When it comes to men’s scarves, I have an exceedingly simple recipe which gives a beautiful result. The only issue is – it is exceedingly boring to knit. Three-by-three rib for hours and hours (and hours) on end, anyone? The solution – add a small and subtle design element which will barely show in the finished product (to make it man-wearable) but will make the knitting process a bit more interesting.
Enter my idea of a “cascading scarf”. Now, this has probably been done before. It’s not exactly rocket science. But I had honestly not seen it anywhere, and came up with the idea on my own: interrupt the endless ribbing with a series of staggered cables, to give a sort of waterfall effect.
Here’s how it turned out.
I have to say, it looks exactly as I had envisioned it in my head, which is exceedingly pleasing! I couldn’t be happier with it!
The wrong side doesn’t look bad either.
And the best part? When worn, no one can even guess that this is anything other than the simplest of man scarves. Mischief managed!
If you would like to replicate it, my adjusted recipe is on Ravelry.
clever! rib knitting is indeed boring otherwise!
What a clever idea! I actually knitted a ribbed scarf for myself and it took ages of 3-1 rib….
Thanks! The only good thing about such simple projects is that you can do them mindlessly, while focussing on something else…
Perfect – just the right amount of detail – a touch of class!
Brilliant! And beautiful. And not restricted to men I hope :)
You’re right, I would gladly wear this too! :)
That’s lovely! I’m tempted to make version for myself :-)
I can guarantee it’s also super squishy :)
You have created quite the classy scarf. I think the added detail really works well. I’ll have to show my new-knitter husband to see if he wants to make himself one.
(Just checked. He likes it.)
Yoohoo, glad he likes it! If he ends up knitting it up, please do show!