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Eight Wrap Scarf
Free Scarf Pattern for the Knifty Knitter Looms
By using the figure 8 wrap, you can complete a scarf in only a few hours. Use one strand of yarn for a light airy spring scarf, or two strands of yarn for a heavier winter scarf.
As with any new wrap you are learning on the Knifty Knitter, it takes time to get the feel for how it's done. Once you have wrapped the Knifty Knitter in the figure 8 a few times, you'll be able to do it in your sleep. The photo on the right was done with one strand of Red Heart Super Saver acrylic yarn and the pink long Knifty Knitter loom.
Figure Eight Wrap on the Knifty Knitter Loom - Instructions for Making the Figure 8 Wrap
- Pull the yarn back and forth across the loom in the pattern shown. You can enlarge the photo by clicking it. It helps to hold the loom vertically as you wrap. Pull the yarn over the top of the peg, then around the outer edge, then inward on the loom. After wrapping the row, loop the last peg only once.
- After the loom has been wrapped twice, (each peg will have two loops) knit off by lifting the bottom loop over the top loop and off the peg using the Knifty Knitter hook. Continue knitting off around the loom until there is only one loop left on each peg.
- Wrap the loom with the figure 8 wrap again, then knit off. (Continue this step until the scarf reaches approximately 5 feet in length.)
8 Wrap on a Loom
Knifty Knitter Long Loom Set
Figure Eight Scarf
How to Knit a Scarf
on the Knifty Knitter
Basic directions to prepare to knit any scarf on the Knifty Knitter loom are to:
1. Tie a slipknot.
2. Attach it to the anchor peg at one end of the loom.
3. Wrap the loom twice using the steps listed above.
4. Knit off using the Knifty Knitter hook.
5. After knitting, wrap the loom one more time and knit off again. Continue this step until your scarf reaches the desired length. (Sixty inches is a good length for a scarf.)
6. After the 4th or 5th row, release the slip knot from the anchor peg to prevent it from pulling the knit.
7. Bind off the scarf to remove it from the Knifty Knitter when it is the desired length by starting at the end of the loom away from the working yarn. Remove the loops from the pegs one at a time. Use a crochet hook to pull the 1st loop through the 2nd, then the 2nd through the 3rd, following the path of the wrap as you go.
More Photos of the 8 Wrap Scarf - Click on a thumbnail below to enlarge it.
How to Do the Figure Eight Wrap on a Knifty Knitter Loom - YouTube Video How To
If you are having trouble with the eight wrap, this YouTube video will help you get started.
Knifty Knitter Long Looms from Amazon.com
The long loom set is a great value.
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Ozzy Estrada on May 06, 2020:
Darce on March 22, 2020:
I like it
Gail Helmer on November 21, 2019:
debraw1956 on February 21, 2017:
Hello, I'm new to double knit rake loom. I need help...what causes your stitches to reverse sides while using the Figure 8 stitch on a double knit rake loom. One side is supposed to have a knit like stitch and the opposite side a kind of crisscross stitch. After ab 10 to 15 rows it's working out just right then I begin to notice that the knit like stitch side of my scarf has crisscross stitches as well and the same goes for the other side. What am I doing wrong? Please help!
Randy on January 10, 2015:
I'm so sorry to hear about your frustrations! That so soduns like something that would happen to me. I'm famous (at least in my own mind) for things going wrong in almost everything I do (I'm the one who drives across town to find that the store is out of what I need). My life is a series of wild goose chases!Putting it down for a bit soduns like a good thing to do. When things get frustrating, you tend to make more mistakes, which makes more frustration. It's a vicious cycle. It'll work out better if you give it a time out :)Oh, and I apologize... I seem to forget I have to sign my name when I'm posting with someone else who uses Blogger, because it just lists me as "the resident knothead". I'm Leisel.
Santosh on December 31, 2014:
*We serve a God who is worthy of our griattude. As a parent, teaching this is an ongoing discipline but a value that our family strives to practice regularly *Ongoing, for sure. It's so hard to teach appreciation. You're right, it must be modeled for them-by us-daily.
Blessing on December 29, 2014:
Thought it wol'undt to give it a shot. I was right.