Warm and chic…my neck is happy
Hello again! I finally can share some real content. Goodness, it’s been too long. I have been in a crafting black hole. Sadly, when I don’t have enough time to sleep, I don’t have enough time to craft. BUT – it’s COLD outside and a woman has needs. And this woman needed some new scarves (which I know is a ridiculous claim from a knitter.)
If you remember THIS POST…
Here’s what I was doing with all of that fabric:
It’s the Patchwork Scarf from Denyse Schmidt Quilts.
I adore this scarf and the pattern. It’s foundation pieced using free-hand cut strips of fabric. That’s right! After you cut your foundation and backing fabric, the rest of it is just you, the fabric, and a pair of scissors. It goes together very quickly – and if anyone is out there looking to make a last-minute gift, I highly recommend this pattern.
I encountered two “issues” while making the scarf.
1) You have to iron between sewing each strip. Keep your ironing board close and your iron hot lest you end up wearing tracks in the carpet between your sewing machine and the laundry room as I did.
2) Apparently I cannot remember the difference between F-words because I bought Fleece when I should have bought Flannel for the backing. S’ok though, because the fleece makes this scarf super warm and snuggly.
But wait, if one is good…isn’t TWO better?! Of course!
I loved my first scarf so much, I had to make another in browns. This way, I have a scarf that matches whatever I’m wearing. Sure, I could be a good person and give the second one away as a gift… Nah! I modified this one a bit to make it longer by 12 inches (broad shoulders) and slimmer by an inch (short neck) and the proportions hold up really well. And plus, this time I bought the right f-fabric…flannel!
These are wonderful winter scarves. Warm and snuggly but still very chic looking. I think the wool suit material really elevates the pattern so that a patchwork piece suddenly becomes very sophisticated.
Don’t you agree?