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My name’s Sandy Salierno and I’m a Canadian expat in Ireland. Thanks for visiting!

How to Make a Blanket Scarf

How to Make a Blanket Scarf

Apparently, we’re in for quite the cold month. The sun is streaming in the window and I’m finding it really hard to believe, but I guess there still is a few more months of winter. Perfect timing for a cuddly, awesome scarf.

I actually made this a long while ago- back when I was still living in Canada. I can safely say it’s stood the test of time. It’s great for super cold days with a jacket, or days when a cardigan is almost but not quite warm enough. It’s also amazing for flights as it can act as a small blanket.

I used a 100% wool I got on sale in like, 2008 that had been kicking around my basement for a while. This is an excellent one for more expensive wools you’ve bought but are too scared to use. It shows off patterns amazingly and is almost guaranteed to turn out.

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So! You’ll need a ruler, a fabric pencil, and your fabric. Not pictured, tweezers. They’re not 100% necessary, but make life so, SO much easier.

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I tried this a few ways but settled on doing a kind of square-ish shape by folding it into a triangle and cutting the raw edge a bit over that square. I did want a super straight line, so I marked with my pencil before cutting it.

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This next bit is the hardest. I kept my two selvedges because, well, why make it hard for yourself? But if you wanted too you could cut off the selvedge and fray those as well. See those little straggly threads? pull out the ones closest to the cut edge. Again, tweezers are optional but highly recommended. You could also use a straight pin or hand sewing needle to separate the threads.

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Keep doing that on both sides until you get a fray you like.

That’s it! I’m not going to lie, hook yourself up with a good show or podcast while you fray because it can take a bit. Mind you, I started this after waking up early because my Father urgently needed to mow the lawn under my bedroom window at 7 am on a Saturday and I still made it for a good hour of unlimited brunch mimosas, all while being super warm and tired but cute!

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