Sunday, March 16, 2008

Convertible Scarf Pattern

I finally found time to write out this pattern.
Wow! Thank you ALL for the wonderful compliments and requests for the pattern.
I had a lot of trouble learning to read patterns as I'm a visual person and left-handed to boot. I wrote this pattern with newbies in mind.
It's very easy so don't be afraid to go for it. If you can loom a hat on a round loom you can do this.
Just copy and paste onto notepad on your computer.

For now it is free to download for non-commercial use.

Loom On, Wanda Jean

This is the pattern for the Convertible Scarf

I've tried to write this so that loomers at all levels can follow it. Pattern is the same for right and left handers.

Project was worked using lion brand homespun baroque #322 on the green kk round loom. Guage not important.
2 strands throughout. For a thinner scarf use one strand.

Items needed

Green Knifty Knitter round Loom
2 6 oz skeins Lion Brand Homespun (185 yards per skein)
2 foot pc contrasting colored yarn
Tapestry Needle
4 3/4-1" round buttons with nub on back (Flat buttons won't work)

Step 1:

row 1:
working with 2 strands of yarn doing Basic E-wrap
cast On all pegs, 3 rounds ( will have 3 wraps on each peg) Knit off 2 over 1

row 2:
E-wrap all pegs 3 times ( will be 4 wraps on each peg ) KO 2 over 2

row 3 thru 100: (or to desired length)
Continue to KO 2 over 2

(I usually do 100 rows-your mileage may vary)

row 100:
100th or last row knit off 3 over 1 leaving one st on each peg.

Cut yarn leaving a 2 ft tail.

To Bind Off take your piece of contrasting yarn thread on tapestry needle and starting with peg one guide needle up through loop on each peg.Leaving long tail lift all stiches off all pegs.(Don't gather or tie knot)

Step 2:
Take tube and lay it flat on table match stitches of the two halves with tail on left end and place back on loom on pegs 1-18. This is where the contrasting yarn comes in handy to find the stitches.
Each peg should have 2 stitches on it.
Remove contrasting yarn.

KO all pegs then take tail and wrap the first peg once and KO 1 over 1. Now move stitch on peg 1 to peg 2.
Repeat on peg 2-working stitch on peg 2 to 3, 3 to 4 etc.
On last stitch wrap as above now cut short tail pull it through last stitch. Pull tail tight. Hide tail.

Repeat step 2 on other end of scarf minus the contrasting yarn.

Congratulations you scarf is comeplete except for the buttons.

Step 3 Attaching Buttons:

Sew on buttons using thread or yarn

I place buttons by finding 3rd stitch from side and 5th stitch from bottom sewing on buttons with same yarn front and back
Do same on other end.

No buttonholes needed. just work button through yarn wherever you want.
This can be worn as shown in my blog and several other ways as well.

If you have problems with the pattern email me

Pattern Copyright Wanda Jean LaChevet 2008. All rights reserved. For personal, non-commercial use only.
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Kirstin said...

Thanks for posting your pattern, Wanda. I'd like to try it, but have a question -- when you're working with 2 strands of yarn and wrapping 3 times around the loom, do you really have 6 loops on each peg? Sorry this is such a basic question, but I want to be sure...

mommajean13 said...

Hi Kirstin, Thanks
Yes you will have 6 loops on one peg when working with two strands of yarn. Just alway remember when working with two strands of yarn, instead of one strand to make your stitch thicker, it's the same as using one thick strand.
To me there are no dumb question
when one is trying to learn, so when in doubt just ask.
When you get done making the scarf I hope you will post a pic so I can see it.
Loom On,WandaJean

ruby rambo said...

Wanda, your doing a great job on all your projects .. Keep up the good work..

mommajean13 said...

Awww Thank you Ruby, im going to try my hand at your hat pattern if its ok with you.
Loom on

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