This is an extra long chunky scarf, that is made out of three balls of Knitca Chunky wool. It’s a statement piece for any fall / winter wardrobe. When you put it on, it feels like a cloud is hugging you, and you instantly feel the warmth that only wool can provide.
Yarn – 3 balls of Knitca Chunky yarn, 100% wool, 60m / 65yds in a 100g / 3.5oz ball. Scarf in the photo is shown in Pine Green colour.
Needles – 15mm (US19)
Notions – wool needle, 8mm (L-11) crochet hook
Length – 190cm / 75” (excluding fringes)
Width – 20cm / 8”
SSK – slip 2 stitches separately knitwise, return them back to the left needle and knit them together through the back loop.
7 stitches and 9 rows = 4” / 10cm in pattern stitch
1. Cast on 18 stitches.
2. Work in eyelet pattern with selvages as follows:
Row 1 (right side): slip 1 purlwise with the yarn at the back of the work, [knit 1, purl 1, yarn over, SSK, purl 1], repeat the brackets to the last 2 stitches, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 2 (wrong side): slip 1 purlwise with the yarn at the back of the work , purl 1, [knit 1, purl 2, knit 1, purl 1], repeat the brackets to the last stitch, purl 1.
Row 3 (right side): slip 1 purlwise with the yarn at the back of the work, [knit 1, purl 1, knit 2 stitches together, yarn over, purl 1], repeat the brackets to the last 2 stitches, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 4 (wrong side): slip 1 purlwise with the yarn at the back of the work, purl 1, [knit 1, purl 2, knit 1, purl 1], repeat the brackets to the last stitch, purl 1.
Repeat rows 1-4 37 times, until the scarf measures 190cm / 75” 3.
3. Bind off all stitches. Cut the yarn leaving a 20cm / 8” tail.
4. Make fringes:
Cut 44 strands, each 41cm /16” long.
Attach fringes to the bottom of each end of the scarf as follows:
[Align 2 of the strands, and fold them in half. With right side facing you, insert crochet hook from back to front into a space that is 2 rows away from the edge. Place folded strands on the hook and pull them through the cowl for about 2cm / 1”. Wrap ends of the strands around the head of the hook, draw them through the loop and tighten.]
Repeat the brackets to make fringes in each knit stitch of the pattern = 4 fringes, then make 2 fringes evenly spaced between the initial 4 fringes = 10 fringes on each end of the scarf. Incorporate cast on and bind off tails into fringes. Trim the ends if necessary.
You can wrap this scarf around your neck in one or even two loops to create a super chunky casual look. Or let it hang almost to your knees in a carefree fashion, and let the fringes dance around you as you walk. For a more sleek look, put it around your neck and throw one end of the scarf over your shoulder.