Thursday, May 23, 2013

'Montery Lime' Scarflette WIP

Today's post is to share the 2nd 'Montery Lime' Scarflette I was working on:


This one uses a different stitch sequence than the first (see that one on THIS post).  A garter stitch border keeps the edges from rolling, then I'm e-wrapping 2 pegs and skipping one.

 


 I'm using my own 'No Counting Garter Stitch' technique ... On every single row you purl the first three pegs. Then you continue e-wrapping two pegs and skipping one, e-wrapping the final 3 pegs in the row. When you turn to go back, you simply purl the first 3 pegs. (*****EDITED TO ADD that after you purl the first three pegs, you continue e-wrapping two pegs and skipping one, e-wrapping the final 3 pegs in the row). I'm not sure why a couple of people are having trouble with it, but I assumed that readers would know to continue the pattern stitch sequence.) Using my technique, you never have to remember whether you are on a purl or a knit row for the border. You ALWAYS purl the first pegs and knit the last! That gives you a garter stitch border with no headaches or lost places.

**Tip - for a nicely finished edge, you can slip (skip, ignore, don't work) the first peg on each row and purl the next two pegs instead of purling those first three stitches.

I am on the hunt for a lovely green button to keep this scarflette and the previous one closed, then I can post pictures of them finished.

Thanks for stopping by.

17 comments:

  1. I am so new to loom knitting.... Just taught myself last week but I think I can handle this stitch and project. Thank you for sharing! I am still on the hunt for a simple afghan pattern. I will keep reading your blog for inspiration!

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  2. Hi! I'm new to loom knitting and came across your blog, you have some great projects! I'm making this with a pumpkin colored Wool-ease Thick and Quick and love how soft it is, but it is also very thick. Did you wet block yours and if so how much did that increase the length and width? Also, what type of bind off did you use? Thanks!

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  3. I love this scarf and the previous post. Sadly I am a visible kinetic learner that does much better with a video to follow along. Do you have any videos for the crochet cast on and the slip stitch edging as I am unaware of how to do those? Thank you so much!My email is, walls.patricia@gmail.com

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    1. Hi - thank you for the comment! No, I don't do video's - I would have no idea how to do it! I'm sure you can Google search both though, as there are lots of talented loom knitters out there who have probably already done video's on these. Cheers, Karen.

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    2. Hi I've just taught myself to loom knit a scarf using a round loom. I'm having trouble casting it off / binding it. can i use the same technique that is used for binding off a loomed hat ?? HELP please 😊

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    3. Wendy - congrats on learning to loom knit. It's such a relaxing hobby. I just do a basic cast off, and will just do a quick Google search for you to see if I can find a video to link for you. When you are binding off a hat, you usually do a gathered cast off and that would not work for this project. Try this video and see if it helps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VKYFkQdr6U

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  4. Would you have a loom pattern for a long poncho? I don't understand how to put the pieces together.

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    1. Hi - no, I don't have a long poncho pattern. I am sure if you check Ravelry there are other loom knitters that have patterns for sale and maybe a long poncho one as well. Most of my loom knitting patterns, I purchased from Ravelry. The prices are very reasonable. Hope that helps!

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  5. I agree thank you for the help.

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  6. Your instructions are not accurate. Confusing. Doesn't work as written.

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    1. I'm sorry they didn't work for you. I've done this stitch sequence on several different projects and didn't have any trouble.

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  7. Why. Does it. Curl at the. Ends?

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    1. I'm not sure what you mean by the ends curling. If you purl the first three stitches and e-wrap the last three - on every single row, you are effectively creating a garter stitch which will keep the sides from rolling. If you mean the ends, the cast on and cast off ends, I'm not sure why they would roll unless you have made a very wide scarf with this stitch sequence. Then it would likely roll because anytime you only use a knit (or e-wrap) stitch, it will roll. For my scarves there was no trouble with rolling.

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  8. You don't say how many you cast on,so I looked at the picture and counted 15,is that correct?

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    1. Brenda, I am away from home right now so don't have access to my notebook. I am guessing that you are correct at 15 to cast on. Let me know how it's working out for you!

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  9. How do you skip a peg when working across the row

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    1. You don't wrap the peg, you just 'ignore' it. I usually put the yarn behind the peg that is being skipped and then do whatever stitch is next. It leaves a gap in the stitches, with the unknit peg forming a bit of a 'ladder' as you continue to skip that peg with each row. You can see the 'ladder' from the skipped peg(s) in the photo.

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