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Colour Block Scarf

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Striped knit Gryffindor scarf

Size

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4 inches wide, 5.5 – 6ft long

Materials

160gms each Worsted Weight Patons Classic Wool in your choice of two colours.


1 set 4.5mm dpns, 2 circulars or straight knitting needles (if you choose to knit flat and seam).

Gauge

20sts to 4 inches over st st

Pattern

The pattern is written as if you are knitting in the round, but this scarf can be knit flat and seamed if you desire.

Using colour 1, cast on 40sts and knit in the round for 3 inches (work st st if you are knitting your scarf flat)

Tip: If you use a provisional cast on you can graft the end closed for a neater finish.

Change to colour 2and work for another three inches.

Tip: When changing colours, tie your yarns in a firm knot.
Because the scarf is a tube you won’t need to darn the loose threads in if you don’t want to. If you prefer to darn the loose threads in, turn your scarf inside out before you graft the ends together and do it then.

Continue working stripes in this way until work measures 5.5 – 6ft, depending on the height of the recipient. Make sure you end with colour 1.

Don’t cast off, graft the end closed.

Finishing

At each end, make 5×4 inch long tassels in the following colour sequence
colour 1
colour 2
colour 1
colour 2
colour 1


Pattern copyright 2001 Sarah Bradberry. All rights reserved. Photo of finished scarf is copyright Sarah Bradberry May 26th 2004.

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