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This stripy scarf is knitted flat with straight needles in stocking stitch and sewn along the side seams to make it double thickness. The colour changes are broad and narrow bands of stripes. Two tone fringing completes each end.
Size and gaugeApproximately 60 cm (24 inches long) x 17 cm (7 inches) wide. Gauge approx.8 stitches over 10 rows
Skills requiredCast on, cast off, knit, purl stitches. Sewn over stitch to join.
x3 100g balls Stylecraft Special Double Knit #1035 Burgundy – main colour
x1 100g ball Stylecraft Special Double Knit # # 1114 – contrast colour
Pair 8 mm (US 11) knitting needles
Blunt tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
- Use two strands held together throughout. (When using a single ball of yarn find the ‘other end’ from the centre of the ball and pull evenly with the ‘outer’ strand to hold two strands together).
- Using size 8 mm (US 11) needles cast on 40 stitches in main Burgundy colour holding the two strands together from separate balls of yarn.
- Row 1 knit (right side).
- Row 2 purl
- Repeat rows 1 and 2. This is now referred to as stocking stitch.
- Work total of 16 rows.
- With right side facing join yellow contrast colour work two rows of stocking stitch.
- With right side facing join main burgundy colour and work two rows of stocking stitch.
- With right side facing join contrast yellow and work two rows of stocking stitch.
- Right side facing work 15 rows of main colour. Right side facing – follow instructions 7-10 repeating stripe blocks 10 more times (or more as required – allow more yarn than specified above).
- End with block of main colour right side facing and cast off.
- The colour joins can be tidied off at the end by cutting knotting and weaving in.
- Join the side edges together by sewing the sides to make a tube with the centre seam at the back of the scarf.
- Make the fringe, a DVD case is a useful size for wrapping and measuring the yarn around. Loop the fringe through the front and back of the scarf edge and tie securely.
- Trim the fringe to straighten any uneven threads.