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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