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« on: December 12, 2005 01:33:56 AM »

so there's this scarf on anthropogie (http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=9029&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=357&iMainCat=336)
that I love. It's not knit or crocheted, which is why I'm throwing it here.. if I'm wrong, feel free to move it whereever.
is it really as simple as it looks, a ton of different strands of yarn, ribbon, etc, seperated into three chunks and braided together? somehow, I doubt mine would look that awesome. What do you guys think? I've already asked my mom to nag her friends into giving me 6 or 7 feet of yarn scraps, not sure how many I'll actually need to get it looking not skimpy. whoo!

hey, a girl can dream, right?
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005 01:40:04 AM »

It does look like ribbon and yarn that is just braided together.... wow.... and they're selling it for $58.00??? Why wouldn't someone craft that themselves for that price? They're nuts!

Anyway, I think that it's bee-oooo-teee-full!  It would make a great last minute christmas gift! Thanks for posting the link and the idea!  Smiley

(eta:) And I'd love to do this as a craftalong.... gotta finish a few other things first, but I'll join ya in about a week or so....
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005 08:51:11 AM »

It looks like some of the strands are knitted (i-cord), or crochet chains.  It also looks like some are just a buch of strands of yarn twisted together.  I think you could get pretty much the same look without knitting or crocheting, though.  I think it will take a lot of yarn and ribbon scraps, though. I hope it comes out well.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005 10:55:16 AM »

yeah, I think I'm just going to play around with it. the results I get will probably not be the same, but that's the fun part!

hey, a girl can dream, right?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2005 03:48:36 PM »

I'll have so many yarn scraps after I finish some of my other gifts, and this looks like such an easy and pretty way to use them!  I'll definitely give it a try in a few days.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2005 03:50:47 PM »

oh wow. that looks so beautiful. i'm seeing ones made with color themes.. ooo yes! My mom just ordered a ton of cording to make handles for some cell phone cases.. maybe I'll steal the left overs in a few weeks. this is so awesome. please post pictures if any of you try this!

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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2005 03:56:45 PM »

I think I'm definately going scavaging through my cupboard to make this!! Such a fab idea for lonely left-over bits and bobs!

« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2005 07:00:40 PM »

I saw this post this morning and fell in love with the idea of the scarf. So simple but so beautiful and different. I have an obscene yarn collection so I took a strand of each and categorized it into three bundles then braided:
1) red, black, gray, white
2) anything containing green (I like collecting variegateds that have mixes of purples, pinks, aquas and greens)
3) royal blue, purple and pinks
The only yarns I took more than one strand of was a couple of variegated ones that didn't show all their colors with just one length.

Here are the results - it is slightly skinnier and longer. It wraps around my neck twice and since I only buy soft yarn it is super cozy and actually usefully warm. I loved the long fringe tails so I kept that aspect.


The three strands.

Braiding (annoying because of the long tails)

Finished! It is long!

Closer up of the finished scarf

Fringe - This shows the colors and texture well.

I'm definitely thinking of making more of these. The idea of doing color themes is great. I think I just might try that. Since I told everyone they are getting a scarf for christmas (because I hate christmas shopping but love yarn shopping) this might be a good project for some of the people I have left. My best friend always wears blue so that would make a perfect scarf. I think I would also love to try knitting or crocheting skinny strands and making the braid just from that.

(BTW this is my first post but be sure that you'll hear from me again soon Wink )
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2005 07:11:52 PM »

I made one of these using yarn, ribbon, and lace. I'm especially happy with how it turned out! It's cream(yarn), pale yellow (yarn), teal (ribbon), white (yarn), tan (yarn), light blue (yarn), and brown (ribbon). Now, I'm wishing I had access to digital camera.
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2005 10:27:50 PM »

ahh... I LOVE it. I'm doing this immediatly when I get home. craftyrat, how long were your strands? Originally I was thinking that just randomly taking strands wouldn't look good, but yours came out great! I'm soooo excited.

ducktape_diva, I plan on using ribbon and such too, I just need to actually get it. I'm glad it came out well!!

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