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« on: October 31, 2007 02:40:23 PM »

I don't know if this is the right place to post this since you don't exactly have to knit this scarf but here goes...

I'll try to describe how to do this as best as I can.
You need a skein of yarn, any kind and color would do.
2 sticks, firmly placed about 60" away from one another. The legs of a desk or two nails on a broom stick will also do.

First you take your yarn and tie it firmly on one of the sticks and then just wrap it around the 2 sticks (legs or nails) always in the same direction. I used the legs of a desk. Make sure to leave out about a yard long of yarn to use for tying.

Once you wrap the whole yarn, tie the end and then cut little pieces from the part you left out and make knots on the yarn about 4" away from another.

As you notice, you'll have about 15 humps on the yarn. Now take your scissors and carefully cut from the middle top of each hump being extremely careful to leave a couple strands in the middle. And do the same from the below of each hump. The trick here is to make sure to leave about 8 strands uncut in the middle of each hump so your pompoms will hold in place and you won't ruin your skein. Sorry I forgot to take a pic while doing this Sad

Once you're done cutting, carefully take out the yarn from the sticks (legs or nails) and trim your pompoms to give it the fluffy look and you're done!
You can use more skiens to make fluffier pompoms or increase the space between the knots.

And now the action shot!

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007 02:56:53 PM »

this is cool - looks like my kind of 'knitting' - i.e. the impatient sort!! 

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007 02:57:22 PM »

Cool idea!!  I like the color you used.
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007 02:57:29 PM »

Hooray!  A yarn craft I can do!
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2007 03:46:33 PM »

 SO clever. Well that's Sunday afternoon planned.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007 01:51:46 AM »

This is an amazing idea! And it looks fantastic!  Grin When I first looked at the picture, I thought that you'd made each pompom individually!

« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007 11:52:26 AM »

it looks so nice!! but i couldn't understand how to do it Sad

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2007 12:45:06 PM »

it looks so nice!! but i couldn't understand how to do it Sad

Sorry... I'll try to explain again step by step.

1. Use the legs of a table making sure they are at least 60" away from another and tie one end of your yarn to one leg.
2. Hold the skein in your hand and start wrapping the yarn around the 2 legs from one leg to another. You will have two rows with a small gap bettween them as if you've slipped the legs of your table right in the middle of unwound yarn.
3. Once you're done wrapping, cut about a yard long of your yarn to use in the next step and tie the end of the skein to one of the strands closer to one of the legs.
4. Next, cut the yarn you set aside in little pieces and start tying the yarn leaving 4" space between each knot.
5. Take your scissors and working on each "hump" separetly, cut the strands right in the middle on the upper part of the hump (remember we had a gap in between) and then cut the strands on the bottom part. DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE SOME STRANDS UNCUT, IN THE MIDDLE OF EACH HUMP. Which means you'd have to leave a few on the bottom when you're cutting the upper half and some on the top when you're cutting the bottom half. (I know it sounds confusing  Undecided). They will hold the pompoms in place, as if you've weaved them together.
6. Once you're done cutting all "humps", slip the yarn down and take it off the legs.
7. Now you'll be holding pompoms held together with the strands you didin't cut. Carefully trim the pompoms to give them the fluffy effect. Again, be careful not to cut the strands holding them together.
I hope this was helpful...
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2007 07:53:25 PM »

Oh wow!  That's such a clever idea!

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2007 04:31:16 PM »

So cute! Thanks for explaining!

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