January 15, 2011

Shoot for the Scarves

I wear a scarf every day. Did you know that about me? 
                                                                     Well. Almost every day.
I love how a scarf says "Look! I got fully-dressed today!"  Nope, no pajama-clad trip to Walmart for me! I've got class. I wear a scarf.

Haha, ok, maybe it has more to do with the fact that my hometown has been covered in snow since before Thanksgiving, than it does with distinguishing myself from the Wal-martians (I just made that up! Is that rude? It isn't meant to be.)but I do enjoy the "put-together" look that a scarf lends. Don't you? And since I wear them so often, I need about....120. It's my favorite thing to make!

Some time ago I saw a photo of a beautiful grass-green pleated scarf with large buttons, and I fell in love with it. After unsuccessfully trying to copy it from memory the first time, and looking quite like Mufasa, I think I've got the pattern down now to more of a Simba size.
It's so simple!


Step one, cut a 10 inch by 175 inch of soft flannel.
 (you'll probably need to sew two pieces together to get the length)
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Step Two, fold in half width-wise and stitch into a tube, leaving just one end open.
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Step three, turn right-side out and, starting two inches from the closed end, create 4" pleats. Use a ruler for nice, even pleats. (This part takes the longest!)
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Step four, fold under the open end to leave another two inches, and sew closed.
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Step five, sew two straight lines down the middle of the scarf, about 1/2" apart.


Step six, choose a couple of nice chunky buttons, and sew on!
  
If you don't know how to create buttonholes, Dana at MADE just created a nice tutorial for that! My machine's buttonhole maker is still broken, so I did cheater holes, as per this tutorial.









Wasn't that nice and simple?
And you can wear it any way you want!

Enjoy your scarf, and have a great weekend! :o)

-Disney

108 comments:

  1. you are a creative genius love! so chic! i can't wait to try this!

    ~selina

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  2. So cute! Thanks for the tutorial. And congratulations on the Ucreate 2010 award! You certainly deserve it!

    Hugs,
    Jamie

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  3. I love this. I've been brainstorming all morning on what to make my sis-in-law for her birthday. Now I know. Thanks.

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  4. what a gorgeous scarf! i'm so going to have to make this!!!

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  5. Cute, cute, cute! I love popping in here and seeing a new post from you, it's so exciting!! I wear scarves almost every day too, I ♥ them!!

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  6. I so want to try this! if it wasnt for the blizzard that is outside right now i would be there now trying to find fabric...although I will probably try on cotton scraps first since i have them here. maybe if I line them.... Hmmm....

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  7. This is adorable Disney! And your pictures are gorgeous!

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  8. Es precioso! Y como siempre te queda de maravilla. Lovely!!!!
    Núria.

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  9. Another reason I love you! I love scarfs too! Right now I am wearing one I made for my daughter that I love so much I keep it in my room. Have you tried the faux chenille technique? This one is with a plaid and it is awesome! If I wasn't so busy with my kids I would blog about it! Have a lovely snowy day!

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  10. I get so exited when i see there is a new post from ruffles and stuff. this scarf is adorable and it's good to see your smily face!
    ps. i'm totally stealing your "wal-martians" term. awesome.

    happy new year!
    Karina

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  11. LOve it! This is something I am going to try today! Yay! Thanks-

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  12. That is gorgeous! I'm going to make one for my daughter who loves scarves.Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  13. Ahhh!!! These are gorgeous!! And I totally have the same feeling about scarves...if nothing else, it makes me feel like I did the getting dressed thing from A-Z, start-finish. Beautiful! Xo, Katie
    PS. Wal-martians...might just be my new favorite phrase

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  14. I should try this!
    My hometown is getting colder everyday. No snow tho, just rain and cold night. Scarf will warm me up :)

    Dita

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  15. oh i love it!!! ughhh now i must make one. its gonna be on my mind until i do. yikes. very cute though, thanks for sharing

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  16. so cute! i always get excited when you post! is that wierd... awesome idea!

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  17. Wow, what a gorgeous scarf! I'm SO going to make this next week. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  18. This is very pretty! Thank you very much for sharing!

    Ponytails

    http://mypassionsforfashions.blogspot.com

    P.S. I love scarves, too.

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  19. Wow - I love this scarf! It is actually different and unique from other ones I am seeing out there - classy and sophisticated at the same time! Love it!

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  20. I love how you referred to lion king! :) It made me smile. I always love it when you hop in for a post!

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  21. I just love it disney! you are so super cool!!

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  22. I love anything that you make DIsney!

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  23. I totally sympathize with the scarf obsession. Thank you so much for posting this tutorial.. now, if only I had a sewing machine I would make myself one! Too cute, and the neutral color is up my alley.

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  24. gorgeous scarf!<3 but too difficult for me to make it :(

    www.jollburrfashion.blogspot.com

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  25. What an awesome scarf! One of a kind design!

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  26. Beautiful! I love how it can be worn different ways... like a new scarf every day!

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  27. I love all the ways that you wear it...so pretty!

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  28. those first several photos with the light streaming are so beautiful! :)

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  29. what an unexpected look. I really like it. I love wearing scarves too for the very reasons you describe!

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  30. Oh, I love it! I'm going to make one tomorrow!!

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  31. "Wal-martians." I love it. And, frankly, it's much nicer than what I usually call people there. :p

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  32. Very nice scarf. I've been wearing them more lately, too. I do feel more put together when I wear one.

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  33. What a beautiful scarf. Just wanted to say I love checking in every couple of days and get so excited when theres a new post.

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  34. You are SO incred! This scarf is sensational - I'm a total scarf junkie and I CANT WAIT TO MAKE THIS!!! YAY YAY YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
    Thank so much!

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  35. Ooh this scarf is adorable...can't wait to make one for myself
    x

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  36. I love it! It is now on my "to do" list. It makes me so happy to see you pop in every once in a while. Hope you and your family are enjoying life. :)

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  37. I love scarfs too. I need to make a lot more of them.

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  38. woot! Oh how i missed you D! Thanks for the cutest scarf this side of the Mississippi!

    XXXOX Tifington

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  39. Love, love, love!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-pleated-fleece-scarf/2011/01/15/

    --Anne

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  40. That scarf is gorgeous. I love the versatility. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. So cute! I love it all bunched up tightly. It looks like an old Victorian collar. Good on ya, Dis! xoxo

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  42. Hm, might be trying this one soon. I have some knit fabric that I could turn into this scarf. And...I'm so bummed I missed out on the Shiloutte giveaway!!!

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  43. Is that Walmart in the background?
    hahahahaha!
    Love the scarf, if I weren't so immensely pregnant and overwhelmed with projects already, I'd give it a try now. Saving it for the future.

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  44. Disney...this is beautiful! I so want to make one. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

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  45. It looks great! Gotta try making one too! I love scarves too...

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  46. Beautiful and oh-so-creative!!

    Great job!

    God Bless,
    Kathleen

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  47. WOW! I saw something similar and couldn't recreate it....I LOVE that I found your blog:) THANKS for sharing!! And could you share how you wrapped it around your neck to make it look so pretty in those pics??? LOVE IT!!

    sbmmhoover {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  48. SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!! lovelove it!! thanks for sharing!!! xo

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  49. The scarf is absolutely lovely! And the photos are wonderful too. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  50. I am so excited to make this scarf. It is so cute. You posted this tutorial just in time. My SIL birthday is coming up. This will be a perfect gift. Thanks!!

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  51. Disney, you are so gorgeous! I love this scarf, there's so many scarf tutorials out there but the pleats and the button on this one make it so special. I love how it's still super easy to make. You are so creative and I love it when you are able to post. Thank you so much!

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  52. wow another great tutorial :) Not to sure if you accept blog awards but I have you on my list of stylish newly found bloggers... you are a inspiration to me thanx so much :)

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  53. Disney this rocks! I love the pleats and buttons! Are you standing in front of Wal-mart in that last picture...far away from the door? :)

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  54. Oh, I love it!! I can't wait to try it!! Thanks Disney :)

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  55. Haha, no it's not Walmart, it's the school next to our house. That would have been funny though! :o)

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  56. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love it! Thank you for sharing!!

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  58. Haiii ... I love your blog ... I give you an award .. please visit my blog :)

    http://sawo-kecik.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  59. So floofy and Elizabethan! Love it, Disney! And thanks for the cheater buttonhole tute, I need that and must have missed it the first time around. Stay warm!

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  60. I love your scarf thanks so much for sharing it.

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  61. I love your blog and so I give you the Stylish Blogger Award. Check it out in my post!
    http://belovedbijou.blogspot.com/2011/01/oh-mygosh-i-received-award.html

    Love <3,
    Myria

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  62. I am so glad you posted this. You make me feel more normal! I now have courage to admit my addiction to scarves as well. I have crocheted so many this year with the intention of giving them away but I can't quite let go.
    The Marzipan Mommy

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  63. That's such a marvelous scarf! I see possibilities for the flannelettes in my stash. :-)
    (And I guess velvet/velveteen would also be a good choice for this!)
    And you're right about scarves. I have nowhere near so many, but I am slowly stashing up. :-)

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  64. I always wear & love scarves..being a Muslim girl its compulsory for me..& i love love love to wear scarf..this is super cute..thanks for the tutorial...

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  65. Disney, this is so cute. I sure do wish you posted everyday. You have such a unique creativity. I can't wait until your next post!

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  67. I made one for a friend. Good thing I bought material to make a second for myself. Thanks again for the tutorial!

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  68. Wow, very nice collection. I just love to wear scarves , and I always used to take scarfs, when ever I go out of the home, as I am a muslim girl, and covering our heads is important for us. Nice sharing dear

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  69. Thanks Disney! EVverytimne you post, it's like a little present you give to me....and tutorials are extra gifts on top of that. My MIL is visiting from Oregon this week....and I have felt. I think there are going to be some new scarves in this house!!!!! (one for me, one for her, one for a gift, one for.....)

    Thanks again and so gorgeous. Should we send you happy scarf pictures? Before we go out to greet the Walmartians? (love it.love. As I often am one, I should say...but not too often. More a visitor from another planet...the planet Target.)

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  70. Disney,
    Would you post a tutorial on your ruffle shower curtain? I want to make one, but I'm sort of confused on the logistics of it.

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  71. i'm new here, but i love your scarf! i'll def have to make one as i wear them everyday too!

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  72. love your blog soooooooooooooo much. inspiring!

    xo the well to do girls

    http://welltodoyou.blogspot.com/

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  73. I did this! Your tutorials are always so easy to follow! thank you!

    I will post pictures this weekend!

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  74. Then curtains in your picture are SO pretty!!! Did you make those yourself? Any tips on how to make some that gorgeous???

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  75. Oh, my heavens. So much cute!!! Could you get any talenteder? :D

    I awarded you a little something. Check it out {here}! :)

    Felicity, at {Simple Elegance}

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  76. hi disney
    I'm not sure if I left a comment here before, but Ifound your blog through v and co's blog sometime ago, I had lostit, and today found it again; I'm happy
    I like how you give a new (and pretty ) face to your clothes!! it's just inspiring
    love from argentina
    vivi

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  77. I also wear a scarf almost everyday. When I started working as a teacher in school, and since I am not from the US, everyone thought I was from France as my different scarves looked so chic. :)

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  78. very very cute as always you out due yourself.

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  79. SO glad you are back to blogging! I have a lot of scarves too, and am trying to figure out how to store/display them. Do you have any creative ideas? I might hang a towel bar in an extra bedroom and hang them all there.

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  80. I love this idea, but I don't understand what you mean when you say fold under leaving 2 inches and then sew close and then sew 2 lines, could you elaborate for a novice like me?

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  81. I did try and make one and I posted a picture on my blog. it turned out different because I used what I had at home but still came out awesome!!! I also linked the pattern back to your sit. Just so you know. lol.

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  82. I'm the same way with necklaces. I even put one on for going to the gym. I may be sweaty and smelly - but I'm still a lady, by gosh!

    Beautiful design. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  83. Thanks so much for this awesome tutorial! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make it! I hope it's okay, I posted about the scarf I made using your tutorial on my blog and linked it back to you. Have a lovely day!
    Kayla
    kholcombe235@yahoo.com
    http://kayla-heartonmysleeve.blogspot.com/

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  84. i literally just spent three days going through your blog! AMAZING stuff!!

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  85. I'm also a scarf lover and this is GORGEOUS!! I need to come up with a sewing machine I can use without a foot pedal since I'm a paraplegic. I've always wanted to sew beyond what I can do with a needle and thread.

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  86. I just found your blog today and LOVE IT! Your tutorials are the easiest to follow I've found. And I love the creativity.

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  87. I am so glad I found your blog! So many inspiring ideas... I made this scarf. As a beginner, it took me a long time to figure out how the pleats were folded, but once I got the hang of it, it was easy. I just finished it and am already wearing it! Can't say enough good things about your blog!

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  88. Gorgeous scarf! Anything ruffles is fine with me. You don't look like you EVER go to Walmart in p.j.'s!

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  89. This is GENIUS!! I just discovered your blog, I'm a very very beginner sew-er, but even I think I could handle this!! Thanks!!

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  90. Thanks!! Sorry about not explaining the pleats, I didn't think about that one!
    Sarah: I guess that's my complicated way of saying that the end of the scarf (where the buttons go) should be about 2" long after hemmed. And the two lines I was talking about were just the seams down the middle of the scarf that hold the pleats in place. :o)

    Oh! And thank you, the curtains were a Christmas present from my wonderful husband. They're from Lowe's. They're my favorite thing in my house I think!

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  91. omg Disney, you are back! I didn't know it!!
    I'll read all your posts since your last goodbye. I'm so happy u are back.

    You know, I was looking for an old post in my blog when I talk about priorities and mencion you and your blog.

    It's in portuguese but you can use Google Translator, in case you are interested:
    http://lukaluluka.blogspot.com/2010/07/prioridades.html

    Nice to see you again.

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  92. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I just finished making it and so totally loving it! Even though it's February already, I'm going to wear this baby as long as I can! Thanks again! You rock!

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  93. LOVE this!!! I made a deep purple one to day with black and white buttons!! Fabulous! And got tons of compliments already!
    AND I LOVE the button wholes!! SO easy!!!! and fun!

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  94. Hello! I love this, and just wanted to let you know that I featured it on my blog today! http://simplystepback.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweet-links-saturday-favorite-scarf.html

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  95. could you suggest any other fabric for this scarf? i cannot get hold of flannel but really want to make it.
    P.s: looks fabulous!!

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  96. Sona: Thanks! Hmm, Maybe now that it's coming on spring (here anyway!) you could try a nice lightweight cotton? Really anything you'd like to use! A very thick fabric might be difficult to work with though.

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  97. Hey another thing..could you please tell me..is the method of pleating box pleating? appears that to me..just want to confirm as I`m going to make the scarf today...:)

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  98. Thank you for this tutorial! I made mine in black in a sort of pashmina-fabric...
    It's a little to soft, sort of a little difficult to handle, but it drapes nicely...

    A little tipp for the pleating:

    I used a 4 inch cardboard piece... that way it went super quick...

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  99. So cute! I wear scarves everyday too! Great pattern for summer!

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  100. Thanks for this delightful pattern. I live in Alaska, where it's still unfortunately winter-ish, so this scarf is perfect for the weather right now.

    -Natasha
    www.knitnatak.blogspot.com

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  101. I referenced your beautiful scarf in a recent post and also made a version of it in duck canvas.
    You can find it here:
    http://ricochetandaway.blogspot.com/2011/08/20-inches-of-duck-canvas-scarf.html
    I hope you'll check it out!

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