Big Dipper

This scarf was designed especially for EtsyFAST’s August 2007 Challenge. The challenge to all EtsyFAST members was to create fiber art with a celestial theme. Thus, this scarf was born.

If you are new to beadwork, this is a great project to start with. Only 14 beads are used in the entire scarf. Each set of 7 beads represents the Big Dipper within the Ursa Major constellation. All beads are attached by the slipped stitch technique, which is considered the easier of the two well-known techniques.

The entire scarf is double knit. The end result is a scarf that is twice as thick as other scarves, making it a perfect gift for someone who has to endure any cold, bitter winters.

The knitting pattern will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make the scarf pictured above. The instructions list the materials needed to complete the project along with the appropriate gauge. For your convenience, I have provided an abbreviated list of these materials below. The instructions then go on to detail how to knit the scarf step-by-step. Included within the written instructions are 2 knitting charts providing visual guidance on where to insert the beads.

Finished Measurements:
Width: 5 inches/12.7 cm
Length: 56 inches/1.4 meters or desired length

Yarn Used in Sample Shown:
Wool by Sheep Valley
100% Wool, 4 ounces at 210 yards
2 skeins in Midnight Blue

Materials needed:
*Size 5 straight knitting needles or size to obtain gauge
*14 Silver-coated 8mm Beads with a hole of 4 mm

Recommended Knitting Skill level:

Techniques used:
Bind Off
Cast On
Double Knitting
Slide stitch

Purchase Notes
As mentioned above, this pattern is a pdf file. Once payment is complete, you will be able to download the pattern. All payments are processed by Paypal. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you may still pay with this method by using your credit card. No account set up is necessary. If you use a Paypal account that does not have any funds in it nor is associated with a credit card, Paypal will process your payment with an e-check. Typically, a delay of three days is noticed when using an e-check. Once the check clears, you may download the pattern. Please note that you can avoid the delay by using a credit card.

If you have any problems with your purchase or any questions about knitting this pattern, please contact me at

Price: $4.00 USD

Copyright 2007 Knitted Gems.


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