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Men's Architexture in Shaela

I had a great time with this scarf; with the lightweight yarn, it doesn't work fast, but the pattern and construction were interesting enough to keep me from getting bored. I see that some folks think the pattern has errors, but I found that every time there was an error, it was because I had counted something wrong or done something on the wrong side of a stitch marker. I found it *really* helpful to keep track of how many stitches needed to be on each side of the center marker; since the pattern is an odd number across, the first half is a smaller number than the second half. Once I got those numbers firmly fixed in my mind, errors were easier to catch soon enough to correct. My only complaint about the pattern is that the largest size is none too large for an average-height man. I could actually have made it longer and it would have been fine. The yarn is a perfect match for the pattern! No, it's not super plush on its own, but at this light weight the scarf overall is drapey and cuddly and soft. My husband loves it and remarks about its softness every time he wears it. I chose the Shaela Heather color and it's beautiful in person. Browner than most grays, but still gray, and the heathering is subtle but gives a really nice depth. I've included a photo of the ending point as well as the beginning point; I may re-block it to make the pointed edges pointier.

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RFisher made Men's Architexture in Shaela with:

Architexture Scarf Knitting Kit

Kit

Architexture Scarf Knitting Kit

by Jennifer Weissman

Project Description

I had a great time with this scarf; with the lightweight yarn, it doesn't work fast, but the pattern and construction were interesting enough to keep me from getting bored. I see that some folks think the pattern has errors, but I found that every time there was an error, it was because I had counted something wrong or done something on the wrong side of a stitch marker. I found it *really* helpful to keep track of how many stitches needed to be on each side of the center marker; since the pattern is an odd number across, the first half is a smaller number than the second half. Once I got those numbers firmly fixed in my mind, errors were easier to catch soon enough to correct. My only complaint about the pattern is that the largest size is none too large for an average-height man. I could actually have made it longer and it would have been fine. The yarn is a perfect match for the pattern! No, it's not super plush on its own, but at this light weight the scarf overall is drapey and cuddly and soft. My husband loves it and remarks about its softness every time he wears it. I chose the Shaela Heather color and it's beautiful in person. Browner than most grays, but still gray, and the heathering is subtle but gives a really nice depth. I've included a photo of the ending point as well as the beginning point; I may re-block it to make the pointed edges pointier.

Q&A with RFisher

handimart4216549 asked:
This version of Architexture for men is really beautiful. How is it different from the original [ women`s ] pattern? I`d like to make this.
RFisher answered:
It's the exact same pattern, which I believe was meant to be unisex. I marked that it's men's because of my note on the size for it. Just do the original kit, and do the largest size of the three options they give. It's perfect to wrap around the neck and hang to lower-mid chest on an average height (5'9") guy. Add another section (you'll see in the pattern how you can do that) if the wearer is bigger.
delphinid17211902 asked:
If I want to add an extra section for my 6'4" fiance, how many skeins of yarn would be needed additional to the kit recommendation. He enjoys being able to wrap it fully, tucking each end. I was assuming one would be more than enough but wanted to check before ordering.
RFisher answered:
One extra would definitely be more than enough. I actually had about 2/5 skein leftover from the kit, which would cover one additional section easily unless your gauge is a lot looser than mine.

Skill Level

Intermediate