10 hours ago
Last year I had several people ask if I ever made scarves for guys. I really tried to do it and even started a category "for him" in my etsy shop but not a single item sold out of it. I ended up gifting a few of them for Christmas this year and retired the category. I know that not many men shop on etsy but I did think more women would be likely to shop for gifts for their guy.
I made my husband a scarf this weekend since I was embarrassed by the one he had been wearing. I made him a nasty acrylic scarf when I first started knitting and then I had made him a really nice alpaca cabled one last year. He refused to wear the nice one saying it wasn't wide enough. I also made his best friend Chris a burgundy and black striped one as a gift this year that I forgot to get a picture of. When I was trying to make scarves for guys I would get bored quickly and would end up doing something which the guys would say was too girly. I think the one I made for Mike this time is a nice compromise. I used a soft soy/wool blend in a variegated and solid mixed up so there are lots of different stripes in a basic seed stitch. It's all manly colors and yet it stayed interesting for me with the color changes. He refused to stop playing his computer game for me to take a decent picture so that is the best pic I could get.
I don't know if I want to bother with making more manly scarves or not. If I do I will probably not market them that way. I may just make neutral ones and call them unisex or something. I thought this one, still in the shop, called Ribbed for Your Pleasure was a nice unisex but the guys said there were little flecks of pink in it so they wouldn't wear it. I did get Chris to model it last year when I was first setting up shop. I actually really like it and can't believe it's still around. I should probably redo the pictures on it and renew it.
What do you think? Do your guys wear scarves and would you look for them on-line?