You can knit a tube scarf on any type of knitting loom, although it is more common for a round loom to be used than a long one. Rather than using a round loom to create a circular tube scarf, you can knit a tube scarf on a long loom by knitting a panel and stitching its ends together upon completion if you do not have a round loom to use.
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Things you need
- Large gauge long knitting loom with at least 24 pegs
- Crochet hook in either J or K size
- Loom hook tool
- Yarn in colour and weight of your choice
- Tapestry needle
Cast on the flat loom by creating a slip knot that is approximately 6 inches away from the end of the yarn, and place the slip knot loop on the first peg on the left side of the loom. Insert the crochet hook into the slip knot loop on the first peg, catching the working yarn and pulling it through in order to create a new loop, which you should place on peg 2. Repeat this process until you have completed the casting on by creating a loop for each peg across the entire length of the yarn.
Create another row of loops on top of the first row by wrapping the yarn in the opposite direction around each of the pegs until you end up in the starting position.
Use the hook tool to gently take the bottom loop on peg 1, lifting it up over the top loop and dropping it off of the back of the peg. Only a single loop should be left behind on peg 1. This stitch is your standard knitting stitch.
Move from one end of the loom to the other, completing this basic knit stitch for each of the pegs on the loom until you reach the other end.
Slide the remaining loops down on each peg and repeat the entire process again, re-wrapping each of the pegs using the working yarn and then performing the knit stitch by lifting bottom loops over top loops and dropping them off the loom pegs one at a time. You should repeat this process until you have reached the desired length for your flat panel.
Bind off your stitches using the flat loom removal method. This entails putting the remaining loop of peg 2 onto peg 1, then knitting the bottom loop off of the peg, and then sliding the remaining loop back onto peg 2. Repeat the process by moving the loop from peg 3 to peg 2, knitting the bottom loop off of peg 2 and then sliding the remaining loop to peg 3. This process should repeat until there is only a single loop left at the end of the loom.
Measure a length of yarn that includes 8 inches, plus the length of the flat panel and then cut the yarn at this point.
Finish the top of your flat panel by threading the end of the yarn onto a tapestry needle and feeding the working yarn through the final loop before lifting it away from the loom. Pull the yarn to tighten the loop and then feed the yarn and tapestry needle back through the rest of the stitches so that you are on the opposite end of the knitting.
Bring the two sides of the knitting together so that you are creating a tube. Make sure that you have the right side facing out, because loom knitted flat panels look distinctly different on each face.
Use the tapestry needle to weave back and forth between the 2 panels, stitching them together neatly to create a tube out of the flat panel. Make sure you are weaving in and out of the same stitches each time to create a uniform look.
Finish off the weaving by tying a knot with the working yarn at the bottom of your tube scarf, and then weave the remaining working yarn into the piece to hide the tail end.