2 more cashmere scarfs

A scarf for Ben-

the beige cashmere is from a vintage sweater and is the softest thing I’ve ever touched. It is so soft that I didn’t think it would make a good scarf, all by itself. I used the blue cashmere to give it a little more body. I stitched the pieces of the cashmere together using what I think of as a welt seam, but when I tried to find something on the web to link to, everything I found with that name was slightly different. I did something like the flat felled seam shown here.

This is another scarf I made for Eleanor. It is one layer of scrappy and patchy cashmere.




I will be very curious to see how these scarfs hold up. Cashmere doesn’t felt- well at least I have never managed it, and the edges are unfinished. I stitched in about 1/4 inch from the edge so it shouldn’t be able to completely unravel… I’ll be keeping an eye on the one that is staying at my house.

Popovers (recipe here) for breakfast this morning. So nice to all be on vacation.


I am working on a tutorial for the shopping bags- soon I hope. Also, some more info on sewing the cashmere. Another day.

8 thoughts on “2 more cashmere scarfs

  1. Your scarves are gorgeous and I’m loving your muffin pan too! The cashmere that I’ve felted hasn’t felted nearly as well as wool and lambswool; glad to know it’s not just me.

  2. While you’re at it, how about a tutorial for popovers, Mimi.

    God, that photo just sent me into a frenzy of recipe hunting.

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  4. I’ve got a swell collection of that bakeware from estate sales. Why don’t they still make it??? I’ve been doing a lot of sewing with felted sweaters the past few days, using Betz White’s Warm Fuzzies book as a guide. Oh so satisfying to turn a $3.00 thrift store sweater into two tea cozies and three pairs of mittens!

  5. You really get busy don’t you! I so love the scarves! They are beautiful and I can just imagine how they must feel. I am just now completing a quilt made from felted sweaters. I have learned a lot making it: the various sweaters felt very differently and the thicknesses vary considerably – as does the stretchiness of the weaves. I am afraid that I should have taken more care not to strech it as I was making it. I has some very interesting curves in it!

    Looking forward to seeing more of what you make. I was surprised to see these projects as I thought you were exclusively dolls! It is fun to see your range og talents!

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