First, let me say I am not really a knitter. I dabble, and I don’t like patterns. So mostly I create scarves and blankets and every few rows, I change the stitch so I’m not bored
I thought this loom might switch things up for me! It is very easy to knit using the board. You just wrap and slip, and there are tutorials on the website. I decided that rather than doing one stitch per peg, I would skip a peg and create a more open, rib-knit kind of look.
No. 1 observation- pick a yarn that has some give. Mine did not, and it made sliding it up and over the pegs a bit of a nightmare! I felt like I was struggling with it. Plus, my yarn is a loosely twisted kind, so the little needle tool that you use for sliding it up the pegs kept getting kinda stuck inside the layers of yarn, or pulling it apart…so- use a slightly givey/stretchy yarn that is tightly twisted.
This is absolutely NOT anything against the loom itself- which is beautifully made, fits nicely in your hand, and works as it is expected to. My experience had more to do with my inexperience, lol.
No. 2 observation- I’m a slow knitter on this board. The photos below represent 2 hours of knitting, and I must admit I became impatient. I don’t think I’m meant to knit with this kind of loom. I wanted to show photos, so I gave up, slid it off, and here they are.
Now- this loom is meant to make socks, and there are TONS of sock patterns online for using with a board of this type. We also have some info on the site with a stripe generator for socks too. I’m sure someone who likes to knit on a loom or board would really love it, so I’m going to give it away in a month to someone who comments on my post