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Simple Braided Scarf Pattern

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SIMPLE BRAIDED

SCARF

Keep your neck warm when the frost strikes with a giant woolly braid. This super-simple scarf looks like you’ve worked a fancy cable. But in reality, it’s just three long strips braided together. The super-chunky yarn knits up in a trice, making it an ideal project for beginners who are after something a little different—and impatient knitters of all levels! I’ve chosen a delicate shade of cool pale blue for this version, but you can choose any shade you like.

Needles and equipment US 15 (10mm) knitting needles Yarn sewing needle

Gauge (tension)

8 sts and 11 rows in stockinette (stocking) stitch to a 4-in (10-cm) square on US 15 (10mm) needles.

Measurements

The finished scarf is 72in (182cm) long and 7in (18cm) wide.

Strips

(Make 3)

Cast on 10 sts. Knit 170 rows. Bind (cast) off.

Tassels

(Make 2)

Cut 30 12-in (30-cm) lengths of yarn and arrange all but two of the lengths in a neat bunch. Tie one of the yarn lengths securely around the middle point of the bunch. Holding the ends of the tie, smooth the cut edges downward. Tie the second length of yarn around the doubled bunch, about 2in (5cm) from the top. Trim the tassel ends.

To make up

Lay the three strips on top of each other and oversew the three short ends together. Braid the strips loosely. Lay the three short free ends one on top of the other and oversew the edges together.

Attach the tassels.

Weave in all loose ends.

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