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jinkies...it's a scarf...

modern cravat

Lately I've come to enjoy the warmth of wearing a scarf...even in the house. OK, especially in the house...we keep things on the cool side here. Last night I made this mini scarf, or as I'm calling it, a modern cravat.

My sister promptly pointed out that it had a certain Scooby Doo quality to it. And she's right. It is reminiscent of Fred's ascot (although an ascot is tied differently), and the color is the same as Shaggy's shirt. I think this makes me like it even more.

The best part about this little project is that I had everything just laying around. The fabric is some cotton jersey that I had left over from a few Christmas projects. It's about 28" long, and around 9" wide (I had purchased a 1/4 yard of fabric just for cutting out shapes)

a bit of making...

I wrapped the fabric around my neck to get a sense for where I would place a button. This is centered, about 6" in from the end.

modern cravat

I took three strand of embroidery floss and braided them. They were around 10-12". Make the braid into a loop, and tie that around the base of the button. You may need to play with the size of the loop, so that it wraps around your scarf and hooks on the button comfortably.

modern cravat

This is how it looks flat. A little puckered, but that doesn't show at all when you wear it.

oh dear...

I like it off to the side just a bit. Jinkies! Cute and warm!

5 comments:

  1. Cute, warm, simple...
    How much more could a girl ask for?!
    =-)

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  2. This is precious! It would be a great way to use up some long, skinny scraps!

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  3. Very good idea! Lovely and warm at the same time...can't beat a good scarf in winter!

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  4. I love this idea! I may make a few of these for work.

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    KATE ROSS, on behalf of,
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    kateross@distinguishedcravat.com

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