Tomfoolery by Audry Nicklin


August 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in 26sts/ 20rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in [k2, p2] ribbing, stretched
US 5 - 3.75 mm
300 yards (274 m)
4”/ 10cm width; 84”/ 213cm length
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This pattern is part of the Lit Knits collection.

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Tom Sawyer is a bit of a trouble maker. He suffers various punishments, which are dealt by his Aunt Polly. The most infamous incident is the time he has to whitewash a long, tall fence. But Tom is a clever boy and soon manages to paint the fence without his wits rather than his strength.

This scarf is inspired by the story, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, first published in 1876 by Mark Twain. The ribbed scarf resembles the infamous fence Tom had to whitewash. The remaining blocks of brown represents an unpainted bit of fence.

The scarf starts at the two-colored portion. Once the color blocks are knitted, the scarf can be knitted to the desired length. A tutorial for intarsia knitting is included in the pattern.

Finished Measurements
4”/ 10cm width;
84”/ 213cm length

O-Wool Balance; 130yds/ 119m per 1.75oz/ 50g; 50% Merino Wool, 50% Cotton; worsted weight:
2 skeins in #1000 Natural (MC)
1 skein in #8014 Agate (CC)
approx 260yds/ 199m (MC), 40 yds/ 36.5m (CC) of a worsted weight yarn

Size 5 US/ 3.75mm needles
Change needle size if needed in order to obtain the correct gauge

26sts/ 20rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in k2, p2 ribbing, stretched