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swing scarf

Knitting
November 2012
long color repeat yarns
hand-painted sock yarns
left-over sock yarns
RECOMMENDED: knit the yarn with an I-cord mill (Embellish-Knit)
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in I-CORD ... one skein of sock yarn makes a scarf
one size fits all
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Prints in LANDSCAPE mode

Each I-cord has a little weight attached, so when you walk, the scarf swings--it’s a swing scarf!

The cords are connected via a new and very easy method of seaming called “interweaving.” Using an I-cord mill to make the cords (recommended) and interweaving to make the seams, it takes only one afternoon to make a whole scarf, start to finish (or even less time--see the you-tube linky below!)

Use sock/fingering weight yarn:

  • Bring out the best in that hand-painted sock yarn, so pretty in the skein, but not-so-pretty knit up.
  • Use a skein of long-color repeat yarn and your scarf will feature lovely color-fades along the length of each cord.
  • Half-balls of left-over sock yarn work great too--add some solid colors to complement.

Swing scarves complement any wardrobe, and they’re something you can’t buy in any store. Swing scarves make wonderful gifts, too--one size fits all.
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A reader found and sent along this you-tube for how to make industrial quantities of I-cord, using a power drill to spin the I-cord mill. If a person wanted to seriously accessorize their entire wardrobe, or make all their holiday gifts in a big hurry, or make swing-scarves for a fair, a LOT of I cord could be fabricated very quickly, using this trick.

You tube linky

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History buff note:
Among the oldest clothing ever found, garments made of cords with swingy little weights attached are thought to have been the original female raiment--swingy cords have a very long history.