I have been knitting for 33 years now, once worked for a yarn company, owned a yarn shop, so I am a bit jaded when it comes to new knitting products, but I tell you I bought myself a zippy loom and have fallen in love with it. It's a sturdy plastic loom with 4 pegs, but you can buy more to make a longer board or to create a frame with it, so you may easily knit extra bulky hats and afghans.
The key to this scarf is drape. You want to work with bulky yarns that are lightweight such as a traditional "eye-lash " yarn carried with an acrylic. Bulky wools wools won't have the same drape.
You will need:
1 Knitting Board zippy Loom
The directions for casting on, knitting and casting off are included n the kit and are exactly what I did. They are straight forward and simple. To see how to videos and to find other cute quick patterns for the zippy loom.
If your children have learned to finger knit, then move them forward with knitting using the zippy loom. Be warned, you will go through quite a bit of yarn, so ask friends if they have any left over bits in their stash that you may use. Get several boards and make afghans to donate to your local hospital or senior center. These are warm gifts and if knit in acrylic, for ease of washing, will be an appreciated gift.
This post is from January 2016. I switched blogging platforms and migrated my most popular posts. I lost all the comments in the process. So if you've seen this pattern and made a comment in the past, I do apologize. Leave me a new one! As always, if you see an error or have a suggestion, let me know.