How do I remove my scarf from my Knifty Knitter without it unraveling?
Melissa from Bay Area, CA
maybe someone else will come along with the answer, but here's a site that sells the instruction pamphlet for $1.25:
I haven't made a scarf with this kind of item, but I have made many baby hats with one. When I was making the baby hats, because the yarn was thinner, I went around the knitter three times with my yarn, then pulled the bottom yarn up and over the top two and into the middle of the loom. After each time around, I'd add one more row of yarn loops and start again.
When it was time to finish my hat off, instead of putting on another row of loops, I'd just take the bottom yarn and loop it over the one left and do that all the way around. Then I ran a piece of yarn through all the remaining loops, popped them off the loom and pulled tight, making the top of the hat. Since you are making a scarf, I'm not exactly sure how you would want to finish it off, but I'm guessing you still need to run a thread through the last row of loops to keep them from unraveling. Just don't pull it tight. Then if you are adding fringe or something like that, you can use that to "seal" the two layers together and cover the final thread you ran to keep it from unraveling. (06/06/2005)
By Katie A.
I had one of these. For scarves I cut off the yarn about two feet from the end of knitting. Make a knot into the next stitch. I used a yarn needle to go through each of the stitches, taking them off one at a time, then made a draw string end to the scarf. I used a length of yarn at the other end too to draw string it up. I finally learned to leave a long length of yarn when I started the scarf. You can make a tassel type pom pom or a ball type pom pom and tie to the ends. (06/06/2005)
By knitter in IL
You just take the first loop off on the crochet hook and then the second one (so both loops are on the hook). Then pull the first loop through the second hook and put it on the second peg. then you take the loop on the second peg on the crochet hook and the loop on the third peg and do the same thing as before. you do this all the way around and then tie the end string so it won't unravel. This will make the end of the scarf a tube. Good luck! (08/08/2005)
Did you make your scarf as a tube? Or did you work back and forth on the loom to make it flat? If you made it flat, take the end of the yarn when you finish and cut off about 12 inches. Then remove the first stitch to a large crochet hook and use your yarn tail to make a single crochet st. Remove the second st to the hook and repeat across. I hope this is clearer than mud. If you need more help, maybe I could come up with a better explanation or an illustration.
I just learned how to use the Knifty Knitter and absolutely love it! Here is how I was taught to end the scarf. When you decide to end it, you will be left with one row of yarn on the pegs. Take your tail and wrap around the entire ring to ensure you will have enough yarn. Then cut the yarn at that length. Take a darning needle or some large needle with a large eye and thread the yarn thru and knot. Then start at peg 1 and remove the loop and thread the needle and yarn thru, continue to the next peg and thread the needle thru that loop, as you are threading the needle thru you are also removing the project from your ring. When done threading thru all loops, then tie the end (use several knots to ensure is tight) and hide. Happy knitting! (02/14/2007)
By MN Gal
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