A Happy Accident...

This week I was trying to come up with something new that I haven't seen before in loom knitting.  After wracking my brain and not coming up with anything, I started thinking about other crafts I had done in the past.  I used to machine quilt quite a bit for a craft shop I owned.  I loved to do patchwork quilts...the more pieces the better!  It was so cool to take 400 pieces of fabric and make a single design out of them.  So I thought why not try to make a sampler scarf/cowl?  Instead of changing the yarn, I decided to change the stitch in every section and keep the yarn consistent  (I didn't want it to get too crazy, lol).  I am so pleased with the result and am giving it to someone special as a Christmas gift.

Unfortunately, I didn't write notes on this scarf as I was doing it because I had to frog it four times and wasn't sure what I was going to come up with.  So there is no formal pattern for this one.  I can say that I worked in rows of Fourteen.  Meaning, every 14 rows I changed my stitch (pattern).  I did six separate blocks.  That gave me a total of 84 rows.  I used super bulky Hometown, USA yarn by Lion; two different colors.  I used a straight loom as double knitting.  My daughter and I both love Periwinkle Blue, that's why I chose this color. It also reminds me of blue jeans so I thought it would match just about everything. The metal buttons were a find at Joann Fabrics and I think they embellish it perfect.  I love how the large button stands out in the center of this piece and the two smaller buttons balance it out.  The edge of the cowl is a crochet picot edge, done by hand.

I hope this piece inspires you to come up with something new and just play a little with your loom knitting.  You never know what you'll come up with...It could be fabulous!


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