The great thing about this project is that you can use any combination of colors and yarn textures you can come up with; I have listed what I used to make an 8 ft long scarf that is 7-8 inches wide.
YOU WILL NEED:
100 yards- base color yarn
100 yards- base color yarn in a different texture
20-30 yards accent color yarn 1
20-30 yards accent color yarn 2
20-30 yards accent color yarn 3
Various Accent Pieces:
3 yards mesh-like ribbon
3-4 skeins embroidery floss
6-8 yards lace ribbon
10-12 ft Solvy Water Soluble Stabilizer (Light Weight, Translucent, 7-7/8” wide)
1 spool thread
Step 1: Assemble Your Scarf
Clear a space, preferably on a table that will accommodate the length of your scarf.
For an 8 ft scarf, cut one piece of Solvy Stabilizer that is about 6 feet long (about two feet shorter than the finished length). Make sure the table surface is very dry or it will dissolve this product.
You can cut all the yarn lengths at once, or one at a time as you build the scarf. Cut each length of yarn, ribbon, or thread to approximately 8 ft long; they don’t have to be perfect. Lay the yarns on top of the Solvy so that they overhang the ends of the Solvy on each end by about 1 ft.
The scarf will have two sides, so keep this in mind as you lay out your yarn. Start with the accent colors, floss, and threads and lay them down on the Solvy in the approximate pattern you like. Next imagine “filling the middle” with the base color yarn. Lastly create the second side of your scarf with more of the accent colors and ribbons.
When you are finished you should have approximately 3-5 “layers” of yarns and threads on top of each other. Cut another 6 ft piece of the Solvy and place it on top of the yarns in the very middle (so there is yarn sticking out 1 ft on each end).
You should have a sandwich with Solvy as the bread and yarns as the filling.