Pom pom linen scarf

When I saw these scarves on The Purl Bee so many moons ago, I immediately added them to my project pile.  I love linen, and the addition of the pom poms is so unexpected, but with them the scarf almost reads like a necklace.  Of course, they would be lovely in the summer evenings over a simple dress, but my life is busy and my project list is long, people.  I finally finished my first one on Tuesday.
Apologies for the bad photos, but it is a very pretty light grey linen and a crisp white pom pom.  So even though I am a few months too late for summer wearing - maybe the colours could be considered wintery?
Regardless, it was fun to get out the sewing machine again and make something!  I had to get a zipper foot for this project, and amazingly there is a great sewing store right down the street from me.  I am now inspired to get sewing this winter - new curtains maybe?  I certainly don't need any more scarves!!

13 comments:

  1. That looks great Lisa! I definitely think you can wear that all year. Feels good to be back on the old sewing machine, doesn't it?

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  2. Great work, it's totally cute. You can totally use that in fall/winter. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Tania @ Passport2Design.comNovember 21, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Ok, this scarf is adorable! Love the pompoms and the linen combo. Curses to my lack of craftiness...I'll have to find a pom pom scarf to call my own :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Thanks guys! I 'debuted' it yesterday and there were many compliments - I am now working on a second! Thanks for the fall/winter support - I figure it will be nice for those outfits that aren't quite warm enough inside!

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  5. oh wow...well done girlie girl. Love it! xo

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  6. It's adorable Lisa! Well done!

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  7. lovely scarf:) you can def wear it year round!

    xx

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  8. It's beautiful. Sewing is something I can't do so I'm envious of all those who can:)

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  9. Look fabulous..I glad I found your blog...I would like to get in touch with more Canadian blogger around the city;)...so since now you have a new follower. I invite you to visit mine..is in Spanish but you can translate if you like. Cheers...iela

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  10. Hi! I saw this here ages ago and just got around to finding poms :) It's lovely! I'm going to try my hand at it for some scarves for friends, but wasn't exactly sure how you made these.
    Two questions:
    1. Did you do two layers here and then sandwich the poms in between, or just add an extra piece to hide the joining piece of the trim?

    2. What length/width did you use for these? I like the way they loop around and can be doubled up a lot.
    Thanks!

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  11. The Purl Bee doesn't seem to have this up anymore, in case you're wondering why I didn't just check there ;)

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  12. Hi! It was definitely two layers with the trim sandwiched inbetween - and I think the edges were turned over twice, if that makes any sense. That is, I folded and pressed in the raw edge about 1 inch, and then folded the outside edge in again about 1/2 inch (or folded the first fold in half). Then I pinned the trim in between those layers and ran the machine down the inside. Not sure if that makes any sense!!


    As for length, I have forgotten that part, and sadly, have lost the scarf. Boo.


    Perhaps if you email the Purl Bee, they will send you the directions! Good luck!

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  13. I found the new link for the directions: http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2011/9/25/mollys-sketchbook-long-pom-pom-cowl.html and will update my link above - thanks for the head's up!

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