New York Scarf - A Guy's Woolie Warmer by J. L. Fleckenstein
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New York Scarf - A Guy's Woolie Warmer

Knitting
December 2006
Aran (8 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 210 yards (183 - 192 m)
Original and Wide
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Get the New York Hat & Scarf pattern plus NY Knucks by J. L. Fleckenstein. All three patterns will be included in one PDF file if you purchase the hat pattern --> here.

This pattern has been available on my blog and website since 2006, but I had not added it as a downloadable free pattern at Ravelry until today (17 Oct 2014). I wanted people to have access to it in their Ravelry libraries, and also to introduce new knitters to this great, classic pattern.

Check out Malabrigo Worsted Merino yarn at JimmyBeansWool.com for a fantastic assortment of colors perfect for this project.

The New York Scarf for Guys … cozy, metrosexual style. A slim scarf with clean, simple lines in an easy to knit pattern that is very enjoyable to work. Equally at home out in the country or on city streets, this is a hand knit scarf men of all ages appreciate and actually wear.

Guys can be difficult creatures at times … and for a loving knitter, trying to come up with a hand knit gift for a guy that he will actually use can be a challenge. My son is a great example of a guy who a knitter (that’s me) loves dearly but who has very particular taste when it comes to things he will wear.

The first Christmas after I moved to New York from Los Angeles, I wanted to knit a hat and scarf for my son that he could (and would) use when he came to New York to visit at Christmas. I wanted something that would suit his style and taste, while also providing some much-needed warmth for the northern, winter climate. If I knit him something he didn’t want to wear, I wasn’t going to get very far in helping to keep him warm, now was I?

So, I designed this scarf and the matching hat. The cool thing is, it worked! He loved both the scarf and the hat and has used them every time he comes to New York. He has even found opportunities here and there to use the scarf in particular in Los Angeles in the cold months, whenever they manage to have some of those.

New York Hat pattern here.