4/7/11

Loom Knitting WIP: Cowl

I've cast on a cowl on my round loom. I'm using the extra-large yellow Knifty Knitter round loom and wow, is it simple to use! This is the first cowl I've made, and even though the weather is (finally) getting warmer, I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile so I guess I'll save it for Fall once it's done.

I've got about 20 rows done so far:


I am using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick n' Quick yarn in the Spice colorway. The "pattern" I'm using is a simple basket weave effect by K3, P3 every 4-5 rows. The hardest part is remembering if I'm on a knit or purl when I start a new row, I get distracted very easily and have the worst short-term memory for things like that. Luckily now that the basket weave is showing I can usually eyeball whether it should be a knit or purl next. The best place to learn how to use your loom is the video tutorials by Isela Phelps aka Purling Sprite. She has also written several fantastic books on loom knitting:

Loom Knitting Primer: A Beginner's Guide to Knitting on a Loom, with over 30 Fun Projects  Loom Knitting Pattern Book: 38 Easy, No-Needle Designs for All Loom Knitters (No-Needle Knits)  Loom Knitting Socks: A Beginner's Guide to Knitting Socks on a Loom with Over 50 Fun Projects (No-Needle Knits)



I'll post the finished cowl when it's done!

CGM

6 comments:

  1. Can you provide a sort of guide for the beginning and ending rows for this? I really want to make it, and I'm a beginner and need direction. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. How are you divvying up the pegs since there are 41 on this particular loom (no way to get an even number)?

    ReplyDelete
  3. wow you can do basket weave on the loom???!!! :D will you please tell me how you did that? Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  4. When I needed help with my knifty knitter, I went to youtube. They have videos for all the help one would need. That is my first place to search for answers. For I too, am new at this.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am looking forward to making this!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Please post a pattern for a cowel made on a loom

    ReplyDelete

Leave a comment!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...