e-wrape-Wrap – The Best First Stitch

e-Wrap, whether to cast-on or knit it is the most important technique you can learn if you want to loom knit. Well, that’s my opinion.

Here something to consider, when you buy a set of looms most manufactures will show how to use their product with this stitch. I think they agree with me.

I’ll say this, once you learn it you can make just about make anything you can imagine.

Below is a list of step by step instructions which include pictures and text.


e-Wrap Cast-on

To cast-on using the e-wrap method:

Make a knot (slip knot)

Going counter-clockwise, take your working yarn behind the first  peg (the one right behind the anchor peg where you put your knot) . Wrap the peg . Continue doing this until you have gone around the loom twice and have wrapped every peg two times. If you are using 2 strands as 1 like in the picture below you will have 4 loops on each peg.

Note: Some folks push their work down before they start loom knitting. .. I don’t, Either one will work fine.




e-Wrap Stitch

Once you have wrapped each peg twice, with your hook pull your bottom loops over the top loops and take them to the back. Unhook from your working yarn. You made an e-wrap stitch.  Now do this for every peg. When you’re done with all the bottom loops and you only have the top loops left on the loom, you finished 1 row.

Get your working yarn and start wrapping all your pegs again. You always need a loop on the bottom and one on the top on each peg to loom knit.

Problem:This stitch does have an ugly side effect and its Loose Loops. But not to worry there is a solution: Click HERE


e wrap stitch


Easy Video Tutorial – Shows you the e-wrap cast-on and stitch

As always I recommend that you watch the video from beginning to end. This will help you understand the instruction in a complete form and will allow you more confidence that the task is doable.

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e-Wrap – Free Patterns

E-Wrap Pattern

Loom Knit Scarf

e-wrap Pattern

Doll Dress

E-wrap pattern

Loom Knit Hat



Knit Purse


Baby Booties


Baby hat








For More Free Patterns

You will find a lot more e-wrap only patterns in our Projects Page just: Click Here



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Comments: 9

  1. Alicia Stafford May 25, 2016 at 12:11 am

    I’m new at using the rectangler loom. I have try doing the E-wrap several times and the scarf keeps rolling in. I have try not doing it tight in the end. I have try casting off 4 on the left side and 4 on the right side to make it even but is still just keeps rolling.

  2. sam March 10, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    How do you bind off the e-wrap stitch? I have tried several ways with a flat panel and the cast on end is always loosed then the bind off end. Can you adjust this so they come out even?

    • Denise Canela March 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Sam – soooooooo sorry for the delay – Here is a post and a video: Click HERE

  3. Trina January 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Hi Denise,

    First of all, thank you for your great site! You inspired me to take the plunge and try loom knitting. I bought the Darice set based on your review.

    I can knit so I have experience with tension. My regular knitting is uniform, with nice even stitches. However, with the loom I don’t know if I’m knitting tightly enough.

    I’m making a hat and the body of the hat has holes–not dropped stiches, just like it will be a “holey” hat when done and not look like the one in the pattern. The patten is a simple e cast on, one row of chunky braid, and then single stich.

    Am I knitting too loosely? I wish I could post a pic to show what I’m talking about, but oh well.

    Any advice would be most appreciated. For now, I’m going to rip out and try knitting more tightly.

    Thank you,


  4. lkloomer September 10, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Hi, Thank you for your videos. My question is about the stitch name. I understand this is the E-wrap Stitch. So, is it the same as Flat Stitch and Knit Stitch? I recently read KB hat loom brochure and it says a Knit Stitch and has separate directions so now I am confused?? Can you tell me if they all 3 produce the same stich look result? Thank you for your time. lkloomer

    • Denise Canela September 10, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      How about 4 versions? … and yes some of them look very similiar but some look VERY different and to use the wrong one can have a huge effect on your project. To see a text, picture and video tutorial : Click HERE

  5. Slouchy Hat Pattern for Men - FREE -LoomaHat.com December 27, 2013 at 11:45 am

    […] pattern that calls for the cable stitch make note of the first two pegs. Knit both pegs using the e-Wrap method, then remove the loop off the first peg and hold it with your hands or a cable stitch […]

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