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About the Scarf

Awhile back, around this time of the year, I was busy making scarves: big ones, little one, keyholes, wraps, and more.

Especially fun, for me, was a bunch of Super Bulky scarves I made for gifts and moi. At that time, there were all sorts of skinny, very long scarves on the fashionistas about town.

So using Pt. 5 type yarns and size 19 needles, I fashioned a bunch of these and spread them far and wide.

Two remain in rotation here at Chez Chic but this weekend they underwent a silly little transformation that was a new breath of life in their wear: they became cowls…


Simply sewing the narrow ends of the scarf together with a piece of worsted yarn now made a necklace, a super-long, skinny tube that was so long, it could be wrapped three-times around for a layered excellent look:


What was fun? Any of those layers could be grabbed and worn over the ears; or they could simply be arranged for maximum warmth (and, boyo, do we need it today: “Winter weather advisory for snow showers, high winds and falling temps. Very windy and sharply colder. Temperatures fall to 21 by evening. Late-day winds chill drop into the zero-to-15-degree range. West to southwest winds increase 20 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 50 mph developing. Cloudy with snow showers and 1-2″ totals. Powerful winds are likely to send snow airborne, which could affect visibilities in open areas.”).

SInce I can’t stay inside and hide (and, boyo, do I ever want to!) one must gird one’s loins, and Neck, and get out there! (No, no, no!)

Here’s the scarf up close in all its colorful glory:


It took about 84 yds of yarn and measures 70″ around.


7 responses to “About the Scarf”

  1. Susan says:


  2. Seanna Lea says:

    I’ve been using my uber big HP scarf, but I might want to make something like this. My HP scarf is a little too long for my winter coat and is fine with a trench coat.

  3. Maytina says:

    Very nice!!! I can see it being a fantastic cold-weather wardrobe staple!

  4. meg says:

    I like!
    Your hair looks lovely, too. :)

  5. Rosemary C says:

    Thanks for the nifty scarf idea. Thanks again for the mondo cable hat pattern. I brought 12 of them to church today for our Giving Tree, along with a bunch of scarves. I am sure they are going to brighten someones holiday season and give them as much pleasure as I had making them. I did save a bright red one for myself!!! I hope you enjoy this beautiful time of year, and that you will have many more patterns in 2010.

  6. Michele says:

    I purchased Maximus and made one this weekend using Woolease Thick and Quick. It’s a little more cowly than I’d like and I was wondering what yarn you used for the version on your blog – it seems to have more structure and stands up a bit more than the version I made. I’d like the next one I make to have that structure for those cold blustery days when I”m walking the streets of NYC :) Love the pattern and am looking forward to making more – perfect for last minute gifts!!!

  7. Rosemary C says:

    Two posts in one day!!! (I am not a stalker) This scarf/cowl idea is brilliant. Went through my scarf drawer today and changed 3 long scarves into cowls. They suddenly look new and fabulous. I was so excited, and my husband was trying to understand how exciting this was. I finally had to phone knitter friends to share the all around brilliance of this simple idea. I mean: these could be gifts. Would they recognize my perfume on them? Gotta go. More scarves to transform.

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