lars and the real girl. i tried to write a mini-blurb about this movie, and kind of failed. so here is the trailer if you want it! lars wears as a scarf the baby blanket his mother knit for him before she died in childbirth. i love this, as a tiny addition to the overall character of lars.
i also love the idea of a baby blanket changing its purpose with the recipients age. i have a beautiful handknit christening blanket that was made for my aunt that i wore as a scarf (kind of seen here) until it’s torn and holey condition started to worry me. someday, when i have the skill and inclination, i’ll fix it up.
the scarf/blanket seems to be mostly a knit & purl chevron pattern with ladders of eyelets between each column of chevrons. i’ve browsed, but i haven’t found any baby blankets that really meet these specifications. or… it has scalloped edges, so maybe it’s a razor shell stitch that alternates between knit and purl?