Knitting not only relaxes me, it also bring a feeling of being at home. -- Magdalena Neuner
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.
In the time it took me to watch one episode of Perry Mason (1 hour), I had knit a scarf that was 130" x 4". I cast off and stitched the ends together so it made an infinity scarf, which as you can see is really quite flashy fab. Perfect to wear over a t-shirt with a jean jacket for date night.
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 ball (135 yd) of Lion Brand Jiffy
2 balls (57yd) of Lion Brand Fun Fur
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 nay 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 warm gifts if knit in acrylic, for ease of washing, will be an appreciated gift.