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May 8, 2013 08:50:10   #
cakediva
 
Does anyone know where I can find one of these....they came out with them in the "70's" and I haven't been able to find one since!!!!!
 
May 8, 2013 09:02:12   #
Yarn Happy (a regular here)
 
Is this what you mean?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1970-Grant-One-Needle-Looper-Faster-Easier-Knitted-Garments-/310663511405?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4854fcfd6d
May 8, 2013 09:07:48   #
bwtyer
 
Those were called Grant's one needle loopers- you might check ebay and etsy from time to time - I saw patterns for it at a yard sale but not the looper. I thought about buying the box of patterns just because they were vintage- but I didn't. Good luck in finding one- hope you do!
May 9, 2013 08:07:15   #
secelia8
 
Interesting gadget. How do you use it?
May 9, 2013 09:02:36   #
RoxyCatlady (a regular here)
 
I had one when I was much much younger - the "K-tel" version (came in two sizes!!)

It basically produced a sort of chained fabric, similar to crochet, and worked with a very similar motion to rug hooking. (not latch hook, rug hook).

You thread the yarn through the hole in the tip. Make your slip knot. Push the tip into the initial loop, hold the yarn along the needle, pull the needle back - new loop made. Repeat... For the next row, you would push the needle through the stitch, like for crochet...hold the loop, pull the needle back...

I know there is a website somewhere with directions (vintage interest type) - perhaps google for "K-tel knitter" - this was a "hot topic" in a Ravelry group a couple years ago...

editing to add - I googled: TV commercial: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eit8ulpCypY‎
http://marniemaclean.com/words/htmls/ktel/ktel_basic.html
for those who don't want to do youtube
May 9, 2013 09:10:15   #
secelia8
 
Thanks.
 
May 9, 2013 19:25:14   #
sallysilly
 
Thanks for the link. I looked at it but it looked harder than knitting or crochet. Maybe that is why its no longer around.
May 9, 2013 20:01:31   #
marystover
 
i have one that looks like the picture i saw. not sure if is what you are looking for. it was in my mom's knitting things and i had no idea what it was. i will never use it, if you would like you may have it.
May 14, 2015 07:19:35   #
cakediva
 
marystover wrote:
i have one that looks like the picture i saw. not sure if is what you are looking for. it was in my mom's knitting things and i had no idea what it was. i will never use it, if you would like you may have it.


OMG.....I just saw your reply...Omg..Omg..Omg!!!!!...unbelievable!!!....do you still have it?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-) :-)
 
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