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Monday, November 9, 2015

How I Made A Fancy Finger Knitted Silk Scarf

A few years ago I did a job as a pattern maker for a clothing collection. I showed some samples of my finger knitting to the designer, who in turn contracted me for some of the knitwear part. I ended up using scraps from the collection to finger knit a stole, shawl and some fingerless gloves. Today, I dug up some old scraps and decided to guide you all through the process of making a fancy neck warmer.

The first thing you want to do is make sure you have enough fabric for your project. The neck warmer will be pretty heavy.
Cut the fabric into 2 inch strips and sew them together into a loooong ribbon. If you run out, you can add ribbon as you go.

Make a loop at the end of the ribbon and fold fabric in half lengthwise as you go.

Keep making loops until you have a length that reaches around your neck, and a little bit more. Start knitting with your fingers, making sure that the raw edges are hidden as much as possible.

Drop the stitches onto your thumb. When your thumb gets full, pull it out and pick up the last two stitches in the row. Keep going back and forth, knitting one row purl, one row knit. When you have about 4 to 5 inches width, cast off.

Secure ends by sewing them to the backside of the neck warmer. 

Sew on 2 ribbons of choice in place of the ends.

And your fancy finger knitted neck warmer is finished!

To tie the scarf around your neck, simply pull the ribbons(one at a time) through two different spots of the loosely knitted fabric. Tie into a bow.

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