Shaped Earwarmer

Designed by Renita Harvey

LOOMFlexee Loom Links Regular gauge, 64 pegs/32 links total used, 1 kit

YARN:  100 yds of 5 weight yarn, Lion Brand Yarns Mandala Watercolors in Skyway used in sample.

NOTIONS:  loom pick, tapestry needle

GAUGE:  6 sts x 10 rows = 2″

SIZE:  adult.  4 3/4″ wide at the front and 6 3/4″ at the back.  Fits heads 18 1/2″ to 24″ in circumference.

ABBREVIATIONS

K – knit, P – purl, S – slip/skip, Rnd(s) – round(s), Rep – repeat

PATTERN NOTES

Earwarmer is worked in the round to start.  Then worked as a flat panel with short row shaping.  Extra links are then added to pick up 2 stitches on each side of the flat panel before working in the round again to finish.

Peg 1 is center of the back, not the front.

A stretchy cast on and bind off is recommended.

German Short Rows are worked at the end of the row when changing direction (starting a new row). After knitting the last peg, bring the working yarn from the back to the front of the peg, pull on the yarn so that stitch on the peg shifts ( the back of the stitch is now towards the front), see photo. Do not work this peg, continue working the next peg as you start the next row.

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Connect 30 regular gauge links in the round for 60 pegs.

Cast on 60 pegs and prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1 – K all

Rnd 2 – P all

Rnd 3 – 4 – rep rnds 1 and 2, one time

Rnds 6 – 20 – k all  *Note:  For a narrower earwarmer from the forehead up, work fewer rnds.

Start working a flat panel.

Row 1 – k21 (pegs 1 – 21), work Short Row

Row 2 – k41 (pegs 20 – 1, then 60 – 40), work Short Row

Row 3 – k40 (pegs 41 – 60, then 1 – 20), work Short Row

Row 4 – k39 (pegs 19 – 1, then 60 – 41), work Short Row

Row 5 – k38 (pegs 42 – 60, then 1 – 19), work Short Row

Row 6 – k37 (pegs 18 – 1, then 60 – 42), work Short Row

End of short rows.

Row 7 – k36 (pegs 43 – 60, then 1 – 18)

Row 8 – s1 (peg 18), k35 (pegs 17 – 1, then 60 – 43)

Row 9 – s1 (peg 43), k35 (pegs 42 – 60, then 1 – 18)

Row 10 – rep Row 8

Row 11 – rep Row 9

Row 12 – rep Row 8

Row 13 – s1 (peg 43), k16 (pegs 44 – 60)

Add a link between pegs 18 and 19.

Pick up the 2 slipped edge stitches and place on the empty pegs on the new link.

Add a link between pegs 42 and 43.

Pick up the 2 slipped edge stitches and place on the empty pegs on the new link.

Now there are 64 pegs total in the round.

Work in the round to the end.

Next rnd – k all

Next rnd – p all

Rep the last 2 rnds once more

Bind off

Weave in ends with a tapestry needle

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