The biggest trend in knitting and crochet this fall and winter is literally big. The Super Scarf is the brainchild of the Craft Yarn Council, and lots of designers and yarn companies are hopping on the trend, offering patterns for scarves made humongous (I will probably have one on CraftBits soon.)
The definition of a Super Scarf is at least 10 inches wide and 84 to 120 inches long (that’s 25 cm wide and a little over 2 meters to 3 meters long), which is a lot bigger than your standard scarf.
Red Heart and Yarnspirations have already released guides to these giant projects, with some great ideas to get you started. Yarnspirations also offers ideas on how to wear a Super Scarf, which no doubt will be helpful (I usually do something like the twisted one, but without a twist, when I wear a long scarf). Lion Brand has some great kits if you want pattern and yarn all in one.
There will be more patterns released by designers and yarn companies as we get into fall, but this is definitely a trend you’ll want to watch, and perhaps make yourself.
Would you make one of these Super Scarves? I’d love to hear about it, especially if you have an eye on a pattern. I rather like the Moss Stitch Stripe pattern from Yarnspirations, but there are lots of great ideas out there!
[Photo via Yarnspirations.]