- Product Dimensions: 14 x 5 x 14 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
- ASIN: B000MAJQXA
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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The first few tries were frustrating, but like anything else, I just kept trying and now can turn out beautiful scarfs and hats at a FRACTION of the time it would take to knit with straight needles. The quality of the knitted pieces are great and with patience and an allowance for learning, anyone can turn out beautiful pieces of knitted items including panels to make shawls, sweaters, placemats, etc.
Instructions are sketchy at best, so I highly recommend going to You-Tube and search for "Innovations Knitting Machine". There are many videos that will help you with some of the various problems encountered such as binding off and keeping your stitches from dropping off the needles in the middle of a project. Also, there are several tips on picking up stitches and keeping your tension tight when knitting panels.
In my honest opinion, this machine is well worth the small price tag and would most definitely purchase another. I am very happy with it and intend to turn out other knitted items made from panels in the near future.
First thing I knotted was a scarf. Fast- in 3 hours I had a scarf 5' long! Can I do that with needles- NO!
It does drop stitches but so do all knitting machines. I don't see myself making a sweater like they say- but for hats and socks and scarf's- it's a bargain!
it's fun and something new to try at a great price.
BTW- I got mine at hobby Lobby after I printer the 40% coupon- it only cost me $16- I guess that/s why I love thins thing!
As Napoleon Dynamite would say, this knitting machine is a decroated piece of cr@p. I found it so frustrating to work with I'm afraid my son's preschool will call me tomorrow to report all the new cuss words he learned from me this weekend.
Whoever wrote the manual needs to be shot. I'm a tech writer and this sort of thing drives me crazy. If you can't make the steps simple and the diagrams make sense or actually LOOK like the product, then don't bother!
Honestly, should something supposedly so easy and fun have THIS steep of a learning curve? It took me a good five tries to finally make a tube based on how they tell you to do it. Ooooh, ahhhh...
I also don't think I went more than three or four rows before it dropped a stitch. It was worst when making panels - stop for any reason (including to turn the other way), the yarn goes slack and then it drops two or three stitches. Ditto with cranking it slightly forward or backward to fix the yarn going slack on its own - again, drops the stitch. I admittedly am not an expert knitter and I still don't manage to drop as many stitches as the knitting machine does - because of this problem I can STILL knit faster than this thing because I'm too busy fixing the dropped stitches or saying @#$&! it, pulling the work off, unraveling it and then starting over again.
Don't get me started on how it loves to tear up the fibers on fuzzy yarns.
Speaking of yarn tension, that's a nightmare too. They tell you to wind the yarn through the tensioner a certain way so it's not too loose or too tight.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had trouble with dropped stitches. Since purchase I gave it away and bought another brand.Published 13 months ago by Theresa D.
I bought it elsewhere; several things have to be done wind your yarn, make sure you have slack as you are knitting to reduce missed stitches. Read morePublished 14 months ago by T. Cham
I know there was a lot of 50/50 on this, but I think if you take your time and know your machines limits, you'll be just fine. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sarah R
I know why its currently unavailable because it has problems aaaahhhhh! Im Not happy with this product at all ! :( i wish I didn't buy it! :(Published 18 months ago by kelsielol
It took me four tries to figure out how to get something quality from this machine. I was on the verge of returning it in frustration. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
I bought one of these machines for myself (Amazon was out of it so I made my purchase at Fingerhut - the ones on eBay are way too expensive) and have had a lot of fun with it. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by sparky
Did you notice that the people who had success with this machine only made small things? I suppose it will do fine if you only intend to use 1 skein of yarn or don't want to add... Read morePublished on January 22, 2012 by Melohawk
I tried TWO of these machines giving it the benefit of the doubt the first time. What a mistake! The first machine I received turned about 15 times before jamming permanently. Read morePublished on November 16, 2010 by Crash
I bought this machine with hopes that I could make hats and cocoons for babies. The plastic hooks are cheap, some don't come up and grab the yarn and leave holes in the project. Read morePublished on March 10, 2010 by Amazon Customer