Manly Scarf

Would you believe I’d never knitted anything for Eric? That’s not entirely true, I suppose. I did once make him a scarf out of a wool/mohair blend yarn that was so prickly and itchy he couldn’t even wear it over turtlenecks.

He’s been after me to make him a scarf, so I went about looking for a pattern that would be more interesting than just plain knitting, but not feminine like lace. I came across this pattern for a herringbone-like stitch scarf and thought it would be perfect.

Here’s a closeup of the stitch pattern:

Yarn: Cascade 220, 1.75 skeins

Needles: Size 8

Pattern: Night on the Town Scarf

And here it is on the intended wearer:

Okay, okay, I’m not really married to a stuffed bunny with a human head.  It’s just that getting a picture of Eric actually wearing the scarf won’t happen for a few days and I wanted to get this post done today.  Maybe…this photoshop disaster is a bit better:

Doesn’t it look nice on him? Okay, that pic is awful, too.

The pattern is surprisingly easy and knits up fast, too. The edges do curl in a bit despite the seed stitch edging, but the only way to combat that would be to knit a back side of the scarf and attach it, which I’m not going to do.

Next project underway: A pink and purple scarf with sparkles, for the boy, at his request.

3 thoughts on “Manly Scarf

  1. Sapana says:

    That is a beautiful scarf, S. Are you really going to make the boy a purple and pink sparkly scarf? What happened to his weird belt + shirt & tie obsession?


    • sajbat says:

      He still wears the three piece suit whenever he can, though it’s clearly too small for him. He keeps asking when we’re going to get him a belt. So, obsession is still active.


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