Suggestions for an executive style scarf to make with this beautiful Alpaca yarn?

Slipped Stitch's picture

I was back visiting my brother and his family in Omaha over the 4th of July holiday and decided to make him an executive style scarf for Christmas this year. I want to make it from fiber that is grown locally to him, so off I went to the nearest Alpaca farm (Alpacas of the heartland) and was able to purchase these beautiful sport weight yarns. I've scoured over the net looking for something appropriate to knit with little luck....I would like the scarf to be executive style (i.e., one that he would wear under his dress coat). Any suggestions? The yarn is sport weight.

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Slipped Stitch's picture

Thank you all for your

Thank you all for your feedback - you've given me some great ideas and also some important things to consider when using Alpaca yarn! I appreciate all the help!

Peace,
Eric

nashrunner456's picture

I think the Henry pattern is

I think the Henry pattern is nice too. Mareika is a German born woman who actually lives in Nashville now, a faily close acquaintance of mine and a viscious knitter. I want to make this scarf, too.

Slipped Stitch's picture

I think the Henry scarf is

I think the Henry scarf is perfect!! I had actually forgotten that I had put it in my favorites on Ravelry some time ago. I think this may be just the one! Thanks for your feedback.

Peace,
Eric

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog A

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog
A great candidate for weaving

rc_in_sd's picture

I don't know if this pattern

I don't know if this pattern would work with multiple colors, but I think it's classy and masculine:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/henry

hooray! that's a brilliant

hooray! that's a brilliant suggestion. never thought of turning a linen stitch into a twill pattern. genius.

Slipped Stitch's picture

ooh I had forgotten that I

ooh I had forgotten that I had put the Henry scarf in my favorites on ravelry. I'm glad you mentioned it, I think it would be perfect!! Thanks for the help.

Peace,
Eric

Bill's picture

Exactly the one I wanted to

Exactly the one I wanted to recommend...I think that herringbone pattern is classic!

steve kadel's picture

Seeing the yarn, i thought

Seeing the yarn, i thought of a scarf I made length wise with stripes that would be gorgeous with those colors

we put birds on things

steve kadel's picture

I made a geometric asherton

I made a geometric asherton style which could work

We put birds on things

mwkbloom's picture

About 4 inches wide. Linen

About 4 inches wide. Linen stitch or 1x1 ribbing. The yarn is gorgeous, so you have a head start!

ronhuber's picture

I have made these as special

I have made these as special gifts for friends (I really don't like knitting scarves). They have some interest to them and turned out nicely.

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/scarves/matthewshepard.htm