Materials; Cygnet Superwash pure merino DK in brown, red and green, plus an oddment of black *
Polyester toy stuffing
Gold elastic cord (25cm) for tie **
Tension; 26sts x 32rows over 10cm in stocking stitch
Finished size; approx. 10cm high x 6.5cm wide, excluding scarf
Cast on 5sts in brown.
r1: inc in all sts (10)
r2 and all even rows: p
r3: inc in all sts (20)
r5: k2, inc, *k4, inc* x3, k2 (24)
r7: k2, inc, *k5, inc* x3, k3 (28)
r9: k2, inc, *k6, inc* x3, k4 (32)
r11: k2, inc, *k7, inc* x3, k5 (36)
r13: k15 brown, k6 red, k15 brown
r14: p14 brown, p8 red, p14 brown
r15: k13 brown, k10 red, k13 brown
r16: p13 b, p10 r, p13 b
r17: k12 b, k12 r, k12 b
r18: p12 b, p12 r, p12 b
r19: k12 b, k 12 r, k12 b
r20: p13b, p10r, p13b
r21: k2, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k2, change to red, k3, k2tog, k5, change to brown, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k4 (31)
r22: p12b, p7r, p12b
r23: k2, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k2, change to red, k2, k2tog, k3, change to brown, k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4 (26)
r24: p11b, p4r, p11b
r25: (all brown) k2, k2tog, *k3, k2tog* x4, k2 (21)
7 rows st-st
r33: k2, k2tog, *k2, k2tog* x4, k1 (16)
r35: k2, k2tog, *k1, k2tog* x4 (11)
r37: k2tog x4, k3tog
cut yarn and thread through 5 sts to tie off.
Add french knots for the eyes in black yarn. Place these 4sts apart, between the shaping for the neck and top of the head.
Stitch up at centre back leaving a small gap, stuff, finish stitching
Cast on 100sts in green
(Be sure to leave at least 15cm at each end of the scarf each time you cut and change colour to make the tassels.)
r1: k all in red
r2: k all in green
r3: k all in red
r4: cast off in green
Tie knots at each end to secure the tassels and trim to a uniform length.
*available at John Lewis, Oxford Street, London. Please note that any DK yarn would be suitable.
** sample uses cord from Kleins in London’s Soho (www.kleins.co.uk).