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Make a Mini Scarf with Loom Knitting!

teacher avatar Holly J Cat, Creative Craftsperson

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:56
    • 2. Supplies

      2:14
    • 3. Cast On

      2:43
    • 4. The Pattern

      4:57
    • 5. Switching Colors

      2:54
    • 6. Cast Off

      5:34
    • 7. Adding Tassels

      4:39
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      0:55
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About This Class

I love loom knitting! You can knit anything from a small simple hat to a big cozy blanket. In this class, I'll show you my process for making a mini scarf using a small round knitting loom as well as a few other loom knitting supplies.

This step-by-step loom knitting class is aimed at beginner level students, but all are welcomed to take the course! We will go through supplies needed, casting on, the pattern, casting off, switching colors, and adding tassels.

A Little Bit of Backstory: Several years ago when I was attending college, my friend taught me the art of loom knitting. I remember having so much fun looming away while we watched episodes of shows (like Doctor Who) together whenever we decided to take a break from studying (which was often).

I've learned a lot since then about the ways of the loom, and I want to share my knowledge with you so that you can experience the joy of creating something for yourself (or a gift to a friend) and smile saying, "You see that cool thing? I made it myself."

By the end of this class, I hope you have discovered how delightful loom knitting can be as well as learned a new skill to add to your leisure list.

Happy Looming! ^-^

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1. Introduction: Hi, I'm Holly. In this class, I will show you how to make a mini skirt with the ancient power of illuminating. What is lunatic. Luna is history of using a loom instead of needles to make wonderfully knitted textile creations. Simply put, loom knitting is knitting without needles. Some popular examples of creations made with the loom include hats, scarves, blankets, towels, socks, Toys, and More. Making a mini skirt is a fun and easy project for beginners, so no prior knowledge about lunatic is required. You'll just need to gather some supplies. Follow along with me as I walk you through the process step by step. What are you waiting for? Let's go. 2. Supplies: Hello and welcome. For this project of making a mini scarf, you will need the following. Some yarn. I will be using this purple color right here, but you can use whatever color or colors you'd like. It's also important to note that I'll be using a SQL gain weight That's yarn thickness of four medium. And I will also be doubling my yarn, which I will talk more about in a moment. You will also need a knitting loom. I will be using my small round 24 peg loom for this project. But you can use almost any room for this. Well matters here is the spacing between pegs and that you have at least five pigs to work with. So if your loop has at least five pegs and your pigs are spaced roughly a little less than half an inch apart, you should be good to go. Next. You will need a knitting loom, hook, a pair of scissors, a writing utensil like a pen or pencil, something to write on, like a sticky note or a piece of paper. And you may also want a measuring tape or a ruler, especially if you plan on adding tassels to your scarf. Now as far as gain weight or yarn thickness for this project, as I mentioned before, I will be using yarn with a weight of four medium. And I will also be doubling my yarn, which is essentially knitting yarn strands together at the same time. If you use a thicker bulk, Here's gain weight like five or above. You may not need to double your yarn. I doubled my yarn. I used approximately 16 yards of yarn in total for my scarf, which includes the tassels. But the amount might differ slightly depending on how long you make your scarf. And if you aren't doubling your yarn, you will need approximately half the amount. So about eight yards of yarn. If you have further questions about skiing wake, feel free to check out lesson two of my Skillshare class. Make an awesome hat with illuminating. Next up, we are ready to cast on. 3. Cast On: After you've got your yarn all set and ready, you can begin by finding both ends of the scale or one end. If you have bulky yarn, finding the end can be a bit tricky to do depending on the skin or if you're working with a ball of yarn. So if you get too frustrated, you can always buy two scans of the same colored. Once this is done, take your yarn and tie it into a slipknot. Then secure the slipknot to the extra peg on your loom. To start, we will erupt, five pigs to erupt. Take your working yarn and wrap it clockwise around the peg. Then repeat this to four more pegs for a total of five pegs. Then push down the yarn to the bottom of each peck. Next, we will you wrap one peg to you wrap take you're working on and wrap it around the first half of the PEG to make a U-shape. Then look the bottom yarn over the peg and pull the yarn to secure. Then wrap the remaining four pegs. Look the bottom yarn over each of the four remaining pegs and push down the yarn to the bottom of each peg. Once this is done, the cast on is complete. Continue on to the next lesson. 4. The Pattern: For row 1, dropped the first peg and E wrap the four remaining pegs. Then the loop the bottom yarn over each peg and push down the arm. It's a good idea to keep track of your rows. Could do this with tally marks on a sticky note. For wrote to repeat the same process as row one. So drop the first peg and E, wrap the four remaining pegs. Then loop the bottom yarn over each peg and push down the yarn. Now, I will show you every five rows of my progress to help you track your progress. I ended up making my scarf 60 rows, but feel free to make it however long or short you want. This is where your measuring tape or ruler comes in. Also, if you want to add a new color to your scarf, head on over to the switching colors lesson. Hi. Okay. Once your scarf is a lengthy one, It's time to cast off. So head on over to the cast off lesson. 5. Switching Colors: Switching colors is pretty simple. To start, make sure the yarn is at the bottom of each peg. Then find the end of the old working ARN, which for this video is green. And then select your new working yarn, which in this video is silver. And find the end of the yarn. Take the new working yarn, silver, and tie it to the old working yarn, greed. Then push the yarn up to the base of the starting peg and tighten the knot. Then cut off the old working yarn, making sure to leave enough yarn to tie some more knots. Then take one strand of yarn for each color and tie them together. Also, if you struggle with tying knots, you may want to leave more yarn excess than I did here. I would say at least three inches or more. Take the other two strands and tie them together as well. Note if you didn't double your yarn, you can skip this step. As a rule of thumb, I would knit at least two rows before cutting off the EXOS yarn so that the yarn has settled butter into place. And if you want to leave the ends of the yarn into the scarf, it's easier to do that after a few rows have been knitted as well. And now you're ready to continue your scarf. If you haven't finished the pattern lesson yet, jump on over there and get her done. If you have already finished the pattern lesson, head on over to the cast off lesson. 6. Cast Off: Once Ro 60 is done, it's time to cast off. Make sure the yarn is at the bottom of each of the five pegs. Then take the loop off of peg 4 and move it to peg 5. And look the bottom yarn over the peg. Then move the loop from peg 5 to peg 4 and push it to the bottom of the peg. Next, move the loop on peg to peg 4 and loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Then move the loop from peg 4 to peg 3 and push it to the bottom of the egg. Next, move the loop on pig to, to pick three. Loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Then move the loop from peg 3 to pick two and push it to the bottom of the peg. Next, move the loop on peg one to peg to making sure to tighten the yarn and Luke the bottom yarn over the peg. Next, cut off the excess yarn, leaving at least five inches of yarn. Next, poll the remaining loop off of the peg and thread the working yarn through it to make a knot. Next, take the loose end of the yarn and weave it into the side of the scarf. I think the other strand and do the same. This doesn't have to be exact. Just make sure the yarn blends in with the pattern the best it can. Do this a few more times and then gently tie the two strands together. Then cut off the excess yarn. Optionally, if you'd like, you can tighten the beginning of the scarf to better match the end. To do this, pull on the loose loop, furthest from the loose thread. Then pull on the next loop and find the loop that connects to the previous one and pull it. Then pull the excess yarn to tighten the loops. Then we have the access yarn into the startup like we just did on the other side and tired the two strands gently together. And he cut off the excess yarn. Now the two ends of the scarf should look more alike. If you'd like to learn how to add tassels to your scarf, continue on to the adding castles lesson or head on over to final thoughts. 7. Adding Tassels: Adding tassels can be a fun addition to your scarf. Castles can really give a scarf personality, especially if the threads don't want to cooperate. Step one, we will need to cut some string that's about ten inches long. I will be using two pieces of string at a time, but you can use more or less if you'd like. To fold the string in half. Step, vary the folded string and cut it in half. Step 4, take a bundle of toString pieces and fold them in half. Repeat this for the other Bembo. Then repeat these four steps again to get a total of four yarn bundles. Next, take one of the bundles and thread it through the end of the scarf, making sure that the loop and goes through first. Then put the loose ends of the bundle through the loop end and pull it tight to securely tied the yarn. Repeat this with the other three bundles. This may be a little tricky, but just keep going. It might also be helpful to put your finger through the gap in the scar first and then guide the loop through a. This is done. Take your scissors and cut off the excess yarn to make the strands look a little bit more even. Repeat this same process on the other end of the scarf, making sure to cut off the excess yarn. Continuing on with the pattern lesson, if you'd like or feel free to head on over to fight thoughts for some confetti. 8. Final Thoughts: Congratulations, you have completed the course. Now, be sure to post a picture of your lovely luminous miniskirts in the project section below. Or feel free to take man Instagram. Also, if you have any questions or comments, please post them down below in the discussion section or message me directly on Instagram at poly J cat. I can't wait to see what you've created. If you want to give another project a try, you can check out my other Skillshare classes. So far, I have two classes and how to illuminate two different styles of hats, as well as a class that teaches you how to illuminate a cute coaster. And the Ultimate Guide to loom knitting pumpkins with Mark classes coming in the near future. Thank you so much for watching and happy learning.