a few weeks ago on one of my weekly charity shop jaunts I found this lovely little hand knit Fair Isle scarf, it was stuffed in a box of hats and scarf’s and although a bit dirty and crumpled.. I could see potential!!
Its all in lovely natural colours and simple Fair Isle motifs.(excuse the darkish pictures, it gets dark about 3pm now. gotta love a Shetland winter!) When I washed the scarf a lot of dirt came out.. bleeuch. and those tassles.. looked a bit ropey.. the other issue was it was a bit short, you know when you wrap it around and you know as soon as you went outside it would start flapping around.. especially in Shetland.
so. I had a brainwave. If you know me in real life, well if you ever see me walking to work.. you will know I love a circle scarf. They negate all the dramas of a single ended scarf. #firstworldproblems so, i took of the ropey tassels, rewashed to ends to close the holes..
and sewed together both ends to turn it into a circle scarf!
Im not sure how old the scarf is. But what I do know is it would have sat unused as it was, sometimes when I do these things I know there would be some people cringing at me changing this vintage piece of knitwear but the way I see it, I would rather do something to it to make it wearable than leave it sitting in the cupboard.
I cant wait to wear it since its starting to get pretty chilly. After all, it is nearly December! £6.00 well spent I reckon.