Wednesday, December 17, 2008

No-Knit Scarf in 25 Minutes

When cash is scarce and so is time - Martha to the rescue.

The hardest part of making this scarf was choosing the yarn.  Seriously, I was in Michael's longer than it took me to complete the project. Believe it or not, I made two of these babies in an hour for a grand total of $2.60 (used my 40% off coupon).

Martha's tutorial said to "pin knots to foam board."  Clothes pins and a Where's Waldo book worked like a charm. Once in the scarf-making groove, it was reminiscent of making friendship bracelets with embroidery floss.  '80s flashback, anyone?  Girls just wanna have fu-UN!
First I made the scarf on the left with the recommended 12 stands of yarn, quickly realizing it would be too skimpy.  I suppose my yarn wasn't "bulky-weight" enough.  It's going to be gifted to a child.  Mr. Intensity wanted it; thankfully I was able to convince him that pink was for girls.

On the right: 24 strands (6 bunches of 4 strands to a bunch) and I tied a few extra "fringes" on the bottom.

Photos are complements of Mr. Intensity.

4 comments:

chrys said...

it looks great! thanks for sharing! i may try this...

chrys

John and Pam said...

You are amazing!!! Great job!

Julie said...

Yeah, good job!!!

Chrissy said...

That's awesome! I'm trying to learn to knit, but if that doesn't work out I'm definitely going to try this.

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