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KristiMetz
05-01-2006, 02:40 PM
I love this scarf (http://telastudio.com/pattern2.html) and I want to make it for my dad for his birthday.

Problem is, I can't figure out if it's a little to feminine. He is very traditional and wouldn't wear anything that wasn't pretty traditionally manly, kwim?

What do you guys think, is it a manly scarf?

brendajos
05-01-2006, 02:52 PM
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Ingrid
05-01-2006, 02:52 PM
I like it, but I don't think a 'manly man' would consider it masculine enough.

Skater
05-01-2006, 02:55 PM
The link didn't work for me. Do you mean the Ropes and Ladders Scarf? I'm not sure. I think guys like the DNA scarf (http://www.twosheep.com/helix/) and the Irish Hiking Scarf (http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingscarf.pdf), and they've got cables. It's not a big help, but I think it depends on the guy.

rebecca
05-01-2006, 02:59 PM
I LOVE that pattern, I must knit it for me!! Although, I don't think it's very masculine either, sorry.

nicolethegeek
05-01-2006, 03:40 PM
A very nice scarf, but the eyelet ladders make it look more feminine IMO.

Angelia
05-01-2006, 03:47 PM
I think it might depend on what color yarn you use to knit it. In a black, navy, or dark brown, definitely manly. Of course those colors might hide all the stitchwork... :thinking:

I love the pattern, though, and have bookmarked it for ME!

cheesiesmom
05-01-2006, 04:50 PM
Could you rework the pattern removing the yo's. If it were solid on the edges or a different border, I think it would work.

Jeremy
05-01-2006, 05:05 PM
Looks ok to me. If there is a problem its the width. I would look to double the cabling. I really don't think the eyelets are a problem.

skNYC
05-01-2006, 05:30 PM
I don't think it's feminine at all. I've seen similar patterns on men's sweaters.

carollovesyarn
05-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Could you rework the pattern removing the yo's. If it were solid on the edges or a different border, I think it would work.
I agree - leave off the eyelets and maybe increase the border width.

sfavereau
05-02-2006, 02:53 AM
I think it's a beautiful scarf, but I agree that the eyelets aren't manly enough... A little bit wider wouldn't hurt either.

I just asked DH if he would wear the scarf (without telling him anything about what I thought of it). Immediately, he said he liked the cabling, but the holes reminded him of a doilie and if I was thinking about knitting him that, could I please omit the holes? :roflhard: :roflhard:

Angelia
05-02-2006, 07:34 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

1to1
05-02-2006, 12:06 PM
I can't believe this wonderful reversible cable scarf hasn't been mentioned.

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50368.html

It was published by our very own Yvonne.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10240&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=reversible+cable+scarf&start=0

I plan on making this for DH for xmas.

1to1
05-02-2006, 12:09 PM
I can't believe this wonderful reversible cable scarf hasn't been mentioned.

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50368.html

It was published by our very own Yvonne.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10240&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=reversible+cable+scarf&start=0

I plan on making this for DH for xmas.

1to1
05-02-2006, 12:12 PM
I can't believe this wonderful reversible cable scarf hasn't been mentioned.

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50368.html

It was published by our very own Yvonne.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10240&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=reversible+cable+scarf&start=0

I plan on making this for DH for xmas.

CarmenIbanez
05-02-2006, 01:17 PM
To each their own I guess, I think it is quite manly, even with eyelets. My hubby took a look and said he quite liked it. And he is one big hunk of burning love, babies! :-)

Angelia
05-02-2006, 02:55 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

feministmama
05-02-2006, 03:55 PM
I think this would be a great opportunity to expand some horizons.

KristiMetz
05-02-2006, 06:02 PM
I can't believe this wonderful reversible cable scarf hasn't been mentioned.

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50368.html

It was published by our very own Yvonne.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10240&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=reversible+cable+scarf&start=0

I plan on making this for DH for xmas.

That IS a beautiful pattern. But I think I am too lazy to do that many cables for a scarf. I hate knitting scarves!

nicolethegeek
05-02-2006, 06:19 PM
I just asked my hubby for his 2 worth and he thinks it's too ladylike too... and this is a guy that will sit with his son on the couch and help him crochet chains! ;)

Celine
05-03-2006, 02:22 PM
I think the scarf is really beautiful. I agree that in a dark color it would be great for a guy. :happydance: :happydance:

Have you decided if you'll knit it? :XX:

KristiMetz
05-03-2006, 04:41 PM
I have not decided. His birthday isn't until November, so I have some time. It's such a beautiful pattern, I'd really like to try it. I'll probably omit the eyelets though, just in case.