Step 2: Tie the first
row of Alternating Square Knots, beginning in
These knots should have two working cords and
two fillers. Tighten each one firmly, so
they rest against
Step 3: Continue tying
more rows of ASK, with approximately 1/4-inch of
space between the rows.
Keep track of
how many rows you make.
cords as you progress. You need 8
inches of material for the finishing
steps, so stop when the short cords are close to
Step 4: Turn the Winter
to work on the second half (or turn the entire
step 3. The knots need to be tied
in the opposite
direction. So if you tied LEFT
Square knots for the first half, tie RIGHT
SK for this portion.
Stop when this half is the same length as the
Step 5: Arrange one end of the
scarf so that the loose ends of the cords are in
front of you.
Move the first cord on the left
horizontally towards the right. This will be the holding cord.
It should rest on top of the other cords.
Make sure it has tension
and is well secured.
Attach all the other cords to it with Double
Half Hitches, moving
left to right. The Half Hitches
should be tied counter-clockwise.
Tighten them firmly so they rest against
the last row of Square Knots.
Locate the cord furthest to the right.
Arrange it horizontally towards the left, on top
of the other cords. It's the next holding
cord, so should be secured with tension.
Attach the other cords to it with DHH,
right to left.
The Half Hitches should be tied in a clockwise
direction. Tighten them firmly so the two
bars are against
Step 7: Move the ends of the
cords to the back
of the Winter Scarf. Weave each one
through the back of the knots to hold it in
Apply glue and trim off the excess when it's
have two finishing options:
1: For a fringe, trim the ends to
the desired length. Apply glue to the tip
of each cord to prevent unraveling.
You can tie an Overhand
or Barrel knot
the tip of each cord, if you don't want to use
2: For a finished edge, use the
first two cords to tie a very
Barrel Knot so it rests against the back
of the Double Half Hitches.
Trim the cords shorter, so you know they have
been tied off.
Repeat with the remaining cords.
When all the knots have been tied, apply glue
and cut off the excess material.
Step 8: Repeat
steps 5 - 7 to
complete the other end of the Winter Scarf.