Tassel scarf

Tassel scarf

This tassel scarf is perfect for chilly weather, and the tassels bring it right up to date!

You will need:

  • 5 balls African Expressions Harmony 50g in 2281 (coral) OR 2 balls Katia Azteca 100g in
    Col 7801 (OR use any aran weight yarn)
  • 8mm circular needles, 120cm long

FINISHED SIZE: Approx 160cm x 50cm
TENSION: Not important for this pattern

c/off – cast off; c/on – cast on; k – knit; st/s – stitch/es; yo – yarn over

To make:

C/on 2 sts.
Rows 1 & 2: K1, yo, K to end.
Rows 3 & 4: K1, yo, K1, yo, K to end.
Repeat rows 1-4 until work forms a triangle around 160cm at the base and 50cm deep, roughly 110 rows.
C/off loosely.


Cut out a piece of stiff cardboard measuring 10cm x 20cm. Wind yarn loosely around the 20cm side 10 times,
without stretching yarn. Cut yarn at each end. Cut an extra strand the same length to tie a knot around all the lengths, just off centre. Fasten onto one of the points of the scarf. Fold the strands in half, so the ends align. Use the extra strand to tie down the other lengths to form a small, round head. Secure with a double knot and smooth down. Trim the ends bluntly to even the tassel. Make two more tassels and fasten to the other two points of the triangle. Steam to block, or block according to your yarn type.

Tip: The scarf is worn with the tasselled ends in front: hold the scarf ends in your hands, place the front over your chest and wrap each long end behind your head and back over your shoulders to rest down the front.

Magazine issue date: August, 2016

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Digital editor I’m getting married in 2018 and I think it’s the perfect time to focus on my relationship with not only my fiance but my friends, family and colleagues too. I want to nurture and cherish the people I love by being more understanding and present in their lives.