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kkatt82
11-08-2007, 11:45 AM
I've been steadily working on a Palindrome scarf for my MIL... hubby saw it and said "Oooooo, that's niiiiiiice". MIL's scarf is in SWS Natural Violet and it's striping SO nicely :)

Anyway, DH hinted that he would love a nice warm scarf for Christmas. So I went to Michael's today and picked up 5 skeins of Bernat's Cashmere Blend in a dark chocolatey brown. I'm just not sure if the Palindrome scarf is "manly" enough... Does anyone know of anymore scarf patterns that are nice and manly?

Thanks!

MMario
11-08-2007, 12:30 PM
Palindrome or Irish Hiking Scarf - or some variation thereof is my suggestion. Simple, manly, straightforward.

CrossStitchinMomma
11-08-2007, 02:02 PM
I'm making the Men's Cashmere Scarf for my hubby from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It's a manly scarf. They also have another manly scarf in pattern in that book too.

monzogary
11-08-2007, 02:22 PM
I'm making this scarf for my dad this year: http://www.helloyarn.com/besottedcarf.htm
I think it looks manly enough.

The.Knitter
11-08-2007, 02:25 PM
Palindrome or Irish Hiking Scarf - or some variation thereof is my suggestion. Simple, manly, straightforward.

I second this opinion. Manly yes, but WE like it too! Either are so easy to knit but the Palindrome is totally reversible which it the plus for manly men!

Happy Knitting to you!

Lady Violet
11-08-2007, 02:28 PM
i like the yarn harlot's one-row handspun scarf (http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/10/12/one_row_handspun_scarf.html). the rainy day scarf (http://yarndemon.googlepages.com/rainydayscarf) is also good. as with any scarf for a man, you just have to make sure you use manly-colored yarn. :wink:

KEDEK5
11-08-2007, 03:21 PM
I made the Seamans Scarf, off of the KnitPicks website, for my son a couple years back. Also made it in chocolate brown. He loved/loves it.

redwitch
11-08-2007, 08:07 PM
http://oceanwindknits.ca/sectionpage2.asp?id=20&blog=Free%20Patterns

I really love this pattern for a man, I think it interesting to knit but still really manly, though I prefer it in something that has a touch of visual interest, like the flecks used in the pictured item, or a very slightly heathered wool. The guy I made one for liked it. I do recommend though that you make row 9: sl1 kwise, knit across and row 18: sl1 pwise, p across. Otherwise you will get an odd bump at each side once per repeat.

cinnamon_girl
11-08-2007, 10:17 PM
I second the suggestion redwitch made, that's one I was thinking of. I also have this pattern saved in my "man scarf" folder.

http://www.magknits.com/Mar07/patterns/askew.htm