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Thursday, December 9, 2010

The "Perfect" Man-Scarf

The “Perfect” Man-Scarf

I searched and I searched...and I searched some more. There aren’t very many “man scarves” out there that I think are worth the time and yarn. Maybe I’m too much of girly-girl in my quest for my man to be well "scarfed"...but a lot of guy scarves out there are well, ugly. And boring. The list goes on. So I decided to design a really simple but crowd pleasing, interesting don’t forget interesting, scarf. Here are my results.

Gauge really isn’t an issue.

Cast on 40

Row 1—K 40.
Row 2—K 8, P 24, K 8.

Repeat row 1 and 2 until you have worked 10 rows total.

Row 11—k 8, P 24, K 8.
Row 12—K 40.

Repeat rows 11 and 12 ten times. 20 rows total. Go back to repeating rows 1 and 2 ten times, then repeat rows 11 and 12 ten times. This creates an alternating St st stripe with a garter st border.

Repeat to desired length.

Note, depending on the yarn and gauge you may need to increase or decrease the total stitches used. I like wide scarves so that is why I set 40 stitches as the starting point. 

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