Vintage Fringe by Brittany Wilson

Vintage Fringe

July 2014
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with heavier yarn, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
340 - 475 yards (311 - 434 m)
One size 110"x10", tips for modification in pattern.
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I was greatly inspired by fun, vintage pom pom fringe that you often see edging pillows, curtains, lampshades, and anything else that you can put a fringe on- but all I could find was a crochet version of the fringe. I made several attempts to learn crochet just so I could make this fringe, and I failed every time, so I decided to create my own knit version.

The Vintage Fringe Scarf is created by first working the body of the scarf, a wide scarf that incorporates short rows to make it deeper in the center. The fringe is then worked in a smaller gauge yarn by picking up stitches along the edge and creating the fun bobbles. The pattern has a picture tutorial for the fringe edging.

This pattern is not suitable for a new knitter and it definitely an intermediate pattern that requires a little bit of fancy fingerwork at times on two double pointed needles. Skills needed for this pattern include short rows, I-cord, picking up stitches, and joining bits of knitting together.

Gauge in Main Color (Smitten):
17 sts/20 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, unblocked, using MC and size 10 needles.
12 sts/22 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, blocked, using MC and size 10 needles.

Yarn choices:
The body of the scarf is worked in Handmaiden Fine Yarn Smitten, a wool/silk blend in a worsted weight. I used almost the entire skein.

The fringe of the scarf is worked in Handmaiden Fine yarn Silken, a silk yarn in a DK weight. I used about 3/4 of the skein.

You can easily switch up the types of yarns you use. If you want a heavier draped scarf, use a silk yarn for the body. For a lightweight and bouncy scarf, use wool for the whole thing.

This pattern has been test knit, but not tech edited. Please notify me if you find any mistakes.

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