The Knitters loom is my favourite rigid heddle loom, it's light, simple and folds completely flat so you can store it beside your sofa or carry it will you to a craft group. It is slightly more expensive than the "static" rigid heddle looms as I term them, but for me having them assembled, lacquered and having the ability to store them easily makes it worth that extra bit which over the lifetime of the loom is really negligible. Whichever loom you decide on you'll have a lifetime of enjoyment with a good quality and beautiful product.
Three great weaving widths 30cm, 50cm and 70cm (12ins, 20ins and 28ins). The loom is ultra portable being lightweight, compact and folds in half – even with your weaving in place. Fast - from yarn to scarf in two hours. Easy - a loom that is simple to understand and operate with nylon warp stick ties, handles, cogs and pawls. Weave fancy yarns with the wide-eye 7.5dpi (30/10) reed. The loom is made from Silver Beech hard wood and comes assembled and lacquered, with all the warping tools – ready to use.
The flexibility of the Knitters Loom means you can be weaving in your lunch break, while camping, or when visiting friends.
- the most portable loom
- quick and easy to warp and weave
- lacquered and assembled
- 4 reeds and carry bag optional accessories
All Knitters looms are available as a combo - includes the Knitters loom carry bag.
Also available are 2.5, 5, 10 and 12.5 dpi (10, 20, 40 and 50/10cm) reeds so you can weave fine to textured yarns.
|| KL3 - 30cm (12")
KL5 - 50cm (20")
KL7 - 70cm (28")
|| KL3 - 2.3kg (5lb)
KL5 - 2.8kg (6lb)
KL7 - 3.7kg (8¼lb)
|| reed 7.5dpi (30/10cm) wide-eye,
2 x lacquered shuttles
- KL3 - 26cm (10") and 36cm (14")
- KL5 - 36cm (14") and 56cm (22")
- KL7 - 56cm (22") and 76cm (30"),
step by step instruction booklet, threading hook, warping peg and clamp.
I do recommend getting the bag (preferably at the same time as the loom as it's cheaper that way) because these bags really are very useful and very well made. If you are taking your loom out and about with you the benefit is obvious, but if that's not your intention it could seem a bit of a waste of money - not so. If you store your folded loom in the bag then everything is all together - all your reeds, shuttles and pick up sticks not floating about the house getting lost or sat on. The cat/dog/miniature pig can't shed fur all over it or sleep on it and it also family proofs it as it's out of sight so meddling hands can't 'clear it away'.