Thursday, February 4, 2010

Forest Gump Scarf

Ok so really, this scarf has nothing to do with Forest Gump, except that I lovingly call it this in my head. I read “Friday Night Knitting Club” by Kate Jacobs – as an interjection, when I googled that to find out who it was by, and found out that it might be being made into a MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That would be suuuuuuuuuch a good movie! – and the main character, Georgia Walker, always secretly names her knitted things which I thought was an EXCELLENT idea, so I’ve started doing the same. So since it’s green and forest-y… you know where this is going.

So, I got this pattern from my current favourite blogger (Allergic to Wool – go there, read the WHOLE ENTIRE blog and love her.) who got it from this human, but you have to be a ravelry member to see that :). I was not even LOOKING for any specific pattern to use this yarn from Katy, and the instant I saw it, I knew this was the destiny it was meant to fulfil. I kind of love this pattern. It’s super fast and looks really good with variegated yarn. I tried a little swatch on single-coloured yarn because I was going to mail it to a friend so they could appreciate it, and it looked rubbish. I unravelled it even. Told it RIGHT off for being so horrid. No I didn’t… that yarn has served me well. 2 mittens and a hat and it’s still going strong! Well not strong… it’s looking a bit pathetic and unwound these days. Anyway! Picture time:

So, appreciate the excellent colours and extremely beautiful yarn. Like I said in my last post, it was a Late Christmas present from Kate. It was such a treat to be knitting with such good quality yarn, because I never get to do that! So thanks Katy. I’m going to include a picture of the initial balls of yarn because I don’t think the scarf looks quite as good as those little dandies did when their possibilities were still endless, but it served it pretty well, I think you’ll agree. I’m not quite done though. I’m hoping it gets longer than it looks like it’s going to, because otherwise I’ll have to send my mommy on a wild goose chase for this yarn!

Yes, I think that photo captures their absolute beauty right there.

So anyway, I’ll give you the pattern here I suppose, it’s SUPER easy:

Use a needle US size 8 (5mm) and cast on 26 stitches

Row 1-4: Knit
5: *k6, yo once, k1, yo twice, k1, yo thrice, k1, yo twice, k1, yo once* (you’ll get 2 little wavy things on this row)
6: k all stitches slipping off the yarn wound around the needle from the yo
7-8: k
9: k1, *yo once, k1, yo twice, k1, yo thrice, k1, yo twice, k1, yo once, k6* (you’ll get 3 little wavy things on this row)
10: k all stitches slipping off the yarn wound around the needle from the yo
11-12: k
Then just keep doing rows 5-12, but remember to finish the scarf with 4 knitted rows just like you started it. Easy peasy. And extremely beautiful to boot!

So I’m going to keep trucking with this little number and maybe I’ll take some pictures when it’s finished :)


  1. Very cute! I also decided to knit a drop stitch scarf because of Meghan (Allergic to Wool). Isn't she great? :)

  2. WOW! I cannot believe you read my blog! I'm entirely star struck right now! I love your blog, and I love Ivan and Hamlet :) Thanks for the compliment on my scarf

  3. Aww, thanks! I'm glad you enjoy my blog. Can't wait to read more of your posts :)