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dink 11-18-2007 12:13 AM

Patons Rumor Yarn "Manly Scarf" pattern help
I've promised my brother over and over that I'd make him a scarf for Christmas. I found the Patons Rumor yarn on sale for about 3.00 ea in a color which he really liked. I like how the yarn is soft.

Anyways, I'm wondering, what's a good "manly" pattern? My brother wants the scarf wide, as well as long of course. He's in his early twenties. Right now he has a scarf which is about purl 5 or 6, knit 1 and repeats (from what he's described to me over the phone). He doesn't like that it curls.

I've looked at a few patterns, and he wants it pretty simple, but I'd like to do something more than just k2 p2, or something like that.

If anyone has made a scarf for the boyfriend/hubby/son, etc. I could use some help!

Also, the yarn is this:

12 sts - 17 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Suggested Knitting Needle
6.50 mm, US - 10.5
Suggested Crochet Hook
6.50 mm, US - K/10.5
Hand washable. Lay flat to dry

Jints 11-18-2007 01:12 AM

a few ideas

suzeeq 11-18-2007 01:38 AM

My so called scarf looks sort of woven and looks good in a single color, though it will be better if you use size 11 or 13 needles with Rumor.

debb 11-18-2007 01:48 PM

if you want super easy

basketweave is nice

there is a good scarf in 'Last Minute Knitted Gifts'

I've got a pattern somewhere using a 'farrow rib' stitch that might work

this one is popular also

dink 11-18-2007 03:39 PM

Thanks for all your suggestions! :muah: I showed my brother all the links, and a few which I found, and he liked this one:

I'm wondering, the pattern shows that the yarn was doubled (Skien Peruvian Tweed 100% Superfine Alpaca) on size 8 needles. Would I need to do the same thing since Rumor is an Alpaca though it's considered Bulky with 10 needles? Or should I not double up?

Thanks so much!

debb 11-18-2007 07:57 PM

no, don't double. her gauge doubled is still more st/inch than yours. If you cast on her 32 stitches, your scarf will be wider than hers (which you might like). if you decide to cast on fewer, it looks like you can remove by multiples of 6.

suzeeq 11-18-2007 08:18 PM

Also, even though the yarn is doubled it still wont be as thick as the yarn you want to use. So substitute size 10 or 10.5 instead of the the 8s with the bulky yarn. And you'll definitely decrease the st number by 6.

dink 11-18-2007 10:17 PM

Okay, after reading both posts, I must say, I'm a little :??. I haven't been knitting/going to class as often as I should, as I've been helping a friend move, and now it's my turn to move. So, time has been limited. I thought though with the Thanksgiving Holiday approaching, that I'd have time to start this.

My brother wants a wide scarf. His current scarves, from the pictures he's sent me, have at least 20+ stitches cast on, so I think that the 32 would be good for him. He's constantly telling me he wants it long and wide.

If I were to follow her instructions, and do the 32, would I continue with the size 10/10.5 needles?

And if after casting on the 32 and I think it's too wide, if I decrease by 6, should I use the 8 needles? Is that how I'm reading this?

Thanks so much!

dink 11-18-2007 11:22 PM

And could I assume that "Slip one with yarn in back" is slip one knit wise. And "Slip one with yarn in front" is purl?

I just wanted to make sure.

debb 11-18-2007 11:35 PM

You'll want to use the larger needles with your yarn. Go ahead and cast on the 32 stitches and knit a few rows - see if the size looks ok to you. If you decide it is too wide, you'll have to start over and cast on 26 stitches to keep the pattern.
And yes, that's how I would slip the stitches.

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