Rimply Tunisian Neckscarf by Vashti Braha
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Rimply Tunisian Neckscarf

December 2010
8.0 mm (L)
9.0 mm (M/N)
6.5 mm (K)
170 - 185 yards (155 - 169 m)
Smaller purple cowl: 6" X 21" (15 cm X 54 cm), Larger grey cowl: 7" X 19" (18 cm X 48 cm)
both US and UK
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The soft pleats of this Tunisian Knit Stitch fabric create plush and stretchy insulation. It’s a quick, one-skein crochet pattern written for two yarn weights: a light-to-regular worsted weight (heavy DK) version (shown in purple) requiring an L/8mm Tunisian hook, and an aran (heavy worsted) weight version (shown in heather grey) requiring an M/9mm Tunisian hook. I completed each one in 1.5 evenings each.

Skill Level: Intermediate Tunisian because some Tunisian stitches are worked into more than one row at a time. It’s recommended that you experience a beginner-level Tunisian crochet pattern before attempting this one. The only Tunisian stitch you need to know is the Tunisian Knit Stitch (Tks).

One long edge of the cowl stretches more than the other while worn, but when measured flat, the cowl looks like a simple rectangle. This increases the ways it can be worn; for example, I actually prefer the look of the grey one when worn upside down (stretchier side open at top of neck; see photo at left).

Pattern is written with a limited amount of abbreviations. International English equivalents to American measurements, yarn weights, and stitch terms are provided in brackets.

After using this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):

  • A simple way to create pleats in Tunisian fabric
  • An easy way to build in some ‘accidental’ shaping
  • A way to create useful tunnels for added insulation
  • A fun, quick way to crochet a striking new neck warmer

Note: minimum length of Tunisian hook only needs to be 7”/18 cm.