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Rikku's Scarf
Finished October 2005

Yarn: Elmore-Pisgah's Peaches & Creme (100% cotton), 4 skeins
Color: "10 Yellow" (slightly different dye lots, oh well, it's hard to tell).
Weight: 4 ply worsted weight yarn
very simple pattern by Aikarin
Needles: size 7 DPNs (knit in the round - all stockinette stitch)
Gauge: 5 stitches/inch
Finished size: 3 1/4" x 8' 8" not including the 7" tassels!  Weighs 9 ounces.

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Pattern Notes:
Just a stockinette tube knit in the round to a whopping 8' 8"!  Not exactly sure of the number of stitches casted on...will have to dig the FO out of storage one of these days.

12 tassels per end, 6 on each side, for a total of 24 tassels on the scarf. Each tassel is made of 3 strands of yarn, cut into 28" sections and folded in half. I made them on my niddy-noddy and used a crochet hook to attach them. The part closest to the scarf is braided, followed by a knot, a short unbraided section, and another knot. The ends were unraveled for a frizzy appearance. Whew!

It wraps around my neck & hangs just a little below my knees (not including the tassels). It's a tiny bit stiff & dense, since cotton yarn doesn't have much "spring" to it. 100% wool would have been another option, but harder to dye.  Yes, it did take a long time to knit.  Machine knitting with a ribber would be a good idea.

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