The Martha Stewart set seemed to have it all. Adjustable, regular and large gauge for versatile projects, it can even be used as a weaving loom! So I bought this set with high hopes that I would be able to make anything from a sweater to a sock on it. How wrong I was.
Here’s the deal. I have barely been able to use this loom set for any projects. Each of the interlocking plastic pieces have been set in a mold that leaves little residue and makes them just ever so slightly irregular. The irregularities affect whether the pieces will go together to make your big circle or rectangle, and they affect whether you can fit the pegs in the little holes (see pictured below).
So when I try to make a sock or hat loom, if even one of the holes doesn’t fit a peg, it messes up the whole project. I will add, every time I make a project, at least one (usually more) do not fit pegs in the holes. When you put your pegs in, they don’t have a satisfying “click” that lets you know it is all the way in. You just push and squeeze the peg in there and hope it doesn’t fall out while you’re knitting. Usually a few fall out while I’m knitting. This was not the loom set I hoped it would be.
- Can knit with chunky or worsted yarn
- Can form long or round loom in a variety of sizes for any project
- Can use this set to weave as well as knit
- Comes with a great instruction and pattern book, as well as online database of many patterns that work with this kit
- Pieces are poorly made and do not fit together well
- Pegs can fall out easily while knitting, or not fit in to begin with
In theory, this is a great loom set, but in real life, it’s a mess. I would not recommend you buy it and spend hours trying to turn it into a working loom set when it will just break your hear and possibly ruin your knitting in the end.