I can post some pictures when I get home, if Zeppo doesn't beat me to it. I'm honestly shocked at the quality of it. Very impressive considering it's Hot Topic.Any chance you could post some pictures of it? I'm interested in getting it aswell!
The embroidery isn't accurate but the placement of the pocket is... the leather welt was a bit thinner in the movie, though, and I thought it looked like a kind of curved shape. Might've just been the way it was folded though.After having seen the movie I'm pretty sure the top pocket with the tentacle coming out of it shouldn't be there, but it is sort of a fun edition.
I knit my scarf in the round, as I did not see any purling either. Despite multiple swatches, I still did not get the gauge I wanted. I guessed about 6 inches wide, and that was confirmed here: http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=259363&p=4064192&viewfull=1#post4064192 The actual scarf came out closer to 4.5" to 5". The stretch in the yellow pulls the scarf in more than the marl, and the marl is what I swatched to get gauge. I did 15 rounds marl and 9 rounds yellow on US 10.5 needles with 48 stitches cast on for 24 visible per side.Love the scarf. Would you be willing to share the specifics? Needle size, stitches per inch/row, etc? I'm most interested in whether you knit it in the round. I never saw any purling in the movie so I'm guessing that's how it was done and the purl stitches are on the inside.
I did not notice that in the film. I still think the yellow was hand-dyed rather than marled. Check out the fringe in the photo of it folded in the case. I was mainly focused on trying to get a decent look at how they spaced the fringe for when I redo mine rather than colors, but things seemed to decently match to me. Unfortunately, I had to mail-order the hand dyed so I could not pick out a super match, just had to guess which one was going to be closest, and the one I got did not have quite as much dark as the scarf in the movie.Thank you for the info. After watching the movie do you think the yellow is also marled? It looked that way to me in the theatre.
I'd say you're definitely right, they are not actual m-1943s. For one thing, the combat boots don't have a separate toe piece like his do. I wouldn't be surprised if they made (or at least modified) custom for the movie, but I'm no expert.