Knitting Without a Loom (gasp!)
That’s right. I suddenly had an urge to give knitting with needles a try, so I checked out a video from my local library and I started making the first project: a dishcloth. So far, I’ve learned to cast on, knit in the garter stitch, and increase by leaving a space. I have to admit, I enjoy using needles, especially because it gives a smaller gauge than the Knifty Knitter. I’ve played around with the idea of buying a smaller gauge loom, but we’ll see how it goes!
I’m using size 8 needles and a skein of Sugar ‘n Spice cotton. There’s one huge difference I’ve noticed so far between loom and needle knitting. Because I’m making smaller stitches, this is taking a long time!