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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).


  1. Wow! That's gorgeous! If I wasn't moving house this Friday I would be at my LYS tomorrow morning buying wool to start one ASAP!

    Thanks for sharing the pattern. I'm definitely going to try it as soon as we're settled in our new place!