How to Knit a Flat Scarf on a Round Loom

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To knit a flat scarf on a round knitting loom, you knit back and forth over a portion of the pegs instead around the whole loom in a circle.

Things You'll Need

  • Round knitting loom

  • Loom pick or small crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • 2-3 skeins bulky yarn

Step 1: Cast On to the Loom

  1. Wrap yarn around the anchor peg on the side of the loom to secure.
  2. Wrap yarn around back of the first peg just to the left of the anchor peg.
  3. Wrap yarn counter clockwise around about half the the pegs on the loom, push yarn to bottom of the peg.


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To make a wider scarf, wrap the yarn around more of the pegs on the loom. To make a thinner scarf, wrap the yarn around fewer pegs.

Step 2: Wrapping the Return Row

  1. On the last peg, wrap the yarn around twice.
  2. On each subsequent peg, wrap the yarn clockwise so that the bar between the pegs is on the back side of the loom.

Step 3: Knitting

  1. Use the loom pick to pull the bottom stitch up and over each peg, starting from the first stitch you wrapped toward the last.
  2. When you reach the end of the row, wrap the yarn around the last peg in the same direction of the previous row. Wrap all other stitches in the opposite direction of the previous row, always keep the bar between pegs on the inside of the loom.
  3. Knit until scarf reaches desired length.

Step 4: Bind Off and Finish

  1. Wrap and knit pegs 1 and 2.
  2. Move the loop from peg 2 to peg 1.
  3. Knit the bottom loop over the top loop.
  4. Move the remaining loop back to peg 2.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you reach the final peg.
  6. Leaving a 6 inch tail, break yarn and pull through last loop.

Weave in ends.


  1. Most knitting looms are made to create a firm fabric with bulky yarn. A worsted weight yarn with give you a medium weight scarf with looser stitches, while a sock or lace weight yarn will give an open fabric with a lot of drape.
  2. To change colors, wrap the next row with the new color and knit.
  3. Learn how to purl to add texture to your scarf like ribbing or seed stitch.


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