Fluffy ‘Woven’ Scarf

Here he is wearing it out to shovel!

Here he is wearing it out to shovel!

A few weeks ago I showcased some of the projects I’m working on,and now I’ve completed one: the basketweave scarf. The wool I made it out of is warm and fluffy and it’s different from any of my other scarves. The other bonus is that it’s fairly unisex so my husband can wear it too. The only problem was that it curls a bit, but it’s wide enough that even when it does, it still covers your whole neck. It’s been nice to have because here in the Northeast, things have taken a chilly (and snowy!) turn over the past few weeks. I feel like I need to make a whole bunch of warm things to keep myself safe from the cold, snow and wind!

Materials:

– 5 skeins (50 g each) of this yarn (pictured below), which is a 3-stranded wool blend, a bit heavier than your typical worsted weight.

My Chinese is a bit rusty, and I got this yarn as a gift, so I'm not sure what it is or where it comes from.

My Chinese is a bit rusty, and I got this yarn as a gift, so I’m not sure what it is or where it comes from

– Size 15 knitting needles

– Size J crochet hook

– yarn needle

Pattern:

Cast on 29 stitches onto knitting needles.

Row 1: Knit 2, *insert needle between the next 2 stitches from back to front, knit the second stitch, leaving it on the left-hand needle, then knit the first stitch, sliding both off the needle. Repeat from * across, ending knit 1.

Row 2: Purl 2, *skip the next stitch on the needle and purl the second stitch, leaving it on the left-hand needle, then purl the first stitch and slide both off the needle. Repeat from * across, ending purl 1.

Repeat these rows for pattern.

Continue on with the basketweave until you knit about 1/3 of the way through the last skein of yarn, then bound off the knitting in the basketweave stitch, but didn’t fasten off.

Switch to crochet hook and crochet down the side of the scarf, making 3 sc per 4 rows of knitting.

When you get back to the beginning, turn, and sc 4 more rows at the short end of the scarf.

The single crochets at the end were to keep the end from curling.

The single crochets at the end were to keep the end from curling.

Fasten off with a long tail so it blends into your fringe. On the other end of the scarf, sc four more rows on short end so that it matches this end. Cut one piece of fringe per sc of whatever length desired (mine are about 7 inches total, so 3.5 when tied on), and tie them on with an overhand knot.

Weave in ends in the center of the scarf where you joined the skeins together.

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~ by oflions on February 21, 2013.

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