Sunday, October 31, 2010

TWO HOURS SCARF LOOMING WITH NO TOOLS

I want to share this two hour scarf that you can do with no looming tools but your fingers.

Cast on  ewrapping  twice on two pegs (using like one). Need at least 23 pegs. I used the yellow size of the Knifty Knitters because it has a large gauge. Leaving those pegs empty form the gaps that make the scarf so appealing.
Casting on two stitches without leaving any peg in between, then leave empty three pegs and cast on two more stitches, leave a peg empty and cast on two more stitches which makes the middle braids, then leave empty three pegs and cast on two more stitches.
Every time you start, slip the first stitch, so to form the chained edge.



Binding off the 2Hour Scarf


Used the regular bind off by putting peg 2 back on peg 1, knit off, then move that stitch to peg 2. Now take peg 3 to peg 2. Knit off, move the new stitch to peg 3. Continue this across the row, but,(and this part was very important)when at the last stitch, do not cut and pull tight.Leave a very long tail and go back on each crochet looking stitch and pull it bigger. When you have gone all the way across the row, look and see if it is loose enough to match the other end. If not, work more yarn into the stitches one stitch at a time. When this finally looks right THEN you go and tie off the last yarn tail. You need the extra long tail to be able to stretch the other stitches to match the other end and the long stitches in between. I didn't have to make a crochet cast off with extra stitches this way. It looks just like the other end and matches the stitch type exactly. Fingers were used to stretch the stitches to pull in more yarn, lots for the first and then they pull it in as you go across. Keep working the yarn until you like the looks of it.

I would love to hear your comments on this scarf.

5 comments:

Anny said...

maria, que hermoso, soy Anny, quiero reintegrarme de nuevo al grupo y poder acceder al blog, escribeme a mi mail,,,besos, espero tu respuesta

Anny

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Very creative, Maria!! I absolutely love it! I'm thinking some beaded fringe would be the perfect compliment to this trendy scarf. Thanks for sharing.

Mausie1 said...

this is really neat,,, I will have to try it,,,,Hugs from South Texas
Birgit

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

What a great idea from a wonderful lady!! Thanks for sharing, Maria!

Catmommie said...

this is so pretty - going to try this for a prayer shawl, maybe. thanks for sharing it, Maria