Loom Knit Scarf on Any Loom for Beginners

Loom Knit Scarf Made on Any Loom

Loom Knit Scarf

Second only to the Loom Knit Hat, the Loom Knit Scarf is among the easiest and most requested projects for new knitters. This post includes a basic pattern with text, pictures and a VERY detailed step by step video tutorial making it almost a guaranteed fact that will be able to make a scarf even if you have never knitted anything, ever.

After you’re done with the scarf, learn to make the hat. Both awesome projects to learn.  Not to mention what a great gift can be made out of the pair. Charitable organizations such as churches and shelters are always asking for that warm combo.

Supplies

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Loom: Any Large Gauge Loom

Loom Hook: Any version – ( For the Grip in the Video Click HERE )

Yarn: Worsted Weight ( Knit with Two Strands )

Yarn Needle or Crochet Hook

 

Pattern

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This pattern is for a scarf that is 6 1/2 inches in Width and 6 Feet Long. Read the notes in parenthesis to customize your scarf.

 

Cast on: e-Warp Cast on 19 Pegs ( or 3 pegs per desired inch of width )

Loom Knit Scarf

 

Knit: eWrap Knit 288 Rows ( or 4 rows per desired inch of length )

Loom Knit Scarf

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Bind-Off:  Basic – Done over 2 pegs. Wrap the peg next to the one with the working yarn. We will call that peg #2  and knit off. Take the loop off that peg and move to the one with the working yarn. We will call that peg #1 and knit off. Now take that loop off peg #1 and place it on the empty peg. The peg now become peg # so wrap the one next to it and start the process again.

Modified Basic Bind-Off

To get a nice square and even end you will have to modify the Basic Bind-off. Divide the knitting in three sections. After binding off the first peg, wrap the next 2 pegs and knit-off both. Remove the loop off peg 2 and place it on peg 1, knit-off and then remove the loop from peg 1 and place it on peg 2. Not continue with the Basic Bind-off until you reach the middle of the project then modify those 2 pegs, then do the Basic Bind-off until you reach the 3rd to last peg. Do the modified version then do the Basic Bind-off for the last 2 pegs.

To Add Fringes: Watch the video below

 

 

Formula for Number of Rows

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Note that there are 12 Inches per foot and that you need 4 rows of knitting for every desired inch of fabric.

Multiply the Number of Desired Inches by 4

Example: A 6 Foot Scarf

6×12 = 72 Inches (desired inches)

72×4 = 288 Rows (rows needed)

 

 

Video: Loom Knit Scarf

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As always I recommend watching the whole video before attempting the project. Makes the task easier to do and gives you more confidence that the project is doable.

On this video you will learn How to

Knit with Two Strands

e-Wrap Cast-on

Make a Flat Panel (Square)

Get Clean Edges

Fix Loose Loops

Add Fringes

 


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Comments: 57

  1. Gina November 28, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Thank you for your response. Do you take any knit pattern and convert it to fit using the looms? I have been wanting that for so long, but regardless you vast knowledge and tecnique are flawless. I have to fined a nice pattern of yours for two scarfts. I know in one of your videos you mentioned you were making a lap gan and I was wondering have you used the KB Loom 198 pegs where you can knit an Afghan in one flat panel?

    • Denise Canela December 1, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Hi Gina – I get ideas from needle knitters – sometimes if projects that were sewn together but mostly I work off my head. I have that loom – but I don’t really like to work with a high peg count – I have an attention issue and wont do to well – so I avoid them. I prefer to make squares or strips and sew them together.

  2. Gina November 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I have watched almost every video. Can any of the stich patterns you use be applied to scarf? A simple knit and the figure 8 I know, but i too want nice edges and tightness, but a beautiful pattern would make it even better. Also, I have a purpke rake loom, kb afgan, marthas madness,,lol and rounds. I think the rake may be best, do you agree?

    • Denise Canela November 27, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Gina, it depends on the design of the scarf. I’ve made scarves for men on a small round 24-peg loom. And, yes you can pick any stitch pattern, cast-on and cast-off combination. I tend to start and end all my scarves the same way – the way I start and end my stitch patterns : Click HERE

    • Denise Canela November 27, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Gina, it depends on the design of the scarf. I’ve made scarves for men on a small round 24-peg loom. And, yes you can pick any stitch pattern, cast-on and cast-off combination. I tend to start and end all my scarves the same way – the way I start and end my stitch patterns :

  3. Fran Cordeiro November 17, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Denise,
    thanks for your videos! I am new to looming and made your hat on a borrowed round loom. Now I want to buy a loom and make the scarf and found the 18″ All-in-one loom from Authentic Knitting Board. It has a small gauge. What would that mean if I were knitting this pattern? Should I use one yarn? As a beginner, should I just buy the plastic round loom? I thought if I had the all-in-one, and a good one, I would be getting everything. Many thanks for your advice.

  4. Eric July 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    This video is soooooo helpful! Thanks so much!! 🙂

  5. Dell Prince June 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    My scarf curled on the sides and end, what can I do to fix ?

  6. Talitha March 20, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Love this scarf! I just finished one for my best friend. I used a chunky yarn and it turned out super pretty, but how do I get the fuzzies off of it?

    • Denise Canela March 24, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Fuffies? I would think its the yarn – I could try putting it in a mesh lingerie bag and put it in the dryer on really low heat.

  7. Cristine March 6, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I’m looming 1 at the moment and I’m loving it, I’m making it to match a slouch hat with a visor. I just love loom knitting it’s so relaxing. Is there a book of yours that I can buy with all your patterns etc?

    • Denise Canela March 6, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Cristine, Thank you for asking but I don’t have a book with ALL the patterns – I have been working on adding all the individual patterns to my Etsy store

      And working on Amazon as well

  8. Alice February 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I have finished knitting the scarf! very nice n Beautiful! (only took ONE DAY ) Wish I could post a picture here to encourage all other learners and huge thanks to Denise for the extremely detailed but perfect tutorial, absolutely the best one in the whole world!

    • Denise Canela February 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you Alice – You are super sweet !

  9. Roxanne February 17, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I love all of your videos, Denise. They are really helpful to me, since loom knitting is new to me. I started making this scarf, though, and the sides curled up so much that it looked like a tube. I ended up ripping it apart and making it in a garter stitch — which lies flat perfectly! I understand that there are blocking methods that can be used, but the scarf I made is for a child — who will likely get it dirty. My fear was that, after washing, the scarf would go back to its original tubular form. Is there any way to make a flat panel using ewrap (stockinette stitch) without resorting to blocking?

    • Denise Canela February 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Add 1 or 2 purl stitches to your edging.

  10. Kathy N. February 11, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    This is an excellent video, especially since this is my 1st attempt at any type of needle work. However, I can’t seem to get the yarn at the right level of tightness. My first row is either so tight that I can’t put the loop over the peg or too loose. I have made several attempts at adjusting it, but I either do it too loose or too tight. Is there a trick in knowing how tight I should start it out at? Thanks!

    • Denise Canela February 11, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Kathy just leave it loose – you can tighten at the end – here is a video for the technique: Click HERE

  11. Jillian January 21, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Hello Denise
    I enjoyed watching your video! A friend gave me a wood loom for Christmas! She can’t wait for me to start making hats and scarfs for family and friends!! I’d like to get more pattern!! Stay in touch!
    Jillian
    bunnyrabbitsmiles@yahoo.com

  12. Kelly M. January 6, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I am absolutely thrilled to have found this video. As a new loom knitter, I have watched other videos and read lots of directions, but this is the first thing that has really made sense. Your instruction method is perfect. I am almost finished with my scarf, and it’s beautiful! (I even made a smaller “practice” one for my old rescue dog.) Thank you so much!

  13. Joe d January 3, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I did this scarf for my wife as a Christmas gift. It is looks really great but the ends roll real bad. What did I do wrong?

  14. Callie December 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Can a chunkier yarn be used with only one strand?

    • Denise Canela December 30, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Yes Callie.. it can.

  15. Kelly loveless November 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I am confused. Sorry I just don’t understand. ? THX anyway❗???❄❄

  16. K. Moore November 18, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    I am new to looming. Your videos are awesome. I do have one problem I was hoping you could enlighten me……..after I get my first two rows finished for the casting my loops become too tight to even try to knit them. I can’t even get them over the pegs!! Help!

    • Denise Canela November 18, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      You might be a tight knitter and need to switch to a different version of the knit stitch : CLick HERE

      • K. Moore November 20, 2015 at 10:04 pm

        Thanks for the info gonna try again ?

  17. Cat November 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Hi Denise, I’m new to looming (just bought myself a round looming kit) so I’ve watched some of your videos to orient myself with the looming process. I would love to try making this scarf. At the beginning of the video you mention that 1 skein or 300 yards (150 g) of worsted yarn are needed for this scarf, using 2 strands. Is that 300 yards per strand or total? For example, I have a skein of Red Heart Super Saver #4 worsted yarn, It has that it’s 236 yards (141g). Would that be enough for the entire scarf or would I need 2 skeins? I look forward to watching more of your videos. Thank you.

    • Denise Canela November 18, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      Hi Cat – One skein is enough .. unless you’re a basketball player 🙂

      • Cat December 15, 2015 at 12:06 pm

        Thank you for your reply. I made this scarf last night. I’m pretty impressed with it since it’s my first attempt at a scarf. One slight problem though, mine came up short. It’s just shy of 4 feet long (using the exact pegs/measurements as you did in the video). I used the entire ball of yarn (Red heart super saver #4). Not sure what I did wrong. Maybe my knits were too tight? Has anyone else had this issue? This scarf is for my husband and he wanted it short anyway so it won’t be a problem this time. I was just wondering so the next time I attempt this scarf it’ll turn out better/longer. Thanks Denise.

        • Denise Canela December 15, 2015 at 11:44 pm

          Cat, hard to say what happened – I ended up with a lot of yarn – Here is a really cool yarn calculator. I find that it usually calls for way way more yardage than what I use but it’s GREAT for an estimate: Click HERE

  18. Anita October 15, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Denise,
    Thank you so much for making this video! You definitely made this easy to learn and even my 3yr old niece was able to do it. I have finished the length desired but before I bind off I was wondering if it’s possible to make this into an infinity scarf?

  19. Imara September 14, 2015 at 12:26 am

    I love ur tutorial and how u explain things. It makes the process a whole lot easier and actually very enjoyable.

  20. Luana Stark September 9, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Thank you for your tutorial..I am starting my Christmas gifts early and this is making it so easy and fast..Have you tried the KB adjustable hat loom? What are your thoughts on it..Look forward to seeing all you do…Mahalo(thank you)

    • Denise Canela September 9, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Hi Luana, I use the KBAH Loom almost exclusively for my stitches: Click HERE

  21. shermin July 17, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Hi, I want to make this scarf for my boyfriend who is 5.8. Do you think its long enough for him? thanks

    • Denise Canela July 17, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      The general rule is that the length of the scarf is equal to the height of the person wearing it…. So yes

      • shermin July 18, 2015 at 3:56 am

        thank you 🙂

  22. Bonnie McIntyre June 6, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    i am making this scarf and it is so easy but how come the sides are curling in and how do I not have that happen. I saw where you did the ends before the fringe but what about the sides?

    • Denise Canela June 6, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Hi Bonnie, the ends will curl a bit. To stop that block the scarf. When its dry then fold it flat and put it under a heavy book for a few days. If you’re not familiar with blocking knitting fabric do a quick Google or YouTube search.
      Hope that helps,
      denise

      • Bonnie Mc Intyre June 6, 2015 at 9:44 pm

        Thank you. I had already thought about blocking it but I thought I might be doing something wrong in my knitting.

  23. Diane April 21, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Denise Canela, I am so thankful for this video. I am new to loom knitting and watching this video answered so many questions. I especially liked the bind off steps you do and I really really appreciate resolving the problem with the lose cast on stitches. I am anal about this stuff, it was bothering me that both ends were always different one lose and one perfect and you solved that problem. Thank you sooooo much! The scarf on this video is so beautiful.

    • Denise Canela April 22, 2015 at 6:58 am

      Thank YOU Diane – so glad I could help !
      Hugs,
      denise

      • Diane April 22, 2015 at 10:22 am

        You’re welcome 🙂

  24. AJ April 3, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Hello, I really appreciate your detailed video and explanations. I have a few patterns I would love to try (for dish cloths) and start right out confused it says to cast on waste yarn! No explanation as to what this is or how to do it. Do you know of any reference ie books or courses (on line) or dvd that would show how to do some of these things? It also states to remove from loom an unfinished project and to replace it on the loom but in a different configuration. I am hopelessly confused. How would I prevent the project from unraveling or loosing stitches before its done if I remove it from the loom? I would really like to learn this but if patterns keep referring to techniques without explanation I cant see my being successful!

    • Denise Canela April 13, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      Hi AJ – Sorry for the delay. I did find you some videos that should help with your yarn waste cast on also called rag.. Click HERE – to “hang” the cast on here is another video by the same teacher: Click HERE … They’re not really complete but they should give some idea

  25. Ruthie March 22, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Can u make a hat in that stitch, if so, can u do a video

  26. Shannon R March 9, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Denise, this is the absolute BEST beginners loom knitting video I have ever seen! I’m going to send everyone I know who is just starting out to watch it. And even though I’ve been loom knitting for years, I learned a lot from it too. Things like how to get nice looking edges and how to get your start and finish edges the same width. Never again will I get one end that is smaller than the other! Even though spring is almost here, I think I need to knit a few scarves!

    THANK YOU!!

    • Denise Canela March 9, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Thank you THANK YOU Shannon for all your kind words. I really appreciate them and you.

  27. Kathy March 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Good morning..I was wonder …in loom knitting a baby blanket with Bernat Baby Blanket #6 Super Bulky what sitich or stitches should i use? I used before the ribbed & InteInterrupted rib…I really dont want to make this one in stitch wise like the others i made..Thank you…Ive been looking and i cant find nothing..Thank you for your help!!!

    • Denise Canela March 11, 2015 at 12:12 am

      I would consider an easy Garter Stitch

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