Dugite Scarf by Barbara Tomlinson

Dugite Scarf

September 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on size 8
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
220 - 251 yards (201 - 230 m)
One Size Fits All
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This is my attempt at a realistic Pseudonaja affinis, an elapid snake common in Western Australia. This was a requested design by a herpetologist studying these snakes for her PhD. The color Sequoia looks the most realistic for this snake which is sometimes called a Spotted Brown Snake

The 12 inch tail is knit like cord starting with very small needles. Most of the snake is stockinette worked back and forth. The head is knit in the round and requires a little hand sewing with a scrap of some non-fraying fabric similar in color to your yarn. You need some polyfill and eyes. I also added a patch of leather inside the head for shaping.

I have some antique aluminum DPNs that work well in this acrylic yarn. Bamboo needles fight you the whole time.

If you want to knit a realistic snake with just one size needle see my Oak Snake pattern which is a simplified version of the Dugite.