The beauty of this design is that the looks you can achieve are endless! Starting at the finish line, here's the scarf I just made:
All Scrunched Up:
Several Views of a scarf made from Knits
These are all the same scarf; the shots give an idea of how
much variety you can get from one scarf!:
Cut and sew scraps of fabric together, so that you end up with a circle.
Remember that final scarf will be half the dimensions you start with.
In this case, the pieces were about 18" wide, and once pieced together,
the total length was about 9' long.
This will give a finished scarf of about 8" x 4.5'
Unfortunately I don't have photos of the final steps, so hopefully the words will suffice. If I make another one (and I think I will), I'll try to document the details in pictures.
Fold your scarf in half lengthwise, RS together and stitch, leaving an opening large enough to reach in and turn the scarf right side out. Reach through the opening, pull the scarf RS out, hand stitch the opening, and you have a scarf with endless possibilities!
Some Random Notes: Silk is always a yummy option for a scarf, but I've found that you can't get the scrunchy look to stay in place with silk. Knits will hold the scrunch very well. For the black and white scarf, I used a variety of fabrics: Silk, Silk/cotton blend, cotton/nylon blend, and a heavier brocade - the brocade gave it the "oomph" to hold the shape if you want a scrunchy look.
Regarding gifts, I have to say that my Very Favorite gift-sharing gathering is a white elephant or gift-stealing sort of event, where the guests draw a number, and gifts are opened one at a time, starting with #1, and subsequent numbers can either open a new gift or steal one that's already been opened. Politeness and gentility have no place in such an event!
Last night I had the pleasure of attending a sewing-related gift grab, where laughter was abundant and the gifts (most of which were lovingly handcrafted) were ah-MAY-zing! My b&w scarf was my contribution, and I went home with this bundle of delight, assembled by Mary Lou:
And, IMHO, it isn't possible to have too many pincushions! I also can't wait to try those "fork" pins - they look intriguing! I'll report on their effectiveness when I've had a chance to use them. :)
My sewing motivation is definitely in high gear right now, so I'm going to go get lost in the sewing room for awhile :)
Are you sewing gifts lately? Do you have any great ideas for fabric scraps? (Now is definitely a good time to blog about them, if you do!)