The Dudester

My friend, Bob, just opened  his own Edward Jones investment office.  He always looks ultra professional and put together, so I wanted to knit him a guy scarf that would be formal enough to wear with his overcoat and suits but transition to weekend wear, too.  I made it extra wide so it can be worn flat or kinda scrunched up and tucked inside his coat as he said he will wear it.  The scarf is knit in a hurdle stitch with garter ribs which is reversible, easy to memorize and makes an interesting texture that doesn't curl.



                                                                         
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:


Approximately 10" wide by 48" long


YARN:

Moda Dea Bamboo Wool (55% rayon from bamboo, 45% wool; 145 yds/80 g): 3 balls Heather Grey
*This yarn is discontinued, but any worsted weight that gives you 5 sts/inch will work*

NEEDLES:

Size 7 single points


NOTIONS:

Yarn Needle


GAUGE:

It doesn't matter, but I got 19 sts/4" with a 7 and the drape was just right without being too tight or loose 


CO 48 sts


Rows 1 & 2:  slp 1 st p-wise, k to end of row.

Rows 3 & 4:  sl1p, k2, [*k1, p1* rep from * 6 times, k3] rep 3 times, to end of row. 

Rep Rows 1-4 until desired length


BO.
Weave in yarn ends & block lightly if desired.


37 comments:

  1. Love the look of this scarf. Wonderful pattern

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  2. Thanks! I appreciate your feedback.. I like to have a project that is easy to memorize like this one to knit while watching tv.

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  3. Beautiful scarf. I love patterns which is easy to memorize. Congratulations.
    It´s in my faves.
    Gisele - São Paulo - Brazil

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  4. Thank you, Gisele. That's cool that you put my design in your faves.

    jana

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  5. Looking forward to making this scarf as a gift for someone. Thanks so much for the pattern!

    As a side note, I am so jealous you live in Portland! I've decided Oregon is the most beautiful place in the world, it really beats DC for sure. :)

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  6. Casey, you're very welcome. I'm happy to hear you're making my pattern for a friend! Yes, I love Portland too, even the "liquid sunshine" we will get for the next 6 months.

    jana

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  7. I love the look of this scarf!

    Could you please explain to me what you mean by sl1p and slp 1 st p-wise?

    Thanks for the advice.

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  8. Katie, they both mean the same (I was just spelling it out on the slp 1 st p-wise). That means to slip one stitch (the edge stitch) purl-wise (as if to purl)rather than knit-wise. It makes a nicer edge than just knitting that stitch.

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  9. Hello! I am going to start this scarf for my Grandfather...but I would like to make it a little less wide (maybe like 6 or 7 inches). I'm wondering if I should omit one of the [], or if I should do the k1p1 in the [] 4 or 5 times instead of 6. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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  10. Hi Ashley,
    Sorry I didn't see your comment sooner with Christmas & all. I would cast on 36 sts rather than 48 & repeat what's between the []'s 2 times rather than 3. I just made a narrower version that way myself and it is about the width you want.

    Hope that helps!

    jana

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  11. I must have counted this a hundred times, but wouldn't it be 33 sts rather than 36? 15 sts in the repeat rows * 2 = 30 plus the 1st 3 sts.

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  12. Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much for sharing this pattern!!!! I have struggled to find an excellent male scarf pattern that could be used for formal biz attire! Love it and starting it tomorrow!!!

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  13. thank you for the nice pattern - it's great to have a basic, quick to knit, warm & cozy scarf pattern

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  14. Almarea: I have cast on counting in the stitches given for the pattern and have also come up with 33 stitches instead of 36.

    Jana: Thank you so much for the pattern! I was looking for the perfect pattern to make as Teacher thank you gifts, and I think this one is it!

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  15. This scarf looks really awesome. I am a male, and perhaps expectedly, have never knitted in my life. I have literally no understanding of all those technical terms described in the pattern for this scarf. Is there some place I could go to learn concepts like this hefty mathematical equation "sl1p, k2, [*k1, p1* rep from * 6 times, k3] rep 3 times, to end of row. "?? Thank you in advance.

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  16. Also, to add upon my previous post, would a task like this be accomplishable for someone just jumping right into knitting with no previous skill?

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  17. Made two of these (nicely masculine and, big plus, reversible) scarves for Christmas. Each man loved his scarf! It's a very satisfying knit--easy to learn, easily portable (I used a circular needle), and something I could do while listening to an audio book. Thanks for a wonderful pattern!

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  18. I love this scarf. I knit it for my boyfriend using the same two yarns I used for his hat last winter. It looks really nice with stripes in it too.

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  19. I've just finished knitting this for my boyfriend in a cashmere yarn and it is stunning...can't wait to give it to him for his birthday next month. Thanks for the wonderful pattern!

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  20. What's the final decision on the 33 versus 36 stitches if making a thinner one? I want to take this on a long trip as one of my projects, and want to be sure I have the right info before I begin. Thanks!

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  21. Love this pattern! does anyone have a suggestion for a matching toque?

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  22. I just started the narrow version, and 33 stitches works, not 36. Otherwise it's super easy once you get the hang of it :) I'm making this for my brother, I'm positive he'll love it!

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  23. It is a little confusing how the pattern for Row 3 & 4 is written:
    sl1p, k2, [*k1, p1* rep from * 6 times, k3] rep 3 times, to end of row

    should really be:
    sl1p, k2, [*k1, p1* rep from * 5 additional times, k3] rep 3 times, to end of row.

    in other words:
    sl1p, k2, [k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k3] rep 3 times, to end of row.

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  24. Thanks for this pattern...I love this scarf!

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  25. My husband and I took a cross country road trip. I took this scarf as my knitting project. I made it for my brother in navy blue. It came out beautiful. It's hard to believe how easy and quick it was. My husband liked it as I was able to talk to him, while knitting. Thank you for the pattern.

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  26. I love this pattern!!!! thanks so much for posting it. quick question: should I end on row 2? so the end looks the same as the beginning? I'm new to knitting so not sure if this makes sense or not. lol

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  27. I love the look of this scarf and want to make it now for Christmas, but perhaps not quite as wide. Can you advise if that is possible and if so how many stitches to reduce it?

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  28. Do I need to modify the pattern if I knit it on circular needles instead of straight needles? If so, how do I modify it?

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    1. I am using a circular needle, no need to modify. It is looking good.

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  29. I believe for narrower it should be 36. 3 stitches on front, then (K1P1; repeat 5 times for 10 stitches) repeat 3 times (total 30 stitches); K3. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong....

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    1. No, I don't think this is right. There is an obvious K3 in with the K1P1. Back to re-figuring!

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    2. Ok, I charted this out and I think 36 is right. There are 3 stitches on the front of row. But pattern ends in a K3 at end.
      Sl1pw, k2,(K1P1* Repeat * 4 times, K3)*. Repeat pattern 3 times. Total 36 sts.

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  30. I completed the scarf as written, but someone else may want it narrower. Thanks for trying.

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  31. I was searching for a scarf pattern that wasn't too difficult. This is the one that I have chosen. My scarf will have 3 colors. Thank you for sharing this pattern!

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