Handmade Scarf Swap 2015


Another scarf. I know, I know, you’ve seen scarves before on my blog (infinity scarf here, plaid flannel scarf there). But wait, this one’s different!  How?  I’m glad you asked…

IMG_6020This scarf is part of Sew Caroline and Sew Bon‘s Handmade Scarf Swap of 2015! Essentially, in this scarf swap, 200 people volunteer to make a scarf and send it to a total stranger who makes a scarf for someone else.  Each person involved makes a scarf and receives a scarf, but doesn’t make it for the same person who gave them their scarf.  Make sense?

I’m glad I didn’t have to do any of the organizing.  I just entered my contact information, and then magically, a few days later, my recipient’s contact info appeared in my inbox, along with her Instagram account name. She lives in Florida, so I didn’t want to make anything too warm (there goes the flannel idea). I decided to keep it simple and make a knit infinity scarf out of a fun fabric. I tried to pick a semi-neutral color, so the scarf would be versatile.  My main goal, though, was to make it warm and cozy, so I used one of the softest knits I could find.

There’s not much to say about the construction here.  IMG_6034You can find all of those details on my black and white circle scarf post. I did confirm, though, that a circle scarf can in fact be made out of less than 2 yards of fabric.  Why do all of the tutorials online say you need 2 yards?  If you have a fairly wide fabric, you can use 1 yard (or 1/2 yard even) and just fold the fabric in half with the cut edges together. From there, the process I used is identical to all of the tutorials out there on the interwebs.

The scarves are due in the mail on Tuesday, but I sent mine out this morning. I hope you like it, fellow swapee!

Pattern: n/a
Fabric: 1 yard of burnout knit from Joann’s
Cost: $9.00 
Time: 1/2 hour

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