Sunday, November 24, 2013
Loom Knit Ribbons Scarf
This is my holiday scarf to dress up a plain top but have some pizzazz to my holiday wardrobe. I saw this Red Heart Boutique Ribbons Yarn on the Joann.com website and thought it was pretty and wanted to make my own on the loom. The only problem was that I couldn't find any patterns or tutorials on how to use this yarn with anything but knitting needles. So, it was up to me to come up with my own loom knitting pattern to be able to use this yarn.
To make this scarf, you can use a long loom or a circle loom. You only need 7 pegs to cast on. You will be casting on with the yarn coming to the outside of the loom. The yarn has thin segmented running edge that you will cast on the pegs. Place a segment on one peg, skip the 2nd peg, cast on the 3rd, skip the 4th, cast on the 5th, skip the 6th, cast on the 7th. Skipping every other peg is necessary to allow the ribbon the ruffle together. Then cast on your second row just working backwards. Make sure you start with the next segment in the yarn when you cast on the 7th peg and continue to your first peg and still skipping pegs 2, 4 and 6. Next you will yarn over on your pegs that you cast on. Continue to cast on another row and then yarn over after each row. Continue until you have achieved your desired length.
As you continue to make it the yarn with compress up width-wise and make the ruffled ribbons you see in the picture. To finish, cast off by putting the loop from peg 1 on peg 3 and yarn over, then peg 7 to peg 5 and yarn over, then peg 3 to peg 5 and yarn over. Finally, the yarn that is on the last peg, cut the segment and tie it in to secure.
I only had to use 1/2 of a skein, so you could easily make 2 scarves with one skein. One for yourself and one as a gift! :)