So Many Scarves

So there are lots of ways to make scarves.  I make, generally, 3 kinds: knitted, crocheted, and sewn.  All are fun to make and each scarf seems to have it’s own personality.

Here are some that I have around my house (for sale!) that I’d like to show you.

Knitted:

imported 7.8.15 591  imported 7.8.15 599  These two are knitted in basketweave and really look great!  They are warm and long enough to wrap around you a few times.  Knitted scarves probably take the most time for me to create.  I love knitting, but I’m not a speed knitter.  **Speed knitting will be a topic I tackle next week.

colorful scarf   This one is a cable scarf that was knitted with multicolored yarn.  It’s light but very warm.  I just love how cables look on a scarf.  The first scarf I ever made as a gift was a cable knit scarf (for my mother-in-law!).  🙂

Crocheted:

7.14.15 stono purls 044 7.14.15 stono purls 040This one is a cute shell crochet scarf.  Its very light, very soft and really cool looking.  I crochet a lot faster than I knit, but it still takes some time.  I love taking a crochet stitch pattern (even for a blanket or wash cloth) and transforming it into a pattern for a scarf.  Some patterns I have to reverse in order to work them because I’m left handed and most are written for a right handed person.  Most patterns are reversible and I don’t have to bother changing.

7.14.15 stono purls 027 7.14.15 stono purls 031  This one is called entrelac tunisian crochet, I read somewhere that it means interlace in french (you connect the blocks as you make them) but I can’t find that anywhere now… so that might not be right.  I LOVE making this pattern.  Blankets done this way look really cool!  I’m thinking of using this pattern in red and black and creating a checkerboard.  Neato!

**side note on this…. these 2 pictures are clearly different colors.  These are actually the same scarf.  It’s actually teal and gray.  It’s difficult to show true color to a customer, but I like to take my photos outside to use natural sunlight to get as close to the real color as possible.  Weird, right?

Sewing:

I like to also sew infinity scarves.  This is one I made today to show off a sewn scarf.

20150722_180439  Sewn infinity scarves (the way I make them) are VERY lightweight and are more for fashion than for warmth.  I wouldn’t wear this out now, but even in September, when it’s still pretty warm in Charleston, this would be fine to wear without being a sweaty mess.  I like using lightweight cotton for these – with so many patterns of fabric to choose from you can really make one to match any outfit.

Well, I hope you liked the post on scarves… this is just the tip of the iceberg here.  There are so many scarves out there (and that I’ve made too) that I haven’t even touched on.  Seriously – there are more than I can even process in my little head.  If you see any that you like, but you’d like it in a different color or fiber let me know… I LOVE custom work!

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