I’m a Knit-Wit


I saw this Knit-Wit kit on sale but didn't buy it even though it was the last one, figuring I had enough flower looms; however, I decided if it was still there the next time I shopped, I'd get it… and it was, sitting slightly askew just the way I left it even though more than a week had passed. For $5.00, I can call it fate, a bargain, or maybe both.

The Knit-Wit is a new-again loom, once very popular in the 1970s and now repackaged. Mine came with both a square and circular loom, plus a DVD with helpful instructions. I started making flowers, following the instructions to create a border around each one. Then, I took it a step further and started connecting them together as I loomed, creating this … scarf? I think it's a scarf, anyway. I have about two feet done, 21 flowers in all, but I'd like to more than double the length. I'm using Marry by Rozetti, a yarn I'dbeen saving to practice cables or use the triloom to make another shawl. But for some reason, this retro, slightly-groovy scarf is growing on me. Or, is it growing on its own? Without me knitting anything? Hmmm…

Knit-Witting is sort of soothing, once you get the hang of it. What next? A pantsuit, perhaps? Thankfully, the biggest project I've ever completed consisted of 1.5 skeins of yarn, so I don't think a flowered pantsuit will ever be loomed by me.

2 Replies to “I’m a Knit-Wit”

  1. I too have purchased the tool kit and have been busy weaving the flowers. Now I have enough to put a scarf together. I noticed in the photo that you have begun to attach them together. Would it be possible for you to explain that part of the process to me. I am not a great sewer, so I need your expertise to guide me.

    Thank you so much, I am excited to finish the scarf’

    1. Thanks for your comment. It’s been so long that I’m embarrassed to say I’ve forgotten. I seem to recall running a strand of yarn from petal to petal, connecting a “new” one against the “older” one. You may want to try YouTube or Ravelry for tips. Good luck!

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