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25 June 2008 @ 07:02 am
Mike's scarf  
I finished it last night while we finished watching Tin Man. I downloaded it a few days ago on itunes, and we watched it as a family over the last few nights.

Including a pattern, although, it's all single crochets, so it doesn't need a pattern. But if you're an absolute beginner, and trying to figure out a scarf for a big guy, this works for mine.

The finished scarf is about 73 inches long, maybe a bit longer. I didn't measure length properly, and about 7 inches wide. I sized it for my husband who is 6'1" and likes handmade scarves best because they are the right size for him. However, because he works a very conservative job, all his scarves are very conservative.
The yarn is a weaver's wool that's about worsted weight that I got on a cone at a local spinner and weavers garage sale.* The wool is tighter spun then the stuff you get at the yarn store, and not as stretchy, but for a scarf, stretchy doesn't matter as much. So if you run across a good deal on cones of worsted weight wool, this scarf is perfect for them.
I used a size H hook.
Chain 243 loosely, single crochet in second ch from hook, and all the way across.
Rows 2-28 ch 1 to turn, doesn't count as first stitch, sc in every stitch across.
Rnd 1. Ch 1 to turn, single crochet in each stitch, on the last stitch on the row, work 3 single crochets and single crochet across the short end, on the first stitch of the beginning chain, work 3 single crochets, back up the length, but keep count** so you don't accidentally do too many stitches, so 241 sc after the 3 sc corner, then 2 more single crochets in the same stitch you made the last of the single crochets in (for the 3 single crochet corner),sc across short end, and do 2 sc in the same stitch as the first st on the round. Slip stitch to first stitch, break off and weave in ends.
The nice thing about working with wool is with a little bit of water and pressure from your finger tips you can felt in the ends of the yarn just a bit so it locks the ends nicely into place after you weave them in.

*Yes. I'm repeating myself, but some people are coming to the pattern alone possibly, and don't have all the back story.
** I use bits of a contrasting color yarn as stitch markers every 50 stitches so I don't lose count.

I've still got most of this cone left. It was a huge cone for 5.00. So I'm working on some other projects with it. It's not the best for hats since it's not really stretchy, but I'm thinking it will felt nicely to make a mock map case for W, or possibly still another dice bag since he's keeping some of his miniatures in the last dice bag I gave him. E wants something out of this wool. I'm thinking maybe a flower encrusted headband because the juxtaposition of that army green wool and pretty flowers appeals to me.Plus headbands that cover ears are nice in the fall/winter here.
Current Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Catemscate on June 26th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
lovely texture!
twinthingtwinthing on June 27th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
man scarf
very nice manscarf! one to add to the huge pile of things to make! :)
dragontatt: sweetheart by caindragontatt on June 29th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Nice scarf, but the important thing is what did you think of Tin Man?
shala_beadsshala_beads on June 30th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed it, it was fun.
gabby_thinksgabby_thinks on November 3rd, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
I'm making this for my boyfriend right now, but in black. And shorter. Because that's the way he wanted it =)