How to spool knit with 4 pegs and cast off

People keep telling me that they have forgotten how to get themselves started with spool knitting.

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So, I have made a video tutorial on how to spool knit with a 4 peg spool knitter.ย  LINK


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And, they also ask me: ‘How do you cast off or finish your spool knitted cord?’

Good question!

Here’s a video tutorial on how to finish your spool knitted cords: LINK




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10 responses to “How to spool knit with 4 pegs and cast off

  1. Noreen, you continue to amaze me!! Is there anything you can’t do? What a great idea to show this in video format ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. LOL Why, yes, Cyndi- there is! I can’t sing or dance….
    ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks so much….


  3. I learned to spool knit with a 4-peg loom as a child – though I didn’t know the proper name for the craft then. My sisters and I made hot pads and little rugs.

    This video was a real trip down memory lane for me. Thank you.

    It amazes me oven more to see what you create with such a simple little device!


  4. Great videos again! I’m inspired, I may have to give this particular craft a try. I’d love it if you would share some of the history about how spool knitting started if you ever get a chance…


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  7. Diane Pletcher

    Hi Noreen,
    At 65, I’m finishing a project I started at the age of 8. I have 4-peg knitted about 150 feet of rope. It’s time to make the long-awaited oval rug! I’m not sure of the best way to assemble the rug to avoid waving edges. I have partly assembled with a large zigzag stitch. It looks good, but outer edge is wavy. Should I continue to the end and block it, or is there a better method? I’d prefer not to apply a backing if possible.
    Thank You in advance for response,


    • How wonderful that you still have your childhood project, Diane! Personally, I would have chained the cord first before starting the stitching process. Lay the rug on a flat surface and put weights on it to keep it flat. Have you seen my video tutorial on stitching spool knitted cords to woven pieces? It’s the same technique as stitching spool knitting to itself:
      Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Diane Pletcher

        Thank you so much for your suggestions……but,…what do you mean by “chain the cord”? I did watch the video & like the baseball stitch, which I will use. Diane


  8. Hi Diane
    To chain the spool knitted cord, take a large crochet hook, and make a slip knot with the cord. Then chain it by pulling up loops as if the cord was a strand of yarn. It gives a lovely effect and makes the process of building the rug go faster.


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