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CafeAlaStef
01-11-2008, 11:59 AM
I bought some velvet spun lionbrand yarn and love it, I'm making a scarf for a small child (girl). I'm just knitting the entire thing because you can't really see any difference in stitches because it's so fluffy. I was trying to come up with some ideas on how to jazz it up a bit, I was thinking about sewing a few cute little buttons on it, but does anyone else have any ideas?

Jan in CA
01-11-2008, 12:51 PM
I was going to say it doesn't show very good stitch definition, but I see you've discovered that already. ;) Since it's for a young child how about some cute knitted or crocheted flowers at the ends? (Buttons would be cute, but I'd be afraid they might get chewed off and choked on.)

http://www.knitbuddies.com/flower_pin.html
http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/flower02k.htm
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTpetals.html

CafeAlaStef
01-11-2008, 01:24 PM
good point about the buttons! She's just over 1, so she's still in the putting things in her mouth stage... those flowers look adorable! I think i'll probably go with that. How would I attach them to the scarf though?

Jan in CA
01-11-2008, 04:42 PM
You could use a matching yarn or even a sturdy thread. I made a little hat and put one of the flowers on it and I "think" I used thread, but I'm not positive. In lieu of the button you could just use yarn and go back and forth embroidery style to create the center, or knit a bobble.
http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/56049821-S.jpg

CafeAlaStef
01-11-2008, 05:24 PM
that hat is adorable! what is a bobble tho?

CafeAlaStef
01-11-2008, 06:06 PM
Is there a way to add fringe or a cute border or something? im so new at this i can't really think of anything creative or how to do it..

Jan in CA
01-11-2008, 06:36 PM
Sure! Fringe is easy, but again be careful it's not something a child will choke on.

Instructions here for creating bobbles.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques

CafeAlaStef
01-11-2008, 06:40 PM
to create like stringy fringe do I just tie some strings at the bottom of the scarf?

Mirl56
01-11-2008, 08:34 PM
http://www.craftygal.com/archives/101/table101.htm

the bottom of this site shows how to add fringe.

CafeAlaStef
01-11-2008, 11:18 PM
Thanks everyone for your help! I finished my scarf, it's on the "watcha knitting" part :)