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« on: July 22, 2008 01:15:22 AM »

So its really cold here, coming into winter and i have been wanting to make a scarf for a really long time, except i cant knit! so whats a girl to do?

Well i brought this natrual wool (sorry dont know the technical term) in grey and cream from spotlight, and followed the instructions here:

http://www.marthastewart.com/good-thing/no-knit-scarf

this is what i came up with! it was sooooooo easy! and i have received several comments, a friend told me she saw a very simular scarf for sale for $50!! Mine cost me less then $6! Woot!

on to the pics....


scarf draped over my couch

doubled over

single wraped

end of scarf

let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008 02:51:36 AM »

What a great idea! I'm bad at Knitting so this is a great project for me! Well done
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008 03:26:43 AM »

Awesome! I love Martha Stewart.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008 05:46:53 AM »

That scarf is really nice, I would love to make one.. but here in the tropics I would get some funny looks..

I work at Spotlight... lol..


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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008 08:31:45 AM »

I acctualy saw that project the other day and passed it up.
Was it an easy project?

Have you tried washing the scarf?

PS. I looks fab! It really does look store bought!
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008 09:06:49 AM »

I really like that scarf! I think I need to make myself one!
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008 09:34:09 AM »

Wow, I'm inspired!  I'm going to try this with some cool ribbon yarn that wasn't knitting up the way I was hoping it would...oooh, some chenille yarn would be cool, too!  I'll post pics when I'm done  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008 01:37:57 PM »

This is fabulous! I keep putting off learning to knit (though I'd really like to) so now I can do something to hold me over... Of course it's nearly 100 degrees here in NJ right now but that gives me plenty of time to perfect before it's cold enough to rock these.  Thanks for the tute!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008 02:56:33 PM »

Hi all! thanks for your loverly comments!

it was very easy to make, took less then 30 min, i havent tried to wash it yet, i would only handwash it anyway  but i like how fluffy and soft it is so i wouldnt want to risk it!

i'd love to see what other people come up with!
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2008 07:53:28 AM »

Thanks for passing this idea on!!! I love your version of it, and the Martha link is quite helpful. I've been wondering what to do with all that yarn in my stash...  Cheesy I'll post a pic when I'm finished!!




UPDATED: Didn't quite turn out as I expected!! I didn't have any super-bulky yarn in my stash, so I doubled up each strand using less-bulky stuff. Still, though, when I tried to make the scarf, it ended up just being flimsy and weird. Bummer!! I ended up tying my knots a little bit tighter and making a narrow band of ... something?  Tongue If I'd been more patient, I might have made it into a belt. I'm not, though, so I have a ... bracelet. Kind of.



Knot that holds it on



Macro closeup





Not nearly as good as yours... but I guess the moral of the story is that this only works with REALLY bulky yarns!!!


Also, how did you keep the long strands from tangling as you worked it? I ended up rolling the middle 2 up around my hands to make it more manageable, but it didn't work very well.
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