Enough of the hats, I love a good scarf, thick and chunky ones in winter that make you feel warm and snuggly, like being in front of a log fire with a cheeky glass of wine…or thin airy ones perfect for walking along with beach with on a hot summers day. I found some fantastic rainbow colour wool and after abit of googling set about loom knitting a scarf……if you can complete hat on a loom then a scarf is no problem at all.
I found some amazing rainbow colour wool, perfect for the dark dank days of winter to add bit of colour. Made by Berretto, 100g balls, for 9-10 mm knitting, perfect size for the large loom.
Casting on with the e-wrap method for the foundation stitch, using the 41 bright orange peg loom. To scarf using seed stitch you need to cast on an odd number of pegs, I used 25 pegs, then you knit one peg and purl the next one and so on, now the key is when you get to the end peg, this peg should be a purl stich. Now to start on the way back for the next row, you knit stich the first peg (this was just your last peg) and you knit one purl one. I actually used this great tutorial on you tube.
So I progressed the scarf, knitting and purling or purling and knitting, however, I soon realized that I was not knitting in the round, rather in the flat and how to cast the scarf off. Whilst researching I continued to add more rows to the scarf, I eventually found some words of wisdom on the internet and progressed by following these instructions, however as this was my first attempt and I was slightly nervous that I would start to finish off, only for the whole scarf to fall apart and unravel…I tied the wool to the end stich and proceeded, much in the same way I finished my hat off and removed the scarf from the loom, to be honest my tying off is too tight and my scarf does not sit flat. Also, I decided that it might be nice to add some buttons, so I fashioned my scarf into a semi-cowl. I ran, well I stumbled up stairs, and emptied all my buttons out of the jar find some amazing gold ones, perfect to add to the scarf. Also the knitted end that I started with, was abit loose, making perfect button holes to slip over the buttons.
Perfect, lovely and warm with a dash of gold……see you can find gold at the end of a rainbow.