knitting loom How to Knit Ribbed Stitches on the Knifty Knitter
Knit Ribbed Stitches on the Knifty Knitter
Knit Ribbed Stitches on the Knifty Knitter

How to Knit Ribbed Stitches on the Knifty Knitter
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The ribbed stitch requires an interesting wrapping of the Knifty Knitter loom to create, as the name suggests, a ribbed knit pattern. The knit that results is a flat panel not a tube of knitting. The first steps of this article explain how to wrap the Knifty Knitter loom. The following steps show how to knit off various ways to create a loose or tight ribbing.


Wrapping the Knifty Knitter Loom - You begin by securing the slip knot to the first side peg rather than the anchor peg as directed in the E-Wrap. The end pegs of the Knifty Knitter Loom are not used. Wrap the yarn across to the peg on the other side of the loom. If you are wrapping from the left side of the loom you pull the yarn to the right side of the first peg. Make a loop around the peg. Stretch the yarn across to the next peg on the same side of the loom. The yarn should cross to the next peg on the inside, not the outside of the loom. Rap this peg from the right side to the left side also. Stretch the yarn across to the peg on the opposite side of the loom and continue the pattern always looping pegs from the right side of the peg to the left side, so that the yarn crosses on the inside of the loom. You can enlarge the photo on the left by clicking it to see the yarn pattern more closely.

Once you have wrapped the desired pegs, wrap the loom a second time. Do this by tracing the yarn pattern exactly back to the beginning of the loom. As you can see in the photo, the only peg that isn't wrapped in exactly the same yarn pattern is the last peg to be rapped. To continue back across the loom the yarn is simply ran around this peg rather than actually wrapped.

Knitting off - You will knit off by hooking the bottom loop on your Knifty Knitter loom with the Knifty Knitter hook and pulling the loop up over the loops above it and off the peg. This can be done in a one-over-one pattern in which one loop is pulled up over one loop on the peg. It can also be done in a one-over-two pattern for a tighter weave. To knit off in a one-over-two pattern begin by wrapping the Knifty Knitter loom 3 times. Pull the bottom loop over the top two loops and off the peg. Wrap the loom again and knit of again pulling one loop up over two loops and then the peg. Continue this pattern of wrapping the loom and knitting off. The photo to the left is a swatch of ribbed knitting from the Knifty Knitter loom. The bottom of the swatch has a looser knit resulting from one-over-one knitting off. The top of the swatch has a tighter knit resulting from one-over-two knitting off. You can also knit off in a one-over-three pattern, but this gets a little tight when knitting off, so be sure to wrap loosely with this pattern.

To remove your knitting from the Knifty Knitter loom, begin with the farthest peg from the yarn you are working with. Remove the loops from the peg. Following the path of the yarn on your loom, remove the next set off loops. Feed the first set of loops your removed through the second set of loops you removed with a crochet hook. Continue to remove the loops from the pegs and feed the previous loop through it until you reach the yarn. Feed the yarn through the last set of loops. Make sure that you follow the pattern of the yarn on the loom as you remove loops.

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