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Great little gadget
on December 27, 2006
that with a little practice, can turn out very wearable scarves and ponchos, purses/bags, little flowers to adorn purses/make brooches out of, baby blankets and sweaters and little booties and matching hats--just use your imagination and I'm sure you can find lots more stuff to do with this. Like cell phone cozies or MP3 player holders or hats for adults and kids or a belt or....
I have both this new version and 2 of the older style versions of this Knit Wit tool. Both sets seem sturdy and work well. I have lots of old books to use with the older version and let me just say, they are funny, especially the long skirts and high neck tops the women of the 60s and 70s wore. But I think I can adapt the older patterns for use with today's yarns and styles and if you can round up some of the older pattern books from ebay or elsewhere, I bet you can, too.
But don't use it with super bulky yarns such as Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. All detail is lost with the super thick yarns and the resulting knotted mess is not pretty! The two samples I made ended up being turned into fluffy, knotted, tangled looking cat toys, so it wasn't all a waste of time.
3 ply and 4 ply yarn is fine, just not the super bulky variety. The sport weight, fingering weight and baby weight yarns look best, in my opinion, as they show the detail of the strands of yarn and the pattern they make to full advantage.
I also tried homespun, boucle and ribbon yarn and had good results with all of them, but I used ones that were lighter in weight/heft. Fun Fur did not work well for me, but maybe that's just me.
Look online for Hanaami Loom or Hannaami flowers/blooms to see more examples of what you can do with this type of craft.
Get out there and get crafty.