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Valerie's Miracle Scarf


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Valerie, Max's wife in The Princess Bride, has a rough job. She never knows when Max is going to want to whip up some weird miracle potion or some such, and so she's constantly trying to come up with functional ways to arrange the shopping lists. This scarf might be one. Included on the scarf are all the ingredients needed for the Miracle Pill (including frog dust and holocaust mud, the only two specifically identified in the book version of TPB) that Max and Valerie make to bring Westley back from his mostly dead statemany of which Inigo and Fezzik had to go find in the few short hours before the wedding. This is also known as a "sampler" scarf. It has a dozen different blocks, each separated with seed stitch. The knitter will get some experience with simple eyelet and lace stitches, knit/purl motifs and patterns, and textural patterns involving slipped stitches, bobbles, etc. Techniques will be explained each time they are introducedmaking this an excellent project for knitters looking for something more interesting than a one-stitch scarf. You're welcome to mix and match the squares if you likejust don't forget to include true love and the chocolate coating! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, purl, yo, & slipped stitches Lace knitting GAUGE 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in worsted weight yarn SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx. 6in by 60in (15cm by 150cm) for worsted weight; 4in by 42in for sportweight. SUGGESTED YARN 325 yards of Worsted weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • 300 - 325 yards (274 - 297 m) Aran/worsted weight yarn
  • US8 (5mm) knitting needles
  • Yarn needle

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.