Fuck Trump Scarf by G.B. Threepwood
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Fuck Trump Scarf

Knitting
January 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This illusion knitting scarf looks like innocuous stripes from the front, but says FUCK TRUMP when viewed from an angle. Also included are charts for several smaller, optional motifs which could be included at the ends or middle of the scarf: an asterisk, a cute heart, and a Twitter bird and speech bubble.

The scarf is fully charted, but rows 1-64 are also written out to help you ease into the charts if necessary. Illusion knitting can be mildly confusing at first, but is very straightforward once you grasp how it’s constructed. If you can knit and purl, cast on and bind off you can knit this scarf. Gauge is not critical and the scarf can be knit in any yarn, but the pattern is written for worsted.

In the true spirit of the Trump administration, this has not been test knit. Sad!


If you downloaded the pattern before 2/4/17, please download new copies of the instructions and Chart A. I’ve made some small corrections.

Correction to line numbers in written directions, 2/6/17.

Updated with note on a common point of confusion, 2/27/17.


Wow, this scarf has received an amazing response. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to comment. Comments are now closed, and I stopped being able to reply individually well before that, but if you need help with the pattern or want to chat send me a PM. If you’re knitting the scarf, I would be especially glad to hear which version of the charts you prefer.

Additions which I’ve promised to make:

  • A chart to replace "Trump" with "Pence". Hoosiers, this one's for you. COMPLETED! See Chart F for “FUCK PENCE” option.
  • A chart to replace “Trump” with “Brexit”, with much love from across the pond.
  • Full written directions for at least the “Fuck Trump” chart.
  • “IMPEACH” option. “DUMP” option.