1 skein Red Heart Sport [100% Acrylic; Approx. 240yd/219m per 2.5 oz/70g skein] - #918 Vermillion (Main Color), or house color of choice
1 skein Red Heart Sport [100% Acrylic; Approx. 240yd/219m per 2.5 oz/70g skein] - #230 Yellow (Main Color), or house color of choice
US3 (3.25 mm) needles
D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook
19 sts and 24 rows per 4" (10cm)
CO 16 stitches using double knit long tail cast on.
In Main Color (MC) work 8 repeats of double knit pattern (2 rows of *k1, sl 1 pwise with yarn in front* repeat between ** until end of row equal one repeat).
Without cutting MC, attach Contrasting Color (CC) and work 2 repeats of double knit pattern twisting MC strand with CC strand at beg of row.
Cut CC and with MC work 3 repeats of double knit pattern.
Without cutting MC, attach CC and work 2 repeats of double knit pattern twisting MC strand with CC strand at beg of row.
Repeat the above steps, except the cast on row, 3 times.
Work 8 repeats of double knit pattern in MC.
To bind off , k2tog, *k2tog, slip first stitch on right needle over second stitch and let drop off needle in usual method* Repeat between ** across.
Fringe by wrapping MC yarn around a 1" to 1.5" (2.5 to 3.8 cm) wide piece of cardboard, or the end of a ruler, approximately 32 times. Cut across. Take 2 of these strands of yarn and fold them in half to form a loop. With a crochet hook pull this loop through the end of the bookscarf at the side edge. Put the yarn ends through the loop and pull tight. Continue across both ends of the bookscarf adding tassels at each stitch. Fold bookscarf in half and trim the ends of the fringe even.
If you wove in your ends as you worked, trim remaining ends and tuck inside the scarf. Otherwise simply knot at the end and insert inside. Lightly steam or iron with cool iron. Now you can start rereading the series in preparation for the final book in style!
Jennifer Tallapaneni's pattern was taken with permission from pieknits.com.
Author's Note - This double knit scarf bookmark was inspired by Laura's fantastic original HP Bookscarf pattern on knittingwithlaura.blog-city.com, and was posted with permission. This is just an alternate method for working it, and at a different gauge.