New Tube Scarf & new method for finishing the ends

IMG_7178This my new tube scarf that I’ve been working on for the past couple of days. I finished it last night.

It’s called a tube scarf because it’s made like one long tube.0128140807a

My scarf is about 3 inches wide
about 60 inches long
two strands of yarn – warm brown & buff
e stitch
Martha Stewart loom – 18 pink pegs-spacedIMG_7185

I enjoy making tube scarves, but I’m not a fan of the way the ends sometimes look. The ends either roll or have an edging from doing a series of garter stitches to keep the edges from rolling.
I liked the garter stitch edge, but I wanted something a bit different. I couldn’t think of any thing until I surfed across ‘Sheepishly Sharing‘ blog. The blog owner is Margaret. She has a Addi Express knitting machine. It’s an amazing machine that looks like it does loom knitting faster than using hand looms. I dream of someday having one of the wonderful machines.

Margaret has a video posted that she made called ‘Getting Clean, Straight Edges on a Knitted Tube Scarf’. She has figured out a very clever way to keep the ends nice and crisp.

Since my tube scarf is made on a handheld knitting loom, I used her idea as a springboard and did my scarf a little different than the method she created.
*On the start end when the scarf was about 12 inches long. I unraveled the cast-on rows and then crocheted the tube sides together to make it flat.
*When my scarf was the length I wanted I took a darning needle and wove it in and out of the loops on the pegs and carefully removed the loops without pulling the thread anymore than I had too. When the scarf was off the loom, I crocheted the tube sides together to make it flat.
*I finished the scarf ends with few rows of Crocheted Fence Stitch and to give it a bit of lacy look.

Thanks Margaret for sharing your idea. You helped me to learn a new method to use to make loom knitting more enjoyable. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love m new scarf. I think the ends make it look pretty. It’s really cold here, so I’ll be putting it to use here pretty quick.

If you all get a chance go and visit Margaret’s blog, she has lots of pretty and fun stuff to see and do.

Wishing everyone a creative and
pleasant rest of the week.
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12 thoughts on “New Tube Scarf & new method for finishing the ends

    • Thanks Dianna
      I bet you would crochet some really pretty stuff. I hope you do take it up again. It’d be something to do when you’re snowed-in. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thanks Geraldine
      Welcome to my blog.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
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    • Thanks serendipitydelight
      Welcome to my blog.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment.
      I hope youโ€™ll visit again sometime. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Wow! couldn’t we all use a scarf like this for these cold days! Isn’t it nice to find a way to solve those little problems we all have now and then with our crafts! I love it when fellow bloggers share their techniques.

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  2. Thanks Charlotte
    I’m really pleased with scarf and I think I got it finished just in time as they’re predicting another cold front coming through soon.
    One of my favorite aspects of blogging is learning and being inspired by other bloggers. You all have brought much joy to my life. Thank you.
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    • Thanks Margaret
      Welcome to my blog.
      You’re welcome. You have some really great ideas. I enjoy your blog and your videos. Keep up the great work.
      Thanks for vising and leaving me a happy comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
      ๐Ÿ™‚

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