Friday, February 18, 2011

As a knitwear designer, it's always heartwarming to see the results others get from my patterns. The color choices are enlightening and while gauge changes make my designs look completely different than I imagined, it's always wonderful to see people put their own stamp on things.

Nine months ago, I put this reversible herringbone scarf up for sale on and over 100 people have bought their copy. Here are some wonderful versions folks have shared with me.

Justine made the scarf for her husband in a two-tone colorway of hazelnut and chocolate. It looks as delicious as it does warm and comfy.

Natalie from Laval, Canada made if for her husband in these two shades of gray. Perfect if you want to blend into the snow. But gorgeous nonetheless.

Luisa in Austin made this beauty in a solid blue.
Subtle and beautiful.

Please, keep sharing your photos of finished projects. We all love seeing them!!!


  1. I just made a video tutorial for this stitch on my website. Anyone attempting this scarf may find it useful:

  2. Men have always desired of this kind of knit which makes men’s scarf a trendy accessory. I like the scarf which you posted in here. The knits are very impressive.

  3. Hi Bruce, My friend David and I are enjoying your new book... bravo. But, we have a pretty basic question. the charts are great... but I am stumbling over the gauge issue... what do the bold numbers 3 through 5 (or there-abouts) on the left side of each chart refer to... is this stitches per inch? This is my first time using a chart like this one. I don't think of myself as a beginner knitter, but I am befuddled. Could you please "esplain". David wants to make the hooded sweatshirt on page 68.

  4. Dear David's Friend

    Indeed, the numbers down the left side of the charts are stitches per inch. This gives you the flexibility to make any pattern in almost any yarn. Do a swatch and measure your gauge once you create a fabric you like. Try different sized needles. Play around. Then look down the left hand side of the chart for the gauge you settled on and move across to the size you need, and there you have it.


  5. Okay, so this blog is waaaaaay cool. My husband would LOVE that scarf!

    I received notification that you are now following me on Twitter, so I decided to check out your knitting side. Wow -- very impressed.

  6. Hi Bruce,

    Thank you for explaining the gauge on your book "Knits Men Want". I have been reading up about the dos and donts from your book, and it is very helpful. My husband is complaining that I do not make anything for him. So I am going to try using your advice. Depending how it comes out, I may show you the work.

    Looking forward to your next knitting book, and will also start checking out your cookbooks.

    Where do you find time for yourself???



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