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"Tomfoolery" is part of the Lit Knits collection. To purchase the entire 10 piece collection, see the Lit Knits page.


Part of the Lit Knits collection.

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 with 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.


4”/ 10cm width
84”/ 213cm length


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


Size 5 US/ 3.75mm needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


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