DIY | easy knotted scarf

November 25, 2011

HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY! While you are out shopping, pick up some super thick yarn and knot-yourself this adorable and easy scarf!

easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Supplies: the yarn I used has no real descriptive name, the fantastic ladies at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company (where I purchased my yarn) told me I can call it webbed or weaved. When stretched and pulled apart, this special type of yarn expands into a beautifully delicate weave. Each bundle of yarn comes in different lengths. For this project you will need a total of 480″ of yarn (or 48 feet), 4 strands of 120″. Make sure that whatever yarn you buy, you do the math in the store to make sure you have enough!

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

You will also need a poster board, measuring tape, scissors and a few thumb tacks.

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Cut four pieces of yarn all 120″ long (or ten feet each). You don’t have to use two different colors of yarn… you can use just one, two or maybe even four!

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

I wanted the grey yarn to be in the middle of my scarf and the turquoise yarn to be on the outside, so I laid them out accordingly. Lay out your yarn on a table or on the floor to start your knotting. Tie your first knot with an outer piece of yarn and an inner piece.

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

There is your first knot! Now do it again on the other side…

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

When your first two knots are done, pin them to the top of your poster board – this will get you organized for the rest of your knots. You can tuck the ends behind the poster board if you’d like. Either post up at your table or on the floor…

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Now we will begin the rest of the knots… knot the two middle pieces together.

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Spacing about 6″ apart.

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Now continue to knot each side and then back to the middle, each side and then back to the middle.

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Once you keep going, you can move your scarf up the board… repining the knots.

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Keep going until the end of your yarn…

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Go across your scarf and tighten each knot…

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Cut the ends of your scarf 8″-10″ from your last knots…

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Now the fun part! Start puffing up your scarf by pulling the weave of your yarn apart, section by section.

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Keep on pulling and stretching until your scarf is completely fluffed up!

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

Trim each of the ends after you fluff.

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

That’s it! Super easy… and you can use this same type of pattern with any extra large yarn!

DIY easy grey and turquoise knotted scarf tutorial on SomethingTurquoise.com

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Photography: Studio 11 // DIY: Jen | Something Turquoise // Yarn: Alamitos Bay Yarn Company // Nail Polish: OPI – Mimosas for Mr & Mrs


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Gramma G
November 25, 2011

What a beautiful scarf! I've never seen yarn like that but I'm sure going to look for some now! I have teenage granddaughters who would love these. Thanks.

John | Shutter Nonsense
November 25, 2011

Well done, great pictures.

Vivienne @ The V Spot
November 25, 2011

Beautiful!

Jo Ann Causey
November 25, 2011

Wickedly cute and warm to boot!

Barbara Kelley
December 6, 2013

I love love love this scarf and searched everywhere for the yarn. It doesn't exist! Online or specialty yarn-only stores :( If you know of a place online, please let me know! I have to settle for something similar but not quite the same!