Knitting is an old art form which has regained popularity in recent times, so is the case with the knitting looms. Knitting on looms is much easier than knitting on needles. Various manufactures produce knitting looms that can be used by knitter at home. These are easy and convenient items that help to make knitting interesting. These knitting looms range from, plastic looms to the heavy duty wooden looms.
The knitting looms available in the market, belong to the various shapes and sizes, including round, oval and rectangular. You can also buy looms in shapes like butterfly, which are helpful in creating knots and crochets. Various brands have launched fun filled looms which glow in the dark. These knitting looms are helpful when you want to work while watching TV or in a dimly lit room.
Parents can gift child knitting loom sets to their children on birthdays. The child set includes a set of four plastic looms, with all the instructions, all the possible steps are taken for the safety of the children. But it is advised that these looms are not for the children below 5 years of age.
By gifting your toddlers a set of knitting looms you can inculcate and develop this art at an early age. It is also said that knitting is a very good recreational activity. These looms can also be used for worsted and bulky yarns.
A round knitting loom can be used to create tubular objects like hats, wrist warmers and so on. The round knitting looms come in single rake or double rake, i.e. it has a single row of pegs or a double row. A single row loom can be used to create objects with one right side and a wrong side. While the double peg loom is used to create a garment that can be used both the ways. You can easily make tube scarves, golf covers, stockings and much more using these looms.
Rectangle knitting looms are useful in creating scarves, Afghans, and other large projects. This loom has a single rake, and hence it is easy to work with these looms. If you buy a set of rectangular knitting looms, you will get rectangular loom, pick and hook tool and the necessary instructions.
These knitting looms are a boon for every beginner, and amateur to the world of knitting. The knitters who are unable to knit using needles can surely use a knitting loom. By using various methods of wrapping the yarn on the pegs, you can create knit works of various stitches and patterns.
If you have left knitting because of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other ailments, stop worrying and regain your talents. The knitting looms available, does not put any stress on your back hence providing you with utmost comfort.
The projects created using knitting looms are as good as the ones prepared using needles. Hence with out wasting any moment, get yourselves a knitting loom, with the help of which you can create exquisite knitted items at a much lesser effort.
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My husband Steve made me a yarn bowl for our wedding anniversary, and I posted a photo of my knitting on Facebook to show my friend, and my yarn bowl was in the photo. Well, all of a sudden literally hundreds of knitters, crocheters, loom knitters and their boyfriends, husbands, etc were contacting me asking to buy one, so that is where it all began! Please take a look – they make great presents, and really do prevent your yarn from rolling all over the floor and getting tangled!
Can I plz see a pic of your yarn bowl Lorna baker?