I like the lacy stuff, but 1. that's not necessarily good in the winter. 2. I need a unisex pattern.
I'm just getting frustrated because it feels like "unisex" or "male pattern" equals "boring as shit"
I want something visually interesting and I don't want to just rely on the yarn color to do that.
so suggestions welcome (paid patterns are fine)
Boosting this again (because I'm still looking for suggestions. Maybe I'm too picky?)
As an explanation, someone (when putting the pattern on Ravelry) can tag it with a bunch of stuff (like standard hook / needle size to complete, yarn used, and what size / gender the clothing is "meant" for.) Basically, I don't know what divides male from unisex, but there is a division. Female scarfs tend to be anything you'd describe as "pretty" or lacy. I have yet to see a "male" scarf that has prominent lace.
So in other words
The three genders:
@Nyla_Smokeyface I mean like, Ravelry will let you narrow down patterns by ones marked "female pattern" "male pattern" and / or "unisex"
Basically, does (whoever marks the patterns, idk who) the person feel a woman would wear this, or a man?
I mean obviously you cater to some assumptions with stuff like that, but in general I've been taught men don't like as lacy of patterns, so unless I know that a particular man likes lace, I tend to go for the ones marked "male pattern" which are often.... boring.
Does that help?
@lapis have you thought about waffle or cable patterns? Or something else heavy on texture? Otherwise, I think mosaic crochet is also a great visually interesting choice.
@damia I think waffle or cable is probably the way to go, yeah. I think mosaic doesn't fit what I want to do with these future gifts (not that I mentioned that, oops) but mosaic looks like a great idea for future projects.
Thanks for the suggestion 💜
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