Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Try It Tuesday: Sequins and Lace Cowl


Another loom knit gift. I used the yellow knifty knitter loom to make this and the yarn is Patons Sequins Lace Yarn, which is a weight of 2 and has the sequins already. By using this thin yarn, it gives it a lace look and the stitches look different with more emphasis put on the spaces and how the yarn is knit together.


I used a basic e-wrap stitch  to construct this cowl. You can read the linked post and see the video tutorial if you need more explanation on how to do that.


To cast off and finish the piece, I did a simple chain by picking up a loop and then a second and pulling the second loop through the first loop so that I was left with only the second loop on the crochet hook, and then pick up another loop and continue doing this until you have taken all the loops off the loom. Tie in your end.

This will create a tighter circle on one end and I think it looks good to put the cowl on with the tighter end first so that the end that is more loose drapes over the top.


You will want to keep creating rows until you have your desired length. I made mine about 16-17" long.


If you are looking for another idea to use this yarn with, I also made a headband with it using straw weaving, if you haven't tried that, it is pretty fun.

7 comments:

Christy said...

Oooo I love this, it looks so stylish!

Mommy's Heart said...

This is gorgeous! Perfect thing to wear this holiday season. I love the blue :)

Jordyn @ Almost Supermom said...

Beautiful! it would make such a great gift. My daughter loves to use the loom to knit, I'll have to show this to her.

Megan Sutliff said...

This is so cute!! I love the color too

Elisebet F said...

How long did it take to make? I'd love to make something like this, or the headband, but I think it would take me twice as long as it took you...I'm not handy at this sort of thing!

Mom of Two said...

I can't remember exactly how long this one took. I am thinking about 3 hours.

Heather Walter said...

Very cute! I've been wanting a cowl and I can knit, but I've never tried it on a loom. Something I might have to look into to mix things up.