Friday, December 31, 2010

Round or Long Knifty Knitter Looms - Which is Better?

I'll admit, I am partial to the round looms. Why? Knitting on them flows better. When working a circular piece of knit, you never have to stop and work back the other way across the loom. You just continue knitting in a counter-clockwise motion until it's finished. No awkward edges to work around as with the long looms.

If you are working a flat piece of knit, you can still use a round loom. Just leave an opening between two pegs and work back and forth. The knitting will still be smoother than knitting with a long loom, because you don't have to work around the corners of the loom.


  1. Hi,
    I myself am partial to the oblong looms. For me it offers more challenge than the round looms. (going around, and around, and around...)
    With the oblong looms, you actually have to use your brain power, making sure you are wrapping the right way, when you either go to the right or to the left.
    So i feel that the oblong looms offers a challenge, which keeps your brain awake and aware of what you are doing.
    the "honeycomb stitch" on an oblong loom is absolutely beautiful, and requires a tremendous amount of concentration, That is what intrigues me..

  2. That is a good point mistyblue. There are some stitches that you can do on a long loom that aren't possible on a round loom.


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