Sunday, November 30, 2008

Free Pattern! - The Manly Scarf

It's getting to be that time of year again, the scarf wearing, and giving time!  
I finished this scarf recently to give to my boyfriend, Dave.  He lost his old one on the streetcar! 


It's easy, and looks great, and the combination of black with the variegated colourways of Malabrigo makes it nice and manly.  Plus it's got absolutely zero itch factor – Malabrigo is soft enough for even the pickiest of mens necks!  Here you go! 

The Manly Scarf

Needles : 4.5 or 5mm 
Yarn : Malabrigo Worsted - two skeins, one black, one other colour

Cast on 25 stitches with the black yarn
knit two rows
switch to the second colour, and knit two rows
switch to the black yarn, carrying it up the side of the scarf, being careful not to pull too tightly. 

Continue knitting two rows of each colour and switching, carrying the yarn up the side, until the scarf is the desired length, or you run out of yarn! (I used about half of a ball of each colour) End with two rows of black.
Cast off loosely, weave in ends.  
Wrap, and place under the tree, for a fantastic present for the men in your life! 



passion said...

That's a great idea Sarah! I was looking for something easy for my dad and this is it! Thanks. Catia

Munchkin said...

Oooh! Someone at my work wants me to make him a striped scarf! Thanks for the great idea and He'll love Malagbrio! It's such wonderful yarn to knit with :)

Lauren Fishbein said...

I'm wondering what yarns you used!