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Make a Knifty Knitter Scarf - Figure 8 Wrap

Updated on September 24, 2014

Eight Wrap Scarf

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Free Scarf Pattern for the Knifty Knitter Looms

By using the figure 8 wrap, you can complete a scarf in only a few hours. Use one strand of yarn for a light airy spring scarf, or two strands of yarn for a heavier winter scarf.

As with any new wrap you are learning on the Knifty Knitter, it takes time to get the feel for how it's done. Once you have wrapped the Knifty Knitter in the figure 8 a few times, you'll be able to do it in your sleep. The photo on the right was done with one strand of Red Heart Super Saver acrylic yarn and the pink long Knifty Knitter loom.

8 Wrap on a Loom

Figure 8 Wrap Scarf on the Knifty Knitter Loom
Figure 8 Wrap Scarf on the Knifty Knitter Loom | Source

Figure Eight Wrap on the Knifty Knitter Loom - Instructions for Making the Figure 8 Wrap

  1. Pull the yarn back and forth across the loom in the pattern shown. You can enlarge the photo by clicking it. It helps to hold the loom vertically as you wrap. Pull the yarn over the top of the peg, then around the outer edge, then inward on the loom. After wrapping the row, loop the last peg only once.
  2. After the loom has been wrapped twice, (each peg will have two loops) knit off by lifting the bottom loop over the top loop and off the peg using the Knifty Knitter hook. Continue knitting off around the loom until there is only one loop left on each peg.
  3. Wrap the loom with the figure 8 wrap again, then knit off. (Continue this step until the scarf reaches approximately 5 feet in length.)

Supplies Used to Make the Scarves Above - from Amazon.com

Figure Eight Scarf

How to Knit a Scarf

on the Knifty Knitter

Basic directions to prepare to knit any scarf on the Knifty Knitter loom are to:

1. Tie a slipknot.

2. Attach it to the anchor peg at one end of the loom.

3. Wrap the loom twice using the steps listed above.

4. Knit off using the Knifty Knitter hook.

5. After knitting, wrap the loom one more time and knit off again. Continue this step until your scarf reaches the desired length. (Sixty inches is a good length for a scarf.)

6. After the 4th or 5th row, release the slip knot from the anchor peg to prevent it from pulling the knit.

7. Bind off the scarf to remove it from the Knifty Knitter when it is the desired length by starting at the end of the loom away from the working yarn. Remove the loops from the pegs one at a time. Use a crochet hook to pull the 1st loop through the 2nd, then the 2nd through the 3rd, following the path of the wrap as you go.

More Photos of the 8 Wrap Scarf - Click on a thumbnail below to enlarge it.

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Blue scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. One strand of Red Heart Super Saver yarn was used.Close-up of the blue scarf.Multi-color scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. One strand of Red Heart Super Saver yarn was used. (This is identical to the blue scarf above, it is simply done with a multi-color yarn.)Close-up of the multicolored yarn scarf.Purple scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. TWO strands of Red Heart Super Saver yarn were used to make a denser, heavier scarf.Close-up of the purple scarf.Black scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. TWO strands of Peaches N Creme worsted weight cotton yarn were used. This is the same scarf as the purple one above, done with black yarn instead.The purple and black winter scarves together. Made by wrapping the loom with two strands of yarn as if they were one... to make a heavier finished scarf.Figure eight wrap scarf done with 2 strands of yarn as one in pink.
Blue scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. One strand of Red Heart Super Saver yarn was used.
Blue scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. One strand of Red Heart Super Saver yarn was used.
Close-up of the blue scarf.
Close-up of the blue scarf.
Multi-color scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. One strand of Red Heart Super Saver yarn was used. (This is identical to the blue scarf above, it is simply done with a multi-color yarn.)
Multi-color scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. One strand of Red Heart Super Saver yarn was used. (This is identical to the blue scarf above, it is simply done with a multi-color yarn.)
Close-up of the multicolored yarn scarf.
Close-up of the multicolored yarn scarf.
Purple scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. TWO strands of Red Heart Super Saver yarn were used to make a denser, heavier scarf.
Purple scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. TWO strands of Red Heart Super Saver yarn were used to make a denser, heavier scarf.
Close-up of the purple scarf.
Close-up of the purple scarf.
Black scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. TWO strands of Peaches N Creme worsted weight cotton yarn were used. This is the same scarf as the purple one above, done with black yarn instead.
Black scarf done with the figure 8 wrap on the pink Knifty Knitter loom. TWO strands of Peaches N Creme worsted weight cotton yarn were used. This is the same scarf as the purple one above, done with black yarn instead.
The purple and black winter scarves together. Made by wrapping the loom with two strands of yarn as if they were one... to make a heavier finished scarf.
The purple and black winter scarves together. Made by wrapping the loom with two strands of yarn as if they were one... to make a heavier finished scarf.
Figure eight wrap scarf done with 2 strands of yarn as one in pink.
Figure eight wrap scarf done with 2 strands of yarn as one in pink.

How to Do the Figure Eight Wrap on a Knifty Knitter Loom - YouTube Video How To

If you are having trouble with the eight wrap, this YouTube video will help you get started.

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      debraw1956 9 months ago

      Hello, I'm new to double knit rake loom. I need help...what causes your stitches to reverse sides while using the Figure 8 stitch on a double knit rake loom. One side is supposed to have a knit like stitch and the opposite side a kind of crisscross stitch. After ab 10 to 15 rows it's working out just right then I begin to notice that the knit like stitch side of my scarf has crisscross stitches as well and the same goes for the other side. What am I doing wrong? Please help!

      Debra

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      Randy 2 years ago

      I'm so sorry to hear about your frustrations! That so soduns like something that would happen to me. I'm famous (at least in my own mind) for things going wrong in almost everything I do (I'm the one who drives across town to find that the store is out of what I need). My life is a series of wild goose chases!Putting it down for a bit soduns like a good thing to do. When things get frustrating, you tend to make more mistakes, which makes more frustration. It's a vicious cycle. It'll work out better if you give it a time out :)Oh, and I apologize... I seem to forget I have to sign my name when I'm posting with someone else who uses Blogger, because it just lists me as "the resident knothead". I'm Leisel.

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      Santosh 2 years ago

      *We serve a God who is worthy of our griattude. As a parent, teaching this is an ongoing discipline but a value that our family strives to practice regularly *Ongoing, for sure. It's so hard to teach appreciation. You're right, it must be modeled for them-by us-daily.

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      Blessing 2 years ago

      Thought it wol'undt to give it a shot. I was right.