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Fall is here and so are warm winter loom knits. Hats make easy & quick gift ideas for the holiday season. I designed this hat with a modern look using lots of texture and a colorblock color scheme. Many loom knitters comment on how neat my edges look. This hat will show you one of my little secrets, working a hat from the top down. The bind off is always neater than the cast on (particularly on those large gauge looms). Just be careful not to pull those stitches too tight or your hat will lose stretch.

Please enjoy this free pattern and let me know what you think of it by commenting below. Don't forget to Pin it for later. I love a warm and cozy hat, especially one as cute as this!

Hello readers!  Fall is my favorite time of the year for decorating. I usually decorate at the end of August and keep everything out until Black Friday. I don't tend to put too much Halloween out, just a couple of touches, here and there. I like to incorporate things that I love in my decorating to give my home a personal touch. You'll find a lot of yarn balls, knitting books, and gardening touches throughout my home at all times of the year.

I hope you enjoy this tour of my home!

I can't believe that it will be October in just a few short days. If you're like me, you are frantically looking for home-made holiday gift ideas. I designed this sweet little basket with gift-giving in mind. It's a quick loom knit and can be made in a couple of hours. I thought it would be perfect, filled with wrapped Christmas candies and a gift card for a special someone. 

Don't forget to make one and keep it for yourself. It would be a great little catch-all basket for your keys and such. Happy looming!-Nicole


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Free Loom Knit Cowl Pattern
Nautical Cowl


Hello loom knitters! We are having a warm start to fall but soon the air will change and we will need some cozy loom knits to keep us warm. I had fun designing the rope-like look to this cowl. It has a fun texture and I love it in this ocean color mixed with gray. This would also work well in a bulky cotton if wool is uncomfortable for you.

I hope you enjoy this free pattern. Happy Looming!
-Nicole


NAUTICAL ROPE-KNOT COWL


Description
A series of decreases and bulky yarn create a rope-like lace fabric between two borders of garter stitch. This is a structural cowl with great texture.

Level:  Confident Beginner

Size: 22”/55.9 cm around x 9”/22.9 cm high.

Yarn: Wool of the Andes Bulky, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 137 yds/100 g, Bulky weight. 1 skein, Color #0528, silver and 1 skein, Color #8422, Beach Glass.

Supplies: Knitting tool, crochet hook, measuring tape.

Loom: 3/4” Peg spacing round loom, 40 pegs. (large gauge Knifty Knitter style). The 41 peg may be used but will produce a line of stockinette.


PATTERN NOTES:

  • Bulky yarn is needed to achieve the rope-like look to this cowl. Please keep this in mind if changing yarn.
  • If using an odd peg loom such as the 41 peg, you will need to add an extra knit stitch at the end of some rnds. This will not be indicated within the pattern. Doing this may leave an undesirable line of stockinette. The 40 peg loom is recommended.
  • Cowl is worked in the round.


GAUGE:  not necessary. Use measuring tape to achieve proper sizing.

PATTERN KEY
PSSO = PASS THE SLIPPED STITCH OVER (TAKES PLACE OVER 3 PEGS)
1. MOVE THE STITCH FROM PEG 1 TO PEG 2.
2. MOVE THE STITCH FROM PEG 3 TO PEG 2.
3. E-WRAP PEG 1 (CREATING THE YO).
4. KNIT ALL THE STITCHES ON PEG 2 TOGETHER AS ONE.
5. E-WRAP PEG 3 (CREATING THE YO).
EWK = E-WRAP KNIT. WRAP THE PEG IN AN E-WRAP MANNER AND PULL THE BOTTOM STITCH OVER THE TOP STITCH.
PURL = REACH DOWN THROUGH THE EXISTING STITCH ON THE LOOM AND GRAB THE WORKING YARN FORMING A NEW LOOP. PULL THE EXISTING STITCH OFF OF THE LOOM AND PLACE THE NEWLY FORMED LOOP BACK ON THE PEG.
RND = ROUND
ST(S) = STITCH(ES)

PATTERN

Foundation rnd:  Chain Cast on all pegs with 2 strands yarn held together as one; join to work in the round.

Work Large Garter Border
Rnd 1:  e-wrap knit (ewk).
Rnd 2:  Purl.
Repeat rnds 1 and 2 until total work measures 4”/10.2 cm.

Work Rope Lace (multiples of 4 sts, chart below)
Rnd 1:  *Psso, k1, rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2:  ewk
Rnd 3:  *K1, psso, rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4:  ewk
Repeat rnds 1-4 until total work measures 7 ½”/19.1 cm.

Work Small Garter Border
Row 1:  e-wrap knit (ewk).
Row 2:  Purl.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until total work measures 9”/22.9 cm.

Bind off using chain one bind off.

Finish:  Weave in ends. Cowl does not require blocking.








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