3 inches wide x 4 inches tall
• Quince & Co. Sparrow (fingering weight; 100% organic linen; 168 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein in color of choice • 4 x 4-inch pin loom (Zoom Loom) • 6-inch large-eye blunt-tipped needle • Size 1 (2.25mm) double-point needles (2) • Small-size crochet hook
Warp the Loom
On the Zoom Loom, there are 2 corners that have 4 pins on 1 corner. Orient the loom so that one of these corners is in the lower left and the other is in the upper right. On some looms, the lower corner will be marked with a No. 1. Wind the yarn on the loom with light tension. First Layer Start at the bottom left corner of the loom. Leaving a 2-inch tail, wind the yarn as indicated in Figure 1. Bring
Continue winding around the next 2 pins and down again between first and 2nd pin of the bottom 3-pin grouping. The yarn is wound around 2 pins each time. The yarn should be traveling in a straight line. If it looks like it is at an angle, it is in the wrong place. Continue winding in this manner until you have reached the right side. The last row of warp is right next to the long row of pins on the right.
A simple pulled-thread technique transforms flat woven squares into a 3-D scrubby. Stack them together and add an I-cord hanger to make the perfect take-a-break-from-yourworries-and-cares accessory.
yarn straight up inside first row of pins, around the 2 pins on top and straight down in the center of 4 pins, encasing the last 2 pins of that group. Then bring the yarn straight up between first and 2nd pin of first 3-pin grouping.
2nd Layer Turn the loom 90 degrees to right, encase the first 2 bottom pins. Repeat winding pattern as in the first layer (Figure 2), winding yarn between first and 2nd pin in each 3-pin grouping.
3rd Layer Bring the yarn around upper right corner between first and 2nd pin and then around middle 2 pins in the 4-pin grouping at the bottom (Figure 3). In this layer, you will wind yarn around first and 2nd pins of each 3-pin grouping until you have finished winding the 3rd layer. Note: For a step-by-step tutorial on warping the pin loom used in this
project, visit www.schachtspindle.com/ instructions/weaving/zoomloom.pdf.
Make 8 Measure the amount of yarn you need to weave the 4th layer by winding yarn around the outside of the pins 5 times (Figure 4). Cut.
Using the 6-inch needle and starting at lower right-hand corner and working right to left and then left to right, pass the needle over the first edge loop that was formed as the 2nd layer was wound
There are now 4 loops on top. Repeat for all layers, pulling the bottom loops through all the layers on top of it and exiting the first layer. You will have a total of 16 loops. around the pins and then needle-weave the layers together by passing the needle under and over the vertical warp ends (Figure 5).
Each pass with the needle starts out with the needle going down in the loop and then under and over until the needle exits in the bigger open space. Use a tapestry needle to weave in the beginning and ending tails before removing the fabric from the loom.
Cast on 5 sts.*K5, do not turn, slide sts to the other end of needle. Bring working yarn tightly behind sts; rep from * until I-cord measures 12 inches. Bind off leaving a 10-inch tail.
Find the point where the yarn crosses in the center of each square. These are the yarns you will pull up to gather the scrubby. Use the crochet hook to catch the yarns in the center.
Pull up on the yarn slowly to form 2 loops. The square will pull in from all 4 sides. Make sure that the loops are even with one another. Tie them together in a square knot. Repeat for all the squares.
Place 1 gathered square on top of another gathered square. Pass a crochet hook though center of the top layer. Hook 2 loops of the bottom layer and pull it though center of the top layer.
Divide the loops into 2 groups and tie in a tight square knot to secure the layers. Thread I-cord through loops. Using tail of the bind-off, sew the ends of the I-cord together. Adjust the I-cord so that the join is under the loops. Tie an overhand knot in the I-cord and push the knot firmly down to the top of the squares.
Constance Hall is a weaver, spinner, knitter, felter and dyer. She is an active fiber teacher and moderates the Zoom Loom group on Ravelry. Visit www.dyeology.com to learn more about her work.