A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 297,454
Currently Running With Scissors:
303 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2] 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My Father's Pants Make a KILLER HOBO Scarf...  (Read 17598 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
olga
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2005 12:08:58 PM »

Thank you everyone, your comments made me feel lovely.

Ok, now for the tute:

1. Steal a pair of your fathers nice work pants. I used a greenish gray color.

2. Undo the hemming, and cut from the bottom up in a spiral fashion. Cut in the thinnest strips possible. The first time I made mine too thick and even on size 19 needles the scarf was turning out too stiff and thick. I think the width I cut it down to in the end (the second time arround) was arround 1/2 of an inch. All the little pieces of pant fell apart from each other because of the two sewed sides of the pant leg. I just tied all of them together, some with larger knots, some with smaller, for variety.

3. I used size 19 needles, and just knitted it up in regular garter stitch, knit on both sides.

4. The beads, I got from Michael's. They are plastic pearls that came in a bad of three assorted sizes. Just grabbed a needle and thread and began to sew them on however I saw fit. It took maybe two hours. Just one bead at a time.

5. Then I searched all over my house for something that could be used as fringe and stood around pondering what looked better. Then I just tied/sewed/knitted/braided all the stuff to the ends of the scarf, and voila, the masterpeice is complete.

If I haven't been clear about something, please feel free to ask.
Thanks again
THIS ROCKS   Logged

malachite
Offline Offline

Posts: 25
Joined: 03-Feb-2005

another day on the high sea's


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2005 12:30:39 PM »

Thas so awsome i want one , somday i must learn to knit
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Jazzybelle
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2005 12:32:37 PM »

It could be crochetted just as easily.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

***I love personal swaps!***
ph33lth3lov3
Offline Offline

Posts: 669
Joined: 09-Apr-2004

*when in doubt go duct*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2005 01:16:18 PM »

that is amazingly beautiful. i have found love.
you really think it can be crocheted? i think i will try- maybe my dad has some old pants.
it looks like something from a really expensive boutique.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

let me see your gila
http://www.gilabuttons.com -your one stop button shop
Jazzybelle
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2005 01:54:58 PM »

Yeah. Crochet it lengthwise instead of widthwise (is that a word?). Since it's just pants material, it'll still have the same sort of "dirty" look to it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

***I love personal swaps!***
everybabyweeps
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2005 01:56:25 PM »

totally inspiring and amazing.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
olga
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2005 02:08:02 PM »

I bet it can even be knotted together, no knitting or crocheting involved. Sewing on the beads has nothing really to do with the knitted fabric, so knotting it together would be no problem. I would just take a bunch of the pant strips, tie them together, maybe braid some of them, twist others. and then knot the whole thing together, in pieces, or all in one go. Kinda messy and contemporary looking.

Maybe something resembling this http://www.junglephotos.com/plants/lianas/lianaknot2.html

Ok, that picture is bad, and has nothing to do with scarves, but it's the closest thing I could find on the net in 5 minutes.

Thanks again for the complements
THIS ROCKS   Logged

malachite
Offline Offline

Posts: 25
Joined: 03-Feb-2005

another day on the high sea's


View Profile
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2005 04:20:29 AM »

great now i must learn to knit and Crochet
THIS ROCKS   Logged
skullseamstress
Tutorial Contributor

Entrepreneur Crafter
Offline Offline

Posts: 682
Joined: 13-Jul-2004

We can't stop here! This is bat country!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2005 07:35:04 PM »

I am usually NOT a beads person, but those beads really make it! Very very nice.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
olga
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2005 09:27:31 PM »

Thank you, I'm not a bead person myself, but felt this scarf needed a little something something.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2] 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Rainbow Hot Dogs
How to Upgrade Your Burger with Pimiento Cheese
How to Make Slow Cooked Ham and Eggs
Daphne Oz’s Mexican Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
Perfectly Pretty Lace Pancakes Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Provencal Inspired Quiche
@Home This Weekend: Buzy Bee Activity Chart
Craft Challenge #103 Announced - Foodie Frenzy 2

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.