Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

Tourniquet Scarf
Make yourself a willing vampire victim with this scarf. Knit with red in the middle and embellished
with “dripping blood,” this vampy scarf can serve a dual purpose: neck warmer and tourniquet.

designed by

45

Genevieve Miller

size

skill level

45 Easy

Next row (RS): *K1 in MC, k1 in CC, p1 in MC, p1 in CC; repeat

One size fits all

from * across, carrying both strands of yarn together along

finished measurements

the back of the piece. Work as established for 3 more rows.

Approximately 5" x 86" (13cm x 218cm)

Cut MC.
With CC, work in k2, p2 rib for 32" (81cm), ending with a

materials

wrong side row.

Plymouth Encore Worsted

medium

(75% acrylic, 25% wool; 3 1⁄2 oz/100g,
200 yd/182m): 2 skeins in 520 Charcoal
Heather [MC] and 1 skein in 9601 Red
[CC]

45 Plymouth Encore DK

light

(75% acrylic, 25% wool; 1 3⁄4 oz/50g, 150
yd/137m): 1 skein in 9601 Red for duplicate
stitch (optional)

45 Size 9 (5.5mm) straight

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45 Tapestry needle
gauge
needles

Join MC.
Next row (RS): *K1 in MC, k1 in CC, p1 in MC, p1 in CC; repeat
from * across, carrying both strands of yarn together along
the back of the piece. Work as established for 3 more rows.
Cut CC.
With MC, work in k2, p2 rib for 25" (64cm) more, ending with
a wrong side row.
Next (picot) row (RS): K1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last
stitch, k1.
Work in stockinette stitch for 3 rows. Bind off knitwise.

Gauge is not essential for this project.

Finishing

special skills
45 Stranded knitting (page 134)
45 Duplicate stitch (page 135)

Weave in ends. Block after working duplicate stitch.
EMBELLISHMENT (OPTIONAL)
Using CC or DK weight yarn in contrasting color, use

Scarf

duplicate stitch to create a dripping blood effect at both ends

With MC, cast on 40 stitches.

of the CC section as shown. You can make it as dramatic or

Work in stockinette stitch for 4 rows.

subtle as you like so your scarf is truly one of a kind. If you

Next (picot) row (RS): K1, *yo, k2tog; repeat

do opt for the embellishment, blocking the scarf will make it

from * to last stitch, k1.

look more polished.

Work in k2, p2 rib until piece measures 26"
(66cm), ending with a wrong side row.
Join CC.

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