Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Wonder Scarf

I've been doing a little knitting in the evenings again. Not every night, but just here and there and I've been looking for projects that don't require a lot of yarn. I have lots of leftover skeins in the craft closet and it's nice to find something to do with them.

Wonder ScarfThis particular project is from Coco Knits, they called it the Fear of Commitment Cowl because of all the ways you can wear it. I'm showing two different styles but they have half a dozen chic ways to keep warm with this beautiful little gadget.

Wonder ScarfThe whole trick is the button. It's not a regular, stay-put button but two buttons linked together with elastic string so that you can wiggle it through the knitted stitches and hold your scarf in place in various fashionable ways. I'm showing a picture below because it kind of took me a bit to picture what the directions were saying.

I didn't have any toggle buttons on hand so I'm rather proud of my little artsy hack here made out of Sculpey clay and the end of a paperclip. Instant toggle button. I'm like the MacGyver of knitting.

Wonder Scarf
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16 comments:

Chris said...

Thanks. I never would of thought of doing a button that way. I think I'll try it on one of my crochet projects.

Shelly said...

Love it. Go McGyver, Go!

The Source said...

You're so talented! I wonder how difficult it is to teach yourself to knit or crochet? I've always wanted to try it, but it seems so hard. Are there books with detailed instructions or do I need someone to show me?

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

"I'm like the MacGyver of knitting."

You must add that to your profile. Hilarious!

Wendy said...

The MacGyver of knitting, that cracks me up!

mamabearscubhouse said...

your talent is annoys me!

just kidding, McGyver:)

melinda

mamabearscubhouse said...

and my typos annoy ME and i'm
NOT kidding! lol

melinda

midwest mama said...

Even my 9-year-old chuckled...I didn't know he knew who MacGyver was. Your blog looks great, I'm jealous.

Melissa said...

That is very ingenious (both the original idea and your adaptation)!

Terresa said...

"I'm like the MacGyver of knitting."

I'm not debating with you on that count. :) Knit on!

Marielle said...

Beautiful and love the gray!

SarahHub said...

I love this scarf! I used to knit a lot - I miss it. This could just inspire me to take it up again.

Robin Sue said...

Hi Michelle thank you so much for the Stumble today. I appreciate that!! I really like this scarf and hope that if I send this link to my MIL she will make me one. Also the new look to your site is wonderful, it really gives me that Alaska feel, so homey and refreshing! Have a great night.
Robin Sue

Sam said...

what a fabulous way to secure a scarf - even though I don't knit, I do have a bunch of scarves - I need to get me a toggle button!!

exotic1 said...

I just love it~! I'm forwarding your email to my mother. I want one~!
I crochet and she knits.

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

Ok, "I'm like the MacGyver of Knitting" is like the best comment ever.

PS: that scarf is neat-I might have to try that one. I've been on a knitting hiatus for a while. . .

PPS: It was good to finally meet you at Blissdom