Lisa Leonard Designs

knot knitting.

November 20th | older posts

oh, martha, you kill me! this ‘no-sew’ scarf is from the holiday martha that i have been drooling over. so, so many fun ideas (and no time to do them all!). but this was easy (took me about 1/2 hour) and affordable (cost about $4). i just bought yarn from michael’s, but wouldn’t THIS be yummy?? You can get her directions HERE.

36 Responses

  1. misty says:

    SOOOO cute! i want to make one too :)!! i will check out those links!

  2. Becca says:

    How fun! Looks like a fun project to do with my daughter.

  3. sarah says:

    beautiful on you!

  4. Sara says:

    Ahhhhh! I am a knitter, but LOVE this. I am headed to Michaels as soon as I finish my current knitting project. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Sarah says:

    Holy Cow! You made that amazing scarf! I saw it in Martha’s Holiday magazine and want to make it. Now that I’ve seen someone else do it and it’s really inexpensive, that motivates me to try it! :)

  6. patti says:

    I saw this in Martha’s mag, but yours is so much cuter!

  7. islandjen says:

    oooohhhh…i must try this!! beautiful!

  8. Shannon says:

    Super Duper Cute! I think I’m gonna try this – my mom will be soooo proud!

  9. Shannon says:

    Super Duper Cute! I’m gonna try this – my mom will be sooo proud :}

  10. very cute and cool color, too.

  11. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful! I will sort through my yarn stash and give this a try.

  12. Toni says:

    You look so cute!! I love colorful scarves. Speaking of scarves, you should read my recent post of the scarf I just layed to rest. (snicker, snicker :)

  13. Denissa says:

    too cute! I love it, even better that it is easy and quick to do :)

  14. michele stump says:

    ummmm….your beautiful.


  15. Emma says:

    I’ve seen this scarf before and have wanted to make one–you’ve inspired me to make one this weekend!


  16. Noelle White says:

    you are too cute Lisa!!!

  17. Vicki R. says:

    Wow, thanks for this idea! I love it, and yours looks awesome. I wonder if my teenage nieces would each like one of these in their favorite color? Hmmm…

  18. Sophie says:

    so cool…so cool…I have so many knitting projects in mind…thank goodness for the coziness of winter storms coming up.

  19. mkv says:

    Thanks for the great idea! What kind of yarn did you use?

  20. Lisa says:

    I think it was called ‘Lion’s Brand’ it was the thickest I could find.

  21. Robbin says:

    I just might have to try this. Haven’t done much lately. No place to put things at the moment, but this sounds like fun. Love your ideas.

  22. Heather says:

    So cute Lis! I love it! I hope you will be at church on Sunday, b/c I will be in town! Expect a big HUGE hug if you are! :)

  23. JennK says:

    I love this scarf. I made one for myself last year and got sooo many compliments on it. I may just have to make a few more in different colors. :)

    I love the color you used.

  24. emily says:

    I’ve been drooling over that scarf as well.

  25. karen says:

    That color combination on you is absulutely stunning! You could be modeling for some catalog – Martha’s maybe!?!? Nice choice of colors!

  26. beth cochran says:

    AWESOME Lisa!!
    Thank you-now I know what I am making for Christmas gifts!!
    ~beth in colorado

  27. Jenny says:

    That alpaca is fantastic looking! Oh, how I could drool over it, lol. Thank you so much for this post, Lisa! I’m going to check into making these, for sure!

  28. Thanks Lisa. This looks so great and easy. Now I know what to do with my yarn stash. Great find. Have a happy thanksgiving.

  29. erica says:

    Just bought my yarn to try this out myself!! Glad you liked it. I can’t wait to make one myself! It looks great!

  30. Jaime says:

    Hi Lisa…
    LOVE the scarf!
    I was wondering if you followed Martha’s instructions for length or those of the ladies in the comments section? I bought wool, am eager to start but not too sure if I should be making the middle lengths longer to compensate for all the knotting?
    Thanks for the great idea! I too may be going into a mass knot knitting Christmas production!
    Jaime :)

  31. Lisa says:

    Hi Jaime! I didn’t read those comments until after I made the scarf. It turned out a bit smaller than I planned because the middle sections do use more yarn, since they are knotted more. Just cut a bit extra for the middle two sections. Hope its a success!!

  32. Kim Putren says:

    Seriously who needs Martha when we have you and Chrissie to inspire us. You are adorable. By the way I LOVE the pics that you take of anyone and everything. You have time to teach Photo classes too right? Let me know, I’ll figure out a way to come.

  33. laura says:

    Hi Lisa! About how wide did your scarf end up? I started on one, but thought it was too narrow. Not sure if I did something wrong, or if I need to use more strands. =D


  34. Melanie says:

    Has anyone every told you that you have the most beautiful hair?! I know, I know, this post has nothing to do with the scarf! (Which is pretty, too!)

  35. Kara says:

    Hi! Saw you briefly in the office at CCM the other day, and sorry I forgot to tell you I have read your blog and tried this scarf for myself! Got some thick white wool yarn, and was so quick and simple. FYI I taped the ends high up on a wall to make it easier to tie the knots. Have gotten so many compliments… never knew macrame could be so hip! Your blog is awesome and I love your family photos – makes me want one of my own! Hope you got a lot of buzz from the CCM Gift Guide! It will be removed from the CCM website soon, so hope you had a chance to forward the link to friends and family.

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