A Peruvian Tasseled Scarf to Knit by Linda Ligon
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A Peruvian Tasseled Scarf to Knit

Knitting
August 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
685 yards (626 m)
36 inches (91.4 cm) to 72 inches (182.9 cm) or as you please; the tubular cords vary randomly in length
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

Interweave SKU: EP10335

Finished Size: Scarf can range from 36 inches (91.4 cm) to 72 inches (182.9 cm) or as you please; the tubular cords vary randomly in length.

Yarn: Louet Gems, 100% merino yarn, sportweight, 225 yards (205.7 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein of 80.2423; Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Solids, 50% wool/25%; nylon/25% rayon yarn, 230 yards (210.3 m)/50 gram; (1.8 oz) skein,1 skein each of #5003/#5005

Needles: double pointed, sizes 3 and 2 (you will need only two of each size); Tapestry needle, large-eyed long.

Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project.

Originally Published: PieceWork September/October 2014

The best weavings from the Peruvian highlands have selvedges finished with beautiful tubular braids. These same braids are woven separately and used as bag handles, hat ties, and such. This tasseled scarf is made from knitted tubular cords sewn together and embellished with tassels of the sort that decorate llama ears, sling braids, hats, and dance costumes throughout the Andes. Make it in colors of your choice, whatever is in your knitting stash. The cords knit up more quickly than you might think.