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how to make a fabric infinity scarf (in less than 15 mins)

Here’s a dead easy something to make. All you need is some fabric, needle and thread. I used my sewing machine as well, but if you’re Amish you can stitch it by hand.

I used:
3 pieces of fabric – two were 13cm wide and one was 16cm wide, but they all need to be the same length: 180cm.

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1. With right sides facing, and with a 1cm seam allowance, sew the long sides of the pieces together. All of them.

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2. You’ll end up with a tube.

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3.  Push your arm through the tube…

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4. … and pull the end of it through to the top.

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5. With right sides together, you’re going to sew the raw edges together, leaving a 10 to 12 cm gap.  (You haven’t turned the tube inside out yet).  It’ll look like this (the arrows are to show you where I left the gap):

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6. Pull the cowl through the gap in the seam til it’s all right side out.  Slip stitch the seam closed.  Give it a light press, and it’s done!

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At this length, and especially if you’ve used stretchy t-shirty fabric, you should easily be able to get it round your neck three times, if you want to. I generally wrap mine round twice, but you can also fold it in half and pull one side through the loop for a different look.

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and if for some reason you don’t want anyone to know it’s you, you can flip one loop over your hair and smack on some sun gogs…. 

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summer shoulder wrap

There are eight variegated shades in Vinni’s Nikkim cotton range (here’s her website if you want to see die hele reeks:

teals mixaubergine mix autumn mix blues mix greens mix greys mix purple mix summer mix

and here are some things I’ve made with them:

bangle   flower frame

skinny blue  skinny two

anne blanket

and here’s the latest, this time with the Summer Mix:

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wrap back         lindsay and jessie

The colours look better in the pic below, but it was very kind of my upstairs neighbour, Lindsay, to model my wrap for me this morning.  Jessie got a bit jealous though.

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The Scarf

I made the scarf again (or “The Scarf”, as I think of it now), this time in tomato with a slate gray edge.

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I would never have thought to order the tomato if it hadn’t been for Kathryn. (But I think we’d pronounce it differently, ya?) It’s pretty close to the brick red, but it’s got a nice juicy sharpness to it.

And guess what, the lovely lady in Wichita made one as well. Tamara chose blue and grey, and I think it looks stunning (and not least because she’s a damn fine crocheter!!!) She’s going to send some feedback on the pattern soon, and I know with her help the scarf kit is going to be a winner. Without her help, I think the pattern may as well have been written in Croatian for all the use it would have been to anyone. Except a Croatian, of course.

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verse

I thought I’d make a simple scarf,

Something pretty easy.

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I thought I’d write the pattern down

and did so, bright and breezy.

voila

I sent it off to Wichita

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with some Vinni’s cotton,

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So Tamara could check it out for me,

And see what I’d forgotten.

Long story short –

There’s quite a lot that I’d written badly.

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So I’m sitting at my pc now

Crocheting and scribbling madly…

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Happy Sunday, everyone !

arch mesh scarf

This took me four days longer than I’d anticipated. I hate it when life gets in the way of crochet.

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The stitch is called arch mesh and I think it worked really well for this scarf, which is essentially a long, narrow  triangle (150 cm wide by 28cm at the pointiest bit). I used plum in Vinni’s Nikkim cotton, and the edging (which is 3-ch picots, and I’m very chuffed with how it turned out) is aubergine.

As for the photo above – well, even picMonkey’s special touch-up tools couldn’t help me today, so thank goodness for text boxes.  As I was busying myself with this post, Alex came home with her friend Jenna, so here are some more pics:

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This project is going to be Kit #3, and I’ll be typing the pattern up and winding the cotton ready to send to Wichita tomorrow morning.

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