what type of loom for persons with reduced hand function?

Hi there

I am working with a young lady who would like to learn to knit. However, she has limited dexterity in her hands. Are there any looms available with extra wide spacing in between the pegs? Anything else you could recommend?

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Nov 30, 2011
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Give it a try NEW
by: Anonymous

I am teaching myself to knit and chose the Knifty Knitter because of my limited hand mobility and pain. One thing I like about it is I can set down my project when it gets to be too much and not worry about stitches falling off. I also don't have to try to hold the yarn and the tool at one time. The yarn can just rest by your side while wrapping.

I have watched tutorials where people have strung the yarn thru an old pen base or straw to help with wrapping around pegs. I haven't had to do this but it is an option to help thread the yarn.

Also using the bulky yarn really helps too, easy to grasp and less noticeable gaps when loops get too loose.

I hope this helps.


Sep 18, 2011
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Kniffty Knitter
by: Anonymous

Kniffty Knitter has all of the looms you need to knit and they have a weaving loom tool that helps people with low dexterity. Or if you are not wanting to pay a lot of money, you can cut a straw down to about three inches (more should you feel it is needed) and thread the yarn through the straw before starting any project.

Hope that helps. Happy Knitting!

Jul 23, 2011
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wider guage looms (dexterity)
by: jen

I only have the knifty knitters at this point - (round) = and they give me room enough to learn on, and are easy to hold -
The rectangular (long) loom knifty knitters are a bit harder to work with -

I did make a round loom with a sculpy base, and extra loom pegs - so one can make/ set them custom for guage (peg distance)

Hope you find one!

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