Plaited scarf

This unusual scarf is easier to make than it looks. After knitting, the simple ribbed pieces are plaited and secured to make a colourful accessory.

size

Approximately 125cm/49in long, materials

One 100g ball of Debbie Bliss cashmerino superchunky in each of Pale Lilac, Lime and Plum

Pair TAmm (US 11) knitting needles abbreviations cm = centimetres in = inches k = knit p = purl st(s) = stitch(es)

tension

18 sts and 16 rows to 10cm/4in square over unstretched rib, using 7^mm (US 11) needles.

strip (Make 3, one in each shade)

With 7Kmm (US 11) needles, cast on 11 sts.

These 2 rows form the rib and are repeated.

Work in rib until strip measures approximately 137cm/54in.

Cast off in rib.

to make Lay the three strips side by side on a flat surface and stitch the edge of the first up 5cm/2in of each strip to the next. Keeping the strips flat, plait them together and stitch the edge of the last 5cm/2in of each strip to the next. Using the odd ends of yarn, catch stitch together the strips where they cross.

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