View Full Version : Mmmalabrigo scarf

06-29-2007, 07:01 PM
I have 2 hanks of mmmmalabrigo (blue and lime colorway) that I wanted to make a scarf out of for my dad. I was originally going to do a ribbed scarf but when I started to knit it up it didn't seem to do the mmmm justice. What kinds of scarf patterns do you use with it? I want something fairly simple for a man (no cables probably). I was thinking My so called scarf (http://www.sheepinthecity.prettyposies.com/archives/000079.html) but I'm not sure if its too girly or not (and is it very hard to knit?):shrug: Any suggestions of patterns?

06-29-2007, 07:31 PM
I think as long as its not a girly color, the stitch wouldn't be too girly. I'm actually thinking of making this for my dad too. I have knitted on before, and the pattern is very easy, and easy to memorize. Its good "tv knitting"
good luck! :thumbsup:

06-29-2007, 08:00 PM
What about the scrunchable scarf? It is somewhat of a ribbing, but it makes for a really, well, scrunchable, squishy ribbing. And, it looks fancier than it really is. The stitch is really simple, but comes out really cool.

I also like the so called scarf pattern. Definitely not too girly with the right colors. The stitch is a bit more complicated than the scrunchable, but still really easy and mindless. I love the effect of the pattern.

06-29-2007, 08:39 PM
I was going to suggest Scrunchable, too. I've made a couple with Mmmmalabrigo and they turned out cushy, soft and warm.

I also made a MSCS with Malabrigo, but whether or not it would be suitable for a man depends on the colors and, well, the man.

06-29-2007, 08:57 PM
I love the Rainy Day scarf (http://yarndemon.googlepages.com/rainydayscarf). For mine, I used size 11 needles and it came out great!

06-29-2007, 09:11 PM
:waving:it is a ribbed one but rib moves... looks great in that yarn!!

06-29-2007, 09:14 PM
:eyes:looks like the rainy day scarf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-29-2007, 09:39 PM
How 'bout this one


06-29-2007, 10:19 PM
I love the brioche scarf in weekend knitting - this is the hat version:


I think it would look cool with malabrigo.
it's brioche sideways, so I think there are instructions on the web too & you wouldn't even need the real pattern. and if you only used one yarn you could maybe do it just vertical if you liked it (?).
I also love the my so called scarf though.

maybe swatch a couple different things?
it's malabrigo, so it won't get boring. :heart:

06-29-2007, 10:50 PM
Or this - Good Ole Cabled Scarf (http://www.yarnagogo.com/good_ole_cabled_scarf/)

06-29-2007, 11:10 PM
I also made a MSCS with Malabrigo, but whether or not it would be suitable for a man depends on the colors and, well, the man.

I made a MSCS for myself with Malabrigo in the Moss colorway, and it doesn't look "girly" at all. The stitch pattern is generic, the colors are what make it suitable for either a man or a woman.

06-30-2007, 12:09 AM
ok i have a question too about MSCS. is one skein of malabrigo enough? should i cast on 26 or 28 stitches instead of 30? thanks :)

06-30-2007, 01:21 AM
I used 2 for mine, but you could probably get by with one.

06-30-2007, 10:46 AM
Thanks everyone for the input. Ingrid and Conti, you're right about making MSCS in the right colors will make it so anyone can wear it. I think I'm going to go for it!

06-30-2007, 10:56 AM
Also, i love the texture a brioche stitch or the stitch in MSCS gives you... it's a good way to do a "basic" scarf (aka no pattern required) and show of a beautiful yarn. I'm doing this with one of my hand dyed yarns so that the texture just adds attention to the yarn :)

06-30-2007, 11:13 AM
I love Art Yarn patterns for Malabrigo. http://artyarns.com/newsite/patterns_main.htm

06-30-2007, 12:46 PM
Elowien-that gives me an idea for a nice, warm brioche stitch scarf. Now I want to make one!