Have you heard of this trend? Apparently, no-knit scarves are all the rage! For both knitters and non-knitters alike, the no-knit scarf is a simple way to achieve a scarf made out of cozy yarn, without all the work of knitting.
I’m planning on using this Cupcake Yarn from LionBrand.
So how is it done!? Read on for the easy tutorial.
- 6 oz. Skein of Yarn
- Leather Straps
- Black Velcro Squares
- Leather Glue (Optional – Can be used in place of the Velcro)
Since you’re not actually knitting in this project, you don’t need to focus on yarn weight or gauge, simply choose a skein of yarn that you find the most appealing. Be bold in your color choice. Autumn and Winter tend to be dreary and overcast, so bright colors will help you stand out and look fantastic among the fallen leaves and snow. And now, without further adieu, here are the steps.
1. The first thing you’ll have to do is transform your yarn into a hank of yarn. What is a hank exactly? A hank is a big piece of yarn shaped that’s been twisted into a loop shape. Just like this:
Turning your yarn into a hank is simple, but first you’ll have to decide how long you want your scarf to be. If you want a longer scarf, try wrapping your yarn around the back of two side-by-side chairs. For shorter scarves, the back of one chair will suffice. To begin making your hank, cut about a 4-inch piece of yarn from your skein of choice and set it aside. Start by tying your yarn to the chair for support, then wrap the yarn tightly around the chair(s). Once you’ve finished, remove the the large loop from the chair(s) and twist it a few times.
2. Put your twisted yarn on a flat surface and knot the start and end pieces of the yarn together so that the hank doesn’t unravel. Use the extra 4-inch piece and tie off a third section of the hank, dividing the hank into thirds.
3. Cut 3 pieces of leather, whatever size you wish. Mine were approximately 2″ wide and 5″ long.
4. Place 2 Velcro Squares Stick on one end of the leather with both layers attached. Or use some leather glue to hold them together. Roll the other side of the leather tightly towards the velcro, over one of the three tied off sections of the yarn. Do the same for the other two remaining sections.
5. And now your incredibly easy scarf is ready to hit the town! Enjoy!
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