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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

Introduction

Size

About 7 inches by 80 inches (18 by 203 centimeters)

 

Gauge

Each piece equals approximately 7 by 20 inches (18 by 51 centimeters).
Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

 

Notes

  1. Four identical pieces are woven for Scarf. Each piece is woven using the same warp setup and each has the same number of rows.
  2. Follow loom manual instructions on "Weaving" for how to set up the warp, weave the weft, and remove weaving from the loom.
  3. Warp is set up in stripes, following manual for warp setup.

 

Loom Configuration

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.

materials

  • 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)]

steps

  1. First Piece:

    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 *.

  2. Second to Fourth Pieces:

    Work same as First Piece.

  3. Finishing:

    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.

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