How to make a Pom Pom scarf

This is my favourite scarf at the moment! It doesn’t keep your neck particularly warm but it looks amazing and every time I wear it people comment and say how lovely it is.

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I knitted the scarf first, using a ball of double knit wool and size 5mm (US 8) needles

Here is the pattern:

M1: Make 1 stitch by picking up the strand between the stitch on the right-hand needle and the stitch on the left-hand and placing it on the left hand needle, then knit into the back of it.

Cast on 8 stitches

Row 1: knit to end of row.

Row 2: Knit to end of row.

Row 3: Knit 1, M1, knit to end of row.

Row 4: Knit to end of row.

Row 5: Knit 1, M1, knit to end of row.

Rows 6,7 and 8: Knit to end of row.

Row 9: Knit 2 together through the back of the stitches, knit to end of row.

Row 10: Knit to end of row.

Row 11: Knit 2 together through the back of the stitches, knit to end of row.

Row 12: Knit to end of row.

Row 13: Cast off 4 stitches, knit to end of row.

Row 14: Knit 4.

Row 15: Cast on 4 stitches, knit these 4 stitches, knit to end.

Repeat rows 2 -15 until the end of the ball or until it reaches the length you like.

When you have finished the scarf, make lots of pom poms to attach to it. I used my Clover pom pom maker and made 2 different sizes of pom pom.

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Crafty Christmas Roses Scarf

Well here we go, Christmas is less than 100 days away and if, like me, you have a lot of people to make presents for you may want to make a start now.

We had these beautiful Voile fabrics in from our lovely suppliers at Rowan and I have decided to make some lovely scarves for my sisters for Christmas. These 3 fabrics are Wish Voile by Valori Wells for Free Spirit Fabrics.

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Patience

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Courage

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Passion

Haven’t they got great names!

I have chosen to use Studio Sketchbook Roses in Butter from Amy Butler’s Alchemy Studio Collection for the first scarf, it is a very easy make!

Studio Sketchbook Roses in Butter from Amy Butler's Alchemy Studio CollectionI used half a metre of fabric and just under a metre of pink pom pom

Simply fold the fabric in half, right sides together and sew up the full wiidth of the fabric to make a tube, neaten the edge with pinking shears or a zig-zag stitch.

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/voile-119-c.aspTurn the right way round and iron, turning the unfinished ends in by about 1.5cm pinning the pom pom between both edges;

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/voile-119-c.aspI then used an ordinary zipper foot to sew this seam, its quite tricky because the pom pom rolls about the place as you sew!

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/voile-119-c.aspIts as simple as that, one down, 3 more to go!

Here is the finished article;

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/voile-119-c.aspAnd here is my cat Spike helping me make it!

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/voile-119-c.asphttp://www.trixielixie.co.uk/voile-119-c.aspKeep reading my blog posts over the next few weeks for more Crafty Christmas gift idea’s for you to make for friends & family.

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