how to: fox scarf

A simple knitting project: 
How to make a cosy knitted scarf... for a runabout fox! 

I think foxes in scarves are adorable, don't you? This is the perfect project for a rainy day. 

In all honesty, I don't knit. I really have no clue!  Lucky I have kids that do! All credit to my 12 year old for sharing how she made this quirky fox scarf. 

Apologetic note to experienced knitters: I'm sure we've botched technical terms...! Feel free to correct us. Cheers!

(Our beautiful wool is from Nundle Woollen Mill - love it!)

You will need:

● Pair of 7mm (US 10 1/2) knitting needles
● Ball of 20 ply wool yarn in colour of your choice (Colour A)
● Balls of 20 ply wool yarn for the tassels in 2 colours of your choice (Colours B & C)
● Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches used: Knit stitch
Size: About 5 x 95cm (2 x 37 1/2in)
Gauge: It's a scarf for a toy - don't worry!

How to make:

1. Loosely cast on 5 stitches with Colour A.
2. Work in Garter stitch (knit every row) until scarf is about 95cm (37 1/2in) long.
3. Bind off.
4. Weave in ends.
5. Cut tassels 6 x 20cm (8in) lengths in Colour B and 4 x 20cm (8in) lengths in Colour C .

6. Fold your first Colour B tassel in half to form a loop.

7. Poke loop through the end edge of the scarf.

8. Pull ends of tassel through the loop. Pull to tighten. 

9. Repeat for the remaining tassels, alternating Colours B and C.

10. Trim tassel ends evenly (or leave them...).

And you're done!

(Runabout Fox PDF sewing pattern available for instant download from my etsy store here.)

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