-a pattern (from this
-7 sweaters, one for each color*
-hand sewing needles
*notes on choosing sweaters:
-when I went hunting for sweaters at thrift stores I made sure to bring along multiple reference pictures to get the colours right. Look for the biggest sweaters you can find to avoid running out of a particular colour..
-There are seven different colours needed for this scarf. The knit pattern in the material I looked for consisted of small vertical rows on the "right" side of the fabric that looked braided. I tried to maintain continuity by choosing sweaters with approximately the same size rows or the same knit, otherwise it looked goofy on the side I was using.
-I used the "wrong" side (inside) of the sweater as the outside of the scarf.
-I wasn't particular about the content of the sweaters being all the same; some were cotton, while others were synthetic. Color mattered more to me. (I would only hand-wash the scarf anyway)