The green and the blue are for my Grandma, the purple is for her caretaker, Josephine.
The Knifty Knitter looks like this (above). It is basically a loom. You weave your yarn around the hooks (I normally just use the first 6 or 7) and then weave a second layer over top of that. Then you lift the bottom layer of yarn up and over the second layer. After that, you weave a new row over what was the bottom row. It is seriously easy - I do it while I watch TV (and by the way, I've never been able to pick up real knitting. I can crochet - slowly - but this is the only way I can make a real knitted scarf).
I always use two spools of Lion Brand yarn because it makes the scarves extra thick and plush. The yarn I use costs about $5 each roll, so scarves end up being around $10 each. They also have Knifty Knitters for making hats and socks, but I've never had much success with those.
Have you ever used a Knifty Knitter? We first tried it when my sister won a Knifty Knitter set at Michael's 6 or 7 years ago. After that we were both hooked. I believe the looms cost around $8 each and I've seen them at JoAnns and Michaels. I think there are other brands too, but I could be wrong - I've only used the Knifty Knitter brand but I saw what looked like other types at Michael's the other day. I've had the same one for at least 6 years now, but I have to buy new needles/hooks each year because I constantly lose them (they are .99 cents). The biggest expense is the yarn - I've never made them with anything but Lion Brand, but I've been looking at the cheaper ($2-$3 spools) lately and I would like to try making a scarf out of those. Knifty Knitting is a really fun craft and a great way to make gifts.
Thanks for reading!