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Loom Knit a Cowl Scarf
Knit a Cowl Scarf on a Homemade Knitting Loom: A Single-Skein, Low-Budget Project
Here's a quick gift project idea for you. It costs very little money, but does not look cheap. It takes very little time to make (by a knitter's standards), but looks like you spent a ton of time being incredibly thoughtful. And it is soft, comfortable, and casual.
On this page, I will share how to create your own round knitting loom using materials from around the house. Then I will provide a photo tutorial for how to create this cowl scarf.
All photos on this page are my own.
Loom Knitting Kit
Making your own knitting loom isn't for everyone, so if you prefer to purchase a knitter, I highly recommend this kit. It gives you loads of options for not a lot of money.
Photo Tutorial - From making the knitting loom to knitting the cowl...Click thumbnail to view full-size
Teach Yourself to Knit with a Round Knitting Loom in 3 Easy Steps - Casting on, Knitting, & Casting off
The first video shows you how to cast on (or get started) and how to continue knitting from there. The second video shows you the proper way to cast off - in case you don't want to use my "cheater method."
Bamboo Yarn - Perfectly soft for any scarf project!
Bamboo yarn is renewable and incredibly soft and warm. I highly recommend it for a cowl scarf project like this.
Patons blends natural , renewable bamboo with silk for this lovely soft yarn. It comes in more than 10 different colors, so click here then choose your favorite.
Here's another great yarn option - a blend of soft acrylic and a fiber derived from recycled plastic bottles. Love knitting green! Also comes in a variety of colors so click here to see more.
I love this orchid color - a mix of rich purple and black.
Check out this cool vareigated bamboo/wool/rayon blend. Beautiful!!
My "Cheater" Method
There’s a proper way to cast off (see video below), but my pegs were a bit too far apart for me to make it work, so I developed this cheater method.
1) Wrap the remaining tail around the peg as you would to continue knitting.
2) Pull loop 1 over loop 2.
3) Then thread a darning needle with the tail end and stitch it down through loop 2, pulling it off the peg as you do.
4) Cinch the loop tight, and move on to knit the next peg, repeating all the way around the loom.
Far be it from me to encourage anyone to cheat, but... the "cheating" isn't noticeable anyway. And then when you wear the scarf, most people won't even see the edge.
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