I am thinking about knitting shawls for people afflicted with a certain disease. These would be people that I may not even know...not know their likes, dislikes, etc. The color that I have chosen is a neutral color, non-gender specific. The pattern would be a K3, P3 pattern and would look like the teal shawl in this
picture, and will have a contrast edging (again, a "unisex" color) of some sort (imagine something like a tan color with a navy edging, for example). It would be a rectangular shawl.
I know that some shawl ministries will make shawls for women and maybe lap blankets for men, but I have to be honest and say that I would like to knit shawls all around so I am knitting the same pattern and the same item...it will make it easier for me to focus on the task at hand rather than stressing out, worrying about how many shawls versus blanket I should be knitting.
So here's my question: would any of you men be put off by receiving a rectangular shawl as a sort of "get well hug" from a stranger? I mean, it would be something to be worn in the hospital (where it can get a bit cold) or at home when you're feeling crummy; it doesn't have to be something that is worn out in public.