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Free Knifty Knitter Scarf Patterns

Updated on February 7, 2018
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I love to share my favorite patterns on the web for people out there who like making things as much as I do!

Knifty Knitter Scarf Collection

Collection of Loomed Scarves
Collection of Loomed Scarves | Source

Making a Scarf with a Knifty Knitter Loom

I bought my first set of Knifty Knitter looms at my local Wal-Mart. I took the long looms and some yarn to work with me to play with at break time. Although my looms came with no instructions, I was soon working on my first scarf using the no wrap stitch.

Since then, I've made dozens of scarves on these "Knifty" looms. I've learned along the way what works and what doesn't. Here is a collection of my favorite patterns for knitting scarves on the Knifty Knitter looms: the no wrap, figure eight and honeycomb scarves. There is also a free pattern to knit a scarf on the round Knifty Knitter looms.

Basic Scarf Instructions for the Knifty Knitter Long Looms - Free Pattern for Loom Knitting a Scarf

What You Will Need:

1 skein of bulky weight yarn, or 2 skeins of medium to light weight yarn

Knifty Knitter Long Knitting Loom

The 10 inch pink loom is used in this demonstration, but any long loom can be used. If you are using 2 skeins of yarn, wrap the yarn with both yarns as if they are one. This is also demonstrated in the photos below.

EWrap the Pink Loom for a Scarf

  1. Wrap the yarn around the anchor peg at either end of the loom. The anchor peg is the one that is perpendicular to the other pegs. I prefer to use a slipknot to secure the yarn.
  2. Wrap the peg closest to the anchor peg in a "cursive e" with the yarn. The top of the cursive e should face the outside of the loom and the crisscross of the e should be on the inside of the loom. Draw the yarn across to the other side of the loom and wrap the next peg. Continue wrapping back and forth across the loom in a figure 8 motion until the yarn has reached the desired width. (If you are using the pink loom, you'll want to wrap the entire loom for a scarf.)
  3. When you reach the last peg, you don't need to wrap it. Simply draw the yarn around it without crossing it as seen in this photo.
  4. When you have finished wrapping the first row, called the "cast on," push the loops down to the bottom of the pegs. This leaves room to wrap the loom a second time.
  5. Tracing the path of the yarn back across the loom, just as you wrapped it the first time, wrap a second row.
  6. Holding the yarn in place, use the hook included with your loom to lift the bottom loop over the top loop of the last peg you wrapped. This will secure the yarn so that you no longer have to hold it in place to keep it from slipping off the loom.

    Lifting the bottom loop over the top loop is called "knitting off." Continue to knit off on all pegs of the loom until each peg has only one loop remaining.

  7. Wrap the loom and knit off again. Continue in this manner until your scarf reaches the desired length. After the 3rd row of knitting, release the yarn from the anchor peg on the side of the loom.
  8. To remove the knit from the loom, begin on the end opposite the working yarn. Lift the first and second loop off the pegs. Pull the second loop through the first loop. Remove another loop from the peg. Pull the third loop through the second loop. Continue in this manner, tracing the path of the yarn back across the loom.

Round Loom Scarf Knit on a Round Loom as a Tube

tube knit scarf
tube knit scarf | Source

Knitting a Scarf on a Round Knifty Knitter Loom

Circle Loom Scarf

Yes, you can knit a scarf on a round loom. There are more stitches available for knitting a scarf on a long loom, so they are typically used instead, but you can use a round also. Some people call the round looms "circle looms." Circle looms make tube knit. When done, the tube will lay flat together with two layers of panel knit to the scarf, making it thicker.

The scarf in the photo was done with Knit Picks' Crayon Boucle yarn in black. It is a super soft and lofty cotton yarn, that makes a snuggly scarf you'll wish you could take to bed with you!

How to Knit a Scarf on the Round Knifty Knitter Loom

Knifty Knitter 10 Inch Long Loom
Knifty Knitter 10 Inch Long Loom

This is the best loom for making scarves. This is the 10 inch long Knifty Knitter brand loom. It comes in the color pink. It's sold either in the long loom set of 4, or by itself.

 

No Wrap Scarf

scarf made with the no wrap stitch
scarf made with the no wrap stitch | Source

Scarf Pattern Featuring the No Wrap Stitch on the Long Knifty Knitter

This scarf is easy to make and a basic beginner scarf. It features the "no wrap stitch" which is a tight stitch, identical to the "knit" stitch done with traditional needles.

The pattern uses the pink Knifty Knitter loom. The yarn used was Peaches & Creme, 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn in black.

This pattern can be used for an adult, but it is also my favorite scarf pattern for young children as it is not too bulky for their smaller necks.

Free Scarf Pattern Featuring the No Wrap Stitch on the Pink Long Knifty Knitter Loom

Knifty Knitter Scarf with No Wrap Stitch

Using Knit Picks brand Swish DK Yarn in the Nutmeg Color

This is the same scarf seen above. It is the no wrap stitch done on only one side of the Knifty Knitter pink long loom. Because only one side of the loom was used, it is a single panel of knit, instead of being double thickness. Scarves done on only one side of the long loom tend to curl at the edges and must be blocked to prevent them from rolling.

I'm partial to the yarn used here. The nutmeg color makes a scarf that can be worn with just about any color coat or jacket.

No Wrap Scarf

Honeycomb Stitch Scarf

Knifty Knitter Scarf with Honeycomb Stitch
Knifty Knitter Scarf with Honeycomb Stitch | Source

Knifty Knitter Scarf Pattern with the Honeycomb Stitch

This beautiful scarf features the honeycomb stitch. If you love it as much as I do, you can find the instructions (here).

The scarf in the photo features the Red Heart brand Super Saver yarn. The finished scarf is lofty and thick, perfect for adults. There are close-up photos of the scarf and honeycomb stitch below.

You will need:

1 crochet hook

2 skeins worsted weight yarn

9 1/2 inch long loom (Pink)

Knifty Knitter hook

The Honeycomb Scarf

Closeup of the Honeycomb Stitch Scarf

Closeup of the Honeycomb Stitch Scarf
Closeup of the Honeycomb Stitch Scarf

Honeycomb Scarf in Blue - Click on a thumbnail below to enlarge them.

Honeycomb stitch scarf done on the pink Knifty Knitter loom using 2 strands of blue yarn as one.
Honeycomb stitch scarf done on the pink Knifty Knitter loom using 2 strands of blue yarn as one.
Honeycomb stitch scarf in blue
Honeycomb stitch scarf in blue
Honeycomb stitch scarf in blue
Honeycomb stitch scarf in blue
Honeycomb stitch scarf in blue
Honeycomb stitch scarf in blue

Free Knifty Knitter Scarf Pattern with the Figure 8 Stitch

This is the scarf that Provo craft recommends beginners use to knit a scarf. It creates a scarf that will not roll at the edges, so there is no need for blocking. Also, it is versatile! One yarn creates a lightweight scarf, while 2 yarns will create a heavier scarf. (Photos of figure 8 scarves made with 1 and 2 strands of yarn are below for comparison.)

I recommend using stretchy yarn to knit this scarf. The one in the photo was done with acrylic Red Heart Yarn.

You Will Need:

*2 skeins of yarn

*Knifty Knitter hook

*9 1/2 inch long Knifty Knitter Loom (Pink)

*Crochet hook

Pattern for the Knifty Knitter Scarf in the Figure 8 Stitch

Figure 8 Scarf in Blue

Figure 8 Stitch Knifty Knitter Scarf Pattern
Figure 8 Stitch Knifty Knitter Scarf Pattern | Source

Multicolored Scarf Done with a Figure 8 Stitch

This scarf was done using 1 strand of multicolored acrylic yarn from Red Heart. The figure 8 stitch was used, just as with the blue scarf above. I did it in multicolored yarn to show what the stitch can look like with a little color variation.

Knifty Knitter Scarf Pattern Using the Figure Eight Stitch

Photos of the Figure Eight Scarf Done with 2 Yarns for a Heavier Knit or Winter Scarf

Black and purple scarves done with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn for heavy winter scarves.
Black and purple scarves done with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn for heavy winter scarves.
Close-up of the figure 8 knit wrapped using 2 strands of yarn as 1.
Close-up of the figure 8 knit wrapped using 2 strands of yarn as 1.
Figure 8 wrap scarf done with 2 strands of medium weight yarn. It creates a knit that is more dense and perfect for wintertime. Two strands of purple red heart super saver yarn was used to make this scarf.
Figure 8 wrap scarf done with 2 strands of medium weight yarn. It creates a knit that is more dense and perfect for wintertime. Two strands of purple red heart super saver yarn was used to make this scarf.

More Photos of the Eight Wrap Scarf done with a Single Strand of Multicolored Yarn

Eight wrap scarf done in a single strand of medium weight yarn. The multicolor yarn in this photo reminds me of jelly bean colors. So, I named this the "jelly bean" scarf. It looks great in the spring with a denim jacket.
Eight wrap scarf done in a single strand of medium weight yarn. The multicolor yarn in this photo reminds me of jelly bean colors. So, I named this the "jelly bean" scarf. It looks great in the spring with a denim jacket.
Close-up of the figure eight stitch with one strand of yarn.
Close-up of the figure eight stitch with one strand of yarn.

Matching Striped Scarf and Hat

Striped Scarf Pattern
Striped Scarf Pattern

Single Strand Eight Wrap Scarf in Blue - Click a thumbnail below to enlarge it.

Close-up of the figure 8 wrap stitch done with one strand of medium weight yarn.
Close-up of the figure 8 wrap stitch done with one strand of medium weight yarn.
Figure 8 wrap stitch done with one strand of medium weight yarn.
Figure 8 wrap stitch done with one strand of medium weight yarn.

Eight Wrap a Long Loom for a Scarf

Knifty Knitter Scarf from Provo Craft

Provo craft is the manufacturer of the Knifty Knitter looms. They have a website full of patterns. However, some are not clear detailed patterns.


They leave a lot of guesswork about the stitches that are used. I believe most of their scarf patterns are assumed to use the no wrap stitch, or an ewrap stitch.. Either will work to knit a scarf as a flat knit scarf.

Here is one of the Provo craft scarf patterns that you can make using the no or e wrap stitches: Scarf and Hat Pattern from the Provo Craft Website

Hooded Scarf Pattern

Hooded Scarf
Hooded Scarf

Free Hooded Scarf Pattern

curtosy of Provo Craft

This free hooded scarf pattern is available from Provo Craft, the manufacturer of the Knifty Knitter looms. Some of their instructions are difficult to understand for beginners. The instructions don't specify a "wrap" to use. The No-wrap, E-wrap., or Figure 8 wrap will work. The figure 8 wrap will be the quickest option.

You will need:

*Knifty Knitter long 18 inch green loom

*Knifty Knitter hook

*7-8 skeins of Wool Ease Yarn

*Yarn Needle

Free Hooded Scarf Pattern by Provo Craft

Basket Weave Scarf for the Knifty Knitter Loom - Scarf Pattern for the Red Round Knifty Knitter Loom

Basket Weave Scarf Pattern
Basket Weave Scarf Pattern

Basket Weave Scarf

The basket weave pattern is created by alternating the knit and the purl stitch approximately every 5 rows. This pattern and photo comes from Janice Cecotti at Scribd. The medium round Knifty Knitter loom (red) was used along with 2 skeins of medium weight Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. This pattern doesn't transfer well to other round looms, because it throws off the checkered pattern. Stick with the Knifty Knitter red round loom when making this scarf.

Child's Striped Scarf

This pattern from Lion Brand Yarn shows you how to knit a striped scarf on the blue round loom without cutting and tying off the yarn each time you change the color. It features Jiffy yarn in the colors rust and gold. Jiffy is a bulky yarn, so it makes quick work of most knitting projects. You'll have to sign in to the Lion Brand website to access this, but registration is free:

Child's Striped Scarf Pattern for the Knifty Knitter Looms

Spool Loom Scarf

Fun Fur Skinny Scarf
Fun Fur Skinny Scarf

Braided Scarf Pattern

for the Knifty Knitter Spool Loom

This scarf is made by braiding 5 long tubes that have been knitted on the spool loom. Add in some fun fur and it's the perfect beginner project for a teen to make a scarf.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

* Knifty Knitter Pom Pom and Tassel Maker

* Knifty Knitter Spool Loom

* Knifty Knitter hook

* Yarn Needle

* 3 or 4 skeins of worsted weight yarn

* fun fur

Braided Tube Scarf for the Spool Loom

Ribbon Scarf

Ribbon Scarf
Ribbon Scarf

Ribbon Woven Scarf Pattern

The weaved look of this knit is created by "skipping" every other peg as you knit. The holes in the knit are filled in by weaving ribbon through the scarf after.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

* Small Round Knifty Knitter Loom (Blue)

* Knifty Knitter Hook

* Yarn Needle

* 1 skein Lion Brand Micro Spun French Vanilla

* 1 skein Lion Brand Incredible Ribbon - City Lights

Ribbon Woven Scarf Pattern

Pom Pom Scarf

Eight Wrap Rectangle Loom Scarf with Pom Poms
Eight Wrap Rectangle Loom Scarf with Pom Poms

Chunky Pom Pom Scarf Pattern

by Provo Craft and Clella Gustin

This scarf pattern uses the rectangle loom and the pom pom maker. Chunky yarn makes this a quick scarf project that is a thick double panel knit.

Skill Level: Intermediate

You will need:

* Knifty Knitter Rectangle Loom (Purple)

* Knifty Knitter Pom Pom Maker

* Yarn Needle

* Knifty Knitter Hook

* 2 Skeins Red Heart Light and Lofty (Color Pheasant)

* 1 Skeins Lion Brand Chunky (Yukon Gold)

* 1 Skeins Lion Brand Chunky (Desert Sand)


Chunky Funky Scarf Pattern

Binding Off

How do you remove the scarf from the loom? Binding Off
How do you remove the scarf from the loom? Binding Off

How Do You End, or Finish, a Knifty Knitter Scarf?

Bind Off the Scarf

This is a commonly asked question online, "How do you remove a scarf from a Knifty Knitter loom?" It's easy! There are two methods, both work best with a crochet hook.

Method 1:

1. Lift the 1st loop off the loom and through the 2nd.

2. Lift the 2nd loop off the loom and through the 3rd.

3. Repeat until all loops are off the loom and tie.

Method 2:

1. Use a crochet hook and crochet through the first loop.

2. Chain 2.

3. Crochet through the second loop.

4. Chain 2.

5. Repeat until all loops are off the loom and tie.

The scarf in the photo below was done using Knit Picks Crayon Boucle Yarn. It is made from Pima cotton. The color is cashew and it was made using only one side of the long loom. The "no wrap" stitch was used.

Finishing a Knifty Knitter Scarf - Binding Off a Scarf on the Knifty Knitter Loom

"Binding off" is a term used to remove a scarf from a Knifty Knitter loom in a way that prevents it from unraveling. In this video, it is called "casting off."

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    • hsschulte profile imageAUTHOR

      hsschulte 

      4 years ago

      @LouisaDembul: That's my favorite part of winter too Mujjen.

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      hsschulte 

      4 years ago

      @anonymous: Scarves are generally made to be the same length as the wearer is tall. A 5 foot person would need a 5 foot scarf. There is no set rule, they can be longer or shorter, depending on preference.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      How long do you make the scarves, i was told 72 inches but that seems too long for a scraf.

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      IrishAlnoor 

      5 years ago

      Nothing like a freshly knitted scarf!

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      Stacy Birch 

      6 years ago

      I wasn't even in squidoo, but I was looking for patterns, I guess you're never that far from a good lens.

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      LouisaDembul 

      6 years ago

      I really liked the Honeycomb scarf. I am a real scarf-person. The only good thing with winter, to me, is the fact I can use one of my many scarves!

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      LouisaDembul 

      6 years ago

      I really liked the Honeycomb scarf. I am a real scarf-person. The only good thing with winter, to me, is the fact I can use one of my many scarves!

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      julieannbrady 

      6 years ago

      Whilst I have never knitted, I have crocheted my share of scarves over the years and derived extreme pleasure from gifting them ... and wearing them too.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      In the second method of binding off, what does "chain two" mean? I use the chain/crochet cast on method but I can't find a matching bind off. My cast on end is always very clean and neat and then my bind off looks completely different and is stretchy.

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      Brandi 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      I just saw a Knifty Knitter last night and wondered if it would be worth trying out. I've been trying to teach myself how to knit, but I've had some issues. Maybe I'll get one of these! ;)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I enjoy a my knit scarves in the winter months when I have to be outdoors.

      Just thought I would stop by to refresh the Squid Angel blessing on here! :)

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      JoyfulReviewer 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the ideas and instructions for making these neat scarves. Amazing how different colors of yarn can achieve such different looking projects.

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      CCGAL 

      6 years ago

      I've got several of these in storage, but I haven't used them since I started knitting on circular needles. I will have to dig them out and give these patterns a try. Nice job!

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      Susan300 

      6 years ago

      What a neat craft. Your instructions are so much clearer than others I've seen. Now I feel like I could finally try this. :)

    • hsschulte profile imageAUTHOR

      hsschulte 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Nicole,

      Sorry, I've been moving some articles around. I have the broken link fixed now. Thanks for visiting!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      the figure 8 pattern link isn't working :( i have so bookmarked this to keep coming back to!

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      Renaissance Woman 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      I never knew about this cool knitting loom and method. You have inspired me to get back into my knitting. What great gifts these would make, especially for the various charities here on Squidoo that need donations of crocheted and knitted items. Thank you!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Nice scarf patterns

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I don't recall hearing about knifty knitter before. The how to end or cast off is great, it seems that can be hard to remember.

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      ajilcliaen 

      7 years ago

      I really need to look into these knifty knitters. They look like a great tool. Cool lens :)

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      Oliversbabycarecouk 

      7 years ago

      Great lens - Great knitting pattens i love making scarves and these are some more great ideas i can use! Thanks x

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