Loom Knit Brioche Accent Cowl
I recently made a needle knit tutorial for the Brioche Accent Knit Cowl from Yarnspirations. The timing on this project could not be any more amazing. The cowl is a needle knit pattern using two-color brioche double knitting in the round. All right, loom knitters, it’s quiz time.
When you hear double knitting in the round does it remind you of anything?
Of course! KB just released their new Rotating Double Knit Loom!! This is the perfect project for the new loom. I think I got goosebumps. I know many of you have been asking for some video tutorials using the new loom and I happy to make your dreams come true.
This pattern is inspired by the Brioche Accent Knit Cowl from Yarnspirations.
2 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky in different colors. Lavendar and Seagreen used in sample.
Scrap yarn in a contrasting color to be used as anchor.
KB Rotating Double Knit Loom
(Currently this is the ONLY loom that can be used for this pattern.)
Skills demonstrated in this tutorial
Cast on – I’ll show you two different double knit cast ons: Twisted Knit cast on and Infinity Edge cast on
Two-color brioche double knitting
Let’s get started!
Brioche Accent Cowl Loom Knit
Choose your cast on …
1. Stockinette Cast On
Place slip knot on first peg of OUTSIDE loom. Wrap around the first peg of the INSIDE loom in a U shape. Do NOT Ewrap the pegs for this cast on! Bring working yarn back to front and wrap Peg 2 of the OUTSIDE loom. Continue around loom wrapping the pegs in order from outside to inside. Note: Your wrapped loom should look like the yarn snakes around the pegs in a continuous S shape. Your yarn should not cross over itself.
2. Twisted Knit Cast On
Place slip knot on Peg 1 of the OUTSIDE loom. Ewrap Peg 1 of the INSIDE loom. Bring the working yarn to the front and Ewrap Peg 2 of the OUTSIDE loom. Continue ewrapping the pegs in order from outside to inside around the loom. NOTE: Your wrapped loom will show the yarn crossing itself in a cursive “e” shape behind every peg.
Using Color A and one of methods listed above cast on all pegs. Leave the working yarn between the first and last pegs of the loom. Do not cut.
Place anchor yarn.
Switch to Color B by placing a slip knot on Peg 1 of the OUTSIDE loom and laying the yarn tail across the INSIDE of cast on stitches between the looms. The yarn tail will be hidden inside the fabric.
Round 1: With Color B wrap the loom as for stockinette stitch.* Knit over all stitches on the inside loom.
[*Wrap each peg in a u shape in this order. Peg 1 of the outside loom then Peg 1 of the inside loom. Peg 2 of the outside loom then Peg 2 of the inside loom. Your wrapped loom should show the yarn snaking in between all the pegs without crossing over itself.]
**Round 2: With Color A wrap the loom as for stockinette stitch.* Knit 2 bottom loops over the top loop of OUTSIDE loom.
Round 3: With Color B wrap the loom as for stockinette stitch. Knit 2 bottom loops over the top loop of INSIDE loom.
Repeat from ** until you reach your desired length ending after Round 2. Tug anchor yarn as needed to bring your work down between the looms. The cowl shown in the video is 6″ wide, but you can continue to make a wider cowl if desired.
Prepare the bind off by knitting the bottom loop over the top loop on the INSIDE loom. Cut Color B leaving a 6″ yarn tail. Lay the yarn tail along the side of the loom to enclose it.
Move the stitch from Peg 1 of the INSIDE loom to Peg 1 of the OUTSIDE loom. Continue moving each stitch from the inside loom to the corresponding peg of the outside loom. You will now have 2 stitches on each peg of the outside loom.
Uwrap and knit the 2 bottom loops over the top loop of Peg 1. Do the same on Peg 2. Move the stitch from Peg 2 to Peg 1. Uwrap Peg 1 again and knit the bottom 2 loops over the top loop to bind off. Do NOT move the stitch. We will leave a space of 1 peg between the stitches as we work.
Continue on in this manner. Uwrap and knit 2 over 1 on Peg 2. Move Peg 2 to Peg 1. (NOTE: There will now be 2 empty pegs between Pegs 1 and 2. It’s okay!) Uwrap and knit 2 over 1 on Peg 1. Move the stitch on Peg 1 over one space so there is now only 1 empty peg.
Once all stitches are bound off you may want to release the outside loom from the stand to take the cowl off.
Connect the first and last stitches of the bind off edge using the yarn tail and a tapestry needle.
Remove the anchor yarn and weave in yarn tails.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did!
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