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Old 05-01-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
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Do you think this scarf is manly enough for a man?
I love this scarf 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?
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:52 PM   #2
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I like it, but I don't think a 'manly man' would consider it masculine enough.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:55 PM   #4
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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 and the Irish Hiking Scarf, and they've got cables. It's not a big help, but I think it depends on the guy.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:59 PM   #5
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I LOVE that pattern, I must knit it for me!! Although, I don't think it's very masculine either, sorry.
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:40 PM   #6
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A very nice scarf, but the eyelet ladders make it look more feminine IMO.
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:47 PM   #7
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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!
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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.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:05 PM   #9
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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.
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I don't think it's feminine at all. I've seen similar patterns on men's sweaters.
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