I see some of my friends lately are experiencing snow in their communities (we don’t have any yet and I’m NOT complaining!).
Colder weather is right around the corner for most of us in North America. Ready or not! 🙂 So now is the perfect time to make this Loopy Neck Scarf. Not only will it keep you warm but no crochet hook or knitting needles are needed. Just your hands.
I used four kinds of purple yarn and with the exception of the yarn on the right I could probably get two scarves out of the yarns.
Leaving a tail of about 6 inches; gather all four strands and make a loop as shown.
Keep going until this portion of the neck scarf is as long as you want it. I tend to like my scarves on the longer side. Which is probably kind of silly since I’m so short!
Make two more long strands of knotted yarn like the first.
Either get another person to help you or find a way to secure the ends of your three strands of knotted yarn. I put the end loop of each strand over part of my pic machine (used for floral design and made of cast iron…HEAVY!).
Now braid the three strands. Just like you might braid hair.
Cut a length of yarn to 3-4 inches long and tie it around the end of the braid to secure it and keep the scarf from coming unbraided. Repeat on the other end.
Now, go back through and sort out all of your loops; make sure they aren’t tangled and that the loops hang freely.
Cut several more 3-4 inch long lengths of yarn and go back through the scarf securing the braids every so often. Just enough to keep the braids tightly together so that your scarf will have less of a chance of catching on things.
I’ve made one of these neck scarves each winter for the past few years. I change up the color every time. What color would you choose?