Stitches are huge, project looks terrible!

I had just learned to knit when I read about the knitting looms. Since I wanted to make preemie and baby hats for the hospital, I thought it would be perfect.


But the stitches seem REALLY loose and "stringy" to me. I notice it calls for bulky yarn, or two strands of yarn. So apparently you can't make anything delicate...?

I used the Knifty Knitter variety pack. I see so many raves, and I know so little, it must be me. I'm following the directions and not knitting too tightly, just enough to have some resistance when I pull stitch over stitch. It appalls me to think I am too dumb to use these...

Do I need a fine gauge loom? Everyone seems to be using the Knifty Knitters happily to make all sorts of things. Any help or advice greatly, greatly appreciated.

I have laid my looms aside to return to Walmart right now but hoping someone can shed some light on this.

Knot So Knifty Knitter

Allie

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Jun 25, 2011
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great deal for the beginner
by: Anonymous

knitty knitter is def a great deal for the beginner, as you saw you want finer (more loops per inch). just buy a loom with more pegs per inch.
however less pegs per inch has advantages, eg some may want 'summer' wear and the spacing may be nice for summer attire.
you can also use the open look for swatches for patch work for existing clothing like a dull t-shirt or jeans.

i find the looms are quicker and great for last minute guest gifts.

i'm already have crochet hooks of different 'size' , so i wont' be getting more looms, which do take up much storage space..

Apr 15, 2011
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Preemie Hats
by: Betty

2 strands of soft yarn put together as one and run through a clear pen casing will make a beautiful hat. 15 rows highs no brim

Feb 28, 2011
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round looms with different gauges (finer)
by: Jen

Knifty knitter looms have pegs that will only produce certain gages, depending on the yarn and stitch you use - (the pegs are fixed distance apart)

However, though they still rock for me, here is a different gauge round loom for finer stitches - worth checking out!

they have specific smaller looms also for anything baby - (hats, booties, slippers, handmitts - etc)

Google/search: cindwoodcrafts.com

Jan 20, 2011
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re: Stictches are huge
by: Anonymous

I learned to use the loom by watching the utube videos. I am still learning

Dec 03, 2010
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Knit Stitch for Baby Hat
by: Jeannie Phillips www.aplaceformycards.blogspot.com

I have had good results with one strand of #4 yarn for baby hats if I use the knit stitch instead of the ewrap stitch on my KK looms... I have ordered new looms can't wait to get them!
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Jeannie

Nov 21, 2010
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Try Boucle yarn
by: Anonymous

I am having great results making baby blankets and hats using Bernat Soft Boucle yarn and using the "two strands as one" method.


Oct 18, 2010
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You need two strands of yarn held together as one
by: Anonymous

Knifty Knitters do indeed call for two strands of worsted weight yarn. If you want a delicate looking item, you will need a different loom with the peg spacing smaller. Wooden looms do have the smaller spacing you need.

Mar 20, 2010
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Knifty Knitter Looms vs. Authentic Knitting Boards
by: Anonymous

I quickly switched from the Knifty Knitters Looms to the Authentic Wooden Knitting Boards. They give much more professional results. Just my opinion!

Mar 18, 2010
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stitches huge
by: Anonymous

1 string of yarn is not enough yarn to fill in the gaps. the gauge on the looms are too far apart. try with two strands see if that helps. i made a scarf with only 1 strand and it came out loose and holey..

Mar 03, 2010
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Knifty Knitter Loom vs. Authentic Knitting Boards
by: JSWolck

After trying many projects on the Knifty Knitter Looms, I have switched over to the Authentic Knitting Boards. They are more expensive but the results are finer and look more like hand knitting.

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