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August 2nd, 2007 at 08:16 am

Grant’s One Needle aka/K-Tel

Thanks to Brenda’s leads on the “other name” lots more info is emerging

I am completely enjoying all the “memories” people are sharing and will be adding them to the comments as permission is received.

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    Wed Aug 1, 2007 8:01 am (PST)

    Hi Wheat,

    I went to take a look a the One Needle Looper and had a chuckle. It brought back memories.

    Back in the mid 1960’s my aunt decided to teach me to knit (well this was a forced decision on her part, ROFLOL). So I got a set of needles and yarn from her.

    I cannot say that it was easy but I started to learn.
    Then one day I see this ad in a local store for a Looper. It was said to be easier to do then knitting or crochet and faster then either.

    I took my little bit of money and bought one (still have it stuffed away somewhere). I took this all faster tool home to play with.

    What a mistake. It was difficult to use, slow, and totally frustrating with really lousy instructions for a kid to try to figure out. Away in a draw went the looper and out came the knitting needles.

    Why bother with something hard, when knitting with needles was so much easier was the idea I got.

    Several times over the years I have run across that looper. My thoughts have always been I should throw it away, give it away or something,

    But then second thoughts have been, well maybe someday I will locate instructions and give it another try from an adult point of view.

    Maybe someday I will.


    Email-Comment on August 2nd, 2007
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    Thanks so much for this! I would definatly give this a try if I could find it at a reasonable price…just ‘because’! :o)

    craftinmom on August 2nd, 2007
  • 3

    In Montreal, these ‘needles’ turn up regularly in church bazaars. I have several of each size (There are two sizes.), and I have begun using one. Begun … nothing beyond a few rows. It may be easier than knitting or crochet, but only for someone who has zero knowledge of either. I haven’t yet gotten rid of them.

    Jessica-Jean on July 31st, 2009
  • 4

    I am looking for a looper. Mine broke and I still use it!

    Marie Baneulos on October 11th, 2009
  • 5

    Iv had this looper sence I was very young and wanted to learn to do needle work. Iv lost my instructions and would like to be reminded how to use the one needle looper.

    Bonnie on January 28th, 2014
  • 6

    I am 54 years old and got a Looper when I was about 9. It was simple to use and i made multiple scarves, slippers, and throw rugs with it. I still ahve it today and get it out on occasion to teach my grand daughters how to use it. It brought much joy to me as a child and a felling of accomplishment. I found another one on ebay a few years back and purchased it. I enjoy using it and spending this time with the girls.

    treaty on April 9th, 2014


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