Fall is here, which means cozy sweaters, boots and all those fun—and functional—warm accessories. Light knit scarves are a seasonal favorite for good reason. The soft stretchy fabric is warm but not overly heating, and the long length combined with a crushable texture means lots of options for tying, knotting and wrapping.
This no-sew, cut and knot fringed scarf will be your new favorite fall accessory. The best part is that making one of these scarves will take about ten minutes and cost you a fraction of the price of a store brand.
The best fabric for this project is a jersey knit fabric. It’s soft, stretchy and won’t unravel. Knit fabrics come in a wide variety of colors, prints and thicknesses. You could also use plaid flannel for an extra warm and guy-approved scarf, although it doesn’t stretch and will fray somewhat, adding some shabby chic worn-in style.
A quick word on how to calculate the price of your fabric cut. As fabric is priced per yard and our example is listed as $2.50 per yard, so two yards would cost $5, a half yard would cost $1.25 and so on. More often than not, stores run sales—yay for saving money, but calculating the cost now has an added factor.
The fabric of the scarf in the picture originally cost $9.99 per yard, but it was on sale for 40 percent off. The price per yard was then approximately $6. I needed one-third of a yard, which means I paid approximately $2, which is an awesome price for a fashionable scarf that would cost you upward of $10 at the mall.
One-third of a yard knit fabric (To make a wider scarf or shoulder wrap, up the yardage to a half yard.) and a pair of sharp scissors.
Fold fabric in half widthwise (short side to short side). Measure and cut slits every one inch from the lower edge. Cut up each slit about five inches to make fringe be sure you cut through both layers so both ends of the scarf are roughly the same. Unfold the material and starting at one side and working your way across, knot each individual fringe, making sure to slide the knot all the way to the top edge.
As a variation, you could slide a bead up each fringe before you knot them. Try wooden beads for a boho look, or sparkly faceted ones for a glam effect. You could even cut the fringe longer and knot it together in a weave pattern.
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