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« on: November 21, 2005 09:10:28 AM »

Hey all!! I'm brand new to the knitting board, usually i stay and lurk around at the clothing boards!! But I need some advice. I've decided to knit my extremely hippie boyfriend a nice warm scarf so he won't freeze to death while he's living in his tent this winter. (Tent? Yes. Long and trying story) I want to have it finished by at least Christmas, so it can't be too terribly elaborate. Also, I learned how to knit when i was about ten, but it didn't really stick with me until i was about sixteen, two years ago. My last whine is that most of the scarves i see are so froufrouish and not boy-friendly in the least. So basically, what i'm looking for is a simple, fairly quick scarf pattern that looks nice, would appeal to a boy and isn't a pain in the arse to knit. Any ideas?
And btw, the yarn i'm using is Lion's Brand Wool Ease Worsted Weight in #107, 4ply. It's a nice soft blue gray color, it'll look nice with his pretty blue eyes. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2005 09:24:14 AM »

The pattern I'm using for nearly all my scarves this year is this one: http://www.magknits.com/warm05/patterns/rib.htm It's a ribbed pattern worked in short rows and is quite interesting IMO when compared to all the fluffy frou-frou scarves that are out there! BTW: The yarn called for in the pattern is thicker than a WW, so I'd change needle sizes, or double the yarn.


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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2005 09:33:22 AM »


It's not too complicated, not girly, and knits up fast on size 11 needles (8mm).

« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005 03:12:16 PM »

This scarf is also a quick knit on #11 needles with bulky yarn. http://www.figandplum.com/archives/000281.html

It's just a broken rib stitch. http://knitting.about.com/library/nbrokenrib.htm

P.S. Reading about someone's windy city scarf reminded me of this page with other scarf patterns: http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_beginners_scarves.html
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2005 03:49:36 PM »

I'm making my first scarf that isn't with froo froo yarn & I'm using this pattern.  I like it because you can use any weight yarn & any size needles.  It's not super fast, but it may be my fault, but I love it.  I think it really adds interest to my otherwise boring boy yarn.


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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2005 02:09:34 AM »

I recently made my husband a "Windy City Scarf" from SnB (I tend to think of it as a "Windy Husband Scarf").  It's great becasue it's got a hole in it, which you thread one end of the scarf through, so it stays on even if it's windy.  It's a basic rib scarf too so it's straightforward quick knit and also very warm.  I'll try to get a photo when he comes home.

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