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Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit (and weave now, too!) but I seem to take more photos of my toddler than my crafts these days. She has that cute factor going for her. Because of this, I have started a tumblr called Tiny Taughts of our home lessons, crafts and projects. Please visit me there and I promise to come back here soon!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Beaded Scarf on the loom

If you're looking for something new to do with your looms, try knitting with beads! Beading guru Deanna K. Van Assche designed this flippy fun scarf for Interlacements Yarns. With her permission, I have translated it to the knitting loom.

Beaded Scarf translation

I know it looks complicated but it's as easy as sliding beads up when you need them while knitting the garter stitch. First the pattern teaches you how to transfer the pre-strung beads to your yarn.

Beaded Scarf translation

But if you want even more visuals, you can check out this tutorial by my talented Interlacements co-worker, Emily Bielinski.


Next, you will learn how to do the long-tail cast-on with beads to create that fantastic fringe look. More about that cast-on and others can be found in this PDF tutorial from Isela Phelps. My pattern does detail the long-tail cast-on specifically.

Beaded Scarf translation

Then you're off and loom-knitting this quick scarf! I am knitting mine with Interlacements New York 200, which is 200 yards of a DK-like ribbon yarn. Other knitters choose Interlacements Tiny Toes, a sock yarn but you'll probably want to go down to a fine-gauge loom for that yarn weight. This loom is an original Decor Accents extra small gauge (ESG) hat loom, with at least 25 pegs. The purple round hat loom by Knifty Knitter might also work if you prefer an even looser gauge with ribbon yarn.

Beaded Scarf on the loom

If you want to try this pattern, here are two ways to buy! It includes the beaded scarf pattern plus a loom-knitting basics page. You can buy it through my Ravelry shopping cart and you'll get a PDF delivered straight to your e-mail.

Beaded Scarf (loom knit) - $6

Or you can head over to Interlacements Yarns. For $6 plus a little shipping, Tracey will mail you a nice color printout plus any yarn you are tempted to buy, too!

2 comments:

  1. This is so stunning! It's on my list for sure! :)

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  2. I love the way this is turning out. Ribbon and beads? So cool looking.

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