HOW TO MAKE… A TASSEL SCARF
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
25 sts and 22 rows over 10cm (4") square in 4 x 3 rib stitch
st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl
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.
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.
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.
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.