Warm up with a DIY Loom Knit 2 Tone infinity scarf. Super simple and super cozy! Perfect for the breezy weather and an evening project.
So, I came to the realization the other day that my yarn stash is kinda out of control. This scarf has been in the making for a really long time, if only because I bought the yarn a few years ago and couldn’t decide what to do with it.
Here’s my yarn shopping process in case you were curious. I head into the craft store to buy very specific yarn for a very specific project. THEN I pass by an endcap with some really pretty new yarn that they’re advertising. If its a color I like, I feel it to see how soft and/or squishy it is. It is not a yarn I need for my project… or need at all. So then, if I’m into it, I tend to grab a skein and wander around the store for approximately 30 minutes, looking at stuff and squishing this yarn to decide if I want it or not. And then I end up buying it 2 out of 3 times. Yep. I’m might have a problem. Last time I tried to Tidy Up, I spent a solid few hours holding yarn close and deciding if it sparked joy.
This project uses my favorite chunky yarn – Hometown USA and I saw the two colors side by side and thought… those are just weird enough they might work. So, here we are!
Loom Knit 2 Tone Infinity Scarf
Time: An evening or two. I got through this while watching The Mummy 1 and 2. I refuse to acknowledge the 3rd one.
Suggested Viewing: A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 3
Straight knitting loom with at least 24 pins
Hometown USA Yarn in Providence Pink and Fort Lauderdale Coral
Crochet hook – too cast off
Paper straw to use as a “yarn pen”
I’m going to be really honest here and tell you that I forgot to take process photos for this scarf. The good news is, you can find a very detailed post on how to do the figure 8 stitch on a loom including cast here.
When you’re at the end of a line and the end of a skein, lay the remaining yarn down the center of the loom lengthwise and trim it so it doesn’t stick out of the end, then start in with the new color, laying the end of the new color in lengthwise as well. Theres no serious weaving in for this project and the beauty of the super thick yarn is that it gives you a nice tight weave to hold all of that in.
Continue Figure 8 wrapping and looping over until you’re finished with color 2. You want to have at least 8 inches to stitch the ends together. Again, this yarn can hid a multitude of “oopsies- I got too involved in the show”‘s. Cast off using this method and sew the ends together using a flat seam.
At this juncture I would just like to point out that I am in no way the end all be all of loom knitting or any yarn work for that matter. I just find it to be calming and like to share my projects with you guys.
And now you’ve got a Loom Knit 2 Tone Infinity Scarf to keep your neck warm and look really cute doing it! Don’t forget to find me on instagram and show my your projects!