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How to Knit a Scarf on the Knifty Knitter Looms - No Wrap Stitch

Updated on September 14, 2014

How to Make a Scarf on the Knifty Knitter Looms Using the No Wrap Stitch

This scarf features the "no wrap" stitch and can be made on either the pink long or blue round Knifty Knitter loom. True to it's name, the "no wrap" stitch only requires the loom to be wrapped for the first row. After that, there is no wrapping. The result is a dense knit perfect for a scarf to keep a neck warm in the winter.

The photo on the left is a scarf I made myself using the Knifty Knitter pink long loom and one strand of Peaches 'N Creme black cotton worsted weight yarn. It takes a novice loom knitter a few days to make and an experienced loom knitter about 8 hours.

Step 1 - Casting on

Prepare the Knifty Knitter loom

The first step to knitting a scarf, or any project, is to "cast on." Casting on involves wrapping the pegs with the yarn. Create a slipknot and secure it to the anchor peg on the side of the loom. (The anchor peg is the one that is perpendicular to the rest of the pegs.)

Once the slip knot is secure, wrap each peg once going around the loom in a clock-wise direction. To "wrap" a peg, circle it with yarn, then move on to the next peg. The yarn wraps around each peg in a pattern that resembles a lowercase cursive letter e. The top of the cursive e should face the outside of the loom and the yarn should cross (the bottom of the e) on the inside of the loom.

When each peg is wrapped once, continue to the next step.

Note: When wrapping a loom, you can use 2 yarns as 1 for heavier knit. However, the scarf in the photo above was made using only one yarn.

Knitting off no wrap stitch on a knitfy knitter loom
Knitting off no wrap stitch on a knitfy knitter loom

Step 2: Knitting Off

The No Wrap Stitch

To knit off, simply stretch the working yarn across the top of the first peg you wrapped. The yarn should be stretch just above the loop on the peg. Use the Knifty Knitter hook to pull the bottom loop toward you, then gently lift it up and over the yarn stretched above it. Finally, release it off the top of the peg toward the inside of the loom.

With a quick look at the peg, you will notice that it still has one loop of yarn on it. The loop of yarn remaining was the strand of yarn you had stretched across the peg before knitting off.

Continue to work around the loom in a clock-wise direction. Knit off by pulling each loop up and over the working yarn. Knit in this fashion until your scarf reaches the desired length, or approximately 5-6 feet.

Step 3: Bind Off

Binding off is removing the knit from the Knifty Knitter loom. This is a process of taking the remaining row of loops off each peg in a way that will not allow the knit to unravel when it's removed.

The best way to bind off the scarf when using the no wrap stitch is to:

1. Cut the working yarn 2 feet from the knit.

2. Lift each loop of the peg and sew through it with the working yarn threaded through a yarn needle. Begin with the peg closest to the working yarn and sew around the loom.

3. Alternatively, you can slip stitch through each loop as you remove it from the peg with a crochet hook.

Step 4: Adding Fringe to the End of a No Wrap Scarf

Embellishing a Scarf from the Knifty Knitter Loom

1. The fringe is added to the end of the scarf by folding 3 pieces of 12" yarn (cut in the beginning of the project) in half.

2. Insert a crochet hook at the end of the scarf and use the hook to grab the folded part of the yarn and pull it through a stitch at the end of the scarf. Pull the folded pieces of yarn through the stitch just far enough for them to form a loop.

3. Pick up the ends of the yarn and feed all 6 of them through the loop created in the previous step. You now have your first tail of fringe.

4. Repeat steps 1 - 3 eight times at each end of the scarf.

More Photos of the No Wrap Scarf - Click a thumbnail below to enlarge it.

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This is a photo of the no wrap stitch in progress. In the picture the hook is being used to knit off the pink loom, as the yarn is stretched just above it across the peg. I hold the working yarn with my left hand as I knit off with my right.The black no wrap scarf in Peaches N Creme black worsted weight cotton yarn.This is not a scarf, but rather a panel of knit done in the no wrap stitch.Scarf done with the no wrap stitch using only one side of the pink Knifty Knitter long loom. The color of yarn is nutmeg.
This is a photo of the no wrap stitch in progress. In the picture the hook is being used to knit off the pink loom, as the yarn is stretched just above it across the peg. I hold the working yarn with my left hand as I knit off with my right.
This is a photo of the no wrap stitch in progress. In the picture the hook is being used to knit off the pink loom, as the yarn is stretched just above it across the peg. I hold the working yarn with my left hand as I knit off with my right.
The black no wrap scarf in Peaches N Creme black worsted weight cotton yarn.
The black no wrap scarf in Peaches N Creme black worsted weight cotton yarn.
This is not a scarf, but rather a panel of knit done in the no wrap stitch.
This is not a scarf, but rather a panel of knit done in the no wrap stitch.
Scarf done with the no wrap stitch using only one side of the pink Knifty Knitter long loom. The color of yarn is nutmeg.
Scarf done with the no wrap stitch using only one side of the pink Knifty Knitter long loom. The color of yarn is nutmeg.

No Wrap Stitch - You Tube Video

Here's my no wrap stitch video on YouTube. If you want to learn a few other stitches while you're here, select the thumbnails below to load another video.

Supplies for the Scarf Pattern Above - The no wrap scarf done on the pink loom in black yarn

The pink Knifty Knitter long loom is perfect for knitting scarves.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Can you please add a video of binding off with the working yarn threaded through a yarn needle?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Can you please add a video of the binding off by sewing through each stitch with the working yarn? And thank you so much for all the information you have provided on loom knitting - if it were not for your articles I would not be enjoying my Knifty Knitter as much as I am! Everyone in my family is getting hats and scarves next Christmas :-)

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      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Nancy. You'll need to unravel the binded edge and place it back on the loom, or sew on any additional knit with a yarn needle.

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      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @anonymous: So sorry about the video. I have the correct one (No wrap) linked now. =) I do hope you like it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i would love to see a video of the no wrap stitch--do you go around the whole loom or is it done on only one side. if only on one side how do you turn and go back down the one side??

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      the video named No wrap stich is not about making the stitch. It is about making A slip knot ONLY!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      the no wrap stitch video does NOT SHOW HOW TO DO THE NO WRAP stich. It shows only how to make a slip knot.wHat;s with this?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've just completed knitting a scarf on my knifty knitter. I would like to lengthen the scarf but I don't know how to latch on to the scarf since it is binded off.

      Can you instruct me. If at all possible, with a short visual.

      Thanks so much.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Scarlettohairy: how come it isn't a tube???? how do you get a FLAT scarf??????

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      howtosewadress 5 years ago

      I love your lens, you should add an RSS feed feature so I can get automatic notifications of new blogs. If you set one up please email me! i will bookmark you for now. Again Excellent Blog!

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      TOTALLY Nifty Lens!

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      I'm still trying to get this right. Thanks for the GREAT directions! The little books that come with the looms are very hard to follow! Liked and Bookmarked.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love the look of this scarf! Simple but so pretty.