My friend, Bob, just opened his own Edward Jones investment office. He always looks ultra professional and put together, so I wanted to knit him a guy scarf that would be formal enough to wear with his overcoat and suits but transition to weekend wear, too. I made it extra wide so it can be worn flat or kinda scrunched up and tucked inside his coat as he said he will wear it. The scarf is knit in a hurdle stitch with garter ribs which is reversible, easy to memorize and makes an interesting texture that doesn't curl.
Approximately 10" wide by 48" long
Moda Dea Bamboo Wool (55% rayon from bamboo, 45% wool; 145 yds/80 g): 3 balls Heather Grey
*This yarn is discontinued, but any worsted weight that gives you 5 sts/inch will work*
Size 7 single points
It doesn't matter, but I got 19 sts/4" with a 7 and the drape was just right without being too tight or loose
CO 48 sts
Rows 1 & 2: slp 1 st p-wise, k to end of row.
Rows 3 & 4: sl1p, k2, [*k1, p1* rep from * 6 times, k3] rep 3 times, to end of row.
Rep Rows 1-4 until desired length
Weave in yarn ends & block lightly if desired.
Love the look of this scarf. Wonderful patternReplyDelete
Thanks! I appreciate your feedback.. I like to have a project that is easy to memorize like this one to knit while watching tv.ReplyDelete
Beautiful scarf. I love patterns which is easy to memorize. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
It´s in my faves.
Gisele - São Paulo - Brazil
Thank you, Gisele. That's cool that you put my design in your faves.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to making this scarf as a gift for someone. Thanks so much for the pattern!ReplyDelete
As a side note, I am so jealous you live in Portland! I've decided Oregon is the most beautiful place in the world, it really beats DC for sure. :)
Casey, you're very welcome. I'm happy to hear you're making my pattern for a friend! Yes, I love Portland too, even the "liquid sunshine" we will get for the next 6 months.ReplyDelete
I love the look of this scarf!ReplyDelete
Could you please explain to me what you mean by sl1p and slp 1 st p-wise?
Thanks for the advice.
Katie, they both mean the same (I was just spelling it out on the slp 1 st p-wise). That means to slip one stitch (the edge stitch) purl-wise (as if to purl)rather than knit-wise. It makes a nicer edge than just knitting that stitch.ReplyDelete
Hello! I am going to start this scarf for my Grandfather...but I would like to make it a little less wide (maybe like 6 or 7 inches). I'm wondering if I should omit one of the , or if I should do the k1p1 in the  4 or 5 times instead of 6. Any suggestions? Thank you!ReplyDelete
Sorry I didn't see your comment sooner with Christmas & all. I would cast on 36 sts rather than 48 & repeat what's between the 's 2 times rather than 3. I just made a narrower version that way myself and it is about the width you want.
Hope that helps!
I must have counted this a hundred times, but wouldn't it be 33 sts rather than 36? 15 sts in the repeat rows * 2 = 30 plus the 1st 3 sts.ReplyDelete
its 48 sts total, slip 1 + knit 2= 3Delete
then K1,P1 x6 =12 then knit 3 = 15, repeat 3 times =45
45 + the 1st 3 sts =48
The math to get to 48 sts is correct however the math to get to 36 sts is incorrect. It should be 33 stsDelete
Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much for sharing this pattern!!!! I have struggled to find an excellent male scarf pattern that could be used for formal biz attire! Love it and starting it tomorrow!!!ReplyDelete
thank you for the nice pattern - it's great to have a basic, quick to knit, warm & cozy scarf patternReplyDelete
Almarea: I have cast on counting in the stitches given for the pattern and have also come up with 33 stitches instead of 36.ReplyDelete
Jana: Thank you so much for the pattern! I was looking for the perfect pattern to make as Teacher thank you gifts, and I think this one is it!
This scarf looks really awesome. I am a male, and perhaps expectedly, have never knitted in my life. I have literally no understanding of all those technical terms described in the pattern for this scarf. Is there some place I could go to learn concepts like this hefty mathematical equation "sl1p, k2, [*k1, p1* rep from * 6 times, k3] rep 3 times, to end of row. "?? Thank you in advance.ReplyDelete
Also, to add upon my previous post, would a task like this be accomplishable for someone just jumping right into knitting with no previous skill?ReplyDelete
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Made two of these (nicely masculine and, big plus, reversible) scarves for Christmas. Each man loved his scarf! It's a very satisfying knit--easy to learn, easily portable (I used a circular needle), and something I could do while listening to an audio book. Thanks for a wonderful pattern!ReplyDelete
I love this scarf. I knit it for my boyfriend using the same two yarns I used for his hat last winter. It looks really nice with stripes in it too.ReplyDelete
I've just finished knitting this for my boyfriend in a cashmere yarn and it is stunning...can't wait to give it to him for his birthday next month. Thanks for the wonderful pattern!ReplyDelete
What's the final decision on the 33 versus 36 stitches if making a thinner one? I want to take this on a long trip as one of my projects, and want to be sure I have the right info before I begin. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Love this pattern! does anyone have a suggestion for a matching toque?ReplyDelete
I just started the narrow version, and 33 stitches works, not 36. Otherwise it's super easy once you get the hang of it :) I'm making this for my brother, I'm positive he'll love it!ReplyDelete
It is a little confusing how the pattern for Row 3 & 4 is written:ReplyDelete
sl1p, k2, [*k1, p1* rep from * 6 times, k3] rep 3 times, to end of row
should really be:
sl1p, k2, [*k1, p1* rep from * 5 additional times, k3] rep 3 times, to end of row.
in other words:
sl1p, k2, [k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k3] rep 3 times, to end of row.
it shouldn't matter how many repeats it says because it just takes you to the end of your workDelete
Thanks for this pattern...I love this scarf!ReplyDelete
My husband and I took a cross country road trip. I took this scarf as my knitting project. I made it for my brother in navy blue. It came out beautiful. It's hard to believe how easy and quick it was. My husband liked it as I was able to talk to him, while knitting. Thank you for the pattern.ReplyDelete
I love this pattern!!!! thanks so much for posting it. quick question: should I end on row 2? so the end looks the same as the beginning? I'm new to knitting so not sure if this makes sense or not. lolReplyDelete
I love the look of this scarf and want to make it now for Christmas, but perhaps not quite as wide. Can you advise if that is possible and if so how many stitches to reduce it?ReplyDelete
Do I need to modify the pattern if I knit it on circular needles instead of straight needles? If so, how do I modify it?ReplyDelete
I am using a circular needle, no need to modify. It is looking good.Delete
I believe for narrower it should be 36. 3 stitches on front, then (K1P1; repeat 5 times for 10 stitches) repeat 3 times (total 30 stitches); K3. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong....ReplyDelete
No, I don't think this is right. There is an obvious K3 in with the K1P1. Back to re-figuring!Delete
Ok, I charted this out and I think 36 is right. There are 3 stitches on the front of row. But pattern ends in a K3 at end.Delete
Sl1pw, k2,(K1P1* Repeat * 4 times, K3)*. Repeat pattern 3 times. Total 36 sts.
I think 33 is correct. It gives you 3 in the beginning and 3 in the middle and 3 at the end of the row. K1P1x6 is twice.Delete
I made the wider one and it is beautiful, but my narrower version I am working on is 33 stitches.
I completed the scarf as written, but someone else may want it narrower. Thanks for trying.ReplyDelete
Love this scarf.ReplyDelete
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I was searching for a scarf pattern that wasn't too difficult. This is the one that I have chosen. My scarf will have 3 colors. Thank you for sharing this pattern!ReplyDelete
Hi! I love this pattern but want to use a circular needle - - would i follow the same instructions?ReplyDelete
I used a circular needle as that is my custom. You work back and forth as you would for two straight needles, and it turns out just fine.ReplyDelete
I made a slightly longer Dudester for my son in royal blue for Christmas and he loves it. I am just completing an even longer one in a heather taupe for my grand daughter's boyfriend. I LOVE this pattern! The finished design looks really wonderful...it is a beautifully warm scarf because of the almost waffle like texture. VERY simple to do...and you can make it whatever length suits the wearer. This is definitely a "keeper"!!! My new "go to" pattern for men! Thank you so much!!!ReplyDelete
I don't see a print button?ReplyDelete
My second project ever. I love that it's easy to remember. Looks great so far. Thank you for the pattern. I have a friend who moved to Canada and he is slowly adjusting to the cold. Can't wait to surprise him!ReplyDelete
How long did you all make this scarf? What length do you recommend?ReplyDelete
As tall as the person is.ReplyDelete
Knitting this in dark grey baby alpaca/merino wool for a dear friend. It's so smart, yet comforting at the same time. Perfect!ReplyDelete
Total novice here and loving this pattern to try and knit for my husband. I've only knitted on circular needles and saw some people post that was okay, but how do I know how many inches I need?ReplyDelete
Maybe it is just me as I'm a beginner, but my work gets narrower with each row 3 & 4, like the work is decreasing. Doesn't each k2 and k3 reduce the stitches?ReplyDelete
You dont knit them together. It means two and three actual stichesDelete
Love this pattern - made one for my grandson and I’m on my second because it’s the perfect take along project.ReplyDelete
Just wanted you to know this pattern is still going strong :D I made one for my son and it's an easy knit that looks fantastic. I'm planning one for myself as well. Thanks for sharing this!ReplyDelete