There’s a time for classic knitting, simple designing, and then there’s a time for . . . . frivolity!!!!
That’s what my “Pre-game Handshake” Super Scarf is all about.
It’s a long line, really, when two people shake hands: shoulders, upper arms, forearms, wrists, hands clasping. I thought I would give it a try for my most recent Super Scarf.
Actually, I’ve been working on it for a while, but that little surgery and hospital stay cut into my work on this scarf. I just finished it up yesterday.
The caricature effect is similar to my “The Big Kick” Super Scarf from a few weeks ago.
Since there are only two approved colors for the Super Scarf Project, I wanted to use them judiciously to give the impression of two football jersey sleeves, two football players’ arms, and finally their hands clasped for the pre-game handshake.
I was not trying to mimic any specific team by my stripe combinations. I just wanted to use both colors to break up a solid color block of knitting. Some players have shorter sleeves that barely go over their shoulder pads and others have sleeves that go long. My sleeves are not symmetrical for that reason. I alternated the color scheme from one end of the scarf to the other and changed the striping slightly.
You get to decide if the forearm represents a long-sleeved shirt under the jersey, or simply the skin tone of a player. That’s why I knit one arm in each color, to represent the diversity in the NFL. Many players wear gloves; some do not. You again can decide if the hands are in gloves, or just skin to skin. I appreciate diversity and wanted to represent it.
I added little cuff at the wrists. They can either represent cuff of a long-sleeved shirt, or cuffs on gloves . . . or sweat bands for that matter. I was just having fun!
This scarf looks completely impractical! I knit it in the round in six separate pieces and then pieced everything together by hand with matching thread and yarn as was appropriate.
This scarf might look cumbersome at the handshake, but if the wearer puts that section up to their neck, it actually covers the “V” area left when a winter jacket is partially unzipped or unbuttoned.
I added the fringe . . . because I can, I guess. I made it long and then tied it all in a big knot! They actually make the football jersey sleeves look like stocking caps, but fringe looks good when the scarf hangs down. The whole thing is just fun. This one and “The Big Kick” make me giggle.