Friday, November 3, 2006

Poll: The Manly Scarf

It's early November, the season of opinion polls. Kindly cast your non-binding ballot in the straw poll below.

Voter background: DH asked for a manly scarf and, upon receiving consent, quickly appropriated the choicest items in stash. He deftly uncoiled the hanks, hung them around his neck, admired the effect in the mirror, then settled to watch TV with the best of the bunch still in place. (Just to make certain it wouldn't become itchy during extended use.) His choice: Great Adirondack Yarn Company Nassau Tapestry silk and cotton in colorway 1207.

That was the easy part. Then I started swatching. And swatching. And swatching. Here's where I am so far (click to view larger – the stitch markers indicate where the patterns change).

DH is still undecided. So... which is your favorite among the candidates?

Which Manly Scarf pattern do you prefer?
Basketweave No. 2
Basketweave No. 1
Check No. 2
Check No. 1
King Charles Brocade
Free polls from

Write-in candidates are permitted in the comments, but in the event of malfunction or hacking by Princeton researchers, sorry, there are no provisions for Emergency Paper Ballots.


Anonymous said...

Have you tried seed stitch? I've seen some pretty nifty scarfs done with a mis of seed stitch and sts.
Good luck!

--Deb said...

I like the Basketweave #2 best, but I see the brocade is tied in the polls (right now), and that one's good, too!

It's always nice to participate in the democratic process.

Zarzuela said...

LOL! Great post. I did my duty and voted. :)


Erica said...

Hello, I saw your poll and voted, however I wanted to bring to your attention that Anne over at just completed and posted her Hypotenuse pattern for a man lace scarf and it is absolutely fabulous! It's worth a look anyway :)