I've worn it quite a bit but as a "bright colours" kind of girl I thought I might give it a quick upgrade for 2014. I must stress that I had my sister-in-laws permission for this, we spoke about it this Christmas and she is completely on board.
It is made of a lovely soft bouclé type wool, and looks like it was made in garter stitch. It measures 30cm x 134cm (12" x 53")
I am going a bit pom pom mad at the moment. I learnt the quick, wrap round your hand technique from Creature Comforts Blog youtube video just before Christmas and taught our daughter whilst she was home from Uni. I came home from work one day and she'd spent the day making loads, using up all the little bits of wool we had that wasn't really any good for anything else. We used them to finish off all our Christmas gift wrapping this year.
I digress. I wanted to make BIG pom poms for this scarf and found this brilliant method from www.vintagerevivals.com.
I used one 100g ball of bright blue DK wool to make 2 big pom poms...
... following Vintage Revivals instructions.
I took one of the long ends, threaded into onto a big old needle and did a big running stitch along one end of the scarf.
I pulled it tight and tied a knot with the other long thread coming out of the pom pom.
I gave it a couple more knots to secure and trims the ends off to match the rest of the pom pom.
On reflection a chunkier wool might have been better, certainly quicker I think, but I just love this vivid blue with the grey.
This was a really quick project, I did it start to finish whilst watching The Incredible Hulk with my boys (apparently they were shocked to discover I'd not seen it yet and thought it needed remedying asap)
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