Sunday, July 20, 2008

Red Scarf Project: Scarf Patterns

I'm backdating this a little, since it's a reference and not meant to be a new post.

Criteria for this list: Knitted (that's all I'd be qualified to comment on), Beginner/Easy, Unisex (too many scarf patterns call for Fun Fur (not unisex) or are decidedly feminine*). Honestly, all you have to do is pick out your yarn (for the love of whatever diety you worship, please leave the Fun Fur in the drawer), get the right size needles, cast on enough to get 5-8" width and knit and knit until it's long enough. The following list is for those who'd like to try something different, but don't know where to start.

*We all know that unisex means "stuff guys would consider wearing." If the words fuzzy, lacey, loopy, frilly, etc. could apply, then it's definitely not unisex. If your brother, husband, son might wear it, then it's probably safe. Let's make it easy on the folks putting the packages together by sticking to materials and patterns that either gender could wear comfortably.

A couple cool advanced patterns:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FYI - Knifty Knitter round and long straight looms are another great option for those of us needle challenged folks who want to create scarves for the project. Great patterns all over; you tube, lion brand site, etc.