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    Actually a guy who no longer works for me had the brilliant idea that he was going to revolutionize kilt making. He thought that having a sash that laid flat on the shoulder would be exactly what the kilt world was looking for.

    He is also the guy who came up with the idea of the one piece flashes. Notice that the Tartan ones do not match and everything is sewn with different colored thread.

    He was the same guy who tried to convince me that these would become the next "must have" holiday item.



    For some strange reason not a one of these revolutionary items ever sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gealach View Post
    It's the Scottish Wildcat tartan.
    I can understand your request if you intend to wear it when not kilted, but if you already have a kilt in the material and simply want a scarf to wear with it, why not just choose a plain wool one which matches one of the kilt colours? I can't imagine a scarf made out of kilt material being either comfortable, practical or particualrily warm.
    If you are going to do it, do it in a kilt!

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    Yes, perhaps not the warmest of wraps, Gealach but that's what you have, so you should use it. My wife is from the Alps and loves to be warm. A friend, who learned his trade from a master, gifted her with an infinity scarf in Wildcat and she loves it! I've just asked her if it isn't 'scratchy' on her so-soft neck; she smirked and asked if I found tartan scratchy on my so-soft thighs Her's is fringed both edges.


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    That one looks nice... It's Scottish Wildcat after all.

    I have never worn an infinity scarf but find the idea interesting. It would use a lot less tartan as well. I'll think about it.

    That being said, I like the purling and it's also about the process of making it. We'll see...

    @tpa: I do in fact intend to wear it when not kilted as I already have different other scarves. And I also did an experiment with some tartan scraps fashioned into a scarf (only 1.2 metres long). I don't find it scracthy at all and it provides enough warmth without getting too hot in temperatures from 0-10 C. I do live on the cooler side of things.
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    Scarf

    I also am attempting a scarf. I don't really know where to start. I do know I want it long. I started one that is 72 inches but I feel for me it's going to be short.

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    I noticed someone from my Clan MacIntyre Association sporting a rather longish scarf in MacIntyre tartan, but not in tartan textile, that he purchased from St. Croix Weavers. I cannot attest to the quality as I do not have one. One fabric offered is tencel, a wood-pulp type textile. I don't know enough about the fabric to warn against termite infestation versus moths.

    http://www.stcroixweaving.com/sWcAboutUs.htm
    Last edited by Jack Daw; Yesterday at 09:16 AM.
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