Making the pompoms

1 Place 2 pompom rings (or card circles) back to back. Thread several strands of yam in yam needle. Wind yam around rings, adding further lengths of yam until centre space is tightly filled.

2 Using sharp scissors, carefully cut through yam strands, easing scissor points right between pompom rings.

3 Ease rings apart and tie length of matching yam firmly around strands in middle of rings.

4 Pull rings apart and ease them off yam strands. Trim off uneven pieces of yam for a neat finish. Leave yam ties untrimmed.

5 To attach pompoms to scarf, thread ends of yam ties in yam needle and stitch pompom securely in place at each corner.

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pompom bag

Decorate each side of the handle of a felted Buttonhole Bag with a brightly 'eoloured pompom made with three contrasting yarns. Thread the long ends of the ties in a yam needle and stitch the pompoms securely in place. (See pages 112 and 113 for more on felting.)

YOU WILL NEED

  • 3 100g balls of pure wool chunky yarn with 80m (87yds) per 100g
  • Pair of 6.5mm (size 107a) knitting needles or size needed to achieve tension
  • Stiff card
  • Large crochet hook
  • Yam needle

FINISHED SIZE

Scarf measures 15cm (6in) deep and 140cm (55in) long, not including the fringe.

TENSION

13 stitches and 18 rows to 10cm (4in) over double rib, slightly stretched width ways.

KNITTING THE SCARF

Cast on following the basic Scarf pattern on page 25.

ROW 1: (RS) * K2, P2; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.

Rep Rows 1 & 2 until scarf measures approximately 140cm (55in) long. Cast off.

FINISHING THE SCARF

Rnish the scarf as given in the basic pattern on page 25.

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