Finding Knitting Inspiration From The Movies
Do you ever get chills up your spine when you are watching a movie that has awesome knits in it? The Chronicles of Narnia have always been a favorite of mine and the recent movies showed a plethora of knitted items that tempted me to bust out my vintage needles and fuzzy wools. In particular Mr. Tumulus’s red scarf is a captivating knit in the film that is both iconic and I’m sure symbolic. (Get the pattern FREE here.)
Finding knitting inspiration in movies is one of my favorite ways to brainstorm ideas for patterns and projects. Some of my favorites include old black and white movies, little women, LOTR, and Anne of Green Gables. Some of the most popular recent films also have some pretty amazing knits in them. It can be a pain to watch a movie with me because I’m always pausing it to sketch out a dress to sew or a cardigan to knit!
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Mr. Tumnus’s Red Scarf
On a previous post I shared the Mr. Tumnus outfit that I sewed as part of the Project Run and Play sew-along group. As part of the outfit I also decided to knit a red scarf as it is an essential part of Mr. Tumnus’s clothing (Well, actually the only piece of clothing he wears in the movie! Hahaha…. With that in mind the red scarf really is rather iconic.
Just in case you don’t know who Mr. Tumnus is–he is a faun in The Chronicles of Narnia–and plays a rather important role in The Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe. He is the first person Lucy meets after entering Narnia through the wardrobe. Mr. Tumnus has been instructed by the witch to hand-over any Daughter-of-Eve, any human, to the white witch. However, Mr. Tumnus soon discovers that he cannot betray his new friend and eventually sacrifices himself to project Lucy. Anyone want to discuss the symbolism of the red scarf?
Free Knitted Scarf Pattern
You can get ‘Mr. Tumnus’s Red Scarf’ for FREE when you sign up for my email updates. This pattern was designed to fit a toddler. However, with a few adjustments it could work vary easily for a medium sized adult as well. (Yarn and needle size may be adjusted to fit any size.)
This is designed for a skein of super squish DK or Sport weight yarn. It looks really good in a solid or semi-tonal yarn. You will use the seed stitch for the main body of the scarf and for the loop you will change to a K2, P2 rib.
Mr. Tumnus’s Knitted Red Scarf
Yarn: DK or sport weight.
Needles: Size 6 (4mm)
Seed *K1, P1; rep from * to end.
Ribbed *K2, P2; rep from * to end.
CO 18 sts.
1st row Knit.
2nd row begin seed stitch. Continue until piece measures approx. 3 inches from CO (this may be lengthened if desired)
Change to ribbing and knit 14 rows
Change back to seed stitch and continue knitting until piece reaches approx. 11 inches (or desired length minus 3 inches).
Change to ribbing and knit 14 rows
Revert back to seed stitch and knit an additional 3 inches (or match opposite ends measurement).
To Make Loop
Pick up 18 stitches at the base of ribbing. Join yarn and knit across these 18 stitches on the needle.
Knit in the ribbed pattern for 13 rows. Bind off and cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
Using a darning needle join the bound off edge to the top of the ribbing section in the scarf.
This creates a loop by which you can pull the opposite end of the scarf through.
Loop may also be made by creating extra stitches at the base of the ribbed section and placing them on a second needle. Then knitting both the scarf and loop in tandem.
As this is my first pattern that I have created if you decide to knit it and find errors or have some helpful hints please let me know!