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No Wrap Stitch

posted May 17, 2011, 3:41 PM by Loom Knitter   [ updated Jan 23, 2012, 7:57 PM ]
Skill: Easy
Abbreviation: Flat (Stockinette) stitch in loom knitting
(fs), also called the "No Wrap" stitch in loom knitting. In traditional needle knitting, it's known as the knit (k) stitch. 
The no wrap stitch is known as the basic knit (k) stitch when knitting with needles. Just like the traditional knit stitch the reverse side of the fabric is the purl (p) pattern. This is one of the easiest stitches to make on the Knifty Knitter looms and all beginners should learn the knit and purl stitches. Combination of the knit and purl can create beautiful and extravagant knit projects.

The flat panel of knit in the photo on the left was created using the no wrap stitch (or knit stitch) on the longest Knifty Knitter loom. One strand of Peaches & Creme cotton yarn was used.
Step 1: Cast on -

Tie a slip knot at the end of your working yarn. Secure it around the anchor peg of the Knifty Knitter loom.
Wrap each peg of the loom going in a clockwise direction with the Ewrap. (Note: There are other methods of "casting on" the first row, but this is simplest for beginners to follow.)

To wrap each peg in the Ewrap, simply make a loop around each peg in the shape of a cursive "e" as show in the photo. The top of the "e" will be on the outside of the loom, while the crisscross at the base of the cursive "e" will be on the inside of the knitting loom. In the photo there are two yarns wrapped on the loom as one yarn. This is a common loom knitting practice that results in heavier knit than wrapping one strand of yarn alone. It is helpful to push down the loop made around each peg in this step before continuing on to the next step.

Step 2: Knit Off
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Draw the yarn across the peg, just above the loop made when you cast on. Using your Knifty Knitter hook, pull up on the bottom loop from the peg. Lift it gently toward you and up and over the yarn that you have drawn across the peg. The loop will be released over the top of the peg and fall toward the inside of the knitting loom. Continue knitting off across the row.

Step 3: Continue Knitting Off -

Continue to draw the yarn across each peg and knit off by pulling the bottom loop over the working yarn and off the peg. You will do this continuously in a clockwise motion for tube knit and in a back and forth motion, reversing at the end of each row for panel knit.

Step 4: Binding Off - 


When the knit reaches the desired length, bind off. One of the simplest bind off methods is to cut the working yarn several feet long and thread it through a yarn needle. Use this to sew through each loop before removing it from the peg.





No Wrap Stitch YouTube Video




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