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Topic: Understated enought for a man, elegant enough for a woman  (Read 2131 times)
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« on: March 05, 2006 10:57:19 AM »

I got this pattern from the book "Men in Knits" which I had felt was a sort of misnomer as a title for the book. The organizing principle of it seemed to be that men would want to wear simple designs in quiet colors--but this is true of many women as well! Aside from the fact that the sweaters are sized for men, it has been a great source of ideas for knit items for my female friends whose tastes run twoards the simple and elegant. Like this scarf for example.

I also really like the double-sided cable, as it always seemed odd to me that scarfs that get twisted around, and so are inevitabley seen on both sides, have a right and wrong side. The 1x1 rib of the double cable also meant that it was extra thick and warm. I knit this on US#7's with Plymouth Yarn, Baby Alpaca D.K. weight.

I normally would never dream of knitting a scarf in such a small gauge but the cables kept it interesting, and the pattern was simple enough that I quickly memorized the chart. This made it a great "carry around" knit and it went everywhere with me to be worked on wherever there was a moment to spare. Now it's finally finnished! And with some cold weather still left to come!

and the detail...

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006 11:09:29 AM »

Really nice. You make a great point. I tend to like understated things, myself. Your scarf turned out great.

« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006 01:24:14 PM »

Great Job!
I feel that a beautiful understated project is sometimes more difficult to perfect than something with drastic differences.
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2006 07:33:48 PM »

Very classy. Is there anyway you can post a pix of the reverse side or does it look mostly the same?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2006 07:45:20 PM »

Thanks! The front looks exactly the same as the back, there is no discernible difference.

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2006 08:29:55 PM »

That is Gorgeous!!
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2006 07:17:01 AM »

Very nice. Very classy looking.

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