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Title: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 14, 2006 07:45:51 PM
This is a scarf I made a few months ago out of hundreds and hundreds of strips of scrap fabric. I just tied the strips together, making for a very raggedy look, and knit it entirely in garter stitch. This is one of the more gratifying (and mind-numbingly simple) things that I've knit. It has little bits of metallic fabric through it randomly to add some glitz.   :D


The scarf in its entirety.


Close Up #1


Close Up#2


...And modeled by yours truly with a cool flower pin.

I really hope you guys dig it as much as I do!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: xhappymex on June 14, 2006 07:52:02 PM
I love this!!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: junquette on June 14, 2006 08:01:41 PM
very very cool!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Faren on June 14, 2006 08:01:58 PM
This is really cool, and bonus points for reclying!  Now I have something else to do with my scraps.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: suede_oh on June 14, 2006 08:19:40 PM
dude...
i remember you making this.
and i remember ripping the pieces off in good ol' pages room.
im going to miss that room.
still this is a sweet ass scarf. like... its my favorite one youve made.
well that one and the caterpillar one you made.
yeah man.
and the picture of you is NAICE.
im so tired.
 :D
but i think this face is cute.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on June 14, 2006 08:25:32 PM
I love recycle projects the best!! The scarf is as lovely as you are!! Adorable! And the pin looks very vintage and highlights you scarf well!!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: roxybadoxy on June 14, 2006 08:51:53 PM
that is so cool! like you don't even know! haha i love you! and you are very pretty!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 15, 2006 08:00:17 AM
I love recycle projects the best!! The scarf is as lovely as you are!! Adorable! And the pin looks very vintage and highlights you scarf well!!

Lately I seem to be most inspired by recycled projects...it's become a slight obsession. Now I need to find something to do to use up a good portion of my yarn stash. I have some good yarn that I'm just not interested in anymore. I was thinking about maybe having a little mini-swap with a few good people. Unloading some stuff we don't like anymore and getting some new stuff in return.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: GoldfishGirl on June 15, 2006 08:50:46 AM
That is -made- of win.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Rylizbeth on June 15, 2006 09:43:40 AM
Very cool. Great recycling idea. Beautiful scarf, lovely model  :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: krafty_kelly on June 15, 2006 11:22:51 AM
I dig it, I dig it.  What a great idea.  How long did it take you??


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: policyoftruth on June 15, 2006 12:19:20 PM
Great idea! After reading this I started making a scarf out of an old shirt of mine. I can't wait to see the result.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Sewer Rat on June 15, 2006 12:32:52 PM
Your scarf is amazing!  It's beautiful!   I love the fabrics and pin you chose.

How long  and wide were the fabric strips?  What size needles did you use?  I'm guessing you used metal or plastic needles. 


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: isabellovesme on June 15, 2006 04:09:46 PM
that is a really beautiful and amazing way to make a simple pattern into something extra special. way to transcend!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: yellowblanket on June 15, 2006 04:19:14 PM
this is truly lovely! and what a good use for scraps! :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 15, 2006 09:06:46 PM
Thanks so much, all of you. I only worked on it for a few days. 3 or 4 at most.
I cut my strips of fabric about 2-2.5 cm. wide. Length isn't really an issue.

From what I can recall, I did this on US11 needles, although bigger ones probably would have been more appropriate (I used the largest needles I had at the time).

<3


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Evil_Abbe on July 04, 2006 05:13:45 PM
^5!

have you had any problems with unraveling?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Maggi on July 04, 2006 06:41:58 PM
Oh my gosh! I've been knitting for about 9 or so months now, and this is awesome! I love it.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: powerserge22 on July 04, 2006 08:12:55 PM
This is basically the most amazing scarf I have ever seen. And I've seen my share of scarves. I'm def. going to try this! Props. ;D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on July 04, 2006 09:59:36 PM
No problems with unraveling at all. :)

You do get a few little strings on your clothes every now and then, but it's not too much of an issue. It all depends on your fabric I suppose.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: FUSHIA QUEEN on July 05, 2006 12:04:44 AM
I LOVE IT I ALWAYS HATE TROWING STUFF AWAY I AM SUR EIF I START NOW I'LL BE DONE IT IN TIME FOR WINTER


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: agrafikartist on July 05, 2006 05:38:55 AM
This is so clever, may I ask what size needles you used?  Or, dows it matter?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Knit~It~Good on July 05, 2006 05:54:07 AM
It's very pretty. Thats a really cool idea, Knitting with fabic strips. I must try someday!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: misshawklet on July 05, 2006 09:54:45 AM
its lovely and the colors are great!  I am working on a rug using the same idea.  Its a LONG project, like its under my couch and I pull it out every six months or so.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Sarie23 on July 05, 2006 10:25:28 AM
Wow, that's awesome!!  :D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Kerry Berry on July 05, 2006 11:35:00 AM
Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat!  I need one.  Maybe my mom has some fabric she wants to get rid of...


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: geekette on July 05, 2006 12:14:12 PM
beautiful scarf!  looks liek it would match everything.   :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: leynafaye on July 05, 2006 01:20:07 PM
How long were the strips of fabric that you tied together?  and how wide did you cut them?

It's absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to make a rug using the same technique!
 ;D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: SoonFamo-Artiste on July 05, 2006 01:29:38 PM
very neat


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on July 05, 2006 02:16:57 PM
Thanks so much, all of you. I only worked on it for a few days. 3 or 4 at most.
I cut my strips of fabric about 2-2.5 cm. wide. Length isn't really an issue.

From what I can recall, I did this on US11 needles, although bigger ones probably would have been more appropriate (I used the largest needles I had at the time).

<3

Sorry for quoting myself, but this has all the information in it that a few of you inquired about.  :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: astrid terydactole on July 05, 2006 04:24:35 PM
i really really like this.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: lauren le dinosaur on July 05, 2006 07:17:54 PM
YOU ARE SO FRIKIN ADORABLE!!!! and the scarf is magnificant!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: CraftyLittleDevil on July 05, 2006 07:48:12 PM
That is so funky! The pin goes really well with it too.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: voguegirl on July 05, 2006 11:42:28 PM
This is amazing, I would totally buy something like this, as I have no patience for knitting.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: roseinbloom1023 on July 06, 2006 07:18:58 AM
so cute!  I love recycling projects...right now I'm knitting a tote out of plastic grocery bags.  knitting is so versatile...get anything into string like form and you can just knit away!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: varandra on July 06, 2006 09:11:30 AM
Oh wow! That is just gorgeous! I've been thinking of making something similar, but haven't gotten to it because I haven't had any "long enough" rags... How obvious it seems now, I'll just do like you did, tie together my short rags!

I love the bright combination of colors!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: BlankGirl on July 06, 2006 09:31:28 AM
ive seen this done(with rugs and stuff) but i think yours is the most beautiful!!! congrats on that!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on July 06, 2006 09:46:01 AM
Thanks again, everyone! If any of you make something like this I'd love to see it. :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: ninja_knitter on July 07, 2006 06:26:17 PM
very nice! i am inspired to finish my fabric knitting projects -

i goes perfectly with the brooch by the way


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: witchybelle4u2 on July 07, 2006 06:51:14 PM
Great idea. :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: rachikus on July 07, 2006 08:55:59 PM
that is lovellllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy.
so pretty,
and sparkley.
and i liiiiiiiiiiike iiiiiiiiiiiiit.
*that was all in a sing-song voice*
tee hee.
you are excellent
*bows*


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: eskimokisses4mme on July 08, 2006 10:54:43 AM
thats so cute!
i bet it would go with everything!
man i wanna know how to knit soo bad
i think ill teach myself this year.
idk. maybe.
LOL
well anyways thats really cute!
and i love the pic with u and it...and the pin..looks like a headshot!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: zombienerd on July 08, 2006 11:21:26 AM
great idea!  cute cute cute...you and the scarf!   ;) 


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: erinlydia on July 08, 2006 10:57:50 PM
Guuuurrrl,

You are too brilliant!!! You need to like, win an award or something, okay?


erin


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: missamorphosis on July 09, 2006 06:13:38 PM
That's awesome!
I don't knit, but maybe I'll have to try to crochet one sometime. I love it.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: minivanmomma on July 09, 2006 11:32:25 PM
sooo pretty! i have to have one - will make one! Time to loom knit :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: lil_ballet_girl on July 10, 2006 09:27:12 AM
Your scarf is such an awesomness ;) Plus your pictures look very professional!!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: mushieduck on July 10, 2006 12:25:26 PM
OMG this is great... looks like it must have taken a long time to make ;D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: caffeinatedair on July 10, 2006 02:32:13 PM
That's so cute-- I love how colorful it is!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on July 10, 2006 03:01:12 PM
Thank youuuu!  :D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: oranginaqueen on July 10, 2006 08:01:49 PM
that's so rad! i love it! :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Narimasu on July 10, 2006 09:45:33 PM
I knew there was a perfect project out there for the quilting scraps I've been saving!! Great idea!!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: TamKing on July 11, 2006 06:39:35 AM
What an excellent use of scraps!  I love unique things!!!!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: shelovedyoufirst on July 11, 2006 12:38:01 PM
oooh
I'm going scrap hunting through my bag now and see if I can do this


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: osewcute on July 12, 2006 01:28:10 PM
SOOOO beautiful, I know what to make with all my scraps. I Love the idea of adding the glitz with small amounts of yarn.  :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: skootymiss on July 14, 2006 06:25:28 PM
Great scarf! I think you've just inspired me to try to knit again...Garter is the only stitch I know.

That is a lovely pin and the model is very cute too.

Thanks for posting!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: VictorVenefic on July 16, 2006 02:14:39 AM
I have to say, this scarf is so awesome that I made my own. Not as good as yours of course. :P


Mine has a nasty habit of shedding threads of fabric though. Does yours do that as well?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: andy8715 on July 16, 2006 01:21:44 PM
i'm really diggin this scarf  ;D i wish i could knit worth a crap.  :'(


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: pirateviolet on July 18, 2006 11:36:56 AM
That is so beautiful!  It definitely doesn't look "mind-numbingly simple".


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: misssparkle on July 19, 2006 11:39:36 AM
this is gonna sound sooooo stupid but i really dont have a clue how to go about doing this....

im very new at knitting and attempted this yesterday and cut a few strips up and tied them together and i couldnt even cast on the knots were getting in the way there was no way it was happening, is there anyway u could put a tutorial together for a very simple mind haha cheers x


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on July 19, 2006 01:09:55 PM
this is gonna sound sooooo stupid but i really dont have a clue how to go about doing this....

im very new at knitting and attempted this yesterday and cut a few strips up and tied them together and i couldnt even cast on the knots were getting in the way there was no way it was happening, is there anyway u could put a tutorial together for a very simple mind haha cheers x

It sounds to me like the needles you're using are too small. What size are you using?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on July 19, 2006 01:34:01 PM
I made a scarf just like this but instead i used yarn scraps
its really fun


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on July 19, 2006 03:27:58 PM
Can you post it? I'd love to see it!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on July 19, 2006 07:04:30 PM
ill do it soon im without the use of my laptop for a week so i cant get on as often so ill do it soonish ill post the link here when i do it =]


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: misssparkle on July 20, 2006 10:10:55 AM
the ones i attempted it were with UK size 7s (the large 7s) but there was no way it was gonna happen even if i tried my UK 10s which are huuuge....

what am i doing wrong i feel stupid and it was such a wicked scarf! :-s


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: di gigi on July 21, 2006 06:55:58 AM
lovely!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on July 21, 2006 02:39:28 PM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=108864.msg1037297#msg1037297


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: purrpower on July 23, 2006 06:48:18 PM
This is a scarf I made a few months ago out of hundreds and hundreds of strips of scrap fabric. I just tied the strips together, making for a very raggedy look, and knit it entirely in garter stitch. This is one of the more gratifying (and mind-numbingly simple) things that I've knit. It has little bits of metallic fabric through it randomly to add some glitz.   :D


The scarf in its entirety.


Close Up #1


Close Up#2


...And modeled by yours truly with a cool flower pin.

I really hope you guys dig it as much as I do!

this is a great recycling idea and it looks very hip and beautiful.
Great job,
PUrrrrrrr


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: lalaloveyou on July 25, 2006 04:54:15 PM
that looks lovely! question. what type of camera do you use?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on July 25, 2006 05:02:14 PM
that looks lovely! question. what type of camera do you use?

Those pictures were taken with my old Koday EasyShare DX4530. It's a 5 megapixel camera. I just got a new camera a few weeks ago and I love it and would absolutely reccommend it to anyone. It's a Sony CyberShot and it's a 6 megapixel.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Tinkerbellforever on July 26, 2006 11:39:52 AM
I remember making something like this once. yours is lovely..I'm going to have to dig it out and put some of my scraps to use. :p I have a drawerful. :D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Funluvnrockrchik on July 28, 2006 10:48:10 PM
This is such a pretty scarf... i absolutely love it!!


And you are very pretty too :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
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Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Kpuppy on July 29, 2006 10:07:23 PM
That is a super cute idea. Wow. I love it.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: april_cocaine on July 30, 2006 09:36:15 AM
I love it! I'm currently using up some scrap fabric in a similar way. I'm making sqaures to turn into a quilt.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Dulcinea on July 30, 2006 04:10:33 PM
We (my daughter and I) loved this so much, we went on freecycle in our area, and came home today with 5 bags of scraps - so now, to tear strips and let her start knitting...


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: CinDLuWho on August 01, 2006 08:29:18 AM
Now I know what I can do with all my scraps that are too small for quilting, but I hate throwing away.  Great Job!  Thanks for the awsome idea!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: eskimokisses4mme on August 01, 2006 08:43:30 AM
Hey! I'm making one right now, of course i dont know how to knit but i know another way to do it, it wont be as tight as yours, but i learned how in 4th grade, anyways i was wondering how long the strips of fabric were? because i can get the ones that are 2-3 inches to tie together, so they have to be about 4-6 inches...is that how yours was too?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: TheTinker on August 03, 2006 05:36:50 AM
Brilliant idea and looks great on you.
How did you tie the fabric together? Did you just tie one corner to another with a knot?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: gypsysoul3 on August 04, 2006 01:00:43 PM
i'll be the millionth person to say how fabulous your scarf is....i just moved to the east coast from hawaii, and while moving my husband saw my giant bag of fabric scraps and was like, "you're keeping those?"
so, now i must, must, must have this lovely scarf, if not only to say "why of course i need them!" to him. :)
now i can wear scarves in the winter, i'm stoked! thanks for the inspiration!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: trinashere on August 08, 2006 06:00:49 AM
I started and ripped out a bunch of knit projects - it's hard to teach yourself from books and what not. Inspired by the absolute beauty of this simple project. This was officially the first knit garment I actually completed. I am proud and my scarf looks great! Thanks for the idea!

-trina

: :-->-


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on August 08, 2006 07:43:24 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: knithippie on August 08, 2006 10:09:48 AM
This is such an awesome idea... I love it!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: i.hate.cooties. on August 08, 2006 05:42:03 PM
That is SUPER DUPER nice! I know you posted it a while ago but hey..i needed to say something! That is a lot like the kind of rug that i would love to have in my room, and you did a super good job. I cant get over it, lol its really good! ;D ;D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: trinashere on August 09, 2006 05:07:34 AM
so in case you care to see my first knit project (thank you how_german!)



trina


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: disfordelicate on August 09, 2006 06:52:46 AM
Woah, you are too cute.

I just learned to knit like yesterday... I'm still not to keen on the purl stitch, so I think I am going to give this a try.

Wonderful work!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on August 09, 2006 09:35:41 AM
Your scarf looks so good!  :D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: trinashere on August 09, 2006 11:02:00 AM
Thanks! I actually gave it to the intern at work because she's leaving soon. So now I have to make another one for me!

-trina


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: kimski on August 10, 2006 12:46:25 AM


Great work trina.  :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: cindy_23492 on August 17, 2006 10:58:39 AM
 :-* I LOVE IT!!!
I know you said that you used "hundreds" of scraps, but is it leaning more to 200, 500 or 800? How long did it take you to collect all the scraps?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on August 17, 2006 12:01:49 PM
Honestly, I don't know how many strips of fabric are in this scarf.
I just used fabric that I had in my stash. I didn't really collect fabric with this in mind. Everybody accumulates stuff at a different rate. Sorry I'm not of much help.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: veggie on August 21, 2006 11:42:10 AM
I started one of these last night (yours is sooooo cool!) after I had about 5 inches done of it, I was showing my husband and he asked if it was a hot pad!!!

So now my family refers to it as my hot pad scarf!!

Thanks for the idea!!

Veggie


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: someotherlah on August 21, 2006 04:23:30 PM
That is breathtaking.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: SanAntonioLauri on August 23, 2006 07:40:18 AM
This is gorgeous!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: ShowLola on August 27, 2006 08:13:06 PM
This is gorgeous...  I'm going to try and make one that's vaguely monochromatic.  Thank you for such a beautiful and useful option for all of those old concert t-shirts...


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: trinashere on August 28, 2006 05:31:47 AM
I made another one out of all black fabrics - satin, velour, muslin and a spandek that had eighties style sequins embedded in it. It turned out quite lovely.

-trina


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on August 28, 2006 12:20:32 PM
Word. I'm glad I could be of such inspiration to all you guys!
<3


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: debbie9707 on August 31, 2006 09:33:47 PM
Hi, I love your creation, just my kind of thing!  Im doing one now,  How many did you cast on and what size of needles did you use?  Im using all of my strips  of fabric that I had tore from fabric to get a straight edge.. I have three balls  the size of oranges to use for something.  Im a fabric whore, and I cant throw away any strap.
Debbie   


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on September 01, 2006 11:19:38 AM
I used US11 needles. I don't remember how many I cast on, I think either  12 or 14 though. Hope that helps!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: debbie9707 on September 02, 2006 12:48:57 PM
Love,love love this scarf!!  could you tell me how many cast ons and how long you made it?
Thanl you Debbie


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: darkeyed_angel on September 03, 2006 06:07:19 AM
whoa. that inspired to relearn knitting again!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: muppet_baby on September 05, 2006 07:47:57 AM
Hi, just wanted to say the pics totally inspired me and I started one straight away. I've got a terrible habit of starting and not finishing things though, but fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on September 05, 2006 09:45:12 AM
::crosses fingers::  ;)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: itsnikki on September 05, 2006 02:50:13 PM
That's a pretty scarf! And a cute idea.:D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Delectably Deviant on September 06, 2006 08:51:11 PM
What a great idea!  And a lovely result. ^_^


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: loserchick88 on September 10, 2006 12:08:21 PM
this is such a RAD scarf!!!!
it's like...the scarf I've always wanted...but couldn't figure out how to do
I'm in love :D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Ms_Brightside on September 10, 2006 02:07:39 PM
Incredible.

You have inspired me to knit a scarf like that.



Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Amie.v on September 16, 2006 02:28:10 PM
Oh golly gosh,
I tried to make one but my fabric was thick and not streachy and i broke my knitting needles! :-[ LOL.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on September 16, 2006 04:16:42 PM
what kind of needles did u break?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Zia on September 16, 2006 08:23:32 PM
wow that's very eye-catching.  way to go with recycling!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: IndieChic on September 20, 2006 10:43:18 AM
I love it


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: mai on September 29, 2006 06:20:00 AM
that's one cool scarf!  i wish i had a lot of scraps laying around!  guess i better do more projects & create scraps  ;D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: court on October 07, 2006 06:54:02 PM
I love this scarf. You have inspired me to make my own. You could really sell that!

courtney


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: katebug48 on October 07, 2006 09:26:31 PM
How awesome!  I want to crochet one  :D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: katie_hun_t on October 08, 2006 08:49:18 AM
my mother make a very similar work, but very much classic, let me take a picture and i post for u

Katie


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Andrea Shuman on October 12, 2006 08:37:53 PM
Cute Scarf.  It could pass for being handwoven.  I Like the different colors.

Cookie
Hayward, CA


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: danabanana on October 15, 2006 08:08:41 PM
Okay, so I made mine awhile ago, and I'm thinking it's a little to rough and scratchy. I used all cottons, except for the sequins, and i'm wondering if i wash it in *COLD* water, if it will be ok. Do you think that's a good idea? I just want to soften it up a little.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on October 16, 2006 05:46:40 AM
Yeah, mine is a little bit on the scratchy side aswell and I used all soft fabrics. Washing it couldn't hurt, but I'm thinking it's all due to the tension. If I ever knit another one I'm thinking I'll definitely use significantly larger needles to make it more open and loopy.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: calilove127 on October 16, 2006 08:02:28 AM
that is absolutally fantastic!  i def. want to grab some scraps and make one of those now!!!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: danabanana on October 16, 2006 06:40:11 PM
I've never found needles bigger than US 11... I'm going to search online to see if I can find some.  Yeah, mine is definately due to the tension, but the cottons are none-too-soft as well. They're very stiff. I'm going to soak it overnight in fabric softener/cold water, and let you know what happens.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: miss_mom on October 21, 2006 08:39:39 PM
I'm late to the party here - but is it very heavy (weight wise)? And is it really stiff, or just mildly stiff? A little stiff is ok, I think. I have a set of size 13 needles that I was thinking would work good with this. Thanks for the inspiration!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on October 21, 2006 08:44:22 PM
It's not TERRIBLY stiff, just mildly. It would soften up with time, though. As far as weight goes, it's a little more dense than your average scarf, but not by much. Size 13's wouldn't be bad for this project although I think if I were to do it again I'd use at least 15s. I'd want it to be a lot more loopy than it is.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: gypsysoul3 on October 25, 2006 04:56:46 PM
i noticed that mine was getting kinda heavy (and slightly stiff, though i'm hoping a few washings will help that)....but that gave me an idea, i have a heap of old tee's that i'm planning to cut up (cut the pictures off of or whatever) for quilts, and then use the scraps from that to knit a tee-shirt scarf. that might be more light weight and more stretchy than stiff.

just an idea right now, though....


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: ubergoober on October 27, 2006 07:28:37 PM
Omg this is great!!! I'm just learning how to knit so I think I'll wait a bit before I try this one but it is definitely in my to do list!!! 


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: nimwe on November 04, 2006 08:42:25 PM
hey i love it,i am going to have a go thanks for the inspiration.hey for old tees i cut them into strips and make rugs out of it,using size 15 mm wotks great,give it a go.blessings


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: kai on November 05, 2006 10:45:55 AM
I love your scarf - its super pretty. Does it feel nice on?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: catwhisperer on November 27, 2006 07:45:38 PM
Used your scarf as an inspiration- thank you so much for sharing it!  ;D

(Sorry this pic is so massive- still figuring out how adding photos & stuff works...)



Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on November 27, 2006 07:54:58 PM
Very sweet! Are those strips of t-shirts?


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: MorbidKnits on November 27, 2006 08:16:41 PM
SWEET!!
That scarf is very neat.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: pollymazur on December 09, 2006 06:20:56 AM
You are much cuter than the scarf, which is darn cute.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: cindy_23492 on January 02, 2007 03:24:58 PM
i noticed that mine was getting kinda heavy (and slightly stiff, though i'm hoping a few washings will help that)....but that gave me an idea, i have a heap of old tee's that i'm planning to cut up (cut the pictures off of or whatever) for quilts, and then use the scraps from that to knit a tee-shirt scarf. that might be more light weight and more stretchy than stiff.

just an idea right now, though....

Great idea! I'm trying to learn more about tee shirt recons right now, and I think I saw that in Tease. Will have to try it :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: ashleigh on February 18, 2007 04:51:18 PM
gorgeous


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Hylas on February 18, 2007 08:16:41 PM
That is beautiful.  Great job recycling.


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: lady_cyanide on February 20, 2007 12:22:17 AM
that's scrap-a-licious!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Eliea on March 06, 2007 07:20:57 PM
I realize this is a old thread but I found your scarf through a wist listing. It's absolutely breathtaking! I got out all my scraps and started hacking them into strips... I couldn't believe how much there was! I have nearly a grocery sack full! And I haven't even cut up all the fabric yet! I still have some metallics to cut and tons of cotton! I did decide that knots were probably too much for me as a newbie knitter. So I got out my portable sewing machine and zig-zagged stitched the pieces together. So far this is my "ball" or "yarn":

With my fist for reference:

And in my hand for size:

I'm not even halfway done yet! This is going to rock so much! Thanks for inspireing me!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on March 06, 2007 07:38:20 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: mochiko on March 07, 2007 08:52:24 PM
I have never seen this thread before but wow!! I just love this idea, and it looks wonderful! You look adorable in it! And Eliea, I really can't wait to see how your scarf turns out, it looks like you have some really pretty scraps :)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Eliea on March 08, 2007 11:53:25 AM
And I bought my size 15 knitting needled yesterday.  :D I have 10's but  I figured I'll have enough fabric yarn that I can do the 15's first. Yes I read all the pages of pages of posts to read So_German's replies to every question.  :D I'm a bit of a nut that way. ;)


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: MCSarah on June 01, 2007 11:49:02 AM
I'm new to craftster, but I just had to respond to this thread.  The fabric scarf is so inspirational! 

What sorts of fabrics did you use?  I have a TON of polyester that I have no use for, and was wondering if it would work, maybe not for a scarf (it would be too itchy!), but for a rug?  Thoughts?  I would really like to find a use for this polyester!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 01, 2007 12:13:47 PM
Most of the fabrics I used in my scarf were 100% cotton (or a cotton blend).  I'm sure that polyester would be suited for a nice rug (but then again, what fabric wouldn't be?)

I say go for it, and definitely post your results!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: quirks_and_kooks on October 27, 2008 01:29:36 AM
That is super cute, what an awesome idea, I think I'll have to try it one day!


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: anne_11 on January 14, 2011 08:41:00 AM
I enjoyed watching these beautiful scarf creations! Very practical and artistic. Great job guys!  


Title: Re: Colorful Raggedy Scrap Scarf! (IMG HEAVY)
Post by: Tinselfairy on March 19, 2011 11:24:28 AM
This is a work of art! I love it to bits, I cant wait to try one out now.
  :-*