Wednesday, 17 April 2013

A Happy Accident - Knitted Necklace Scarf


Hi All,

Well it seems like ages since I last posted. The kids enjoyed their time off and to be honest so did I. It was lovely to just sit and take a breather. I also have to thank the lovely ladies of the Inspiration Cafe who so very kindly sent me the awesome guest posts that kept you guys entertained while I was away. In fact they surprised me with them, you might remember I was going to bombard you with old guest posts and out of date holiday projects.

Anyway happy accidents, I have had plenty of those, namely the majority of my children, but there have been others as well, like this scarf.

You see I was planning on making this gorgeous cowl from Adele over at Mammy Made for a friend and whenever I am knitting something for someone else I like to give it a go for myself, just to make sure I iron out any issues I might come across. This is a simple stocking stitch but it's done with HUGE needles and it has been so many years since I had used needles of that size that I thought a practice run was necessary  Thank goodness because it turns out that the ball I bought was way too small.

I couldn't get another ball so I cast off and I shoved it in a bag and lazily threw it in with my jewelry making supplies. Then the second week of my holiday I did a massive clean out of my craft room, don't think I wont be showing that off, and light bulb moment the knitted necklace scarf was born.

Wanna make one???

Supplies:

  • 50 gram ball (small ball) of 8 ply wool
  • Size 20 needles
  • Sewing Needle
  • Scarf Bail
  • Bead and jewelry findings

How to make a Knitted Necklace Scarf:

  1. Cast on 20 stitches 
  2. Knit in Stocking Stitch until you have just enough to cast off.
  3. Cast Off 
  4. Slide the Scarf Bail on
  5. Sew the two ends together
  6. Attach a complementary bead
I shifted the scarf bail around so that it covered up the stitched in ends.




DIY Delight or Disaster? Oh such a delight!  Bring on Winter!
Thanks for reading,

Mel xo




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44 comments:

  1. I love this, Mel! Definitely a winner :-) And I like the colors you used as well. Our party is live if you would like to link it this week !

    http://withablast.blogspot.com/2013/04/all-my-bloggy-friends-link-party-42.html

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  2. That looks so great Mel! It's definitely a delight! Your follow buttons look awesome.

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  3. Delight! I think it's a beauty!!

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  4. Mel that is just beautiful!!!
    Wow - you can do anything - are you bionic as well?
    I can't knit or sew :(
    XOX

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  5. Where you are encouraging winter to come your way, I am ready for spring and summer. Whatever the weather, though, that is a beautiful necklace/scarf.

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  6. Gorgeous Mel, love the colours and the fact that you'll be warm and stylish!

    Following you on Pinterest :)

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  7. Mel, you've started a new fashion trend! I can so see that with a pretty sweater NEXT winter!! Right now...I'm looking forward to breakin out the shorts and t-shirts! Love this and definitely a delight!

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  8. Too cute Mel! I love this!!

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  9. Mel, this is gorgeous!! What a great way to gentle in to the cooler weather, maybe even one in every color! I'm pinning, love it ~ Amy

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  10. So funny to hear you say 'bring on winter' when we are so focused on spring! I think your scarf turned out adorably. Thanks for visiting me at The Happy Housie.
    Krista

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  11. Wow that is so pretty! Happy accident indeed :)

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  12. I LOVE this. I've seen it done with knit fabric but this changes the look entirely - gorgeous!

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  13. Lovely scarf, Mel and it has MY COLORS. Great tutorial, but knitting is way out of my league! My MIL tried teaching me years ago and I failed miserably. Your follow buttons are so unique and original! HOT D ......!

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  14. Love Love Love!!!!!! Just love this so much Mel!!!!

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  15. Wow, it's gorgeous, I love it! You do have some happy accidents, don't you? :)

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  16. Two thumbs up on this one! My sister, the knitter, pinned it right away and I'm hoping she makes me one. Would it work with string and a summer bauble? I think that would be cool for a summer, style necklace.

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  17. Wow, it's awesome! I wish I have this kind of happy accidents!

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  18. So pretty!! I tried to knit, but I hold my knitting needles like crochet hooks!! Can't do it. What a delight!

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  19. Welcome back!!! I love this scarf Mel! DELIGHT! I have never seen one like this before....so cool! PINNING!!! Great share!!!

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  20. It's lovely Mel :) Love those colours!

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  21. Simply gorgeous! I don't understand the technical side of how you made it, but I can tell you it is so pretty!
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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  22. Ooooh this is awesome!!!! I loved it, I'll ask my mother in law to teach me how to knit that hahahahaha It looks too nice to waste the inspiration!!!

    Hope you can join my Link Party This week "Bewitch Me & Titi", I'm so excited about it!!!

    Hope you are having a lovely day!

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty blogspot

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  23. Mel I love this and I know I will have to make one for a special friend! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  24. Looks great, Mel! Lovely colors :)

    Thanks so much for linking up at the party,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  25. This is really pretty ... sometimes the best things come out of accidents!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    ¤´¨)
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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  26. So pretty, I really love it. You are so clever.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection! We appreciate you taking the time to link up, make sure to check back on Friday when we feature out favorites.
    Leslie

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  27. That is such a beautiful necklace Mel!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  28. Fabulous job! I so wish I could knit.. My sister knows how but I never seem to get the time to have her show me how. Really like these colors too :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders and have a lovely day!

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  29. Wow Mel!!! I was catching up on my old emails and clicked on this. It is beautiful! You are so talented.

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  30. SO cute! I'm now following you on pinterest :)

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  31. Very cute - I wish I knew how to knit! Thanks so much for joining us at last week's All my Bloggy Friends .... We look forward to seeing what you share this week!

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  32. Love it when accidents turn into masterpieces! Very fab:)

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  33. Wow!!! So lovely!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs!!!

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  34. How am I only just seeing this now lol. I just happened to see your comment on my FB page and it reminded me so I came looking and I am glad I did. That looks absolutely awesome!!

    Adele @ Mammy Made

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  35. I have a question on the needle size - is this 20 mm or US 20? I have some really big needles that are a US 35 and I think that equates to 19 mm. Please let me know as I want mine to turn out as perfect as yours! Many thanks! Naomi

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    1. Hi Naomi,

      I'm in Australia I forget about the difference in sizes they were 20mm, 19 would be fine :)

      Thanks for your lovely comment if you have any questions feel free to ask.

      Mel xo

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  36. I love your necklace and scarf pattern and have made the scarf many times. Now I would like to make it into a necklace but would like to know how many inches or cm the clasp is?, I am going to order it online but need to know the width if you could please so I don't get it too small. Many thanks!

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  37. Hi Again, Sorry to trouble you ..... I also wanted to know can you tell me what store or what online company you ordered your clasp from? Found one online place but not sure if they would be ok or not. Again, many thanks! Naomi

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    1. Hi, sorry for the late reply I've been on holidays here is a link to the store I used https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/88866280/2-pcs-40x37x16mm-metal-extra-large-scarf?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=Scarf%2Bbail

      It's about 1&1/2 inches long. It's not a clasp it need to be put on befor you sew it up then I just push the bail over to cover the join. If you need any more help email me at mellywoods5@gmail.com

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