Mesh Look Scarf

This scarf is a long decorative fashion scarf which could be worn by for warmth or simply to make a statement.  The mesh design is both simple and elegant to look at, although not a scarf for the novice knitter as the pattern of rows can be confusing.

This scarf measures 30cm x 180cm in total without the tassels.  Total preparation time is probably about 6 - 12 hours depending on experience.

1 pair of 12mm Needles
4 x 100g Super Chunky  Wool.  The example shown here is made using Wendy Pampas Mega Chunky


sts      Stitches      
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    All details enclosed in [ ] should be repeated as specified
    Knit (number after it refers to how many stitches to knit)
    Yarn Forward Over Needle (make a stitch)
  Slip one (slip the next stitch on to the other needle with out knitting it.)
 K2tog     Knit two together (knit next two stitches together as if they were a single stitch (decreasing a stitch)
    Pass slip stitch over next stitch to decrease a stitch

To make scarf:
Using 12mm needles,  cast on 17 stitches
Row 1 Purl to end
Row 2 K1, [YFD, K2Tog] repeat to end
Row 3 Purl to end
Row 4 [S1, K1, PSSO, YFD] repeat to last stitch, K1
These four rows form pattern, continue working these four rows until work measures 120cm long, ending on an odd row.
Cast Off in Knit.

To make Up:
Secure the ends of the wool. 
Make 8 tassels of approximately 10cm in length and attach onto the loops.  For this scarf I used the long side of a DVD box to prepare the tassels and wrapped the wool around the box 8 times for each tassel.  Secure firmly tassels to the bottom layer of loops in the scarf.  For further details on preparing tassels click here.  Trim the tassels to required length.

Hints & Tips:

Care must be taken when knitting this scarf to ensure that you are on the correct row.  This can be determined by looking at the layout of the rows.  Accidentally repeating the same row will result in the scarf leaning in one direction rather than extending straight up.

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