This has become quite a famous scarf, which was published many times in the twentieth century. It’s probably known now as Miss Marple’s scarf after it appeared in the TV series.

This knitting pattern version has larger flaps/ ends (well, what would you call them?) rather like leaves. It’s from Bestway Knitting Issue 116 from 1948, which was a right bugger to scan, as the pages were pretty tiny and the whole thing was tricky to hold open without damaging it. In the end I took a mixture of scan and phone photos. Here is a scan of the front cover showing the cravat in yellow.

Bestway KnittingThe pattern begins in the left hand column below and the continues in right column of the next photo, then ends in first photo right side column.



9 responses to “Free Vintage Knitting Pattern – Cravat or Miss Marple Scarf from 1948”

  1. Jean Clawson Avatar
    Jean Clawson

    I’ve knitted this scarf so many times. Now I have been asked to knit one for a friend and I can’t find my pattern. Probably got lost in moving.

  2. lesley dean Avatar

    how do I download the miss marple scarf pattern

  3. sharon Avatar

    how do I get the miss marple pattern

    1. Caroline Brooks Avatar

      All the pattern instructions are in the second to last photo.

  4. Deborah Wagner Avatar
    Deborah Wagner

    I am excited to find this, but I think the pattern continues beyond the right column as it ends in mid-sentence. Please advise and thanks so much for posting it.

    1. Caroline Brooks Avatar

      It is a very short pattern and I’ve knitted it so I know it’s all there.The pattern begins in the left hand column of the first picture and the continues in right column of the second photo, then ends in back in the first photo right side column.

      1. Deborah Wagner Avatar
        Deborah Wagner

        Thank you so much, and I’m sorry I didn’t pay more attention to your instructions. I am looking forward to making this!

  5. Andrea Swann Avatar
    Andrea Swann

    I now understand the pattern thanks to Caroline Brooks comment. One question, the yarn suggested is fingering, however, it says size 10 needles …. this seems like an awfully large needle size for fingering weight yarn. Any suggestions on needle size if using fingering weight? is the cast on number the same as indicated in pattern? Thanks!

    1. Caroline Brooks Avatar

      It’s a UK 10, so a US 3 or 3.25mm.

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