I’ve had this pattern hanging around in my stash for 2.5 years. Just sitting out on a shelf, reminding me that a big fat cozy scarf would be nice in my chilly basement. But it was one of those situations where the perfect fabric never came. When I actually looked at the suggested fabrics (wool felt or fleece), I despaired because the wool felt suggested was going to be pricey ($5/fat eighth and requiring 9 fat eighths total). A jacket I will invest in, but $45 +shipping for a scarf?
Then it occurred to me that I could repurpose a sweater.
I found a perfect ivory candidate at the thrift store. It actually was a really nice Coldwater Creek sweater, but the embroidery was not my style or color palette, and it was 5 sizes too big.
I carefully cut circles out and around the embroidery using my trusty Olfa circle rotary cutter. It works like a compass, except that there is a rotary blade where the pen would be on a regular compass. It’s an invaluable tool for cutting circles.
So the whole project cost $7. I can do $7 for a scarf. 9 fat eighths my eye! A whole lot of seaming later, and I end up with a very warm bit of poofery. It reminds me a little bit of a homecoming mum. And though an ivory scarf is a whole lot tamer than a mum and does not give me a back ache unlike a proper mum, I keep thinking about the sound of innumerable tiny bells clanking all over the halls of my high school. It seems silly to do a pattern review, but I think it’s a scarf that deserves to have one, so here’s my full review.