Slub Yarn Slouchy Hat and Cowl
So I’ve learned about a novelty art yarn called Slub. If I was only allowed 2 words for it I would say that it is Beautifully Crude. It is a technique that come about by mistake. New spinners couldn’t get their tension right and created an uneven, lopsided fiber. Now it’s made on purpose. This unrefined product gives a really unusual and interesting texture to your knitting. I loved it. I instantly thought I needed to design a Slub Yarn Slouchy and why not go one step further and make the matching cowl. The problem was loom knitting this crazy yarn with both extreme of thickness, way to thin sometimes and way to thick other times.
I case you didn’t read my last post, well I did find a solution and below is the pattern for the hat and the cowl. Plus if you keep scrolling you will find a step by step video for the slouch hat.
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About the Slub Yarn
These yarns are not consist in any way. That’s the point. The batch in your hand is different through the skein and from any other skein in the variations of thickness. So you can go from say Sport #1 weight yarn to Chunky # 5 within a 1 inch span. How can you pick on loom based on that? You can’t be swapping gauges while you work your project.
I found the solution in Vickie Powell’s line of yarn called Sheepish. This meant that I would have something consistent
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Now Lets Talk Patterns
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Loom: Any Extra Large Round Loom. I used the 41-peg Knifty Knitter.
Rows 1 – 20: Single Rib Stitch ( Knit 1, Purl 1 )
Fold the fabric in half and mount the first stitches back on the loom. Knit the two sides close.
Row 21: Knit
Rows 22 – 38: Figure 8 Stitch
Row 39: Knit
Row 40: Knit (Decrease every 4th peg using the Basic Bind-off)
The Gathered Method
.As always I recommend watching the video from beginning to the end before starting on the project. In fact scan through the pattern, watch the video and then start on you Slub Yarn Slouchy Hat and Cowl pattern.
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Rows 1- 2: Knit ( Uwrap )
Rows 3 – 11: Figure 8 Stitch
Rows 12 – 13: Knit (Uwrap)
Row 14: e-Wrap Knit
Basic Bind-off ( Knit both pegs )