Almost finished with Project

Fiber Gadget Guy's picture

Several months ago I bought a book about board knitting. I thought you would only be able to do one of two stiuches with it but found out that there are about 30 to 409 stitches in the book and even cables. I set out on my first project and am almost finished with it now. Just a simple stitch done on the 10" board. I have stretched my legs a little bit on this and found out some do's and don'ts and about ready to start some other projects. I have been carrying this around with me for several months and it looks like I am finally going to get to finish it. While carrying this around with my I have kind of gotten the nick name of Gadget Guy so if I can find a way to change my name on here it will be to "Fiber Gadget Guy.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great looking project. I

Great looking project. I once helped a friend with her thesis concerning knitting rakes. {Another name for these gadgets.} At that time, 1970's, there wasn't much information and I was able to direct her to Mary Thomas's Knitting Book, which had information on building - and using - them. It's nice that almost dying craft forms are being brought back.

Fiber Gadget Guy's picture

It is hard to excplain here

It is hard to excplain here because there are so many things that you can do with those looms. Round tubes are one, flat panels that are just the size of the loom, flat panels that you use the pegs on both sides of the loom so it is double the size of the length of the loom and so on. The best thing I can suggest that you do is go to YouTube and search for Kniffty Knitters. There are lots of videos that show you what you can do. Other searches are frame knitting, amish knitting, board knitting, loom knitting and so on.

Kerry's picture

What an interesting looking

What an interesting looking gadget.

BrentGC's picture

Bill, in my very brief

Bill, in my very brief experience, one can do either tube projects or flat objects, even with round looms (which I have). The two biggest limitations I've found with the looms is that one is limited to the number of pegs on the loom, and that some of the stitches may be called the same as with needle knitting, but are created in a much different fasion, even though the finished product looks the same. There are some translation issues between needle patterns and loom patterns.

I have found a couple of very easy to understand instructional books for loom knitting, and one is specifically for cables, etc. So, I believe that most anything can be done on looms that can be done on needles. As Gadget Guy says, it's just a different process, and depends with what the person feels most comfortable.

For me, looms opened up the knitting world for me, and allowed me to get comfortable with knitting, and the processes/terms, etc., involved in the craft.

Brent

P.S. Gadget Guy...gorgeous scarf and gorgeous color!!

Fiber Gadget Guy's picture

Thank you very much for the

Thank you very much for the comment!!! IThe size of the loom is important for what you are making and they have one loom that is called an infinity loom. It is a figure 8 shaped loom made with pegs. You can knit one sided items on that. The scarf in the picture is actually a double knit. Both sides are the same. It is not a tube. The circular looms are more for the tubes, but you can also make flat panels on the round looms also. This is getting me open to all sorts of different types of fiber arts and it is comfortable for me to use. I have looms like this that are 8", 10" (shown in picture), 18", 28" and also a 38" which is for making afgans and large shawls.

Bill's picture

Thanks, Brent... I'm

Thanks, Brent...
I'm intrigued..I want a quick way of knitting tubular scarves for felting..but I think a children's toy knitting machine will be my answer...

Fiber Gadget Guy's picture

There are two ways you can

There are two ways you can go. The different colored plastic looms that you can find at Walmart and such are known as Knifty Knitters. There is also one called the Innovations circular knitting machine. It is like a sock knitting machine that you crank except it is much larger.

Bill's picture

Thanks, Christian,...that

Thanks, Christian,...that Innovations machine might be perfect for what I want to do...

Bill's picture

I've been wondering about

I've been wondering about those looms...is that a tube? ...is the scarf double thickness?