If you are anything like me you are easily wood by things that are beyond your skill level. I am wooed by triangle scarfs, the lovely draped lace knitting. I once dabbled in lace knitting and never again, I could not possibly swear that much these days as I have two children.
A beginner, or indeed someone who has never picked up a pair of knitting needles before in their life will be able to knit this scarf, and make the pretty tassels.
I have been suffering from tendonitis but I am not in a position to get the recommended surgery at this point in my life, I have spoken about this more over on my Instagram feed. I have been looking at ways to manage the pain. I discovered that slight movements, the kind I get whilst knitting with super chunky wool did help. There have been a lot of scarves/hats and cushions in this wool!
You will need;
- 12mm circular needles
- 3 balls of Hug It Out yarn from Hobbycraft (or similar)
- Left over wool for the tassels
- A darning needle
- Cast on 3 stitches.
- KFB (Knit Front & Back) in the first and last stitch of every row.
- Knit every other stitch.
- When you knit every stitch regardless of the row you create garter stitch.
- Continue this way until you reach the end. To join a new ball of wool tie the ends with a simple overhand knot.
- Once you are reaching the end of the third ball it is time to cast off.
- To make the tassels wrap your chosen wool around and around your smartphone length ways. Do this over and over until you have a good bunch. Then cut two lengths of the tassel wool and secure the top of your tassel in the centre at the top and slide it off your phone.
- Next tie the second piece of yarn about 2 finger lengths down from the top tie.
- Use your scissors to cut the loop end of your tassels and trim as needed. Use the top tie to attach to the corners of your completed triangle.
This is a quick project you can complete this project in an afternoon even as a complete novice. Get yourself down to your local haberdashery or to online to get everything you need. If you plan to use yarn that is not Hug It Out, ( I adore that name for wool), check on the back of the label and it will have the recommended needle size, check for yarn that is compatible with 12mm needles.