Friday, October 24, 2014

DIY Knotted Scarf

Now it is the perfect time for Scarf .Inspired from the fall colors , today I am going to show you an easy and fun way to make your own scarf. The most important point to be noted is you need not know knitting or crocheting to make this scarf. Oh ya !! Hi-five !!If you are also like me, who does not know both of them but still urging to make your own scarf with your favourite colors or seasonal colors.Now to the materials.


Materials Required :

2 Rolls of chunky yarn (Each 55 yards)
Scissors
Rubber bands
Clothes pins (Optional)
Tape

There is no right or wrong way to chose the colors ,quantity or quality of the yarn. I used chunky yarn as I had that in hand.You can also use super chunky yarn for more fluffiness and also you can also increase the number of columns as desired.

Step 1: Cut as many 4 yards of yarn as possible from the 2 rolls of chunky yarn. I planned for 6 columns and each column has 3 piece of each 4yards . At the end, I had some extra yarns so I added them to the outer columns so it is 4  4  3  3  4  4 for each column.(Here the number denotes no. of 4yards for each column) I used clothespin to separate the yarns from knotting before actually starting the knotting process.


Step 2:  Tie a overhand knot for each column by combining all the pieces of yarn for that particular column leaving 3 to 4 inches at the end.Secure each column with tape so that it is easy for you to work .




Step 3: Wind each column of yarn into a spool with hand and secure it with a rubber band so that it is easy to knot and also prevents knotty mess between yarns ;). Unwind and wind as you go.


Step 4: Make a square knot with yarns of column 1 and 2 , 3 and 4 , 5 and 6  .Measure 2 1/2 inches from the previous knot to keep it even.



Step 5: Now to the next row of knots. Make square knots with 2 and 3 columns & 4 and 5 leaving 1 and 6 just like that.As said, the distance is 2 1/2 inches from the previous knots.


This is how the pattern looks.



Step 6: Repeat the same steps, till you run out of yarn and secure the ends as we did in the beginning.



The final scarf measured 2 3/4 yard and if you want to decrease the length you can tighten the measurement between the knots from 2 1/2 inches to 2 inches or you can decrease the length from 4 yards to 3 1/2 yards.You can also add more columns if you want more fluffiness as said earlier.

These yarns were on sale for a $1 each and so the total costs to make this scarf was $2.Even if you want to add 3 more columns then it comes $3 which is not a bad deal at all.What do you think ?

There are a lot many ways you can wear a scarf to create various looks.I will link to a you tube video where you can learn 25 ways to wear a scarf.

How easy was that ?? Will you try to make one ?If so what colors do you prefer.Is there any particular way you wear scarf. Share with me in the comments below.As always happy to hear from you.If you have any doubts feel free to ask in the comments or mail me at Vikalpah@gmail.com

29 comments:

  1. Yaay! I love this knotted scarf, it is so very lovely! I have been looking for more projects to keep my hands busy this winter, and I will have to try my hand (no pun intended) at this project. Thanks!

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    1. LOL ! You're funny Bethany !! Thank you for the comment :)

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  2. This would make SUCH GREAT GIFT IDEAS!!! Maybe just maybe... I will put on my creative hat and give a few of these as gifts :) WOOHOO

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    1. Yay!! that is an awesome idea Tamala :)

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  3. How neat!!! I've seen hair being styled in this manner, too, but I love the scarf idea!

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    1. Oh I see ! I am just wondering what will happen if the hair is square knotted.Will anyone will ever do that !! Did you say about the styling ?LOL. I went into too much imagination ;) Thank you Kristen :)

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  4. Wow! Great tutorial. Rory will love this. Super cute scarf. :) PINNED!

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  5. Beautiful scarf, thank, thank you for sharing.

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  6. This looks similar to macrame. A great scarf!

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    1. Is Macrame that easy Pam ? I should try it .Thank you Pam :)

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  7. What a great scarf - looks like a lot of fun to make.

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  8. Yay looks like something I can actually do! And what great gifts these would make too! Thank you for sharing at the Merry Monday Link party!

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    1. Yes !! You are right Amanda !! They are great gifts to give :) Thank you :)

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  9. So cool! Thanks so much for linking up at Creative Spark Link party. We hope to see you back today to link up. http://bit.ly/1u6M892

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  10. What a great scarf! I would make it in black and yellow for my Pittsburgh Steelers. Stopping by from the Home Matters Link Up!
    ~Bonnie

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    1. Stunning color choice Bonnie :)Thank you :)

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  11. So great to see macrame making a comeback! Thanks so much for linking up at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. Tamara, I think macrame is different. These are basic knots. :)

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  12. Hello from Home Matters. What a fantastic idea. It's no sew so it's perfect for my daughter and I to do.

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    1. Absolutely ! I am sure you guys will have a great mom & me time :) Thank you Erica :)

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  13. It turned out great. Looks pretty on you :) Pinned it :)
    Roopini,
    Let's Make It Lovely

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  14. It's a BEAUTIFUL scarf Sahana :)
    I'd love to wear it myself !

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  15. So happy you stopped by a few weeks ago at my Fabulous Friday Party and it was really nice to meet you here at the party! Your scarf is so cute and hope you had a great Halloween.
    Stop by this Friday for another Party Thanks Maria

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