Yep, you saw that correctly – I made another scarf!
(I kind of have a thing for scarves, can you tell?)
I was searching DIY Scarf videos on YouTube and decided to make
something like the stretchy blue one seen here:
I liked the curled edges, and thought it would be a quick, easy project.
While Laur’s scarf was ‘no-sew’, I wanted to give mine a ‘proper finish’. Since this was my first time handling a knit, I had to start by doing a bit of research. In the end I had to use a regular needle and foot, but I can see how the ball point needle, walking foot, and a serger would all be beneficial.
Of our three jersey knits, I adore NY Circuit in Ashen the most!
To make the scarf, I simply cut off a generous half-yard, trimmed all the sides,
and joined the short edges in a seam.
Creating the scarf was not quite as easy as I anticipated. Knits are tricky. And, the design wasn’t printed precisely perpendicular to the selvedge, so after some fussing I broke down and cut the fabric according to the mat, rather than the design.
My scarf is about 56 inches around, since I used the width of fabric. You can see it’s too big to wear without looping, but twice around is perfectly cozy and sleek.
Well, there you have it: a scarf that is SEW EASY to make!
Definitely a gift that is inexpensive, quick and fun.
Happy holidays, everybody!!