This is my last French Scarf with yarns. Seriously. I have now made 5 of these. They are addictive because they are quick to make. Here are the others below.
The purple and green are the lightest and thinnest. That is because I used fine mohair and alpaca wool and a very thin merino, like thread. The blue one has a thicker hand spun yarn that gives more texture and is slightly heavier. The gold scarf has a thicker yarn and a thin mohair blend.
The white scarf was made with 100% merino yarn and white viscose and merino roving. The yarn has a lot of white in it and I thought it would be better to use a white roving with it as the white would most likely dominate any other color of roving and peek through like it did a bit in the purple scarf. I laid out the wool on one side only. The white viscose makes it very shiny, but it is a bit difficult to tell in the photo. Because the yarn is 100% wool, it shrunk quite quickly and made some really interesting textures. This also makes the scarf feel a bit thicker than the others, though the spaces in-between the yarn are quite thin. I have this yarn in another colorway, and will probably make another one. It isn’t as bright and also has a lot of white in it.
These scarves can be made in a variety of ways, with or without yarns, with silk, viscose or other bling fibers. They can be made according to the template shape below, or as a triangle (just fold over one edge).
They can be quite dense, such as the way I made them, or they can be made more loosely using less wool and viscose. The wool content in the yarn will make a big difference also. I found the template size to be just right for me, but I made a larger one out of flooring underlay for making them with wool and bling fibers only. You are limited only by what you have available and your own imagination.