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susank
« on: December 09, 2003 05:07:01 PM »

Well, I made this a while ago, but Heather Joy just gave me good prompting to put this up.  

I had a huge argyle sock collection from years of thrifting.  I couldn't bear to throw away the holey ones, but they became bad enough that I couldn't wear them with shoes anymore.

1.  So I cut the foot part off, or as far up as I needed to, to get rid of the holey area.  I also cut the tubes open to make rectangles.

2.  I laid the sock rectangles out in a configuration I liked, then sewed them together, end to end, to make a long strip.

3.  I laid this almost-scarf onto a piece of polarfleece, which I then cut out.  I actually needed two pieces of polarfleece sewn together in the middle, cos the thing is soooo long.

4.  I sewed 3 sides of the long rectangles together, right sides together.  Then flipped it right-side-out, folded the last (short) unsewn side in, and sewed all the way around the whole thing, making a tiny gutter.  This helped the thing stay flat.

5.  Finally, I used red acrylic yarn and a big metal yarn needle to make little ties, keeping the two rectangles together.  Decorative & functional!

The finished product is very thick, wide around the neck, and loooong (as you want it).  Here are some images.  Feel free to ask me any questions about contruction!

http://www.punkchick.com/images/argyle_scarf1.jpg

http://www.punkchick.com/images/argyle_scarf2.jpg
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ctm
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2003 08:30:14 PM »

that's SOOO cool.
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binny
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2003 09:06:35 AM »

Kudos!  That looks so neat!  I totally love argyle.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2003 09:49:37 AM »

I love it! I have argyle socks in the same condition that I push back to the back of the drawer-- now I know what to do!

How long and wide did your scarf turn out?
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yardenxanthe
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2003 10:19:15 AM »

Yay, thanks for posting, susank! I love this scarf so much!

I have had this project open from your webpage since yesterday and it makes me happy every time I look at it.  Now I just have to decide which of my holey argyle socks to sacrifice!
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2003 10:29:04 AM »

That's an awesome example of recycling! Nice job!
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2003 08:02:45 PM »

What an awesome idea!!! (And it looks so comfy, too!)
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2003 09:16:14 PM »

Thanks!  You're inspiring me to put more stuff up.  So the finished measurments are 7" wide and 103" long.  The length sometimes gets me into trouble (car doors, thriftstore floors) but it's worth it, and it's wider than most scarves, but it's particularly snuggly.

Please note the worn patch in the top half of the top pic, in the reg & grey sock.  That's my fave pair ever, and no way was I going to let any go to waste!

This project is surprisingly speedy, given the stretch of all the involved materials, so don't be daunted!
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2003 01:17:32 PM »

So cute!! I love it. I now know what to do with all my old cutsy socks with hello kitty on them!!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2003 09:42:18 PM »

oh my god.  that is literally one of the cutest things i've seen on here.  my boyfriend is an argyle FREAK, and now i know of something better i can give him aside from just a few pairs of argyle socks.  thanks!  
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