We love Rike Feurstein. Her hats are sick and her chunky knits are lusciously bold and amazing. And when we saw her Dylan scarf, we thought it was genius. A scarf that didn’t require knitting? Sign me up! We love to knit but it can be time consuming and time is money, right? Here is our attempt at making a no-knit scarf for those cold days ahead.You’ll need:
– a 6oz skein of soft yarn
- leather scrap
- 7/8″ velcro squares
- a pair of scissors
– a ruler
You’ll start by transforming a skein of yarn into a hank of yarn, which is yarn that is loosely wound into a large ring shape and then twisted. To make a longer scarf that can be doubled up around the neck, set two heavy chairs side by side. Cut a 3 inch piece of yarn and reserve for later. Anchor the yarn to the top of a chair and start wrapping the yarn tightly around the chars (the tighter the wind, the better). Once your done, gently pull the hank off the chars, twist it a few times and lay it flat on table. Tie the start and end pieces around the yarn to keep the hank together. Tie off a 3rd section of the scarf with the small piece of yarn you cut earlier, dividing the hank into thirds. (Click images to enlarge)
Cut 3 pieces of leather at approximately 1.75″ wide and 4″ long. Stick 2 velcro squares to one end of the leather with both layers attached. Tightly roll the other side of the leather towards the velcro, hiding one of the three tied off sections of the hank. Repeat the same steps for the other two sections. Feel free to use a glue gun or leather glue in place of velcro.
Voila! A plush scarf that didn’t involve knitting. Super easy!
(top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)