Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tip of the Morning Tuesday~Easy DIY Yarn Scarf

This is a great last minute gift to make and give to the women in your life. One of the knitters at my knitting group was wearing a great looking scarf with all kinds of colorful novelty yarns in it. I asked her about it and she took it off to show our group and wow this is the easiest scarf in the world to make! You do not even have to know how to knit, crochet, weave or sew. All you need is to tie a knot in the middle! That's it, super duper easy peasy.
Yarn scarf with a variety of yarns.
To make a scarf you will need to gather a variety of yarns together. Think colors and textures to give this scarf it's pizzazz. I used ribbon yarns, eyelash yarns, chenille yarn, mohair yarn, ladder yarn (called train track too), yarn with glitter or metallic strands in it and just some plain worsted-type yarn.

Measure each yarn length about 80-inches and cut. (This measurement is a starting point, you can cut your lengths of yarn shorter or longer as you desire) Stack the yarn on top of the next one. Use as many strands of yarn as desired and as many colors as you want to. Once you have a good amount of yarn knot the bunch of yarn in the middle and that's it! You can trim the ends to even them up a bit if you want to. 

To wear the scarf you fold it in half, the knot and loop will be at one end, wrap around your neck pulling the fringe ends through the loop. Adjust on your neck as desired. 

Hints and other tips:
  • Use a variety of colors and textures
  • Try using just one color family such as blue and gather a variety of textures and shades in the blue family
  • You can make more knots, as desired, throughout the scarf besides just the middle knot. If you decide to make more knots, then be sure to cut your yarn longer
  • Don't knit or crochet? Don't have a yarn stash that you can pull several yarns from? Why not get together with family or friends and each of you can buy a skein or 2 of yarn to share and then make the scarves together as a group
  • Ask some of your knitting or crocheting friends for some leftover yarn if you don't have any yarn 
  • Buy all the various yarns that you want to use and make several yarn scarves until you run out of yarn

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6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. It sure doesn't get easier than that.

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  2. Very interesting scarf. I think my daughter would wear this kind of scarf. I don't have a lot of novelty yarns, I will have to see if I can find some after Christmas on sale.

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  3. It is so cool. Easy? Looks like I could handle it and do some "stash busting" in the yarn scraps. Love the texture of the different yarns.

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  4. This is such a fun scarf and I really like your idea of getting together with others to share yarns and textures. Fun...Festive...Fast...Fabulous! Thank you for sharing this last minute gift idea. Creative Bliss...

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  5. I love the texture look and the colors in the scarf:) Have a lovely day!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  6. I just found this post, I found it through Pinterest. This scarf is so colourful, I love it :) Thanks for sharing with us how to do it !!!!

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