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Topic: How to keep the neck warm on those cold winter nights.... Denim Scarf!  (Read 5990 times)
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andi_sunrider
« on: November 08, 2005 06:14:37 PM »

Okay, so originally I was thinking that I would weave a purse, but didn't have enough time to make a loom kind of thing, so I decided to make something totally different! So I cut two pairs of jeans ($2 each from the thrift store) into 1/2 inch strips, trying to stay on the grain as much as possible, and sewed all the peices together with the sewing machine with a quick zigzag and backstitch. Then I spent several hours knitting them up! I had to purchase new needles, size 15mm, and was amused that the needles were more than the jeans....

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A closeup of the closure, with a button I stole from my sister that just slides through the loose knit.


So the way I sewed them together, I alternated between the light and the dark, so it created an awesome design, I think:
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Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out, and am contemplating how it would work with other materials.... Cutting the jeans out took a long time, I think it would have been much easier if I'd been cutting straight from fabric. This challenge has totally been awesome, I'm glad this theme was so awesome and has produced so much awesome and original stuff!!

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2005 06:59:16 PM »

woah. thats really cool
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2005 07:49:19 PM »

That's great, awesome idea!
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2005 11:59:59 PM »

Sewing the pieces together must have been a hell of a job, but the knitting I bet was very rewarding. Great!
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2005 01:34:58 AM »

Sewing the pieces together must have been a hell of a job, but the knitting I bet was very rewarding. Great!

The most time consuming part was snipping the threads, actually, the sewing on the machine was a snap! It was really fun to knot; I actually haven't knit anything in about four years, so I'm glad it's pretty even!

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2005 10:25:45 PM »

such a fabulous button..... the scarf's pretty cool too!
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2005 10:48:38 PM »

Wow! That seriously rocks! Is it warm?
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2005 08:13:00 AM »

I'm so glad you did this. I was going to do the same thing but got frustrated with the getting the width right and the guage, that I gave up. Yours is wonderful. It makes me want to give it another go.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2005 01:32:03 AM »

I'm so glad you did this. I was going to do the same thing but got frustrated with the getting the width right and the guage, that I gave up. Yours is wonderful. It makes me want to give it another go.

Funnily enough, I totally guessed, and ended up going with the midrange priced needles. I went to this specialty knitting store, and just stood there looking at the needles for awhile. The salesperson asked me what I was looking for, and told me that the yarn should suggest a needle size. When I told her I was knitting 1/5 strips of denim together, she "smiled and nodded" and left me to my own devices. I should really go in there again while wearing this....

Wow! That seriously rocks! Is it warm?
It's really cosy, actually, as as it's so thick! I can adjust it a bit, too - the tighter it is around my neck, the warmer it is, so if I'm cold, I just button it up through the stitches in a different place.
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