I don't know about you guys, but it gets pretty cold in my studio and in my husband's workshop during the winter. Worse, due to poor ductwork in the house and the fact that a majority of our windows haven't been replaced since the 1920s, the cold is not confined to the work spaces of our house... unless, of course, we turn the heat up to 80 degrees and accrue massive heating bills every month.
The solution, until we can fix our window and duct situation, is to dress in layers and warm clothes so we won't have to turn the heat up so high. My favorite way to stay warm is with scarves, but most department stores sell them for ridiculous prices that I'm simply not willing to pay, and I currently don't have the time or gusto to teach myself how to knit or crochet.
A little searching yielded this interesting finger-weaving technique that requires very few materials and takes very little time, so your neck can be warm and toasty and you can still have the satisfaction of saying "I made it myself!" when someone asks you where you got that awesome scarf :D
Step 1: Materials and Safety
List of materials needed for the No-Knit Scarf:
- One (1) skein of yarn. Nice and fluffy.
- Two (2) hands
- Watch those digits: they can poke your eyes out, if you're not careful.
- If you own cats, be prepared for battle while you're making this scarf. The yarn moves in fun and interesting ways that attract crazed felines.
- Please do not wear the completed scarf while you're operating power tools, cooking, welding or fire-eating.
- Do not bounce the finished product. Treat it like a case of Wonderflonium.