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Tenille
« on: December 04, 2006 12:32:27 PM »

Does anyone know of a pattern for a scarf that looks manly.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006 10:09:10 AM »

I've made a lot of scarves for male friends.  It's really about yarn type and color choice.  I do long stripes in regular single crochet or front/back post loop to give it a ribbed appearance and use Wool Ease or dark colors of Bernat Softee Chunkee.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006 01:50:34 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2006 09:45:11 PM »

Basket-weave or a faux cable is appropriately manly.  And checks or a geometric tapestry pattern are usually OK.

The main problem with crocheting for guys is that the stitches tend to have a lacy appearance.  As my husband so eloquently puts it, "It has too many holes in it."  Stick to sc or hdc and use the smallest hook you can use and still have a drapable fabric, unless the guy you're crocheting for is willing to wear a yarn fuzzy enough to hide the "holes".  Most of the guys I know won't wear anything more exotic than plain ol' worsted.

It may also be a good idea to forgo fringe on scarf and just finish it with a round of sc.
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006 07:31:50 PM »

it is all about the colors. 

we men are anti-pattern.  think about it, when we get a new electronics toy, do we read all the instructions?  no!  we want simple, nothing fancy or frilly.

a simple long rectangle is enough...

use two strands of worsted weight to thicken up the scarf.

check it yo!

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7757/43/1600/scarf.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2006 01:31:28 PM »

Oh wow nevada!  That is hella manly! Rawr!
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006 07:13:46 AM »

it is all about the colors. 

we men are anti-pattern.  think about it, when we get a new electronics toy, do we read all the instructions?  no!  we want simple, nothing fancy or frilly.

a simple long rectangle is enough...

use two strands of worsted weight to thicken up the scarf.

check it yo!

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7757/43/1600/scarf.jpg

And yet youre on craftster, so youre OBVIOUSLY not a typical male! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2006 08:10:47 AM »

Nevada, that scarf is awesome.  I really like it!

I made my bf a scarf out of granny squares in his favorite colors.  It started out as a blanket, but I got lazy.  I admit, the scarf is slightly feminine, but he really likes it because 1) I made it for him, and 2) it\'s bright yellow and rally blue.

For a really manly scarf, I would recommend using lion brand wool-ease thick and quick in navy blue.  Very manly.
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2007 12:16:27 PM »

ok, I'm adding in my finishe pics. Here goes. The crafty person in me couldn't bring herself to do just one color so I had to do what I had to do.

This first pic is sideways, I forgot to flip it before I loded it into my flickr account. Sorry




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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2007 02:21:28 AM »

the men I showed like this one (made for a man):

it's just alternating sc and ch1, e.g:
row 1 sc, ch1, repeat till end
row 2 sc in each ch1 space, and ch1 over each sc
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