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Knifty Knitter Directions

posted May 18, 2011, 5:06 PM by Loom Knitter   [ updated May 18, 2011, 5:25 PM ]
The Knifty Knitter directions that come with the loom sets leave a lot to be desired. The manufacturer of Knifty Knitter looms, Provo Craft, has attempted to place patterns and directions for these looms on their website. (http://www.provocraft.com/products/index.products.php?cl=knifty%20knitter) But, all to often their directions assume that you have knowledge of loom knitting.

The Knifty Knitters seem to have revived loom knitting! Many people are starting with the Knifty Knitter brand looms with no experience. For that reason, we started this website to help give Knifty Knitter directions in a way that brand new knitters can easily get started.
There are three basic steps to any loom knitting pattern:

1. Cast On (Abbreviated CO) - To cast on is to place the first row of yarn on the loom, so that you may begin knitting. This step consists of looping the yarn around the pegs. This can be done with your fingers, a Knifty Knitter tool, or a crochet hook.

2. Knit Off (Abbreviated KO) - Knitting off is the act of using the Knifty Knitter hook to lift the first row of yarn on the loom over the second row of yarn. As this is done, row after row, the knit grows downward out the center of the loom.

3. Bind Off (Abbreviated BO) - 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.

Those are the general Knifty Knitter directions that apply to each and every pattern and project that you will make. Now that you understand the basic steps, get your Knifty Knitter loom, knitting hook and some yarn together. We'll get started following each step of these directions, with photos, here: Knifty Knitter How To for Beginners.
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