The 8 Best Knitting Machines And Looms

Updated June 02, 2017 by Melissa Harr

8 Best Knitting Machines And Looms
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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Anyone who’s ever tried knitting knows that it can be fun, relaxing, and rewarding. But in today’s hurry-up world, it can be difficult to find the time. That’s where our selection of knitting looms and machines comes in. These nifty little gadgets help you produce hats, scarves, blankets, and even sweaters much more rapidly than you can by hand. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best knitting machines and loom on Amazon.

8. Readaeer Long Set

You might be surprised at how many items you can make with the Readaeer Long Set, which includes four loom rings, each 2 inches wide and ranging from 9.4 to 22 inches in length. This gives you flexibility to create scarves, shawls, socks, and more.
  • made from abs plastic
  • comes with instructions
  • longest ring is somewhat flimsy
Brand Readaeer
Model pending
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

7. Boye Sock Kit

You’ll be able to accommodate feet from the large to the teeny-tiny with the Boye Sock Kit, which has a 60-pin adjustable unit as well as a hook, needle, and instructions for seven different sizes. With its fine gauge, you can use nearly any sock yarn you wish.
  • can be used to make dolls' clothes
  • long-lasting metal pegs
  • a little tricky for beginners
Brand Boye
Model 8700000
Weight 4.8 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

6. Addi-Express Professional

The Addi-Express Professional is so simple to operate that you’ll be making scarves, ponchos, and afghan panels with just the turn of a crank. It’ll produce circular items that range from 4 to 6 inches wide and flat fabrics that range from 6 to 8 inches wide.
  • works with many yarn thicknesses
  • includes replacement needles
  • occasional dropped stitch issues
Brand addi
Model 9902
Weight 2.9 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

5. Authentic Knitting Board Afghan

With the Authentic Knitting Board Afghan, you’ll be able to produce a blanket that’s up to 5 feet wide in only one piece — which means no annoying sewing or seaming. This S-shaped model has 198 pegs, but you can remove some for smaller projects.
  • good for oversized shawls
  • smooth finish with no snagging
  • not as portable as other models
Brand Authentic Knitting Boar
Model KB8000
Weight 2.5 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Creativity for Kids Quick Knit

The Creativity for Kids Quick Knit is designed to introduce children ages 7 and up to the creative world of handcrafts. It includes everything needed to get started, including three balls of yarn that equal 90 yards in total, and a double-sided spool loom.
  • could make an excellent gift
  • decorative embellishments included
  • directions are not very clear
Brand Creativity for Kids
Model 1793000
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

3. Darice Set of 4 Round

In eye-catching neon colors, the Darice Set of 4 Round gives you choices for creating the perfect hat for anyone, from infant to adult. The set comes with a yarn needle, a pick, and a plastic carrying case for convenient storage and portability.
  • large gauge works with bulky yarn
  • sturdy construction
  • affordably priced
Brand Darice
Model 1171-58
Weight 13.6 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Clover Standing Oval

From a well-respected name in craft supplies, the Clover Standing Oval makes your knitting time easier thanks to its legs, which give you a base to work from. You’ll be able to effortlessly produce tubes of fabric and complete the short row stitches of heels and toes.
  • project ideas included
  • durable and well-made
  • company offers instructional videos
Brand Clover
Model 3178
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

1. Addi-Express King Size

The jumbo Addi-Express King Size offers a total of 46 pins and the ability to create flat pieces of fabric that are up to 17 inches wide. This machine is table-mounted, which means extra stability that translates into better speed.
  • designed and built in germany
  • includes lifetime guarantee
  • helps you produce gifts quickly
Brand addi
Model 8902
Weight 5 pounds
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

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Last updated on June 02, 2017 by Melissa Harr

Melissa is a writer, editor, and EFL educator from the U.S. She's worked in the field since earning her B.A. in 2012, during which time she's judged fiction contests, taught English in Asia, and authored e-courses about arts and crafts. In her free time, she likes to make stuff out of sticks and string.


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