Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Knifty Knitter

I know that the Knifty Knitter looms have been around for a while, but I am just now finding the time to play with them.
Have any of you used these?
So easy!
I am not a knitter, and I could do hats with about 5 minutes of instruction.
The looms come with a detailed pattern (including pictures), but if you are a visual learner (like me), there are some helpful tutorials on YouTube.

I made my first baby hat in about 2 hours.

The pattern says it's best to use a Bulky weight yarn, or combine two stands of 4- ply worsted weight.
I have a lot of left over 4-ply, so I combined a light pink and a dark pink.

I've already started a second hat, this one will be a child size.
One of main motivations for making these hats is to provide donations for Humanitarian Aid provided through my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
With the heart wrenching stories taking place in Japan, I've hardly been able to watch the news.
Like many of you, I keep thinking I am only one person, but what can I do to help?
I feel very comfortable contributing through my Church because they are highly organized and 100% of donations go to those in need.
"Emergency Response – The Church strives to provide immediate assistance following disasters. The Church provides food, and other relief supplies as needed. In 2010 the Church provided relief to people affected by 119 disasters in 58 countries."
I know they are providing great assistance in Japan already.

One of the biggest challenges taking place in Japan is dealing with cold temperatures of winter.
Our donated quilts can make a difference, and so can a knit hat.


Carol said...

I've seen those looms, but was still afraid...I am totally knitting you think I can do it???????

Lois Evensen said...

I used those as a child and even have my old ones in the drawer in my sewing/yarn room. I don't use them any more because I move so fast on double pointed or circular knitting needles. The Knifty Knitter is pretty cool for learning or for people with arthritis who can't easily hold knitting needles. They produce a very nice piece.

Myrna said...

oooooo, now I'm going to get my looms out and follow in your example. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Char said...

I've never tried them. This would be great for me because I can't knit.

Nicole MacDonald said...

so cool!! I want one now ;p
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Material Mary said...

Way to learn a fun craft. Those knifty knitters are great and lots of fun. Looks like you are doing great with this!!

Julia said...

What a nice easy way to knit a hat..gosh, I remember those looms way back.
Your doing great with it Nedra