Knifty Knitter Instructions

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Instructions for the Round and Long Looms

Knifty Knitter loom sets usually come with instructions from the manufacturer, but if you've lost, misplaced, or simply never had any instructions, you can find them here. There are basic instructions for the round, long and rectangle loom sets.

You may also download the .pdf file from the Provo Craft website (links below). Be sure to check out the free instructions for basic sock and hat patterns and the videos to answer any questions you may have.

Knifty Knitter Round Loom Instructions
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Knifty Knitter Round Loom Instructions

Round Loom Knifty Knitter Instructions

Instructions to Use the Round Knifty Knitter Set

The Knifty Knitter round looms come with a set of instructions. If you are looking for the originals you can get that .pdf file here:

Round Instructions PDF

Knifty Knitter Round Set Instructions

The round loom instructions assume that you will making a hat with the round looms. They begin by stating that the blue loom is for babies, the red for young children, the green for young adults and the yellow for larger adults. Do not make the mistake of believing this! You will never make a hat that fits a baby with the smallest round loom (blue). It is generally used in patterns for making socks and mittens. I made a hat with it once and it was barely big enough to fit my child's smallest doll (much smaller than most baby's heads.)

The instructions show you how to do the basic ewrap stitch to make the hat. In traditional knitting the ewrap is called the twisted stockinette stitch. It is one of the most common stitches used in loom knitting and can be done on the round, rectangle or long looms.

Knifty Knitter Instructions for a Round Loom Scarf

Although most people think of the round looms for hats, you can also use them for scarves and other projects. In fact, if you leave a peg open as you knit and simply knit back and forth (clockwise, then counter-clockwise), instead of continuously around the loom, you will make flat panels of knit. So, you can knit flat panels in the round, rather than just tube knitting socks and hats.

Although we usually think of long looms for scarves, you can also knit scarves on the round looms. Here is the pattern for a round loom scarf:

Instructions for a Tube Knit Scarf in the Round

How to E Wrap a Knifty Knitter - Instructions for the Basic E Wrap on Video

Instructions for the basic e wrap on a Knifty Knitter.

Buy the Knifty Knitter Sets Online

If you are looking for an online retailer, you can find them at

Knifty Knitter Long Loom Set(1 set of 4 looms)
Knifty Knitter Long Loom Set(1 set of 4 looms)

This is the long set of 4: 10, 14, 18 and 22 inches.

Genuine Knifty Knitter Round Loom Set with 4 Looms, Hook & Bag
Genuine Knifty Knitter Round Loom Set with 4 Looms, Hook & Bag

This is the round set of 4, in sizes small (blue), medium (red), large (green) and extra large (yellow).

Knifty Knitter Long Loom Instructions
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Knifty Knitter Long Loom Instructions

Long Knifty Knitter Instructions

Instructions for the Long Looms

The Knifty Knitter instructions PDF link for the original manufacturer instructions that come with the long Knifty Knitter loom set are HERE.

The long loom instructions begin by explaining how to make a figure 8 wrap scarf. You can also find those instructions here with photos:

"How to Make a Figure 8 Wrap Scarf"

The stitch used to make the scarf is called a "cross ribbing stitch" in traditional needle knitting. The Knifty Knitter instructions assume that after you've completed your first scarf project that you will understand a few things about loom knitting: That is:

1. Every project begins by wrapping the loom with yarn. This is called "casting on." The most basic cast-on is the e-wrap.

2. Every knitting project uses the yarn wrapped on the loom to "knit off." This creates the knit. There are many ways to knit off, you can knit off one loop over one, one over two, etc. Changing the method of knitting off changes the finished look of the project.

3. Every loom knitting project ends with removing the knit from the loom. This is called "binding off."

To learn more about the basic, "cast on," "knit-off," "cast off," steps visit:

How to Use the Knifty Knitters

After explaining how to make a scarf, the instructions that come with the long looms explain that there are three types of knit that can be made:

1. Single - Knitting a panel back and forth across only one side of the loom

2. Double - Wrapping back and forth across pegs on the top and bottom of the loom to knit a double thickness panel

3. Circular - Knitting continuously around the loom in a circular motion to form tube knit.

The photos below should help visualize the different ways the loom can be used to make single, double and circular knit. Also, in the photos below is a close-up shot of a scarf knitting using the "figure 8 wrap" that comes with the Knifty Knitter instructions.

Photos Comparison of the Ways to Knit

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Figure 8 wrapped scarf knitted on the long loom
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Figure 8 wrapped scarf knitted on the long loom
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Figure 8 wrapped scarf knitted on the long loom

How to Eight Wrap a Long Knifty Knitter - Video Instructions to Eight Wrap

If you are using the long looms and wondering how to wrap them, or "cast on," this video shows you the eight wrap. This wrap is given in the Provo Craft instructions for how to knit a scarf.

Knifty Knitter Rectangle Loom Instructions
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Knifty Knitter Rectangle Loom Instructions

Rectangle Loom Instructions

Here is the link to the manufacturers Knifty Knitter Instruction PDF for the rectangle looms:

Rectangle Loom PDF

As with the long loom instructions, these are truly instructions to make a figure 8 wrap scarf. The instructions do explain that you can knit by wrapping with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn as if it were only 1 strand of yarn. It says it is "best" to do this when loom knitting. Using 2 yarns as one will yield a heavier knit. I knit winter garments with 2 strands of yarn and spring or fall garments with only one strand. It is a lighter weight knit, that is practical when the weather is cool, but not cold.

Finally, the rectangle instructions show that you can only knit 1 or 2 layer panels on the rectangle loom. In other words, rectangle looms aren't for making circular tube knit. Why? If you look at the long looms (not the rectangle loom), you can see that there is a peg at each end spaced in a way that allows you to use it to continue to knit around the loom without having too much space between stitches. The rectangle looms do not have these end pegs and you cannot knit around the side of the loom without skewing that stitch in the finished knit. So, rectangle looms are for flat panel knitting only. You cannot create tube knit on a rectangle loom.

Instructions on Video - Video Instructions for Loom Knitting Basics

If you are brand new to loom knitting, it may be very helpful to check out some of the Knifty Knitter videos available online. Here are two of my favorite videos from YouTube. The first is a basic overview of how to use the looms. The second is video instructions to knit a scarf.

Knifty Knitter Instructions for a Hat
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Knifty Knitter Instructions for a Hat

Knifty Knitter Instructions for a Hat

Instructions to Make a Hat on the Knifty Knitter

Generally, the round looms are used to make hats. Theoretically, it can be done on a long loom, but the round looms simplify the process. From the set of four round looms the largest loom (yellow) is used for making adult hats, the second largest (green) for childrens hats, the medium round loom (red) is used for making baby or doll hats. The smallest (blue) round loom, is typically used for socks and mittens. In addition to knitting hats with the largest three looms that come in the round loom set, Knifty Knitter also sells a "hat loom," specifically for making adult hats.

General instructions to Make a Hat

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Questions about the Knifty Knitter Instructions? - If you have questions about how to use the Knifty Knitter looms, leave them here! 18 comments

anonymous 4 years ago

how do I end the scarf?

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hsschulte 3 years ago Hub Author

@anonymous: On a round loom, pull the last loop through the loop before it. On a long loom, start with the last loop and follow the path of the yarn back to the beginning, pulling each loop through the loop before.

anonymous 3 years ago

how do i use the long 22" loom to make a afghan?

anonymous 3 years ago

It is fun to do but I can't figure how to take it off the round Knitter

anonymous 3 years ago

You certainly are the Knifty Knitter expert and you are here to answer all the questions anyone might have on their projects.

anonymous 3 years ago

I'm making baby gran squares for a baby blanket. I'm having trouble with the closing the end of row gaps instructions. How do you do it?

anonymous 2 years ago

I would like to do the single layer with the rectangle loom but for some reason I'm not sure how to do it. I see the picture but it doesn't show the next row. After casting on what is next. I've done NUMEROUS hats with the round loom and love it but want to expand. Thanks

anonymous 2 years ago

Iv'e knitted 2 scarves and some how on I noticed I've reverse the stitches on both pieces. I begin just fine with knit rows on one side then the knit rows end up on the opposite side of the scarf. Don't know what I'm doing to cause that. On both pieces, however, I've missed wrapping a peg and had to rip stitches out and do them over. I'm guessing some how I'm doing something wrong at the re-wrap point. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

anonymous 2 years ago

Do you have picture instructions for joining two colors of yarn together,

written instructions at my age aren't enough (78) Could you please

email me a copy. I use my loom to make hats for the soldiers in

afghanistan, three years now. Tying is messy.witpurple

anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: Thread your plastic needle (that came with the KK) w/18" of yarn and use it to take the loops off the pegs (as you used the hook to pull the bottom row over the top row). If you are finishing what you take off as the top of the hat, pull the two ends of the yard together and triple square knot the two ends.

anonymous 2 years ago

I am trying to finish a hat that when I am finished I do not make the last the top but the bottom of the hat. How do I take it off the loom? The pattern doesn't tell me that.

anonymous 2 years ago

gracias por permitir ver como ce hace ls diseños a mi me han mandado el estuche de diferentes tamaños una amiga y es muy vonito y util tanbien tengo el lago el grande ese me resulta un poco dificil

yo soy peruanamuchas gracias

kimadagem 2 years ago

About the little blue loom - I agree with you, the only baby hat it would make would be for a preemie. And for socks, I think maybe just kids; the sock I made wouldn't fit me and I have fairly narrow feet. I would love to try the next size up for socks but haven't been able to find one yet (I bought the blue loom by itself at a thrift shop and later found the 2 largest ones in the set there, but those are too big).

anonymous 2 years ago

Dog ate the instructions for my rectangular Knifty Knitter and the link/website for Provo Crafts only provides info on the Cricut! Help!

anonymous 23 months ago

Provocraft has taken down their Knifty Knitter site and now redirects to cricut! I sent them an email and they said they were focusing on cricut but were 'considering' bringing the KK patterns back up - basically a brush off from them. However, maybe if enough people contact them and ask them to put them back up, they will... Worth trying!!!!!!!!!

flyingeagle344 17 months ago

I have tried and tried to knit with needles and the loom is faster and easier. I have done a sweater for a toddler,and blankets, and made a teddybear using the looms.

Teresa Gooslin 8 months ago

iTunes very helpful I'm new to loom knitting trying to do leg warmers but don't know how to finish and take of.using a round loom

Win Vaughn 8 months ago

A year ago I made 4 or 5 hats (as gifts) on my Knifty Knitter , this was my first attempt. This xmas I wanted to make more for gifts. I had problems, with very loose yarn after removing from 2 -3 pegs. Even though I wrap the yarn firmly. I can not figure out what I am doing wrong. I had good success last year. Need help so I can make belated gifts.,

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