Double Knit in the Round?? (**and FREE GIVEAWAY!)

Absolutely! 😀

The newest addition to the KB Looms family is the Rotating Double Knit Loom and you can most certainly double knit in the round…the first one on the market with that capability that I am aware of!

The other really neat thing about this loom is that it has this attached stand that actually ROTATES as you work!  Sweet, right?  You can also create single knitting while using this rotating base by simply removing the inner loom and the pedestals that hold it and creating whatever you wish on the outer loom only.  That is adaptability that is truly intriguing for any loom knitter, for sure!

I’m going to let you head on over to the introductory post about this loom for all the knitty gritty details.

What I’m going to do for you here is share about how I felt about the loom and what I found I could do with the loom…things that you may find important to hear about from one loomer to another…

 

 

I know a couple things you may be thinking:

1) The framework looks like it might limit the length of the item that I wish to make…

I had this thought at first, too. The thing is that when you are creating something in double knit, especially in the round, and you reach the bottom of the framework, you can easily fold the bottom of the work up so that you can continue to knit a long piece.  You can even accordion fold or roll it so that more length can be created.  The other thing you can do is simply pull the knitting down through one of the openings between the pedestals to make more room.  I know that this seems common sense for working a panel of knitting, but it works to a good degree even while working in the round.

2) The base seems like it would be awkward to work in my lap, the usual way I like to knit…

This was one of my main concerns when I first heard the concept of this loom. It wasn’t until I opened the box, assembled it, and had it in my lap that I realized that the loom still sat comfortably on my lap and that the knitting rested at the height of where I actually prefer to work my stitches!  Let’s face it…we loomers have to find that perfect spot for resting our looms while working, right?  Whether we are propping it on pillows or blankets, or are using our own ta-ta’s to do this job, haha!, we are finding some way to get that knitting to the spot that is comfortable; both for seeing what we are doing clearly and for still being able to reach those pegs comfortably. 😉 I found that the stand did all this work for me, and actually made it easier to knit something in the heat of summer, because I wasn’t trying to find something else to put on my lap in between the loom and me!  (**Of course, if you prefer to loom knit on a table, this set up is completely conducive to that as well.) 

The fact that the base rotates is, of course, a big added benefit. I can’t believe how much I really love this feature! ❤ I found it made loom knitting just that much more pleasant.  There was no fiddling to readjust the loom and project, even when working as a panel and moving the loom back and forth to work each row.  When working in the round it’s just that much better to not have to worry about the yarn getting twisted or tangled around the knitting…it all just proceeded to the finish line very smoothly. Now I want a rotating base & stand on all my looms, haha! (KB, are you listening? 😉 )

3) The info states: “Knit in the round, or knit flat panels. Use some of the pegs, or all 52 of them, depending on width of knit desired.” Does this include all the pegs on both looms for single knitting?

The way this loom works, is that the 2 looms are supported each on their own pedestals. Assemble both looms on their pedestals for use in double knitting up to 52 peg pairs.

When using this loom for single knitting, the inner loom and its pedestals are removed so that you can have free access to let your knitting hang through the interior of the loom, as well as out the sides of the outer pedestals while working on the outer loom only. This outer loom has 52 pegs.  Because the 2 looms are not connected, there would be no benefit to leaving the inner one in place (if you were thinking that a larger project could be made by using both loom’s pegs).  Also, the inner loom’s pegs face toward the inside of the loom rather than the outside, so although you can technically loom from it as a stand alone loom, it might be a tad awkward with the pegs placed in that direction. 😉

What I found you could accomplish with this loom:

While working double knit, you can create a panel of 21″ in the round (or as a panel) using all 52 peg pairs.  I was using a looser stitch (ribbing) that had a lot of stretch to the stitches so it would easily fit all head sizes (junior-adult) with excellent comfort.

When using a tighter double knit stitch (basic stockinette) I found that I knit a panel of 15″ when using all 52 peg pairs. I’m a tighter knitter, so I imagine that other people with a tendency towards a looser tension would achieve a sample a bit larger in width.

When single knitting, this loom (the outer one is meant for use in single knitting) is 1/2″ spacing from center of peg to center of peg, so it is comparable to working with the 32 Peg Basic Loom.  I worked a sample using U-stitch that came out to be about 10″ using all 52 pegs.  which is about 5.5 stitches per inch.

Once again, this newest loom from Authentic Knitting Board (see my previous review post here) earns a 5 SHEEP rating from me! 😀  Well done, KB!

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The Giveaway:

To be entered into this drawing for a FREE Rotating Double Knit Loom, simply comment on this post below!  Ask a question, post your excitement…a comment from you will count as an entry. 🙂  ( A limit of one entry per person will be counted; drawing will be done by a random number generator on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 3pm PST, so get your comments in before then!)

Coming up next…

Stay tuned for a brand new pattern I will be releasing soon using this new loom! It incorporates both single and double knitting to best experience the wonderful features of the Double Knit Loom. I think you’ll like it!

Bethany~

(*all photos in this post are courtesy of Authentic Knitting Board)

 

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143 Responses to Double Knit in the Round?? (**and FREE GIVEAWAY!)

  1. Shawna Fay says:

    It looks really cool, I’d love to try it

  2. Tami Walsh says:

    I have been wondering for quite a while how it would be possible to double knit in the round on a loom! I can’t believe KB read my mind! This is just too awesome!! Thank you KB Looms 🙂

  3. Allie says:

    This loom is simply amazing!
    I would love to learn how to use it and win one!
    Thanks!

  4. Lynn says:

    Wow! This is quite surprising. I would love to try it out.

  5. T says:

    WOW a new toy and so many possibilities Can not wait to try this baby out!!!!!!

  6. K-Bon says:

    I love the idea this is a muti functional loom and a double knitting board, and the fact it has a carasole base makes it even more exciting❣️❣️❣️KB You truly are listening to us❤️

  7. Pat Tamm says:

    Would like to try it…

  8. Christine Mercado says:

    I love the idea of a double knit hat for warmth! I wish there was a way to make it adjustable so yuou coukd make different sized hats.

  9. jenm327 says:

    Sounds great! Would be interested to try this one as I have all the other looms and am curious about the ease of looming on the stand !

  10. Christine: You can actually adjust sizes a couple of ways…either by seaming separate panels together, or by creating different double knit stitches that would result in different gauges. 🙂

  11. Looks really useful love to see it in person!

  12. Ro says:

    Wow!, Bethany, thank you for sharing. This is a very interesting concept & I would love to try it out. I can, just image all the warm & cozy projects it can be applied too. Wonderful!

  13. Cindy Rankin says:

    Happy to see reviews on this loom. Going to have it to my wish list of looms!!!!

  14. Leticia says:

    I can’t wait to try this! Looks interesting!

  15. Lori says:

    Thank you so much for this detailed review. I am already intrigued and I love that it sits nicely on your lap. Right now it’s on my Christmas wishlist, lol.

  16. Karen Briley says:

    Sounds like they really put some thought into all the aspects of this loom. I love KB products!

  17. Danielle Powell says:

    Thank you! This is a must have!

  18. I would love the to try this! Look

  19. ShinPeng says:

    This is genius! And I love that it’s compact.
    Thank you for the thorough review.

  20. Jacki kelly says:

    Love the idea of the rotating loom.plus the base.a win win😊

  21. C R says:

    I love this! Love all the new looming products this summer!

  22. MaryAnn says:

    Double knitting in the round has definitely been a hole in our looming world and I’m SO excited for this addition. Double knit hats are great and to have an easier way to do that is fabulous!

  23. Linda says:

    Can a blanket be made on this? Hoping for a how to use video as I am a visual learner.
    Crossing my fingers for my 1st win of anything.

  24. Tammy A says:

    It would be neat to see how fun it would be to work with.

  25. Michelle Owens says:

    Love it!! Thanks so much for opportunity to win one.

  26. Stephanie says:

    Very neat. Wouldn’t the pegs on the inner loom be closer together than the pegs on the outer loom? Since it’s a smaller circle. That doesn’t mess anything up?

  27. Heather Gardner says:

    This looks really cool! I love to double knit on the long looms – being able to double knit in the round is exciting!

  28. Heather says:

    I love double-knitting. I can’t wait to try it in the round!

  29. Linda: Yes, a blanket could definitely be made on this. It would be done as you would with any smaller loom…in sections, then seamed together. 🙂 I do know that more instructional tutorials will be forthcoming soon.

  30. Stephanie: Nope! 🙂 All the stitches adjust accordingly while knitting. I can attest personally to that.

  31. melliebnh says:

    Very cool! Thanks for this review!

  32. Amy Havasy says:

    New things scare me.
    Can’t wait to try this one out!!! lol

  33. Frances says:

    What an interesting idea! Although I haven’t done much double-knitting, there are times it would be useful. Thanks for the review, and the give-away!

  34. Amy, haha! I’m glad your fear isn’t stopping you from trying it out! 😀

  35. Jennifer A says:

    This looks amazing! I’m so excited to try this

  36. vstaffen says:

    How did the tension work, did it maintain it’s consistency? Would love to try it?

  37. Joyce Bowers says:

    You answered some questions I had about this loom. I think I’d like to give it a try!

  38. Claudia Cano says:

    I love double knitting, and the possibility to work double knitting in the round is amazing. I dream about colorwork💕💕💕. I wonder what is the distance between the pegs from the outer loom to the pegs from the inner loom, and which weight of yarn is recommended for this loom?

  39. vstaffen: Yep! I haven’t noticed any tension issues. It seems to be working great for me so far! 🙂

  40. Joyce: I’m so glad I could help! 😀

  41. Claudia: Great questions! When I place the ruler at the place where the yarn would wrap around the pegs to double knit, it measures 1 3/16″. Does that make sense, lol? The best yarn for double knitting on this loom is either a #4 or a #5 weight yarn, depending on your project and stitch you decide to use. 🙂 (and I promise that colorwork is coming!!! 😉 )

  42. Dana Barber says:

    This looks really clever! I’m going to have to research it further.

  43. Karen Ellsworth says:

    I have not tried double knitting yet. This looks like it would make easier.

  44. angelphilipp says:

    Looks like a great loom Bethany!

  45. Looks very interesting! I love working on my lap, but always need a pillow to raise up my WIP. I don’t understand why the pegs on the inner loom face backward?
    What happens if you want to use it by itself? Is that not possible? TIA 🙂

  46. Suzy Notting says:

    Looks outstanding, I would love to use this as it should make some great projects

  47. Kathryn Jedro says:

    Looks so great, I want one!

  48. Betty Waldeck says:

    Wow my fingers are itching and my hook is jumping up and down, I love to try new things and the 1/2 is great for so many things. Thanks for the info.

  49. lkloomer says:

    Wow..I would just love this loom. I think it would really help with the problems I have with my hands. Excited and thankful to KB Loom company for their great products.

  50. Bob; The inner loom’s pegs face backwards so that when you wrap them during the double knitting process, the groove will be where you will be knitting the stitches over on that inner loom. You can definitely use it by itself if you don’t mind working the pegs on the inside of the loom and having the project hang towards the outside of the loom. 😉

  51. peggysueo says:

    This would be fun to try.

  52. Connie Gal says:

    I love the base of the loom ; hard sometimes holding a loom on your lap; also never seen double loom knit before; would it be quite a challenge to figure that out! Thank You for the giveaway!!!

  53. Deborah Grigsby says:

    Another wonderful toy from KB! Can hardly wait to try it out!

  54. Grandma says:

    This loom is very interesting. thank you for this review. Was it difficult to separate the inner loom from the outside loom?

  55. Grandma: There is no real difficulty in removing or replacing the inner loom. It has a little button that you press at the joints and then it can be snapped in or out fairly simply. 🙂

  56. Sandy says:

    I LOVE double knitting!!! Someday hope to own this loom.

  57. That is one cool loom 😀😀😀

  58. Tasha McRaniels says:

    Wonder what kind of pattern would be like in DK rounds. I am interesting

  59. Sharon smith says:

    Really interested in this for charity baby hats

  60. Sue Plihall says:

    Love it! Double knit in the round. Imagine all of those nice warm hats.

  61. Lexi C. says:

    Very excited to try double knit in the round. I’m a little concerned that your stockinette was so small though. (Well, I mean for an adult hat size.)

  62. Meghan says:

    I’m so excited about all the new looms! I love KB looms and their customer service is top notch! I can’t wait to try this loom out! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!!

  63. Keri Biebel says:

    This looks amazing! Thank you for your review. Answered most of my questions.

  64. Wilma Bates says:

    This loom looks amazing, I would love to have one.

  65. Tammy Dorris says:

    would love to try this kind of loom! looks so interesting! how do you do different sizes?

  66. Loreen McCaskell says:

    Love the idea of being able to double knit in the round and also be able to use as separate looms.

  67. Tina Scribner says:

    I need this!!!

  68. Tammy: Different sizes can be accomplished by either knitting panels and stitching them together, or by using different types of double knit stitches which give you different gauges. The ribbing stitch in double knit provides an extremely stretchy stitch which will fit most heads. The basic stockinette stitch is a tighter gauge, so will fit smaller heads. 😉

  69. Sheryl Jones says:

    Being on a fixed income I’m going to have to save up for this loom. I do hope I win as I love loom knitting and all things KB.

  70. Lexi: The one I used is the tighest stitch in double knitting. You could make a stockinette stitch of a different gauge by using different wrapping methods. The ribbing stitch I used was extremely stretchy, actually *looks* like stockinette, and would fit most heads. 🙂

  71. Jean Sudnik says:

    I am intrigued by this and want one. Price is affordable too.

  72. Melissa hewitt says:

    Can’t wait to try this wonderful creation!

  73. Brandi Arnold says:

    This looks really cool! I’d love win one!!

  74. Jennifer says:

    I am quite intrigued by this little loom. I can’t wait to see what people do with it.

  75. Melissa A Compton says:

    This is just so cool! This would be so neat to teach my dauhter with.

  76. Michelle says:

    Looks very interesting

  77. Karen Briley says:

    I had the idea that they could make whole line of different gauge looms that could be snapped onto the base. Wow. That would be exciting!

  78. Laura Heinz says:

    I’m excited about this double loom! I love my looms and would love to have this one to start my next loom project!

  79. Karen: Wow! That would be an awesome idea!!! 😀

  80. Paula Aites says:

    The Rotating Double Knit Loom looks so awesome!!! I look forward to making many projects for friends and family for the Fall and Winter. I see Christmas presents waiting to be knitted in my future!!! 😉

  81. Margarita lambert says:

    Thank you for this contest . I would love to own one . I ‘m always willing to learn new things everyday. Thank you .

  82. Angela Stewart says:

    I cannt wait.to this loom.

  83. Cecilia says:

    This will be a step up to my learning experience in looming! Double knitting is the wild territory I would love to conquer after the loomed socks.

  84. Melissa Laird says:

    Loving all the new looms this loom looks super cool I’d definitely love to be able to play with it

  85. luz says:

    love it, love it

  86. Lea Carina garcia says:

    So I’m new to loom knitting since June and absolutely can’t get enough. I’m learning new things everyday from videos and pages on fb. I would love to try this new KB product and learning new designs and tricks. So exciting to have this added to the loom knitting styles

  87. Kinsey Lee says:

    I really love how this new loom rotates! It will make it so much easier to work on any project. Such a versatile piece too! The possibilities are endless.

  88. Charlotte Zimmermann says:

    I’m intrigued by this loom. I don’t really do a whole lot of double knitting. Are double knit hats comfortable to wear? Also, would you hold this loom in your lap or do you think you would need a table to set it on?

  89. Paulette says:

    Looks intimidating but would definitely want to try it out!

  90. Carole Kingham says:

    I have bought all of the Authentic Knitting boards almost as soon as they first came out including the oldest ones with metal nails. I can’t wait to try this one…looks like a great new way to do double knit! Love clever new ways to do things!

  91. Kathy Cardellino says:

    I sure hope i win. Have been seeing so much about this. So excited about it as arthritis is limiting my yarn fixation.

  92. DJBarney says:

    This loom looks so interesting. Not something I would have thought of. Can’t wait to give it a test “spin”!

  93. Ronda Yancey says:

    Can’t wait to try it !

  94. Eileen Sexton says:

    My friend Debbie Miller just got hers, I would love to win one, they are awesome

  95. Charlotte: Double knit hats (and anything else, really) are super cozy and warm. 🙂 I love the feel of double knit pieces! It just has a super nice plush to it. ❤ You can definitely hold this loom in your lap or on a table, however you prefer. In the above post, there is a section where I address this very subject. 😉

  96. Margie says:

    Would love to see what can be made on this……looks interesting!

  97. Susan Derosia says:

    I really really want one of these!!!!

  98. Sharon Young says:

    Love the idea and am looking forward to making cowls, scarves, etc.

  99. Brandy Payne says:

    I’m so excited for all the new looms from KB!!

  100. katspell says:

    So excited about these! I love double knitting.

  101. katspell says:

    I can’t wait to try this. I love double knitting.

  102. Maria Daley says:

    Would love to win this. I have never double knitted and would like to learn. Just bought the KB small gauge looms and love them.

  103. Patricia Darst says:

    I can ‘t wait to try it!

  104. Melissa Fritsch says:

    I would love to try this loom! I have been waiting for something like this to be on the market!

  105. I’d love to considered to win! I think the first project I would make would be Christmas stockings with the loom!

  106. Kathy Flagg says:

    Looks like it would be a neat way to make things. I love to crochet and I want to be better at knitting and making socks!

  107. Shanta says:

    I think this is an amazing loom! I would love to try this out! I think it would be amazing to try out some double knitting patterns in the round.

  108. Amanda says:

    Nice

  109. Rachel says:

    I love how it is on a stand! It is so unique!

  110. kjc7823 says:

    I wonder how twisted a long piece would get with the rotation feature. But overall, I believe a nice product.

  111. Kathy says:

    Looks very interesting – would love to give this loom a try.

  112. This is so cool! I can’t wait to try it!

  113. Trish says:

    Oh my gosh! To be able to double k it in the round is a dream come true. Love this loom. I do hope there will be a loom in the future like this but with the ability to interchange sizes of looms.

  114. Heather Molsbee says:

    Can’t wait to try it! Going to have to get me one! Thank you

  115. Catherine Keller says:

    This is THE new loom I’d really want to try… I like the idea of a double knit hat in the round!

  116. Kimberly Welles says:

    OMG! This is cool. I haven’t figured out double-knitting yet but this makes me want to try it out.

  117. Jayme says:

    I’d love to make some nicer hats and scarves for the Minnesota winters!

  118. kaedejoy says:

    I have recently started loom knitting and stayed away from double knitting because the gauges and peg counts still intimidate me when trying to decide on a project. Hopefully this will encourage me to try double knitting

  119. Terry Taylor says:

    I love to double knit! And in the round, cannot wait to try! Although, I cannot get my head around the two sizes of pegs coming together.

  120. Lauri Allen says:

    This looks like a wonderful loom, but must wait to order one. Maybe I’ll get lucky and win one!

  121. Rhonda Wold says:

    I love the idea of the loom rotating on a stand!

  122. Kristina says:

    Wow, what a great concept! I haven’t done much double kniting but would love to try it. And the rotating base looks awsome! I sometimes have issues with finger pain, and this might just make everything a lot easier 🙂

    Kristina

  123. Georgie Smith says:

    I’m very excited to try this Loom. I have arthritis in my hands and I think this will be good for me. What size Afghan would it make if it was double knit?

  124. Mary Ann says:

    I would love to try this loom. I’m new to loom knitting and with having rheumatoid arthritis I think the rotating base would be a great benefit.

  125. Wow. Looming moving forward. Like how it is assembled

  126. corefoundations says:

    I appreciate this post, as you answered many of my questions (particularly the removal of inner ring).

    Thanks!

  127. Erin Turnbullurnbull says:

    I am very excited to see more patterns come out of the woodwork. I would love to get one of these! Are they easy to use?

  128. Misty Barfuss says:

    This new loom looks exciting! I’d love to try it.

  129. Cheryl Bonilla says:

    I am excited to get this loom!! Can’t wait to try it out!!

  130. Georgie: I list the sizes I got from knitting all the pegs using different stitches in the above post. You would need to seam panels together to get your desired width for an afghan. 😉

  131. Andrea says:

    I love KB! They always come up with the greatest ideas for new looms…

  132. Laurel Yedica says:

    How awesome is this loom?! Definitely on my wish list!

  133. Sara says:

    This would be perfect for me, Thank you for the chance to win!

  134. Nina says:

    Does this loom have the same pegs (material) as the All-in-One? I love that one, particularly the pegs…

  135. Maureen says:

    How exciting!! I would love to give this a spin!

  136. Ann Klepar says:

    This looks awesome

  137. Bev says:

    Today is my birthday and would love to win one of these.

  138. Joy Vera says:

    Love the idea of this
    I have a broken arm with hand nerve damage so it will be helpful.

  139. Nina: Yes, the loom/pegs are similar to the material that the All-n-One is made from. 🙂

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  141. Karen Sweet says:

    I would love to have this loom, I have Cerebral palsy and I loom knit with one hand. And I love to challenge myself with new looms

  142. Hannah says:

    So excited about this new loom

  143. I can’t wait to order this loom. Have to wait till payday. Winning one would be fantastic though

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