Nov 5, 2010

Penelope Cobblestone Scarf

At last, I have written up my first pattern. I hope you enjoy knitting this scarf as much as I did ~ Happy Holidays!

Penelope Cobblestone Scarf by Jennifer Moretti

Inspired by the  2006 movie Penelope starring Christina Ricci and James McAvoy. My niece requested a scarf like Penelope's to make her Halloween costume complete last year and a really cute, cozy scarf was born.  This is my first pattern write up ever, it has not been test knit, gentle input is greatly appreciated.

  • Size: 8 inches wide and just over 60 inches long - shown in movie approx 80 inches long
  • Yarn: Lion Brand Baby Soft Solid (60% Acrylic/40% Nylon; 459yd/141g) in 2 colors: [MC1] Pistachio and [MC2] Violet.  Red Heart Ltd Designer Sport  (100% Acrylic; 270 yr/85g) [CC] Black Note: I used approx three quarters of each of all three skeins for a scarf just over 60 inches - approx 345 yds of each MC, and approx 210 yards of CC.
  • Needle: US 5 [3.75mm] 16" circular needle or double pointed needles (magic loop would work too)
  • Gauge: oops, lost my notes - I did go down one needle size than recommended on yarn label to get a slightly denser fabric.
  • Notions: tapestry needle
  • Stitch pattern:

Cobblestone Stitch [Multiple of 8 sts] (revised 11/13/10)

Row 1: With CC, knit.
Rows 2-9: With MC1, knit every row
Row 10: With CC, * k7, drop next stitch off needle and unravel 8 rows down, picking up CC from row 1 below; insert needle into this stitch and under the 8 loose strands of MC1, and knit, catching the loose strands behind stitch; * repeat for round.
Row 11: With CC, knit
Rows 12-19: With MC2, knit every row.
Row 20: With CC, knit 3, *drop next st, unravel, and knit CC st from 9th row below as in Row 10; k7 * repeat for round; last repeat end k4.
Repeat Rows 1-20

(adapted from Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Blister Check, or Coin Stitch pg 69)

Scarf Pattern:
Begin with CC, CO 80 sts, join to work in round careful not to twist. 
Work 3 - 7 rounds stockinette stitch (or desired length for rolled edge). 
Continue in Cobblestone Stitch pattern for desired length.
Then, with CC, work 3 - 7 rounds in stockinette stitch (or desired length for rolled edge). 
To finish, knot off or weave in ends inside tube, may sew tube closed or leave open.

A pictorial tutorial for the Cobblestone Stitch pattern Row 10:

A look at the back

You are welcome to print this pattern, teach this pattern, and sell items made with this pattern to your hearts desire, all I ask is that you please give me credit where credit is due and not represent as your own. Thank you!


Lisa Dale said...

Great pattern! thanks for posting!

Ruinwen Dagorielle said...

Wow I can't wait to try this! It is really different and original! :)

Yana Neko said...

Would you consider selling a scarf like this? I am making a Penelope costume, but I don't know how to knit. Please let me know.

Erica Lynn said...

Penelope is one of my favorite movies, and I have looked everywhere for a pattern to this memorable scarf! Thanks so much for sharing, I am excited to get this on my needles!

Stacey said...

Penelope is my favorite movie, I've watched it like a million times! Thanks for this pattern! It seems a little hard, but I'm trying anyways. This is awesome

Jen said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments! You make my heart happy!!!

To Yana Neko: if you check back here please email me at jelephant42ATyahoo

Jeremy James said...

hi girlfriend forwarded this link to me, trying to get me to make this scarf for her. Ive been making her scarves for years and this is definitely something im looking forward to give her. Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

hi. :) I love the movie penelope so much. Her style is very similar to mine! I love everything she wears!!! I just don't know how to knit... Is there any way i can buy one? I will pay ANYTHING to get my hands on this beautiful scarf!

Anonymous said...

hi. :) Penelope is my absolute favorite movie ever. I am in love with all the outfit she wears!! Her style is very similar to mine! When i saw this post i literally jumped for joy! Dilemma: i can't knit. is there ANY way you could make me this gorgeous scarf? i will pay absolutely ANYTHING! pleeeease let me know. :)

jen said...

oh thank you so much for sharing this pattern! i just saw Penelope recently and was blown away by its perfection. I'd love to have Penelope's whole wardrobe!