Finished Object: Scarf for Dad

While we are on the topic of knits for dads, I thought you might like to have a look at an object I finished a few weeks ago. This is a nice warm scarf that I made as a gift for my dad.

dad scarf 1

I made this using a free pattern by Monika Steinbauer (Ravelry info). The pattern uses alternating knits and purls to produce a simple woven plaid effect. It is interesting to knit, but also very wearable in a typical neutral mens wardrobe.

Here’s another shot against a darker background:

dad scarf 2

I used Berroco Blackstone Tweed for the first time in this project, and I discovered that I love it. It is a wool, mohair, and angora blend, so although it has that roughspun, tweedy look, it is actually quite soft and lofty. I think that this will end up being a very warm and durable scarf because of the unique yarn blend.  I think a sweater in this stuff would be amazing.

I also found that a little of this yarn goes a surprisingly long way. I used about 3.5 skeins to yield a scarf that is 9″ x 64″.

Further notes are on my Ravelry project page.

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2 Responses to Finished Object: Scarf for Dad
  1. Evelyn
    January 15, 2013 | 7:54 pm

    I love the basket weave stitch which this is reminiscent of. I haven’t knit with this Berroco yarn yet but I’d love to give it a try after reading your review of.

  2. LittleBlackDog
    January 17, 2013 | 6:19 am

    This is a stunning pattern and scarf. Really looks so nice and warm and snuggly!