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Monday, October 15, 2007

Knit Pencil Scarf

The Pencil Scarf was inspired by the pocketbook slippers, of all things. When I was knitting the slippers the shape reminded me of a pencil. And so, the Pencil Scarf was born. Directions below.

Size 8 needles
yellow, black, beige, gray, and pink yarn

Cast on 5 stitches of black yarn
Knit 4 rows of garter stitch
Increase one stitch at the beginning of each row until there are 7 stitches

Switch to Beige

Knit across
Increase one stitch at the beginning of each row until there are 14 stitches
Knit 2 rows of garter stitch
This next row, knit the front and back of each stitch to get 28 stitches

Switch to Yellow
K2,P2 Ribbing to end until the ribbing length measures 4' 3"

Switch to Gray
Tog 2 all the way across so you have 14 stitches
Knit garter stitch until gray section measures 3"

Switch to Pink
Knit garter stitch until pink measures 1 1/2"
Tog2, knit to the last two stitches of the row, Tog2
Tog2, knit to the last two stitches of the row, Tog2
Tog2, knit to the last two stitches of the row, Tog2
Bind off

Weave all loose ends into scarf

*This scarf was designed for a child, but it seems to fit an adult just fine. The best way to adjust the length of the scarf is to make the yellow part shorter or longer.


greetingarts said...

That is so hysterical, yet completely endearing! I love it. Must make one for all my teacher friends. Oh, the Christmas must do list grows ever longer...

Unknown said...

i like the caption. looks great! =o)

Summer Rain said...

This is so cool, i love it!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

This is so cute! I can't knit except for the knifty knitter. You should set up shop on etsy and sell your stuff!

Anonymous said...

Ah, this is great.

Anonymous said...

what a cute idea. I could see this as a crayon scarf also and the possibility of colors are endless. Like the Pencil Neck idea though.

macati said...

great idea... I think I know a person that would love to have on just like this one! may I use this idea!

kecia deveney said...

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Anonymous said...

very adorable!

zakkalife said...

thank you!

HomeMadeOriginals said...

This scarf is adorable!

Anonymous said...

i saw this from the craft magazine site and this is sooooooooooo cute. thank you so much. what a cute idea.

Anonymous said...

This is adorable! Thank you for the pattern.

Unknown said...

I love this scarf and plan to make it for my daughter. Any idea of how much yellow yarn it took?


zakkalife said...

Hi Joyce,

I used half of a 7oz ball, worsted weight, 4 ply for the yellow. Hope this helps.

Aunt Kathy said...

I really do love how this scarf is turning out. I am going to run out of red, so it will me shorter then I hoped but it's for a young child so it should be OK. I plan on making more in many different colors, pencils aren;t just yellow anymore, so what a gold mine.

Thanks again
Aunt Kathy

Anonymous said...

Fabulous and very clever! Question though - it looks so cozy in the picture - did you use wool, cotton or acrylic?
Thanks for any help! Trying to get this one done for Christmas as a teacher gift.
- Kelly

zakkalife said...

the cheap stuff, acyrlic

I'm sure you'll be able knit it by Christmas, it knits up quick

spinquilt said...

This scarf is adorable. I am going to make two of them , one for each Granddaughter. Might be a good gift for a teacher as well.

Anonymous said...

It is too contrived. I doubt if kids would see the pencil in the scarf.

zakkalife said...

okay, I'll bite

I don't know about all children, but my four year old insists on wearing the pencil point in the front, he knows it looks like a pencil

with that said, I understand my ideas are not for everyone

StampingJoan said...

This is adorable! I need to go look in my stash to make this!!! Thanks for sharing your pattern!

Anonymous said...

I love the scarf but only the first part will print, can you email it to me?

zakkalife said...

Sorry you were unable to print all of it. I could email the pattern to you if you like, I just need your e-mail address.

You also could highlight the whole pattern with your mouse. Press print. When the dialog box comes up click "selection" then "print".

Anonymous said...

This knit scarf is so adorable and unique:)

KnittingDragon said...

I just found this, thanks to Ravelry! I am totally loving it! As soon as I saw it, it made me laugh! I had to show it to my husband. He even said it was cute and funny. Coming from him, you should take this as a great compliment. He has almost zero interest in my knitting, much less in that belonging to some random stranger!

I also realize this is an older post, but I wanted to say I found it amusing that the one person who left the negative comment didn't even have the guts to put their name, just "anonymous". If you're going to insult a designer, at least own it. It's not easy to sit down and actually write out an idea that pops into your head so that other people can make it. Belittling that and not even leaving your name just comes across as plain and simple JEALOUSY and BITTERNESS. Just my two cents.

zakkalife said...

Hi knittingdragon,

Glad you like the scarf. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the pencil scarf... so much that I really want one...however I am a college student and I have no clue how to knit, and no time to learn...could I offer to pay you for one? if this is tacky please disregard,but if not could you please reply to blahr01@bellarmine.edu?

Anonymous said...

This is one of the cleverest, most adorable patterns I've seen! I work in accounting at a university. I want one for myself, and can think of several employees and students alike who would get a kick out of it. Thank you for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

nice post

Anonymous said...

Hey that's a great novelty scarf! I can imagine a whole set of them in different colors.

Silk Scarf said...

These are perfect for the visions I’ve had about a new scarf!
Thanks so much for sharing.

Rei said...

Hi! I think I must have googled "cute scarf" or something, and I found your site! This is so cute! I'm thinking of knitting one for my boyfriend! :) Btw, I linked your blog on mine as I did a post on knitting scarves. Hope you don't mind! ^^

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great scarf pattern. I'm passing it onto my mother-in-law for all the grandchildren =D

Anonymous said...

i just wanted to ask, did you block this scarf? because i just knitted one but the ribbing has a lot of elasticity so its smaller than the rest of the scarf.

zakkalife said...

I didn't block the scarf. I went back and looked at it after reading your comment to compare. The ribbing part of my scarf is actually the widest part. If you made it already, than I would say go ahead and block it. I hope it comes out well after all that work.


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