Knifty Knitter Loom Instructions


Knifty Knitter looms are plastic peg looms for knitting small garments and accessories without the need for knitting needles, or any knitting experience. The circular looms come in different circumferences to accommodate different-sized projects and are usually sold together as a set. The rectangular looms for knitting flat panels also come in varying lengths and can be found in sets. The smallest round loom is great for baby caps and golf club covers. The larger size looms can make adult hats and scarves.

Things You'll Need

  • Knifty Knitter loom
  • Knifty Knitter loom hook
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Aluminum crochet hook, size F or G (optional)

The Bottom Wrap

  • Knot the end of the yarn loosely around the anchor peg that sticks out horizontally from the side of the loom. It has a ball on the top, unlike the pegs for knitting, which are flat.

  • Wrap the working yarn around the knitting peg above the anchor peg in a counterclockwise direction.

  • Wrap the yarn around the empty knitting peg to your right in a counterclockwise direction.

  • Repeat Step 3 until all the knitting pegs have been wrapped. Keep the yarn pulled tightly as you go, or the pegs will unwrap rapidly in succession and you will need to start again.

  • Stop when you come back to your starting point at the anchor peg. Use your finger to push all the loops on the pegs down to the bottom of the peg.

The Knit Stitch

  • Wrap the pegs a second time, moving the yarn counterclockwise and going around the loom to the right. Stop when you are back at the starting point.

  • Hold the working yarn and the loom in your left hand. Pick up the loom hook with your right.

  • Insert the loom hook beneath the bottom loop on the first peg. Pull the bottom loop up over the top loop and off the peg. This forms a knit stitch.

  • Repeat Step 3 on each peg around the loom until all the pegs only have one loop left on them.

  • Push the single loop on each peg down to the bottom of the peg.

  • Repeat Step 1 to create a new top wrap on each peg.

  • Repeat Step 2 through Step 5 to complete another round of knitted stitches.

  • Continue making knitted stitches until the item is the length you need it.

Binding Off, Closed Top

  • Cut the working yarn approximately 18 inches from the last stitch.

  • Thread the end of the working yarn into a yarn needle.

  • Insert the needle into each loop on a peg and pull the loop off the peg. Continue until all the loops are off the loom. With all the loops on the threaded yarn, pull that yarn tight. It will close the top of the circular item.

  • Use the needle to sew the opening closed securely. Weave in the loose end from this last row and then weave in the end from the anchor peg on the wrong side of the work.

Binding Off, Open Top

  • Pick up the loops from the last two pegs of the round and place them on the hook. A crochet hook may make this easier because its end is more curved than the loom hook's.

  • Pull the first loop over the second and off the hook.

  • Pick up the loop from the next peg to the left and place it on the hook. You again have two loops on the hook.

  • Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 around the loom until all the loops are off the pegs and you have only one loop left on the hook. Cut the working yarn about 12 inches from the last stitch.

  • Pull the end of the working yarn through the last loop, remove the hook and pull to tighten the last stitch.

  • Use the yarn needle to weave in the loose ends from the beginning and the end of the project on the wrong side of the work.

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  • "Knitting With Knifty Knitter'" Provo Craft & Novelty Inc.; 2003
  • Photo Credit laine 1 image by Nathalie P from
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