- Compact - it is more portable than the knifty knitters or other wooden knitting boards and looms. Mine can be rolled up with a project on it without destroying it. Yet, when working on small projects, it will still sit upright on my lap or a table.
- Inexpensive - it's really cheap to make and doesn't take too much time or effort to assemble. No woodworking skill required or special parts to order.
- Resizable - It's customizable for each size project with minimal effort. And, can be broke up into two looms for projects in pairs like socks.
- Adjustable Gauge - I can change the gauge by changing the peg size or simply by adding a couple spacers between the pegs. No more large/extra large gauge only Knifty Knitter projects for me!
- Increase/Decrease on the fly - I can increase/decrease at any peg on the loom. Try that on a Knifty Knitter! Even the knitting boards can only increase/decrease on the ends unless you move each loop down the loom each time. May not mean much for most projects, but it definitely makes it more versitile. Should be great for cables and such.
- Double-knit - You can change the shape of the loom with a project attached to it, which is pretty cool. You could switch from knitting in-the-round to double-knit and back in a single project.
- Gussets - Now gloves and other items requiring gussets are faster and easier. You can knit them continuously all on the same loom.
- Also great for making i-cord, small projects like spool-knit, or even use it as a peg loom for rugs.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Advantages of the Flexible Loom
Over Standard Looms and Boards: