Please see notes at end of pattern before beginning!
3 skeins Plymouth Alpaca Grande
Size 10.5 Knitting Needles
3.5 st/ 1 inch
Ok, so streched, this is about 6 inches wide. When worn, it goes down to about 4.5/5 inches.
With fringe, when worn, it will be about 78 inches long to start. It will stretch to be longer!
Cut 70 10-inch lengths of yarn and set aside.
Cast on 28 sts.
Work in 4x4 rib, always slipping the first stitch to create a nice edge.
Work until you run out of yarn.
Make a tassel out of 5 lengths of pre-cut yarn and attach to the center of each rib on each side. Trim fringe so it's nice and even.
Weave in ends.
This is a really long scarf. I like 'em long so you can wrap it around your neck a few times when it's cold, or, around your head and your neck. Also, if it's not that cold, I think they look more stylish long when you're wearing it as an accesory to your coat.
If you don't want it that long, only use 2 balls of yarn!
The alpaca is really soft, which is great, except it also sheds a bit and pills easily.
When slipping the stitches, slip the stitch as if to work. That is, if you're knitting the first 4 stitches, slip the stich knitwise. If you're purling the first 4 stitches, slip it purlwise!