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How to Make a Knifty Knitter Scarf | Photos and Patterns for Knifty Knitter Scarves

posted May 18, 2011, 3:03 PM by Loom Knitter   [ updated Dec 22, 2011, 5:30 PM ]
The long looms are generally used to make a Knifty Knitter scarf. This is because there are some stitches available on the long looms that lend themselves to scarves and can't be done on the round looms. However, tube knitting on the round looms does make a wonderful double thickness scarf. Have fun browsing the many different ways to make Knifty Knitter Scarves.
The photo on the left is a collection of many different Knifty Knitter scarves. The first two (left to right) are pink and blues scarves done in the honeycomb stitch. The next four scarves (multicolored, blue, purple and black) are done in the figure 8 wrap stitch, the final black scarf is tube knit on the round Knifty Knitter loom. Read on for detailed instruction for making each of these scarves.
To the right is a photo of the honeycomb stitch in more detail. This is an alternating of the double ribbing stitch to opposite pegs every 5 rows to make the "honeycomb" pattern. It is a very visually appealing and dense knit that is perfect for a scarf because it doesn't roll.
Here is an up close photo of the blue scarf also done in the honeycomb stitch. The yarn used for both the pink and blue honeycomb scarves was Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Two worsted weight yarns were wrapped together as one to give extra thickness to the finished scarves.(Pattern)

Figure 8 Knifty Knitter Scarf
The figure 8 wrap (shown in the next three photos) is one way that the cross ribbing stitch can be made on a long loom. It is a quick and easy way to make a scarf and one of the preferred methods mentioned for making a Knifty Knitter scarf on the Provo Craft website. Provo Craft manufactures Knifty Knitter looms.

The same blue Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn was used to make the figure 8 wrapped scarf in the photo on the left. Only 1 strand of the yarn was used for this scarf to make a lighter weight springtime scarf.

The scarf in the photo on the right is another figure 8 wrapped scarf, or scarf done with the cross ribbing stitch.  We like to call this one the "Jelly Bean" scarf. It was done exactly as the scarf above, with one strand of worsted weight yarn, but the multicolored yarn gave it a new look all it's own.

The next two scarves seen on the left were done with Peaches N Creme worsted weight cotton yarn (black) and Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight polyester yarn (purple). They are also done with the figure 8 wrap on the Knifty Knitter long looms. However unlike the blue and multicolored scarves, the loom was wrapped with two strands of yarn, used as one. This gives the scarves a added thickness, as you can see from the photos. These are more suitable for winter scarves. Doubling the number of strands of yarn used while wrapping a Knifty Knitter loom for a scarf makes it perfect for winter. (Pattern)
This final Knifty Knitter scarf was made as a tube on a round loom. Two
strands of Knit Picks Swish DK cotton yarn was used to wrap the loom in the ewrap. The scarf is knitted by knitting off continuously in a clockwise direction around the loom until the tube reaches the desired length. You can then sew the edges closed with a yarn needle to encourage the scarf to lie flat, or add fringe to the edges.

The Knit Picks yarn used to make this scarf is incredibly soft and will never cause static in your clothes and hair. It's highly recommended for making scarves on the round Knifty Knitter looms.

We'd love to hear more about your favorite way to knit Knifty Knitter scarves. If you have a favorite pattern that you'd like to share email it to us!