We felt that the time had come to include a free pattern that included the men in our lives. Besides… Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and what better way to show your love, than with some knitted goods? (For the male knitters out there, refer to all of our past Friday posts for some ideas to knit for the lady-love in your life).
So here we have a lovely and cozy hat and scarf set, knit out of Estelle Woodrow.
Plan to knit the set, and if you don’t get through both pieces, you can make it appear as though you had only meant to give him just the hat, or just the scarf all along! Maybe throw in a bag of Hershey Kisses for good measure?
The scarf is knit on a reasonable 6.5mm needle, and for the hat a 6mm needle. This, of course, means that both pieces will knit up in good time.
And as for the yarn, it’s wonderful. 70% merino wool, blended with 30% nylon makes for a soft, warm, cozy set.
Or, if the love of your life is ‘wool-averse’, then how about some Cascade Tangier? Available in a wonderful range of colours, and made out of a blend of silk, acrylic, viscose and cotton, this yarn is sure to keep him warm, and itch-free!
Just remember, when substituting yarns, quantities may change. Be sure to consult with your local yarn shop about how many skeins you will need while shopping for your yarn. They are always happy to help!
May the love of your life love this gift, as much as you love knitting it!