Wizard School Scarf in Diggle DK

In the time of COVID-19, I was invited to a Virtual Knit & Crochet Time this afternoon, so I started up on this knit project again. Knit Therapy time.

I’m transcribing from Woolyknit Diggle DK that I bought online (which you can buy too to get the right skeins!) because my pattern postcard is becoming too damaged over the years. And I’m afraid of losing the pattern.

You will need:

  • Main (M) shade = 3 x 50g balls
  • Contrast (C) shade = 1 x 50g ball
  • 1 pair of 4mm (UK 8 / US 6) knitting needles

Colour combination: Denim Nepp (M) & Aran Nepp (C) for Ravenclaw!

Measurements: Scarf will measure approximately 14 cm (5.5 in) wide.

cont = continue
DK = double knitting
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat
rs = right side
st(s) = stitches

Using 4mm needles, thumb method and M, cast on 42 stitches.

  1. Row * K2, p2, rep from * to last 2 st, k2
  2. Row P2, *k2, p2, rep from * to end.

These 2 rows will now be referred to as 2×2 rib.
Work 24 rows more.

Working in 2×2 rib (throughout), proceed as follows:
**Using C, work 4 rows.
Using M, work 4 rows.
Using C, work 4 rows.
Using M, work 26 rows.
Rep from ** 11 times more.
Cast off in rib.

To make up
Make a fringe along cast on and cast off edges as follows:
*cut 4 lengths of yarn each 22cm (8 3/4 in) long, fold in half and draw loop through first st at one corner of scarf, draw ends of strands through loop and tighten, thus forming one tassel, as shown in diagram. Rep from * making 11 tassels for each end of scarf. Trim ends of tassels. Pin out scarf to the measurement given. Cover with dam cloths and leave until dry. See ball band for washing and further care instructions.