Fall is in the air in my neck of the woods, and I’m already looking at cooler weather accessories (and PSL recipes, but already, I digress, haha). This is one of my favorite yarn projects I’ve made – a chunky loom-knit scarf. It’s a great beginner yarn project – I don’t know how to crochet or do traditional knitting, I only use the loom – and if I can do it, you can do it! For this project, you only need to use part of a round loom knitter to knit and purl, so most loom sizes will work just fine to make this soft and beautifully textured accessory. Ready to learn a little more? Great! Let me show you how to knit an infinity scarf on a loom!
I originally shared this project on the Consumer Crafts blog, Crafts Unleashed, earlier this year. You only need a few supplies to make this knit infinity scarf, and if you click the links below, you can buy your supplies right at Consumer Crafts, if you like!
- Loom Knitting Set with Hook & Needle (any size is fine, as long as it has 17 pegs or more)
- About 150 Yards or 1.5 Skeins of Lion Brand Thick & Quick Yarn (I used Cabernet)
Full disclosure: you DO need more time than the quick crafts I usually enjoy sharing. As a novice knitter, I spent about 6 hours knitting this scarf. However, you can set it down and pick it back up as many times as you need to, and do it from practically anywhere (on the couch, on a car ride, in a waiting room – you get the idea). Once you master the two stitches, then it’s just repetition. It’s a great weekend project! You will need to knit about 48-54 inches to create this scarf. (And remember the 2015 Pantone Color of the year, Marsala? You’ll be right on-trend if you use this color, Cabernet!)
If you’ve used the loom knitter, then most likely to are familiar with the basic knitting. I’m sharing a YouTube video below to show you what the stitches look like, and for those who prefer photos to video, or want to copy and print the tutorial at home, I’ll also share a quick photo overview of the two stitches as well.
Knitting uses 2 rows at a time; first, you wrap the yarn around the peg so that the loop faces outward, and then you use the hook to pull the lower stitch up and over the upper stitch.
Purling is just the opposite, you’ll be pulling the upper stitch through the lower stitch.
First, pass the yarn below the stitch on the peg, then reach downward through the upper stitch with the hook to grab the yarn. Pull it upward, creating a new stitch. Pull the stitch off the peg, taking care not to lose the new stitch you created, and then replace the new stitch onto the peg.
For this scarf, you’ll be working with 17 rows, alternating a knit-purl-knit-purl stitch. This video will show you just what to do!
I hope you enjoyed learning how to knit an infinity scarf on a loom with me today, and happy September to you all! Have a great weekend, friends!