Last month I went a little overboard and knitted up a bunch of silly stuff in the week before Halloween. After I got that out of my system, I decided to tackle a different sort of project.
A couple months ago I saw the trailer for SHERLOCK HOLMES 2, and noticed Watson (Jude Law) was wearing what appeared to be a hand-knit scarf.
(close up on the scarf at :37)
Some still photos:
I loved it, and wanted to knit it.
It took some research, a lot of staring at still frames and photos counting stitches to try and get this scarf right. Along the way, I read that the costume designer intended for the scarf to be knitted by Watson’s wife, and Sherlock, of course, hated it. 🙂
Luckily, I wasn’t the only knitter who fell in love with the scarf. And while I modified my pattern, I’d like to give a shout out to Bentochan whose pattern gave me the basis to start.
My Dear Watson Scarf:
What do you think? Did I get it close? I have to say I’m loving it, and wear it constantly.
The Watson Scarf
Needles: US #11
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool in Taupe, Natural Mix and New Denim
Pattern: Cast on 40 stitches. K1 p1 across for every row.
Stripes: Brown 12 rows, Natural 2 rows, Denim 6 rows, Natural 2 rows Repeat.
Knit until almost knee-length starting and ending on brown section.
Tassels: 10 total per side in this order: brown, blue, natural