Scowls that Bring Smiles by Kathryn Doubrley-The Answer Lady

Scowls that Bring Smiles

Loom Knitting
October 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 4.8 rows = 1 inch
in loose stockinette
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
One size fits adult women and teens. Adjustment suggestions included.
This pattern is available for $3.25 USD
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Knit this versatile head-wear on any loom that can knit in the round with enough pegs for your gauge. It does not matter whether the loom is actually round as long as it can be knitted round and round. Kiss looms are ideal but others may be used if the peg count is correct for the gauge. Adjust your loom so that the yarn knits quite loosely in U-stitch. For example, #4 and #5 yarn might normally be knitted at 4-4.5 and 3-3.5 stitches per inch. For the samples we knitted them at 3.5 and 2.5 stitches per inch. The loose stitches have different stitch to row rations than usual. Rows=80-83% of stitches. Ends are knit 1, purl 1 rib.

Gauges given are 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7 stitches per inch. This is the same as 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 stitches per 10 centimeters/4”. With this many yarn possibilities, the yarn requirements will vary quite a bit. The most consumed by any of the acrylic and wool samples was 6 oz.

Peg requirements for the stated gauges are 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144, 156, 168.

Optional Variations include an extra long neck section dark green and changing yarn half way through light green. Size variations are also offered