How to E-Wrap on a Knifty Knitter Blue Long Loom

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A knitting loom creates knitted fabric similar to what you can make using knitting needles.
A knitting loom creates knitted fabric similar to what you can make using knitting needles. (Image: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

The Knifty Knitter is a particular type of knitting loom made by the ProvoCraft company. Knifty Knitter looms come in two basic shapes: round looms and long looms. The round looms usually make items such as hats and socks while the long looms make flat pieces of knitting or long, wide pieces of knitting such as scarves and blankets. You can use your long Knifty Knitter loom to double knit or to knit a flat piece by using only one side of the loom and e-wrapping the pegs.

Things You'll Need

  • Knifty knitter long loom
  • Yarn
  • Knifty knitter loom knitting hook or crochet hook

Wrap your yarn around the anchor peg sticking out of the left side of your loom (your left as it faces you) three times. This will anchor the yarn tail and keep it in place. You should have approximately 4 inches of yarn tail hanging down from the anchor peg.

Wrap the yarn around the first peg on the loom. This is the peg on the far left of the row closest to you as you hold the loom in front of you. To wrap this peg, move the yarn over and around the peg in a clockwise direction.

Move down the loom, wrapping each peg in this row in the same clockwise fashion that you wrapped the first peg. The yarn strands will cross themselves at the top of each peg on the inside of the loom.

Wrap the yarn once around the turning peg to finish the row. The turning peg is the one on the far right side of your loom. Wrap the yarn under and around this peg in a counterclockwise direction.

Travel back down the loom from right to left. As you come to a new peg, wrap it in a counterclockwise direction, going over and around the peg. The yarn loops will still cross themselves on the inside of the loom; your new loops will rest just above the first set you made on the pegs.

Wrap the yarn around the anchor peg two or three times to secure it. Knit your first row by using the hook tool to lift the bottom loop up and over the top loop, dropping each bottom loop on the inside of the loom as you go. Repeat the steps above to create a new row of wrapping on the pegs and then knit another row.

Tips & Warnings

  • This type of loom wrapping is called "e-wrapping" because when you look at the loops on the loom pegs the yarn resembles the shape of a lower-case "e."

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