Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Got the bright idea one day that a loom knit ruffle scarf could be made with one color on one side and another color on the other.  This is the results.  Enjoy!

Double Duo Ruffle Scarf

 Long knitting board loom - Martha Stewart Loom used in sample and video set up with the 2 small u - shaped pieces on each end with the a 12 hole straight piece on each side using large pegs every other hole.
Ruffle yarn - Red Heart Boutique Sashay in colors Hip Hop (color A) and Tango (color B) used in sample
Loom tool

Cast on 6 pegs with Color A by placing the 3rd loop of the ruffle yarn on each peg.

 Using Color B, place loops in the same manner on each peg as you did with Color A.

 Knit over all pegs.

 Move the loops to the pegs on the other side of the loom.

 *Using Color A, place every 3rd hole on each peg and knit over.

Move loops to the pegs on the other side of the loom.

Using Color B, place every 3rd hole on each peg and knit over.

Move loops to the pegs on the other side of the loom.

Repeat from * until the scarf is the desired length.

 Bind off with a basic bind off method.  Using the next color, knit the first 2 pegs in the same manner as the scarf.  Move loop from peg 2 to peg 1. Knit off.  Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2.  Knit peg 3.  Move loop from peg 3 to peg 2.  Knit off,  Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3.  Knit peg 4.  Move loop from peg 4 to peg 3.  Knit off.  Move loop from peg 3 to peg 4.  Knit peg 5.  Move loop from peg 5 to peg 4.  Knit off.   Move loop from peg 4 to peg 5.  Knit peg 6.  Move loop from peg 6 to peg 5.  Knit off.  Knit peg 5 one more time.  Cut yarn leaving about 6 inches.  Remove loop from peg.  Pull working yarn through the loop.  Weave in ends.
YouTube Video tutorial:


Technique developed and pattern written by Renita Harvey.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Drop Stitch Ruffle Infinity Scarf tutorial videos

And it's done! YouTube videos for the loom knit Drop Stitch Ruffle Scarf. Not the best quality. Only my second attempt at video tutorials. Had to redo the first part after finishing all three and the scarf was done so it is a different color than parts 2 and 3. Enjoy!

Part 1  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLlfQR91_Zc
Part 2  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIyU78rG0Ws
Part 3  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Glf4JCfndk

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Loom Knit Drop Stitch Ruffle Infinity Scarf

After seeing a needle knit scarf done with ruffle yarn that was floating around Facebook groups, I decided to convert the pattern for loom knit.  The original pattern was deciphered by another person from a YouTube video in another language.  After getting the scarf pattern written, I got inspired to make it into an infinity scarf.  The entire scarf is knit with ruffle yarn.  Half is knit using the yarn as a bulky yarn using a drop stitch.  The other half is ruffles.  So here is the finished product...

Drop Stitch Ruffle Infinity Scarf

-this is converted from a needle knit pattern that has been floating around.  Use it, share it, love it.  Just please don't claim it as your own.  It is for all to enjoy!  ;)

Red Heart Sashay - one skein made my scarf with 6 pegs
Large gauge knitting board - used Martha Stewart loom with 2 U and 2 - 12 peg straight pieces with large pegs every other hole.  Any large gauge long loom would work like the purple Knifty Knitter scarf loom or the Hobby Lobby equivalent.

 Keeping tension very loose and using as bulky weight yarn, E-wrap cast on 6 pegs.
Row 1 - Knit all.
Row 2 - Purl all.
Row 3 - (Knit 1, yarn over peg on back of loom) repeat to end.
Row 4 - Purl all.  Remove yarn over from all pegs.
Repeat rows 1 - 4, 10 times.
Repeat rows 1 - 2 once more.

 (Tip:  After I repeat row 2, I stretch out the drop stitches to get the stitches tight and in place before going to the next drop stitch row.)

 Unfold yarn to work ruffles.
*Place every 3 loop of ruffle yarn on each peg and knit.
Move loops to the other side of the loom.*
Repeat from * until ruffle end matches length of drop stitch end.

Without twisting, bring cast on edge up and place loops on pegs.
Knit off.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

 Option 2
Work ruffle part without moving to the other side of loom.  Makes all the ruffles on one side.  Back side of ruffles won't show with the infinity style.  Makes more ruffles!


If you like wider scarves, cast on more pegs.

 If you want to make it longer, increase the number of repeats.


Let me know if you have any questions or if you have found a mistake (I do make them from time to time...).  Enjoy!


Converted for the loom and Written by Renita Harvey