Loom-Woven Houndstooth-Check Scarf
Bundle up in a handmade scarf that's made with bulky yarn and a textural stitch pattern.
Source: Martha Stewart
About 7 inches by 80 inches (18 by 203 centimeters)
Each piece equals approximately 7 by 20 inches (18 by 51 centimeters).
Exact gauge is not essential to this project.
- Four identical pieces are woven for Scarf. Each piece is woven using the same warp setup and each has the same number of rows.
- Follow loom manual instructions on "Weaving" for how to set up the warp, weave the weft, and remove weaving from the loom.
- Warp is set up in stripes, following manual for warp setup.
Use the following pieces:
(2) 36-hole pieces
(4) 12-hole pieces
(4) 6-hole pieces
(4) corner pieces
Connect pieces to form a large rectangle as follows:
36-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 36-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece
Insert 59 small pegs along each long side, 23 small pegs along each short side of assembled loom pieces (164 working pegs placed). Place a contrast color large peg in upper right-hand corner for slip knot.
4 skeins bulky yarn in 2 colors [Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Lion Brand® Yarn Alpaca Blend (Art.# 5500): #549 Mourning Dove (A); #526 Darjeeling (B)]
Following diagram for color, set up the warp across the 23 small pegs placed across each short end as follows:
*2 pegs with A, 2 pegs with B, repeat from * to last 3 pegs, warp last 3 pegs with A.
Weave the weft according to loom manual changing color as follows:
*2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, repeat from *.
Second to Fourth Pieces:
Work same as First Piece.
Thread yarn needle provided with loom with A and sew pieces together along short ends by whipstitching through both layers. With same needle, weave yarn ends into the fabric of the Scarf.