Fun & Fanciful Fall Foliage Kerchief

Project Description

What are you most proud of? My inspiration was an embroidery design published in Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine, September/October 2014, pages. 34-5, for the Autumnal Applique throw. I loved the design but thought it would be too dense to try to embroider over my knitted project, so I adapted the design for my kerchief. I think it came out adorable. What advice would you give someone starting this project? After knitting up the kerchief according to my "Easy Snowman Neck Scarf/Cowl" pattern, hand wash it in hot water and agitate it a bit to lightly felt it, then run it through a spin cycle on your washing machine, then put it in the dryer under the hot setting until damp dry. Then block it dry. Once dry, you can go ahead and needle felt the tree and fall foliage (The Easy Snowman design includes a color photo tutorial on needle felting). After that, make 6 simple hexagons. I used six 5-inch squares of cotton Batik fabric to make 4 1/2 inch circles. To make quick and easy hexagons, I followed Julia C. Wood's wonderful technique, which I learned while watching "Quilting Arts" on my PBS station. This is from Series 1300, Project 1308-2. You can find instructions on Quilting Arts TV's website. After placing the appliques, I used craft floss to hand sew them on.

What you will need

  • Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool
  • #9 24 inch circular needle
  • wool yarn and roving
  • Batik fabric cut into 5 inch squares
  • sewing thread and needle
  • craft floss
  • needle felting tool
  • US 9 / 5.5 mm / UK 5

Q&A with Lenas Legacy

gabby3 asked:
Can i see the other side. it would be perfect to wear to church if it goes over my head. Please let me know
Lenas Legacy answered:
Hi, I'm sorry but I no longer have it so I can't take a photo, but the other side is the inside. This is a triangular shaped scarf, so there's no question about it going over the head. I just put it on me with the design showing in the front and tie the ends behind my neck. It's what they often call a "cowboy" scarf.