Loom Knit Cowl

Using up this leftover yellow yarn has taken a while…I’ve managed to make a loom hat and cowl out of it with enough leftover to make a pom pom for the hat.

I knitted the cowl on a straight loom, only a small size as I generally prefer thinner scarves and cowls. Those pictures of oversized super chunky scarves look nice on the catwalk but are they really so practical? Ten steps and I overheat!!

So, I prefer little ones that I can wrap around my neck two or three times.

Using a knitting loom makes the stitches a bit looser in my opinion, at least with hand knitting you can control the tension easier, with loom knitting it isn’t as though you can go up or down a needle. For this project I don’t mind it being a bit looser as the yarn is soft and snuggly.

Now I have a cowl, two hats and a knitted headband with this yarn. 🙂

Yellow Knitted Cowl
Loom Knitted Cowl using King Cole Chunky…so snuggly!

Saturday Short and Sweet

knitted scarf

I finished this knitted scarf this time last year, but I haven’t worn it much or at all really. I’m using a green one I loom knitted last year as this one here is a little stiff from being made from a wool-mix yarn (I can’t remember the brand oops).

The pattern was from a book called Knitted Scarves and Cowls: 30 Stylish Designs to Knit by Jody Long.

I used the scarf pattern from page 90 and turned it into a cowl using some buttons I had going spare (I only had two balls of yarn and didn’t want to buy any more to make a longer scarf).

It looks very autumnal and was the first wavy knitting I’ve ever done. The pattern was so easy, it was one of those that once it’s in your head, you don’t need to check the book very much so it seems to go a bit faster.