Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Tutorial - how to make a merino scarf ...

A number of people have asked how I make our merino cowl and deluxe cowl scarves. Here's a somewhat tongue in cheek guide...

Step 1 - find a merino sheep.  In New Zealand they are usually in the mountains in the South and they can look like this:
Shrek the famous merino sheep

Mountains near Queenstown, NZ - the cold is what makes the sheep's wool so warm for us.
Step 2 - you may want another colour for your scarf. You could approach your local hairdresser about getting a new colour for the sheep.  Then you need to shear your sheep, spin the wool and knit it into a piece of fabric.  It should now look like this:

Step 3 - cut your cowl out of fabric - one metre for a cowl scarf, two metres for a deluxe cowl.  (US readers - a metre is 3 inches longer than a yard.)  If you cut more than one it may look like this:
Minnie + Ree's cutting table

Step 4 - sew up your scarf.  While sewing it should look like this:

Step 5 - wear your scarf.  It should look like these:

 Merino cowl scarf

 Deluxe cowl scarf

Easier just to buy one?  Click here!

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