The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How to Loom Knit a Kaftan or Poncho

Kaftan or Poncho

60 peg loom
4 skeins of 4ply yarn
looming hook
crafters needle
crochet hook
4feet of ribbon

CO- Cast On
D- Decrease
YO- Yarn Over
COF-Cast Off

60 Peg Loom: Flat: 1 strand of yarn
EW CO 60 pegs
Row 1: EW60
Row 2: K1, P1 all the way around (Note you can EW instead if you like)
Row 3: P1, K1 all the way around
Row 4-11: Repeat rows 2 and 3
Row 12: K1,P1,K1,P1,K1,D1,YO1, EW1 (Repeat D1, YO1, EW1 all the way around stop just before the last 5 pegs)P1,K1,P1,K1,P1
Row 13: P1,K1,P1,K1,P1, EW50, K1,P1,K1,P1,K1
Row 14: K1,P1,K1,P1,K1, EW50, P1,K1,P1,K1,P1
Row 15: P1,K1,P1,K1,P1,D1,YO1,EW1(Repeat D1,YO1,EW1 all the way around stop just before the last 5 pegs) K1,P1,K1,P1,K1
Row 16: K1,P1,K1,P1,K1,EW50,P1,K1,P1,K1,P1
Row 17: P1,K1,P1,K1,P1,EW50,K1,P1,K1,P1,K1
Repeat rows 12-17  9 more times.
Then Repeat Rows 2-3 5 times.
Make four, sew long ends together completely, then fat ribbed short ends half way up both ends. You should have a hole for the head. If adding the ribbon, count 7 holes down weave in and out 8 times in front and back.
Your done. Not you can choose to EW everything rather than Knit. Also if you want you cand leave off peg 60 and do everything the same you will just have the K1,P1,K1,P1,K1 the same on both ends.


  1. What type of loom is this done on? A knitting board, Knifty Knitter, or Martha Stewart?

    1. This was done on a knifty knitter long loom, but I am sure you can transfer it to another kind of long loom. You can use the Boye long looms, you might could use a Martha Stewart if you can set up 60 pegs using the large pegs rather than the small. Hope this was helpful.

  2. Could you tell me what size this poncho is? I would love to make them for my granddaughters, since poncho's are back in style. jadahlgr at yahoo dot com