Pattern Puzzle: Scarf

Posted by Kathleen Fasanella on Dec 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm / Pattern Puzzle / Trackback

secret_scarf_pattern_puzzleIt is a long story how I happened to come upon this scarf but I will tell all tomorrow when I make a (small) announcement.

I would tell you the name of this scarf’s designer but then you’d just look it up and figure out the trick of it. Of course, I’m sure quite of you already know who designed this scarf being so much more fashiony than me but I’ll ask you to refrain from spilling the beans.

The question is, what does this pattern look like?

If it makes you feel any better, I didn’t put much thought into it because it looked too complex. I cheated and saw the pattern. Still, being the mean person that I am, I’m going to ask you to put your best effort into figuring out what this pattern looks like. Again, so much of the time I think something is complex and you guys figure it out right away. Things I think are easy, hardly anyone gets. [Then again, I am the woman who can more easily rewire a house or rebuild a computer than turn on the TV…]

On the other hand, even after seeing a photo of this scarf laid flat, the pattern is still surprisingly complex. For tomorrow, I hope to have a version of what I think this looks like.  For now, I have to figure out how it is smushed into itself because that is not obvious from the photo. Have fun!

10 Responses to “Pattern Puzzle: Scarf”

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December 15th, 2011
10:46 PM

I don’t have a clue..

Liz C
December 16th, 2011
7:00 AM

It’s so smushed up, I can’t tell from the photo. But it looks interesting, like something I might want for myself.

December 16th, 2011
8:07 AM

I’m guessing an “L” shape with the lining flipped from front to back somehow to make an opening to feed it threw its self. On the purple I see what looks like another fabric about 1/2 ” that must have something to do with the construction and not a design element.

Karn Goode
December 16th, 2011
8:29 AM

It is a rectangle with zig-zag style lines. One end might be slightly wider than the other(the drapier end). Then when the person lays the scarf on the judy, one side is flat while the other is twisted. I think that’s it!

December 16th, 2011
9:30 AM

I can not even begin to scope out the pattern with it draped as it is. The lining looks as though it may be cut in one with the contrast on the first side. I am not even sure there is a pull through. It could be all in the draping. It seems to be an oblong, with the contrast (purple) sewed in a zig-zag strip on the turquoise, then folded over to be the lining. That is my guess, but I think it is probably more complex than I have seen so far. It could also be an uneven strip on both sides, as a mirror image.

December 16th, 2011
10:18 AM

It’s like the wrapper to one of those triangular popsicles! . . .that’s my first impression at least.

Kyt Eubanks
December 16th, 2011
12:04 PM

I think it is two pieces of cloth Turquoise and purple, cut into rectangles then each one cut in the same zig zag pattern diagonally lengthwise. The turned and reversed and sewn together. They mirror each other when constructed. Looks like the seams may be oversewn, I can’t tel as my monitor is small.

Best to all,

December 16th, 2011
1:36 PM

Fear my Paint skills! First, a sketch of what is known from the picture, and second, my thoughts on how the right angles were formed. I had to give up the triangular popsicle idea after counting the twists it made around the neck (boo) but the initial impression of the scarf not being entirely two-dimensional, now I think that was correct. . .

December 16th, 2011
1:41 PM

Samantha, yours is so close it makes me suspect you cheated lol.

I wish my paint skills were half what yours are…

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