HOW TO MAKE… A TASSEL SCARF

Mollie Makes - - Cocktail Hour -

MA­TE­RI­ALS

We Are Knit­ters The Cot­ton Wool, 100% cot­ton, 100g/212m per ball, two balls in Sal­mon Pink (B787) (Yarn A), one ball in Wine (6461) (Yarn B) 5mm (UK 6, US 8) knit­ting nee­dles Medium-sized cro­chet hook Yarn nee­dle

TEN­SION

25 sts and 22 rows over 10cm (4") square in 4 x 3 rib stitch

ABBREVIATIONS

st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Ap­prox. 212 x 24cm (835/ x 9 ") There are lots of things we love about win­ter – the ex­cuse to stay home with a good book, shop­ping for new coats, and drink­ing huge mugs of hot choco­late – but our big­gest plea­sure is cre­at­ing new, snug­gly knits for our wardrobes.

This par­tic­u­larly cosy de­sign checks off two of this sea­son’s big­gest trends – bur­gundy and tas­sels – and is great for all oc­ca­sions, from win­ter walks in the coun­try­side to mooches around Christmas craft mar­kets.

Worked in sim­ple rib stitch, this scarf also makes for an easy-knit Christmas gift that’ll go down a treat. Choose your gal pal’s favourite colours, then whip up a ver­sion for her, too.

In­struc­tions

The scarf is knit­ted us­ing rib stitch, re­peat­ing the ba­sic pat­tern un­til the scarf reaches the re­quired length. The tas­sels are then added along the cast on and cast off edges, to fin­ish.

Scarf

Us­ing Yarn A, cast on 60 sts Row 1 (RS) k4, (p3, k4) to end Row 2 p4, (k3, p4) to end Rows 3-404 re­peat Rows 1-2 Work will mea­sure ap­prox. 160cm (62¾") from cast on edge.

Fin­ish­ing

To make the tas­sels, cut 78 52cm (20½") lengths of Yarn B. Fold six lengths in half, then use the cro­chet hook to draw the looped cen­tre through the first stitch along the cast on edge, from the front to the back. Pass the ends through the loop, then pull gently to cre­ate the first tassel. Re­peat with the re­main­ing lengths of yarn, us­ing six at a time, and spac­ing them evenly across the cast on edge to cre­ate 13 tas­sels in total. Re­peat along the cast off edge, then trim the tas­sels, and weave in any re­main­ing ends.

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