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Valerie's Miracle Scarf

Katherine Vaughan Designs
Knitting
October 2009
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 - 325 yards (274 - 297 m)
Approx. 6in by 60in (15cm by 150cm) for worsted weight; 4in by 42in for sportweight.
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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 state—many 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 introduced—making 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 like—just don’t forget to include true love and the chocolate coating!