I fell in love with some scarves in the past few days. Maybe it’s the polar vortex we’ve been sucked into! It has been so cold that even my knitted scarves have not quite done the trick. But on the other hand, we’ve been short on cash. So I needed a scarf that would keep me warm, look good and not cost me a ton.
So we went to JoAnn last night to see what there was and I needed a measuring tape for the sweater I’m knitting. As I was walking past the remnant section I noticed a ton of fleece sitting there. I grabbed 2 remnants. One had a beautiful pattern and the other was plain purple. I grabbed some yarn to increase my madness and the measuring tape. Steve added a soda and a snack for himself and my total was $21.
The first step was to even the edges out on the fleece. I used a cutting mat to hold the fleece still while I trimmed the edges so they would be straight.
Once the edges were straight. I folded one end slightly and made several small snips across the folded edge. This made for a line of slits across the short end of the scarf.
The next step was to measure off lengths of yarn. Honestly there was no rhyme or reason to how long I made these pieces for the fringe. I used the table width as a guide and found that it was a pretty good length when it was folded in half. Each slit needs at least 2 lengths of yarn for the fringe. Hold 2 or 3 lengths of yarn together and fold in half to make a loop. Pass these loops through the slit in the scarf:
Pull the ends of the yarn through the loops and pull tightly:
Repeat until each slit has been fringed. At the end I found that some of my lengths of yarn were slightly longer than others so I gathered the fringed ends together and evened the yarn loops together and trimmed the ends:
The final result was a scarf that I just fell in love with. I then used the purple fleece and a different yarn to make matching scarves for Rachael and myself. To make 2 scarves out of one piece of fleece I simply cut a portion off the edge to make a thinner scarf for Rachael.