Knives Chau Battle Scarf

This incredibly easy knitting pattern is designed to help you make the scarf worn by the character Knives Chau in the final battle of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.


  • US Size 11 needles
  • 150 yds. ea. Bulky (5) yarn in black and white (I used Loops & Threads Charisma acrylic, approx. 1½ skeins ea.)


  1. CO 21 st in black.
  2. Knit 20 rows stockinette stitch (knit odd rows, purl even rows). Using st st will cause the scarf to roll, but this is good, because in the movie Knives’s scarf is rolled.
  3. Color change to white.
  4. Knit 20 rows st st.
  5. Repeat until you have 21 blocks (11 black, 10 white).
  6. Bind off.

Ravelry page for this pattern can be found here.

2 Responses to “Knives Chau Battle Scarf”
  1. Liz says:

    Great work!

    I have a problem I can not seem to figure out…hoping you can help! I have been knitting for years, but have never tried stripes before. It looks like your stripes/blocks are clean lines, but mine are coming out with a “dotted line” where the colors overlap on the first new row of stitches :-/
    I have tried everything I can think of to fix it, to no avail. Could you possibly shed any light on why this is happening, and how I can make my stripes “clean” like yours in the pic?

    Thank you!!!

    • ButMadNNW says:

      “Dotted lines” are inevitable whenever you change colors (it’s a side effect of the very structure of knitting), but you want to make sure you’re joining the yarn so that the “dotted line” effect is on the back of the project (as it is on this scarf). This is understandably difficult in a project like a scarf that doesn’t really have a “back” – either side can be seen at any point. But if you can at least keep the effect to one side of the project, you can drape the scarf so it’s not seen (or use a double-knitting or circular technique so the “back” is really “inside”, but that’s a whole ‘nother discussion!).

      This is the video that taught me how to join colors – hope you find it useful!:

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