Thursday, June 28, 2012

Scarf with built in fringe

I've been using this scarf pattern since about 2003, when I found it in Spin-Off magazine. It's knitted sideways. You cast on an odd number off stitches and work in seed stitch, k1, p1 for all rows. The clever bit is that you start each row with a new length of yarn, leaving a tail at each end for the fringe, knotting each five threads together to keep them in place and form the fringe. I'll trim the fringe when I'm finished.

The drawback with knitting a scarf sideways is that it's hard to tell exactly how long it is until the scarf is complete. I'm wondering now if I've made this one for my grandson too short. Hmmm.


  1. That is a pretty neat way to do it!

  2. Sounds like a LOT of stitches on the needle, although, of course, fewer rows. This is a very nice effect, and I'm curious how many balls of tatting thread were used. I'm not familiar with the Milford Satin brand.

  3. I used to use 203 stitches when I made mohair scarves. The Milford Satin is not ideal for tatting, some of my bookmarks have stretched. But it is about the same as size 10 and comes in an array of bright colours. I used yellow, orange, dark blue, light blue, purple, red.....I avoided the pinky colours as the scarf was intended for a boy. But it really is too short, will have to be for a teddy bear!