I am pretty good at crochet. I suck at knitting. I've tried and tried, and it just never looks right. Then I discovered circle looms.
Now I'm making knits in no time. I finished this hat in about an hour.
Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of circle looms.
Provocraft makes plastic circle looms called the Knifty Knitter. This is a good economical choice if your a beginner. They are inexpensive, and easy to find at you local craft stores. Provocraft also has links to free projects to make with your looms. Your not limited to just hats. Make purses, scarves, blankets, and gloves. Each looms comes with detailed instructions to get you started and there are also full instructions on the how to of the different knit stitches on the website. I recommend the Knifty Knitter if you are using bulky yarns. Also, the better quality your yarn is, the better your hat is going to turn out. I used Tahki Montana pure new wool in Slate.
image via decor accents inc.
Decor Accents Inc. makes some of the finest quality looms I have found. These looms are recommended for every gauge and quality of yarn. The looms are all handmade, and different sized gauges are offered from a fine gauge to a regular gauge along with different sizes from newborn to adult. Decor Accents also offers a line of plastic looms and economy looms. You can also find links to projects on the website.
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