Lately I’ve been commissioned quite a bit to make S16/17 scarves, as I go through the trouble to recreate the major damage and oddities present on the scarf. I’m asked on a regular basis how I manage to get the look out of the two major crude joins that I do – and of course it’s difficult to truly give a tutorial about a craft in any kind of brief way.
In response to this, I’ve spent significant time over the last few months working on filming how I achieve the look that I achieve in a way that is simple enough to teach and loose enough that it can be tweaked and uniquely shaped as per each knitter’s (or client’s) personal tastes.
It’s important to me that these tutorials are openly available for scarf knitters to use, at least as a starting point for how they want to do their scarves. I am firmly of the “share and share alike” camp when it comes to cosplay knowledge.
Unfortunately, since both of these joins were removed when the scarf got revamped for Shada, we’ll never truly know how the joins were created, so these are truly “interpretations” of the screen look, but I’ve found them to be incredibly sturdy, read beautifully on camera, and give every scarf that touch of authenticity. These tutorials are crochet-based, but have no fear if you’ve never touched a crochet hook before – it’s not like you’re looking for a beautiful result. If you ever want to make a S18 you’ll have to learn how to slip stitch – better to learn now when the uniformity of your stitches is not important.
If you have any questions about these tutorials, it’s likely someone else will have the same question in the future – drop me a comment on here or on YouTube and I can address it in the video itself.