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« on: May 15, 2012 11:52:23 PM »

I reside in the Southern Hemisphere and since winter is literally around the corner I decided to make a neckwarmer. I used my couch as a loom  Roll Eyes Basically I pinned the wool to the couch and then loosely wove it together  Cheesy I used 2 different types of wool.

A close-up

It was fun to do, and seeing that it's almost winter here in the Southern Hemisphere - I'll definitely be making some more!

You will need:
- 2 balls of fluffy/fibrous wool (50gr and 20gr) in different colours/textures
- 6.5mm crochet needle
- pins
- tapestry needle
- 2 buttons

Yarn choices:

For the neckwarmer in the picture, I chained wool (no. 4) and weaved it together with wool (no. 2)

What to do:
1. Using the crochet needle, use chain stitch until you have 'chained' all the wool (50gr ball). Basically we are making the wool thicker.

2. Next, using the pins, set up a make-shift loom. I used my couch, but a bed would work too  Wink Place 6 pins on the one end, and 6 pins on the other end. The distance between the 2 sets of pin will be the length of the neckwarmer. Add more pins if you want a wider neckwarmer.

3. Lift the first pin and pin the beginning tail of the wool. Now take the wool and loop it around the pins. Pin the end tail under the last pin. You should now have something that looks like this:

A close-up of one end:

4. Next unroll about 4m of the 25gr ball of wall. Using a tapestry needle or even a pen, start weaving up and under each strand of wool on the loom. Be sure to leave about a 45-60cm tail. Don't pull the weaving strand too tightly. Continue weaving until the whole piece is done. I leave a 1cm gap between each weaving strand. You might have to join the weaving strand if your initial strand isn't long enough.

5. End off by making sure that your loom wool is secure. I wrap the weaving strand around each individual loom strand. Do what you have to so that it doesn't unravel. Do the same at the opposite end using the 45-60cm yarn tail. Remove the pins.

6. Sew 2 buttons to the side of the neckwarmer. Because the weft isn't tight, buttonholes aren't needed.

That's it!!  Cheesy
« Last Edit: May 16, 2012 12:40:22 PM by katara » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012 07:50:55 AM »

The buttons make it look like you have something living wrapped around your neck. That's awesome.
It's gorgeous. Well done.

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012 11:46:39 AM »

ha --they do like like eyes!

I can't believe you used your couch as a loom!  That is just too funny and ingenius!

Lovely scarf...and so fluffy and warm looking!

« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012 07:43:28 AM »

*LOVE* this.... all I keep thinking is that it needs a complete face; a tongue or eyelashes....

great tutorial!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012 06:13:53 PM »

wow, thats really smart! now you have me wondering if my chair could be used to make a neat bag. Smiley
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012 11:47:27 AM »

Thanks for all the comments  Cheesy
These scarves are addictive! I've made 3 already and need to make 2 more for family. They've seen mine and now they want one too!
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013 09:44:26 AM »

Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!  I could use one of these today.

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013 03:20:04 PM »

So beautiful!

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