Thursday, December 11, 2008

A warm and Cozy Bridesmaid is a Happy One

It is the season for giving and if you are a bride on a budget this is a great gift, not just for the bridesmaids...but for everyone you know! I made this last year for all my girlfriends and future sister in laws and I have actually been requested to make more for christmas gifts this year! They are easy and best of all cheap! I purchased yarn from my local craft store and either doubled or even trippled the amount of yarn called for. I also love long scarves you can wrap a lot so I added a lot of extra length. These are fun to make while watching christmas movies!!! I added sparkley yarn to some, and ribbons to others. Play with the idea and have fun.

Image and Directions are from Marthat Stewart Living

Here's a cozy yet speedy project. Cut 12 pieces of bulky-weight yarn to about 1 1/2 times the desired length of the final scarf. (We used 140-inch pieces to make an 86-inch scarf.) Divide yarn into 4 bunches of 3 strands each. Tie 2 bunches together with a square knot, leaving 6 inches of fringe at end; repeat with remaining bunches. Pin the knots to a piece of foam board. Knot inner 2 bunches of yarn together, spacing knot about 1 inch from existing knots, then knot left and right bunches together. Alternate knotting the inner bunches and the left and right ones, spacing knots evenly apart, until about 6 inches of yarn remain on the end. Finish so that final knots mirror opposite end, and trim to even the ends.

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