Scarf Love Fringe Scarf by Jeris Swanhorst

Scarf Love Fringe Scarf

January 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
6.5 mm (K)
One Size
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Love, love, love. It is what keeps me going in the cold, often bleak months of January and February. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can get a little gloomy. There aren’t as many gifts to make or parties to attend. I have to psyche myself up to take down the Christmas tree so that I don’t end up woeful and in a listless funk.

So, I turn to Valentine’s Day. I am not a particularly sappy person, and Valentine’s Day has never been a particularly romantic or important day in my marriage. We don’t even celebrate it, usually.

That doesn’t stop me from finding ways of getting in the spirit, though. First, I love the color scheme of pinks and reds. So, if I have an excuse to add even more pink into our household decor, I will do so. I also love a good seasonal find at the Target dollar section, so I add a few cute heart-shaped signs and arrows around the house. I also like to get my boys a few Valentine’s Day treats or do a themed craft with them.

But my favorite way of getting into the spirit of the holiday of love is through knitting and crochet. Because it is still cold as heck in Minnesota on February 14th, scarves, hats, and other winter wear are still very relevant. So, I have created a cute, cozy, and whimsical scarf to mark the sweetheart season.

I’ve been wanting to design something that uses Caron Cakes because I love them and I have collected a few without knowing what I would do with them. They come in a variety of lovely colors, are very soft, and are really nice to work with. I also wanted something that would work up quickly and be really classic in style to contrast the funky colors. So, I came up with the Scarf Love scarf.

Finished, it is about 7′ long, if you include the fringe. I like a long scarf that can be wrapped numerous ways. Gauge is not important for this project, so I didn’t even bother to measure it. I started working from the middle of the cake and worked my way out, though it is not necessary to do it that way.