My husband is a newly licensed motorcyclist. You have to pass the test with a motorcycle and he’s licensed to operate one, but he rides a scooter. Not just any scooter, though. He has a fancy schmancy Piaggio.
It’s taken a bit to get used to, but I’m finally at a point where I don’t get nervous when he’s been gone for more than 5 minutes. He rides to and from work, to the grocery store when I forget something, to the pharmacy when my bottle of Advil is empty (!), to pretty much any place he needs to go without kids. I keep joking he needs a sidecar so he can take them with him. Really, though, I would never in a bajillion years let me kids ride that thing. NEVER.EVER.EVER. I’m going to be that mom.
But I digress! It’s is feeling like Fall (!!) in the mornings and he requested (!!!) a scarf or “neck thing” to block the fierce wind when he rides. “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!” I thought and went to work immediately. His only stipulation be that it didn’t itch. DUH.
After playing with a few different stitches and imagining different designs, I settled on the simplest. A slip-stitch cowl. It’s super duper simple, you’ll laugh. Here’s my pattern:
2 skeins Lion Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton Yarn
[3 oz. (85 g), 103 yd. (94 m) per skein–I used “Spice”]
6.5mm (K) hook
slst- slip stitch
TBL- through the back loop
Ch 75, slst to first ch, being careful not to twist chain.
Slst in each st TBL around and around for about 45 rows, or until it’s 8.5″ tall. You can make it taller, if you have a longer neck.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
That’s it. Seriously. It should fit over his mouth and if he really needs to, he can tuck his nose in there too. He’s getting a smaller helmet (the horror) that doesn’t cover his ears, so this should also be able to stretch over them when he’s riding. If he runs into a store, he can just fold it down. I’m going to make another with some wool because in the winter, it won’t just be windy, it’ll be cold and he’ll want it. I know he will. Wool is good. Everyone needs to go ahead and accept that already.
Modeled shots later, I hope. If I can force him to sit still for 5 minutes.