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cheesiesmom 04-29-2005 11:24 AM

Manly-Man Scarf
I know it's only (almost) May, but I've been thinking about Christmas gifts. My bosses (2) are the typical hard to buy for men. I was thinking about knitting each of them a scarf from some really pricy wool, i.e., cashmere, alpaca. But I can't find a good pattern that would end up looking "high end." All the scarves I find are definitely feminine. I suppose I could improvise, but I'd feel better knowing what the finished product will look like, especially if I'm using an expensive wool. (I do love patterns and instructions.)

Any ideas?? Pattern/yarn suggestions gratefully appreciated. (insert smiley of your choosing. I can't figure out why they don't show up on my posts, particularly since they're all so cute. I love cute, too.)


KellyK 04-29-2005 11:34 AM

I say just go really really really SIMPLE.

How about knitting a long narrow tube on circs, put 2 thin CC stripes toward each end, then sew up the ends with the CC in like a quilting st? That way, you will have a FUNCTIONAL and WARM double-knit type fabric with just a SIMPLE design?

I would use alpaca...something really soft & warm, but not "fuzzy". Solid colors that match their winter coats. Simple design, but the fiber will say "high-end".

brendajos 04-29-2005 11:59 AM

i hafta ask...what is a CC stripe?

KellyK 04-29-2005 12:05 PM

Contrasting Color

brendajos 04-29-2005 12:13 PM

oh sheeesh...sorry...i sat and looked at that for the longest trying to figure out what stitch that was....

Rennagayle 04-29-2005 12:47 PM

This is a simple scarf on Martha Stewart's website. I first chose it due to the fact that the instructions are so simple for a beginning knitter. I then decided I'd also like to buy some really nice wool to make men's sweaters with it for the special guys in my life, for Christmas. The simplicity of it's design would show off a nice yarn, and done in an earthy color, it would look somewhat masculine, I think. :D

Jouf 04-29-2005 12:47 PM

Irish Hiking Scarf
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What about this? I just finished it for my husband. Here's a link.

Rennagayle 04-29-2005 12:48 PM

Jouf, that's simply beautiful! What yarn did you use?

KellyK 04-29-2005 12:51 PM

That is SO pretty, jouf! And, what a great first cabling project! Hmmmmm......... :thinking:

brookenic 04-29-2005 12:52 PM

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That's really good. :thumbsup: I'm going to make my hubby one of those also. In fact I think that's my reply when anyone finishes something :rofling: Oh here's a pic of the manliest scarf I've made

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