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« on: October 21, 2008 09:50:38 PM »

I want to make a scarf for a friend of mine who is a lifelong Harley rider... tough guy and all that. He mentioned once that he would really like one, but I didn't know him well enough then to be sure he would appreciate what goes into knitting a gift.

I can draft my own chart for a Harley emblem, but what I need to know is, what sort of scarf would be appropriate? rib knit? stockinette? what?? I'd like it to be something he'd be comfortable wearing around his biker friends. He's in his early fifties, stable family man but with a 'bad boy' edge, hard-working and hard-playing... you know, typical Harley guy!

Come one, all you biker babes... what do you think would work out best? (He did mention a thin orange stripe at each end....)
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008 06:37:25 PM »

 Are you pairing black with the orange stripes?
 
 I think ribbing might be appropriate but I can't be sure. Not too many men wear scarves up here, at least not knit ones.

Perhaps look through men scarf patterns and see which is used most?
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008 08:05:01 AM »

Hmm, for some reason garter stitch says biker to me. But I could just be crazy...
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008 01:13:16 PM »

OK so my hubby is a biker guy, just as you described your friend (except younger Roll Eyes ) Cheesy And I asked his opinion, and showed him pictures to reference ... he decided that he liked the stockinette and garter stitch   best! Here's the link I sent him to look at! Hope this helps!

garter:
http://z.about.com/d/knitting/1/0/q/-/-/-/garter_stitch_scarf.jpg

stockinette:
http://www.nurico.com/images/knittingepiphany/blue_scarf1.jpg

Also, I told him he had to imagine them in orange and black too Wink



ETA: here's a link to a knit scarf the have on the harlwy website too ... just for thoughts! http://www.harley-davidson.com/mcm/mcm_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524448772639&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302283689&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302283689&bmUID=1225919806495&bmLocale=en_US
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