Things You'll Need
- 250 to 300 yards of super bulky, or 6-weight, yarn
- Knifty Knitter round loom with at least 12 pegs
- Loom tool
- Yarn needle
Knitting a scarf using a Knifty Knitter loom requires no previous knitting experience. Round looms are not just for knitting hats. A scarf can be made in just a couple of hours using a simple pattern and some chunky weight yarn. You can easily coordinate your scarf to any outfit or to suit any person by varying the yarn texture and color that you use.
Make a slipknot with your yarn and attach it to the anchor peg on the side of the loom.
Cast on 12 stitches. To cast on, begin by wrapping the yarn around each peg, pulling the yarn toward the inside of the loom and then wrapping to the left, in a counterclockwise direction. This is called an e-wrap and will leave one loop of yarn around each peg you are using. E-wrap each peg twice, working back and forth, then knit off each peg by using the loom tool to bring the bottom loop from each peg over the top loop, leaving just one loop on each peg.
Work Row 1 by slipping the first stitch, purling the next 10 stitches and knitting the last stitch (Sl1, P10, K1). To slip a stitch on a round loom, simply skip working that peg. Carry the yarn behind the peg to the next peg.
To purl a stitch on a round loom, place the working yarn below the loop on the peg and bring your loom tool from top to bottom to catch the working yarn. Pull the working yarn through the loop on the peg, lift the peg loop off and place the new, working yarn loop on the peg.
To knit a stitch, simply e-wrap the peg so two loops are there and use the loom tool to lift the bottom loop up and over the top loop and off the peg, leaving just one loop on the peg.
Work Row 2 by slipping the first stitch and then knitting to the end of the row (Sl1, Knit across).
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your piece is 70 inches long.
Bind off using the flat removal method, leaving one stitch on the last peg. To do so, knit the first 2 stitches. Move the loop from the second peg to the first peg. Knit over by taking the bottom loop up and over the top loop and off the peg as in a regular knit stitch. Move the loop from the first peg to the peg that is now empty. Knit the next peg and continue to move the loop from the second peg to the first and continue the bind off until only one stitch is left.
Trim working yarn to 6 inches.
E-wrap the last peg and knit over, pulling the tail up and through the loop.
Use a yarn needle to weave in all loose ends.
- "Loom Knitting Primer"; Isela Phelps; 2007
Beth Celli is a native New Yorker who is now based in Delaware. She has a varied background in both health care and education, having worked in several different hospitals and medical centers prior to teaching allied health classes. She attended New York University and her writing has appeared on various online publications.