TUESDAY: MY VIKINGS SCARF

Last Christmas, Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers fleece topped my wish list because I wanted to make his and hers fleece tie blankets. At first, my intention was to try a new no-sew method – by looping fleece strips into each other or something. I tried the new method on a few strips, but I wasn’t impressed with the results. I just didn’t like the way it looked. So, I went back to what I know best – the tie method.

PACKERS AND VIKINGS FLEECE TO MAKE TWO TIE BLANKETS

What’s that old saying? Waste not want not? I’m not 100% sure I have that saying correct. Anyway, I had long narrow piece of Minnesota Vikings fleece left over from my tie blanket project. The fleece strip wasn’t super small or oddly shaped for me to throw out. When I first saw the fleece strip, I immediately thought about making a scarf even though I’ve never made one with fleece.

A SMALL PIECE OF VIKINGS FLEECE LEFT OVER FROM THE TIE BLANKET

A SMALL PIECE OF VIKINGS FLEECE LEFT OVER FROM THE TIE BLANKET

I was 80% sure the process would be easy once I gave it more thought. But until I had a plan, I tossed the Vikings fleece strip to the side. I had leftover grey fleece from two recent scarf refashions. If I had my way, I would have used either purple or gold fleece to complete the Vikings scarf, but I had no idea what to do with the small strip of grey fleece. So, I convinced myself the grey would be just fine with the Vikings fleece.

ATTACHED GREY FLEECE PIECE TO THE VIKINGS FLEECE WITH A ZIG ZAG STITCH

ATTACHED GREY FLEECE PIECE TO THE VIKINGS FLEECE WITH A ZIG ZAG STITCH

I didn’t need purple or gold to match, right? Just say yes. Not to mention, dark grey matches everything, right? Again, just say yes. As soon as I convinced myself, I measured (making sure I could loop the scarf twice) and cut (same width of the Vikings fleece) the grey fleece. Although the purple and gold fleece was a nice length, the width was a little narrow, not giving me too many options to work with. No big deal.

YAY! AN NEW INFINITY SCARF FOR ME!

YAY! AN NEW INFINITY SCARF FOR ME!

This just meant no complications or twisting or turning. Just sew two edge pieces together. I’m pretty sure I could handle this plan. After cleaning up the sports fleece a bit, I lined up the width edges of the two fleeces and sewed a zig zag stitch. I sewed another zig zag stitch, connecting the other two edges, and boom! I’m done. Easy peasy. And I absolutely love it! Not too long and bulky — two perfect loops to keep me warm! Goooooo Vikings! SKOL!

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