Crafting while watching Netflix is one of the great joys in life. And when you're an avid yarn enthusiast like I am, you tend to notice any knitted or crocheted items that come across the screen. Call the Midwife is one of my favorite shows for lovely blankets and baby items (plus, babies!). Another favorite for yarn-spotting? Gilmore Girls.
Gilmore Girls is a classic. The quips, the characters, the drama, the terrible taste in men. You've gotta love it, even if I'm perpetually confused about what season it is. (It's summer. Now it's fall! Then winter. Then fall again! Wait, it's still fall? How long is fall in this crazy town? Now it's winter? Then summer? What is going onnnnn?) Plus, it has one of the most impressive arrays of scarves and hats that I've ever seen on a TV show.
During the latest round of Gilmore Girls binge-watching, this scarf caught my eye. You can find it in "The Nanny and the Professor" (season 4, episode 10) while Rory and Lorelai discuss the proper pluralization of "cul-de-sac." I saw it and thought to myself, "I can make that." So I did!
Now it isn't an exact replica. As you can see from the above screen shot, the original scarf is insanely long. Since I would be terrified of getting caught in an escalator or door, I decided to shorten it to a more manageable length. And the colors aren't an exact match, but they were as close as I could get with the yarn I had access to.
You may have noticed from these pictures that this scarf isn't crocheted. I crossed over to the dark side and ended up teaching myself to knit from a library book a couple weeks ago. And the scarf looked knitted to me, so I decided to go for it! It's not perfect, but I still love how it turned out. So if you're a beginning knitter like I am, then this pattern is for you. But if you're interested in a crocheted version of the scarf, let me know and I'd be happy to help you out.
This pattern is super simple. If you can do the knit stitch, then you can make this scarf. It's made lengthwise in rows on circular needles. So it's a lot of stitches to manage at once, but the actual stitch is simple. And you can easily personalize it with whatever colors you like, or change the width of the stripes (just make sure there are an even number of rows).
Culs-de-sac Scarf Pattern
This is my very first knitting pattern, so I'd love to get feedback. I'm used to writing crochet patterns, so I'm still figuring out knitting terminology/style, so I appreciate any tips you have. And if you decide to make a scarf of your own I'd love to see it! You can reach me in the comment section below or on social media.
***You're welcome to do whatever you'd like to with finished products made from this pattern but if you do sell them, I ask that you link back to my page. You may not copy this pattern, repost it anywhere (either altered or in its original form), or claim it as your own. You may not use any photos on this site for your own use. ***
7/6/2018 08:23:16 am
What are the finished measurements of this scarf? Is there a gauge we can use as a guide? I have a stash of yarn, I'm hoping to use up making these scarves to donate to the local homeless shelter.
7/6/2018 10:54:36 am
Great question! The scarf is about 65.5" long and 4.5" wide. The gauge is: 4" = 16 sts, 35 rows.
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