Knitting scarf man

Two knitting needles, beautiful balls of wool, a good set and a good tea and you're ready to knit your men's scarf  ! The trend this winter to be at the forefront of fashion is to accessorize your outfit with a chunky knit men's scarf. Especially when knitting has gone from being a grandma's activity to a very trendy hobby. So what better way to  make your  own men's scarf knit yourself?

In autumn, winter or when it's cool, the  men's scarf knit is our best friend to keep us warm. We like it soft, fluffy and thick, but today, it is more and more difficult to find a beautiful quality knit scarf in stores. Admittedly, making your knit scarf takes some time, but it's also a  good  easy activity to keep busy on long winter evenings by the fireplace.

easy knit scarf alpaca wool activity

The knitting trend

When we talk about knitting, we all have in mind this image of our grandmothers sitting in their old armchairs knitting a sweater in front of Little house on the Prairie. However , that era is now over ! In recent years, knitting has grown in popularity and is one of the trendiest activities !

Knit and relax!
Making your  men's scarf knit will be a great way to relax , to refocus, to be zen. When you have a busy life, where you stop running from right to left, knitting is a great way to clear your head, it's taking your time and not wasting it. Take the time to choose your pattern, pattern, yarns and colors either by going to your favorite store or even on the internet. It is not necessarily necessary to knit for hours , the benefits of knitting can be active by assembling a few rows of your  men's scarf knitbetween two metro stations or in the doctor's waiting room. It has been proven that the regular rhythm of the needles, the concentration, the noise of the friction of the wool make knitting a zen activity, ideal for relaxing , to enjoy it without moderation.

Where you want and when you want!
Thanks to its practical size to carry, the knit is ideal for occupying the mind on any occasion. To stop snacking in front of the TV, to quit smoking, to avoid biting your nails, by concentrating on your men's scarf knitting , you won't even think about these ugly habits anymore! Gone are the days of stupefying yourself in front of your phone in the metro, in the waiting room, take out your men's scarf knit, do a few rows and the time will immediately seem less long to you!

Knitting to be fashionable
Today knitting has become one of the most Instagrammable activities. What better way to create your own pieces yourself ? No more hours spent on the internet to find THE  men's scarf knit that will make your girlfriends green with envy! Take your needles and pretty balls of wool to create a unique and original piece! So, let your imagination run wild and get started !

Alpaca wool ball knit

Choosing the right yarn

The choice of wool is essential to obtain a beautiful men's scarf knit . For beginners, opt for a  thick yarn  to quickly see the progress of the scarf but also to correct mistakes more easily. There is a multitude of wool between color, quality, length... Here are some little tips to see things more clearly in order to choose the best ball for your men's scarf knitting .

Wool ? Kesaco?
Not surprisingly, wool is a fiber that traditionally comes from the shearing of animals such as sheep, goats and even alpacas or even camels. After shearing the animal, its fur is treated in order to  detangle it, clean it and deodorize it  to then be tapered, dyed and rolled up to form balls of wool. Today there are also vegetable and synthetic wools, less expensive but not very qualitative and resistant. We thus find wool, polyamide, cotton or even silk.

wool  Goat  or  sheep wool  are very good quality and warm fibres. However, they tend to pill, which is never pleasant and gives a neglected side to the outfit. Thus, to keep and preserve your  men's scarf knit over time , prefer lint-free wools, such as alpaca!
Alpaca wool is ideal for  knitting a beautiful men's scarf ! Indeed, this fiber stands out clearly thanks to its insulating power, seven times greater than sheep's wool. It will also bring unparalleled softness to your men's scarf knit , which you won't want to let go of. Finally, alpaca wool is very light, respects sensitive skin and does not pill , which will allow you to keep your  men's knitted scarf in very good condition for years and to maintain it easily!

Vegetable and synthetic
wools Among the vegetable wools, cotton is ideal for beginners. Easy to knit to knit and wash but also very comfortable, it is a perfect vegetable fiber for a men's scarf knit . Regarding synthetic wools, the choice is not lacking between polyamide, acrylic, microfiber, lurex, nylon, polyester, and so on! Pleasant to knit and of good quality, synthetic fibers are also very affordable. The only black spot on the board is that they can itch… So, it's a wool to avoid for a  men's scarf knit or clothes in contact with the skin.

knit ball of wool

Choose your boss well

To start  knitting a men's scarf when you are a beginner, it is important to choose a  simple pattern  so as not to be discouraged by embarking on a project that is too complicated. The basic rectangle scarf  does not need a pattern, freely choose the number of stitches and the type of stitch in order to obtain a more or less thick scarf. Knit, and once the desired length is obtained, stop.

blue alpaca wool knit

Which needles to choose?

To start knitting a men's scarf , it is essential to have good needles . But you will quickly notice that there are a multitude of needles, which will leave us perplexed by so many choices... But don't panic, we will help you see things more clearly!

The size
Depending on the work to be done or your level, the size of the needles may vary. To succeed in your men's scarf knitting , it is essential to have good comfort, handling your needles without hurting yourself or getting tired. Generally the average size of a knitting needle is 40 cm, but they can also vary between 20 and 60 cm in length . It is important to know that the longer the needle, the more difficult it is to use. A little advice for a beginner: the perfect size of a needle corresponds to the length between the armpit and the wrist.

The diameter
Although the length of the needles is important, the diameter is just as important. If you've succumbed to the charms of knitting, you've probably noticed that the needles are numbered. These numbers refer to the diameter of the needle expressed in millimeters. The larger the diameter, the looser your stitches will be. When choosing the diameter of the needle, it is important to take into account the type of wool you have chosen , because not all fibers support the same tension.

Now that you have all our tips, get started and  knit a unique and original men's scarf to make people jealous!

Also discover our  Alpaca fiber scarves  to inspire you for your models!