Despite its name, I worried this scarf wasn’t manly enough. Maybe it was the yarn or maybe it was the stitch, but I wondered, “Does this scarf look masculine?” I wasn’t convinced until Hubby tried it on. Yay! It looked great, and was ready to be wrapped as a gift for my nephew.
Happy knitting, hon!
Stitches are cast on for the entire length of the scarf, which is knit from side to side on a circular needle. Tip: Place stitch markers every 20 stitches (or however many stitches you like). This makes keeping track of the total stitches much easier.
Yarn: The yarn used in the pattern on Ravelry was Manos del Uruguay Handspun Semi Solids, skein of 100g: 138 yards/126 m
4-5 skeins of main color
1-2 skeins of contrast color
Needles: One US 10 (6mm) circular needle (as long as possible). Change needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers. One yarn needle for weaving in ends.
In stockinette stitch, 10 cm/4 inches = 14-18 stitches
In pattern stitch, 10 cm/ 4 inches = 10-12 stitches
Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: Knit 2 together to end.
Row 3: Knit into front and back of every stitch.
Row 4: Purl all stitches.
Cast on 250 stitches. Work in pattern stitch until scarf has desired width. The stripe pattern is 3 pattern repeats in the main color, then one in the contrast color like this:
MC x 3
MC x 3
MC x 3
Notes: Click the link under Source to see the original pattern, where the author of the pattern explains how to substitute the yarn. I used a different yarn than the one shown on Ravelry and since–gasp–I detest making swatches, I winged it, casting 250 sts and knitting to a width and length I thought looked good on a guy. (I know, very scientific!)