As promised, I have pictures of the scarf. I might even call it a cowl. I think that it is the perfect density. You know how there are those scarfs that are just a little too dense? I was trying to make it light but ebkind of bulky without becoming that dense, rough kind of scarf that can only be hung over your shoulders. It was such an easy project to do. If you had any old sweaters or hunks of material, you could totally make yourself anything. I think that the value of material and fabric is Highly overlooked by most people. Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!
Here is how it’s done:
You will need: old garment(s), scissors, sewing machine, basic sewing notions, a scarf that you would like to use as a template.
I cut my sweaters up into about 5 inch by 5 inch squares. I cut where ever I could get a full square. I even cut parts of the shoulders and added those pieces. They had pretty decrease stitches in the knitting pattern.
I took one of my scarves that was about the size I was looking for. I used a large square one. It is the kind where you fold it in half diagonally and then wrap it around. I used this scarf as a template.
For some reason, after cutting my squares, I had a TON of the squares in brown. I really wanted to use the striped-blue sweater pieces for the scarf. I used the majority of the blue pieces laying them out on my template scarf, and then added the brown pieces alternately in a pattern to fill the blanks. I faced all of the squares knit side up.
I used the zig-zag stitch, on overlapped pieces to sew them all together.
After they were all sewn together, I couldn’t really decide how I wanted the scarf to look. I had planned to have the scarf be similar to my template scarf. But after sewing it all together it was slightly undersized, in my opinion. I folded the fabric in half (right side in), and decided to sew along the edge to create a tube. I Flipped it inside-out and used the ribbing and button strips from the blue stripey sweater to cover the edges of the tube scarf and create a way to fasten it together.
Sew, sew, sew! and you got yourself a crafty, re-used, spectacular scarf or cowl!
I love cowls. They remind me of playing WoW with my sister. Good times..
By all means, Justine