Not long ago I was chatting with a customer who was ordering sweater knit fabric. She wanted extra to make a scarf and this got me thinking.
You see, I love the new sweater knits and have already sewn two Tees using Burda 6611. It is simple, fast, loose-fitting and comfortable. The openness of the scoop neckline is flattering but when it gets chilly, I like the idea of having a cowl neck. However, if you get hot flashes, a cowl neck can be too much.
The perfect solution is a matching or coordinating scarf in sweater knit! You can wear it long for a little extra warmth. Or wear it doubled so it looks like a cowl and keeps the cold out. Or take it right off if you are too warm--something you can't do with a cowl neck.
To make the scarf you will need anywhere from 61 cm / 24" to .5 metres / 20" of sweater knit fabric. I used .5 metres for extra volume. The scarf fabric shown here is the same print as the Tee fabric but in a different colourway. But using the same fabric is also an option.
Here are the steps:
- Cut a length of sweater knit measuring anywhere from 61 cm to .5 metres. You will now have a rectangle of fabric the width of your fabric (about 152 cm / 60" by the length you cut).
- If the selvedges are really curly, press them flat or trim them off.
- With right sides facing stitch or serge the long sides together with 1/2" seam allowance to form a long tube.
- Reach inside the tube and grab the other short end. Pull the short ends together so that the tube is half way turned and the selvedges meet right sides together.
- Twist the inside circle opening exactly one-half turn.
- Stitch or serge the selvedges together leaving a 2" opening for turning.
- Reach inside the 2" opening and pull the scarf right side out.
- Hand stitch the 2" opening closed and you are done!
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