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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2013
I saw some products made from this on Martha Stewart and wanted to give it a try. The flowers are quick and easy to make. I felted some coasters then needle felted the flowers made by the Bucilla onto the coasters, they looked great. I wanted a delicate touch and that's exactly what I got.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2014
This is a wonderful tool. 1) For it's ease of use 2) It is an easy project to put down, so if you need to stop you can and begin easily enough again as each little round or square takes about 10-15 minutes and 3) They are wonderful home-made gifts.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
What I like: The instructions are great for getting up and running. The pictures that accompany the directions are reasonably clear and the brochure format is nicely portable. After a few practice rosettes, I was more comfortable making rosettes without the instructions. I also like the pom-pom and tassel makers that came in the package. I found these the most useful -- my 8yo daughter can make pom-pom animals and I can make fringe for my other yarn projects.

What I don't like: The instructions don't tell you what to do with the beginning and ending tails that are created or how to secure them. A slight tug on either tail unravels the entire rosette or leaves a gaping hole. Just making a knot doesn't always work -- sometimes making the knot pulls the entire rosette out of shape. For a complete craft n00b like me, this is critical info that should have been included. Unfortunately, these tools are not as popular as other yarn crafts such as loom knitting or needle knitting, so finding supplemental info is well nigh impossible. The closest I could come was a video of an informercial on YouTube which of course was unhelpful. Buyer beware. It would have been nice to have had a troubleshooting section in the instructions for solving common problems.

My verdict: It's not worth the paltry sum they're asking for. My kit cost around $10 and if I still had the receipt, I would get my money back. After spending several weeks trying to figure out how to keep the rosettes intact once they were off the tool and joined, I gave up. There's only so much failure I can take, after all. Save your $10 for an extra few gallons of gas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2015
I have a square tool already and have been looking for a round one. Also lost my instructions it has been so long since I used this tool. They will make excellent flowers to put on foam wreaths.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not as easy as it looks. Takes practice and patience. My attempts were not correct and I lost interest in it quickly.
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on June 7, 2015
No directions in English
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
been looking for this loom for years!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2009
Fun to do, but not much you can do with the finished knit wit. I prefer Kumihimo (Japanese Braiding) and would recommend that to someone who is looking for a fun, easy craft for embellishing. Best Kumihimo disc I've found is the one from v v prints.
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on January 12, 2015
Great!
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