Need some recommendations

davidjames181's picture

Good morning/afternoon/evening/night gentlemen, wherever you are in the world I hope things are going great.

I need some scarf recommendations. My niece is coming to stay with us in Quebec, Canada (she's coming from Cancun, Mexico) for 6 months and I want to give her a scarf and hat for Christmas, she will definitely need them as it gets quite cold here. She's 17, and I purchased a cream colored yarn for this project. It should look good on her as she is quite tanned.

I've already made her a hat and now I'm looking for a scarf pattern. I want something age appropriate that will be warm enough and will knit fast enough for me to give it to her at Christmas. The yarn I have is #3, i think, which I believe is worsted. Its hard to tell, I bought it in bulk and there was no label.

Does anyone have any patterns they can suggest?
Any suggestions would me much appreciated.




rmbm612's picture

rmbm612's picture

David, I found a free

I found a free downloadable pattern on Ravelry offerred by Julieanne Smith. Its a quick knit, contemporary, and comfortable to wear. I've kicked out 4 over the last 10 days. Its not a traditional scarf. Julieanne describes her pattern as a "burberry inspired cowl neck scarf." Its a perfect gift, easy and fast to knit, and looks stylish. The pattern calls for a bulky yarn, but I used worsted weight yarn using two strands knit at the same time. The yarn yardage was just over 200 yards/ hank. I'm currently working on my 5th cowl scarf using Cascade wool and bamboo.
Check it out and see what you think.

davidjames181's picture

Would you be able to provide

Would you be able to provide me with the link? I tried searching for Julieanne Smith on Raverly and found nothing...

davidjames181's picture

Thanks Mario, I found the

Thanks Mario,
I found the pattern on raverly. Have you ever made a palindrome scarf before, is it very time consuming? I've made other cabled scarves, I'm wondering how this compares...

MMario's picture

No longer then other cabled

No longer then other cabled scarves in my opinion - it is done in ribbing (which is why it's reversible) which bugs some people . But since it is made in ribbing you can go up a size or two in needle and still get good definition on your cables - which means faster knitting.

MMario's picture

Palindrome? It's a

Palindrome? It's a reversible cabled scarf; which means she wouldn't have to worry about how she wrapped it as it *is* reversible.

Making it a bit longer then normal would give her options in how to wear it as well.