Thanks for telling us about these looms. I bought mine in Walmart for $17.99 and find them to be easy to handle and the finishing product comes out beautifully. Saw these looms before in other stores and was hesitant in purchasing because of its shape, not realizing you can still make a round hat on an oval loom…duh! Thanks again, Denise!

    • Denise Canela January 17, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      Hey Amy ! So nice to hear from you – thanks for the thanks and the feedback. I really appreciate it !

  10. Laura Cutler January 17, 2017 at 3:26 am

    I’ve been eyeing these at Walmart. I would love a chance to win them!

  11. Lucy January 16, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I also looked at the Amazon reviews and someone mentioned that the larger loom is too large for the average adult and the smaller loom is too small for the average adult. Would you please share your experience? Thank you!
    PS. Love your website and videos.

    • Denise Canela January 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Lucy – the size of the loom is not the only thing that determines size – the stitch, the yarn and even the knitter can make a big difference. Here is a visual of the difference in the size of the knit stitch: Click HERE

    • N January 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      I have the same opinion, the large is way too big and the small is way too small for the average adult. I’ve tried many different stitches to try to find something that would work, no luck yet. I wish they would make a size in between.
      If anyone finds a stitch that works on either size for an adult, can you please post it? So far, I’ve been using the large and cutting it and sewing the new edges back together.

  12. Nicole January 16, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I will have to keep my eyes open for this …. I’ve never seen it in a store.

  13. Ardith Beers January 16, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I definitely would like to have the oval looms. I do like the smaller pegs as it will take the thinner yarn. The book sounds great since it gives the directions for all sizes. I am anxious to try it–also since the tios of the pegs are smaller, it will make it easier to do the cable stitch..

  14. Stephanie Loomis January 16, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Super excited to try this one

  15. Juanita Winkler January 16, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Looking forward to trying an oval loom … hope I can win this one! LOL.

    • Juanita Winkler January 16, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Ok, it’s my first time commenting. Denise, I love your reviews, I did purchase the purple replacement loom from Cindwood Looms, and your tutorials and patterns are just awesome, I’m getting the hang of knitting these beautiful hats and scarfs. Thank You for opening my world a bit more!

      • Denise Canela January 16, 2017 at 9:32 pm

        Juanita – sooooo glad you decided to comment – kind words fuel the soul, the head and the hands. Thank YOU !

  16. Ruthie January 15, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Great review! I don’t have any oval looms myself, but it is nice to see another brand the market. Well at least a brand I haven’t heard of anyway.

  17. Karol Beaufore January 15, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I think this is a great idea. I know my oval sock looms are easier to use then round Loom and easier to store. I would love to win the giveaway.

  18. Robert K January 15, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Really interested in seeing some actual projects made with this. I’m tempted as I saw the oval loom in the store the other day, but I didn’t pull the trigger. You just might have convinced me to however.

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      It’s really worth it and if you’re going to buy it at a store – if it’s a craft store you can use a coupon 🙂

  19. Bonnie L Visser January 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Excellent video my dear!! I too purchased this set at my local Walmart and love it! I did the cowl from the book and since my neighbor was going on vacation, I gifted the cowl to her. Since I have many different types of looms, my intention was to get my neighbor to learn how to loom knit so I wanted to see how well this loom would work for her, as she has cancer and at times she feels weak, so I wanted a light weight loom for her to work on and this loom set fits not only my budget but I know when I buy her a set that she can handle it as well, and we can loom knit projects together with great ease.

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Bonnie – that is BEAUTIFUL. Talk about being a blessing. I’m planning a small gauge loom pattern – hope to complete it by Saturday. Maybe you guys can try it when she returns. Love to see the family growing. Hey and I had not considered the fact that it being light weight would be good for those with health issues. Thanks for adding that bit of info.

      Big Hugs friends – you always have a little treasure for me and I really appreciate it.

  20. Heather January 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Denise good review of oval Loom. What’s the distance between pegs. I like the tighter lol you mention becaus the kk looms give a loos fabric look unless you use chunky yarn. Thanks for video.

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      I believe it’s 3/8. You know that you can get a tighter stitch even with the KK – its all about the stitch not the distance in the pegs. Click HERE You don’t always need to use chunky yarn.

  21. Alli January 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Wow, this looks challenging but fun! Hope I win! Thank you for your review!

  22. Peggy F January 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I have been thinking about buying a loom with pegs spaced closer together. I will give this set a try. I like the look of a finer gauge, but don’t know if it will be too tedious for me. Thank you for the review – looking forward to your afghan pattern in March.

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Hey Peggy – I totally understand your reluctance with the higher peg count. It’s one of the reasons I come back to the KK looms. 41 pegs beats 70 when you want your project within a decent time frame. But there is a cost to which ever one you choose. Some times I have to be forced out of my comfort zone.

  23. Aimee January 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Have been loom knitting about two years. Just bought the KB Afghan loom and would love if you would do a video making a blanket on that loom. But, I have been making hats and scarves with use of your very detailed video instructions. Love your videos. This loom would make an excellent addition to my round looms.

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Hi Aimee, I have a blanket pattern scheduled for March but on a 41-peg loom. I try as much as possible to stay within the set of 4 looms most loom knitters have. Sooooo many folks on a tight budget but I want them to stay in the community and enjoy the craft without having to spend more money.

  24. terry January 15, 2017 at 7:52 am

    just when I thought there were no more different loom shapes ! awesome, cant wait to try!

  25. Anonymous January 15, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Are the pegs actually tighter than the purple loom? Since it seems very universal what wrap of stitch do you think would produce the best basic work on this. I’m guessing your standby the u-wrap, but might this be “the” loom fo true?

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Hi – yes the gauge is smaller then the purple loom. I would say any stitch is going to look great on this loom. I would use it more often except for the fact that a large portion of my followers do not have it and I want to serve my folks as much as possible with what they have on hand right now.

  26. Teresa Matson January 15, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Thank you for doing this review! I have picked these looms up and put them back down a hundred times! Just happen to be going to town and will be getting my kit today! The book sold me! I have been wanting finer gauge looms but can’t afford my faves (Cindiwood) and I think these two will work just fine! It was hard to see the top of the pegs but you answered that question for me. Can’t wait to get the kit home and try an adult hat! I have a smallish head so should be interesting to see if it fits me or my daughter will be getting yet another hat!

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Hey Teresa – the kit is a great buy. I hear you and agree with you about Cindiwood. I love the product and the people. They are the top of the line but this is a great substitute. I would say that it might be a good idea to use a rib stitch for your first hat until you get a sense on personal size.

  27. Carol Maple January 15, 2017 at 5:45 am

    I love loom knitting because my kids can do it and it is easier to fix my mistakes. I love the fact that this loom has more pegs. I want to make larger projects and most of the looms that I have do not have enough pegs.

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Hey my friend – just keep in mind that more pegs does not mean larger.

  28. Susan Harris January 15, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I love the concept and I’m looking forward to the videos to see how you convert the round to the game oval. Keep up the great work!!

  29. Dora January 15, 2017 at 1:23 am

    havent tryed the oval looms yet but would love to

  30. Theresa Carroll January 15, 2017 at 1:07 am

    From your description this sounds like a good loom.

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

      It really is a Great buy – not for beginners – but for you Theresa it will work for sure

  31. Mary Borruso January 15, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Wow looks interesting!

  32. Jena January 15, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Can’t wait to see a video from you on the Oval loom. I just got my set and can’t wait to use it. I love the thought of knitting flat and then gathering for a different style looking knit on the striped hat pattern!

    • Denise Canela January 15, 2017 at 9:49 am

      You and I are on the same wave – loved the stripe hat…. and if you look at the stitch up close it has really nice texture

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