Here's a cozy yet speedy project: Cut 12 pieces of bulky-weight yarn to about 1 1/2 times the desired length of the final scarf. (We used 140-inch pieces to make an 86-inch scarf.) Divide yarn into 4 bunches of 3 strands each. Tie 2 bunches together with a square knot, leaving 6 inches of fringe at end; repeat with remaining bunches. Pin the knots to a piece of foam board. Knot inner 2 bunches of yarn together, spacing knot about 1 inch from existing knots, then knot left and right bunches together. Alternate knotting the inner bunches and the left and right ones, spacing knots evenly apart, until about 6 inches of yarn remain on the end. Finish so that final knots mirror opposite end, and trim to even the ends.
It wouldn't be a spin to describe this craft as ridiculously easy, although in some ways that's exactly what you do with a Knitwit: Spin (well, wrap) thread around a circular or square-shaped tool to create loopy rosettes. Rendered with luxurious yarns such as mohair, these florets look decidedly modern.
Knitted scarves are the perfect handmade gift: They're easy to make and one size fits all, and small imperfections give them charm. Plus, you can choose needle and yarn sizes to match the amount of time you can invest. Here, we offer six variations on a classic knitted scarf.
A homemade scarf makes a lovely present -- especially if the giver doesn't have to spend weeks knitting it.
Start with a length of woven wool that measures 18 inches by 48 inches. Using fabric scissors, trim off the selvage. Remove individual threads from the edges by carefully pulling them down the length or width until you have a 1 1/2-inch border all around.