When I first started working with round knitting looms, for the most part I found it fairly easy, but I kept getting holes in my stitches. This means I was probably dropping stitches, but boy, it is really, really hard to fix a boo boo on a loom. It is just better to frog the whole thing and start over, or you have to live with your boo boos.
The looms do come with instructions and I found loads on the Internet as well, but they still didn’t really make things crystal clear to me. In fact, the instructions that came with the Knifty Knitter looms were some of the worst I’ve ever seen in my life! So I decided to purchase the DVD called Round Loom Knitting. It is available at the American Knitter web site as well as Amazon.
The DVD includes 4 projects, a hat, scarf, slippers, and socks. The hat is obviously the easiest, and after watching that portion of the DVD, I finally got rid of my holes. I’m not exactly sure why, but whatever they told me to do seemed to do the trick.
The scarf project I thought was kind of weird because they have you make basically a super long tube, and then you stitch the ends closed…weird…
The slippers look very promising, except those stupid pom poms will have to go. I’m just not a pom pom gal, I guess. But these look like a doable project and something that would make good gifts as well as donations to places like nursing homes and shelters.
Finally the last project they call a “sock,” but to me it looked more like a stocking, something you’d use for Christmas. It was just so thick looking I can’t imagine trying to wear these inside a pair of shoes. This project is also the most advanced of the three.
For someone who already has the basics down, this loom video probably isn’t worth the money, but for me, I was pretty lost and this really helped. Plus, I could see using this for my craft club, so that’s an additional bonus for me.