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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Super Simple Tunisian Scarf

For this winter, I had made myself a ruffled scarf (in Cascade Superwash in a bright pretty heathered blue), but it's too narrow to provide protection against Chicago's winds. I'll still wear it when the temps are above freezing as it's pretty just over a sweater, but I decided I needed something with more warmth.

I didn't have anymore Superwash on hand in a color that would go well with my cherry red winter parka, but I found the perfect yellow in my Cascade 220 stash. I decided to go really long, so that I could wrap it around my head 3 times and still have enough left over to tie off, so the completed scarf, with fringe, is 128 inches (3.25 m) long and 5 inches (12.7 cm) wide. For this length scarf (with fringe), I used 490 yds worsted weight 100% wool yarn (Cascade 220 Quatro, colorway Butterscotch #5010).

The super simple stitch pattern:
I used Cascade 220 and a 6.5 mm Tunisan hook (from the Denise Interchangeable Set).
Base Chain - ch 20.

Row 1 - insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo and draw up a lp, sk next ch, yo, {insert hook into next ch, yo and draw up a lp, sk next ch, yo} x 3, insert hook into last st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through ONE lp on hook , {yo and draw through 2 lps on hook} x 19. Bolded portion is called a standard return.

Row 2 - lp on hook counts as first st, {insert hook behind front vertical thread of next st AND behind diagonal thread of following st, yo and draw through both sts, yo} x 9, Tks* in last st, standard return.
*Tunisian knit stitch

Work until desired length. Bind off last row with sl sts across. I used 10 strands, each 18 inches (46 cm) long, for each tassel (a total of 18 tassels, 9 per side).