LOOM KNITTING Cowl Scarf Purl in 8 Stitch Over-sized Cowl Pattern | Loomahat

Let’s knit this comfy, chunky, over-sized
cowl, mm-hmm. With this awesome stitch pattern,
right here, looks great on both sides. Look at that, just beautiful.
I love these knots. They look like little flowers. I think you’ll like them too.
Just get your loom, round or long, with at least 38 pegs and approximately 243
yards of bulky #6 yarn. Hey it’s Denise from Loomahat.com, for
more information visit the website or see the description below. Alright
let’s begin with the cast on. We’re going to be using one strand of the bulky yarn
and I’m going to secure it here to the anchor peg with a simple knot. You can
use a slip knot if you’re more comfortable. Then take the working
yarn behind peg 1 and we’re going to wrap 38 pegs. By the way, you can go left
or right, it has no effect on the pattern. But it’s just easier if you follow me.
Alright, let’s wrap those 38 pegs Alright, so you’re finished. We’re
knitting flat so we’re going to take the yarn, push down the loops a little and
now turn direction to knit that first peg. We’re going to be using the U
wrap version of the knit stitch. So that means we’re going to half wrap the peg and
then knit off and go to the next one and do the same thing, half wrap and knit off
and just continue to do that you’re gonna do that all the way back to peg
one. Once you knit off peg number one that
means that you’re done with your cast on. You’re ready for rows 1 to 58, where
we’re going to do the Purl in 8 stitch which was designed by Stephanie May . Okay,
keep in mind that we are working flat so every time you start a row
the first thing you’re going to do, is to do a knit stitch on peg 1. Now you’re
ready to start the Purl in 8 stitch pattern which requires you to have your
working yarn between pegs 1 & 2. Now wrap peg 2 first and then you’re
going to take that working yarn and go back to peg 1 and you’re gonna wrap that
peg. Now your working yarn again is in the middle and you’ll see that you have
formed a figure 8. Because the first step in this stitch pattern, is to do a figure
8 stitch. Now keep a hold of your working yarn right there, between the two pegs
and knit off pegs 1 and peg 2. Get your working yarn and you’re going to bring
it forward and we’re going to do a purl stitch on peg 2. To do a purl stitch, take
your hook and from the top scoop up, create a new loop and you’re going to
then, take the old loop off the peg, put the new loop on the peg and tighten. There you go, that is the Purl in 8 stitch. All you’re going to do is repeat
that process. So we’re going to now wrap our new peg 2, go back to the new peg 1
and again you are forming that figure 8 which is the first part of this stitch.
Hold on to your yarn with your fingers and then take your hook and you’re going
to knit off pegs 1 and 2. Again, you need to go get your yarn, bring it
forward and we’re going to do a purl stitch on that peg 2. So scoop up the
yarn, create a new loop, take the old loop off your peg and put a new loop on.
Every time you do that, you now have a new peg 1 and peg 2. So wrap pegs 1
and 2, knit off, bring the working yarn back forward and you’re going to do your
purl stitch on peg 2. You notice that I’m constantly saying peg 1 and
peg 2, because every time you complete this process, you now have a new peg 1
and 2. You’re going to do the same process, wrap pegs one and two, knit off,
right, bring the yarn forward and purl peg 2. You’re gonna continue to do that
until the last two pegs. So just keep knitting and I’ll tell you the next step
when you get to those last two pegs. So here we are and the only thing that’s
going to change here right. Sorry, we’re not there yet. Let’s knit these off, do
the purl stitch, sorry right. Do your purl stitch here and now
after you do the purl stitch, you’re on the last two pegs. The only
difference here is that you’re going to go ahead and wrap pegs one and two.
you’re going to knit off and you are done. You’re not going to purl that last
stitch, you’re done with this row. You’re ready to start a new one.
Again, to start the new row, you’re going to knit
that first peg. See right here, you’re done you’re done with that row. Your
new row starts by you knitting that peg, which in this case is peg 38. That is the
end of your row. You now start at a new row, you knit peg one. We’re going in this
opposite direction so here’s peg 2, there’s peg 1, because again we’re
going in an opposite direction, we’re going to knit off and do the purl stitch
on peg 2 and then you start the same process you’ve been doing. The only
difference is that pegs 1 and 2 are in different locations because we turned
direction, right. So do your figure eight, knit off, bring the working yarn forward
and do the purl stitch on peg 2. Okay you’re done with row 2 and we’re
ready for row 3. So you’re going to knit that first peg and start the
pattern again. You’re going to need a total of 58 rows to have a twenty by
thirty inch fabric. Then you’re ready to connect. Alright, let’s start. Here is
my end and I’m going to look for that first stitch right here. It doesn’t
look like it, you’d think it was this one because it’s a bigger but it’s that one.
It’s that really tiny, short one. So I’m going to pull my fabric, that first row,
that was the cast on row. I’m gonna push it through because I want to remount
those 38 pegs back, right over. Now you see how I fold it, right. I fold
in like, right over and then I bring it in and I’m going to look for that little
tiny odd loop and it’s easier to get if you have your hook and just kind of stretch
it out that makes it easier when you’re ready to remount, okay. I know it’s
easy to miss, so just try to look for it because you want to have enough stitches,
you want to have 38 stitches to put back. You have them, as long as you pay
attention that those ones on the end are kind of shorter, kind of tighter and
funky-looking, compared to the other ones. Now as you remount your stitches, you’ll
notice that I pull on mine. That’s just to make sure that I have enough of
them when I reached the end. So every time I put one on, I kind of pull on it
and that’s going to keep things evenly distributed. I do grab my hook
sometimes and pull on it a little bit extra as well. As you’re reaching
your end, you’re gonna be ever so thankful that you did this. Now just like
the first stitch that I remounted, the last one,
just like it, is a little odd. So here we are, at our last two and you see that
it’s a little tighter on those last two. So let’s do a close up here, so you could
see what I’m doing. I’m putting on this last one here and you got to kind of stretch
it out and that’s why I was pulling on the other ones, to make sure I had enough
fabric there. The very, very last one is just it’s an oddity. What can I say, you
got to do your best to find it and then remount it. You have enough stitches to
remount all 38 pegs. Then get the working yarn off of each end. You’ll
find that each one has some yarn and just make a knot or in my case I make
two because I want to make sure that it’s not going to unravel. And there you
have it. Now get your hook and you’re going to knit off all of your pegs.
The ones on the bottom are going to be tighter than the ones on top and every
so often you’re gonna find that you kind of need to hold on to that top one in
order to knit the bottom over the top. It happens, you know , just do your
best and don’t worry. Just knit off and once
you knit them off, you’ve secured that fabric in it will work out and
everything will look perfect. There we have it, that was the last one.
Now you need to get your needle. I’m using a metal needle, these are just so
much better. Try to get them if you can, they’re much better to work with then the
plastic ones. Thread your needle with your leftover yarn. That yarn actually
wraps around the Loom about two times. Come from the bottom up with that
working yarn. That’s what was left over and that skein leaves you about that
much yarn, just a perfect amount. Then you’re gonna go this time on peg two
from the top down. So you’re gonna do the opposite
right. Peg one was from the bottom up, peg two was from the top down. Now you’re gonna do the same thing, you’re gonna go from the bottom up, on the next
peg and the one that follows you’re gonna do from the top down. Now let me
tell you a little trick how you know which direction you should go. If you
look at the yarn, it is under, on the bottom and that means you’re gonna go
from the bottom up on the next peg and this one’s gonna leave you your yarn on
the top which means on the next peg you’re gonna go from the top down. So it’s
almost like um, I don’t know what to call it, hmm like a cheat sheet thing. It just
tells you which direction you should go with your needle, you know top up.
I’m sorry bottom-up, top-down, bottom-up, top-down. Keep going all the way, make
sure you don’t miss any of your pegs. All of your loops have been secured, you’re
on your last one that’s peg 38. Once you do that, you
can take your hook and take the loops off of the pegs. It’s super secure,
you’re connected, once you take all these loops off your pegs you are free from
your loom. Your project is basically done and look how great that technique works.
You can’t really tell. Once you stretch your stitches out
and you can block this if you like, I didn’t and I find that it looks great,
see. Then you’re ready to finish it off. You do want to even out this row
perfectly. So it’s a good idea to take your needle and feed it through the
top on some of the loops. This is going to even that out so it looks,
everything looks exactly the same size, there are no oddities and then just
weave it in. This is how I weave in my ends. I just go through several loops
upward. Sometimes I’ll make a knot, sometimes I don’t. It’s always
preferable to make one, in all honesty. So here’s a loose knot and then I go in
the opposite direction. I go down, I just want to make sure that my work is not
going to unravel, there aren’t gonna be any loosey strings and then I pull on it
and cut and it hide.s It’s gone, you see that you can’t even tell me where it’s
at once I move this a little bit. You’re gonna do the same thing on the other
side. And this is from when I connected the skeins of yarn. I’m going to give
you a link to a video to see how to connect one skein to another. You know,
once you run out of yarn how to connect but basically I’m just making a knot in
order to connect the two pieces of yarn. It took me three rolls, three skeins,
three balls of yarn in order to finish this project and I’m so in love with it.
I love this stitch. Make sure if you like stitches, like I do, that you check out my
playlist. It has a lot of cool stitches, I’m sure you’ll find one that you like.
Alright guys, this is it. Check me out on the next project,
another cool stitch again. I want to thank and Carol from PromiseLearningATL.com
and Lori Kopaczewski for covering the cost of closed captioning. Alright remember
to Like, comment subscribe and please, please and share this video because that
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79 thoughts on “LOOM KNITTING Cowl Scarf Purl in 8 Stitch Over-sized Cowl Pattern | Loomahat

  • Lion Hometown = my favorite yarn, because it's soft, fabulous colors, it's at Wal-Mart.
    Loomahat = my favorite teacher
    ❤ cowls, thanks!

  • Two projects in two days😱. I don't know what to say but thanks for sharing your talents with all of us who adore Loomahat.com 😍😍

  • Denise thank you for posting such nice loom projects. I was given a set of looms last year for Christmas and crafted two hats following your tutorial. I would not be able to loom without your instructions. Looking forward to giving this beautiful cowl a try. Thank you for your time and effort!

  • Thanks again for a beautiful pattern. I have been doing a revised version of Tuteate's seed stitch cowl and made several for gifts. Now I have another awesome version I will be using for the holidays. Thanks again, Denise.

  • Beautiful project, Denise 😍 I have a Q: If I were to knit a hat with this stitch (not knitting flat) would you recommend using the 36 peg loom or the 41 peg loom? I just wonder if even and uneven # of pegs makes any difference

  • I was just thinking about making something like this. I saw an infinity scarf that can be pulled down around the shoulders – this cowl would work just as well!! Thanks so much Denise!!

  • Love this, can't wait to try it thank you.
    Any chance you could do a video on how to finish off a dreadlocks hat. It's an open finish rather than a closed hat. The dreadlocks have a hole to come out the back, I'm having awful problems. Please help xxx

  • This is gorgeous! Just what I’ve been looking to make! Thanks:) I do have some bulk 5 yarns, is that not quite enough? I noticed you said 6 in the video….just curious if 6 is the minimum.

  • I saw a hooded cowl that I cannot figure how to do! It's not a regular cowl, actually has a hood, nothing with a point. Any ideas how to do this? I'll try to insert a picture if I can.
    Nope. Cant do it. Also, how are you liking Tally? I lived in Crawfordville for about 7 years. Loved it!

  • Thank you I love when you start from the right as I work better start from that side. Hope that I don’t sound selfish

  • I’ve cast off the same way. Finally somebody showed me how to make it look better. I think that this is the last message 🙏🏽

  • hmmm ok, guess I am more ADD then you dear friend, I have three times put down my hat in this pattern and obviously forgotten the purl stitch and I have horrible mistakes in my hat, guess it is time to frog it and restart, focus, focus, focus! You can't pretend this mistake didn't happen and it's not just a little love, it is an ugly mistake.

  • Thank you a lot, Denise! I will try this one with super bulky yarn and with chenille yarn. It must be gorgeous as your cowl is. 🙂

  • Hi Denise, I thought you mentioned the size of the cowl but I did not write down; what where your ~ measurements? Just waiting for some yarn and making some gifts with this pattern. Thanks again.

  • Yikes!! My loom has 37 pegs, will it make s difference
    Thanks girl you are awesome I learning g so much ❤
    Merry Christmas

  • Love this so much and I've just completed one cant believe how quick you can make its up. On to the next one 1 this may get addictive ☺

  • You have inspired me to start loom knitting! If I wanted to make the hole smaller so it will fit snug around the face do I just use less pegs?

  • Thanks for another excellent video. I'm a bit confused over the yarn though – is this really a bulky or is it a super bulky? I think bulky = chunky in the UK = 12 ply in AUS.

  • This is better than a scarf. Especially when you live in California where it doesn’t get that cold. I’ve already finished one 🙂

  • Thank you so much for sharing this technique! I agree it is beautiful! I've been looking for a good loom tutorial for a minute. I can't understand half of them for some reason. Your way of teaching is very effective. You are literally putting money in my pocket by teaching me this, and I appreciate it lol! You have you a new devoted subby here. I will have to check out your other vids. By the comments, I'm suspecting you have some good ones. Yay! So happy. Although I am a bit mad at you lol. I had to rip up my work after the 1st row because I got confused by what you were saying about not doing the purl on the last peg and then I forgot where I was at and didn't know how to fix it! Wah! Gurl, you don't know how long it took me to do that first row of the figure 8 purl! LMAO. My fault I should have watched the whole thing before I started it. No big deal. I am excited to start over. Also, I was hoping to make this an infinity scarf instead of a cowl. Is there a difference in technique other than making it longer as in more than 52 rows? Hopes not. Anyway, you're awesome, ok thanks again!

  • Спасибо! Мне очень понравилось видео! Все понятно! Красивое плетение! Hello from Odessa, Ukraine!))) Thank you so much!

  • Hola!! He intentado realizar este hermoso punto pero no me ha salido. Habrá alguna forma de subtitular lo al español???

  • Hola!! Me encantan tus videos,pero tienes un pequeño problemita y es que siempre en casi todos los proyectos deja algo sin explicarlo bien,en este video en la ultima face de terminacion no lo explica bien y te va a la terminacion,y al final no nos enteramos bien como lo hace al terminal una linea de postes,espero que me entienda en mi español.

  • beautiful stitch thank you for sharing I am doing a scarf using the same stitch and it looks so beautiful

  • My FAVORITE cowl. Made 10 last yr and will do several this year. Used Hometown and this yr will try James C Brett with a 5/8 gauge

  • Since I did it yarn in front, ribbit! Gonna try an easier stitch pattern.
    I struggle deciding which stitch to use, as I don't really like rib stitch, idk why. E-Wrap rolls, even if it's fastest. I've only made 3 baby-size blankets, 4th one, I'm 3rd skein on long loom. As tall as I am. Very pretty.

  • While I didn't use the Figure 8 purl for a cowl like you show here. I used this stitch for a thinner version of a long infinity scarf with very soft yarn called cloud 9 and a cowl with thin but shiny yarn that was smaller. They both have different looks and I made a matching hat for the cowl and an ear warmer for the infinity scarf. I don't know if my sisters enjoyed the project, but I would be proud to wear it. Denise, you give me so many cool ideas that I want to keep learning what can be done with loom knitting.

  • Before connecting, I see your back onto the first peg, did you knit that last peg as if you were starting a new row again? I can’t write this to properly explain what I mean haha I hop I make some kinda of sense

  • I am halfway done with this project. around the 20th row the holes slowly get bigger. How can I make them smaller? I Tried knitting tighter, but that didn't work.

  • Hola esta muy bonito, intento hacerla pero no me queda, podría subir un tutorial en español, se lo agradecería mucho

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