Scarf Inspiration – Part II

6 Apr

So I thought about that crazy Icelandic music video scarf for a while last night and this is what I came up with.  I am kind of obsessed with it.

You’ll need: some really soft yarn (I used two different colors but I think you can incorporate as many colors as you would like); 3 (or more) large-ish feathers (Michael’s has a bunch of great options); scissors; masking tape; a safety-pin; some thin wireCut 27 strands of yarn.  Each strand should be approximately 10 feet long.  Divide the strands into 3 bundles of 9.  Tie a knot at the top of each bundle.  Tape the bundles down to a non-moving surface.  Braid each bundle, using 3 strands for each piece of the braid.  (As you braid, make sure the ends of the yarn are not getting tangled.  It’s kind of hard to untangle.)  Secure the end of the braid with another knot.  Wrap each braid around your neck like a scarf (each braid will wrap around twice, at least).  Stagger them so you have a layered look.  When you have the braids arranged as you like them, take the loop off of your neck and tie a piece of string at the top to secure the strands together. Cut 3 six-inch pieces of yarn (or more than 3 depending on how many feathers you want on your scarf).  Tie the yarn in a double knot in various places on the braids where you want your feathers to be.  Using a safety-pin, poke a hole in the quill of a feather.  String a piece of wire through the hole.  Make a loop with the wire and string it back through the hole. 

String a piece of the six-inch yarn through the hoop.  Pull it through the feather.  Tie the feather securely to the braid with several knots.  Repeat until you have put all of your feathers on.  Done! 

Love!  I am totally going to make one for Steven Tyler!

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2 Responses to “Scarf Inspiration – Part II”

  1. Cindy April 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Love it. Looks great. I shall get a ball of yarn this weekend!

  2. Fabianne April 9, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    I agree, it is so cool!

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