Materials; Cygnet Superwash pure merino DK in white (208), red (298) and black (217) *
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 white.
r1: inc in all sts (10sts)
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)
9 rows st-st
r21: k2, k2tog, *k5, k2tog* x4, k4 (31)
r23: k2, k2tog, *k4, k2tog* x4, k3 (26)
r25: 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 remaining 5 sts to tie off.
Add french knots for the eyes in black yarn. Place these 4sts apart, half way between shaping for neck and top of head.
Add french knots for the buttons. Place these between shaping for bottom and neck, roughly along the center front.
Stitch up at centre back leaving a small gap, stuff, finish stitching.
Cast on 100sts in red
(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 black
r2: k all in red
r3: k all in black
r4: cast off in red
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).