Get ready for your first day at Miss Cackles Academy with a The Worst Witch inspired Drop Stitch Scarf! Knit with chunky yarn and big needles, this scarf is an excellent weekend project!
…. Climbs out from under a rock….Hi! Hey! I missed you! I know I promised that this blog wouldn’t go anywhere but honestly, I’ve been overwhelmed. The good news is, I can now tell you every single bone in your body, the parts of those bones and the muscles attached to them. I’m both overwhelmed and feeling super educated.
Speaking of school… Have you guys watched The Worst Witch on Netflix? I’ve been a bit in love with Mildred – yes, she makes really dumb decisions but her heart is in the right place! I also think I’m pretty much Maude Spellbody – I have a low confidence in my own ability but I’m actually pretty smart (things I’ve learned in school!) and fiercely loyal and defensive of people I love. So yeah, The Worst Witch.
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One of my favorite scenes in the show though, is when Mildred arrives at the school for the first time in her uniform. Everything is new and she’s maybe a bit uncoordinated. It definitely gives me first day of school vibes! At this point, I fell in love with her scarf – the one her mother made that definitely reminds me of some of my first knitting projects – and the way she defended it from Ethel because her mother worked so hard to make it.
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I made this scarf a year ago and did all the things but I got super behind and forgot about it. Its knitted in a simple garter stitch (knit) with drop stitches every so often – check out the pattern- and uses a chunky yarn so it knits up super quick!
The Worst Witch Inspired Drop Stitch Scarf
Time: Weekend Project
Suggested Viewing: The Worst Witch on Netflix
1-2 skeins Big Twist Natural Blend Yarn in Light Grey
1-2 skeins Big Twist Natural Blend Yarn in Black
Size 15 knitting needles
Cast on 18 Stitches.
Row 1-10 – Knit across
Row 11- Knit 8, Yarn over, knit 1, **Yarn Over 2x, K1 Repeat from ** until the end
Row 12 – K1, remove Yarn over loop, Repeat until all Yarn over stitches have been taken off of the needles then knit to end.
Row 13-21 – Knit across
Row 22 – Repeat row 10
Row 23 – Repeat row 11
Row 24-32 – Knit Across….
You’re going to continue this pattern – knit 10 rows, Knit 1 Pattern/Yarn over row, repeat – until you’ve got a panel with drop stitch sections.
** You’re going to do 4 yarn over sections per panel.
Knit 5 rows in original color (gray)
SWITCH TO BLACK
Knit 5 rows in 2nd color (black)
Continue pattern from row 11.
Bind off using whichever method you like. I personally love the Icelandic bindoff!
Pair with a witches hat and a satin sash and you’re ready for your first day at Cackle’s Academy!