Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sherlock 2 John Watson Scarf

I went and saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 Thursday night and it was great- there was a preview for Sherlock 2 that looked like a lot of fun (technically I'm still more excited about Sherlock season 2 on BBC, but whatever). RDJ looked horrific in drag. Jude Law had an amazing scarf- blue and brown and cream colored.

Sherlock 2 John Watson Scarf

I'm using Vanna's Choice yarn from JoAnn's. It's worsted weight. I'm having to guess at the amount but I bought:

3 skeins Colonial Blue
3 skeins Chocolate
1 skein .....that oatmeal colored yarn with the brown threads in it. I lost the ball band already :(

CO 40 stitches. I did it long tail, but whatever you like.

Oh, right, size 9 needles.

CO 40 stitches in chocolate, then knit, purl, knit, purl all the way across. next row knit the knits, and purl the purls. The scarf will shrink in width but be thicker.

This brown section, make it 16 rows. Then start with the oatmeal color and do 2 rows. Then start up the colonial blue and do that 10 rows. Then the oatmeal again for 2, then go back to the chocolate. Make it as long as you need to and be sure to end with a brown section.

Now that you're done knitting it and ready to go solve some mysteries get out your trusty copy of... (i was going to say Half Blood Prince, but...) Sherlock Holmes Collected. (if you don't have that in some massive edition, go buy one. but until you've got it, use your massive Harry Potter books) Watson's scarf has really big tassels and I've only got one decent-ish picture of them so I have to guess a bit how they're done. Wrap the yarn around the book- all three colors- and cut it when you think you have enough. In the pic I've got that shows the tail of the scarf, it looks like you take two strands of a color together, use a crochet hook to pull them through, then slip the ends through the loop of yarn you pulled through. Pull it tight. That's one tassel. If I squint really hard it looks like the order of colors of tassel are oatmeal, chocolate, then colonial blue. Repeat it across.

It looks like it hits Jude Law at the knee so make it pretty big.

(also, Charles, I saw an ad for Disney's John Carter of Mars, and at the bookstore there was what looked like a movie tie in novel for Solomon Kane, and there's Conan at the end of the year. WHAT JUST HAPPENED?)


....writinginmyhead said...

Excellent job getting a photo of the tassels! Looks like we had the same idea to make the scarf to wear to the movie! I'm using Vanna's Choice too. I spent quite a while going up and down the yarn rows at Joann's trying to find just the right shades. For the brown I'm using Taupe, then white, but for the blue I'm using Vanna' Choice Baby in Bluebell. I just couldn't find a better shade, sadly. I think they were out of colonial blue. Chocolate was probably a better choice, but for some reason, perhaps due to the lighting on my TV, the taupe looked closer. Oh well. I notice you do NaNoWriMo too? (I saw the link to the camp nanowrimo post) Have you posted the finished scarf yet? (This will probably be answered when I check your archives...)

Anonymous said...

Gee, thanks! I just saw the movie, and I had to make that scarf (because I love Watson so much!) I Googled a picture of it, and I stumbled across your instructions! So glad I wasn't the only one who wanted to knit this!

Anonymous said...

I counted the knits when I watched it. I'm pretty sure it's 6 blue, 2 grey, 12 brown, 2 grey.

Lynne said...

I just saw the Sherlock Holmes movie and the scarf plays quite a part. I too, thought I'm going to make that scarf. Figured since I waited for DVD someone would have already done it and here you are. Good job.