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Varsity Basketweave Tricolour Scarf

SIZE: approx. 9” x 60” (23cm x 160 cm) without fringe.

MATERIALS: 100g each of 3 colours of worsted weight yarn.
Col. A: navy
Col. B: gold
Col. C: red
5.5mm knitting needles
4mm crochet hook for fringe.

TENSION: each square within the basketweave pattern measures
1.5” x 1.5” (4x4 cm) and is made up of 7 stitches and 8 rows.

DIRECTIONS:
-Cut 28 pieces (10” long) of each of the 3 colours of the scarf for the fringe (if desired).
- Using 5.5mm needles and Col. C, cast on 14 sts. Anchor Col. B in the last st of Col. C then cast on 14 sts in Col. B. Anchor Col. A in the last st of Col. B then cast on 14 sts in Col. A. (42 sts)
NOTE ON USING SECTIONS OF DIFFERENT COLOURS ON A SINGLE ROW: In order to avoid leaving gaps between the different colours when several are worked in one row, always pick up the new colour strand that you will be working with from under the strand of colour that you have just finished using. Follow this technique throughout this pattern, making sure that this “wrapping” always takes place on the wrong side of the work.


-Row 1 (right side): Using Col. A: k7, p7. Following technique described above and using Col. B k7, p7. Following same wrapping technique and using Col. C k7, p7.
-Row 2: Using Col. C k7, p7. Using Col. B k7, p7. Using Col. A k7, p7.
-Repeat these 2 rows 3 times more.
-Row 9: Using Col. A p7, k7. Using Col. B p7, k7. Using Col. C p7, k7.
-Row 10: Using Col. C p7,k7. Using Col. B p7, k7. Using Col. A p7, k7.
-Repeat rows 9 and 10, 3 times more.
-These 16 rows form the basketweave pattern of the scarf. Repeat these 16 rows until the scarf is the desired length or until you run out of yarn. Be sure to end on the 8th or 16th row before casting off in pattern.

-FINISHING: Sew in loose ends at the cast on and cast off edges. Block the scarf using a damp towel to give it a more even texture.

-FRINGE: Using 2 precut strands from each of the 3 colours (6 strands all together), fashion
a fringe, placing one group of strands at each end of the cast on and cast off rows, then place one group of strands at every 7th stitch along each of these ends.

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