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Knifty Knitter Long Loom Series Instructions

Fayme is an avid knitter and crafter who loves to help beginners.

How to Use a Long Loom

Ever since I wrote an article on how to use the circular knitting loom, I've been getting questions from people wanting to know how to make things on the long looms. So I decided I better teach myself how to use one. However, I found the directions that come with the kit were not all that helpful. For one thing, the booklet looks big enough, but it actually contains instructions in 4 languages, so only about 1/4 of it is instructions on how to use the loom.

I went to YouTube and found some tutorials, but alas, some of them use a technique entirely different from the one in the booklet, using more of a double lacing pattern. The long looms can be used for circular knitting (just like the round loom only squished into an oval), or you can do double or single knitting (by only using some of the pegs).

I will post photos of my project so far. Remember, I'm just like you, learning as I go. If we put our heads together we can figure this thing out. One woman on YouTube even displays a circular baby blanket made on the knitting loom and says anything is possible. Unfortunately, she doesn't explain how she did it. So we are off like a herd of turtles!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Begin Wrapping Yarn

  1. Using two plies of worsted weight yarn as if they are one, form a slipknot.
  2. Secure the slipknot onto a peg on the end of loom.
  3. Lay the double strand of yarn between first two bottom pegs.
  4. Observe how the yarn is wrapped around each peg. Continue wrapping.
  5. Keep going until you get to the end of the loom. Each peg will have one "wrap" containing 2 strands.

Step 2: Turn the Loom Around and Wrap

  1. When you get to the end, turn the loom around, and wrap the pegs (as shown in the photos below).
  2. Then, pull the yarn straight across and hold for a moment.
  3. Make sure you wrap both end pegs before going straight across. Always keep slight pressure on the yarn so it doesn't unwind.

Step 3: Add the Next Row

  1. Time to add the next layer of wraps. Snug first layer down to make room on top for next wrapping.
  2. Wrap both end pegs as before. Draw the yarn straight across and hold with your finger.
  3. Use a hook to lift the bottom set of threads over the top set on both end pegs. That will secure it, so you can let the end go.
  4. Continue with each peg until all the bottom loops are lifted over the top loops.

Step 4: Continue the Third Row

  1. Push the loops down to make room for the next row. Fabric will come out of the bottom of the loom eventually.
  2. Wrap the end pegs again and pull the yarn straight across.

Step 5: Make Sure the Fabric Feeds Down

  1. After a few rows, untie the slipknot.
  2. Tuck it down through the middle of the loom and out the bottom. Otherwise, it won't feed down properly when the fabric gets longer.
  3. Keep going until the panel is the length you need for your project.

You can join panels to make blankets, or make rectangles for garments, purses or other projects. Coming soon: how to remove the fabric from the loom!

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Comments

zecapedra.1986@gmail.com on September 13, 2020:

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Penny on May 29, 2020:

I have tried to join, but do not have high speed & can not get it where we live. I have a double KB that my hubby made for me. I need to know why an anchor yarn is needed? I have done a st st & inspite of the anchor yarn, I still have 2 live stitches that need to be incorporated into the piece I make. I can not find anything that will help me with this problem. So far all my attempts fail to join up with any KB site due to slow modem, can not watch youtube either. This has become a real problem. I HOPE I will be able to join this site and have the ability to talk to some one about problems I encounter. Most of the time I get timed out, secure connections failed messages, etc. HOPE this works and maybe can do emails if I can not get back to this site. THANK YOU for your time & help, Penny

Joy jamss on April 11, 2019:

Thank u for your very help full pics and explaining for us L uses .

Christine ham on February 23, 2018:

I seen on you tube making a hat on long loom but I lost the pin and been looking to no aveal please where can I find ur video

amy on January 28, 2017:

I just wanted to thank you so much for your clear and precise photos. I am more of a visual learner and love your page. I have learned more stitches by seeing your photos than any video I could watch. Keep up the great work.

Kim R on February 07, 2013:

Well, I am so glad that I've found you. I'm going to look more in depth when I get home from work. I bought my 11 year old daughter a set of 4 long looms of different sizes and we, for the life of me, couldn't figure out how to use it!

Maro on November 05, 2012:

Moonmaiden, I have never used the Knifty Knitter loon before. If i have to choose one to get started which one should I pick. I want to make fingerless gloves.

Thanks

Marion on August 31, 2012:

Those instructions that come with the looms are terrible. I cannot read them at all! So happy you were here to help.

new2knit on February 12, 2012:

The visuals helped immensely, but I was wondering how to get a tighter knit? I've made a couple scarves, but the knit is very loose. Can someone help me?

jmollett on February 10, 2012:

Need your help. I am a beginner at loom knitting and have just started a flat scarf. I have been working on it off and on this week and I noticed yesterday that my stitch has "flipped". Like I said beginner, so I am not sure if that makes sense. I thought that I would just keep going and when I got to the end I would just figure out how I flipped it and flip it back, but somehow I did it again. I am now confused and not sure what to do.

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on February 10, 2012:

Helen, sorry to hear you are having difficulties. It would help so much if you could meet with other loom knitters in real life and compare results. Is that possible? Which loom diameter are you using? The hats I made are pretty stretchy and I've used all different sorts of yarns.

helen in iowa on February 10, 2012:

I have almost given up on the round and long looms. In fact I took my long looms back. Horrible instruction book.

I have tried making hats for kids and when I use 2 strands of yarn, it is too bulky, when I use one strand of a soft yarn, it has no stretch. I live in a small town so my choices are limited and buying online is hard as I can't visualize what the yarn feels like or how it will finish. I am trying to make hats that you make about 24 inches long, but the yarn has stretch to it, and when you are done, you take your first round and put the stiches on the last row, work one strand over the other, cut off a long strand, weave thru and take stitches off the loom. Wow, this has turned out to be pretty windy! lol Anyway, can you recommend a yarn that has "stretch" to it, that can be used? So when I take the hat off the loom, it will stretch to fit the head?

thanks

helen

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on January 30, 2012:

Julia, I'm so proud of you. Keep up the good work. If you can, get a 2nd loom so you can teach a friend and do it together.

julia roemhildt on January 28, 2012:

i love making hats, scarfs, and blinkets, i make them for kiids and they LOVE them!and my grandma loves them to! im only 11

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on January 26, 2012:

What a great idea Nomes. These looms are great for hats and lap blankets and scarves.

Nomes on January 25, 2012:

Thankyou so much I love looming I am from Australia and found the round loom set of 4 from spotlight for $14.95 after looking at your you tube videos you are a great teacher. Now with my looms I will be looming for charities in Australia

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on January 20, 2012:

Take the tail of the first yarn and the tail of the new yarn and tie them together using an overhand knot. Leave about 6" below the knot. Continue the project, but let the knot portion dangle outside the knitted fabric. After you are finished and the project is off the loom, carefully weave the ends into the fabric and trim off any excess.

kiwi on January 20, 2012:

does anyone know how to add a new ball of yarn to the long loom? I'm knitting a scarf and the wool's about to run out before I can get to the length I want.

Sandra Ramsey on January 16, 2012:

I am hyperventalating & I have COPD. The instructions in the "Provo Craft" are useless. Help me rightnow. Please. I want to make an accessory scarf for my 12 year old grandaughter's birthday, Jan. 20. I only know how to make dish cloths. K & P & I don't have much time or breath left to waste.

Cheryl on January 09, 2012:

Just picked up a set of long looms today, and can't wait to get started -- even more so now, thanks to your clear instructions! I bought my first set of only a couple of days ago (the circular kind) and have already made three hats. Now, of course, I want matching scarves...and eventually will move on to shawls and throws.

ali on December 28, 2011:

yay! finally i figured out how to do this. the instructions in the box were terrible

Kim on December 13, 2011:

I just got a long loom and am trying to make a scarf. These instructions are great but my stitches seem way too loose. Am I doing something wrong? I made one scarf with a thicker yarn and its pretty but very loose. I am starting one with a different type of yarn using two strands. Any input is appreciated.

Krystal on December 04, 2011:

There are great videos on youtube for both purl stitching and sewing panels together to create a larger project.

The purl stitch: lay your yarn n across the front of the peg below the stitch already on the peg. Take hook behind the stitch and grab the yarn pulling it up through the stitch and easing the stitch off the peg, replacing it with the loop you just formed by grabbing the yarn with your hook. This is much easier to understand in a video and there is a great one on you tube.

Sewing panels together is done with the plastic needle that came with your knitter, when searching the net for instructions, it is done the same way as sewing pieces made with needle knitting. you can simply whip stitch them together (stitching through the stitches) or try one of the fancier techniques on you tube that can make your seams invisible (blend in).

Krystal on December 04, 2011:

The gauge on the knifty knitters is too large for regular socks. You can knit thick socks with an actual heel and toe on the blue circle or on the long loom with the adjustable pegs(there are videos on youtube).

Other loom makers sell finer guage looms, with pegs set closer together for sock knitting.

Becky on November 30, 2011:

How do you finish it?

KayLin on November 29, 2011:

What all can you create with long looms? I recently just bought mine and have made tons and tons of scarfs, can you make blankets, socks, slippers, and gloves on a long knitting loom?

Thank you!

Jen Baldwin from Joplin, MO on November 18, 2011:

can you make socks actual socks not slipper socks with the long loom

kcgrannieannie on November 09, 2011:

What type of know do you use to add additional yarn for a longer project? Also if you want a wider piece how do you link two panels?

Val on October 22, 2011:

Thank you so much for sharing these directions. Like you, I had trouble with the instructions in the booklet that came with my long loom set, and I can't find anything really helpful on Youtube, either.

mary preece on October 06, 2011:

can you please explain to me what a purl stich is and how you increase and decrease......someone HELP!

sian on September 16, 2011:

wounder if u can help with a strange few questions.

i was wondering in on the long loom when it says 27 peg does it mean on row a and b or just a. i cant decide if i have a 27 peg board or not. hope i dont sound silly but i cant find the answer.

also is there a hook holder to keep my loom hook in and where can i get 1.

finally 2 things

im in the uk and i got my friends looming we would all like to learn some new stiches. basically im teaching them. the last time i knit with a loom i was 5. and im now 40. is there a magazine or easy book of stiches like u showed above.

there are lots of knitting and crochet mags like the art of knitting and the art of crochet. but i cant find a magazine or book with clear enough pictures and instructions the internet has so many i dont no where to begin. hobbie craft

dont sale knitting looms anymore.. so were stuck please help

Ellerbaker on August 29, 2011:

Thank you so much for the many pictures, it sure help me get started. Can't wait to try my looms.

Jan on August 21, 2011:

How do you knit a a single flat panel for a blanket? I am new to this...

Dee Dee on February 22, 2011:

Problem is wrapping the second row of yarn in the same pattern as first...One end peg will only have one wrap if I go back with yarn in same direction. I've made lots of scarves, but cross the first wrap of yarn. What do I do at the ends...can't see this on your video. It is very good, but this point questionable.

wizzo50 on February 16, 2011:

How do you knit off double knitting on the long loom?

Cyndi on February 01, 2011:

Does anyone have a suggestion for numbering your pegs with something other than a Sharpie marker? The Sharpie rubs off too quickly. Thanks!

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on January 14, 2011:

Fabulousfall, can you send me a photo of the project on the loom your are making so I can figure out how to cast it off for you? You can reach me at pigglewiggins@gmail.com

Fabulousfall on January 10, 2011:

Any pictures on the single row of knitting on the long loom instead of the double where you cross cross? Also pictures of finishing off a scarf...hats are easy. Thanks!

Fabulousfall on January 10, 2011:

Any pictures on the single row of knitting on the long loom instead of the double where you cross cross? Also pictures of finishing off a scarf...hats are easy. Thanks!

Latisha on December 27, 2010:

I love this but could you give instructions on how to make other things?

Michelle on December 12, 2010:

These are the most detailed and thorough instictions I've seen so far on using the looms. I'm just starting to use the round loom and my boyfriend got me some long looms which I can't use until Christmas ;) I will definitely bookmark this page and use it often. Thank you

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on December 12, 2010:

Naomi,

I'm thinking you can take another color of yarn, use a yarn needle and carefully weave it through the pegs of the existing project. Then knit two rows. Take a ruler and measure from the waste yarn to the top of the row. For example assume you you had 2 rows per inch. Then measure the whole length, and if it's 10 inches long, that would be 20 rows. After you've figured it out, you can pull out the spare yarn.

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on December 12, 2010:

Hi Andi,

You are correct. Because the pegs are so far apart, it makes a loose weave. Most knitters solve that problem by doubling or even tripling their yarn, using two or three strands as one.

Or you can shop for a loom with smaller pegs. I'm about to get looms with smaller pegs so I can make some socks that are a finer stitch.

Naomi on December 10, 2010:

How do you count the rows on a long loom? I started making a scarf and I got so excited I figured out how to do it, I forgot to count the rows! oops....any help?

Bieber fan on December 06, 2010:

Thank you that was very helpful! i cant wait to go try it! and dont forget JUSTIN BIEBER ROCKS THE WORLD!! :D

Andi on December 05, 2010:

Is it just me or do the stitches seem really loose on the knifty knitters? I have tried all shapes and sizes of looms and to no avail the stitches look incredibly loose and sloppy. Am I doing something wrong?

keelin on December 01, 2010:

Thanks for this :)

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on December 01, 2010:

Hi Beiber fan.

I just made a tutorial for that very thing. One sec and I'll get it for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4behHG8Orgk

Bieber fan on November 28, 2010:

i wanted to know if you know how to make a baby hat out of the long loom not the round. i cannot find any instructions on how to make it while using the long loom only the round and it takes me an hour to do things with the long loom but weeks with the round, can you help me?

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on November 22, 2010:

You are welcome jtorgler. You might also enjoy this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4behHG8Orgk

jtorgler on November 21, 2010:

Thank you for taking the time to post photos and clearly stating the directions. This is a wonderful tutorial. Looking forward to more, if you are still loom knitting!

maggie on November 19, 2010:

i got the long loom a couple of years ago for christmas and even though the diresctions were a little hard to understand i figured it out fairly quickly after a couple of experimental tries its the remembering how to do it thats hard it took me a couple of tries to correctly remember and and im hoping to get all of the looms the long and short and the circular i wasn't sure i would know how to use them the circular i mean but the video posted on this site was a big help for if i ever gets my hands on the circular looms

Jessy on October 21, 2010:

Hi, im 14 and i discovered this about 2 yrs ago. i love it but can never find any other patterns other than the snood (a ring round the neck) and the plain scarf for the rectangular loom. if anyone knows any sites it would be helpful!

thanks

thea on October 19, 2010:

Just wanted to add another thanks! I thought I'd try the loom after carpal tunnel made holding needles too difficult, but was so confused by the booklet. Your tutorial is great. Thank you!

lisa on October 02, 2010:

how do u finsh it

Sian Froud on September 21, 2010:

Hi, I live in Western Australia, and started loom knitting about 2 and half years ago, after buying a round loom set at a big craft store. At first, i had no idea what to do, so I Googled it, and came up with some wonderful sites, including this one, that taught me. Books are hard to find here, but, I have made my own books of patterns and instructions for personal use, by downloading from the internet sites and putting them in files. I had no idea such a simple item can create so much - i am an addict!

Rebecca G on June 12, 2010:

Thanks so much for the detailed instructions and pictures. I was so confused after reading the instrustions that came with the set. You really helped out!

Robin59 on March 16, 2010:

Removing your work from a loom

GATHERED METHOD OF REMOVING WORK

(SUCH AS HATS ETC....)

Take a yarn needle and yarn the same as your knitted piece and thread the needle.

Step one- Go through every loop on the loom.

Step2- Take the loops off the loom using the knitting tool.

Step 3- Pull the Yarn to gather the knitted piece.

Step 4- turn the knitted piece wrong side our and tie a knot in the yarn with the knitted piece as tight as you need it. (I personally recomenc tying the yarn three times so that in will not come out), now cut the yarn and turn your project right side out.

Robin59 on March 16, 2010:

Removal of your piece from a Long Loom when using both rows of pegs.

BINDING OFF

Step1- the loops off the front row and place them on the back row one-by-one and using the knitting tool take the bottom loops up over the top loops.

Now look at my comment above follow all of the five steps.

Robin59 on March 16, 2010:

Taking finished knitting off your loom

Round Looms and Long Looms if you are using only one row of pegs.

I take yarn of a different color and using large yarn needle.

Step 1- Go through each and every loop that is on the loom and very loosely and tie each end of the yarn so that the loops can not fall off.

Step 2- Now using the loom tool take each and every loop off the loom.

Step 3- Now you need,a crochet needle and a long piece of yarn the same color as the yarn you as the piece you took off the loom.

Starting at one end putting the crochet needle in the loop and wrap one end of the long piece of yarn (leaving a tail) over the chrochet needle and pull it through the Loop and Chain one.

Step 4- REPEAT STEP 3- Until you have crocheted through all the loops you removed from the loom.

Step 5- cut the yarn you are working with and pull it through the last loop that is on your crochet hook Now pull out the yarn that is not the correct color.

Robin59 on March 15, 2010:

PURL STITCH

Personally I have only tried the purl stitch once, maybe I'll try it again sometime????

Step 1- Wrap the number of pegs you need on the circle loom of long loom (I have tried only one row of pegs).

Step 2- Lay the yarn on the outside of the wheel, under the yarn you just wrapped on in step one.

Step 3- Insert the knitting tool down between the loop, the yarn you lain over the pegs, and the wheel, Now turn the knitting tool anp pull the yarn that you laid over the pegs up through the loops forming new loop.

Step 4- lift the origional loop off the peg and put the new loop you formed in it's place on the peg.

Robin59 on March 15, 2010:

KNIT STITCH

There are two ways the "e-wrap stitch" and the "true knit stitch"

(1) The "e-wrap stitch" is done by wraping yarn around the number of pegs you are going to use then wrap them again in reverse and lift the bottom yarn you wrapped first over top of the backward wrapping then wrap again.

(2) The "true knit stitch" is done by wraping all the pegs you are going to use either on a peg wheel (round loom) or just one row of pegs on the straight peg Loom (straight wheel) then loosely lay the yarn over top og the out side of the pegs and lift the wrapped yarn over top of the one layed on top of pegs. Ten repeat by laying yarn on top of the pegs etc....

Robin59 on March 15, 2010:

When using the long looms, if you wrap skipping every other peg then turn and wrap the pegs you skipped you will find that your knitting will be two sided (not a front and a back). Blankets look far better with two front sides!!!!

kitty on March 12, 2010:

a little correction on what I wrote yesterday. I meant the loops on the first pegs both top and bottom (or front and back),and the last top and bottom pegs. Four pegs in all.Also that to continue to decrease would make a triangle if you decrease to one loop.

kitty on March 11, 2010:

To decrease on both sides in double knit on the kk long loom:with one loop only on each peg,before you wind yarn over the pegs,pick up the first loop on the first peg and move it to the second peg,also move the last loop to the next to last peg.then work as usual picking up the two loops as one .this will form a triangle, 6 or 8 triangles sewn together will form a circle of sorts.

sandy on March 11, 2010:

this visual really helped me out because I was having so much trouble understanding the book! THANKS! I hope to make lots more projects now!

Donna Wilfong on February 09, 2010:

If anyone claims to have "invented" this knifty knitter loom they need to know that it has just been reinvented in modern material. I have a very, very old one that consists of two long hoops of wood with different size wooden pegs and have sketches of something called a "knitting rail" that is two 2by4's fastened together at the ends with rows of nails about l/4 inch apart on each 2by4. It was used to knit wool blankets. I remember my grandmother making knitting spools out of four small nails and a wooden spool. She used it to make pull string closures for draw string bags. Oh, yes love your photos!I am currently trying to cope with More Knitting Wheel Fashions by Kathy Norris. I am a bit confused...How do you knit and purl on this hoop? I never knitted with needles so that may be my problem.

DrDave on February 04, 2010:

It's great to see so many people using the Knifty Knitter. Is it as easy to use as they say? Leave a review at http://www.seenontvreviews.com/2010/02/04/knifty-k...

Josey B. on February 02, 2010:

I made my first scarf. Came out nice but can't figure out how to take it off the loom. Help. Thanks

Courtney on January 24, 2010:

I don't know how to finish the top of the hat.I am also using the knifty knitters one. From the instructions I can't understand it.

Susan on January 23, 2010:

I want to make a hat with cute ear flaps.... can you tell me how?? or direct me to page?

Kristen on January 21, 2010:

This page and this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgLYwCgF63E I found extremely helpful!

Kimloomstichr on January 20, 2010:

I'm looking for flat panel single knitting instructions start to finish, from casting to knitting the single panel to casting off. Also, any patterns for scarves, hats, and any additional "stitches" would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

mari on January 12, 2010:

Thank you! Daughter got a loom kit from Grandma. Grandma helped her make a hat on the round loom, but couldn't figure out the long loom (horrible directions). Then Gma went home & it was up to mom to figure it out. YEAH. now, i can. THank you.

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on January 08, 2010:

Hi Scamp.

You can use the long loom just like the circular loom if you just want to go around and around. Visualize the long loom as a squashed circle and you'll get the idea. Once you treat it like a circle, the directions for the round loom will do the trick.

scamp on December 30, 2009:

can you show us how to do a single knit instead of a double because on the instructions for the knifty knitter it said that you'd find it at www.provocraft.com but i didn't PLEASE HELP

krystal on December 24, 2009:

thank you girls have just too knitters loom patterns

gail on December 23, 2009:

my sister does the loom,but she having trouble on figure how to take them off of the looms

mike the knitter on November 28, 2009:

Thanks for your help. Has anyone figured out how to make the mittens shown on the P. Craft site? I don't get the e-loop thing.

Carla on November 11, 2009:

Can you upload how to do single knitting in long looms?

lorimonninger on September 07, 2009:

I just started using the long loom to make a scarf. Your instructions are phenomenal! I am chomping at the bit to see the pictures of how to close the scarf. Although, I have read the instructions over and over they do not make any sense to me. In the meantime I'm starting another scarf. I'm trying to make Christmas presents. Thanks for your help.

Jennifer on September 05, 2009:

I cannot figure out how to decrease on my round looms. I am trying to make a hat and without decreasing, it's too bulky on top. Somebody please HELP!

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on August 18, 2009:

Hi Kelly,

You may not have made your first scarf wrong. There are a lot of different methods out there, and new ones show up on video tutorial sites all the time. But I'm glad you found my article useful.

Hi Julie,

Have you checked youtube and other sites for baby blanket tutorials? I'm sure some of the new books out must have such a thing as well.

Julie on August 16, 2009:

I'd love to make a baby blanket for my daughter. Any idea on an easy pattern with no crochet? TIA!

Kelly on August 13, 2009:

THANK YOU!! I have been looking all over for this yarn. I was thinking it might be red heart, but couldn't find anything. You've given me one more clue to search. BTW, you're instructions were SOOO helpful. I did my first scarf totally wrong, and after looking at your instructions scarf #2 is going MUCH better. I'm using black and white yarn.

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on August 11, 2009:

Hi Kelly,

I believe the pink yarn may be Dazzleaire, but I bought it a long time ago so I have no idea if it's still out there.

Thanks Knottsdale. More and more books are coming out so our learning can continue.

Knottsdale on August 09, 2009:

Hi, Moonmaiden: Thank you for taking the time to document this perplexing little pastime. The instructions that came with my long loom set are not good. It might be that the different languages get in the way. It's enough to have to read my language, figure out what the loom wants from me. The burden falls on the reader to sort out the languages, which gets in the way of learning. As you mention, taking the knot off of the anchor peg is important. Thank you for working this out for me. Best wishes, Knottsdale.

Kelly on August 06, 2009:

Hi, can you tell me where you got that grey and pink yarn and what Brand it is

Irene Hill on May 15, 2009:

How do you get tit of the loop. Please tell me ho to do it. Thant you , I' just learning ho to doing it

Cheryl Martin on May 08, 2009:

Thank you so much for this blog. Your directions are so clear and consise. I just purchased a purple long loom from Provocraft and was getting discouraged because the directions are so confusing.

Renee on April 13, 2009:

As an FYI...there is a small woman-owned business that claims to have created the "long loom" design (in wood) only to be copied by "a...well-known craft company"...I'm not connected with them, but I came across their website as I was searching for information on knitting boards (and came across yours as well, and your instructions and photos are excellent!) Check out http://www.oldfashionedknittingboard.com and needless to say...you might want to re-reconsider who you buy from ;)

Sherry on April 05, 2009:

I was wondering if it is possible to convert standard knitting patterns to the looms. I have a Christmas Afghan pattern that is knitted in squares and then sewn together. Each block consists of a picture so there is a lot of color changes and I've never been able to master it. What do you think?

wizzo49 on March 12, 2009:

Hi, I was making a baby blanket with 4 medium size squares with the letters Individual letters in each square to spell out baby. Well, when I started my 1st square, it just narrowed into the center making it smaller with the shape of a 'backwards C' on each side and wasn't looking good. So, I gave up. How do you keep it from going inward using the blue long loom, when you want a straight edge and the same width on both sides? Any help on this? Thanks!

Barbara on February 24, 2009:

Thank you Thankyou Thank you

geeeemm on January 20, 2009:

i still dont understand how to do the e wrap. No matter what I try, I'm still not sure what it is or that it's right. I really want to get this done and am feeling very frustrated. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Thanks!

Linda on January 19, 2009:

WEll finally . complete understandable instructions. Thank you so much.

Robin Volpicelli on January 10, 2009:

I am trying to make some scarves but find that one skein of yarn is far too short how can you add a skein to make a longer one?

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redhead83402 on January 01, 2009:

oh THANK you!!! My dear lady, you are a GODsend! I was SO confused by the silly pamphlet included with the knift knitter, as well as the instructions they provided on the website. And I understand crocheting, too! I just never got the hang of knitting ~ so I thought, you know, those knitter doo-hickey's might just be the answer... but HAH ~ up till now I was STILL stumped! Dumb thing is, I even know how to weave... but the little booklet they included with the knitter was SO ... annoying! Your pictures made it perfectly clear, however! Again, THANK YOU!!!

~Red

Toni on December 28, 2008:

I was going to try the mittens but the directions are confusing. They mention the e wrap so that from above it looks like series of lowercase eaCtms. This is the provo craft mitten pattern I got off the Provo Craft site. Thanks, Toni toniandlou@live.com

Fayme Zelena Harper (author) from Lucerne Valley, CA on December 06, 2008:

Thank you,

You don't need to use a crochet hook. You can do the same thing with a yarn needle. Thread the needle with a long piece of yarn. Secure one end on your project, I can't go into detail without knowing the type of project. With the round loom, if you are making a hat, you go through each loop once and remove each loop from the peg and then gather them up as if on a giant drawstring. Then secure the end and weave at least 6" back into the project and cut off the excess.

With a scarf, assuming you want the end to be flat, you'd have to catch each loop, probably taking one stitch on the right, then the left, then the right, thus weaving back and forth to secure each loop. Remove from loom, flatten out and secure. I know that's kind of vague, and you'll have to experiment to get the shape you want, but I hope it helps.