Sometimes it can be difficult to name a project. When I sat down to make this scarf I was hovering between "Bargain Hunter Scarf" or "Quick Loom Scarf", but in the end the fact this was done in only a few hours made me lean more towards "Quick" rather than my other option. The first rejected title came about due to a wonderful shopping trip to Spotlight where I picked up the wool in the specials bin. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to purchase a whole bag of "Bella Baby" wool (I've used 4 ply "Sparkle" in 60% acrylic and 40% wool for this project) on sale at $2.00 a ball and then a discount voucher added to the mix making them half that price. I was in craft heaven!
My intention was to make a scarf that wasn't necessarily for warmth, but more a little something to add style to a mid-season wardrobe.
The pattern is very simple and this is a great beginner project:
Use e-wrap stitch (there's a great e-wrap video tutorial here), but rather than e-wrap every peg, e-wrap four pegs, run wool across the back of the next peg, e-wrap three, run wool across the back of the next peg, e-wrap three, run wool across the back of the next peg then e-wrap four. This uses 17 pegs along one side of the 38 peg loom.
As per cast on, e-wrap four, run wool across the back of the peg, e-wrap three, run wool across the back of the next peg, e-wrap three, run wool across the back of the next peg, e-wrap four. Continue until scarf is desired length. Cast off.
For the tassel ends of the scarf, I cut five equal lengths of wool, folded them in half and formed a loop before threading them through the edge of the scarf (a couple of stitches from the base for extra strength), I then pulled the ends of the wool pieces through the loop and pulled gently to form the tassels. Complete for both edges. This project used just under one and a half 50g balls of wool.
My daughter loves how this loose knit scarf turned out and quickly squirreled it away to her room- I haven't had the heart to tell her I was actually making it for me!
Other FitzBirch loom knit projects:
Knifty Loom Knit Leg Warmers
Loom Knit Gauntlets
Loom Knit Market Bag
Loom Knit Remote Control Holder
Loom Knit Socks
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