SHE WANTED TO KNOW HOW I KNITTED THE HAT – KNIFTY KNITTER LOOM HOOK

Knifty Knitter Loom Hook

Pros: affordable, durable, easy to use, rubberized grip

Cons: can fall into the bottom of a knitting bag (but has a colored handle to spot)

A true compliment is when I give a knitted gift to a friend, only to have her friend fall in love with the hat and want to know how I made it.  I love to loom knit, and one of the necessary tools is this Knifty Knitter Loom Hook.

Description

One hook comes per package.  The hook tip is angled in an “L” shape.  It also has a rubberized handle, with makes it easy to grasp.  The hook I purchased has a purple handle that measures about 3 1/2″ long.  The silver “hook” part is 1 1/2″ long.  When bought new, a safety piece of plastic covers the blunted hook tip; remove it before use.  Provo Craft manufacturers this tool.

My Experiences

I inherited my mother’s extensive yarn collection.  Since I had trouble knitting the regular way with knitting needles, I experimented with loom knitting.  I fell in love with this easy way to create knitted items and invested in the Knifty Knitter looms.

Essential to successfully using the looms is to have a loom hook.  I bought extra so that if I misplace one, I immediately have another loom hook to use.  My cat has kleptomaniac tendencies.  He will grab anything of interest and scoot away with it.  Yes, I have caught his furry little paws nabbing the loom hook.  He seems to like trying to sneak away with the hook more than playing with the yarn.

Using the loom is easy.  The looms are round or oval/rectangular and have upright pegs.  Wrap the yarn around the pegs to form two rows of yarn on each peg.  Use the loom hook to catch the bottom strand of yarn to lift it over the top of the peg.  Do this for each peg to form knitted rows.

I find this loom hook comfortable to hold and use.  Never has one of these hooks been a problem.  They are durable.  The colored rubberized handle makes this tool easy to spot amid my projects.  I also like it that they are inexpensive.

To keep track of the loom hook, I tuck it into one of the skeins of yarn I am using.  (I often use two different colored yarns to create a custom color blend for each hat or scarf.) There is always a project in process … sometimes two!

Summary

I would definitely buy more of these Knifty Knitter Loom Hooks.  They are excellent quality.  It is also an affordable hook, so I have extras on hand to use.

Enjoy the day,
Dawn
http://dlstewart.com

Copyright 2015 Dawn L. Stewart

 

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