I consider myself a frugal person. I try to reduce waste and reuse things as much as possible. That said, I decided to combine my love of knitting and the mesh produce bags we often get from the local food bank to create a helpful household cleaning aid. In using this mesh, I am saving money by not spending extra money on specialty scrubby yarns in using what I already have.Continue reading
This year I decided to go dive into my cotton stash and learn new knitting stitches while doing so. Since May 2017 the book Loom Knit Dishcloths: Also includes Knook & needle instructions (Knit) by Kathy Norris has been on my shelf waiting for me to knit the items inside, among a few other books I’ll tackle too.
December is always a busy month and with that usually comes lots of knitting! I tend to prefer to give useful handmade gifts like wearables or helpful household items when and if I can. We don’t often have much money to spare when it comes to store-bought gifts and gift cards and have always found handmade a bit more doable with a smaller dollar amount but a larger sacrifice of time. Continue reading
Authentic Knitting Board recently released the Make Your Own Skarf Kit! This loom knitting kit is ideal to get one jump started into the world of looming or to gift someone that’s already much into this craft!
Everything you need except for a pair of scissors is provided to make a 60 inch scarf or cowl! The kit comes in a variety of colors which is perfect if you have a specific yarn color preference. If you are pondering age recommendations for this craft, know my six year old daughter can work this with ease. If you are intimidated by crochet or wielding knitting needles, a loom just might work out better!
What’s included in this set?
* A instruction guide with easy to understand illustrations
* 2 Striped Color Change patterns in the instructions
* 32 peg loom with 7/16 gauge ideal for worsted weight yarn
* 4.0 mm crochet hook
* darning needle
* knit hook
* Two 100 yds/91m balls of 70% acrylic/ 30% wool yarn
I guarantee that in no time one can make scarf upon scarf for loved ones as well as charities. I knit a scarf up with the contents of this set in only a few hours and it came out beautifully! It was so quick and easy. The yarn in the kit is very soft and provides a good warmth when worn. The loom in this kit is compact in size making it easy to mange and a great bring along project when out and about.
Though this kit only gives instructions for making one general designed knit scarf with different color changes, more can be done with it! Other projects and patterns can be found on the Knitting Board website! I’ve personally made cloths, headbands, squares for a blanket, and more with this sized loom!
This loom is priced at $25.99. You can purchase this set on The Authenitc Knitting Board website, as well as your local JoAnn fabric and craft store! It would make a wonderful gift for yourself or perhaps someone you know!