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Date: 12/12/11 9:39 PM

I have sooo much solid black lightweight knit fabric (Rayon/poly/lycra) that would be perfect for infinity scarves, ala Nancy Zieman. Sorry, I don't have a good link to a picture of one. They can be long or short, and from one or two fabrics. They slip over the head and have a twist in them.
Would solid black be too boring? This fabric is not embroiderable. I do have two other fabrics I can combine right now, but one recipient I know wouldn't like either of those prints. I do plan on getting more prints and make up a bunch of them to give away in the future.
What do you think?

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Date: 12/12/11 10:03 PM

Perhaps contrast solids like these might give the recipients more options, in case they had printed garments they wanted to wear?
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Date: 12/12/11 11:31 PM

These scarves are very popular right now. I saw them at the "Christmas in the South" craft show in North Florida. There is someone here on PR that made them last Christmas for gifts. There are some others making them this year. I believe they were mentioned in the 2011 Holiday Sewing Sew Along.

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Date: 12/13/11 10:04 AM

I'll try one as solid black. But, it sounds like a trip to Hancock's to see if there is any solid fabric similar to mine to work with. I have a really lightweight black sweatery knit I bought for just for these and I swore I bought a red to match but can't find it now.

While I won't have time to do more than a couple for this year, I surely plan on eliminating this stash for future gifts during 2012. These scarves are great! Wish I had started sooner.

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Date: 12/13/11 10:06 PM

Peggy Sagers shows how to knock off a Michael Kors scarf with a separating zipper in it that when fastened makes it into an interesting infinity scarf. The Kors scarf was black. Yummy looking.

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Date: 12/14/11 3:03 PM

Thanks for that info Nancy! I'll have to look that up. I couldn't use it for this fabric though - too light and filmy. But that sounds great for other fabrics. I hope the infinity scarf doesn't become *last years fashion* next Christmas. They are SO easy to make it's simply unreal.

Last night I cut enough to make 3 scarves with the black, combining that with a very *hot* looking print that I had in the stash. This will be perfect, as the hot print is too hot to stand alone almost! Then I cut enough for 4 other print scarves which I decided not to combine with the black. I got too lazy and my back hurting since no cutting table anymore. 7 scarves is enough for this year.

I'm thinking the black alone would be fine too though. So, I do plan to continue to sew up some of those as well to have quick gifts on hand.

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Date: 12/14/11 6:35 PM

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I hope the infinity scarf doesn't become *last years fashion* next Christmas.


I don't think you have to worry. These scarves have been staples in the knitting community for literally decades. The only real trick, I have found, is to make them long enough so you have the option of doing a luxurious double wrap. That way there's no danger of a skimpy look.
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Date: 12/14/11 11:15 PM

Oh yes! I discovered that tonight. Two of them I cut only 30 inches long. It's cowl length, but since I only cut them 6 inches wide, it is slightly skimpy. No wonder Nancy Z made hers 12 inches wide. I'm seriously thinking of seaming them together to at least make them wider again. You won't be able to tell.
The others are longer, but I'm not sure if I'd be able to double them. If not oh well, I'll have some long skimpy ones and some short skimpy ones. But thanks so much for that tip.

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Date: 12/15/11 7:49 AM

Other options?
I have a RTW solid scarf of light knit that has a ruffle down one side.
It's only softly gathered and not too wide, but adds a little feminine touch.
You can wind thin silver or gold braid around for a little bling--this could be removable or not. Then there's the tab idea-sew one that could be used or not to pinch a section of the scarf together for front or shoulder interest. It can be fastened with black velcro, perfect button, or rosette-similar to adding a pin but less weight.

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Date: 12/15/11 11:46 AM

I do think a small ruffle would probably work, especially if done on the serger. Not sure with this fabric though. It's sooo difficult to work with.
I had to put water sol stabilizer both on top and bottom to get this stuff to feed decently last night - and that was the heavier one.
I know I should/could have used the serger, but I hated the thought of dragging it out when I have to pick everything up by Sat morning for a party. A small zig zag did fine.
Thanks though for those ideas.

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