Entwined Helix Scarf or Cowl

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Entwined Helix Scarf
designed by Kim Guzman © Sep. 2016
Email to kim@crochetkim.com
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Technique: Tunisian Crochet

Finished size

Cowl: 8″ x 35″ (after blocking)

Scarf: 8″ x 58″ (after blocking)

Note

Instructions are for Cowl with Scarf instructions in parenthesis. Where there is only one instruction, it is the same for each.

Materials

  • Schachenmayr Tahiti, 99% cotton, light fingering, 306 yds per 1.75 oz: 1 (2) balls or 306 (612) total yds required (shown in color 7642 jazz)
  • Suggested hook size: 5mm Tunisian crochet hook (adjust hook size to meet gauge or not; it’s not a tension crucial project)

Yarn Notes

When I purchased this yarn at the above link, it wasn’t what I expected. I had already used this yarn in the Malibu Fling Wrap HERE and I was expecting the same self-striping. As it turns out, it was a variegated instead of self-striping and I really love the way it looks in this project, even more than if it had been self-striping!

I wrote to the yarn manufacturer because, if you are doing this project in the recommended yarn, I didn’t want you to be disappointed. Here is the response so you will know which are variegated and which are self-striping:

Thank you for your inquiry! Most of the line has long color changes. However, the newest colors, 7624/Carnival, 7616/Breeze, 7642/Jazz, 7625/Santa Fe, and 7654/Lagoon, all have the short color changes you are now encountering. That was indeed on purpose and will remain consistent.
 

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Gauge

In stitch pattern after blocking, 20 sts for approximately 2 row repeats measures 4″.

Special Stitches

Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks): Notice that each vertical bar goes up into the chain and back down the other side. For Tunisian Knit Stitch, insert hook between these two vertical bars, under the chain, front to back, yarn over, pull loop through. Right-handed video | Left-handed video

Other Helpful Videos

Tunisian Foundation Row: Right-Handed Video | Left-Handed Video

Tunisian Drop Stitch: Right-Handed Video | Left-Handed Video

Bind Off Row: Right-Handed Video | Left-Handed Video

Stitch Multiple

Any multiple of 12, plus 8

Instructions

Row 1:

A: Ch 44, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull lp through, *insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through, rep from * across—44 lps on hook.

B: Ch 1, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, rep from * across—1 lp remaining on hook.

Row 2:

A: Ch 1, sk first vertical bar, 1 tks, *[yo, tks] 6 times, 6 tks, rep from * 2 times more, [yo, tks] 6 times—68 lps on hook.

B: Ch 2, *[remove lp from hook, release yo from hook, replace lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 6 times (see video above), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 6 times, rep from * 2 times more, [remove lp from hook, release yo from hook, replace lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 6 times, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook—1 lp remaining on hook.

Row 3:

A: Sk first vertical bar, tks across—44 lps on hook. Note that the last stitch here should be made in the top of the ch-2 at the end.

B: Ch 1, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, rep from * across—1 lp remaining on hook.

Row 4:

A: Sk first vertical bar, 7 tks, *[yo, tks] 6 times, 6 tks, rep from * two times more—62 lps on hook.

B: Ch 1, *[yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 6 times, [remove lp from hook, release yo from hook, replace lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 6 times, rep from * two times more, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 7 times—1 lp remaining on hook.

Row 5:

A: Sk first vertical bar, tks across—44 lps on hook.

B: Ch 1, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, rep from * across—1 lp remaining on hook.

Rows 6-101 (157): Rep rows 2-5.

For scarf only: Rows 158-159: Rep rows 2-3.

Bind off: Sk first vertical bar, inserting hook as for tks, work sl st across, fasten off.

Finishing

For cowl only: Form a ring with your fabric by placing your cowl matching first row to last row. Take one side of the fabric for the cowl and turn it upside down. This will form the moebius twist. With yarn needle, seam the cowl together.

Block as desired. Weave in all ends securely.

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