The Loom....is it faster?

by Melissa
(Portland Oregon)

I am really interested in making a large blanket or throw for a friend....does knitting larger projects on a loom cut the time it would normally take on needles? Just trying to find a way to speed up my knitting to get more done!

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Mar 29, 2011
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looms / needles
by: Anonymous

I found a 38 in. long loom and made a baby blanket on it. There are different size wooden looms that are available. I have the 18 to 38 in ones. The large round knifty knitter looms are great too if you wan to put panels together to make a customs sized afghan. good luck

Mar 15, 2011
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Maybe...
by: Anonymous

I think loom knitting can be faster than needle knitting, especially for people who have trouble manipulating the needles. One of the things I've noticed about loom knitting, though, is that a lot of the looms need thick (ie bulky or super-bulky) or doubled yarn in order to make a solid fabric. That certainly would speed things up, but knitting on needles with the same thick yarn would be fast too - if you know how to handle the needles. An afghan is a big project. If you're not good with needles you might have better luck with a loom, and it may be faster for you. But you'd have to get a really long loom or make pieces and sew them together.

Jan 25, 2011
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looms vs needles
by: Susan

In my opinion I think that the looms are faster. I tried on needles and found that I was spending too much time on one row especially since I was purling and knitting on the same row. Good luck.

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