October 17, 2010

I'm only taking this off to shower


I think I have answered one of life's great mysteries: how can I wear a patchwork scarf while still having yummy softness around my neck?  I'm not sure there are words to describe how perfectly soft this knit is. I don't know anything about knits, or what kind of knit this is, but I wish I did. I want to live in this stuff.


Ingredients: a half yard of super soft knit from the remnant rack, 20 almost-one-inch hexagons



Recipe: fold the knit in half the long way, right sides together, stitch up the open sides, leaving a 3 inch hole in the middle of the long seam. Turn right side out, stitch hole closed by hand.  Applique hexagons. Apply to neck. Let out a deep sigh.


I had planned to applique the hexies on a skirt. Then I saw Jen making her scarves on sewing night and had to acknowledge that summer was indeed ending. I did not follow Jen's sage advice about sewing the scarf into a loop to keep the toddler from yanking on it, and so I was nearly throttled this afternoon. I then discovered the super short double loop shown above so my life is no longer in danger.

12 comments:

Quiltjane said...

One can never go wrong with a hexie accessory. Tres Chic

Cheri said...

Really smart looking!

maree said...

Love the scarf - what a neat idea adding those cute hexagons. Just gives it that something special. Bet you are going to be cosy this winter. Ciao

Linda said...

It is great! A true "one of a kind." Just wait for all the compliments and people wanting one just like it.

Fat Chick Design said...

Nice work!
My guess is that is merino or an alpaca blend.
I have so many scarfs, I never wear any of them.
I am a really hot person generally, must be all the natural layers! ;)

MarĂ­a Cristina said...

Beautiful work ... and fun Scarf history of the Rat!!
I have not practiced quilting ... soon will hear ...
A hug!

Sharon said...

Looks fun and comfy! Enjoy!

Mama Pea said...

Very lovely! I really like it and wish I could wrap myself up in it right now!

Sand and Sunshine said...

I love scarves. Not much excuse to where them here, but I do love them.

orchidlover said...

Great scarf. I'm off to the fabric shop to find some soft jersey

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Betty Crocker Ass said...

It's so pretty! I love the hexagon touch. You should totally still do the hexagons on a skirt. then you'll match! Too much?

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful scarf!

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