My 1930s Scarf Inspiration

For the past year I have been trying out every vintage knit and crochet hat pattern I have been able to get my hands on. From the 1920s-1970s, approximately. I absolutely love the 1930s style hats and often see glorious matching scarves but had yet to make any neck warmers.

Image from 2ndlookvintage on Etsy.

Image from eStitches on Etsy.

Image from eStitches on Etsy.

I really love the shapely ascot look and finally decided to try to make one up. After hours of staring down both vintage and modern scarves I decided to design my own pattern and I have to say that it worked out better than expected for a first attempt! I ended up going with a more asymmetrical design than most of these vintage styles and utilized German short rows (the most amazing new-to-me knitting technique I’ve discovered in years!) to create the unique shaping.

I just finished working on another one of these in a Schiaparelli-inspired trompe l’oeil of seafoam green and black. I cannot wait to share that with you and hope to include the pattern as well!

-chloe

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