The speediest scarf on the block!

My friend and loomy extraordinaire, Maria from Mexico, has come up with a brilliantly soft and fluffy scarf project, which has the added benefit of possibly being the fastest scarf in recent history to knit!  I decided to give this wonder a try, and just added a few of my own little touches.

I first started with Sensations Sumptuous yarn from Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft, which is the fattest yarn I’ve ever put on my looms, lol.  I tried knitting regularly with this yarn and just couldn’t do it… even on the large gauge of the Knifty Knitters!  But the way this scarf is loomed, it made the perfect yarn for a very scrumptious fluff to cuddle around your neck.

The next thing I did differently was to first start with just the center 4 stitches, slipping the turning pegs each row.  I did that for a few rows, then I added the next stitch on each side over the next 2 rows, still slipping pegs.  I added these with only skipping one peg at first, and then I just moved these loops over a peg for the next few rows to gradually increase the space to the original 3 pegs.  After that, I added the final stitches on each side over the next 2 rows…still slipping turning pegs.  The final increase was to knit all pegs with no slipping.  Then I just knit until I had a handful of yarn left, enough to recreate the tapered effect I had done on the beginning of the scarf, but in decreases instead of increases.

A couple very fat pompoms added to each end finished the scarf!  This was quick as well, as I used the Doodle Loom… this is one slick trick… I like it a lot! The only thing is that you really have to pay close attention to the set up of your pompom from the instructions included with the loom, otherwise you might cut the wrong thing and end up with lots of little tails of yarn and no pompom! :-0

I will add a little side note about actually wearing the scarf.  This is one of my new favorites to wear…hands down!  But, I need to say that it does tend to stretch as it’s worn, and the stitch definition kind of melds together as well.  I’m not sure if this is because of the type of yarn I used, or just because of the nature of the scarf, but I wanted to let you know about this.  To me, it’s not a big deal, because the scarf is scrummy no matter what, lol.  I did have to launder mine (already, lol…I can’t seem to refrain from spilling things these days) and I just blocked it as I had originally knit it and it held it shape again for a while.

All in all, this makes a terrific scarf!  I’ve made two so far and am intending on finishing a third before Christmas arrives.  🙂  Many thanks go to Maria for coming up with another ingenious way to use our looms!

Happy Last Minute Looming!

Bethany~

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Whipping up whimsy with looms & string! :)
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9 Responses to The speediest scarf on the block!

  1. MARIA TOVAR says:

    Bethany, I love it!!!!! It looks so pretty and your model is beautiful, she wears the scarf such an elegant way!!! Thank you for giving it a try and to put your own design, that is the beauty of this way of loom knitting with two pegs, you can end up with a great design of yourself. Happy Christmas and a hug to you and your family. Maria

  2. gettinitpegged says:

    Aw…thank you so much for sharing it in the first place, Maria! 🙂 The model is my lovely daughter Emily. She is very photogenic and is a willing model and help for me when I need it…as is my other lovely daughter Megan. It’s very useful to have helpers around the house, lol! 😉 My Emily likes the scarf so much that the next one I’m making is for her!

    Thanks again!

    Bethany~

  3. Tanya says:

    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing such a fun project! I’m thinking of combining a few yarns for it.

  4. gettinitpegged says:

    Very cool, Tanya! I seriously made one from start to finish tonight during knit night…it makes a perfect “last week of Christmas hurry and make it” gift solution, lol. 😉 I’m excited to see how yours comes out!

    Bethany~

  5. This is beautiful… you did an amazing job!

  6. gettinitpegged says:

    Oh, thank you, Jeannie! 🙂 We feel a little bit like Christmas over here now, lol. I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday time!

    Bethany~

  7. gettinitpegged says:

    Silly me! heheheee…I thought you were answering on another post, lol! Sorry my last reply didn’t really make much sense…I’ll try again….

    Oh, thank you, Jeannie! 😉 I LOVE this scarf! I made one for a gift exchange and then immediately had to make one for myself, lol. Last night I made one for my daughter during knit night, it’s that fast! 🙂 You should try one…I think you’d like it!

    Bethany~

  8. Melissa says:

    Any chance you could be persuaded into writing this out into pattern form? Pretty pretty please? My attempts at winging it usually aren’t nearly as successful as yours seem to be, and I am having a serious “I MUST! Knit! This scarf!” thing going on over here. 😉

  9. gettinitpegged says:

    Hi Melissa!

    I’ll see what I can do at a later date…I’m pretty swamped right now, but I’ll put this on my little list of “things I can do when I have a spare minute”, lol. 🙂 Keep checking back…I will try. 😉

    Bethany~

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