Big Dipper Scarf by Knitted Gems

Big Dipper Scarf

August 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Double Knitting
US 5 - 3.75 mm
315 - 420 yards (288 - 384 m)
One Size
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This scarf was designed especially for EtsyFAST’s August Challenge. The challenge to all EtsyFAST members was to create fiber art with a celestial theme. Thus, this scarf was born.
This is a great project to knit if you are new to beadwork. Only 14 beads are used in the entire scarf. Each set of 7 beads represents the Big Dipper within the Ursa Major constellation. All beads are attached by the slipped stitch technique, which is considered the easier of the two well-known techniques.
The entire scarf is knit with a technique called Double Knitting. The end result is a scarf that is twice as thick as other scarves, making it a perfect gift for someone who has to endure any cold, bitter winters.