Man scarf series

I have a lot of masculine types in my life then traditional feminine. Ive have struggled in the past finding interesting patterns for scarves that were more masculine. This fall I am doing a series of scarves for friends and family that all request more manly scarves. I decided to do a whole series of different scarves that could be considered manly, or perhaps non gender specific…So far i have completed 2 and I am very pleased with the out comes.

The Utilitarian: #1 in the Manly Scarf Series: a dark blue yarn variegated with a lighter shade blue. Done in a mariner pattern of checkerboards. The recipient requested a button to hold the scarf closed so I used wooden toggle buttons.

Racing Stripes: #2 in the Manly Scarf Series: black and white striped scarf with some contrast stitching. The friend this was designed for drives a motorcycle but still wanted to look polished. This is my own pattern that follows.

Racing Scarf Pattern

Super easy and quick knit. Scarf is reversible one side has contrast stitching other side straight color stripes. Is refined enough to be used with a more dress overcoat or casual look.
I am making a striped scarf knitted length wise. used about 1/2 skein of the white and 70% of the black.
Using size 7 36″ circular needle. For this one I am doing black with white stripes per the request given.
Color A: Black
Color B: White.
The stripes width is up to you, most important is that every color change start on the same end of the scarf. This way all the contrast stitching is on the same side of the scarf.
finished measurements are:
50″ x 7″
CO: 185
Color A: knit 13 rounds
Color B: knit 11 rounds
Color A: knit  8 rounds
Color B: knit  11 rounds
Color A: knit  12 rounds
weave in all the ends. this can be finished with fringe as well

About queenofone

I was in the food biz for over 20 years and still love food more than ever. I knit, create, write, mother, date, live and get angry. All I share here and hopefully with some kick ass pics to boot.
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